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70-Inch TV Dimensions: How Wide and How Tall is It?

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70-Inch TV Dimensions: How Wide and How Tall is It?

Key Points

  • 70-inch TVs are not suitable for most primary bedrooms and living rooms due to their large size.
  • There is a limited selection of 70-inch TVs on the market, with 65-inch and 75-inch TVs being more popular.
  • The dimensions of a 70-inch TV can vary, but the width is approximately 69 inches and the height is around 38 inches.
  • When selecting a TV size, it is important to consider the viewing distance, with a 70-inch TV recommended for a distance of at least nine and a half feet.
  • A 70-inch TV is best suited for a large open family room or an outdoor viewing area.

Purchasing a 70-inch TV is an investment in your time and enjoyment. However, TV sizes can be confusing. What are the actual dimensions of a 70-inch TV? How wide and tall is a 70” TV? We will explain how to interpret TV marketing terminology so you can know what size TV is best for you.

70-inch TVs aren’t for people who are shy about having a large TV on the wall. Many of us may find that a 70-inch TV is too large for most primary bedrooms and living rooms.

If you have the extra wall space, though, and want an immersively large TV, we’ll break down what you need to know about sizing. Let’s get into it!

70-Inch TV Dimensions

TVWidth x Height x Wall Depth x (Stand Depth) Viewable Display Size
SAMSUNG QLED 4K Q60C Series Quantum HDR, Dual LED (2023 Model)61.4” x 37 x1” (12.6”)69.5”
SAMSUNG Q60B Series 4K UHD Dual LED Quantum HDR (2022 Model)61.4” x 37” x1” (12.6”)69.5”
SAMSUNG 4K 60A Series – UHD Dual LED Quantum HDR  (2021 Model)62” x 36.3” x 1” (13.4”)69.5”
LG HDR 4K UHD Smart TV61.5″ x 38.3” x 2.4” (14.2”)69.5”
VIZIO 70-inch LED 4K UHD Smart TV61.8” x 35.7” x 2.7” (7.87”)69.5”
VIZIO 70-Inch M-Series 4K QLED HDR 61.1” x 36.6” x 2.9” (13.5”)69.5”
VIZIO V-Series 4K UHD LED 61.8” x 38.4” 2.7” (13”)69.5”
SAMSUNG TU-7000 Series Class Smart TV61.9” x 37.8” x 2.4 (13.4”)69.5”
Hisense A6 Series 4K UHD62.1” x 37.9” x 2.85” (13.4”)70”
Incredible Display
SAMSUNG 70-Inch Class QLED 4K Q60C Series Smart TV QN70Q60C (2023)
$897.99
  • QLED 4K Quantum HDR
  • Dual LED
  • Object Tracking Sound Lite
  • Q-Symphony
  • Motion Xcelerator
  • Gaming Hub
  • Alexa built-in
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02/06/2024 01:16 am GMT
Best Display
SAMSUNG 70-Inch Class QLED Q60B Series TV
$864.00

Natural, alluring colors, even in bright scenes

Upscales content to 4K resolution

Quantum HDR delivers a wide color range, contrast

Multiple voice assistants, including Alexa

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02/06/2024 06:51 am GMT

Why Aren’t There More 70-Inch TVs?

There is a clear lack of 70-inch TV options on the market. Consumer preference has tilted the market in favor of 65-inch TVs as the favorite and 75-inch TVs as the second favorite size.

If you have your heart set on a 70-inch TV, this may work in your favor price-wise. Watch for steep markdowns for the best opportunity to save a few dollars.

Brilliant Colors
SAMSUNG 70-Inch Class QLED Q60A SeriesSmart TV QN70Q60AAVXZA (2021)
  • 4K UHD Dual LED Quantum HDR display
  • Alexa built-in
  • 70-inch
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How Are TV Dimensions Measured?

The exterior size of 70-inch TVs is very similar across manufacturers. There is some variance in the width and height of the TVs, though.

Take a look at the image below. The screen size of televisions is measured from corner to corner of the screen, not directly across horizontally.

TVs are measured diagonally from the corner of the screen to the opposite corner of the screen, not horizontally.
Crisp Display
LG 70UQ7590PUB 70 Inch HDR 4K UHD Smart TV 2022
$869.00
  • 70-inch
  • HDR 4K UHD display
  • Bundle
  • 2-yer CPS Enhanced Protection Pack
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02/06/2024 01:17 am GMT

Display Size: Horizontal Measurement

A 70-inch TV doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have a 70-inch display. When measuring the display screen, 70-inch TVs are roughly 70 inches diagonally from the lower left to the upper right corner.

70-inch TVs that have a bezel may not have a 70-inch display. 70-inch TVs with a bezel may have an actual 70-inch display size. The only way to know for sure is to examine the TV manufacturing companies’ marketing material carefully. Some TVs listed as 70 inches are closer to 69 inches.

In the table above, you’ll see that only one of the 9 TVs examined have a 70-inch display. We don’t believe that a half-inch is a big deal, but the dimensions of the display case are essential for dead-center wall hanging.

Depth Measurement

TV depth measurements are separated into two categories. Let’s break them down.

Super Sharp
VIZIO 70-inch V-Series Full Array LED 4K UHD Smart TVV705X-J01 (Renewed)
$999.99
  • Full Array LED 4K UHD
  • HDR10+
  • IQ Active
  • V-Gaming Engine
  • Apple AirPlay and Chromecast built-in
  • Free wall mount (no stand)
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02/06/2024 07:27 pm GMT

Wall Depth

The wall depth is the measurement of the thickness of the TV. Usually, this is roughly one to three inches. We do recommend that you pay attention to the direction, vertical or horizontal, of the HDMI and USB ports.

Horizontal ports on the rear of the TV mean the HDMI cables need to make a sharp right turn down the wall. You’ll need more than an inch of wall space to make the turn unless you pick up a right-angle adapter.

TV manufacturing companies may list two values for depth. One measurement is the thickness of the TV at its thinnest point, usually the display panel. A second measurement may be for the thickness of the TV at its thickest location, usually the HDMI and USB port locations. Carefully read the product information to understand which dimension you’re using.

We recommend selecting a tilting wall mount for the 70-inch TV. Most bigger TVs are mounted higher on the wall in larger rooms, so you’ll want the ability to tilt the TV display down a little bit.

Great for Tight Spaces
VCE HDMI 90 and 270 Degree Adapter 2-Pack
$5.99
  • 2-pack
  • Right-angle HDMI
  • Male to female
  • 3D & 4K supported
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Tilt All You Want!
Mounting Dream UL Listed Advanced Tilt TV Wall Mount
$59.99
  • Fits most 42-90-inch TVs
  • Full tilt extension up to 7"
  • Fits 16", 18", 24" studs
  • Max VESA 600 x 400mm
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The entertainment center needs to be wide enough, and sturdy enough, to hold the 70-inch TV securely.
Don’t forget to measure the width of your entertainment center if you plan to use the TV stand.

Stand Depth

The stand depth is the width of the support feet that hold up the TV when placed on a table or entertainment center. We find it hard to imagine putting a 70-inch TV on top of an entertainment center. A wall mount is the best option.

If you do want to use a stand for your 70-inch TV, they’re approximately 13 inches in width. Your table or entertainment center must be at least this wide for the frame to fit correctly.

We’d recommend a table width of at least two feet. That may seem large, but if you place the TV in the center of the table, you’ll only have about six inches in the front and back before a leg falls off the table.

Be sure to take note of the proper measurements.
Best Value
VIZIO 70-Inch M-Series 4K QLED HDR Smart TV
$811.54
  • Watch TV shows, and movies in 4K Ultra HD
  • Dolby Vision brings lifelike accuracy and colors
  • Next-gen QLED delivers cinematic colors
  • Active full array backlight for stunning depth, contrast
  • Voice remote, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Alexa built-in
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02/06/2024 07:22 pm GMT
Fantastic Compatibility
VIZIO 70-Inch V-Series 4K UHD LED Smart TV V705-J03 (2022)
$719.56
  • 4K UHD LED
  • Voice remote
  • Dolby Vision
  • HDR10+
  • Alexa compatibility
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02/06/2024 01:20 am GMT

What Size TV Do I Need?

When purchasing a new TV, selecting the correctly sized TV for your viewing distance is crucial. If you jump from a smaller TV to a larger one, we recommend you map it out on the wall before buying it.

Use blue painter’s tape (or cut up a paper bag) and tape out the area on the wall where you plan to place the TV. Is it too big for the room? A gigantic TV in a small space looks weird.

A 70-inch television is the proper size if you’ll be sitting at least nine and a half feet away from the TV. Not nine feet from wall to wall, but nine feet from the TV to your eyeballs. (That’s a big room.)

If you’re sitting too close to the TV, you’ll not be able to take in all the action happening at either end of the TV.

The chart below contains our recommendations for the best-sized TV for your house. We’ve also got you covered with recommendations for the best 70-inch TVs.

Best TV Sizes Chart. A 70-inch TV is a good choice for a viewing distance of at least nine or ten feet.
Check out this guide.
Best 70-Inch Screen
SAMSUNG 70-inch TU-7000 Series Class Smart TV
$847.95
  • Ultrafast processor that upscales content into 4K
  • Next-gen apps and enhancements
  • HDMI, USB, and Ethernet input.
  • Crystal clear colors for crisp, vivid pictures
  • Bluetooth and Wi-FI enabled TV 
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Final Thoughts

A 70-inch TV is a big TV and is usually too large for a bedroom or indoor recreation area. 70-inch TVs are more geared towards a large open family room or a protected outdoor viewing area.

You’ll find that most 70-inch TVs have a display size of approximately 69.5 inches when measured from the lower left corner to the upper right corner of the display screen.

A 70-inch TV’s width is approximately 69 inches and its height is around 38 inches. The wall depth varies anywhere between one and three and a half inches. The stand varies in width, ranging from about seven to approximately thirteen inches.

Top Display
Hisense 70-Inch Class A6 Series 4K UHD Smart Google TV 70A6H
$479.99
  • 70-inch 4K UHD display
  • Alexa compatibility
  • Dolby Vision HDR
  • DTS Virtual:X
  • Sports and Game Modes
  • Voice remote
  • Chromecast built-in
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02/06/2024 01:20 am GMT

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a 70-inch TV a good choice?

A good choice for you may not be a good choice for someone else. Finding the right size TV for your room is based on the room dimensions and viewing angle. If you find it on sale, a 70-inch TV may be a great choice. You may find that a 65-inch TV is a few hundred dollars cheaper than a 70″ TV at regular (non-discounted) prices. You may not notice the size difference enough to justify a larger TV.

How much should I pay for a 70-inch TV?

The price of a new 70-inch TV has a wide price range. Previous generation models (2020, 2021) land around $300. 2022 70-inch TV models are roughly $700, and 2023 models are closer to $1,000. We’d recommend looking at the features each TV offers and deciding which model is best suited for your needs. An older model may fit your budget perfectly.

Is a 70-inch TV too big for a room?

It all depends on the size of your room. A 70-inch TV is designed for large rooms: a large living room, outdoor area, and entertainment area. A 70-inch TV isn’t designed for a 10′ x 12′ bedroom. You’ll need at least nine or ten feet, as a minimum distance, between you and the TV. You’ll likely regret purchasing a 70-inch TV if you have less space than that.

It’s all about the size of the room you place the TV in. It needs to be large if you hang the TV in a spacious living room with 20-foot dimensions. If you install the TV in a bedroom or small living room, it should be sized accordingly.

Can one person pick up a 70-inch TV?

No, one person should not pick up a 70-inch TV by themselves. You want a friend to help with this project. Consider using two side-by-side ladders when lifting the 70-inch TV onto the mount. Some 70–inch TVs weigh around 30 lbs, but others weigh upwards of 70 lbs.

What's the best-sized TV for a 12 x 12 room?

The size of the TV is based on how far away from the TV you’ll be sitting. If you’re sitting in a 12′ x 12′ room, and your couch is six feet away from a 70-inch TV, it’s too large. If you’re sitting in the same 12′ x 12′ room, but your couch is nine feet away from the TV, 70 inches is a great size.

Check out the chart in this article to help you select the best-sized TV based on how far away from it you’ll be sitting.

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