Best 70-inch TVs in 2022

Best 70-inch TVs
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The best 70-inch TVs are all about providing big-screen entertainment at a reasonable price...well, somewhat reasonable at least.

While 75-inch TVs focus on the latest and greatest technology, the best 70-inch TVs typically tend to be the budget big-screens with brands like Vizio, Hisense and Insignia holding the vast majority of the 70-inch TV market. 

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. They're typically made with the latest technology and aren't so...well, cheap.

That said, if you're limited to a 70-inch TV, we get it. Thankfully there are still a number of screens worth considering on this list. One of the very best 70-inch TVs, the Vizio V-Series, is an incredible value for the price and offers HDR support alongside a strong smart TV platform. Here are the rest.

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Our top pick for a 70-inch model is the Vizio V-Series V705-J03. This value set can often be found for under $700, and it is packed with features. It’s one of the best cheap, big-screen TVs you can buy. The V-Series produces good color and brightness, thanks to its full-array backlight and support for HDR. It has a sleek and stylish design, so it looks like you spent more than you did. It runs Vizio’s SmartCast platform, which comes with most — but not all — apps you want. 

If you’re looking for a more robust smart TV platform and can pay more, the 70-inch Samsung UN70TU7000FXZA is worth a look. It runs Samsung’s impressive Tizen operating system, which brings along with it just about every app you can want. It produces a solid overall picture, though it won’t be as bright as the Vizio V-Series. It also only has two HDMI ports, however, which could be a problem if you have several devices you want to connect to the TV.

The best 70-inch TVs in 2022

Vizio V-Series (2021 Model)

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1. Vizio V-Series V705-J03

A great value TV

Specifications

Screen size: 70 inches
Screen type: LCD
Refresh rate: 60Hz
HDMI ports: 3 (1 ARC)
Size: 61.8 x 35.7 x 2.7 inches
Weight: 52.7 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Affordable
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Low lag time
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Lots of adjustments possible

Reasons to avoid

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Low brightness
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Poor HDR performance
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Slightly slow interface

The 70-inch Vizio V-Series V705-J03 offers a great value while still delivering a quality picture. With exceptional affordability, decent smarts from Vizio's SmartCast software and great gaming capabilities, it's a fantastic bargain, even when it's not on sale – and it frequently is, with steep discounts occurring throughout the year.

A trio of HDMI 2.1 ports deliver gaming-friendly features like auto low latency mode and impressively short lag times of just 13.7 milliseconds. If you want great gaming performance for less, this is definitely the budget gaming TV to get. But keep in mind that this is a 60Hz display, so variable refresh rates and high refresh rates are off the table. General performance is decent enough, but the brightness isn't great and the audio would benefit from adding a soundbar.

Read our full Vizio V-Series (2021 model) review.

Insignia 4K Ultra HD Fire TV Edition NS-55DF710NA21 review

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2. Insignia F30 Fire TV Edition (2020 model)

The best 70-inch Amazon Fire TV

Specifications

Available Screen Sizes: 43, 50, 55, 65, 70 inches
Screen Type: LCD
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
HDMI ports: 3 HDMI, 1 USB
Size: 48.9 x 28.6 x 3.3 inches
Weight: 29.3 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Responsive Fire TV OS
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Alexa brings lots of tools and smart home integration
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Wide sound

Reasons to avoid

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Less than accurate colors
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Poor contrast

Amazon's Fire TV Edition TVs are often the first to go on sale whenever Amazon has a discount event, making them some of the most affordable and popular TVs on the market. But if you want the best Amazon Fire TV, it's got to be the Insignia F30 Fire TV Edition (2020 model). With the 55-inch model selling for $429 at regular price, it's one of the most affordable 4K sets out there. The Insignia also outclasses other ultra-budget TVs with a fair port selection and decent performance, which is more than we can say for many of the other competing cheap TVs.

While it's true that you get what you pay for – the performance isn't top-of-the-line; the gaming support is middling; and the Fire TV platform is a little too Amazon-centric for our liking – it's still a great option for casual viewers, and it's priced to sell.

Read our full Insignia F30 Fire TV Edition (2020 model) review. 

Best 70-inch TVs: Samsung TU7000 Crystal UHD TV

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3. Samsung TU7000 Crystal UHD TV (UN70TU7000FXZA)

A budget 70-inch TV from Samsung

Specifications

Screen size: 70 inches
Screen type: LCD
Refresh rate: 60Hz
HDMI ports: 2 (1 ARC)
Size: 61.9 x 34.4 x 2.4 inches
Weight: 53.4 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Extensive size options
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Easy to set up
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Reliable upscaling

Reasons to avoid

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Middling performance
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Small viewing angles
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Limited port selection

Samsung’s name on a TV is an indicator of the quality experience you’ll get when watching it, and the UN70TU7000FXZA fits that profile. While not as impressive as its QLED line of TVs, the TU7000 delivers nice blacks and overall contrast. It has a very low lag time, making it a great choice for gamers who don’t want the TV to be the weak link in fast-paced games. The TV also comes with Samsung’s Tizen smart TV operating system — and that means access to a ton of apps for streaming. 

The TU7000’s edge-lit backlight lacks oomph, resulting in a rather dim picture and some issues with consistency. It also only has two HDMI ports, where most 70-inch TVs have at least three. And don’t expect much from the speakers — while they have decent power at 20 watts, the sound they produce is thin and weak.

If you can put up with these niggles, and don't have loads of HDMI sources to consider, this 70-inch TV is definitely one for your list.

Read our full Samsung TU7000 TV review.

Best 70-inch TVs: LG UHD 70 Series (70UN7070PUA)

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4. LG UHD 70 Series (70UN7070PUA)

A large TV with a great smart TV platform

Specifications

Screen size: 70 inches
Screen type: LCD
Refresh rate: 60Hz
HDMI ports: 3 (1 ARC)
Size: 62.1 x 35.9 x 3.6 inches
Weight: 67.7 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Low lag time and ALLM support
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Full-array backlight
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webOS smart platform

Reasons to avoid

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No Dolby Vision or HDR10+ support
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Poor brightness
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Very heavy

Sometimes you pick a TV for reasons other than the picture quality, and LG’s 70UN7070PUA is an example of that. In addition to the LG name on the unit, the best reasons to buy the 70UN7070PUA are the low price, access to LG’s webOS smart operating system and because you’re going to play games. WebOS is one of the best platforms available, with just about every app you want and it’s easy to use.  Though it's one of the lower-priced sets on this list, the 70UN7070PUA has a low lag time and support for auto low-latency mode — a feature next-generation gaming consoles will take advantage of — which makes it great for fast-paced games. 

But the 70UN7070PUA isn’t a top performer when it comes to picture quality. Despite its full-array backlight, the set’s brightness is low, which could be a problem in sunny rooms. It also has limited HDR support and weak contrast. And bring a friend when you’re carrying this one — it’s by far the heaviest on this list.

Best 70-inch TVs: Hisense H65G Series Android TV (70H6570G)

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5. Hisense H65G Series Android TV (70H6570G)

Full-featured TV that doesn’t cost a lot

Specifications

Screen size: 70 inches
Screen type: LCD
Refresh rate: 60Hz
HDMI ports: 3 (1 ARC)
Size: 62.1 x 34.8 x 3.3 inches
Weight: 45.9 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Very affordable
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Dolby Vision support
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Runs Android TV

Reasons to avoid

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Not great for gaming
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Picture quality not as impressive as other Hisense TVs

Hisense has made a name for itself as one of the best budget TV makers, especially with its H8G and H9G lines; the H65 Series isn’t quite up there with those two TVs but is worth considering at this size. Especially at the price — you can currently pick it up for a very affordable $550. The H65 supports Dolby Vision and has good contrast. Like the H8G and H9G, it runs Android TV, which brings with it access to just about every app and streaming service you could want. 

However, gamers may want to avoid it due to its relatively high lag time and lack of support for next-generation gaming console features like variable refresh rate and auto low-latency mode. It doesn’t get very bright, either. But if a 70-inch TV is the right size for you, you can't beat the price-for-performance on the H65.

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.

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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.

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  • 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
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