Best 85 inch TVs: the best ultra large TVs to super-size your viewing at home

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

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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 - though still expensive - 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 you aren't sure which size you want, take a look at our rundown of the best TV brands - which range from 32" to 85" and up - 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 in 2023

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Samsung The Frame 85-inch TV

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1. Samsung 85" The Frame 4K QLED TV

Best 85 inch TV overall

Specifications

Display: QLED
Resolution: 4K
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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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. In addition, the anti-reflection matte display 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

Specifications

Display: OLED
Resolution: 4K
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

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

Specifications

Display: LED
Resolution: 4K
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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Anti Reflection technology
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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

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

Specifications

Display: LED
Resolution: 4K
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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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

Specifications

Display: NanoCell LED
Resolution: 4K
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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Alexa and Google Assistant built-in (works with Apple HomeKit)
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Dolby Atmos surround sound
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Very slim
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Great price

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

Specifications

Display: Neo QLED
Resolution: 8K
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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Alexa and Google Assistant built-in
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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 85 A76

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7. Hisense 85" A76 4K LED TV

Best Hisense 85 inch TV

Specifications

Display: LED
Resolution: 4K
Smart TV: Google TV
Screen mirroring: Chromecast
Dimensions (without stand): H42.8 x W74.9 x D3.5in
Weight (without stand): 90.4lbs

Reasons to buy

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Google Assistant built-in
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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 Alexa or Apple HomeKit

Super-sized screens are much more likely to come from the likes of Samsung and Sony, but the Hisense A76 gives those bigger brands a run for their money. The set is 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. For a lower-priced option (less than $1,000) without some of the bells and whistles, the A76 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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Caroline Preece

Only recently able to entertain the idea of an 85-inch TV in her home, Caroline's passion for TV and film makes super-sizing her own set-up a very attractive prospect. As smart home editor for Livingetc and with a decade's experience writing about technology in both the business and lifestyle realms, the products on this list were chosen based on knowledge of the best brands in the industry and testing of various models across the site.

How to choose the best 85 inch TV for your home

LG C1 TV

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What are the dimensions of an 85 inch TV?

This may seem like a silly question, but it's true that not all 85-inch TVs are actually the same size. This is due to a few factors, including the thickness of the bezel. Because you will either mount it or place it on a particular surface, you should ensure you have the correct measurements before moving forward.

For a general idea of dimensions, the choices on this list range from 41.8-43.5in high, 72.9-75.8in wide, and 0.6-3.3in deep without considering the stand. If weight is important, you should also ensure your chosen set meets your particular needs.

Can I get an 85 inch TV wall mount?

It's perfectly possible to mount your 85-inch TV - in fact, it's probably preferable. While many homes will have a wall large enough to house such a hefty bit of tech, most people don't own a TV stand wide enough. Doing so, however, will likely be a group effort, should you decide to DIY the job. If you're unsure, we recommend bringing in a professional to help. 

Of course, if you're going to mount your set, you'll need some creative ways to hide TV cords.

Maybe you want your TV to take center stage in your living room? Or do you have a home theater room that would be the perfect place for it? For the best 85-inch TV, you will need to ensure that you purchase a mount that is recommended for super-sized sets. We will also note that, of the choices on the list, all but one require you to buy the mount separately. For more information, take a look at our TV mounting ideas.

75 vs 85 inch TVs: which to choose?

If you've decided that you want to go big with your next television, you may be trying to decide between a 75 and 85-inch TV. While both are much larger than most of us are used to having in our homes, you need to consider which option would suit your particular viewing style and circumstances.

If you have a large living room or dedicated home theater room, then an 85-inch TV may be the way to go. Investing now could prevent you from replacing a smaller screen a few years down the line. On the other hand, a 75-inch TV would be more than large enough to enjoy a movie or the big game to its full potential at home, and if you want to go big, projectors are a much cheaper option, though they can't replicate the image quality of a TV.

If you're still not totally sure, you can check out our advice on 'What size TV do I need?

LG NANO90 85-inch TV being viewed by father and son in lounge area

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Is an 85 inch TV too big for the living room?

As with most things, whether an 85-inch TV is too large for your space depends on many factors, including individual taste, how often you use your television (and for what), and the size of your home.

While 75-inch TVs have become more common in households over the last few years, 85-inches and above are still a rarity. That said, the popularity of the former indicates that won't be the case for long. Undoubtedly, an 85-inch TV is a luxury item, but it could also be a savvy move for those who want the best viewing experience possible and a future-proofed set-up. Check out our guide to living room TV ideas for inspiration. 

What is the price of an 85 inch TV?

Because 85 inch TVs have only been commercially available for a relatively short time, they don't come cheap. However, you may be surprised at how affordable some are, considering the extra inches on offer.

Samsung, for example, has a couple of models (including the TU7000 featured on this list) available for just $1400, and LG, Hisense, and TCL have also brought out models costing less than $2000. All feature 4K resolution, with concessions being made elsewhere to keep the price down.

Meanwhile, our top pick for the best 8K 85-inch TV - the Samsung QN900A - comes in at just under $5,000, and you could easily pay over $10,000 if you want the very latest technology.

What is the best 85 inch TV?

In our opinion, the best 85-inch TV available right now is the Samsung The Frame, which combines the design-focus and user-friendly vibe of the popular range with the stunning experience you can get from a larger screen. While there are examples on this list with higher specs and additional features, elements such as Art Mode, the motion sensor, and a matte screen put it at the top for us.