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The best 65-inch TVs for 2022

Best 65-inch TVs
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Whether you’re watching movies or playing the latest games, the best 65-inch TVs offer a great size screen to ensure you’re really immersed, without taking up the space that a 75-inch set will.

But how do you choose which of the best 65-inch TVs are for you? Finding the right TV is difficult, with so many options when it comes to screen technology, smart TV functionality and audio quality. 

You also want great value, of course, but you don't want to give up any of the best features or performance to get that low price. 

Thankfully, our reviews are here to help. We’ve tested dozens of TVs, from budget smart models to premium OLED panels. After well over 100 hours of lab testing and eyes-on viewing, we've pulled together this list of the best 65-inch TVs you can currently buy.

Still not sure if a 65-inch TV is for you? According to our guide What size TV should you buy?, you'll get the best viewing experience seated 60 inches (5 feet) from a 65-inch 4K screen, so make sure that you have adequate space for your big screen, and plan accordingly. 

What are the best 65-inch TVs?

When it comes to 65-inch TVs, our clear favorite is the Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV, which combines QLED color and mini-LED backlight to form the new Neo QLED, Samsung's latest premium display technology. The result is an incredible-looking TV, that combines killer performance with great design, rich smart features and great audio quality. It was easily the best 65-inch TV we reviewed last year, offering great value with it's more premium price.

For the budget-conscious, the TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635) is our top pick. For less than $1,000 you get a brilliant QLED display with mini-LED backlighting, providing the best OLED alternative we saw in 2021. And while Roku TV may not be as feature-filled as some of the smart TV platforms we've seen, the sheer amount of apps and content available is staggering. The TCL 6-Series R635 is the best TV value on the market, and it's not even close.

The best 65-inch TVs in May 2022

Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV review

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The ultimate QLED TV

Specifications

Screen Type: QLED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 HDMI (1 HDMI 2.1)
Size: 56.9 x 32.6 x 1 inches
Weight: 53.8 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Beautiful, thin design
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Neo QLED delivers incredible brightness
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Impressive anti-glare abilities
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New solar-chargeable remote

Reasons to avoid

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Visible blooming at times
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Just one HDMI 2.1 port
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No Dolby Vision support

The Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV combines Samsung's highly refined quantum dot technology with the tight control of mini-LED backlighting, resulting in one of the best TV displays you'll ever see. In our testing, we found that brilliant color handling and unmatched brightness make for superb performance, and Samsung pairs that with a bounty of smart TV functions and genuinely intelligent features. Things like a solar-powered remote control that eliminates the need to swap out batteries – delivering eco-friendly design and unbeaten convenience at the same time.

The whole thing is packed into a gorgeous 1-inch-thick design that contains a huge array of smart features, potent Dolby Atmos sound and some of the best performance we've ever seen. HDMI 2.1 connectivity comes standard, along with gamer-friendly features and an impressive 12.6-millisecond lag time for an unparalleled gaming experience. It's the best 65-inch TV we saw last year.

Read our full Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV review.

TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635) review

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The best value TV of the year

Specifications

Screen Type: QLED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 HDMI, 1 USB
Size: 56.9 x 32.9 x 2.8 inches
Weight: 63.9 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Excellent QLED and mini-LED display
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Great gaming performance
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Roku TV offers a huge app selection and easy interface
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Improved Roku remote

Reasons to avoid

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Sound is a little weak
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Roku is missing some of the latest apps

When it comes to value, there's just no beating the TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635). With the 65-inch model selling for an affordable $899, the TCL is packed with capabilities on a par with much more expensive competitors. In our testing, we noted how good the display looks thanks to QLED enhancement for better color and brightness, and the mini-LED backlight offers the best contrast and HDR performance we've seen on a LCD-based display.

TCL also adds gamer-friendly features, like THX Certified Game Mode, which makes it one of the best sets for the latest game consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X. Combine this with smart design touches like built-in cable management and the excellent Roku TV platform, and the TCL 6-Series R635 is the best budget-friendly value you can get in a 65-inch TV.

Read our full TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635) review.
 

Sony Bravia A80J OLED

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An excellent OLED with next-gen tech

Specifications

Screen Type: OLED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 (2 HDMI 2.1)
Size: 57.1 x 33 x 2.1 inches
Weight: 49.2 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Outstanding picture, audio quality
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Lots of dynamic and smart features that really work
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Powerful Google TV interface

Reasons to avoid

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Dynamic adjustments needed for best picture
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Not all HDMI ports support HDMI 2.1
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Bravia Core streaming service doesn’t dazzle

The Sony Bravia XR A80J is our new favorite 65-inch OLED, thanks to an incredible array of futuristic technologies: this 4K OLED TV has HDR, a 120 Hz refresh rate, ATSC 3.0 tuner, Google TV streaming and Sony's own Bravia Core service, Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology… the list goes on. Sure, not everyone will need everything here, but it's nice to have the option.

Just as importantly, it also excels at the basics. In our testing, we found contrast is superb, colors are rich and varied, viewing angles are impressive and it handles upscaling well. Sound is also excellent and Google TV is a big upgrade on the older Android TV. Against that, the XR A80J requires a little more tweaking in order to look its best; it's fine out of the box, but to really reach its full potential, you'll want to play around with various modes. It's not the cheapest and other sets beat it purely based on picture quality, but as an all-round package the A80J is a great choice.   

Read our full Sony Bravia XR A80J review.

Vizio OLED TV (OLED55-H1) review

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A killer price for OLED quality

Specifications

Screen Type: OLED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 HDMI, 1 USB
Size: 57 x 32.7 x 2.2 inches
Weight: 60.9 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Ultra-low price for an OLED
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Generally strong picture and audio quality
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SmartCast provides plenty of smart features and free video content

Reasons to avoid

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Gaming performance could be better
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Cumbersome stand

The 65-inch Vizio OLED TV (OLED65-H1) is the most affordable OLED TV on the market, and the first to offer a less-premium alternative to offerings from LG and Sony to shoppers in the United States. Selling for hundreds of dollars less than the competition, we found that the Vizio OLED packs plenty of smart features alongside the 4K OLED display, and delivers the sort of premium picture quality that normally costs much more.

Vizio's SmartCast smart TV platform has also expanded its app selection significantly, and all of the major apps you might want – from Netflix to Disney+ – are available right on the TV. The few that aren't offered on the home screen (HBO Max is the most glaring omission) can still be enjoyed through the TV's built-in Google Cast and AirPlay 2 support. Combine all of this with an improved remote control design and great sound with better-than-average bass, and you've got one of the best TV values around, and an easy pick for affordable OLED TVs.

Read our full Vizio OLED TV review.

TCL 5-Series Roku TV (S535) review

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Quantum dot quality for less

Specifications

Screen Type: LCD with Quantum dot
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 HDMI 2.1
Size: 56.9 x 32.5 x 3.0 inches
Weight: 41.4 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Faithful colors
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Built-in Roku smarts
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Excellent price

Reasons to avoid

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Mediocre sound
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Modest brightness

The TCL 5 Series Roku TV does what TCL does best, delivering a surprisingly great mix of features and performance at an excellent affordable price. With the 65-inch model selling for less than $700, it offers the superb color and brightness of QLED, as well as Roku's user-friendly smart TV interface, which puts thousands of apps right at your fingertips.

In addition to the excellent color accuracy and full-colour gamut offered by the QLED display, we love that it offers top-of-the-line HDR support, with Dolby Vision in addition to basic HDR10 and HLG formats. Our testing also found it has an input lag of 13.1 milliseconds, making it great for gaming too. Add in that it's roughly half the price of Samsung's equivalent QLED TV, and this is one of the best value 4K TVs you can buy.

Read our full TCL 5-Series Roku TV (S535) review. 

LG G1 OLED review

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A luxe 65-inch OLED with stunning design

Specifications

Screen Type: OLED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 HDMI 2.1
Size: 56.9 x 32.7 x 0.9 inches
Weight: 63.9 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Exclusive OLED evo panel delivers brighter picture
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More affordable than 2020's Gallery Series
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Same stunningly-thin design
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New remote is a major improvement

Reasons to avoid

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OLED evo offers minimal improvement
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WebOS 6.0 is disappointing

The LG G1 OLED TV is the updated version of LG's superb Gallery OLED, boasting a premium 20 millimeter-thick design and sleek flush-to-the-wall mounting setup. It's still the best 4K OLED TV made by LG, but as the first TV with LG's second-gen OLED evo technology, our testing found it falls short of some claimed performance improvements we were pretty excited for.

That said, the LG G1 OLED is still an impressive OLED set, and LG has even knocked the price down a bit, while updating almost everything else about the set. The slim OLED features more comfortable remote control, enhanced gaming features, and the latest version of webOS, all while delivering the same excellent picture quality and impeccable sound that we expect from LG's best OLED models. The LG G1 OLED TV stands as a reminder of just how far modern TV technology has come — we just hope it hasn’t plateaued.

Read our full LG G1 OLED TV review.

Hisense U8G Android TV (65U8G) review

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A great 65-inch Android TV

Specifications

Screen Type: LCD with Quantum dot
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 (2 HDMI 2.1, 2 HDMI 2.0)
Size: 57.1 x 33.1 x 4.1 inches
Weight: 53.4 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Very bright
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Excellent sharpness, color and contrast
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Low lag time

Reasons to avoid

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Overactive motion smoothing
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Mediocre viewing angles

The Hisense U8G Android TV is our favorite Hisense model, and one of the best Android TVs around. With a quantum dot display for bold color and integrated Chromecast and Google Assistant smarts, it's a full-featured smart TV that offers great quality for a reasonable price. With support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+, it also offers the best HDR format support you can find, along with Dolby Atmos sound. It has built-in voice control with room-listening microphones, effectively letting you use the TV as a smart speaker, and offering the sort of smart home integration and control that would normally cost much more.

In our review, we were especially impressed by the U8G's brightness, which exceeds 700 nits of peak brightness and combines with the better-than-average HDR support for great performance that brings out highlights and shadows. With few complaints and lots of great perks, the Hisense U8G Android TV is easily our new favorite Hisense model.

Read our full Hisense U8G Android TV (65U8G) review.

TCL Roku TV 6-Series 8K (R648) review

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A stunning 8K TV for less

Specifications

Screen Type: QLED + Mini-LED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
HDMI ports: 4 (2 HDMI 2.1)
Size: 57 x 32.7 x 3 inches
Weight: 70.1 pounds

Reasons to buy

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Technical picture quality is good
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Well-conceived remote redesign
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Fine gaming performance on consoles and PCs

Reasons to avoid

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65-inch model struggles to prove worth of 8K resolution
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Very little 8K content available in the wild
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Poor off-angle viewing
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Mediocre sound

When it comes to 65-inch TVs, there are plenty of ultra-premium sets you can choose from, but TCL has stepped things up with a surprisingly affordable 65-inch 8K TV. The TCL 6-Series 8K Roku TV (R648) is even more affordable than some of the 4K sets we recommend. Plus, it's got everything we love about Roku TVs, along with excellent performance and short lag times for gaming.

By offering next-gen resolution at current-gen prices, it's the 8K TV we recommend – or, that we would recommend if we thought people should be buying 8K TVs (which we don't). Our only issues with the TV's performance in our review were the 8K panel's limited viewing angles and the mediocrity of the audio, which can be solved with a simple soundbar. But the bigger issue is one facing any 8K TV out there – there's next to nothing you can watch in 8K, and that may not change anytime soon.

Read our full TCL 6-Series 8K Roku TV (R648) review.

Upcoming 65-inch TVs in 2022

The TVs currently in our best 65-inch TVs for 2022 list don't actually include any of the TVs released in 2022. And that's largely because we're still waiting to get our hands on them.

While we wait for review units to hit our testing rooms, here's a brief overview of what you can expect coming from the big manufacturers this year.

LG has announced the next generation of its excellent evo G OLED series, with a 65-inch option among the new G2 line. There's also a 65-inch model in the C2 range, the follow up to the brilliant C1 from last year, plus a 65-inch B2.

Panasonic's 2022 TV lineup also includes at least one 65-inch set, in the form of the LZ2000 OLED TV. This is the follow-up to last year's JZ2000, and it promises to have incredible sound thanks to new audio modes plus overhauled front-firing speakers with beam-forming technology. 

We also know a fair bit about the Samsung 2022 TV lineup. There are sure to be 65-inchers among its new Neo QLED sets and there'll almost certainly be a 65-inch model of The Frame 2022, now with new tech that makes it look even more like an artwork when it's not being used. 

We have also heard some information about Hisense's 2022 TVs, Sony's 2022 TVs, and TCL's 2022 TVs, but no specific details about 65-inch sets were shared.

How to choose the best 65-inch TV for you

If you're in the market for a new TV, you'll want to consider a few factors before you spend your money. Our TV buying guide breaks down the fine details of what features matter and what distinguishes a great TV from one that's just okay. For a 65-inch set we strongly recommend going with 4K resolution. There are a few older 1080p models still available, but they simply aren't a good value today. And while 8K TVs are hitting the market in the 65-inch size, it will still be some time before 8K resolution gets mainstream support.

Size and space: For a 65-inch 4K TV you'll want to sit about 5 feet from the screen to hit the sweet spot of being close enough to enjoy all the sharp details, but not so close that you'll be able to make out the pixels that make up the picture.

Price: A basic 65-inch 4K smart TV will range between $800 and $2,300, depending upon how premium your tastes run. The TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635) is the best budget model we've seen in this screen size, but if you want the best picture available, the LG CX OLED is our top pick for its combination of stellar picture quality and deep feature set.

Features: For the best picture, we recommend getting a set that offers high dynamic range (HDR) support. HDR10 is the base standard, while Dolby Vision is a higher-caliber format, and we recommend opting for Dolby Vision support when you have the choice.

Ports: Port selection is another chief concern. More HDMI ports will let you connect more devices, like game consoles and satellite boxes. And if you have a soundbar, you'll want to connect it using an HDMI port with eARC.

Software: Finally, you'll want to find a smart TV platform that you like. Companies like Samsung and LG use their own proprietary software, but many use more broadly available software, like Android or Roku TV. The biggest issue is app selection, as some specific apps you may want won't be available on every smart TV platform, or there may be a months-long delay for a new service to come to some smart TVs after launching on others.

But you'll also want to look into more advanced features, like smart home control, video conferencing capability, and other features that may be brand exclusive, or at least unevenly distributed between premium and budget sets.


If you've narrowed down your TV shopping by brand, price range or screen size, check out our picks for the best TVs in each.

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And don't forget to watch out for the latest TV reviews.

How we test 65-inch TVs

When it comes to evaluating TVs, we're serious about getting it right. That's why every TV we review is put through a rigorous testing process that measures key standards of picture quality and performance.

Our lab tests involve testing for color accuracy and color gamut using an X-Rite i1 Pro spectrophotometer, an AccuPel DVG-5000 video test pattern generator and SpectraCal CalMAN Ultimate calibration software. These tools are relied on by professional calibrators throughout the industry, and we've paired them with custom workflows to gather the information needed for our reviews. These measurements are taken first in standard mode to simulate the average watching experience, and then taken again in other display modes to find the top color and brightness performance offered by each set.

Our testing measures contrast and maximum brightness, as well as lag time. Using a Leo Bodnar Video Signal Input Lag Tester to test video signal delay, we time how long it takes for content to travel from the original video source to the screen, measured to the millisecond. Shorter response times equate with faster gaming performance, letting us objectively know which TVs are better for gaming.

We use all of these objective test results to make comparisons about quality and performance between different TVs, but our evaluation doesn't end there. We also spend hours with each set, watching shows and movies, and using carefully selected video samples to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each set and help us tell you which TVs look and sound the best in a real home viewing environment.

And there's more to today's TVs than just viewing, so we also check out the smart TV functions and evaluate everything from the interface to the remote control design. This lets our reviews speak to the technical capabilities of today's smart TVs and how they fit into your connected home.

Brian Westover is currently Lead Analyst, PCs and Hardware at PCMag. Until recently, however, he was Senior Editor at Tom's Guide, where he led the site's TV coverage for several years, reviewing scores of sets and writing about everything from 8K to HDR to HDMI 2.1. He also put his computing knowledge to good use by reviewing many PCs and Mac devices, and also led our router and home networking coverage. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he wrote for TopTenReviews and PCMag.

  • ToesNose
    "you'll get the best viewing experience seated 60 inches (5 feet) from a 65-inch 4K screen" Really 5' from a 65" TV for the best viewing experience, is that with or without my Mr. Magoo glasses? ROFL
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  • JimmyPeanuts
    I wouldn't buy the LG tv. I feel obligated to share my experience with two LG TVs that were previously ranked #1. I won't make this mistake again. In 2019 I bought the top ranked OLED TV, which was the LG OLED 65". I also bought a smaller LG TV for a bedroom. After owning the TV for 14 months, the 65" TV began turning off whenever I tried to access the smart apps. Basically the TV doesn't work. Also, it developed a horizontal black line on the screen. I researched both issues, and these issues are VERY common problems on LG TVs, with no solutions. I called their support line, and spoke with a man in India. He refused to help me because the warranty expired two months ago. He referred me to a local repair shop. They told me BOTH TVs will continue having this problem, even if fixed today, and they recommended I buy another TV and ANOTHER BRAND. Anything but LG. Buyer beware. I mean no disrespect to Tom's Guide or any other site that ranks LG as #1, but I do wonder if they are paid for these reviews, and if my comment will be allowed on their forum. I'm typing this because I feel it's the right thing to do. Don't buy LG.
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