This is a great price range to buy a TV. Most of our best-rated TVs will be found here, without much compromise. Without further ado, here are the best TVs under $2,000 at the start of 2017:
Best picture quality under $2,000
The Samsung UN65KS8000 dropped below $2,000 and at this price, it’s simply a no-brainer. It offers excellent picture quality and is great in just about every aspect.
It’s one of the brightest TVs we’ve tested, with only other Samsungs beating it by a hair. Because of that, it does really well with HDR, not to mention that the HDR mode does not affect input lag for the gamers planning to use the newer consoles. For most uses, the KS8000 is the best 4k TV under $2,000.
Note: The pricier UN65KS9000 is a little bit better, but the difference is not significant, so buy the cheaper UN65KS8000 instead.
Defeated only by OLEDs, the Vizio P Series 2016 is the home cinema champion below $2000.
It has the best local dimming on the market and excellent contrast and black uniformity. Despite not being good at HDR gaming and not as good as the Samsung at upscaling content, if you’re going to be watching a lot of 4k movies in a dark room, the Vizio P65-C1 is the right buy.
Best value for size under $2,000
If you must have the largest TV you can afford in this price range, the Vizio M Series 2016 is the biggest available. It’s a pretty good TV that performs similarly, but slightly worse than the P Series. It’s however only 5” larger than our top picture quality picks, so for most cases, you're better off getting the slightly smaller Samsung KS8000.
Our recommendations above are what we think is currently the best TV under $2,000 to buy for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't really 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 $2,000 that didn't make the cut:
- Samsung UN55KS9000. Very good set but isn't worth the extra over the KS8000. See our review
- Sony XBR55X930D. Great all around TV but for the same price as the Samsung and Vizio, only 55" is available. See our review
- LG 65UH8500. Trumped by most other TVs in the price range, only ever advisable if you plan to mostly watch the TV from the side. See our review.
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here are the list of all our reviews of TVs that are less than $2,000. Be careful to not 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.
Questions & Answers
I had the boards switched out, but was told it was the screen. After several phone calls with Samsung, they basically said it was on my dime. Come to find out it was a known issue with the models in that time frame. That has basically put a bad taste in my mouth regarding Samsung. I know they look great, but I want the unit to last a long time, since it is a sizable investment - I definitely don't look at it like a throwaway item.
So my question is, if I had a budget of $2,000 and wanted a 65-75" TV and I didn't care if it was 4k (it would be nice if it was, though), what would be your recommendation?
I would be open to another Samsung if you recommended it, but am finding it hard to choose a TV that I will not have buyer's remorse over. I have narrowed it down to one TV, but the price is keeping me from pulling the trigger.
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