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When it comes to the televisions today, there’s no denying that bigger is better. And while the size of the television you get will depend on your space constraints and personal preferences, we’re big fans of a 65-inch screen. The reason? It’s big but not obscene. Anything bigger than a 65-inch set and you may as well pick up a projector. Perhaps your setup is different, but most of us don’t have wall space for a 75-inch or 80-inch television. And yet, as the focal point of a living room or den, a 50-inch seems too small.
A 65-inch TV is like the Goldilocks of television sets. These TVs provide plenty of screen space for gamers, film buffs and Netflix addicts alike. And, they all boast updated features, like (minimum) 4K technology, fast processing speeds, brighter, more accurate colors, and reliable picture quality, whether you’re chasing intruders in an RPG or streaming live sports. The occasional fuzziness you get with cheaper TVs is gone, making for a smooth and vivid viewing experience. Some of our picks also let you connect it to a voice assistant, like Amazon Alexa, turning your TV into a smart home hub. And they’re all proven performers at the top of their class, packed with technical enhancements that make them worthy competitors for your TV throne.
Ready to upgrade your TV set? Here are some of our favorite 65-inch TVs that deliver premium power, performance and picture quality.
1. LG OLED C1 Series 65-Inches 4K TV
LG’S OLED C1 Series TV is a solid bet when it comes to powerful performance from a 65-inch TV. You can get a top-of-the-line OLED TV with smart capabilities, Amazon Alexa and Google Virtual Assistant support, and features like built-in WiFi, Bluetooth and 4K resolution.
LG’s OLED technology gets you impeccable picture quality, with a full dazzling array of colors and contrasts spread out over all 65 inches of the screen. Furthermore, this TV packs LG’s scene-by-scene optimization technologies that will actually adjust pictures on a frame-by-frame basis, making even standard shots look as if they were filmed in HD.
The TV also comes with LG’s Magic Remote, which allows for voice control through LG’s system to do anything from selecting a film to asking for information about a director.
Other features include a smart gaming mode, Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos and sports alerts from your favorite teams — even when you’re watching other content.
2. Sony X90J 65-inch TV
The X90J series from Sony is a top-of-the-line model that offers an Ultra HD Smart LED TV with 4K capabilities. Thanks to Sony’s XR processor and XR Contrast Booster, this TV will deliver rich contrasts, with deep blacks and high brightness levels, designed to deliver realistic pictures with depth and detail far better than its predecessors.
Another perk: Sony’s TV is designed to be paired with the PlayStation 5. Get low input lags, faster refresh times and clearer visuals on every fast-paced game you choose.
Pair the TV with Alexa or Google Assistant to control settings and channels using your voice. You’ll even be able to use Apple AirPlay to cast videos and photos directly from your iPhone to your TV.
3. SAMSUNG 65-Inch Class QLED Q80A Series
We love the slim, sleek look of this 4K TV from Samsung. But the Q80A series is more than just a striking design. Under the hood, you’ll find an LED array designed to deliver the deepest blacks and purest whites possible. Images look vibrant, not flat, and even things like a nature scene or sporting event suddenly appear more complex and detailed thanks to all the different shades and textures that are drawn out.
Another big draw for the Q80A is its 4K processor. This feature will enhance any non-4K program to near 4K quality automatically. And we like that it enhances gaming, which smoothes out fast-paced sequences to prevent stuttering and tearing. If you’re a gamer, this is a killer feature to have on your set.
4. TCL 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV
The 6 Series Ultra HD LED TV from TCL offers a premium television with built-in Roku capabilities and consistent, reliable performance, whether you’re watching TV, movies or gaming. With features like Dolby Vision HDR imaging and TCL’s own Photon technology giving you sharp colors and edges, you get clear, life-like images every time. What’s more: the 6 Series features CCZ or Contrast Control Zones which allow TCL to deliver the blackest blacks and whitest whites out of an LED TV, which is no small feat.
From a design standpoint, the 6 Series is fairly minimal. The screen itself pushes to the very edge of the TV, with the bezel being barely visible around the top and side edges. However, our favorite feature of this TV is the Roku integration. With its user-friendly navigation, Roku is a fan favorite for cord cutters, and having a TV that comes pre-set with this feature makes the unboxing and installing of this TV a breeze.