The New Over 80″ TV’s for the Home Theater

One of the highlights of the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home orders has been binge-watching the new shows being released. Many of us are caught rethinking our home theaters. There’s been no better time to upgrade your TV than right now. Many businesses are hurting during the pandemic, and the Holiday markdowns on electronics are inspiring some impulse purchase emotions.

Here are the new over 80” TV offerings from LG and Samsung:

Premium Offerings

The pricing in the premium range varies tremendously, but with good cause. The Samsung jumps from the LG’s 4K UHD to an astounding 8K UHD. In addition, it has premium features like edge-to-edge viewing and Ambient Mode+ that melds seamlessly into the background.

LG NanoCell 91 Series 86” – $2,699

Key Features

  • Real 4K NanoCell Display: Nano Color, Nano Accuracy, Nano Bezel, Full Array Dimming
  • α7 Gen 3 Processor 4K with AI Picture & AI Sound
  • webOS + ThinQ AI w/ Magic Remote
  • Cinema HDR w/ Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos
  • Gaming: FreeSync, Variable Refresh Rate, ALLM, HGiG

Samsung Q900TS QLED 8K UHD HDR Smart TV 85” – $8,499

Key Features

  • Edge-to-edge viewing with Infinity Screen.
  • See the mind-blowing sharpness and depth of real 8K with 16 times more resolution than HDTV.
  • Quantum HDR 32X sets the new standard for incredible detail and brightness. 
  • Ambient Mode + mimics the wall behind it and elevates your space by turning the screen into décor, artwork, the weather, today’s headlines, and more.

MID-RANGE

The mid-range still has a broad price range with the ultimate difference being the Samsung’s QLED versus the LG’s NanoCell.

LG UHD 85 Series 86” – $1,799

Key Features

  • Real 4K NanoCell Display: Nano Color, Nano Accuracy, Nano Bezel, Full Array Dimming
  • α7 Gen 3 Processor 4K with AI Picture & AI Sound
  • webOS + ThinQ AI w/ Magic Remote
  • Cinema HDR w/ Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos
  • Gaming: FreeSync, Variable Refresh Rate, ALLM, HGiG

Samsung Q90T QLED 4K UHD HDR Smart TV 85” – $4,499

Key Features

  • See every detail at any angle. Engineered to reduce glare and enhance color, providing a vibrant picture no matter where you sit.
  • Samsung’s powerful 4K Quantum processor automatically optimizes the picture to deliver a more immersive experience.
  • Ambient Mode + mimics the wall behind it and elevates your space by turning the screen into décor, artwork, the weather, today’s headlines, and more. (NOTE: This feature is not as impressive without edge-to-edge viewing).

VALUE PRICED

The value range is close in price and features while still delivering the 4K HDR experience that’s become the baseline standard in home theaters.

LG 4K Smart UHD TV w/ AI ThinQ 86” – $1,599

Key Features

  • IPS 4K Display
  • LG ThinQ AI | Google Assistant | Alexa
  • α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
  • Dolby Vision

Samsung TU8000 Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV 85” – $1,799

Key Features

  • Experience crystal clear colors that are fine-tuned to deliver a naturally crisp and vivid picture.
  • Picture quality to move you, made possible by a single chip that orchestrates color, optimizes high contrast ratio, and masters HDR.

With markdowns as steep as $1,500 and prices from $1,599 to $8,499, this year is filled with great choices for the new over 80” TV’s. This just might be the year to update your home theater’s centerpiece.