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The 6 Best 65-Inch TVs - Spring 2023 Reviews

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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 they also 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? Make sure to check out our TV Size to Distance Calculator if you need any help choosing what size to get.

We've bought and tested more than 385 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best 65-inch TVs you can buy. For different sizes or options, also see our recommendations for the best TVs, the best 55-inch TVs, and the best 70-77 inch TVs. Most brands have started releasing their 2023 lineups, so make sure to vote on which ones you want us to buy and test. If you want to find out more about the 2023 models, check out our 2023 TV lineup page.


  1. Best 65-Inch TV

    The best 65-inch TV we've tested is the Samsung QN65S95BAFXZA, known as the S95B. It's an impressive TV that delivers fantastic picture quality and looks amazing with any content. Its QD-OLED panel delivers a perfect contrast ratio, with no distracting blooming around bright objects, and colors are incredibly vibrant and realistic. It gets extremely bright, so highlights in HDR stand out well, and it can easily overcome glare in a bright room, but using it in a bright room causes the black levels to raise. It also supports HDR10+, which is an HDR format used in some streaming services, but it isn't as widely used as Dolby Vision, which the TV doesn't support.

    It's a fantastic TV for pretty much any usage, and there's a great selection of extra features with something for everyone. It supports Bixby, Google Assistant, and Alexa voice assistants, so you can choose your preferred platform and spend less time searching for content and more time enjoying your new TV. It's since been replaced by the Samsung S95C OLED, but the new model isn't much of an improvement, and it's more expensive, so it's better to get the 2022 model while you can. If you want to save a bit of money, the LG C2 OLED is cheaper and performs almost as well, but colors aren't as bright and vibrant.

    See our review

  2. Best 65-Inch Home Theater TV

    Although it's a lot more expensive than the Samsung S95B OLED, if you want the best home theater experience, the Sony XR-65A95K is a better choice. While it uses the same QD-OLED panel as the Samsung TV, what makes this better for home theater environments is that it has better processing. This means that it displays content the way the creator intended, it has exceptional gradient handling, and there aren't any issues displaying lower-quality content. It also supports Dolby Vision, which is an HDR format that more content uses than the HDR10+ format that the Samsung model supports. 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, which has 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 without the remote. You can also use the built-in smart assistants to control your other smart devices, so you can set the mood directly from the TV without getting up.

    See our review

  3. Best Upper Mid-Range 65-Inch TV

    If you want a slightly cheaper TV or simply prefer an LED TV, consider the Samsung QN65QN90BAFXZA, known as the QN90B. You don't get the same perfect black levels as on the Sony A95K OLED or the Samsung S95B OLED, but instead, the QN90B uses Mini LED backlighting behind an LCD panel, letting it get extremely bright. With its fantastic reflection handling, you won't have issues using it in a well-lit room, even with bright lights. If you prefer using it in a dark room, it still has a high native contrast ratio, and its Mini LED backlighting provides a great local dimming feature that further deepens blacks.

    It's a great choice for sports fans planning on watching the big game with a large group of friends, as the image remains consistent when viewed from the sides. Like the S95B, it has a great selection of extra features, and gamers will appreciate its low input lag and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for 4k @ 120Hz gaming. It also has great motion handling that makes fast-moving content look smooth. Lastly, it doesn't have issues upscaling lower-resolution content, which is ideal for watching content from a cable box.

    See our review

  4. Best Mid-Range 65-Inch TV

    If you want something cheaper that still has high-end features and great performance, a mid-range TV like the Hisense 65U8H is a great choice. While it's a bit less versatile than the Samsung QN90B QLED overall, as it has a worse viewing angle and limited processing, it delivers excellent performance that won't disappoint. Its picture quality is great for a variety of content as it has an incredibly high contrast ratio with a great local dimming feature and amazing black uniformity, so blacks look deep and inky with minimal blooming. It doesn't have much black crush either, meaning it preserves details well in dark scenes.

    Even in a bright room, it looks amazing as it gets incredibly bright and has excellent reflection handling, so glare isn't an issue. HDR content also looks incredible thanks to its wide color gamut and high peak brightness, so bright highlights stand out. It runs the Google TV interface, which is fast and easy to use, and it has a great selection of streaming apps, so you're sure to find your favorite content.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 65-Inch TV

    If you're on a tighter budget, then the TCL 65S555 is a good alternative. It's a step down in performance from the Hisense U8H because it doesn't get as bright, meaning highlights don't pop as much, and colors aren't as vivid. However, it still delivers surprisingly good picture quality, especially for its price range. It has a superb contrast ratio, making blacks look deep and inky in dark rooms, but its full-array local dimming feature results in some black crush and blooming. It also has impressive peak brightness and decent reflection handling, so it's a great choice for a bright room.

    It's well-equipped, with a great selection of smart features and a few gaming perks. It runs the Roku OS interface, which is pretty basic but easy to use, and it has a good selection of streaming apps. While it has a lower 60Hz refresh rate compared to 120Hz on the Hisense, it's still a great gaming TV with a fast response time, low input lag, and variable refresh (VRR) support that works with the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

    See our review

  6. Best Cheap 65-Inch TV

    If you're looking for a simple and cheap 65-inch TV, consider the Hisense 65A6H. It doesn't look as good in dark rooms as the TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED because it has a lower contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray. It doesn't have a local dimming feature, but that means there isn't much blooming around bright objects. It's still an okay choice for a moderately-lit room, as it has decent peak brightness. However, it doesn't get bright enough to fight intense glare. Most of its variants use an IPS panel that has a wide viewing angle, making it ideal for large living rooms as the image remains consistent from the sides.

    The built-in Google TV platform is easy to use, with a polished interface that makes it easy to find your favorite content. It also has a great selection of streaming apps and games. Speaking of gaming, it's a decent TV for gamers thanks to its low input lag and support for VRR technology to reduce tearing. It has an okay response time, but you'll notice more blur with fast-moving objects than you would with a higher-end TV.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • TCL 65R655: The TCL 65R655 is an excellent TV in the same price range as the Hisense U8H; however, it isn't as good overall because the TCL has more blooming in dark scenes. See our review
  • Hisense 65U6H: The Hisense 65U6H is a good alternative to the TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED. However, it delivers slightly worse picture quality for about the same price, so the TCL is the better choice. See our review
  • Samsung QN65QN90CAFXZA: The Samsung QN65QN90CAFXZA, known as the QN90C, is the newer version of the Samsung QN90B QLED, and while it improves in some areas, like with the processing, it isn't worth getting while you can find the QN90B for cheaper. See our review
  • TCL 65S455: The TLC 65S455 is cheaper than the Hisense A6H, and it's a good choice if you want something that performs well in dark rooms. However, it has less accurate colors and a worse viewing angle. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Apr 28, 2023: Verified that the TVs are still available and updated text for clarity; added the Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED and the TCL 4 Series/S455 2022 to Notable Mentions.

  2. Mar 14, 2023: Replaced the Hisense U6H with the TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED, as it has slightly better picture quality overall and costs about the same, and moved the Hisense U6H to the Notable Mentions section. Moved the Samsung S95B OLED back to the top position, as the Sony A95K OLED isn't worth the price difference for most people.

  3. Feb 17, 2023: Restructured the article, moving the Sony A95K OLED to the top position overall.

  4. Jan 18, 2023: Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency, and made some slight changes to the text.

  5. Dec 20, 2022: Replaced the Insignia F50 QLED with the Hisense A6H, as the Insignia is no longer available.

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.