- 80-inch TVs are hard to come by. It’s easier to find 75-, 83-, or 85-inch models.
- TV measurements include width, height, and depth, with the advertised size being the diagonal across the screen.
- The depth of a TV varies depending on whether it includes the stand or not.
- When choosing a TV size, consider the dimensions of your space and the recommended viewing distance based on the display size.
Purchasing a new TV for your home is no small investment. So when you’re ready to take the plunge, you want to be sure that it’s the right choice for you. Aside from streaming services and smart features, it’s important to choose a TV with the correct dimensions for your living space. This sounds simple in theory, but it can be tricky getting your head around TV specs and sizes and figuring out what’s suitable and what isn’t. We’re going to break down how TV measurements work, the dimensions of an 80-inch TV, and how to decide on size.
80-Inch TV Dimensions
|TV||Width x Height x Depth (With Stand)||Viewable Display Size|
|Hisense Class A6 Series (75A6H)||66.0” x 41.0” x 14.1”||75”|
|Hisense Class U7 Series (85U7K)||74.8” x 43.1” x 17.9”||85”|
|LG QNED80 Series (75QNED80URA)||66.0” x 40.6” x 14.1”||75”|
|LG OLED evo G2 Series (OLED83G2PUA)||72.7” x 43.9” x 12.6”||82.5”|
|Sony X90K Series BRAVIA XR (XR-75X90K)||66.0” x 40.8” x 15.8”||74.5”|
|Sony X80K Series Smart Google TV (KD-75X80K)||66.0” x 41.0” x 16.3”||74.5”|
|SAMSUNG QLED 4K Q70A Series (QN75Q70AAFXZA)||66.0” x 40.4” x 13.3”||74.5”|
|SAMSUNG QLED 4K Q70A Series (QN85Q70AAFXZA)||74.9” x 45.4” x 14.5”||84.5”|
|SAMSUNG Neo QLED 4K QN90A Series (QN85QN90AAFXZA)||74.5” x 45.2” x 14.4”||84.5”|
|VIZIO Quantum Pro 4K (VQP75C-84)||65.7” x 37.6” x 13.4”||74.5”|
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- Access to the Google TV ecosystem
- Amazing color range (Dolby Vision HDR)
- Game Mode Plus for a dynamic gaming experience
- DTS delivers an immersive audio experience
- Use voice control to switch channels, browse, and adjust volume
- Mini-LED display with full-array local dimming
- Google Smart TV
- 144Hz Game Mode Pro with ALLM, VRR, and FreesSync Premium Pro
- 1,000 nits brightness
- Supports Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos
- Compatible with Alexa
- QNED Quantum DOT and NanoCell technology
- a7 AI processor Gen6 automatically improves picture quality
- Magic remote and Quick Cards for easy access of your favorite apps
- Optimized for cloud gaming with GeForce NOW
Do 80-Inch TVs Exist?
While it might be possible to find a TV with a display that measures 80 inches exactly, this isn’t as easy as you might assume. These days, TVs often come in a rather precise range of sizes. Among the most common display sizes are 45”, 55”, 65”, 75”, 85”, and bigger. Other than these, sizes tend to hover around the 3-inch mark (i.e., 63”, 73”, 83”, and so on). Therefore, it’s a simpler task to find either a 75- or 85-inch TV.
- Supports voice control
- Size: 83 inches
- Features LG's fifth generation Alpha 9 processor
- Includes Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision
Display Size Measurements
In simple terms, the measurements of a TV are its width, height, and depth. The width is the longer side, i.e., the horizontal, and the height is the shorter, vertical side. In the TV specs, “W” designates width, and “H” designates height. To show how this works, we’ve included a graphic below. You’ll notice that, although the display size is certainly related to the width and height, the advertised size is equivalent to the diagonal across the screen. Sometimes, the display size is exactly as advertised. But usually, it’s around half an inch shorter than what you might expect. This is due to most TVs having a slight edge or bezel around the screen. Therefore, it’s smart to check the specs of your chosen TV closely so that you don’t run into any surprises.
- Delivers deep blacks with high brightness with a truly life-like picture
- Excellent for PlayStation 5 gaming thanks to input lag as low as 8.5ms
- Google TV includes over 700,000 movies and TVs
- Get hundreds of free streaming movies with BRAVIA CORE
- 4K HDR Processor 1 for rich picture quality
- Google Assistant keeps your content organized
- Manage your game settings from one place with Game Menu
- Compatible with Alexa
All About Depth
Without a doubt, the dimensions of your TV display are some of the most important measurements to think about. However, there’s another crucial element involved: depth. To make things a little more complicated, the depth of your TV may differ depending on whether it’s listed including or excluding the TV stand. Usually, both sets of measurements are shown in the listing, but as always, checking the manufacturer’s website can never hurt.
Some manufacturers may also give depth measurements that are vastly different from each other. This is usually because one accounts for the thinnest part of the TV, the display, and the other for the thickest part, where the cables go into the back of the TV. In the first section of this article, we’ve given the TV dimensions with the stand included. Without the stand, you can likely knock off at least 10 inches from the depth measurement. This gives a depth of between 1 and 3 inches. This measurement is good to consider if you’re planning on forgoing the stand and mounting your TV to the wall. Be sure to factor in a few additional inches to account for wall mounts. That’ll give you a good idea of how close to the wall your TV can get.
- Built-in Alexa
- Dual LED backlights for improved contrast
- True-to-life color with Quantum Dots
- Outstanding picture and motion with machine-based 4K processor
Stand vs. Wall Mounting: Things to Consider
Whether you decide to keep your TV on top of a surface or fix it to the wall is largely up to personal preference. However, there are some practicalities to consider before going ahead with your plan. Of course, a stand is arguably the simpler choice of the two. But it pays dividends to take measurements of the surface you intend to place your TV on.
It may seem like the stand will fit comfortably, but you want to make sure your valuable TV is as secure as it can be. To this end, we suggest you use the stand that’s recommended for your TV model and allow for some buffer space on either side to ensure there are no unfortunate accidents. For example, if the stand has a width of 14 inches, it’s sensible to use a surface that has around 7 inches on either side to allow for some movement.
If you’re set on wall mounting, it’s essential to invest in some good-quality mounts for a couple of reasons. Firstly, drywall can only really support loads of up to 100 pounds. Pretty much all TVs around 80 inches surpass this weight. Secondly, even if you could get away with mounting it directly into the wall, it’s not the most reliable or durable material. For peace of mind and relaxing viewing, you want a strong and long-term solution that can protect your TV.
- Quantum 4K Processor adapts your picture with AI
- Built-in Alexa and Google Assistant
- Motion Xcelerator Turbo plus delivers fluid, dynamic motion
- Smart-powered intuitive access to streaming services and apps
Which TV Do I choose?
This question can be almost as hard to answer as “How long is a piece of string?” You may be tempted to think that bigger is better, but in reality, the dimensions of your space heavily dictate the appropriate TV size. Aside from the measurements of your wall or entertainment center, TVs have optimal viewing distances that are influenced by their display sizes.
Generally, if you double the display size, you can calculate the recommended viewing distance for any TV. Therefore, a TV with a display of 85 inches is best to view from around 170 inches away. In more meaningful terms, this is equivalent to just over 14 feet. A quick way to measure up your space is to get some painter’s tape and mark out both the TV dimensions on your wall (or stand dimensions on your entertainment center) and the viewing distance to see if it’s a good fit.
- Supports Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and more
- Built-in Alexa
- Dynamic sound tracks the action on-screen
- Lifelike colors with Quantum HDR technology
- Supports all your favorite streaming services
- HDR Dolby Vision for brilliant, bright picture quality
- Wide viewing angle and minimal glare
- QLED brings more accurate colors than ever before
80-Inch TV Dimensions: Wrapping Up
TV measurements can seem daunting at first glance, and it can be hard to pick the right size. But you’ll thank yourself for taking the time to understand how they work to ensure you get the most bang for your buck. Display sizes may differ slightly but are generally pretty accurate, or around half an inch smaller than advertised. 80-inch TVs are pretty hard to come by. It’s a lot easier to get your hands on a 75-, 83-, or 85-inch model. The viewing distance is proportional to the display size by a factor of 2. Therefore, an 85-inch TV is great to watch from just over 14 feet away.
If you plan on mounting your TV, be sure to mark out the measurements on your wall. This will help you see if the size is suitable. When using a stand, it’s best to go with the officially recommended option. In addition, allow for some wiggle room on either side of the surface.
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