The 8 Best 65 Inch TVs

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in January of 2020. The sheer number of available televisions can easily exhaust a prospective buyer. In the face of this deluge of screens, we've focused on models and manufacturers with proven track records and advanced technologies that should impress even those with the highest standards. While they range greatly in price, all of our selections deliver excellent picture quality and essential modern features. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. LG CX

2. TCL 5-Series

3. Samsung Q80A

Editor's Notes

March 26, 2021:

Like every year, lots of new TVs have been rolled out, and many make only marginal improvements over their predecessors. Some of our selections, like the LG CX, Samsung Q80A, and Vizio P-Series Quantum X, are upgrades to the high-end sets that came before them. In particular, the CX is the one to go for if you want to take advantage of the stellar technology that is OLED. The Sony X900H is another recently updated favorite, and one of the best choices for owners of next-generation consoles. Others, like the TCL 5-Series, Samsung TU8000, and to a point the TCL R635 are god examples of quality TVs that can be had without breaking the bank.

There is one very interesting model that we had to include, and that's the Samsung QN85A. This is one of the first Mini LED TVs on the market, and apparently, it just about bridges the gap in image quality between LCD and OLED panels. Surely, this technology will continue to expand, but for being the first of its kind, the QN85A is an awfully convincing step.

March 10, 2020:

There are more 65-inch TVs available than ever before and some of them are actually getting pretty affordable. The TCL 5-Series is commonly regarded as one of the best inexpensive models while the Hisense H8F looks surprisingly good from the up-and-coming, but still less well known manufacturer. If you want to spend just a bit more, you can get a very good quantum dot model in the TCL R625, which is an all-around great option although it does have some very minor issues with artifacting and dirty screen effect. Speaking of quantum dot technology, it's becoming widespread throughout the industry at a relatively quick pace. The Vizio P-Series Quantum is one example of this, and it's a great TV as long as you're not planning on using its built-in software. If you're using a home theater PC or separate streaming box, though, it's an excellent choice.

The LG SM9000 uses their proprietary NanoCell technology, which isn't exactly like quantum dots but is pretty similar and has a similar effect. The SM9000, it should be noted, is one of the few non-OLED TVs to offer full-spec HDMI 2.1 compatibility, so if you plan on getting a next-generation Sony or Microsoft console or are waiting for HDMI 2.1 graphics cards to come out, you should strongly consider that one. Of course, no discussion would be complete without mention of Sony, and the Sony X900F is a high-performing option in nearly every aspect despite its lack of advanced color filtration. In fact, it has very few faults aside from its subpar viewing angle.

Then there are the two most popular OLED televisions. These beautiful displays work on an entirely different principle than LCDs, and if you can afford one, you'll almost certainly be satisfied. Unlike LCDs, they can create essentially perfect blacks, and LG has gone out of their way to future-proof these so you won't have to turn around and buy another set in a year or two.

Special Honors

LG WX If you're willing to make a relatively huge investment, the WX is one of the thinnest and most advanced displays on the market. It has all the high-end features of the company's more popular CX, but at just a few millimeters thick, it's in a class all of its own.

4. Vizio P-Series Quantum X

5. Samsung QN85A

6. TCL R635

7. Sony X900H

8. Samsung TU8000

Christopher Thomas
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