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

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

An 85-inch TV isn’t a good choice for all viewers, but if you have the proper space, it’s a good choice for a large living room or entertainment room. An 85-inch TV is far too large for most primary bedrooms unless you have a huge bedroom.

If you’re looking to go big, you’re probably wondering: Just how big and tall is an 85-inch TV? You might be surprised that an 85-inch TV isn’t actually 85 inches long! Let’s look at 9 different examples of 85-inch (and one 86-inch) TVs to check their dimensions.

Actual 85-Inch TV Dimensions

TVWidth x Height x Wall Depth x (Stand Depth) Viewable Display Size
SAMSUNG Class QLED 4K Q60C Series TV (2023)74.8” x 42.7” x 1.1” (13.6”)84.5”
Sony 4K Ultra HD TV X77L Series LED Smart TV (2023)74.9” x 43” x 1.1” (17.9”)84.6”
TCL Q6 QLED 4K Streaming UHD TV (2023)74.4” x 42.8” x 3.7” (15”)85”
SAMSUNG Class Crystal UHD 4K CU8000 TV (2023)74.8“ x 42.8” x 1.1” (15.5”) 84.5”
SAMSUNG Class QLED 4K Q70C Series TV (2023)74.9” x 42.8” x 1.1″ (15.5”)84.5”
Sony 4K Ultra HD TV X80K Series LED TV (2022)74.9” x 43” x 2.9” (18”)84.6”
Hisense Class U7 Series Mini-LED ULED 4K TV (2023)74.8” x 43.1” x 2.8” (17.9”)
84.25”
Sony 4K Ultra HD TV X90L Series TV (2023)74.5” x 42.7” x 2.8” (18.4”)84.6”
VIZIO P-Series Quantum X 4K QLED HDR TV (2022)74.5” x 42.6” x 3.3” (13.8”)84.5”
LG UQ7590 86-Inch Class UHD TV (2022)75.9” x 45.9” x 2.4″ (14.2”)85.6”
Top Clarity
SAMSUNG 85-Inch Class QLED 4K Q60C Series Smart TV QN85Q60C (2023)
$1,597.99
  • 85-inch QLED 4K Dual LED Quantum HDR display
  • Object Tracking Sound Lite
  • Q-Symphony
  • Motion Xcelerator
  • Gaming Hub
  • Alexa built-in
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01/16/2024 02:42 pm GMT
Amazing Depth
Sony 85-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV X77L Series Smart Google TV KD85X77L (2023)
$1,098.00
  • 85-in 4K Ultra LED display
  • 4K Processor X1
  • Access to all your favorite streaming apps in one place with Google TV
  • Use your voice to search and ask questions with Google Assistant
  • Supports Apple AirPlay
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01/17/2024 02:31 pm GMT
Super Bright
TCL 85-Inch Q6 QLED 4K Smart TV with Google TV 85Q650G
$998.00
  • 85-inch QLED 4K display
  • UHD streaming
  • Dolby Vision and Atmos
  • HDR Pro+
  • Game Accelerator Enhanced Gaming
  • Voice remote
  • Works with Alexa
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01/17/2024 01:29 am GMT

How Are TV Dimensions Measured?

The display screens of the TVs listed in the table are roughly the same size: about 74.5 inches wide and  43 inches tall.

Below, you’ll see how TV manufacturing companies measure the dimensions of a TV. The image shows the approximate height, width, and depth of 85-inch TVs.

A TV’s display size measures the distance from the lower left corner to the upper right corner.
Incredible Display
SAMSUNG 85-Inch Class Crystal UHD 4K CU8000 Series Smart TV UN85CU8000 (2023)
$1,197.99
  • 85-inch Crystal UHD 4K
  • Object Tracking Sound Lite
  • Q-Symphony
  • Motion Xcelerator
  • Ultra-slim
  • Solar remote
  • Alexa built-in
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01/17/2024 02:41 pm GMT

Display Size: Horizontal Measurement

If you noticed, the width of the TVs isn’t 85 inches, but closer to 75 inches. TV manufacturing companies use a diagonal measurement of the display screen to get the size of the TV. This is a measurement from the lower left-hand corner to the upper right-inside corner of the display screen, and this value is deemed the size of the TV.

85-inch TVs typically have displays that range in width from 74.5 inches to 74.9 inches. The height of 85-inch TVs is typically between 42.6 inches and 43.1 inches.

There is minimal variation between the display sizes of the TVs listed above. Less expensive, more minor, budget-friendly TVs may have slightly more variance in the actual viewing area of the display screen. There’s a slight display size variance between manufacturing companies with regard to 85-inch TVs.

Amazing Colors
SAMSUNG 85-Inch Class QLED 4K Q70C Series QN85Q70C (2023)
$1,997.99
  • 85-inch QLED 4K Quantum HDR Dual LED display
  • Object Tracking Sound Lite
  • Q-Symphony
  • Motion Xcelerator Turbo+
  • Gaming hub
  • Alexa built-in
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01/17/2024 12:30 am GMT

Depth Measurement

Depth measurements can be tricky, so you should carefully evaluate the manufacturing companies’ specific TV model marketing material.

Verify that the 85-inch TV stand will fit safely atop your entertainment center.

Wall Depth

The wall depth of a TV may have two different thickness measurements. The thinnest portion of the TV, generally the display portion, is often listed at the thickness measurement. The TVs in our chart range in thickness from 1 inch (like the SAMSUNG Class QLED 4K Q60C Series TV) to almost four inches (such as the TCL Q6 QLED 4K TV).

If you plan to mount the TV on a wall, you may be very interested in the thickness measurements. One of the goals of wall-mounted TVs is for them to sit as flush as possible on the wall. A thinner profile is preferable to a thicker profile. TV wall mounts may add an extra two or three inches in depth to the thickness of the TV. Depending on the TV and wall mount you select, the display will sit anywhere from two to seven inches off the wall.

Best for Sports and Gaming
Sony 85" 4K Ultra HD TV
$1,298.00
  • Resolution: 4K
  • Sony's X1 HDR Processor included
  • Triluminos Pro by Sony ensures an excellent color experience
  • Google Assistant included
  • Dolby Vision HDR
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01/17/2024 01:09 am GMT

Stand Depth

You may opt to place the TV in an entertainment center instead of mounting it on the wall. If so, the stand is a critical piece of the puzzle. The stand is attached to the bottom of the TV and firmly holds the TV in a vertical position.

The stands vary in width from roughly 14 to 18 inches. Be sure to factor in the width of the entertainment center with the width of the 85-inch TV stand.

A universal stand may offer a smaller stand footprint but may be less stable than a stand with a broader and deeper footprint. TVs this size are heavy, ranging from about 100 lbs to 150 lbs. An 85-inch TV isn’t the TV you want to fall off your entertainment center.

African American Streaming And Watching Movie On TV Screen
A TV Stand is a good option if you don’t want to hang a TV on a wall.

What Size TV Do I Need?

When planning to take home an 85-inch TV, consider a few things before spending your money.

Physical Size and Weight

A monster-sized 85-inch TV is a serious piece of wall real estate. When going with a TV of this size, consider paying someone to install it for you or bring a few friends to the house to help hang it up.

With weights ranging from 100 lbs to 150 lbs, you don’t want to tackle this project alone. If you insist on wall mounting a TV of this size, we recommend a smaller 65- or 70-inch TV. The installation instructions include information on installing the TV stand and what steps to take to lift it into position safely.

If you do want to wall mount an 85-inch TV, you need to consider the placement of the wall mount itself. The mount needs to screw into 2 x 4 studs or concrete. We don’t recommend mounting a $2,000 TV with drywall anchors. If you decide to mount with drywall anchors anyway, check the weight rating and add in the weight of the wall mount itself.

Great Features
Hisense 85-Inch Class U7 Series ULED TV 85U7K
$1,798.00
  • 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
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01/17/2024 09:46 pm GMT

Room Size

An 85-inch TV isn’t for the faint of heart or those with a small room. You’ll need at least 11.5 feet between you and the TV. That’s the minimum distance. You can easily watch an 85-inch TV from 15 to 18 feet away without losing image quality.

Gigantic TVs require a lot of space for proper viewing. An 85-inch TV isn’t designed for the standard bedroom dimensions. It’s designed for an entertainment room, family room, personal theater, or outdoor space.

Measure the distance from the wall location to the primary viewing locations in your room. Recognize that off-angle viewing positions may be closer to the TV, so make measurements from all the places in your room, not only the furthest distances.

We suggest using blue painter’s tape on the wall and outlining the position you plan to place the TV. An 85-inch TV may completely overwhelm a standard-sized wall. You may need to place the TV higher on the wall than expected. Marking out the proposed location will allow you to see the placement and find the 2 x 4 studs before you commit to a purchase.

The chart below demonstrates the best size TV based on your room size.

Best TV Sizes Chart
Check out this guide to see what your viewing distance from your TV should be.
Awesome Depth
Sony 85 Inch 4K Ultra HD TV X90L Series Smart Google TV XR85X90L (2023)
  • 85-inch 4K Ultra HD Bravia XR Full Array display
  • Dolby Vision HDR
  • Exclusive features for the PlayStation 5
  • Black
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Final Thoughts

An 85-inch TV is a good choice for very large viewing areas but a poor choice for smaller entertainment areas or standard-sized bedrooms.

The process of wall mounting an 85-inch TV isn’t more complicated than other wall mounts, but the size of the TV is quite large, and the weight can be problematic. You want to have several friends help you install an 85-inch TV or hire a contractor to hang the TV for you. It would be very easy to injure yourself or damage the TV.

Stunning Depth
VIZIO 85-Inch P-Series Quantum X 4K QLED HDR Smart TV P85QX-J01
$2,109.00
  • 85-inch Quantum X 4K OLED HDR display
  • 3,000 nits brightness
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Dolby Vision
  • Alexa compatibility
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01/17/2024 01:01 am GMT
Super Large Display
LG UQ7590 86-Inch Class UHD Smart TV 86UQ7590PUD (2022)
$1,096.99
  • 86-inch UHD 4K display
  • AI-powered 4K
  • Alexa built-in
  • Grey
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01/17/2024 02:51 pm GMT

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an 85-inch TV a good choice?

An 85-inch TV is good if you have a lot of space to wall mount or place atop an entertainment center. You’ll want to have a minimum distance of approximately twelve feet between you and the TV.

How much should I pay for a 75-inch TV?

85-inch TVs are less popular than smaller TVs, so the prices are higher. You can pay roughly $1,000 to $1,600 for a current model; older models, some with lower performance, are about $700. Take care with the older models; some have poorer resolutions and refresh rates.

Is an 85-inch TV big enough for a theater room?

We like the way you think! An 85-inch TV is perfect for a theater room. If you’re considering an 85-inch TV for a dedicated theater room, you may want to consider going even bigger, like 100 inches.

Can one person pick up an 85-inch TV?

We don’t recommend hefting an 85-inch TV by yourself. The 85-inch TVs reviewed in this article weigh between 100 and 150 lbs. That’s enough weight to easily injure yourself or break the TV by mishandling it during installation.

Can a TV be too big for a room?

Yes, a TV can be far too big for a room. If you install an 85-inch TV into a 10′ x 10′ room, you’ll find that the TV is too big for the room. The TV size needs to be proportional to the room size. A TV that’s too large may cause eye strain and a nauseating visual experience.

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