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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, thanks to the nearly instantaneous response time that delivers crisp motion and fast-moving content with almost no blur. Although this creates stutter in movies, you can activate the TV's motion interpolation feature, which can help. The TV supports HDMI 2.1, which currently doesn't add much but makes the TV more future-proof. The input lag is very low, and there is support for the HDMI Forum variable refresh rate technology for nearly tear-free gaming. Although this feature is currently only supported on Xbox One, it's unlikely that it will 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.

    See our review

  2. Gaming LED Alternative: Samsung QN55Q70R

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

    If you're too concerned with the burn-in risk of the LG B9 and want an LED TV that also performs better for video games, then get the Samsung Q70/QN55Q70R QLED. You won't get the perfect blacks of the LG, 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 B9, but if you're concerned about the burn-in risk and gaming is your thing, then get the Samsung Q70R.

    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 for under $1,500 is the Vizio P Series Quantum PQ65-F1. You won't get the wide viewing angles of the LG 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 65SK9500

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

    If you find the viewing angles of the Vizio P Series Quantum limiting for your wide seating arrangement, then the best 65 inch TV with wide viewing angles is the LG 65SK9500. It's slowly becoming hard to find since it's been replaced by the LG SM9500, which still is more expensive than $1,500. This TV doesn't have the deep blacks of the Vizio, but is an impressive TV with good picture quality and can fight bright room glare with ease. It has wide viewing angles thanks to its IPS panel, and unless you plan to use it in a dark room, you'll be very happy with its overall performance.

    Overall, if you watch in a dark room and sit straight in front, then the Vizio PQ65-F1 is the best choice, but if the wide viewing angles are important then the LG SK9500 is better.

    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

    The best 75 inch TV under $1,500 is the TCL 6 Series/75R617. You won't get the same great picture quality as the Vizio P Series Quantum or the perfect blacks of the LG B9. On the upside, this is a great TV with impressive picture quality and good motion handling. It offers a good dark room performance, thanks to the high native contrast ratio and local dimming support. It has a wide color gamut and can get very bright both in SDR and in HDR. This TV can deliver great HDR performance with vivid colors and highlights that pop. The response time is very fast, and fast-moving content looks good with little motion blur trail. Gamers will appreciate the low input lag, which makes the TV feels very responsive.

    Just like most VA panel TVs, it has poor viewing angles and isn't the best choice if you frequently walk around the room while you watch TV or you have a wide seating arrangement. Finally, some demanding sports fans might be bothered by the TV's dirty screen effect.

    Overall, this is an impressive 75" TV for under $1,500 and most people will be happy with their choice.

    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 a little worse performance. See our review
  • Sony XBR55X950G: Great TV, but the Samsung Q70R is better for gaming. 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 SK9500 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
  • LG 75UK6570: Good TV. Get this over the TCL R617 if viewing angles are important. See our review
  • Samsung UN75RU7100: Good TV, but the TCL R617 is better. 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.

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