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The 5 Best TVs Under $1,500 - Spring 2024 Reviews

Best TVs Under $1,500

These days, you can find very good TVs for under $1,500. New technologies are finding their way into the more mainstream models, making them available to a wider range of people, as you can now get a good TV for cheaper than you used to. You can easily find some high-end TVs with excellent picture quality and a ton of features for under $1,500 if you're willing to cut on size a bit, as you may be limited to a 55- or 65-inch screen. Still, there are a few entry-level models available in larger sizes in this price range.

We've bought and tested more than 430 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best 4k TVs under $1,500 you can buy. For other options, check out our recommendations for the best TVs under $1,000, the best TVs under $2,000, and the best budget TVs, or vote on which ones you want us to buy and test. To learn more about the 2024 models, check out our 2024 TV lineup page.

  1. Best TV Under $1,500

    The best TV under $1,500 we've tested is the Samsung S90C OLED. It's a fantastic TV for pretty much any usage. Thanks to its nearly infinite contrast ratio, it looks amazing in a dark room, delivering deep, inky blacks with no distracting blooming around bright highlights or subtitles. It's also a great choice for a bright room, as it gets bright enough to overcome glare and has fantastic reflection handling. HDR content looks amazing thanks to its wide color gamut, and it delivers bright, vibrant colors that look very realistic. You can find its 55-inch model for under $1,500, and its 65-inch model sits just above that when not on sale, so you can get it in a bigger size if you can stretch your budget.

    It's a versatile TV with a great selection of additional features. It has four high bandwidth HDMI 2.1 ports with 4k @ 144Hz support, so you can take full advantage of the latest consoles or PC GPUs. The TV is compatible with every variable refresh rate (VRR) technology, which helps reduce tearing in games when your frame rate fluctuates. It has a great smart interface with a huge selection of streaming apps, so you can easily find your favorite content.

    The Samsung S90D/S90DD OLED is now available and has some minor improvements over the S90C. It has better HDR gradient handling, gets brighter, and does a better job smoothing out low-quality content. Unfortunately, it's also currently a lot more expensive than its predecessor. Unless you really want the minor upgrades it offers, you're better off buying the cheaper S90C while it's on sale. It's worth noting that Samsung is releasing the same-sized S90Ds with both QD-OLED and WOLED panels. Since there isn't a simple way to determine what panel type you get, this decision is sure to confuse and disappoint customers. 

    See our review

  2. Best Bright Room 4k TV Under $1,500

    If you're not in a completely dark room, the benefits of the Samsung S90C OLED are less noticeable, so an LED TV with a Mini LED backlight like the Sony X93L/X93CL might be a better choice. It's a fantastic option for a bright living room thanks to its high peak brightness and excellent reflection handling, so glare isn't an issue when using this TV. Although it looks good in a dark room, it relies on a Mini LED backlight to produce deep blacks, so there's more noticeable blooming around bright objects than on OLEDs. The TV's viewing angle is wide enough for a pleasant viewing experience when sitting to the side, although the image visibly washes out at moderate to extreme angles. Like most Sony TVs, it's a home-theater standout due to its stellar image processing and support of Dolby Vision HDR and advanced DTS audio formats.

    It's a great TV for pretty much any use. It has an excellent selection of gaming features, including support for G-SYNC and HDMI Forum VRR and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its four HDMI inputs, so you can enjoy 4k @ 120Hz gaming from recent consoles or PC graphic cards. It also has an excellent response time and fantastic input lag for a very responsive gaming experience. Unfortunately, it's slightly expensive, and its 65-inch model is just over $1,500 when it's not on sale, but you can find it for under that if you shop around. The step-down Sony X90L/X90CL is available for under $1,500 in its 55-inch, 65-inch, and even 75-inch sizes and is a great TV overall, but it doesn't have the X93L's Mini LED backlight, so its contrast isn't as good, and it has worse reflection handling.

    See our review

  3. Best Upper Mid-Range TV Under $1,500

    If you want an OLED primarily to use as a home entertainment TV, check out one of the best upper mid-range TVs we've tested, the LG C3 OLED. It's a premium TV that delivers stunning picture quality, especially in dark rooms; thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio, there's no blooming around bright objects. It gets bright enough to fight glare even in moderately lit rooms, and the reflection handling is incredible, but it doesn't use quantum dot technology, so colors aren't as bright as some of our other picks. The LG partly makes up for it with its versatility, as it has very good image processing, has Dolby Vision HDR support with Dolby Vision gaming at 120Hz, and can passthrough advanced DTS audio formats.

    The TV is available in a wider range of sizes than the Samsung S90C OLED, from a small 42-inch to an impressive 83-inch option, and you can find its 42-inch, 48-inch, and 55-inch models for under $1,500. It's an amazing TV for gaming, thanks to it having nearly instantaneous response time, low input lag, and a great selection of gaming features. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four inputs, meaning you can take full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X's capabilities with 4k @ 120 fps gaming. It has native FreeSync, HDMI Forum VRR support, and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing.

    The LG C4 OLED is now on the market. It can do up to 4k @ 144Hz and has marginal improvements in some other areas, but it also has a noticeable green tint when viewed from an angle. It's also currently a lot more expensive than its predecessor, so unless you want those very minor upgrades, you're better off buying the cheaper C3 while it's still available and on sale. 

    See our review

  4. Best Mid-Range TV Under $1,500

    If you're looking for a larger OLED TV, the LG OLED65B3PUA, or LG B3 OLED, is the best 65-inch TV under $1,500, and its 75-inch model gets close to that when on sale. It's a great mid-range TV and can be an excellent entry point into the OLED market. The TV has all the features of the more expensive LG C3 OLED but is dimmer and has only two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports. It still delivers outstanding picture quality, especially in a dark room, with its near-infinite contrast ratio delivering deep, inky blacks with no distracting blooming. Its built-in webOS platform is just as fast on this lower-tier model, and it still has very good image processing, so it has no issues upscaling lower-resolution content if you watch DVDs, cable boxes, or Blu-rays. It also has Dolby Vision HDR and supports DTS advanced audio formats, which is great for physical media as it tends to use DTS for its audio tracks.

    And just like other OLEDs, its viewing angle is fantastic, so viewers can watch the TV from all over the room without degradation in their viewing experience. Like the C3, this TV has a wide color gamut and is extremely accurate without any calibration, so movies look as the content creator intended. This TV is also great for gaming, as it's compatible with every VRR technology, has a fantastic response time, and has an extremely low input lag. Its two HDMI 2.1 ports have up to 4k @ 120Hz support, although unfortunately, like on the Sony X93L, one of its HDMI 2.1 ports also doubles as the TV's eARC port, leaving you with only one high-speed port if you have a soundbar connected through eARC.

    The LG B4 OLED is available for purchase and brings some improvements. It's available in a smaller 48-inch model, which is the smallest B Series OLED LG has released to date, so if you need a smaller OLED for your room, it's a great option. LG has also increased the number of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports to four on the B4, so it's a bit more versatile if you have several high-bandwidth devices. If you don't need a smaller model and are okay with only two HDMI 2.1 ports, you're better off buying the B3 while it's on sale, since the B4 is very expensive at launch. 

    See our review

  5. Best Lower Mid-Range TV Under $1,500

    If you have a large media room and want the largest TV for under $1,500, a lower mid-range TV like the Hisense U7K is the way to go. The TV is available in many sizes, from 55 to 75 inches within this price range, and its 85-inch model is just a bit more expensive but can dip below $1,500 when on a big sale. Although it's less advanced than the more expensive TVs on this list, it still delivers great overall picture quality. It has an excellent contrast ratio for deep blacks in dark rooms, helped by a good local dimming solution. It also has fantastic reflection handling with very good HDR peak brightness, so it's no slouch in a bright room. It supports Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+ formats, as well as advanced DTS audio formats, so you can take full advantage of whatever content you're watching. Unfortunately, it has a narrow viewing angle, so it's best viewed from directly in front.

    Overall, it has good image processing, making it a cost-effective home entertainment TV. The built-in Google TV platform is easy to use and has a ton of apps you can download, so you don't need to buy an external streaming box. It has a great selection of additional gaming features, including VRR support to reduce screen tearing and up to 4k @ 144Hz on its two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports. It's an amazing gaming TV due to its faster refresh rate, leading to a responsive gaming experience overall. It's a solid TV overall, is the best 75-inch TV under $1,500, and is the only one on this list you can get in an 85-inch size for around $1,500.

    The Hisense U7N is now available to purchase. It's supposed to have better brightness, better local dimming for increased contrast, and a new chipset. The TV is also quite expensive at launch, so unless you want those small upgrades, your money is better spent getting the cheaper U7K while it's on sale.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • TCL QM8/QM850G QLED: The TCL QM8/QM850G QLED is a very bright QLED TV. Its 65-inch size is under $1,500, and its 75-inch is just a bit above that; it can dip below that when on sale. While very bright, it's a buggy TV that sits in a weird position. It's cheaper but less reliable than the Sony X93L/X93CL, and the Hisense U7K is much more affordable while being almost as good. See our review
  • TCL Q7/Q750G QLED: The TCL Q7/Q750G QLED is a very good TV overall. Unfortunately, it's quirky and has terrible color accuracy pre-calibration. Ultimately, the Hisense U7K is the clear choice, as it's a better TV and is sold for a similar price. See our review
  • Sony XR-55A80L: The Sony A80L/A80CL OLED is a great OLED TV. This TV is typical of Sony and has amazing image processing, so it's a great pick for a home entertainment setup. Unfortunately, it's sold for a higher price than the superior Samsung S90C OLED and LG C3 OLED. See our review
  • Sony X85K: The Sony X85K is a good TV and is available in a wide variety of sizes for under $1,500, including large sizes like 75 inches and sometimes even 85 inches when on sale. It has Sony's vaunted image processing capabilities, but overall, the Hisense U7K is better and cheaper than the Sony, so it's the better buy. See our review
  • Sony XR-55A75L: The Sony A75L OLED is a great mid-range OLED from Sony. It's a bit better than the LG B3 OLED, but it's also significantly more expensive, putting the A75L in a similar price range to the better Samsung S90C OLED and LG C3 OLED. See our review
  • Hisense U8/U8K: The Hisense U8/U8K is an amazing mid-range LED TV. It's the next step up from the Hisense U7K in Hisense's range of 2023 TVs, and it competes with the LG B3 OLED for price. The LG is a bit better overall due to its OLED panel, but the Hisense looks better in a bright room due to its much brighter Mini LED backlight. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 06, 2024: Added mentions of the Hisense U7N, the LG B4 OLED, the LG C4 OLED, and the Samsung S90D/S90DD OLED in the 'Best Lower Mid-Range TV Under $1,500,' the 'Best Mid-Range TV Under $1,500,' the 'Best Upper Mid-Range TV Under $1,500' and the 'Best TV Under $1,500' categories, respectively.

  2. Mar 07, 2024: Added a link to our 2024 TV lineup page and confirmed the availability and accuracy of our picks.

  3. Jan 10, 2024: The LG C3 OLED replaced the LG C2 OLED as our 'Best Upper Mid-Range TV Under $1,500' due to the C2's availability issues, and the LG B3 OLED replaced the Hisense U8K as 'Best Mid-Range TV Under $1,500' due to being a bit better overall. Also added a few Notable Mentions.

  4. Oct 26, 2023: Replaced the Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED with the slightly better Sony X93L/X93CL as the 'Best Bright Room 4k TV Under $1,500'. The Hisense U7K is now our cheapest pick on the list, as it's better and cheaper than the Sony X85K. Finally, replaced the Hisense U8/U8H with the newer and better Hisense U8/U8K.

  5. Aug 28, 2023: Replaced the Samsung S95B OLED with the Samsung S90C OLED as the 'Best TV Under $1,500',ย the Samsung QN90B QLED with the Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED as the 'Best Bright Room 4k TV', and added a few Notable Mentions.

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. 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.