TVs under $1,500 can get you some of the best picture quality available and some decently large TVs. Most of our recommendations are in this price range, and past this point, you start to get into exponentially more expensive models for a very minimal gain in performance.
Best TV under $1,500
For the summer of 2017, the Sony XBR55X900E remains the best TV we've reviewed under $1,500. It offers picture quality similar to models multiple times its price and its well-rounded performance make it a great choice for those planning to use their TVs for a multitude of usages.
The X900E gets bright, and thanks to its local dimming features, it's capable of reproducing deep and uniform blacks that give a great boost to picture quality. It's also capable of reproducing a wide range of colors, so HDR movies have a good effect and look vibrant.
It's also a great pick for sports and video games thanks to its great motion. Its only real downside is the limited viewing angles. If you're not planning on watching this TV from a steep angle, then the X900E is the best TV you can buy under 1500$.
Best Value for Size under $1,500
If you don't mind sacrificing HDR capability and a little bit of versatility, we recommend the massive Vizio E70-E3 4k LED TV. The surface of its screen is almost 40% larger than our best picture quality pick which is great for those looking to get a large TV.
It's a definite drop in quality compared to the Sony and its smart platform might not please everybody, but the Vizio E series still has decent picture quality overall. Thanks to its high contrast, movies look good in a dark room, and the good handling of motion makes it a decent choice for sports. Its input lag is a bit higher than average, but it shouldn't be an issue if you're more of a casual gamer.
- Vizio P55-E1. Contrary to the other sizes of the Vizio P, the 55 inch TV has an IPS panel, which means worse native contrast ratio, but better viewing angle. See our review
- Samsung UN55KS8000. Great TV, but very hard to find nowadays. See our review
- LG 55SJ8500. Decent 4k TV for its picture quality at an angle, but poor blacks in a dark room and bad value for money. See our review
- Samsung UN55MU9000. Good TV with great handling of reflections, but far less versatile than the Sony. See our review
- Samsung UN55MU8000. Better than average 4k TV but no real advantage over the similarly priced X900E. See our review
- LG UJ7700. Decent LED TV with a wide viewing angle, but the Vizio E offers better picture quality and a larger size. See our review
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best TVs under $1,500 to buy for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of TVs that are less than $1,500. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.