$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 usage. You can find great TVs from the mainstream 55 inch size all the way up to whopping 75-inch ones. It all boils down to what you want.
We've tested 56 TVs available under $2,000 and below are our recommendations for the best ones you can buy September 2018.
The best TV we’ve tested under $2000 is the LG B8. It is a great OLED TV with excellent picture quality (the LG OLED55C8PUA has the same picture quality but it is more expensive). It has perfect blacks and a wide color gamut that delivers a very good HDR performance with saturated colors and bright highlights. It has wide viewing angles that make it suitable for wide seating arrangements and excellent reflection handling. It has excellent motion handling, with an instantaneous response time, and very low input lag (lower than more expensive models like the Sony A8F) for gamers.
Overall it is an excellent TV that will deliver a great experience no matter the usage.
If you want an LED TV alternative to the LG OLED55B8PUA, get the Samsung QN55Q8FN. You will not get the perfect blacks or the wide viewing angles of the OLEDs. The Samsung is a very bright TV with great picture quality and support for gaming features like Freesync. Furthermore, the LCD panel seems to be immune to the permanent burn-in risk.
If you want a much bigger screen size than the LG OLED55B8PUA under $2000, then get the Samsung UN75NU71000. The NU7100 does not have the excellent picture quality or perfect blacks and the great viewing angles of the LG.
On the upside, it is a large screen TV that offers decent picture quality with deep blacks and excellent black uniformity for a dark room. It has a decent HDR performance and a remarkably low input lag that makes it very responsive and this great when you play video games. It also has good reflection handling that makes suitable for rooms with many - not too bright - light sources.
Overall, this large TV is a pretty good choice for the price tag.
If you find the Samsung UN75NU7100 too large and want a 65-inch TV for under $2,000, get the Sony XBR65X900F. The Sony XBR65X900F, just like last years’ model XBR65X900E (get this one if you can find it), is smaller than the Samsung and does not have the remarkably low input lag. It is, however, a better overall TV with great picture quality, deep and uniform blacks, wide color gamut and can display HDR content with highlights that pop. It has very good motion handling and low input lag and will please most people who choose it.
If you want a cheaper 65-inch alternative, then get the Vizio P65-F1. The P Series might not have as great a gray uniformity as the Samsung UN75NU7100. On the upside, it is a TV that has great picture quality for almost any usage. It can get very bright, has a wide color gamut and displays bright highlights in HDR content. The very low input lag and the great motion handling make it a good option for sports fans and 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.