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 62 TVs and below are our recommendations for the best TVs under $1,500 you can buy in 2019.
The best TV under $1,500 that we’ve tested so far is the LG B8. This is a remarkable OLED TV with an excellent picture quality that can deliver perfect blacks in a dark room, leading to an outstanding dark room movie watching experience. Just like all OLED TVs, the image remains accurate when viewed from the side and it's a great choice for those with wide seating arrangements. This TV can get decently bright in HDR and has a wide color gamut that allows it to display HDR content full of vivid colors and bright highlights. The image is crisp and fast-moving content has only minimal blur, thanks to the instantaneous response time. Although this can create some stutter in movies, the TV's motion interpolation feature can help remove it. The input lag is very low; this TV feels very responsive, which is great even for competitive gamers or for those times when you use the TV as a PC monitor.
Unfortunately, this TV, just like all OLED TVs, has the risk of temporary image retention and the risk of permanent burn-in. However, we don't expect most people to experience this with normal varied use.
Overall, the LG B8 is an excellent TV with a remarkable performance in most uses.
If you're too concerned with the burn-in risk of the LG B8 and want an LED TV that also performs better for video games, then get the Samsung Q70R. This TV doesn't have the perfect blacks of the LG, but it has excellent dark room performance thanks to the high native contrast ratio and full array local dimming support. This is an impressive TV with great performance for most uses. When it comes to gaming, this TV really shines as it's equipped with some advanced gaming features to please gamers. It offers FreeSync variable refresh rate support, low input lag with motion interpolation, and auto low latency. If you love video games and are looking for a TV in this price range, this one is for you.
If you find the 55" LG B8 small, and want the best 65 inch TV for under $1,500, then check out the Vizio P Series Quantum. You will not get the wide viewing angles of the LG nor will you get 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.
If you're looking for something with wider viewing angles than the Vizio P Series Quantum to serve your wide seating arrangements, then the best 65 inch TV with wide viewing angles we've tested is the LG SK9500. It's slowly becoming hard to find since it's been replaced by the LG SM9500, which is currently more expensive than $1,500. The LG SK9500 does not have the dark room performance of the Vizio, but nonetheless is an impressive TV with very good picture quality that can get very bright and can fight bright room glare. It has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, and unless you plan to use it in a dark room, you'll be very happy with its overall performance.
If you want a much larger TV, the best 75 inch TV under $1,500 is the TCL 6 Series R617. You won't get the same great picture quality as the Vizio P Series Quantum, nor will you get the perfect blacks of the LG B8. 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 is not 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.
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.