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The 6 Best 4k TVs Under $2,000 - Summer 2019
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Best TVs Under $2,000
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$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 42 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best TVs under $2000 you can buy in 2019.

Note: Since new TVs tend to launch at very high prices, it's unlikely that these newer models will become reasonable choices until the latter half of the year. Because of this, some of the 2018 models remain as picks in our recommendations.

  1. Best TV Under $2,000: LG OLED55B8

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3

    Test Benches:

    • 1.3: Spring 2019
    • 1.2: Winter 2018
    • 1.1: Summer 2017
    • 1.0: Winter 2015
    • 0.9: Winter 2014
    • 0.8: Winter 2013
    8.8
    Mixed Usage
    What it is: General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
    Score components:
    9.3
    Movies
    What it is: Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
    Score components:
    8.5
    TV Shows
    What it is: TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
    Score components:
    8.7
    Sports
    What it is: Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
    9.0
    Video Games
    What it is: Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
    9.0
    HDR Movies
    What it is: HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
    Score components:
    8.8
    HDR Gaming
    What it is: HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
    8.4
    PC Monitor
    What it is: PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
    Score components:
    Type : OLED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    WRGB
    Resolution : 4k

    The LG B8 is the best TV under $2,000 that we've tested. It's an excellent TV (the LG C8 is just as good, but it's more expensive) with remarkable picture quality. The emissive OLED technology allows it to display perfect uniform blacks as it can switch off individual pixels.

    It has a wide color gamut that makes HDR content look great with rich, saturated colors and highlights that pop. The TV has excellent reflection handling, and the image remains accurate when you watch from the side, due to the wide viewing angles. Just like most OLEDs, this TV has an almost instantaneous response time and a low input lag which will please most gamers.

    Unfortunately, when displaying static content over extended periods of time, OLED TVs (and the B8) have the risk of temporary image retention and permanent burn-in. We do not expect this to be an issue with normal, varied use that most people do. Overall, this is an excellent TV for almost any usage.

    See our review

  2. LED Alternative: Samsung QN55Q8FN

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If the possibility of burn-in with the LG B8 concerns you, the Samsung Q8FN is the best LED alternative. This 55" LED TV delivers great picture quality, with an outstanding native contrast ratio, a decent local dimming feature, and excellent peak brightness in SDR.

    Both PC and console gamers will appreciate the excellent low input lag and outstanding response time. It also supports FreeSync VRR, great for Xbox One S/X or AMD graphics card owners. It also has an optional game mode motion interpolation feature, which is great for reducing stutter on older game consoles without adding too much input lag. Unfortunately, this TV loses accuracy when viewed at an angle, so the best seat is directly in front of it.

    See our review

  3. Best 65 Inch TV Under $2,000: Vizio PQ65-F1

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3

    Test Benches:

    • 1.3: Spring 2019
    • 1.2: Winter 2018
    • 1.1: Summer 2017
    • 1.0: Winter 2015
    • 0.9: Winter 2014
    • 0.8: Winter 2013
    8.6
    Mixed Usage
    What it is: General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
    Score components:
    8.6
    Movies
    What it is: Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
    Score components:
    8.3
    TV Shows
    What it is: TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
    Score components:
    8.4
    Sports
    What it is: Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
    9.1
    Video Games
    What it is: Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
    8.7
    HDR Movies
    What it is: HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
    Score components:
    8.7
    HDR Gaming
    What it is: HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
    8.7
    PC Monitor
    What it is: PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
    Score components:
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If you find that the 55 inch LG B8 is too small for your room, then the best 65 inch TV under $2,000 that we've tested so far is the Vizio P Series Quantum. This TV has great picture quality. It has an excellent dark room performance thanks to the very high native contrast ratio and good local dimming.

    This TV has an outstanding SDR peak brightness and is suitable for very bright rooms. HDR content is excellent full of rich, saturated colors and bright highlights, thanks to the TV's wide color gamut and remarkable HDR peak brightness. It has excellent motion handling that delivers crisp motion and very low input lag to please gamers, but does not have any advanced gaming features.

    Unfortunately, the picture degrades when viewed at an angle, so it's not a good choice for a room with a lot of side-seating. Overall, however, it is a great TV that delivers excellent performance in most usages.

    See our review

  4. More Expensive Gaming Alternative: Samsung QN65Q70R

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If you want a TV with more advanced gaming features in the 65 inch category that's still below $2,000, then get the Samsung Q70R. You won't get the excellent reflection handling of the Vizio P Series Quantum. On the upside, this is an impressive TV with very good picture quality that delivers deep blacks in a dark room. It has excellent motion handling and a very low input lag, which makes it a great choice for gamers. Also, it supports the FreeSync variable refresh rate technology for nearly tear-free gaming, and has low input lag with motion interpolation. It's a great gaming alternative, but is more expensive than the Vizio.

    See our review

  5. Best 75 Inch TV Under $2,000: Vizio P75-F1

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3

    Test Benches:

    • 1.3: Spring 2019
    • 1.2: Winter 2018
    • 1.1: Summer 2017
    • 1.0: Winter 2015
    • 0.9: Winter 2014
    • 0.8: Winter 2013
    8.3
    Mixed Usage
    What it is: General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
    Score components:
    8.5
    Movies
    What it is: Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
    Score components:
    7.8
    TV Shows
    What it is: TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
    Score components:
    7.9
    Sports
    What it is: Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
    9.0
    Video Games
    What it is: Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
    8.4
    HDR Movies
    What it is: HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
    Score components:
    8.5
    HDR Gaming
    What it is: HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
    8.5
    PC Monitor
    What it is: PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
    Score components:
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If you want a much bigger screen size than the LG B8, the best 75 inch TV under $2,000 is the Vizio P Series 2018. This TV lacks the excellent picture quality or perfect blacks of the LG and, unlike the OLED TVs, it has poor viewing angles, which is expected for a VA panel TV.

    On the upside, it has a large screen and delivers good picture quality. It has a high native contrast ratio and very effective local dimming which greatly improve dark room performance. It can get very bright and is a great choice for a bright room. It has a wide color gamut and delivers HDR content with vivid colors and bright highlights. It has excellent motion handling with an optional motion interpolation feature for the fans of the soap opera effect, and a very low input lag to please gamers.

    Overall, the 75 inch Vizio P Series 2018 should keep you happy, as it is excellent in most uses.

    See our review

  6. Wider Viewing Angle Alternative: Sony XBR75X850F

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    IPS (except 85")
    Resolution : 4k

    If you want a 75 inch TV with wider viewing angles than the ones on the Vizio P Series 2018, then check out the Sony X850F. You will not get the dark room performance of the Vizio since it doesn't have a high native contrast ratio or local dimming support. On the upside, it is a very good TV with decent picture quality. It has wide viewing angles and the image remains accurate when viewed from the side. It can get very bright and is suitable for a bright room. It has a wide color gamut, excellent motion handling, and good gaming performance. Overall, this is a very good TV that is more suitable for brighter rooms.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony XBR55A8F: Excellent OLED TV. The LG B8 is similar for less. See our review
  • LG OLED55C8:  Great OLED TV, but almost identical to the cheaper B8. See our review
  • Sony XBR65X900F: An impressive TV, but the Samsung Q70R is better for gaming. See our review
  • Sony XBR65X950G: A very good TV, but the Samsung Q70R delivers better gaming performance. See our review
  • LG 65SK9500: Good versatile IPS LED TV with wide viewing angles, but overall worse than the Vizio P Series Quantum. See our review
  • Samsung UN75NU8000: A very good TV, great for gaming. The Vizio P Series 2018 is better overall. See our review
  • TCL 75R617: Very good TV, but the Vizio P Series 2018 is better. See our review

All Reviews

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.

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