Best 65-Inch TVs Under $1,000

Sets from Hisense, LG, TCL, and Vizio deliver the goods without breaking the bank

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A lot of us love jumbo TVs but don’t find their outsized prices quite as appealing. But here’s some good news: While the very top big-screen TVs in Consumer Reports’ TV ratings (available to digital 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. Right now, most of the best 65-inch TVs under $1,000 are 2020 sets that are still available, at their lowest prices ever. Don’t worry about their age: You won’t be missing out on many new features if you choose one of these TVs.

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At this time of the year, TV prices can be quite volatile, so we’ll be adding new sets—likely including some 2021 models—in the coming weeks as prices drop further. (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 the same TV; the model names will be almost identical.

Last year we made a few noteworthy changes to our TV ratings. 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.

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