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The 5 Best 4k TVs Under $1,500 - Fall 2019
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Best TVs Under $1,500
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These days, you can find very good TVs under $1,500. Prices of TVs are heading south, and new technology features are finding their way into the more mainstream models, making them available to a wider range of people.

We've tested more than 70 TVs and below are our recommendations for the best TVs under $1,500 you can buy in 2019.


  1. Best TV Under $1,500: LG OLED55B9

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
    8.8
    Mixed Usage
    9.3
    Movies
    8.5
    TV Shows
    8.4
    Sports
    9.0
    Video Games
    9.0
    HDR Movies
    8.8
    HDR Gaming
    8.4
    PC Monitor
    Type : OLED
    Sub-Type
    :
    WRGB
    Resolution : 4k

    The LG OLED55B9 is the best TV under $1,500 we’ve tested so far. This outstanding OLED TV delivers an excellent picture quality with perfect blacks that look amazing in a dark room. Just like all OLED TVs, it has excellent wide viewing angles that favor rooms with wide seating arrangements. HDR content has rich, saturated colors thanks to the TV's wide color gamut. This TV has remarkable motion handling, mostly due to its nearly instantaneous response time that delivers crisp motion and fast-moving content with almost no blur which, however, creates stutter. The TV has a motion interpolation feature, and a black frame insertion feature to help you adjust the appearance of motion. It supports HDMI 2.1, which currently doesn't add much but makes the TV more future-proof. Finally, the input lag is very low, and there is support for the HDMI Forum variable refresh rate technology for nearly tear-free gaming for those with an Xbox One, although it's unlikely that it'll remain an Xbox exclusive.

    Unfortunately, just like all OLED TVs, it has the risk of temporary image retention and permanent burn-in. However, most people won't experience this with normal, varied use.

    Overall, the LG B9 is a remarkable TV with outstanding performance in most uses, and is the best 4k TV under $1,500.

    See our review

  2. Gaming LED Alternative: Samsung QN55Q70R

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If you're too concerned about the burn-in risk on the LG B9 OLED and want an LED TV that also performs better for video games, then get the Samsung Q70/QN55Q70R QLED. You won't get the LG's perfect blacks, but the dark room performance is excellent thanks to the high native contrast ratio and full array local dimming support. This is an impressive TV with great performance in most uses. It's equipped with some of the most advanced gaming features and offers FreeSync variable refresh rate support, low input lag with motion interpolation, and auto low latency mode. If you love video games and are looking for a TV in this price range, this one is for you.

    If you want the best picture quality, get the LG, but if you're concerned about burn-in risk and gaming is your thing, then get the Samsung, one of the best 55 inch TVs under $1,500.

    See our review

  3. Best 65 Inch TV Under $1,500: Vizio PQ65-F1

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
    8.6
    Mixed Usage
    8.6
    Movies
    8.3
    TV Shows
    8.3
    Sports
    9.0
    Video Games
    8.7
    HDR Movies
    8.7
    HDR Gaming
    8.6
    PC Monitor
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    The best 65 inch TV under $1,500 is the Vizio P Series Quantum PQ65-F1. You won't get the wide viewing angles of the LG B9 OLED or the perfect blacks of the OLEDs. On the upside, this TV, apart from being an LED TV with no burn-in risk, is larger and has excellent overall performance. It has an impressive picture quality and delivers deep blacks in a dark room, thanks to its very high native contrast ratio and very good local dimming. It has an excellent wide color gamut and offers excellent HDR performance with vivid colors and highlights that pop. Motion handling is also excellent, and the low input lag will keep most gamers happy.

    Unfortunately, just like most TVs with VA panels, the image loses accuracy when viewed from the side due to the poor viewing angles, so it might not be the best option for those with a room with a wide seating arrangement.

    Overall, this is an excellent TV that will please most people.

    See our review

  4. Wide Angle Alternative: LG 65SM9000

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    IPS
    Resolution : 4k

    If you want a TV with wider viewing angles than the Vizio P Series Quantum 2018 so you can watch your favorite sport with a group of friends, then check out the LG 65SM9000. You won't get the Vizio's blacks, but overall this TV delivers a good picture quality, great motion handling, and an extremely low input lag to please gamers. You can easily place it a large bright room, as it'll fight glare and you can enjoy an accurate image even if you're looking from the side.

    Overall, if you have a dark room and sit straight in front, then get the Vizio PQ65-F1, otherwise, the LG 65SM9000 is a better option for those who often watch from the side. 

    See our review

  5. Best 75 Inch TV Under $1,500: TCL 75R617

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
    8.0
    Mixed Usage
    8.0
    Movies
    7.7
    TV Shows
    7.6
    Sports
    8.6
    Video Games
    8.1
    HDR Movies
    8.4
    HDR Gaming
    8.3
    PC Monitor
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If you're looking for the best 75 inch TV under $1,500, then get the TCL 6 Series/75R617 2018. It can't deliver the same great picture quality as the Vizio P Series Quantum 2018, and it doesn't have the perfect blacks of the LG B9 OLED. That said, this is an impressive TV that delivers good picture quality, deep blacks in a dark room, and can get very bright, making it suitable for any room. It has a wide color gamut and displays HDR content with vivid colors and bright highlights. It has a very fast response time, so fast-moving objects have just a little blur trail. This TV feels very responsive thanks to the very low input lag.

    Unfortunately, its VA panel can't maintain an accurate image when you're watching from the side, and the amount of dirty screen effect on this TV might bother some demanding sports fans.

    Overall, the TCL is a large TV that will keep most of its owners happy, and still costs less than $1,500.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • LG OLED55B8: Excellent TV, but the B9 is more future-proof. See our review
  • Vizio P65-F1: Great TV and great value for the money; get this over the Vizio P Series Quantum if you want to save some cash at the expense of slightly worse performance. See our review
  • Sony XBR55X950G: Great TV, but the Samsung Q70R is better for gaming. See our review
  • LG 65SK9500: Impressive TV, but hard to find. Get this over the 65SM9000 if you can still find it. See our review
  • Sony XBR55X900F: Great TV, but the Samsung Q70R is better for gaming. See our review
  • Sony XBR65X850F: Very good TV with wide viewing angles, but the LG SM9000 is better. See our review
  • Samsung UN65NU8000:  A very good TV packed with gaming features. If gaming and size are important, then get this over the 55" Q70R. See our review
  • Samsung UN75RU7100: Good TV, but the TCL R617 is better. See our review
  • TCL 65R625: Great TV, but not available in 75" and at 65". There are better options for the price. See our review

All Reviews

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.

Recent Updates

10/24/2019: Replaced the LG 65SK9500 with the LG 65SM9000 and made changes to text for clarity.

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