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. They're typically made with the latest technology and aren't so...well, cheap.
Thankfully, there's at least one new 70-inch TV that's available in 2023, and that's the Samsung CU7000 Series. Coming in at $649, the UN70CU7000 (available at Samsung's website) could be a great option if you're looking for a good value from a top-tier TV brand.
That said, if you don't mind something a bit older, one of the very best 70-inch TVs from last year, the Vizio V-Series, is an incredible value for the price and offers HDR support alongside a strong smart TV platform.
The best 70-inch TVs in 2023
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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.
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. 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.
The Samsung Q60B QLED TV combines quantum dots and LEDs with the aim of improving color and contrast. But the results are mixed with this entry-level model, which doesn’t quite distinguish itself. In short, if you want to luxuriate in the beauty of cinematography, this simply isn’t the set for you.
But that does not mean it’s not a set for anyone. It gets the job done. It sounds good for what it is. And it’s shockingly adept at playing video games. These aren’t nothing — and, for a gateway TV at a low price, they count for a lot. And, in terms of its sound and gaming prowess, it trumps the less expensive Sony X80K.
That TV looks better all the way around, it’s true, but depending on who the TV is for, a small additional investment could easily be worth it. If you don’t need or want anything more from a TV, why pay anything more? With the Samsung Q60B QLED TV, you don’t have to.
Read our full Samsung Q60B QLED 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.
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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.