$2,000 can buy you some of the best TVs on the market, packed with features so that you don't have to make compromises, no matter your use. You can find great TVs under this price, from the mainstream 55 inch size all the way up to whopping 82 inch ones. It all boils down to what you want.
The best TV under $2,000 that we've tested so far is the LG OLED65B9PUA. This is a fantastic TV for any use thanks to its amazing picture quality and perfect blacks in a dark room. The TV can display bright, vivid colors with good SDR peak brightness and a wide color gamut, but unfortunately, you might need to get your TV calibrated to get the best out of it. The viewing angles are outstanding, so it suits any wide room, and with good reflection handling, its performance is almost equally as good in a bright room as in a dark room.
For gamers and sports fans, this TV has near-perfect response time, and there's almost no blur trail behind fast-moving objects, plus a black frame insertion option also helps reduce motion blur. Gamers will love the excellent low input lag in 'Game Mode,' and the TV supports 1080p, 1440p, 4k, and 8k resolutions at different refresh rates. Unfortunately, as is the case with all OLED TVs, there's a risk of permanent burn-in, especially if you use this as a computer monitor. Currently, you can find both the 55 and 65 inch sizes under $2,000.
Overall, this is a fantastic all-around TV with perfect blacks and a crisp image, and for under $2,000, most people will be delighted with it.
If you're looking for an LED alternative to avoid the risk of permanent burn-in, the Samsung QN65Q80RAFXZA is a great alternative. It doesn't have the perfect blacks like the LG B9 OLED, but the VA panel still provides a great contrast ratio and impressive black uniformity. There's also a local dimming feature to improve the picture quality of dark scenes when viewed in a dark room. The majority of VA panels will have mediocre viewing angles, but the Samsung is better than most with decent viewing angles. Unfortunately, there are some gray uniformity issues with some dirty screen effect visible in the center, but most sports fans won't be bothered by it.
If you're looking for the best TV available under $2,000, the LG is a fantastic choice. However, if you prefer having an LED TV, the Samsung is still an excellent choice.
The best 75 inch TV under $2,000 we've tested so far is the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019 P759-G1. Like most Vizio TVs, it has a VA panel with exceptional dark room performance. Its high native contrast ratio is coupled with an impressive local dimming feature, producing deep and inky blacks with very little blooming around bright objects. It has a great peak brightness that can easily fight glare and it handles reflections well in bright rooms. Viewing angles are pretty poor, which is expected of most VA panels, so it's not the best option for wide seating arrangements.
This TV can deliver an incredible HDR experience, full of vibrant colors and bright highlights. Motion handling is outstanding with its fast response time and it has a black frame insertion feature to further clear up the image. For gaming, its input lag is extremely low and the panel has a 120Hz refresh rate, but the TV doesn't support any VRR technology, nor does it have an 'Auto Low Latency Mode'. Chroma 4:4:4 is supported, which is great if you want to use it as a large PC monitor.
If you've already cut the cord and you get most of your content through streaming, unfortunately, Vizio's SmartCast is just okay. It's fairly easy to use, but it doesn't always run very smoothly. Apps come pre-installed and there's a good amount of them; however, you can't add any additional ones, as there's no app store. Overall, though, this is a TV with exceptional price-to-performance value.
If you want a TV that delivers an even better HDR experience, then check out the Sony XBR75X900F. It has a lot of similarities to the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019, with its VA panel, local dimming, and its 120Hz refresh rate. However, this TV can get significantly brighter to make highlights pop in HDR content. It has excellent out-of-the-box color accuracy and exceptional motion handling, and although its input lag is slightly higher than most recent TVs, it's good enough for most casual gamers. It doesn't have support for any variable refresh rate technology either, but its Android TV platform does offer a much larger selection of apps through the Google Play Store.
On the whole, the Vizio has better overall performance, especially with its local dimming and black frame insertion feature, but if you're looking for a better TV to watch HDR content, then go with the Sony.
If you have a very wide living room, or you often watch TV with a large group of people, consider the LG 75SM9070PUA. It has a much lower contrast ratio, worse local dimming performance, and lower peak brightness than the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019, but has much wider viewing angles thanks to its IPS panel. Overall, the picture quality of this TV is still good, it has extremely low input lag, which is great for gamers, and LG's WebOS is a good smart TV interface with a ton of app options.
If you want the best 75 inch TV for under $2,000, the Vizio is a great choice, but if you need good viewing angles, look into the LG.
If you want a giant screen for fully immersing yourself in your games, the 82 inch Samsung UN82RU8000FXZA is the best large gaming TV under $2,000 that we've tested so far. It's a very large TV that immerses you into your game thanks to its sheer size, excellent motion handling, and low input lag. It has a good picture quality, and although it lacks a local dimming feature, blacks are deep in a dark room thanks to the high native contrast ratio. The TV supports AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate for nearly tear-free gaming and supports low input lag with motion interpolation. It also has an auto low latency mode to detect when you're gaming, so you don't have to switch it manually to 'Game' mode.
Unfortunately, like most VA panel TVs, the image degrades when viewed at an angle, so this TV isn't a great choice for co-op gaming. Its HDR peak brightness is also only mediocre, so it can't display HDR highlights as bright as they should be. On the upside, it also has a wide color gamut and support for HDR 10 and HDR 10+, meaning it can support HDR content from your PS4 Pro or Xbox One X as well.
Overall, this TV offers an excellent gaming experience that should please even the most demanding gamers.
04/30/2020: Minor text and structure changes; no change in recommendations.
03/02/2020: Updated notable mentions.
01/02/2020: Added Sony X900F as 'Alternative With Better HDR Performance' to the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019. Made changes to text for clarity.
10/30/2019: Replaced the Vizio P Series 2018 with the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019, and the LG 75SM8600 with the LG 75SM9000. Made changes to text for clarity.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best TVs under $2,000 to buy for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't really 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 $2,000. Be careful to not 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.