75 Inch TV (Guide) Size / Weight (75” Vs 85” TV)


watching a 75 inch TV

75-inch TV Dimensions

The average dimensions of a 75 inch TV is 67 inches (Width), 38 inches (height) and 2.4 inches (Depth)

The average size of a 75″ TV is 167.32cm (width), 95.82cm (height) and 5.99cm (depth).

A 75-inch TV is a large-sized television ideal for viewing movies or sports events. If you have a large living room that can accommodate this big size, a 75 inch TV is highly recommended.

  • The area required for the 75-inch television is 2407-inch2 or 1.553mtr2.

The details of some of the popular models of 75-inch televisions and their comparative dimensions are tabulated here:

TV ModelHeightWidthDepth
LG 75 Inch LED Ultra HD (4K)67.24"38.36"2.24"
Samsung 75 inch Ultra HD (4K) 67"38"2.4"
Samsung QLED 75 Inch 4K66"37.9"1.6"
TCL 75" CLASS 6-SERIES 4K66.1"38"3.5"
TCL 75" CLASS 8-SERIES 4K66"37.9"3.1"
Sony 75" class XBR-75X850E66.1"40.75"11.25"
Sony Bravia KD &77 AG967.9"39.25"1.94"
Panasonic TX-75FX750B67.2"38.64"2.8"

 

How Much Does a 75-inch TV Weigh?

The average 75 inch TV weighs between 77-80 inches.

The plasma models of the same size weigh more. If you are wondering why a TV that looks like it’s mostly made of plastic weighs so heavy, that’s because there are metallic components inside. Besides, the glass panel or screen adds to the weight.

Many TV buyers get discouraged by the weight of the TV and go for smaller sizes. It cannot be denied that lifting a fragile object like the TV of that weight is tough. It’s more challenging if you plan to do the unpacking and installation yourself.

Some people have issues with mounting a 75 inc TV on a drywall, especially if it weighs more than 75lbs or more.

 

How Far Should I Sit From a 75-inch TV?

The recommended viewing distance for a  75-inch television is 9.5 feet.

It has become a technology-based issue. With the latest television imaging technologies, it has become less harmful to view from closer distances. That is one reason the distance recommendation includes a range.

In the case of the 75-inch TVs, for example, the range is 9.5 feet to 15.5 feet. This is if your TV is the conventional 1080p one.

If you own a 75-inch 4K ULTRA HD TV, then the distance for viewing can be reduced to 6.5 to 9.5 feet.

There are a few other considerations:

  • The Viewing Angle: Technical experts recommend that your TV must be placed in such a way that the angle of viewing from where you are sitting should not exceed 15° vertically and 40° on either side.
  • Mounting: If you are mounting your television on the wall, you have to ensure that it is properly balanced. It should not be tilted at an angle. You may not be able to get the picture clearly in such situations.
  • Lighting: The lighting in the room where you are watching TV is also important. The best is to have some amount of light instead of total darkness. More importantly, there should not be any light source behind or in the same direction from which the TV is beaming pictures. That can lead to eye strain.

 

Is a 75 inch TV Too Big?

The TV size being big or small is directly related to the size of the room you are placing it in. Television sizes have been constantly increasing over the years. 13-inch TVs used to be the average size for several years.

Quite recently, the 55-inch screen became the most frequently seen one in many households. The size of TV screens just keeps going up. Houses with large rooms have been one reason for this increase in size.

If you consider the example of a room that has a 15feet span, you can comfortably be seated on the sofa 6-7feet from the wall where the 75-inch TV is placed. If it is a 4K TV, this distance is more than adequate.

You must give some consideration to the viewing angles, both vertical and horizontal.

 

How High Should a 75-inch TV be Mounted?

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers prescribes many of these guidelines. These include safe viewing distances, angles, etc. They have worked out a formula for calculating the height at which televisions of different sizes should be mounted.

This formula takes into account the reclining angle of your viewing, the viewing distance, and the level of your eye. It is expressed as below

TV mounting height = tan (viewing angle) x distance + eye-level height.

Based on the average figures of 10 feet viewing distance, you will have to fix your 75-inch TV at a height of 68-inches from the floor up to the center of the TV.

 

How to Mount a 75-inch TV on a Drywall?

Mounting your 75-inch TV on drywall is a demanding task. You can certainly not do it alone. You need help. There are several steps to be followed before you can have a proper wall-mounted TV.

  1. You will have to decide which part of the wall you are going to mount the TV on and make the marking for the height and the correct level without a tilt. You would generally want to center it to protect the overall aesthetics of the room.
  2. The toughest step next is to locate the studs inside the wall where you can fix the mount. A 75-inch TV would weigh at least 78-80lbs and then you have the steel mount. The drywall must be able to bear this weight and it is possible only if you fix them on the studs.
  3. A stud finder is used to locate the studs. If you are not familiar, the stud finder is a small palm-sized gadget that measures the density of the wall and will beep when you move it slowly on the drywall. You need to be extremely careful while using the stud finder since it can deceive you at times. You will have to be patient while doing this since the task of mounting the TV hangs on this.
  4. If you have successfully located the studs, you have to make the markings and drill the wall for the holes. You can now fix the mount.
  5. Usually, the television is delivered with the mount. If not, you will have to order one separately.
  6. Once the mount is fixed on the wall, check that it is firmly in place. Now, the TV should be lifted and fitted into the slot in the frame.
  7. Each of these steps has to be handled carefully to have the TV properly in its place.

There are things to be noted while wall mounting the TV.

  • You will notice there are HDMI ports on the back of the TV. You may find it difficult to access these after you have mounted it on the wall. The suggestion is that you connect the TV end of the HDMI ports while mounting so that the other end can be connected to any device you may want to connect later.
  • The cables from the TV can be an issue as they will be an eyesore on the wall. These need to be hidden. Find the best way to take care of this. The ideal way would be to drag the cables from inside the wall to a lower point where they will remain hidden.
  • The other option is to run the cables through a channel. The channel can be painted to merge with the wall color.

 

Can a 75 inch TV Fit in a Car?

No, the 75-inch TV cannot fit, even into a sedan. There is no way the TV, in the packed condition, will go inside any of the regular cars or even the sedans. The reality is, even in an unpacked condition, the 75-inch TV cannot be accommodated inside a car.

 

Can a 75-inch TV Fit in an SUV?

Some people manage to carry their 75-inch TV in the unpacked condition in their mid-size SUVs. This is with the rear seats fully folded. A larger truck may be able to accommodate it more comfortably.

You must, however, make sure that this method is not used for transporting it over long distances.

 

Will 75 inch TV Fit in Toyota Prius?

No, the 75-inch TV cannot fit into the Toyota Prius.

The important point to note here is that TV manufacturers have laid down instructions on handling the televisions and this completely rules out transporting in the unpacked condition.

These instructions also state that the TV in its fully packed state should be kept standing erect while transporting it. These conditions will rule out carrying most of the large-sized televisions in your car.

 

75inch TV Vs 85 inch TV

Many TV buyers have this dilemma if they should place an order for a 75-inch TV or an 85-inch TV. One main reason for this dilemma is that the difference in the size is minimal. However, differences do exist. On a direct comparison, the details look like this:
 75 inch TV85 inch TV
Width65.37" (166.04 cm)74.08" (188.17 cm)
Height36.77" (93.39 cm) 41.67" (105.85 cm)
Area2403.56 inches² (15506.81 cm2)3087.24 inches² (19917.64 cm2)

These figures are for 16×9 widescreens (both sizes).

Thus, the 75-inch TV is smaller by 12% diagonally and by 22% in terms of the area.

Given the option, most buyers would want to go with the 85-inch TV though there may be other considerations.

  • Price: There can be a big difference between the price of a75-inch TV and an85-inch one considering that the brand, model, and type are all the same. Across brands, the difference could be even higher. There may be exceptions such as during a massive discount sale at the year-end shopping season etc.
  • Bundled with Offers: A brand like Sony may offer the TV bundled with a gaming console like PlayStation. Their PS5 is due for launch this November. That will make the price attractive since you save on buying the gaming console separately.
  • Viewing Distance: The recommended distance for a 75-inch TV is around 10 feet unless it has a 4K resolution. If you went in for an 85-inch TV, the distance requirement will be higher than that and you will have to consider the size of the room you intend to install it in.
  • Mounting Issues: You must be clear before you buy an 85-inch TV, where you propose to mount it. If you are replacing a 75-inch TV with an 85-inch one, the issues may not be very significant. If it is a much smaller TV that is getting replaced, then you would want to re-evaluate the parameters for mounting the heavier TV.

 

75 Vs 85 inch TV Size Difference

The bare difference in the sizes is given above. There are other differences as well.

  • The difference could be in the number of HDMI and USB ports. This means you can connect more devices to an 85-inch TV than a 75-inch one.
  • Depending on the brand and model you choose, there can be differences in the software capabilities and compatibility as well.

The common display ratio for both a 75″ and 85″ TV size is 16×9.

The screen size, when measured diagonally is just 7% lower for the 70-inch than a 75-inch TV. The viewing angle will also differ by just less than 2° which is 25.6° to 23.9° at a distance of 12 feet.

This is one reason why buyers can’t make out why there is such a high price differential. You will find the 70-inch LED TVs being sold in the range of $600 to $700 whereas the 75-inch LED TVs would be priced in the $1,200 to $1,700 range!

The broad conclusions that one can arrive at would be that there would be very little difference in terms of the TV’s performance, whether you buy a 70-inch or a 75-inch TV. This is true whether you watch movies or sports events.

Since TVs have a marked difference in prices, based on their size, you will be advised to choose the 70-inch TV instead of a 75-inch one. If you are getting an attractive offer and keen on buying the 75-inch TV you can probably go ahead.

 

70" Vs 75 inch TV

TV brands seem to price the 75-inch TV much higher than the 70-inch model. When you go into the details, you may find that the differences between the two are not very significant.
 70 inch TV75 inch TV
Width61.01" (154.97 cm)65.37" (166.04 cm)
Height34.32" (87.17 cm) 36.77" (93.39 cm)
Area2093.77 inch² (13508.16 cm2)2403.56 inch² (15506.81 cm2)

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