The advancement of technology has not exactly favored the average consumer’s wallet. Phones are routinely over $1,000. New laptops and iPads get outdated in just couple years making you shell out more money, so technology doesn’t leave you behind. But one of the things that we use the most – the thing we plop ourselves in front of to binge an entire Netflix series on a Sunday – are actually pretty affordable: TVs. There was a time when a TV larger than 42 inches was a luxury item. Now, even the best 65-inch TVs are affordable, and they last a long time, too.
On average, a new TV will last anywhere from 8-11 years. If you buy a new 65-inch TV for $1,200, and it keep it for the average lifespan, that’s only $100 a year, or $8.33 a month. That’s less than what you pay for your Netflix subscription! Treating yourself to a new 65-inch TV is actually pretty economical, and far more attainable than you might have initially thought.
Here are some of the best, and most affordable 65-inch TVs that we found:
1. LG Nano 8 Smart LED NanoCell 65-Inch TV
While LG OLED TVs are considered the best when it comes to TVs, the NanoCell technology provides almost identical picture quality, color, and deep blacks. Plus, this LG TV is almost $2,000 cheaper than its OLED counter parts. This 65-inch 4K Ultra HD TV sports both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, and plenty of backstage inputs: four HDMI inputs and three USB inputs. For the money, this TV is hard to beat.
2. Samsung 4K Q60 Series 65-Inch Smart TV
Samsung uses their proprietary quantum dot technology to maximize the resolution on the screen. Simply put, this TV looks outstanding. And compared to the Nano 8 from LG, it’s really a matter of personal preference. Like the LG, it connects with Alexa and Google Assistant. So there is no shortage of voice control. The remote is sleek, comfortable to hold and makes navigating through menus simple. You can’t go wrong with the Samsung Q60.
3. TLC 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart 65-Inch LED TV
When you consider the price point, its kind of amazing how good this TV looks, but TLC TVs are more about convenience than anything. The Roku interface is about as easy as it gets to navigate, making it manageable for even the least tech savvy individual. The colors aren’t going to be as vibrant as the LG Nano 8, or Samsung Q60, and the refresh rate isn’t as fast on the TLC, so the picture won’t be as impeccably smooth as the other two. When you consider the cost of this TV though, you can’t beat it! It’s a great way to get a good looking TV in your place for half the cost of a new iPhone.
4. Samsung 65-Inch Smart Curved TV
BEST CURVED TV
Samsung doesn’t make nearly as many curved models at they used to, but they are still around, and this one has many of the features as the Q60 – Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, 4K upscaling, but it doesn’t have the quantum dot technology that really makes the colors jump off the screen like the Q60. The slightly curved design increases your field of view and submerges you deep within the picture. This TV brings the movie theater feel into your home.
5. Samsung 4K UHD 8 Series 65-Inch Smart TV
BEST FOR GAMING
This TV checks all the boxes for a gamer: vivid color, good sound (for TV standards), and fast refresh rate. The 240 Hz refresh rate will make your gameplay smooth and the picture virtually glitch free. And the game mode on this 65-inch 4K TV helps further prevent picture shutting. Lastly, if you aren’t using this TV for just gaming, no need to worry, because the picture quality is still top shelf.Courtesy of Amazon
6. Sony 4K Ultra HD Smart 65-Inch LED TV
BEST SOUND QUALITY
You don’t necessarily buy a TV for the sound quality, but one that sounds better than most is this Sony 4K Ultra HD TV. It’s not a surprise coming from a company that makes high quality headphones and speakers that its TVs would also sound good. The S-Force simulated surround sound helps to create that subversive audio experience that you crave from the movie theater. On top of great sound quality, the picture rivals LG’s OLED and Samsung’s quantum dot technology. It truly has the picture to match the sound quality.
7. Vizio Class Quantum 4K HDR 65-Inch TV
BEST FOR CASTING
The Vizio P Series is one one of their top tier lines. This Vizio TV is bright and vibrant boasting 4K UHD and Dolby Vision HDR. The screen technology makes colors look vibrant, and deepens blacks to make the image pop off the screen. But one of the best features is the built-in Chromecast. This makes it easy to stream content from your laptop or mobile device straight to your TV without any additional equipment. So, instead of your friend’s huddling around your phone to watch that hilarious video, you can cast it to your TV for everyone to watch comfortably.