$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.
We've tested more than 200 TVs so far, and below are our recommendations for the best TVs under $2,000 you can buy in 2020. See our recommendations for the best TVs, the best 4k TVs, and the best budget TVs.
The best TV under $2,000 that we've tested so far is the LG B9 OLED. 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 as well, so it suits any wide room, and with good reflection handling, its performance is almost equally as good in a bright room as it is 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 Q80/Q80R QLED 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. This TV has a great overall picture quality and can deliver deep blacks in a dark room thanks to its high native contrast ratio and good local dimming support. It can get very bright and will easily fight the glare of any room. It has a wide color gamut and displays HDR content with saturated colors and highlights that pop. Motion looks good on this TV thanks to the very fast response time that delivers fast-moving content with only minimal blur. This is also an excellent TV for gamers, as it has a low input lag and feels very responsive to your actions.
On the downside, the image deteriorates when viewed from the side, as is the case with most VA panel TVs. This isn't an issue if you sit straight in front of it, but when watching the big game with a group of friends, those sitting on the side will notice the decrease in image accuracy. It also has significant vignetting and only alright gray uniformity, which results in some noticeable dirty screen effect.
Overall, this is a very versatile TV that offers a lot of high-end features at a very competitive price. It's available in both 65 inch and 75 inch sizes for much less than comparable models.
If you want a 75 inch TV for watching HDR movies or TV shows, consider the Sony XBR75X900F. It's more expensive than the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019 and has a higher input lag, but it can get significantly brighter when displaying HDR content and has better gradient performance. These benefits, combined with a high native contrast ratio and good uniformity, help this TV create bright, vivid highlights for HDR. While the Sony is from 2018, it's still widely available with every size except the 85 inch model available for under $2,000.
If you want a versatile and well-rounded 75 inch TV and want to save some money, look into the Vizio, but if you use your TV primarily for movies and you want the best possible HDR experience for under $2,000, consider the Sony.
If you have a very wide living room, or you often watch TV with a large group of people, consider the LG 75SM9070. 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 UN82RU8000 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.
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.
03/02/2020: Updated notable mentions. Made changes to text for clarity.
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.