With $2,000, you can buy yourself 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 up to the whopping 80+ inch ones. It all boils down to what you want, and finding the best TV in this price range for your needs all depends on how you're going to use it.
Note: Since new TVs tend to launch at very high prices, it's unlikely that these newer models will become reasonable choices until later in the year. Because of this, some of the 2021 models remain as picks in our recommendations.
We've tested more than 110 TVs on our latest test bench, and below are our recommendations for the best TVs under $2,000 that you can buy. See our picks for the best TVs, the best 4k TVs, and the best budget TVs.
The best TV under $2,000 is the LG OLED65C1PUB. It's an impressive TV with amazing picture quality, especially if you're in a dark room. Its OLED panel delivers deep, inky blacks with perfect uniformity and a near-infinite contrast ratio. It also has an impressive array of extra features, including some impressive gaming features like FreeSync and G-SYNC support, as well as incredibly low input lag. It can take full advantage of the Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles, including 4k @ 120Hz gaming.
Its built-in webOS smart interface is easy to use and has a huge selection of streaming apps, so you're sure to find your favorite channels. It also has an incredibly wide viewing angle, which is great if you have a wide seating arrangement or if you like to move around with the TV on.
The best LED TV under $2,000 is the Samsung QN65QN90AAFXZA. It's a high-end TV that delivers impressive picture quality, and it comes with an outstanding selection of additional features. It's a premium TV with an impressive new Mini LED backlight - which delivers a brighter picture than traditional LED backlights and allows for finer control of the local dimming zones. So while it doesn't look as good as the LG C1 OLED in a completely dark room, it's still one of the best LED TVs in the dark. The main advantage of this TV is its exceptionally high peak brightness. It can easily overcome lots of glare in a bright room, and you could even use it outdoors, but it's not weatherproof, so you'll need an appropriate enclosure to protect it.
It also has a great selection of additional features, including some impressive gaming features. The Tizen smart OS is easy to use and fast and supports voice control, meaning you can get to your favorite content quickly. It also features a wide-angle layer, which Samsung calls 'Ultra Viewing Angle', ensuring the image remains consistent even if you're viewing from the sides, which is great if you have a wide seating arrangement.
The best mid-range TV you can find for under $2,000 is the Hisense 65U8G. It's an impressive TV that looks great in any viewing environment. It has an outstanding contrast ratio and a great full array local dimming feature, resulting in deep blacks in a dark room. It also gets impressively bright, and thanks to its excellent reflection handling, glare isn't an issue in a bright room. Unlike higher-end LED TVs like the Samsung QN90A, it doesn't have any wide-angle technology, so it's best enjoyed from directly in front.
The built-in Android TV smart interface is easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps through the Google Play Store, so you're sure to find your favorite content. It's also great for console gamers, with support for 4k @ 120Hz gaming on two of its four HDMI ports. It also supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, ensuring a smooth, nearly tear-free gaming experience.
The TCL 75R646 is the best 75-inch TV under $2,000 that you can buy. It's a great TV overall with a good selection of features. It features a Mini LED backlight, resulting in high peak brightness and a decent local dimming feature, with less blooming around bright areas of the screen. It has a high native contrast ratio, resulting in deep, uniform blacks. It gets extremely bright, so highlights pop in HDR, and it displays a wide color gamut to make highlights and colors look vivid. It supports all three major HDR formats; HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+, so you don't have to worry about which formats your favorite streaming service supports.
It comes with the Google TV smart interface built-in, which is fairly easy to use and has a bunch of apps available to download. It also supports Google Assistant voice controls through both the remote and through the hands-free mic on the TV, so you can quickly find your favorite content or even control other smart devices in your home.
The Sony KD-85X85J is the best 85-inch TV under $2,000. TVs of this size are usually hard to find in this price range, and they're limited to entry-level and budget-friendly models, but this one offers great value. The 85-inch model performs like the 55-inch variant we tested. It's a well-built TV with a sleek design that should look nice in any home theater or living room setup. It gets bright enough to fight glare and has decent reflection handling if you want to use it in a room with a few lights around. It also has a high native contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity, so blacks look deep and inky.
However, there's no local dimming feature to improve the picture quality in dark scenes or to help highlights stand out in HDR. It's also great for gamers, as it supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the PS5 or Xbox Series X, and it now supports variable refresh rate technology, which helps reduce screen tearing.
Jun 13, 2022: Restructured the categories and moved the Hisense U8G to the 'Best Mid-Range' category. Removed a lot of irrelevant Notable Mentions.
Mar 30, 2022: Moved the LG A1 to Notable Mentions because you can now find the LG C1 for under $2,000; replaced the Samsung AU8000 with the Sony X85J because it's better overall.
Feb 01, 2022: Replaced the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2020 with the TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED because the Vizio is hard to find and the TCL has better smart features; added the Sony A80J, LG G1, Hisense U6G, and the Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 to Notable Mentions.
Dec 03, 2021: Replaced the LG BX with the LG A1 because it's easier to find; removed the Hisense U6G as an alternative to the 75 inch pick; added the Samsung AU8000 in a new 85 inch category; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.
Oct 06, 2021: Added the TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED as a Notable Mention, verified our picks for accuracy and availability, and refreshed the text throughout.
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 TV reviews. 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.