Giant HDTVs are as American as extended-cab pickup trucks and the big game. They display the big game nicely and may require a pickup to get them home from the store. If you're looking for the best TV with a 70- or even-75 inch screen, check out these top picks.
Samsung UN75F8000The good: The Samsung UNF8000 series LED TV delivers excellent picture quality with deep black levels, accurate color, effective video processing and a uniform screen. Mind-boggling feature list includes touch-pad remote, IR blaster with cable box control, four pairs of 3-D glasses, motion and voice command and the industry's most capable Smart TV platform. The bad: Extremely expensive; wide stand; cable box control scheme still inadequate for heavy DVR users.
Sharp LC-70LE650The good: The Sharp LE650 series boasts better picture quality than most competing LCD TVs. Black levels and shadows are dark and detailed, color is accurate and the image maintains fidelity. The bad: Sound quality has been traded for a smaller cabinet; some slight black uniformity issues; cheaper big-screen TVs are available.
Vizio E701i-A3The good: The Vizio E701i-A3 is an outstanding value as the least expensive LED TV of its size that also offers Smart TV. Highly accurate color and very good bright-room performance. The QWERTY remote makes searches and other Smart TV actions easier. With its thin bezel, the set has a more compact, sleeker look than many competitors. The bad: The E1i-A3's picture can't match the black-level performance of some competing LED TVs, and suffers from some uniformity issues. Its Smart TV interface design seems a bit dated and cumbersome.