$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 70 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best TVs under $2,000 you can buy in 2019.
The LG OLED55B9 is the best TV under $2,000 that we've tested. This is a remarkable TV with excellent picture quality, like all OLED TVs. It offers an outstanding dark room performance thanks to its ability to deliver perfect blacks.
This TV displays lively colors in HDR, thanks to its wide color gamut, and the image remains accurate even when viewed from the side, which makes it a great choice for wide seating arrangements. The response time is nearly instantaneous and motion looks crisp with almost no blur. It has a very low input lag and supports HDMI Forum variable refresh rate for an excellent gaming experience. It's a more future-proof TV than the LG B8 OLED, as it has 4 HDMI 2.1 ports which don't add much at the moment.
This TV, just like all OLED TVs, has the risk of temporary image retention or even permanent burn-in. This usually occurs with cumulative long exposure to static content, and it's unlikely to happen with normal, varied content. Also, some people might find the sudden change in brightness, due to the aggressive Automatic Bright Limiter (ABL) function found on this TV, bothering.
Overall, this is an excellent TV that will keep most people happy, no matter the intended use, making it the best 55 inch TV under $2,000.
If you're too concerned about the possibility of burn-in on the LG B9 OLED, then the Samsung QN55Q80R is the best LED alternative. The picture quality is impressive and the TV delivers a remarkable dark room performance. Although you won't have the LG's perfect blacks or excellent wide viewing angles, this TV has wider viewing angles than most VA panel TVs thanks to the 'Ultra Viewing Angle' technology. It can get very bright and delivers excellent HDR performance. Finally, this TV is loaded with a low input lag and lots of gaming goodies to offer you an amazing gaming experience. Both the 55" and the 65" models are available under $2,000.
If you want the absolute best picture quality, get the LG; if the burn-in issue is a concern, the Samsung is an excellent alternative and one of the best TVs under $2,000.
The best 75 inch TV under $2,000 is the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019 P759-G1. You won't get the LG B9 OLED's perfect blacks, but nonetheless, you'll be getting an impressive TV. The Vizio 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 with most VA panel TVs. This isn't an issue if you sit straight in front, but when watching the big game with a group of friends, those sitting on the side will notice the degrade in image accuracy.
Overall, however, the 75" Vizio P Series Quantum 2019 is one of the best 4k TVs under $2,000.
If the poor viewing angles on the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019 bother you, then check out the LG 75SM9000. The LG has an IPS panel and can't deliver the same deep blacks in a dark room as the Vizio can. On the upside, the LG is more suitable for large, bright rooms. The image remains accurate at an angle and this is great for watching TV with a group of friends. This TV's overall performance is very good unless you place it in a dark room, where its weakness in displaying deep blacks will become apparent.
If you have a dark room and sit straight in front, get the Vizio; otherwise, for a more accurate image from the side, the LG is a better choice.
The 82 inch Samsung UN82RU8000 is the best large gaming TV under $2,000 that we've tested. It doesn't have the LG B8 OLED's perfect blacks, and it isn't the brightest. It is, however, 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, just like most VA panel TVs, the image degrades when viewed at an angle, so this TV isn't a great choice if you plan on watching it from the side.
Overall, this very large TV offers an excellent gaming experience that will 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.
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.