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The 8 Best 65 Inch 4k TVs - Spring 2019
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Best 65 Inch TVs
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65" TVs are slowly becoming the norm. The new TVs we have tested are generally better than the past year's counterparts, and the prices of the 65" TVs are more affordable than ever.

We've tested 63 TVs available in this size and below are our recommendations for the best 65 inch TVs you can buy in 2019. For different sizes, see our recommendations for the best 55 inch TVs and the best 70-77 inch TVs.

Note: Prices and availability fluctuate a lot at the beginning of the year as last year's models are gradually replaced by newer ones.

  1. Best 65 Inch TV: LG OLED65B8

    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 best 65 inch TV is the LG OLED65B8. It has an excellent picture quality and an excellent dark room performance, thanks to its emissive technology that allows it to switch off individual pixels and display perfect uniform blacks. HDR content looks outstanding, full of rich, vivid colors and bright highlights. The wide viewing angles let you place it in a room with wide seating arrangement without any issue for those watching from the side. It is not the brightest of TVs, but you should have no issues unless you place it in a very bright room. The B8 has an almost instantaneous response time that creates minimal blur in fast content, making it a great choice for sports fans. In lower fps content, this can create some stutter, which you have the option to remove using the TV's motion interpolation feature. It has a low input lag that makes it very responsive, suitable for gamers or those who plan to use it as a PC monitor.

    However, just like any other OLED TV, it runs the risk of temporary image retention and permanent burn-in. We do not expect this to be an issue with most people that watch normal varied content. It is more likely to happen if you display static content, like news banners or channel logos, over prolonged periods of time.

    Overall, the B8 is an excellent TV that will deliver great quality in any usage.

    See our review

  2. LED Alternative: Samsung QN65Q9FN

    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 do not want an OLED TV due to the burn-in risk, then get the Samsung QN65Q9FN. It does not have the perfect blacks or the wide viewing angles of the LG B8, but is an excellent TV overall. The deep blacks and the great picture quality help the TV deliver an excellent HDR performance. It can also get very bright to fight bright room glare and has an anti-reflective coating that handles reflections very well. It has a very low input lag and it is packed with gaming features like FreeSync support, low input lag with motion interpolation, and auto low latency. Overall, you cannot go wrong with the QN65Q9FN.

    See our review

  3. Cheaper LED Alternative: Vizio PQ65-F1

    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 and you are looking for something cheaper than the Samsung Q9FN, check out the Vizio P Series Quantum instead. The Quantum delivers great overall picture quality, with deep blacks, an excellent wide color gamut, and extraordinary peak brightness. It has excellent motion handling thanks to an impressive response time, a nearly flicker-free backlight, and versatile black frame insertion feature. Overall, it is an excellent 4k TV that should please most people.

    See our review

  4. Best Mid-Range 65 Inch TV: Sony XBR65X900F

    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:
    8.2
    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:
    8.1
    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.
    8.6
    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.
    8.3
    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

    The Sony X900F is the best 65 inch 4k TV in the mid-range category. It is a great 4k TV that delivers great overall picture quality with deep blacks, excellent peak brightness, and a wide color gamut for HDR content. It also has great smart features, with one of the widest selections of apps, and the interface has recently been updated to the even easier to use Android Oreo.

    This TV has outstanding motion handling, thanks to an outstanding response time, similar to the P Series Quantum, so there is almost no noticeable blur trail behind fast moving objects.

    Unfortunately, the best image quality is reserved for this sitting directly in front, as the image degrades when viewed at an angle. The full array local dimming feature is decent, but may be distracting at times. Overall, this is a great 4k TV that should please most people.

    See our review

  5. Alternative With A Low Input Lag: Vizio P65-F1

    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 are looking for a TV with a lower input lag than the Sony XBR65X900F to cover your gaming needs, then check out the Vizio P Series 2018 P65-F1. You will not have the great reflection handling of the Sony, nor will you have its easy-to-use Android TV interface. The Vizio P Series, apart from being a great TV overall, also has a very low input lag. This is excellent news for gamers and for those who will be using it as a PC monitor.

    See our review

  6. Alternative For Gaming: Samsung UN65NU8000

    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 are looking for 65'' mid-range TV that will deliver a great gaming experience, then get the Samsung UN65NU8000. The NU8000 does not have the great dark room performance of the Sony or the Vizio, since it is edge lit, and it does not have full array local dimming. However, it has a very good picture quality and performs very well in most uses. Apart from the very low input lag and the fast response time, the NU8000 is packed with gaming features, like FreeSync variable refresh rate, auto low latency, and low input lag with motion interpolation. All these make it an excellent choice if you plan to do a lot of gaming on your TV.

    See our review

  7. Best Budget 65 Inch TV: Vizio M65-F0

    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
    7.8
    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:
    7.6
    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:
    7.5
    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:
    7.7
    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.
    8.6
    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.
    7.7
    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:
    8.2
    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.
    8.3
    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 something cheaper than the Sony X900F, the Vizio M Series 2018 is currently the best 65 inch TV for the money. The Vizio does not have the Sony's excellent reflection handling or a motion interpolation feature.

    On the upside, the Vizio M Series is a very good TV with good picture quality that can get bright enough to overcome bright room glare. It can also display deep blacks in a dark room due to the high native contrast ratio, but the local dimming isn't very effective in further improving the picture quality. The Vizio can display HDR content, but it cannot produce bright or saturated HDR highlights, and the viewing angles don't let those watching from the side enjoy the same good picture quality.

    Overall, the Vizio M65-F0 is a well-rounded and versatile 65 inch TV in the budget category and will keep most people happy.

    See our review

  8. Cheaper Alternative: Vizio E65-F0

    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 are looking for something even cheaper, get the Vizio E Series 2018 E65-F0. It does not have a motion interpolation feature. However, the Vizio is a good TV with decent picture quality and an okay performance in most uses. It has low input lag, which is good for gaming. It can also handle reflections well, which is good for an average room with some light.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • LG OLED65E8: Excellent OLED TV with an elegant design and a dedicated soundbar. If you care for these and don't mind the elevated price compared to the LG B8, it is an excellent choice.  See our review
  • Samsung QN65Q7FN: Excellent LED TV, but the Sony XBR900F is better.  See our review
  • Sony XBR65Z9F: Great LED LCD TV, but too expensive for now. See our review
  • Sony XBR65A9F: Outstanding OLED TV, but more expensive than the B8 for the same performance. See our review
  • LG OLED65C8: Excellent OLED TV that delivers very similar performance to the B8, but more expensive.  See our review
  • TCL 65R617: Very good TV, but the Vizio P65-F1 is better for less.  See our review
  • LG 65UK6300: This LG has good viewing angles, but the picture quality is better on the Vizio E65-F0.  See our review
  • LG 65UK7700: This IPS panel offers better viewing angles, but it is overall not as good as the TCL 55R617.  See our review
  • Sony XBR65X930E: This TV is roughly the same as the XBR65X900F, but harder to find.  See our review

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best 65 inch smart 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 have 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. 

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