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. Most of the best TVs offer at least one size in this price range, but you'll usually be limited to a maximum of 65-inches for the best models. 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.
The best TV for under $2,000 we've tested is the Samsung S95B OLED. It's an incredible TV that uses QD-OLED technology, which combines OLED technology with quantum dot colors, allowing it to display perfect deep blacks with no blooming around bright highlights. Unlike standard OLED panels like the one used in the LG C2 OLED, colors are incredibly vivid and bright, so HDR content looks incredibly realistic.
It's a well-equipped TV with a great selection of features, including a wide selection of gaming features. The built-in Tizen OS smart interface is easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps and games. It's a fantastic TV for console gamers looking to get the most out of their new Xbox Series X or PS5. It supports 4k @ 120Hz gaming on all four HDMI ports and variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing. It's available in a 55-inch or 65-inch size, and both are available for less than $2,000, so you can choose the size that best fits your needs.
If you're not in a completely dark room, the benefits of the Samsung S95B OLED aren't as noticeable, so you'll want to get an LED TV with higher peak brightness, like the Samsung QN90B QLED, instead. It's a fantastic choice for a bright living room thanks to its high peak brightness and superb reflection handling, so glare isn't an issue. Although it looks good in a dark room, it relies on a Mini LED backlight to produce deep blacks, so there's more noticeable blooming around bright objects than the S95B.
It's a great TV for pretty much any use. It has a great selection of gaming features, including HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four HDMI inputs, meaning you can enjoy 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the new-gen consoles. Like the Samsung S95B OLED, you can get up to a 65-inch size for under $2,000, and it's also available in smaller 43 and 50-inch sizes, making it a great choice for a home office, guest room, or other smaller spaces.
If you want something cheaper than the Samsung S95B OLED that delivers similar fantastic dark room performance, check out the LG C2 OLED instead. It's a premium TV with excellent overall picture quality thanks to its OLED panel. It delivers a similar experience to the Samsung S95B OLED, but it uses a different type of OLED panel, and colors aren't as bright and vibrant overall. Unfortunately, just like the Samsung QN90B QLED, you can only get up to a 65-inch model for under $2,000, but like the QN90B, if you want something even smaller, it's available in sizes down to 42 inches.
It's a versatile TV that delivers an outstanding experience no matter how you use it. It has a huge selection of extra features. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and 4k @ 120Hz gaming on all four of its HDMI ports, making it a great choice for gamers. It also supports FreeSync and G-SYNC, and thanks to its near-instantaneous response time, games look incredible, with no noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects.
It's an impressive TV that looks great in any viewing environment. It has a fantastic contrast ratio, thanks to its great Mini LED backlight, resulting in deep blacks in a dark room with very little blooming around bright objects, but it's not quite as uniform as the LG C2 OLED. It also gets impressively bright, and thanks to its excellent reflection handling, glare isn't an issue in a bright room. It's available in a wide range of sizes from 55 up to 75 inches, and unlike the higher-end models on this list, all three sizes are available for less than $2,000.
The built-in Google 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. One advantage of the Hisense over the Samsung is that it also supports Dolby Vision, allowing you to get the best movie-watching experience.
If you want something cheap to get a large TV on a limited budget, the best 85-inch TV under $2,000 we've tested is the Sony X85K. 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 uniform, with very little blooming around bright objects in dark scenes.
Unfortunately, unlike the higher-end models on this list, 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 supports variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing. If you want to save a bit of money, you can still find the older Sony X85J for a bit less. It doesn't handle glare as well, so it's a worse choice for a bright room, but other than that, they're pretty similar overall.
Jan 17, 2023: Completely restructured the article to put more focus on the sizes available, rather than only talking about a specific size per pick. Updated our picks to the latest models available, and for better consistency with our other articles.
Nov 15, 2022: Replaced the LG C2 OLED with the Samsung S95B OLED, and added the Sony A90J OLED.
Sep 27, 2022: Restructured the article, switching to a by-size order of our picks. Replaced the LG C1 OLED with the LG C2 OLED, the Hisense U8G with the Hisense U8H, and the Sony X85J with the Sony X85K.
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.
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.