The average TV screen size in U.S. homes has increased by about 50 percent, according to data from Consumer Reports and Nielsen. The bigger flat screen trend is driven largely by the growing number of people who watch television at home since the global pandemic.
People Want Larger Screen TVs
Recent research conducted by Samsung and IA Collaborative, states that 8 out of 10 consumers made the switch to a bigger screen. Almost no one is regretting going to a bigger TV.
According to the research, 98% of consumers who bought a 75-inch+ TV said they
are highly satisfied with their purchase.
What is the Biggest TV Size?
In the spirit of “bigger is better”, we’ve compiled a list of the largest TV size available in the world. From the 292-inch & 325-inch luxury ‘home’ versions to the ridiculous 1000-inch marketing use TV. We also showcase three more affordable TVs, still pushing 100-inches, you might be able to afford.
Samsung’s 292-inch The Wall TV
Featured at the 2019 CES, the largest TV maker in the world, Samsung, has put out one of the biggest TV ever. The Wall, thanks to modular, build-in-as-big-a-TV-as-you-wish MicroLED technology, measures up to 292 inches (that’s over 24 feet) in its largest iteration. The combination of the massive size, extreme brightness, and contrast
Samsung showed off a 4K and 8K version of this MicroLED technology, which uses super-fine LEDs to provide light and color for individual pixels. Because The Wall is made up of borderless tiles, the modular design allows additional tiles to be added, making an even bigger version of The Wall possible.
The 4K Wall TV can range in size from 146 inches to 292 diagonal inches and use MicroLED technology instead of an OLED or traditional LED screen. MicroLED displays offer many of the benefits you’d find in OLED, including bright, vibrant colors and perfect black levels. But they also boast 1,600 nits (numbers that measure light output) of brightness. That’s brighter than current OLED sets.
The company also showed off a 150-inch version with 8K resolution.
“The Wall” TVs are available for purchase and are the only sets on the market to offer microLED technology from Samsung. The only thing larger than this wall-sized TV, maybe the price.
The company recently started selling residential and commercial “Luxury” versions of The Wall. Multiple panels are needed to make a single screen with 4K resolution, and individual panels are priced at more than $16,000 each.
So they are not cheap. A typical installation costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. A little outside most budgets.
LG’s 325-inch 8K DVLED TV – in ‘Extreme Home Cinema’
In September of 2021, LG just unveiled its new lineup of Direct View LED (DVLED) Extreme Home Cinema sets, the largest of which measures a mind-blowing 325 inches diagonally.
It uses Direct View LED technology to deliver a cinema-sized screen at the ultra-HD resolution of an 8K television. The brand’s new DVLED TVs feature anywhere from 2 million to 33 million LED diodes each.
Previously only available to commercial clients, the 325-inch monster screen is now available to the rest of us. Aimed at “super-luxury” homes, you’ll have to part with a small fortune to get your hands on the Extreme Home Cinema screen display.
The top-of-the-line 325-inch 8K DVLED model packs 33 million LED diodes into its 23.6 feet by 13.3 feet frame and tips the scales at an impressive 2,222 pounds. The screen is so large that it lets you watch several different TV channels at once. With the help of LG’s UltraStretch feature, you could watch up to twenty channels at the same time.
Super big and super luxury doesn’t come cheap. The price for the top-of-the-line model will run you a cool $1.7 million. Ouch!
On the plus side, LG throws in a complimentary five-year customer service package valued at $30,000 for this theater-sized TV.
The Biggest TV: Samsung’s 1000-inch MicroLED display ‘2021 The Wall’
Samsung announced a new version of The Wall, called “2021 The Wall”, in July of 2021. The company’s modular MicroLED display measures over 1000-inch.
The 2021 model of The Wall boasts several notable improvements over prior models, including higher refresh rates (120Hz), 1600 nits peak brightness, better color accuracy and contrast, simpler installation, and more. A new Micro AI processor chip onboard claims to upscale the image quality up to 8K in real-time by analyzing and optimizing every video frame using up to 16 Neural Network Models.
Each LED has been reduced by up to 40%, resulting in improved color uniformity and contrast, according to Samsung. Ultra Chroma technology creates narrower wavelengths to “produce RGB colors twice as pure and more accurate than conventional LEDs.” It can also be configured horizontally, doubling the resolution to 16K.
2021 The Wall model also offers Micro Motion and Micro HDR for a smooth viewing experience and a consistent picture quality. Four picture-by-picture displays allow businesses to display four separate video feeds simultaneously at up to 4K resolution.
The television comes with new wireless docking connections and a bezel-free design, resulting in easier setup and installation. The display can be set in various positions, including convex, concave, incline, L-type, and ceiling hanging.
2021 The Wall is not meant for households and clearly geared towards marketing use cases and businesses. At present, its price is unknown.
The Biggest TVs for Sale
Are you looking to buy one of the biggest TVs you can find — lucky you. There are a number of new flat screen offerings 75-inches and above from Samsung, LG, Sony, TCL, and Hisense. We’ve listed the biggest tv size you can buy today.
Model QN98QN90AAFXZA, 2021 Model year.
The biggest 8K TV set with premium features
XR85Z9J, 2021 Model
The best value 8K 85″ HDTV
QN85QN800AFXZA, 2021 Model
If you’re in the market for a new TV, be sure to see our ‘The best time to buy a TV’ guide for help finding the biggest TV screen size you can afford.