Best 65-Inch TVs Under $1,000

These sets from Hisense, LG, Samsung, and TCL deliver the goods without breaking the bank

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Love the idea of getting a jumbo TV but not as enamored of their often outsized prices? There’s some good news: While the very top big-screen TVs in Consumer Reports’ TV ratings (available to members) may cost $2,000 or more, you can pay less than $1,000 for a 65-inch set and still get a great viewing experience.

The sets listed below prove that point. Right now, the list is mainly made up of 2021 sets because the first 2022 TVs are just starting to ship out to retailers. But don’t worry about buying a leftover model. You won’t be missing out on many new features if you choose one of these TVs.

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One advantage of buying at this time of year is that many 2021 models are now at their lowest prices ever as retailers start to clear inventories to make room for the newer models. So you can save a bundle compared with just a few months ago. (It’s always a good idea to ask for a price-match guarantee from a retailer in case prices suddenly fall after you buy.) Want to save even more money? You can often spend a bit less by getting a smaller version of a TV; the model names will be almost identical.

We’ve made a few noteworthy changes to our TV ratings in the past couple of years. While overall picture quality still remains critically important, we’ve added data privacy and security scores for all the TVs we test because we think these are important concerns for consumers. We evaluate the various ways TV brands collect, use, and share consumer data, how well they protect it, and how transparent they are about their data practices.

We’re also encouraging TV makers to ship their sets to consumers with the optimal privacy settings turned on by default. (Of course, you can also adjust the settings yourself, but we’ve found that consumers can find them tricky to locate and use.)

Check out our top picks below. We will be updating this list regularly throughout the year, so keep checking back for updates. Some models may no longer be available, so we’ll replace them with new 2022 TVs.

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