Best 82 inch TVs and up 2019/11

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Less isn’t more – more is more! If the usual sizes are too boring for you and you’re looking for 82 inch TVs or larger, you’ve come to the right place. For very large living rooms with huge sofas and long seat distances of 15 ft and more this is also necessary! An ordinary 55 inch TV is not enough.

On this page we show you the biggest TVs you can buy at the moment. But be careful! In this size there are currently no OLED televisions, so unfortunately we have to limit ourselves to LCD televisions. If you are interested in an OLED TV, we also have a guide on offer!

These are the Best 82 inch TVs in 2019

QLED
QN82Q70RAFXZA
The Samsung Q70R is the most affordable "real" QLED. Thanks to Full Array Local Dimming it offers deep blacks and looks good in brighter rooms thanks to high peak brightness. The contrast is sufficient for demanding HDR content, but its weak point is the viewing angle. On the other hand, it is all the more potent for professional gaming.
  • Deep blacks
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Low input lag
  • Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay 2
  • No DTS and Dolby Atmos Viewing angle

Sizes: 49, 55, 65, 75, 82 Inch
Sony
XBR85X950G
The Sony X950G is one of the best LCD TVs Sony has to offer today. Its greatest strength is the fact that it is a real all-rounder. It has few weaknesses and can handle almost any situation and is particularly great for home cinema use. However, it has little to offer in gaming.
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Deep blacks
  • Viewing angle
  • Motion handling
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • Sound quality
  • Inout lag

Sizes: 55, 65, 75, 85 Inch
LG NanoCell
86SM9070PUA
The LG SM9000 is one of the highest quality LG NanoCell TVs in the range. A special treat is HDMI 2.1, a transmission standard that will become very important in the future. Due to its inexpensive IPS panel, however, the picture quality is not as high as with other TVs.
  • 120 Hz
  • Viewing angle
  • Brightness
  • Low input lag
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Contrast ratio
  • Blacks

Sizes: 55, 65, 75, 86 Inch
49, 55, 65, 75, 82 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
VA Panel
QN49Q70RAFXZA, QN55Q70RAFXZA, QN65Q70RAFXZA, QN75Q70RAFXZA, QN82Q70RAFXZA

The Best QLED 82 inch TV
Samsung Q70R

The Samsung Q70R is part of the QLED lineup and offers very good black thanks to Full Array Local Dimming. In addition, the 10-bit VA panel provides good and sufficient brightness for HDR content that looks impressive at a contrast ratio of 8000:1. Unfortunately, Samsung does not support Dolby Vision. Instead, they rely on HDR10+.

The largest variant with 82 inches has a 120 Hz panel that can reproduce fast movements very well, which is important for action films or fast gaming. In addition, the input lag is record low: with VRR FreeSync, it is only 6ms, which avoids tearing.

Unfortunately, the viewing angle is somewhat limited due to the VA panel. If you’re sitting in front of the TV, you won’t have any problems. Also the sound leaves a little to be desired.

55, 65, 75, 85 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
VA Panel
XBR55X950G, XBR65X950G, XBR75X950G, XBR85X950G

The Best Sony Triluminos 82 inch TV
Sony XG9505

Since the Sony X950G has a VA panel, which delivers the usual advantages and disadvantages. Thanks to Full Array Local Dimming, the black level is very good and the brightness sufficient for bright rooms. However, the viewing angle should be limited, so that colors lose both luminosity and tone when viewed at an angle. However, this is not the case due to a special layer. As a result, the X950G has to lose some contrast, which, however, brings with it a forgivable difference.

However, gaming is not its strength. The input lag is a bit higher compared to other televisions. Furthermore, there are no VRR features that other televisions in this price range have. For example the Samsung Q70R.

Nevertheless, image processing and motion interpolation are currently best at Sony, which makes the X950G a great choice for cinema fans. Especially at 85 inches, this is a true experience.

55, 65, 75, 86 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
IPS Panel
55SM9000PUA, 65SM9000PUA, 75SM9070PUA, 86SM9070PUA

The Best LG NanoCell 82 inch TV
LG SM9000

The LG SM9000 rounds off the NanoCell lineup – few LCD TVs from LG can hold a candle to it. Especially HDMI 2.1 makes HDMI eARC, VRR HDMI Forum and 4K @ 120 Hz possible. These are ideal conditions for sound fans.

The display’s features are unfortunately less impressive. The SM9000 has an IPS panel, which is generally recommended for bright rooms – since the disadvantages of such a panel are not noticeable in bright rooms. The black is unfortunately not as uniform and deep as on a VA panel. The contrast is limited. For dark rooms you should rather use a different device. On the other hand, the viewing angle is very wide, which is good if you watch TV with a lot of people. In addition, the TV becomes very bright and can handle reflections well.

The Best 82 inch TVs compared

Gaming
Good features for gaming include low input lag, low motion blur and sufficient frame rate.
Viewing angle
The viewing angle is the angle at which the screen can be viewed without the colors being washed out and the brightness diminishing.
Bright environment
A classic bright environment would be a well lit living room with many windows. Good TVs should be able to deliver good picture in a bright room.
Dark environment
In dark rooms, TVs should be able to display content correctly. This requires good black levels so that black content does not appear dark grey in complete darkness.
Home cinema
To bring the cinema experience to you, a good TV should be able to reproduce images and sound equivalent to modern cinemas.
HDR
Anyone who likes to watch high-resolution content such as Blu-rays or 4K streaming needs a TV with wide color gamut and good peak brightness. This is the only way to display films and series with a high contrast range.
Smart TV
Every Smart TV has a number of Smart features that are designed to make operation easier. In addition to apps such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, these include voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant as well as Apple AirPlay 2.
Features
The number of connections to ensure flexibility for the technical periphery needed for additional equipment.
Specialties
Not all TVs have the same technical features. Here you can choose according to your needs.
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Available sizes
The compared 82 inch TV are available in following screen sizes
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What makes the best 82 inch TV?

Since the desired screen size has already been selected, it is now important to determine needs for yourself in order to find the best 82 inch TV.

The Samsung Q70R is a very good TV for dark rooms and stands out especially when it comes to gaming. This is confirmed by VRR FreeSync and a very low input lag. It also looks good in bright rooms, as its peak brightness and contrast values are good enough.

The Sony X950G is a better choice for movie fans. Motion interpolation and image processing are fantastic due to the processor, which is reflected in any moving image. Movies and series, whether in SDR or HDR, look like in the cinema – especially when it comes to screen size.

Last but not least, LG SM9000 is suitable for very bright rooms with many light sources. It handles reflections very skilfully and is bright enough to fight sunlight. Furthermore, the viewing angle is extremely wide, so you can watch movies and series with several people or play video games. With HDMI 2.1, it’s ready for the future.

Here again my recommendations:
QLED Sony LG NanoCell
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