Best 65-Inch TVs Under $1,000

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

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    Three colorful TVs with a 65" sign. Illustration: Consumer Reports, Getty Images

    If you love the idea of getting a jumbo TV but aren’t as enamored of paying an outsized price, here’s some good news: While the very top big-screen TVs in Consumer Reports’ 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 models listed below prove that point. Right now, they include a nice mix of 2022 and 2021 sets. Don’t worry about buying a leftover model. You won’t be missing out on many important new features if you choose one of these TVs.

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    One advantage to buying at this time of year is that the 2021 models are now at their lowest prices ever, though prices should drop even further for Black Friday. 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 throughout the year, so keep checking back. Some older models may no longer be available, so we’ll replace them with 2022 TVs.

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