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The 5 Best 4k TVs Under $1,500 - Spring 2020
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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. For more affordable options, check out our recommendations for the best TVs under $1,000.


  1. Best TV Under $1,500: LG OLED55B9PUA

    Test Methodology v1.4
    8.9
    Mixed Usage
    9.3
    Movies
    8.5
    TV Shows
    8.7
    Sports
    9.4
    Video Games
    9.0
    HDR Movies
    9.0
    HDR Gaming
    8.9
    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 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, this 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 QN55Q70RAFXZA

    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 PX65-G1

    Test Methodology v1.4
    8.4
    Mixed Usage
    8.4
    Movies
    8.1
    TV Shows
    8.1
    Sports
    8.9
    Video Games
    8.5
    HDR Movies
    8.7
    HDR Gaming
    8.7
    PC Monitor
    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k

    The best 65 inch TV for less than $1,500 is the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019 PX65-G1. This is an impressive TV that delivers a great picture quality regardless of the content you watch. HDR content looks stunning due to its outstanding peak brightness and exceptional wide color gamut, producing vivid, vibrant colors and highlights that pop. It's a great choice for dark room viewing as well, as it has a superb contrast ratio and impressive black uniformity. Unfortunately, we can't say the same about its gray uniformity, as there's noticeable dirty screen effect that can be distracting when watching sports. Viewing angles are also sub-par, but that's to be expected of most VA panels.

    Its motion handling is excellent. Response time is low, and it has a 120Hz native refresh rate. Casual and hardcore gamers alike should be satisfied with its low input lag; however, this TV doesn't support any variable refresh rate technology. It runs on Vizio's SmartCast platform, which has most of the popular streaming services pre-installed, but you can't install any additional apps and the interface can be somewhat laggy.

    Overall, if you don't mind the lack of advanced gaming features or its disappointing viewing angles, this TV is worth considering.

    See our review

  4. Wide Angle Alternative: LG 65SM9500PUA

    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    IPS
    Resolution 4k

    If you have a large room with wide seating arrangements, you may want to consider a TV with better viewing angles than the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019, such as the LG 65SM9500PUA. This TV sports an IPS panel with good viewing angles, so images don't look washed out even if you're watching from the side. The downside is that IPS panels generally have poor contrast ratio and black uniformity, and this TV is no exception. This makes it less ideal for dark room viewing, as black tends to look more like gray. On the upside, it has exceptional motion handling thanks to its low response time and its optional black frame insertion feature, delivering a crisp picture with very little motion blur.

    If you don't need wide viewing angles, the Vizio is a better TV overall, but if you tend to watch from the side or have large parties to watch a big game, the LG is a better choice.

    See our review

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

    Test Methodology v1.4
    8.0
    Mixed Usage
    8.1
    Movies
    7.6
    TV Shows
    7.5
    Sports
    8.6
    Video Games
    8.1
    HDR Movies
    8.4
    HDR Gaming
    8.4
    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 X 2019, and it doesn't have the LG B9 OLED's perfect blacks. 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: The LG B8 is an excellent TV, but the B9 is more future-proof. See our review
  • Vizio P65-F1: The Vizio P Series 2018 is a great TV and great value for the money; get this over the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019 if you want to save some cash at the expense of slightly worse performance. See our review
  • Sony XBR55X950G: The Sony X950G is a great TV, but the Samsung Q70R is better for gaming. See our review
  • LG 65SM9000PUA: The LG SM9000 is a very good TV, but the LS SM9500 is better. Get this if the LG SM6500 is above your budget and you want an IPS TV. See our review
  • Sony XBR55X900F: The Sony X900F is a great TV, but the Samsung Q70R is better for gaming. See our review
  • Sony XBR65X850F: The Sony X850F is a very good TV with wide viewing angles, but the LG SM9000 is better. See our review
  • Samsung UN65NU8000: The Samsung NU8000 is 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 UN75RU7100FXZA: The Samsung RU7100 is a good TV, but the TCL R617 is better. See our review
  • TCL 65R625: The TCL 6 Series is a 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

02/18/2020: Minor text and structure changes, no change in recommendations.

12/20/2019: Replaced the LG 65SM9000 with the LG 65SM9500 and the Vizio P Series Quantum 2018 with the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019.

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

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