A 70-inch TV is a major addition to any household. If you are thinking about investing in a television of this size, it is important to make an informed decision. Before you think about the features for the 70-inch TV you are going to buy, you should think about some practical considerations. First, will a TV of this size fit your space? Second, will you have sufficient seating to provide a comfortable field of view? Third, are you going to mount your 70-inch TV on the wall or stand it on an entertainment center?
Let's discuss mounting the TV first. Most people who buy a TV of this size will want to mount it on the wall. While 70-inch TV dimensions vary, you can count on needing wall space to accommodate a height of around 36 inches, a length of around 62 inches and a depth (not including the mount) of around 3 inches. A full-motion TV mount may be a solid option because it adjusts to provide you with viewing-angle flexibility. A 70-inch TV typically weighs between 55 and 75 pounds, so your mount will probably need to be lined up with studs in the wall. You can get any TV wall mounting or setup help you want from Geek Squad experts.
Getting Maximum Enjoyment from Your 70-Inch 4K TV
You will encounter many acronyms when shopping for a TV, such as 4K, 8K, LED, UHD, HDR, USB, HDMI and more. A 4K TV provides quality resolution with 4 times as many pixels as HD. For most TVs, 4K is considered the standard. 8K TVs, offering twice the resolution of 4K, are also available, although currently 8K TVs are far more expensive than 4K TVs. Nearly all of these big screens have high dynamic range (HDR), which provides brighter, more dynamic, more vibrant colors, making the screen look like real life. That means you can sit closer, without distortion. You’ll want to factor your seating arrangement into your space planning, and allow extra space if you’ll be using home theater seating. Another way to provide seating flexibility is to use bar stools, so guests can eat snacks or enjoy beverages while reveling in the big-screen action.
Audio for Your 70-Inch TV
Another aspect of your television-watching experience to consider is the audio. You may not want to rely on the speakers built in to the TV to provide you with the sound you need to complete the experience. Most newer TVs have slim profiles which don’t lend themselves to providing great sound. So you may want to better match the audio quality to the video quality by incorporating a surround sound system into your setup, or by employing a soundbar. You could also consider putting in smart lights so you can match the mood lighting in the room to what is on the screen.
Content for Your 70-Inch TV
Finally, you’ll want to give some thought to where the content you’ll be watching on your new TV will come from. Most TVs of this size are smart TVs. A 70-inch smart TV has built-in Wi-Fi, giving you access to a world of instant entertainment, movies, TV shows, music and more. Many 70-inch TVs also offer USB inputs, so you can connect your digital camera, camcorder or other USB devices, and HDMI inputs to connect your Blu-ray player, gaming system, or cable or satellite system.