TV screen sizes have grown enormously in recent years, with giant, cinema-like displays becoming viable options for home theater enthusiasts and commercial users alike. But what are some of the absolute largest TV sizes available today? Let‘s take an in-depth look at the biggest consumer and specialty extra-large TVs.
Standard Large Screen Consumer TV Sizes
For most homes, TVs in the 65 to 85 inch range represent the practical upper limit. While far from cheap, these large screen sizes can still fit within many living rooms and budgets.
With about a 7 foot diagonal, 85-inch TVs are where screen size starts to get truly huge for the average home. Picture quality is excellent on premium models like LG‘s OLED85C2PUA with its self-lit OLED pixels and over 8 million pixels for true 4K clarity. This 85-inch LG OLED TV offers deep blacks, vibrant colors, and a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth motion, priced around $3,500 (Consumer Reports, 2022).
Samsung‘s 85-inch QN85B Neo QLED TV takes LCD picture quality to superb levels with advanced mini-LED backlighting featuring ultra-precise dimming zones. Quantum dot technology delivers over a billion rich colors, matched with a boosted 240Hz refresh rate for fast action (Digital Trends, 2022). Expect to pay $4,500+ for this 85-inch Samsung model.
For those seeking an extra-large LCD/LED TV option from Sony, the XR-85X95K with full-array local dimming matched with cognitive intelligence image processing provides stellar 4K images. Pricing lands around $3,700 for this 85-inch Bravia model (CNET, 2022).
Stepping up to a 98-inch TV creates an extraordinarily immersive experience, with some models costing as much as a luxury car! Samsung‘s 98-inch QN98B Neo QLED TV leaps to a next-level 98-inch screen matched with Quantum Matrix Pro technology for fine-tuned backlight control and contrast. At around $15,000, this 98-inch Samsung Smart TV delivers an unmatched home theater experience for the price (Samsung, 2022).
For a giant OLED TV, LG‘s 97.5-inch G2 model provides over 33 million self-illuminating pixels with intensely vivid color and perfect black levels. With a retail price up to $25,000, only the most devoted cinephiles will invest in LG‘s largest consumer OLED TV (LG, 2022).
At the pinnacle, Sony‘s Z9G 98-inch Master Series LED TV combines precise backlight control, up to 10,000 nits peak brightness, and cognitive processing for images rivaling professional master monitors. For a cool $60,000, dedicated home theater enthusiasts gain this best-in-class 98-inch Sony TV (Sony, 2022).
Colossal 100-Inch+ TV Screens
Beyond 98 inches enters the realm of custom TV installations better suited for spacious dedicated home theaters, mega-mansions, or business applications. While requiring a professional installer and costing over $100,000 in most cases, these enormous TVs provide truly mind-blowing viewing experiences.
Samsung‘s The Wall
Samsung‘s modular micro-LED displays called The Wall represent the cutting edge of gigantic TV sizes. Using individual self-illuminating LEDs for each pixel, The Wall can be configured from 73 inches up to a staggering 292 inches. Nearly 25 feet wide, Samsung‘s largest The Wall display forms a vast video wall for luxury screening rooms. This modular technology also allows customized aspect ratios and shapes to match the installation space (Samsung, 2022).
LG‘s Large-Scale OLED and LCD TVs
Beyond its 97.5-inch G2 OLED TV, LG can create custom OLED installations up to 217 inches diagonally, leveraging 37.5 million self-lit pixels on the enormous curved screen. For LCD displays, LG offers its Extreme Home Cinema series supporting screens up to a cinema-grade 220 inches (LG, 2022).
These extra-large LG TVs require custom installation but deliver a true movie theater experience at home. Pricing soars well into six figures.
Sony and Others
Sony also announced 101-inch and 150-inch version of its Crystal LED TV, targeted at luxury residences and commercial settings like corporate lobbies. Sharp and other brands also offer custom large screen TV installations exceeding 100 inches. The sky‘s the limit for those with the dedicated space and budget.
Projection Screens for Giant "TV" Viewing
Projectors offer another flexible path for realizing extra-large screen sizes exceeding 100 inches. Especially with the advent of 4K and laser projection technology, home theater projectors provide cinema-like screen sizes at relatively affordable price points.
4K Laser Projectors
4K laser projectors like Sony‘s VPL-GTZ380 can throw a 120 to 200-inch image while providing exceptional clarity, contrast, color and overall image quality. Laser light output remains bright and stable over thousands of viewing hours. Pairing a laser projector like this $9,800 Sony model with a motorized screen creates a ultra-large 4K "TV" for big screen movie viewing (ProjectorCentral, 2022).
Short Throw 4K Projectors
For tighter spaces, short throw and ultra short throw 4K projectors can create giant projected images from just inches away. Models like Optoma‘s UST50 produce a 100-150 inch screen size from near the wall or screen. Pricing runs around $3,500 for this flexible large-screen projection option (ProjectorCentral, 2022).
1080p Projectors Up to 300 Inches
If full 4K resolution is less critical, 1080p projectors like BenQ‘s HT2150ST can throw a massive image up to 300 inches diagonally from about 13 feet away. This short throw 1080p projector produces bright, vibrant video on screens up to 25 feet wide, all for around $1,500. Enjoy movies like never before with a projected image rivaling commercial cinemas (BenQ, 2022).
How Big is Too Big? Room and Viewing Considerations
While huge TV and projection screens can provide incredible viewing experiences, it‘s also important to consider your room size, layout, seating placement, and optimal viewing distances. An excessively large screen in a small room will overwhelm the space, while insufficient seating room may make giant screens uncomfortable to watch for long periods.
As a general rule of thumb, you want to position seating at 1 to 1.5 times the screen diagonal length away. For a 100-inch screen, seats should ideally be 100 to 150 inches (or 8 to 12.5 feet) from the screen. Larger screens need appropriate room size and layouts to maximize immersion and long-term viewing comfort.
Carefully evaluate room dimensions, lighting conditions, screen placement limitations, and desired seating arrangements to select the ideal screen size. While bigger can be better, the largest screen that fits your space, budget, and needs makes the most sense for your personalized home theater.