Best 85 inch TV: super-size your viewing at home

The best 85 inch TVs to create a cinematic feeling at home, from Sony, Samsung, LG and more

LG C1 85 inch TV mounted to wall opposite large sectional sofa in cream lounge
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Ask anyone who treasures their time watching movies, enjoying the big game on the weekend, or even really enjoying their evening Netflix binge, and they'll say that the bigger the screen, the better. The best 85-inch TVs deliver on size and are now becoming more accessible for the average household.

One step up from 75 inch TVs, these super-sized screens are ideal for large living spaces or home cinema rooms, and top brands like Samsung, LG, and Sony are beginning to include the size in their flagship releases.

Of course, if even an 85-inch screen isn't big enough, take a look at our rundown of the best projectors - many of which go up to 300 inches - or keep reading to see which 85-inch TVs we ranked highest, as well as some advice on how to choose the perfect set.

The best 85 inch TVs 2022

Samsung The Frame 85-inch TV

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1. Samsung 85" The Frame 4K QLED TV

Best 85 inch TV overall - for design fans

Specifications

Display: QLED
Resolution: 4K
HDR: HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
Backlight: Edge Lit
Refresh rate: 120Hz
Smart TV: Tizen
Screen mirroring: SmartThings
Sound: 40W
Dimensions (without stand): H42.7 x W75in x D1.1in
Weight (without stand): 98.1lbs

Reasons to buy

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Alexa and Google Assistant built-in
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Quantum HDR picture enhancement
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Dolby Atmos surround sound
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Very slim with wall mount included
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2022 release

Reasons to avoid

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Won't work with Apple HomeKit
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Customizable bezels sold seperately
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No Dolby Vision support

If you're sick of the boring black rectangle of your TV ruining your interior design ambitions, then Samsung's The Frame TV is the solution. Designed to turn seamlessly into a picture frame when you're not watching, the set lets you display artwork or family photos on the wall - no more wasted space! There's even a motion sensor in Art Mode that means the picture turns off when you're out of the room, saving energy.

The 85-inch size Frame is new for 2022, with a slim-fit wall mount allowing you to hang it flush to the wall, reducing its presence even more. The anti-reflection matte display means it looks much more like a genuine picture frame, and customizable bezels (sold seperately) add to the effect even further.

With all of these extra features, it's easy to forget about the TV itself, but the QLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate, and Quantum Dot technology mean that movies, TV, and sports will all look great. Dolby Atmos surround sound also gives you surround sound with just your TV, should you not want to buy a separate soundbar.

LG C1 85-inch TV

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2. LG 83" C1 4K OLED TV

Best LG 85 inch TV - a top choice for gamers

Specifications

Display: OLED
Resolution: 4K
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Refresh rate: 120Hz
Smart TV: webOS
Screen mirroring: Apple AirPlay 2, MIracast
Sound: 40W
Dimensions (without stand): H41.8 x W72.9 x D2.2in
Weight (without stand): 71.2lbs

Reasons to buy

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Alexa and Google Assistant built-in (works with Apple HomeKit)
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Cinema HDR picture quality enhancement
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Dolby Atmos surround sound

Reasons to avoid

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No HDR10+ support

OLED screens are as great as ever, and the LG C1 85-inch TV proves this with 8 million self-pixels, vivid colors, and deep blacks. The set has also prioritized the convenience of built-in smarts, with auto picture and audio adjustment based on what kind of content you're watching (and even what genre). Alexa and Google Assistant are also accounted for, with support for Apple HomeKit.

Gamers will be pleased with the C1, as fast response times and low input lag courtesy of the auto low-latency and game optimizer modes will keep things as smooth as possible. Dolby Atmos surround sound will also boost movie nights, which promise to be spectacular on such a large screen.

Sony X95J 85 inch TV

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3. Sony 85" BRAVIA XR X95J 4K TV

Best Sony 85 inch TV - sit anywhere with anti-glare technology

Specifications

Display: LED
Resolution: 4K
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Backlight: Full Array Local Dimming
Refresh rate: 120Hz
Smart TV: Google TV
Screen mirroring: Miracast, Apple AirPlay 2
Dimensions (without stand): H42.8 x W74.3 x D2.5in
Weight (without stand): 107.3lbs

Reasons to buy

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Motionflow XR 240 motion enhancement
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X-Wide Angle and X-Anti Reflection technology
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Cognitive Processor XR picture quality enhancement
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Alexa and Google Assistant built-in
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Good price

Reasons to avoid

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Standard LED panel
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No Dolby Atmos support
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Won't work with Apple HomeKit
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No HDR10+ support

A slightly more budget-friendly (though still pricey!) choice, the Sony 85" BRAVIA XR X95J is a good choice for those who find it tricky to position their TV for optimal viewing. X-Wide Angle and X-Anti Reflection widen viewing angles, so you can spread your seating out further without worrying so much about someone not being able to see the action.

The X95J also promises a more lifelike image with the Cognitive Processor XR making films and TV look and sound more realistic. XR Motion Clarity keeps sports, action movies, and other fast-paced content from looking blurry, and there's smart 4K upscaling to make older content look just as good.

Samsung TU7000

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4. Samsung 85" 7 Series 4K LED TV

Cheapest 85 inch TV - for budget hunters

Specifications

Display: LED
Resolution: 4K
HDR: HDR10, HDR10+
Backlight: Direct lit
Refresh rate: 60Hz
Smart TV: Tizen
Screen Mirroring: SmartThings
Speakers: 20W
Dimensions (without stand): H42.7 x W74.6 x D2.4in
Weight (without stand): 88.6lbs

Reasons to buy

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Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and SmartThings
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Quantum HDR picture quality enhancement
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Great price

Reasons to avoid

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Standard LED panel
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Lower refresh rate
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Only two HDMI ports
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Won't work with Apple HomeKit
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No Dolby Vision support

Chances are that if you have decided that an 85-inch TV is for you, then you're already aware that you may be paying a pretty penny for one. And, while that's undoubtedly true, some options cost a little less than the earth. 

One of these is the Samsung TU7000, which will cost you just $1500 in the 82-inch size, and which sports impressive visuals and upscaling for the price. The big drawback is the audio quality, which is probably where the money has been saved. However, as this is easily solved with one of the best soundbars, it shouldn't be a dealbreaker.

You'll also get Alexa voice control, intelligent backlighting for enhanced visuals, and adaptive sound which automatically tunes the audio for dialogue, music, and action. 

LG NANO90 85-inch TV

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5. LG 86" NanoCell 90 4K LED TV

Best 85 inch NanoCell TV - a good mid-range choice

Specifications

Display: NanoCell LED
Resolution: 4K
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Backlight: Full Array Local Dimming
Refresh rate: 120Hz
Smart TV: webOS
Screen Mirroring: Apple AirPlay 2, Miracast
Sound: 40W
Dimensions (without stand): H43.5 x W75.8 x D1.8in
Weight (without stand): 120.2lbs

Reasons to buy

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TruMotion 240 motion enhancement
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Alexa and Google Assistant built-in (works with Apple HomeKit)
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Dolby Atmos surround sound
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Cinema HDR picture quality enhancement
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Very slim
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Great price

Reasons to avoid

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No HDR10+ support

The best 85-inch TV with a NanoCell LED panel, the NANO90 sports impressive visuals, and sound, the brand's popular magic remote, and bonus features for gamers and sports fans.

Dolby Vision IQ on board allows the TV to adjust its settings based on the conditions of its environment (such as sunlight) and the genre of what's on screen, and Dolby Atmos provides 'surround' sound.

The trade-off for good viewing angles - which the LG NANO90 has - that come with IPS LCD screen technology is that the image itself doesn't pack the punch that other models can claim, but many won't notice (or care). But, of course, if you want to place your new television in a large space, then viewing angles will be necessary.

Samsung QN900A 85 inch TV

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6. Samsung 85" QN900A 8K Neo QLED TV

Best 85 inch 8K TV - a next-gen stunner

Specifications

Display: Neo QLED
Resolution: 8K
HDR: HDR10+
Backlight: Full Array Local Dimming
Refresh rate: 120Hz
Smart TV: Tizen
Screen mirroring: Apple AirPlay 2, SmartShare
Dimensions (without stand): H42.2 x W73.9 x D0.6in
Weight (without stand): 95lbs

Reasons to buy

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Stunning 8K resolution
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Motion Rate 240 motion enhancement
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Alexa and Google Assistant built-in
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Quantum HDR picture quality enhancement
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Incredibly slim

Reasons to avoid

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Won't work with Apple HomeKit
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8K content is still limited
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Expensive
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No Dolby Vision support

A truly premium option, the Samsung 85" QN900A not only supports stunning 8K content but also upscales all of your older HD and 4K TV and movies. Quantum Mini LEDs and Quantum HDR 64X offer an ultra-high contrast picture, and the anti-reflection layer minimizes any problems with glare.

One of the very best things about the QN900A is how slim it is. At just 0.6in deep, it's the thinnest TV on our list, and the Samsung set also has an ultra-thin bezel that contributes to what the brand calls an edge-to-edge infinity screen. The closest thing you'll get to a frameless screen for your living room, even if you'll have to wait a while for more native 8K content to be available.

Hisense H65 85-inch TV

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7. Hisense 85" H65 4K LED TV

Best Hisense 85 inch TV - a good option from 2020

Specifications

Display: LED
Resolution: 4K
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Backlight: Direct Lit
Refresh rate: 60Hz
Smart TV: Android TV
Screen mirroring: Chromecast
Dimensions (without stand): H43.1 x W74.8 x D3.3in
Weight (without stand): 112lbs

Reasons to buy

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Motion Rate 120 motion enhancement
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Google Assistant built-in (works with Alexa)
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Great price

Reasons to avoid

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Standard LED panel
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Lower refresh rate
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Won't work with Apple HomeKit
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Older (2020) model
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A little chunky
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No HDR10+ support

Super-sized screens are much more likely to come from the likes of Samsung and Sony, but the Hisense H65 was ahead of the game when it was released back in 2020. The set is still a good option, with a 4K Ultra HD resolution, Dolby Vision HDR, and DTS Virtual: X audio for more immersive sound.

It's also good for Google loyalists, with an in-built Google Assistant and compatibility with Chromecast for screen mirroring. Alexa users will still be able to use it with their smart home set-up, but it won't be as seamless. For a lower-priced option without the bells and whistles, the H65 fits the bill.

Samsung The Frame 85-inch TV in Art Mode mounted to green kitchen wall

Samsung The Frame 85-inch TV

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