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The 5 Best 65 Inch 4k TVs - Spring 2022 Reviews

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Best 65 Inch TVs

While 55 inch TVs used to be the most popular size, 65 inch models are slowly becoming the norm. They're a great choice if you have a large sitting room you want to sit at a comfortable distance from the TV so that you're not sitting too close. Although they used to be very expensive, you can now get a 65 inch TV in almost every price range. Nearly every TV model is available in this size, so you'll have a wide selection of TVs to choose from when looking for the best 65 inch smart TV.

We've tested more than 100 TVs under the latest test bench, and below are our recommendations for the best 65 inch TVs you can buy. For different sizes, see our picks for the best TVs and the best 55 inch TVs. If you want something larger, check out the best 70-77 inch TVs.


  1. Best 65 Inch OLED TV: LG OLED65C1PUB

    The best 65 inch TV we've tested in the OLED category is the LG OLED65C1PUB. It's an amazing overall TV that delivers stunning picture quality in both dark and bright scenes, and it has a wide viewing angle if you want to use it in a room with a wide seating arrangement. The built-in LG webOS has an excellent interface, and the included Magic Remote has a point-and-press feature, making it easy to open your favorite apps.

    OLED TVs like this one deliver perfect black levels because they can turn each individual pixel on and off on their own, and there's no blooming around bright objects either. Although it doesn't get bright enough to fight a ton of glare, it still has fantastic reflection handling, and placing a few lamps around it in a well-lit room won't be an issue. You can connect a receiver to enhance your home theater setup as it has eARC support, and it supports Dolby Atmos passthrough. However, it doesn't support DTS audio formats, which is disappointing because some Blu-rays use this format.

    Sadly, the out-of-the-box accuracy is poor, so you might need to get it calibrated to enjoy it to the fullest. Its HDR peak brightness is just okay, so some large areas don't stand out like on an LED TV. If this isn't a problem for you, it's still the best 65 inch 4k TV with an OLED panel, and the 65 inch model performs like the 55 inch variant we tested.

    See our review

  2. Best 65 Inch OLED TV For Movies: Sony XR-65A90J

    The best 65 inch OLED TV for watching movies is the Sony A90J OLED. Although all OLEDs deliver the same fantastic picture quality in dark rooms thanks to their near-infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity, this one stands out versus the LG C1 OLED for watching movies. It has better image processing features like upscaling and motion interpolation that make the movie-watching experience more enjoyable, especially if you want the best performance possible.

    It has a different type of OLED panel than the LG that allows it to get brighter, so highlights pop more in HDR and colors are more vivid. Sony TVs are known for their fantastic out-of-the-box accuracy, and this one is no exception, as you likely won't need to get it calibrated for the most life-like image possible with accurate colors. It also has remarkable gradient handling, meaning you won't see any banding with shades of similar colors, like in scenes with a sunset. Like the LG, we tested the 55 inch model, and the results are valid for the 65 inch variant.

    This TV has gaming features like VRR support and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth once you update it to the latest firmware, but its gaming performance is as good as the LG. It has higher input lag and doesn't support FreeSync, so only get this TV if you watch movies and don't play video games. If that's the case, it's the best 65 inch OLED TV for watching movies.

    See our review

  3. Best 65 Inch LED TV: Samsung QN65QN90AAFXZA

    The Samsung QN65QN90AAFXZA is the best 65 inch LED TV. Unlike OLED TVs, LED TVs use a backlight behind an LCD panel, so the pixels aren't individually lit. While you don't get the perfect black levels you'll find on an OLED, LED TVs get much brighter and don't suffer from the risk of permanent burn-in. We tested the 55 inch model, and the results are also valid for the 65 inch version.

    It's an excellent TV that features Mini LED backlighting, a relatively new technology that helps improve the local dimming while also making the TV brighter. The full-array local dimming feature is great and improves the black levels without much blooming around bright objects. With a VA panel, it has a high native contrast ratio, making it an excellent choice for watching movies in the dark. If you watch HDR movies, it displays a wide color gamut, and it also gets bright enough to make highlights pop, so colors look vivid.

    Sadly, while the local dimming is great for regular use, it's not as good in Game Mode because it raises the black levels more. Speaking of the Game Mode, it supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and has a 120Hz panel, allowing you to play high-frame-rate games from the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Also, it has a fairly wide viewing angle thanks to Samsung's 'Ultra Wide Angle' technology, so it's a good choice for wide seating arrangements. Overall, it's the best 65 inch LED TV.

    See our review

  4. Cheaper Alternative: Hisense 65U8G

    If you want a much cheaper 65 inch TV, look into the Hisense U8G. It doesn't have the same wide viewing angle as the Samsung QN90A QLED because it lacks any viewing angle technology, but it also has a higher native contrast ratio for deeper blacks. While it doesn't use Mini LED backlighting, it still gets bright, and the local dimming feature is great both in and out of Game Mode. It comes with Android TV as its smart interface, which is easy to use, and you'll enjoy streaming movies because it removes 24p judder from any source. Sadly, there are known issues with red ghosting and motion artifacts, but it's more of a problem in Game Mode than outside of it.

    If you want the best 65 inch TV and prefer LED options over OLED, the Samsung is a well-rounded option with many features. However, if you want something that costs less, look into the Hisense. Although we tested the 55 inch version of the Hisense, the results also apply to the 65 inch model.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget 65 Inch TV: Hisense 65U6G

    The Hisense 65U6G is the best 65 inch budget TV we've tested. It's a great 4k TV whose picture quality rivals higher-end and more expensive options. Although you won't get the same features as premium TVs, like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, it's versatile enough for watching sports, TV shows, and movies both in SDR and HDR.

    It's great for gaming because it has a quick response time that results in smooth motion, and gaming feels responsive thanks to its low input lag. However, it doesn't have VRR support, and it's limited to a 60Hz panel, so you can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series X and PS5's capabilities. It performs well both in bright and dark environments as it has decent reflection handling, gets bright, and displays deep blacks in dark rooms thanks to its high contrast and decent local dimming. The built-in Android TV is also easy-to-use, and there are many apps you can download through the Google Play Store.

    Sadly, it doesn't have eARC support, so you can't connect a receiver and pass high-quality Dolby Atmos and DTS:X signals to it, which is disappointing if you want to use it in a home theater setup. However, it still has ARC support for Dolby Digital and DTS signals. It also has a narrow viewing angle, but that's normal from a VA panel, and it's not ideal for wide seating areas. All in all, it's the best 65 inch smart TV if you're on a budget.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony XR-65A80J: The Sony A80J is an excellent OLED TV that costs about the same as the LG C1 but considering it's not as good for gaming due to the higher input lag, it's worth getting the LG instead. See our review
  • LG OLED65G1PUA: The LG G1 is an OLED that gets fairly bright and costs less than the Sony A90J, but it doesn't come with a stand and has worse gradient handling than the Sony. See our review
  • TCL 65R646: The TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED is in the same price range as the Hisense U8G and delivers great overall performance. However, its local dimming feature isn't as effective at boosting the picture quality in real content. See our review
  • Samsung QN65QN85AAFXZA: The Samsung QN85A is an impressive QLED TV with Mini LED backlighting, but it has a worse native contrast ratio than the Samsung QN90A, so it's not as good in dark rooms. See our review
  • Sony XR65X90J: The Sony X90J is a great LED TV in the same price range as the Hisense U8G, but the U8G provides better all-around value and performance as it gets brighter and has better black uniformity. See our review
  • Hisense 65U6GR5: The Hisense U6GR is essentially a Roku variant of the Hisense U6G, and it has VRR support, but the U6G has better motion handling and out-of-the-box accuracy. Also, the U6GR is harder to find. See our review
  • Vizio M65Q7-J01: The Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021 is a good budget gaming TV with VRR support, but it's not as bright as the Hisense U6G, and the smart system has more bugs. See our review
  • Sony XR-65X95J: The Sony X95J is an impressive TV. However, the Samsung QN90A QLED is much better overall and has better dark room performance, so it's worth getting the Samsung. See our review
  • TCL 65S546: The TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 is a budget TV with more gaming features like VRR support than the Hisense U6G. However, it has worse local dimming and has issues with color accuracy. See our review
  • Hisense 65U7G: The Hisense U7G sits between the Hisense U8G and Hisense U6G, and the U8G provides the best performance, while the U6G provides the best value for those on a budget. See our review
  • LG 65QNED90UPA: The LG QNED90 is a good TV with a wide viewing angle and Mini LED backlighting, but it also has a worse contrast ratio than the Samsung QN90A. See our review
  • Sony KD-65X85J: The Sony X85J is better for gaming than the Hisense U6G as it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and VRR support. However, it also costs too much to be considered a budget TV. See our review
  • LG C2 OLED: The LG C2 OLED is a slight improvement over its predecessor, the LG C1 OLED, but it's currently significantly more expensive. If you can find the C2 for less than the C1, get the new model. See our review
  • Samsung QN90B QLED: The Samsung QN90B QLED is a bit brighter than the Samsung QN90A QLED in some scenes, but the QN90A is slightly better overall. The QN90B isn't worth spending more on over the QN90A. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Apr 15, 2022: Moved the Sony A90J OLED to its own category as the 'Best OLED For Movies' for consistency and updated text for clarity.

  2. Mar 18, 2022: Updated text for clarity; removed the LG A1 from Notable Mentions and added the LG QNED90 and the Sony X85J to Notable Mentions.

  3. Feb 17, 2022: Verified picks for availability and updated text for clarity; added the TCL 6 Series/R648 8k 2021 to Notable Mentions.

  4. Jan 21, 2022: Verified picks for availability and updated text for clarity.

  5. Dec 15, 2021: Verified picks for availability and updated text for clarity; added the Hisense U6GR to Notable Mentions.

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.

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