The 5 Best 65-inch 4k Smart TVs For Under-$1000 Right Now

65-inch 4k Smart TVs
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When it comes to shopping for a new 65-inch 4k Smart TV, there are countless model-specific buzzwords to wrap your head around:

However, despite the ever-evolving technology, when it comes to TV tech, most agree that it must have HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Sound – or the equivalent (which the following five TVs support).

Outside of those technology features, the next decision most consumers agree upon is – bigger is better.

Most people go for a 65-inch screen (the most popular size in North America) So, keeping the price tag in mind, here are the five best 65-inch smart 4k TVs you can get for under-$1000.

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LG 65-Inch NanoCell 85 Series 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

Be warned, you need to catch this TV on sale for it to come under-$1000. And at the time of writing, you could pick one up for $999 from

On Amazon, it usually costs around $1,300:

(Other TVs on this list are under-$1000 normally – we just had to include this one as it is a top TV).

This magnificent TV from LG is a solid buy, especially when it comes to performance and smart capabilities. This 65-inch is a top-of-the-line LED TV that comes with the Google Virtual Assistant and Amazon Alexa support, built-in Wi-Fi, 4k resolution, and Bluetooth.

The TV further stands out for LG’s NanoCell technology that provides you impeccable picture quality. This includes dazzling colors and contrasts over the entire 65 inches of the screen. The TV also comes with LG’s scene-by-scene optimization technology that adjusts the picture on a frame-by-frame basis.

Samsung 65-Inch 4K Class Crystal Ultra HD Smart TV

This 65-inch TV from Samsung is priced at $599 from right now! Which is a bargain.

It is a hugely popular 65-inch TV, with its slim looks and high-quality features. This 4k TV from Samsung is part of the TU-8000 series and comes with Samsung’s Dynamic Crystal Color technology. This technology employs millions of shades of color to give you the most vivid picture you can imagine.

Another important feature of this TU-8000 65-inch TV is its 4k processor. This feature automatically improves any non-4k program to near 4k quality. Here are the features of the TV:

  • 4K crystal processor that transforms every program you watch into 4k quality.
  • Multi-voice – this smart TV comes with Amazon Alexa and Bixby.
  • The TV is powered by Tizen, which gives easy control and various other enhancements.
  • Built-in Alexa to allow you to voice control your TV.

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TCL 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV

Amazingly, you can find this TV for around $333 online at right now. And because it is a 2018 model, expect further discounts through 2021 and beyond.

This 6 Series Ultra HD LED TV from TCL comes with all the premium features and built-in Roku capabilities. The Roku integration is a feature that stands out as it makes this TV very user-friendly.

The TV is ideal for watching movies or gaming and obviously includes features like Dolby Vision, HDR imaging, and TCL’s own photon technology (which gives sharp colors and edges).

The features of this TV are as follows:

  • Superior 4k Ultra HD for enhanced picture clarity together with color and contrast of Dolby Vision HDR (High Dynamic Range) to give a very life-like picture.
  • Mini-LED Technology for improved brightness, contrast, and uniformity.
  • QLED: Quantum dot technology of TCL delivers wider color volume and better brightness.
  • Contrast control zones to optimize across up to 240 localized zones for achieving contrast between dark and bright areas of the image.
  • Easy voice control with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.
  • THX Certified Game Mode to cancel out image smear, reduce response time, input lag, and boost the overall gaming quality.

Samsung’s Class Q60T QLED 4K UHD HDR Smart TV

For $997 on you can get this ultra-premium TV from Samsung:

The 2020 model gives you a crystal clear QLED display, offering four times the resolution of full HD with edge-to-edge picture clarity.

Here are some of the other features of this TV:

  • Direct full array with controlled backlights to offer deeper contrast for brighter whites and richer blacks.
  • Ultra viewing angle with anti-glare: Reduces glare and boosts color.
  • Quantum HDR for fine-tuned shades of cinematic color.
  • 4K quantum processor with deep learning AI to transform a non-4k picture into 4k.
  • Built-in Alexa
  • Objective tracking sound with two top and two bottom built-in TV speakers that adjust the sound to follow the action.

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Vizio 65-Inch Quantum 4K Ultra HDR LED TV

Vizio’s 65-inch 4k Smart TV, with its Ultrabright 800 technology delivers detailed and bright highlights while accurately reproducing the details of each image:

And amazingly, you can pick one up from Walmart right now for $593.

The TV also comes with Quantum Color that powers through over a billion colors to give closer to actual life image that some higher-priced TVs can’t replicate. The TV has built-in Google Assistant, Apple Homekit, and Amazon Alexa.

Here are the other features of Vizio’s 65-inch TV:

  • Vizio’s next-generation Quantum color combined with Active Full Array backlight gives cinematic color volume over many hues of vibrant color.
  • UltraBright 800 delivers bright and detailed highlights.
  • Active Full Array with 90 Local Dimming Zones to adjust the backlight to match whatever is on the screen.
  • Dolby Vision HDR to provide dramatic imaging.
  • This TV also supports HDR10+ and HLG high dynamic range formats.
  • 4K Ultra HD with over 8 million pixels, which is four times the resolution of 1080 pixels.

What 65-inch 4k Smart TV are you most interested in? Tell us in the comments.

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