It’s Playoff Season and You Need This: The Best 65-Inch TV for the Money

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The Super Bowl is mere weeks away. We don’t yet know which teams will be facing off, but we know we’ll be watching every minute. That means it’s prime flatscreen TV shopping season, and we are all over it. We’ve previously written about the best 65-inch TVs, and there’s one in particular we would recommend putting at the top of your shopping list.

If money is no object, there are a few superior 4K flatscreens for sale. But when balancing price and quality, the LG 65SM8600PUA Alexa Built-in Nano 8 Series 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED NanoCell TV is our top pick for your living room wall. That mouthful of a name just indicates how many features are packed into this super-thin TV. There’s still time to enjoy the aforementioned Big Game on this LG, which can then stay on as the centerpiece of your family room for years to come. And best of all, it’s now coming in at under $1000 on Amazon, which is a straight-up steal for a TV with this many in-demand features. LG has produced some impressive TVs over the years. The company is currently experimenting with a roll-down TV that can move up and down like a poster. However, it’s hard to imagine how to improve on the current generation of 65-inch TVs.

The “Nano” in “LG 65SM8600PUA Alexa Built-in Nano 8 Series 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED NanoCell TV” is a nod to the set’s Nano Color display. Comprised of billions of nanometer-sized particles, each thinner than a human hair, the Nano Color display creates stunning, vibrant colors, incredible detail, and lifelike images.

The LG Nano 8 has a native resolution of 3840 x 2160, allowing you to view detailed UHD images, and the 120 Hz refresh rate helps reduce the blur commonly associated with fast-moving objects. TruMotion 240 technology digitally enhances the image to further reduce this blur.

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The brain of this flatscreen is LG’s a7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor. A 4K dynamo, the processor enhances the images, colors and action through the power of AI. No offense, but it’ll probably be the smartest object in the room. (Unless you have a cat.)

Actually, the cat might not even measure up. LG’s Thinq AI technology allows this TV to fully integrate with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Ask a question and the LG Nano 8 will offer recommendations for your tastes and control devices on your demand. You can control the TV with just your voice, and with its robust WiFi and Ethernet connectivity, you can access LG’s Content store to download apps or surf the Internet with the full web browser.

Four HDMI inputs allow you to hook up your cable or satellite boxes, game consoles, or any other digital HD sources. The LG Nano 8 also has AirPlay 2 built-in so you can easily stream anything from your iPhone or Apple laptops to the set.

We haven’t even mentioned the sound: It’s fully WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio) compatible, so you’ll get seamless high-fidelity wireless audio sound. And with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, it’s truly a powerhouse of sound and vision. It’s cinema-quality for movies, and like being on the sidelines of any big game. Ever see a running back get hit so hard he blows snot bubbles? No promises, but you just might be able to see even that detail now.

It’s hard to believe you may still need convincing, but here’s a seriously sweet perk from LG and Amazon: Get up to six months of Disney+ with select 2019 LG OLED or LG Nanocell TVs now through February 12, 2020. (Terms and Conditions apply. Valid for new Disney+ users only.) Put your new TV to the test before Super Bowl Sunday by discovering the charms of Baby Yoda on The Mandalorian.