Best 70-inch TVs in 2024

Best 70-inch TVs
(Image credit: Samsung)
Editor's Note

This list was updated on May 8, 2024 to include the existence of the Samsung Q60D QLED TV, which we'll be calling in for testing shortly. Otherwise, all the picks remain the same since last month's update.

The best 70-inch TVs split the difference between 75-inch and 65-inch TVs by providing a decently large screen without a large sticker price to go with it.

That being said, they can be a bit harder to find. That's because the 70-inch TV isn't as popular as other screen sizes, which means companies make fewer of them. For that reason, you might want to consider a 65-inch or 75-inch TV instead if you want premium screen technologies like OLED or QLED. 

If you have your heart set on a 70-inch TV, though, there are two options we'd recommend: the Samsung Q60C and the Samsung CU7000. We put both through a battery of tests and spent ample time with them for our reviews. Of the two, the Samsung Q60C is going to offer better performance at a higher price, while the Samsung CU7000 doesn't reach quite the same heights but is available for around $550 from US retailers like BJs and Sam's Club.

We'll be reviewing a number of new 70-inch TVs in 2024 — including the new Samsung Q60D shortly — so come back and visit us often for new additions to this list.

The best 70-inch TVs in 2024

Why you can trust Tom's Guide Our writers and editors spend hours analyzing and reviewing products, services, and apps to help find what's best for you. Find out more about how we test, analyze, and rate.

Samsung Q60C QLED TV streaming

(Image credit: Tom's Guide)
The best 70-inch TV


Available Screen Sizes: 32, 43, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 85 inches
Screen Type: QLED
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 HDMI, 1 USB
Size: 48.5 x 27.9 x 1 inches
Weight: 34.2 pounds

Reasons to buy

Good color handling
Very low input lag
Nifty remote doesn’t need batteries

Reasons to avoid

Lackluster brightness, color
No HDMI 2.1 ports

If you need a 70-inch TV with above-average color accuracy and industry-leading input lag, the Samsung Q60C is a solid pick.

What makes it such a good choice is its impressively low impact lag and above-par color accuracy. Thanks to both, it acquits itself decently against other major TVs in this low price range, especially from frequent champion Hisense.

It's also available in a budget-friendly 70-inch screen size that fills up the wall without breaking the budget, plus gamers will love its Tizen operating system that has a built-in Gaming Hub that collects all your apps, consoles and even music in one place.

We'll just have to see how well it holds up once the new-and-improved Samsung Q60D hits our test bench...

Read our full Samsung Q60C QLED review.

Samsung CU7000 TV in living room

(Image credit: Tom's Guide)
One of the cheapest 70-inch TVs


Screen size: 70 inches
Screen type: LCD
Refresh rate: 60Hz
HDMI ports: 3 (1 eARC)
Size: 61.3 x 35.4 x 2.4 inches
Weight: 54.7 pounds

Reasons to buy

Low input lag
Okay sound

Reasons to avoid

Low brightness in SDR or HDR
Mediocre color performance
Few compelling features

If the Samsung Q60C is more than you wanted to spend on a 70-inch TV, the CU7000 offers a lower-cost alternative with a few...well, caveats. 

The problem with the CU7000 is that it has a very low peak brightness (we measured it to be around 312 nits in HDR and 310 nits in SDR) and lackluster color saturation. Performance-wise, this TV is on the lower-end of things. 

The good news is that it does have relatively low input lag, making it an OK gaming TV on a budget, and it has decent out-of-the-box sound. We'd still recommend a soundbar, but this is a TV that can get away without one. 

Is it the absolute best 70-inch TV? No, it's not. But it's affordable, and that counts for something.

Read our full Samsung CU7000 TV review.

How to choose the best 70-inch TVs for you

When looking for a 70-inch TV, follow our TV Buying Guide tips. If you put some thought into what you need from a TV, you’ll be able to enjoy your purchase for years to come. 

Size: First, decide if you’re locked into a 70-inch model. You’ll find more options in 65- and 75-inch models, with more features and sometimes better value. 

Price: Expect to pay around $650-700 for most 70-inch TVs, although those with better features or an established brand name can cost more. 

Features: Consider which ports you need and how many. The number of HDMI ports you need depends on how many devices you plan to plug in — a streaming stick, game console or cable box, for example. Most of these TVs have three HDMI inputs, though the Samsung TU7000 only has two. If you plan to use a soundbar, you may need an optical digital audio or a 3.5 mm auxiliary output. You may also want a TV that supports Bluetooth so you can listen on your headphones without disturbing people around you.

If you've narrowed down your TV shopping by brand, price range or screen size, check out our picks for the best TVs in each.

Best TVs | Best 4K TVs | Best smart TVs for streaming | Best TVs for gaming

The best TVs under $1000 | The best TVs under $500

Best TV brands | Best Samsung TVs | Best TCL TVs | Best LG TVs | Best Roku TVs | Best OLED TVs | Best QLED TVs | Best 8K TVs | Best HDMI 2.1 TV | Best TVs with ATSC 3.0 | Best TVs with Chromecast

The smallest smart TVs | Best 43-inch TVs | Best 50-inch TVs | Best 55-inch TVs | Best 65-inch TVs | Best 70-inch TVs | Best 75-inch TVs | Best 85-inch TVs

And don't forget to watch out for the latest TV reviews.

How we test 70-inch TVs

Testing the best 70-inch TVs is a thorough process. We put every TV through our custom lab test, measuring color gamut, color accuracy and brightness to objectively see which sets are the best for these key indicators. We also test for lag time, measuring to the millisecond how long it takes for content to travel from the original source to the screen. We use these results to make numbers-based comparisons about color and display quality.

We spend hours with each set to see how our lab results translate into anecdotal performance. We also compare competing sets using a range of content across several sources. With that information, we can tell you which TVs look best, sound best and offer the best viewing experience.

Of course, we also consider the smart TV functions and apps for each TV, looking at everything from the remote control design to the voice interaction. 

Nick Pino
Managing Editor, TV and AV

Nick Pino heads up the TV and AV verticals at Tom's Guide and covers everything from OLED TVs to the latest wireless headphones. He was formerly the Senior Editor, TV and AV at TechRadar (Tom's Guide's sister site) and has previously written for GamesRadar, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer and other outlets over the last decade. Not sure which TV you should buy? Drop him an email or tweet him on Twitter and he can help you out.

With contributions from
  • ericisnotyoung
    I quite like the look of the Vizio V-Series Smart TV with the powerful mediatek chip inside. I've heard the built-in chromecast works like a charm