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The 8 Best 65-Inch TVs - Summer 2024 Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2024 at 03:19 pm
Best 65-Inch TVs

The most popular size for TVs is slowly becoming the 65-inch screen size. They're a great choice for most living rooms and have a big enough screen to deliver an immersive experience. Although they used to be expensive, you can now get the best 65-inch 4k TV for your needs in every price range, as there's a wide selection of models to choose from. Not sure if a 65-inch TV is the right size for you? Check out our TV Size to Distance Calculator if you need help choosing what size to get.

We've bought and tested more than 440 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best 65-inch TVs you can buy. For different sizes and options, also see our recommendations for the best TVs, the best 55-inch TVs, and the best 70-77-inch TVs. You can also vote on which ones you want us to buy and test. To learn more about the 2024 models, check out our 2024 TV lineup page.

  1. Best 65-Inch TV

    The best 65-inch TV we've tested is the Samsung QN65S90CAFXZA, commonly known as the S90C. It's an impressive TV that delivers fantastic picture quality and looks amazing with any content. Its QD-OLED panel provides a perfect contrast ratio, with no distracting blooming around bright objects, and its colors are incredibly vibrant and realistic. It gets extremely bright, so highlights in HDR stand out well, and with its fantastic reflection handling, it can easily overcome glare in a bright room. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Dolby Vision HDR; it instead supports HDR10+, a similar, albeit not as widespread, HDR format.

    Otherwise, it's a fantastic TV with a great selection of extra features. It supports Bixby and Amazon's Alexa voice assistants, and its Tizen operating system is fast and easy to use. It's a fantastic TV for console gamers looking to get the most out of their Xbox Series X or PS5. It's also perfect for gamers wanting to take advantage of their recent PC GPU, as it supports 4k @ 144Hz gaming on all four HDMI ports and variable refresh rate (VRR) technology to help reduce screen tearing. If you're looking for something even better, the Samsung S95C OLED is Samsung's 2023 flagship option and is an amazing TV. It's brighter than the S90C, but for most people, it's not worth the significant price premium over its lower-tier sibling.

    The Samsung S90D/S90DD OLED is now available. It has less banding in colors, does a better job smoothing out low-quality content, and gets brighter in HDR, but it's also currently a lot more expensive. Unless you really want the small upgrades it offers, you're better off buying the cheaper S90C while it's still available. It's worth mentioning that Samsung's 2024 OLED lineup is confusing, as they're releasing S90Ds with both WOLED and QD-OLED panels, depending on the region and size. You can read more about this here.

    See our review

  2. Best 65-Inch Home Theater TV

    Although it's more expensive than the Samsung S90C OLED, if you want the best possible home theater experience, the Sony XR-65A95L is the best 65-inch TV you can get. While it uses a QD-OLED panel like the Samsung model, it has much better image processing, and its colors and brightness are more accurate overall, so it displays content the way its creator intended. It also supports Dolby Vision HDR, a more widely used dynamic HDR format than Samsung's HDR10+. If you like to play games, it's also a fantastic gaming TV with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its HDMI ports, VRR support, and very low input lag, even though it's a bit higher than on the Samsung. Unfortunately, one of its HDMI 2.1 ports is also the eARC port, so you'll need to work around that if you have multiple HDMI 2.1 devices.

    If you want to enhance your home theater setup with a surround sound system, you'll also be happy to know it supports audio passthrough for all common formats. It runs the Google TV interface with a sleek look and an easy-to-use menu. It has a massive selection of streaming apps, and the TV's built-in mic supports hands-free voice control, so you can easily find your favorite streaming shows, even when you can't find the remote. If you want a Sony TV for the best home theater experience but find the A95L too expensive, consider the Sony A80L/A80CL OLED. It's a step down in overall brightness and color vibrancy due to its WOLED panel. However, it's still an amazing TV, with great processing and advanced audio and video format support.

    See our review

  3. Best Bright Room 65-Inch TV

    The Sony K-65XR90 is the best 65-inch TV for bright rooms. Its superb reflection handling and SDR brightness mean it easily overcomes glare in the brightest of rooms, so you aren't distracted by reflections on your TV screen. As impressive as this TV is in a bright room, it also looks spectacular in a dark room. It has exceptional contrast that delivers incredibly deep blacks that are close to what you get from an OLED like the Sony A95L OLED, with almost no blooming, thanks to its highly effective local dimming control. It's also a great option for 4k Blu-ray collectors or those looking to get the most out of high-quality streaming services due to its support for Dolby Vision and DTS audio formats.

    The TV's image processing is excellent for upscaling and smoothing out low-quality content. It's also very accurate in both SDR and HDR, so it delivers an image that respects the content creator's intent. Unfortunately, its viewing angle is mediocre. It's not the best option if you regularly watch shows or movies with a big group of friends since the image degrades when viewed from the sides of the screen. However, it's a great option if you need a TV that pairs well with modern consoles. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports, up to 4k @ 120Hz, and it supports VRR, so it's fully compatible with the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

    On top of those features, the TV has a quick response time for minimal blur behind fast motion, and it has incredibly low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. It also has good speakers built-in. If the 65-inch BRAVIA 9 is too expensive and you want a Sony TV, you could opt for last year's cheaper Sony X93L/X93CL instead. Although its contrast isn't nearly as good as the BRAVIA 9's, it still delivers fairly deep blacks in a dark room. It's not as bright either, but it's bright enough to overcome glare in a well-lit room, and you still get Sony's fantastic accuracy and image processing.

    See our review

  4. Best Upper Mid-Range 65-Inch TV

    If you want a good home entertainment OLED but don't want to get the expensive Sony A95L OLED, check out one of the best upper mid-range TVs we've tested, the LG OLED65C3PUA. It's a premium TV with perfect blacks that delivers stunning picture quality, especially in dark rooms, and thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio, there's no blooming around bright objects. Its reflection handling is incredible, and it gets bright enough to fight glare in moderately lit rooms, but it's not bright enough to overcome glare in a well-lit room. Its WOLED panel isn't as bright or colorful as the QD-OLED panel in the Samsung S90C OLED. However, the LG TV partly makes up for it by being more versatile, as it has better image processing, Dolby Vision HDR support, Dolby Vision gaming at 120Hz, and can passthrough advanced DTS audio formats.

    It's also a great TV for gamers, supporting all variable refresh rate (VRR) technologies for a nearly tear-free gaming experience from any VRR-enabled source. Its four HDMI ports have HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for 4k @ 120Hz gaming from a recent console or gaming PC. Ultimately, you can't beat an OLED if you use your TV mostly in a dark room. If you love this TV but wish it were more vibrant, consider the more expensive LG G3 OLED. The G3 is one of the brightest OLEDs on the market and is certainly brighter than the C3, but the price difference is not worth it for most people.

    The 2024 LG C4 OLED is also now available. It has minor upgrades, like better HDR accuracy and slightly better HDR brightness, and it supports up to 4k @ 144Hz for PC gamers with high-end rigs. Unfortunately, it's quite expensive at launch. Unless you're a gamer with a powerful PC, your money is better spent on the cheaper C3 OLED while it's still available and on sale.

    See our review

  5. Best Mid-Range 65-Inch TV

    If you want something cheaper but still want high-end features and great performance, a mid-range TV like the LG OLED65B3PUA, otherwise known as the LG B3 OLED, is an excellent choice. It's a great mid-range TV and can be an excellent entry point into the OLED market. The TV has all the features of the more expensive LG C3 OLED, but the B3 is dimmer and has only two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports. It still delivers outstanding picture quality, especially in a dark room, with its near-infinite contrast ratio delivering deep, inky blacks with no distracting blooming. Its built-in webOS platform is just as fast on this lower-tier model, and it still has very good image processing, so it has no issues upscaling lower-resolution content if you watch DVDs, cable boxes, or Blu-rays. It also has Dolby Vision HDR and supports DTS advanced audio formats, which is great for physical media as it tends to use DTS for their audio tracks.

    Its viewing angle is fantastic, so viewers can watch the TV from all over the room without degrading their viewing experience. Like the C3, this TV has a wide color gamut and is extremely accurate without any calibration, so movies look as the content creator intended. This TV is also great for gaming, as it's compatible with every VRR technology, has a fantastic response time, and has an extremely low input lag. Its two HDMI 2.1 ports have up to 4k @ 120Hz support, although, unfortunately, one of its HDMI 2.1 ports also doubles as the TV's eARC port, leaving you with only one high-speed port if you have a soundbar connected through eARC.

    2024's LG B4 OLED is now available. It has improvements like better overall brightness and HDR gradient handling, and LG has increased the number of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports to four. The B4 is also available in a new 48-inch model, which is great for small rooms. Unfortunately, it's currently very expensive, so unless you want those upgrades, you're better off getting the B3 while it's on sale. If you want those upgrades or need a 48-inch model, you can also currently get the LG C3 OLED for less than the cost of a B4.

    See our review

  6. Best Lower Mid-Range 65-Inch TV

    If you'd rather have an LED TV but can't afford something like the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED, the Hisense 65U7N is an excellent option. The TV isn't as bright as the BRAVIA 9, but it's still very bright, and it has amazing reflection handling, so it overcomes glare in a bright room. If you also use your TV in a dark room, its excellent contrast delivers deep blacks, although there's noticeable blooming around bright highlights when they're against a dark background. Highlights in HDR content really stand out and colors are vibrant due to the TV's excellent HDR brightness and wide color gamut, delivering an impactful HDR experience. It also supports HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision, so it has every HDR format covered. Unfortunately, its viewing angle is very narrow, so it's not the best choice for watching movies or shows with a big group of friends.

    Despite its price, the TV is packed with gaming features. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its ports, both capable of up to 4k @ 144Hz. It also has VRR support and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), so you're fully covered if you own either an Xbox Series X|S or a PS5. Its incredibly low input lag means it delivers a responsive gaming experience, and its excellent response time delivers fast motion with minimal blur behind it. If you're looking to save some money and can find it in stock, you could opt for last year's Hisense U7K instead. It's not as bright as the U7N, but it's still bright enough for use in most well-lit rooms.

    See our review

  7. Best Budget 65-Inch TV

    If money is a bit tighter, the Hisense 65U6K is the best budget 65-inch TV we've tested. It's a step down in performance from the Hisense U7N because it doesn't get as bright, so highlights don't pop as much, and colors aren't as vibrant due to the TV's lower peak brightness. However, it still delivers surprisingly good picture quality, especially for its price range. Its excellent contrast ratio makes blacks look deep and inky in dark rooms, with some but not excessive blooming around bright highlights. It also has good peak brightness in SDR with decent reflection handling, so it's a great choice for a brighter room. It's bright enough in HDR for some highlights to stand out, and just like its bigger sibling, it supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR, although it doesn't support advanced DTS audio formats.

    It's a well-equipped TV with a great selection of smart features and a few gaming perks. Its image processing is significantly worse than on the more expensive Hisense, so there's visible digital noise when watching low-bitrate content from streaming platforms. Still, it's a great TV for gaming, as it has superbly low input lag and variable refresh rate support for a responsive, nearly tear-free gaming experience. While it has a lower 60Hz refresh rate than the 120Hz on the U7N, it's still a great gaming TV with a fast response time, low input lag, and variable refresh rate (VRR) support that works well with the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

    The 2024 Hisense U6N is now available. It's supposed to have better contrast and an increase in brightness, but it's also a lot more expensive at first. Unless you need those incremental upgrades, you're better off getting the cheaper U6K while it's still available.

    See our review

  8. Best Cheap 65-Inch TV

    If you want to spend less on a basic TV, the Roku 65R4A5R, also known as the Roku Select Series, is the best cheap TV we've tested that's available in a 65-inch size. It's a decent TV with satisfactory reflection handling to help reduce the appearance of glare in a bright room. It has fewer features than the Hisense U6K, as it doesn't have any form of motion interpolation, lacks a local dimming feature, and has inadequate image processing. It's also not the brightest TV in HDR, but it's decent for watching movies in a dark room with its adequate contrast, great black uniformity, and excellent color and HDR brightness accuracy. Plus, the TV has very good peak brightness in SDR, which results in a pleasant viewing experience with SDR content in a bright room.

    It has a great response time and very low input lag, so it's still a great gaming TV if you don't care about advanced features like VRR or a 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with the great Roku TV smart platform, which is extremely fast, simple, and easy to use, with a great selection of streaming channels. It has a good remote with an integrated microphone for voice commands, or you can also give commands through the Roku companion app on your phone. You can also plug headphones into the remote, a great feature at this price point. Overall, the TV is decent and provides a good user experience, especially at this price. Still, if you're a Costco member, you can get the slightly better Hisense A65K for a similar price. If Costco isn't an option, the Roku is an amazing choice.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • TCL 65QM850G: The TCL QM8/QM850G QLED is a great TV that competes with the LG B3 OLED. While the TCL is much brighter than the B3, it's hard to beat an OLED for pure visual impact in a dark room. The B3 also has a faster response time and wider viewing angle, so it's the better TV overall. See our review
  • TCL 65Q750G: The TCL Q7/750G QLED competes with the Hisense U7N. The Hisense is the better TV overall due to its vastly better color accuracy, wider color gamut, better image processing, and superior reflection handling. See our review
  • TCL 65Q550G: The Best Buy exclusive TCL Q5/Q550G QLED is a decent budget model. It's interesting for gamers as it has 1080p @ 120Hz and 1440p @ 120Hz, with resolution halving on its 55 and 65-inch models. Still, the Hisense U6/U6K is a bit better overall for a similar price. See our review
  • Samsung QN65QN90CAFXZA: The Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED is a great TV and is an alternative to the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED. It's a tiny bit brighter in SDR, so it's also excellent for a bright room. However, the Sony is the better TV overall, with much better image processing, Dolby Vision HDR support, advanced DTS audio formats, and a faster response time. See our review
  • Hisense 65U8K: The Hisense U8K is an amazing TV and competes with the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED. It's a bit brighter overall than the Sony, but the Sony has much better contrast, a wider viewing angle, and a faster response time, so it's the better TV overall. See our review
  • Sony XR-65A75L: The Sony A75L OLED is an amazing mid-range OLED. It's a bit better than the LG B3 OLED because it's brighter and has better processing, but it's also more expensive, making the B3 the better value. See our review
  • Samsung QN65S95DAFXZA: The Samsung S95D OLED is slightly better than the Samsung S90C OLED and the newer Samsung S90D/S90DD OLED, with two unique features that make it stand out. It's the first OLED TV to use a matte screen coating, which essentially eliminates reflections, but it does so at the cost of overall picture quality, so you end up with a washed-out image when you use it in a bright room. It also uses Samsung's external Slim One Connect Box to house its inputs, so it's a great feature if you need a versatile way to plug in your devices. However, the S95D is very expensive, so unless you need those aforementioned features, you're better off getting the S90C or S90D. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jun 21, 2024: We replaced the Sony X93L/X93CL with the Sony BRAVIA 9 QLED in the 'Best Bright Room 65-Inch TV' category and replaced the Hisense U7K with the Hisense U7N in the 'Best Lower Mid-Range 65-Inch TV' category. We also refreshed some text throughout the article for accuracy.

  2. May 23, 2024: Refreshed text throughout the article for clarity and accuracy.

  3. Apr 24, 2024: Refreshed text throughout for accuracy and added mentions of the upcoming Hisense U6N and the Hisense U7N in the 'Best Budget 65-Inch TV' and the 'Best Lower Mid-Range 65-Inch TV' categories. We also added the newly available Samsung S95D OLED as a Notable Mention.

  4. Mar 26, 2024: Mentioned the newly available LG B4 OLED, LG C4 OLED, and Samsung S90D OLED in the 'Best Mid-Range 65-Inch TV,' the 'Best Upper Mid-Range 65-Inch TV,' and the 'Best 65-Inch TV' categories. We also refreshed some text in the Notable Mentions section for clarity.

  5. Mar 01, 2024: Confirmed the accuracy and availability of our picks.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best 65-inch 4k TVs to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it) 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 available in a 65-inch size. Be careful not to 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.