TVs under $1,500 can get you some of the best picture quality available. 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. Without further ado, here are the best TVs under $1500.
Best TV under $1,500
The Sony XBR55X900E is the best 4k TV under $1,500. It's one of the most well-rounded LED TVs we've tested and performed as well as some of the much more expensive models available.
Picture quality is great. The Sony X900E produces deep uniform blacks and can display a wide gamut of colors. It isn't quite as bright as more expensive models, but its HDR performance is still quite satisfactory thanks to its good color volume. Watching sports is bliss on the X900E thanks to its excellent motion performance, which combined with its low input lag makes it a terrific gaming TV as well.
Most people will be very pleased with the X900E. Its only real downside is the limited viewing angles. If you're not planning on watching this TV from a steep angle, then the X900E is the best TV you can buy under 1500$.
Best value for size under $1,500
For a larger TV, look for the Vizio M65-D0 4k LED TV. It won't have quite as good a picture quality as the Sony X900E, but it will still do great while watching movies in a dark room.
The biggest feature of the Vizio M Series is its impressive local dimming. It's quite similar to the more expensive model in the Vizio line, the P Series 2016. Local dimming helps to produce greater contrast dynamically by shutting off the backlight in certain regions of the screen. Another great feature of the Vizio M is its exceptionally low input lag, making it a very good choice for video games.
Its HDR capabilities are pretty limited, and picture quality does degrade at an angle, but if you're looking for a larger sized TV under $1,500, then the 65 inch Vizio M65-D0 is a great choice.
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).
A few examples of TVs under $1500 that didn't make the cut:
- Vizio P55-C1. 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 55UH8500. Good 4k TV for its picture quality at an angle, but poor blacks in a dark room. See our review
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.