The 8 best 60, 65 and 75-inch TVs of 2016

If you want the absolute finest in televisual home cinema perfection, and you've got an sizeable living room, then you'll want an equally expansive TV to go with it.

There are some genuinely incredible TVs in this screen-size, offering the latest in Ultra HD and HDR tech, but also with the latest in panel technology too. We've got LG and Panasonic screens rocking the best in OLED fidelity and the quantum dot Nanocrystal tech of Samsung screens too.

Then there's Sony dropping a booming hi-res audio-capable TV with its 75-inch big boy.

Whether you want a flatscreen for the wall or a curvy panel sweeping majestically across the corner of your living room there are some stunning screens on offer.

Of course, at this size nothing comes cheap, but if you're spending this sort of money you want to ensure you're making the right decision. So check out our favourite big-screen TVs and see which one is the perfect panel for you.

Sony KD 75X9405C

1. Sony KD-75X9405C

"If there's one thing the Sony 75X9405C is not, it's shy."

Screen size: 75-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD and FreeSat HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: LED | Smart TV: Android TV | Curved: No | Dimensions: 1041 x 1929 x 322mm

Sensational picture quality
Equally sensational sound quality
Space-consuming chassis design
Upscaling can cause noise

The 75X9405C's pictures boast gorgeous colours and one of the best contrast performances in the LCD TV world. Its sound quality is equally stellar, and some aspects of its smart TV features are well thought through.

Aside from its headline Android TV smart platform failing to convince everyone it's the future of smart television, the 75X9405C is an unmitigated success. Its picture quality is even better than anything Sony managed to produce with the highlight models from its 2014 4K TV range, and its incredibly powerful and dynamic audio is literally music to your ears.

Read the full review: Sony KD-75X9405C


Panasonic TX 65CZ950

2. Panasonic TX-65CZ952

"Produces the best all-round picture quality I've ever seen."

Screen size: 65-inches | Tuner: Freeview HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: OLED | Smart TV: Custom Panasonic | Curved: Yes | Dimensions: 1,448 x 913 x 311 mm

Best picture quality ever
Tackles previous OLED issues
You can't afford it
Doesn't carry Firefox OS

Panasonic has set out to make a statement with the 65CZ952. With an eye-watering price tag of nearly £8,000 it's clearly not a TV the brand expects to sell in large quantities. Yet its combination of OLED tech, Panasonic's latest and greatest video processing and input from Hollywood have the potential to set new picture quality standards.

While we will probably never be able to own one, though, the 65CZ952 still represents a key moment in the history of television for the way it harnesses Panasonic's processing power and picture quality know-how to take the performance potential of OLED TV to a previously unimagined level.

Read the full review: Panasonic TX-65CZ952


LG 65EF950V

3. LG 65EF950V

"OLED screen technology is quite simply the future of television."

Screen size: 65-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: OLED | Smart TV: webOS 2.0 | Curved: No | Dimensions: 1450 x 883 x 236 mm

Extraordinary contrast
webOS is brilliant
Shadowing down the sides
Limited brightness

Despite a couple of strange lighting flaws, there are times - lots of them, in fact - where the 65EF950V's pictures look pretty much perfect. Certainly the amount of contrast and shadow detail on show will be a dream come true to home cinema fans still mourning the death of plasma TVs. The set is gorgeously designed too, and LG's webOS interface is on hand to make sure it's never hard to find something to watch.

The fact that all the 65EF950V's, in some cases unique, attractions are available here in a flat screen at a more affordable price than expected is just the icing on the cake.

Read the full review: LG 65EF950V


LG 65EC970V


4. LG 65EC970V

"Another ground-breaking moment for TV picture quality."

Screen size: 65-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD and FreeSat HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: OLED | Smart TV: webOS | Curved: Yes | Dimensions: 880 x 1447 x 257mm

Jaw-dropping design
Unprecedented contrast
Limited HDR options
Needs accurate setup

For many home cinema fans the 65EC970V is a dream come true. There are many, many occasions where its combination of a native 4K UHD resolution and OLED screen technology delivers pictures more beautiful and natural than any I've ever seen before on any television.

Its webOS operating system, moreover, ensures that the 65EC970V is still easy to use despite its cutting edge nature, and its design is gorgeous. It needs native UHD content to really shine though, and if you're thinking ahead you might be concerned about its lack of HDR support.

Read the full review: LG 65EC970V


Samsung UE65JS9500

5. Samsung UE65JS9500

"HDR pictures look incredible, non-HDR pictures look pretty amazing too."

Screen size: 65-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD and FreeSat HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: LED | Smart TV: Tizen | Curved: Yes | Dimensions: 838 x 1450 x 125mm

Feature-rich smart content
Stunning HDR
Curved screen is divisive
No native HDR content yet

With its high dynamic range (HDR) compatibility and native 4K resolution the UE65JS9500 is almost too futuristic for its own good given the current shortage of native HDR and 4K content. But it's also so damn brilliant that we'd recommend you save up to get one anyway and wait for the rest of the world to catch up.

The difference its HDR technology makes to picture quality is immense - more impactful by far, in fact, than the step up from HD to UHD. What's more, while you need native HDR content to see the TV at its absolute cinematic best it still delivers superb results with current sources.

Read the full review: Samsung UE65JS9500


Samsung UE65JS9000

6. Samsung UE65JS9000

"Native HDR UHD content is like nothing you've ever seen before."

Screen size: 65-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD and FreeSat HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: LED | Smart TV: Tizen | Curved: Yes | Dimensions: 836 x 1464 x 108mm

Truly next-gen image quality
Much cheaper than the JS9500
Distorted on-screen reflections
Backlight clouding issues

The UE65JS9000 is potentially the most important TV in Samsung's new range, thanks to the way it offers genuine HDR playback, native UHD resolution and the new Tizen operating system for £2,000 less than its big UE65JS9500 brother.

It has to be said that the UE65JS9500 is a better TV, especially when it comes to delivering the maximum impact from High Dynamic Range content. But, so long as you exercise a little care with its set-up the UE65JS9000 is simply streets ahead of typical LCD TVs in both picture performance and future-proofing terms.

Read the full review: Samsung UE65JS9000


LG 60UF850V

7. LG 60UF850V

"Overall build quality and cosmetic design are first rate."

Screen size: 60-inch | Tuner: Freeview HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: LED | Smart TV: webOS | Curved: No | Dimensions: 846 x 1343 x 338mm

Lush colour reproduction
Slim design and good image quality
Doesn't deliver really deep blacks
Lacks some catch-up services

The LG UF850 range makes for a solid performing, beautifully designed 4K flatscreen and a prime example of just how far and fast 4K displays have come over the past 18 months. This 60-inch version actually looks more expensive than it is, with that bonded panel and copious neat design details adding class. It also benefits from the brand's excellent Smart platform.

From its seamless edging to the metallic ribbon stand, this LG UHD should make even the most unapologetic hovel look swanky. It's also blessed with webOS, one of the best Smart TV platforms available. WebOS is a dream to use and navigate – even the Voice Command system works well.

Read the full review: LG 60UF850V


Best 65 inch TV

8. Sony KD-65XD9305

"One of the year's most exciting high-end TVs."

Screen size: 65-inch | Tuner: FreeView HD | Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Panel technology: LCD | Smart TV: Android TV | Curved: No | Dimensions: 1239 x 717 x 36 mm

Pictures often look exquisite
Incredible super-slim design
Average sound quality
Some backlight blocking issues

Boasting an ultra-slim design, an innovative new type of lighting system, a native 4K resolution and playback of new high dynamic range pictures, Sony's 65-inch KD-65XD9305 looks on paper like one of the year's most exciting high-end TVs.

The combination of contrast, colour and detail adds up to pictures of almost magical cinematic beauty. To some extent, though, this just makes the wrench you feel when the beauty is disrupted by obvious backlight blocking problems all the more painful.

Read the full review: Sony KD-65XD9305