Reviews The 5 Best 65-Inch 4k TVs – In 2023
65-inch TVs are slowly becoming the most common size. Before, 55-inch TVs were the most common. They are a great choice if you have a medium-sized living room and want to watch a big TV in a way that makes you feel like you’re really there. Once very expensive, 65-inch TVs are now available in almost every price range. Almost every TV model comes in this size, so when you’re looking for the best 65-inch 4k TV, you’ll have a lot of options. Not sure if a 65-inch TV is right for you? If you need help deciding what size TV to buy, check out our TV Size to Distance Calculator.
After buying and testing more than 375 TVs, here are our suggestions for the best 65-inch TVs on the market. See our picks for the best TVs and the best 55-inch TVs for different sizes. Also, if you want a bigger TV, check out the best 70-77-inch TVs.
1. Samsung QN65S95BAFXZA
The Samsung QN65S95BAFXZA is the best 65-inch TV we’ve tested for a brighter living room. It has almost the same picture quality as the Sony A95K OLED, but it costs a lot less. The main difference is that the S95B doesn’t support Dolby Vision or advanced audio passthrough formats like DTS:X, so it’s not as good for a home theater. On the other hand, it’s a bit brighter than the Sony A95K because Samsung focuses on brighter highlights over accuracy.
It’s a great TV that can be used for almost anything, and it has a wide range of extra features that offer something for everyone. It works with the voice assistants Bixby, Google Assistant, and Alexa, so you can choose the one you like best and spend less time looking for content and more time enjoying your new TV. If you want to save some money, the C2 is less expensive and works almost as well as the C3, but the colors aren’t as bright and vivid.
2. Samsung QN65QN90BAFXZA
The Samsung QN65QN90BAFXZA is a good choice if you want a slightly cheaper TV or an LED TV. It’s a high-end TV with a lot of features and a great picture, just like the Samsung S95B OLED. The QN90B doesn’t have the same perfect black levels as the S95B. Instead, it has Mini LED backlighting behind an LCD panel, which makes it very bright. With how well it handles reflections, you won’t have any trouble using it in a well-lit room, even if there is a lot of light. If you want to use it in a dark room, it still has a high native contrast ratio, and the Mini LED backlighting has a great local dimming feature that makes blacks even darker.
It’s a good choice for sports fans who want to watch the big game with a big group of friends, since the picture looks the same from any angle. Like the S95B, it has a lot of extra features, and gamers will like the low input lag and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth that let them play games at 4k @ 120Hz. It also does a great job with motion, which makes fast-moving content, like sports, look smooth. Lastly, it has no trouble upscaling content with a lower resolution, which is great if you watch content from a cable box.
3. Samsung S95B OLED
The best Samsung TV we’ve looked at is the S95B OLED. It’s part of Samsung’s 2022 line-up, and it’s the company’s first OLED TV in a long time. It’s a little different from the very popular LG and Sony OLED TVs because it has a blue OLED backlight and a quantum dot filter layer. This lets it show a much wider range of colors than traditional OLED panels, and it also makes the colors brighter, so the colors look more real.
Like most Samsung TVs, it has a lot of features for gamers, like the ability to play games at 4k @ 120Hz and a variable refresh rate. This makes it a great choice for new-generation console gamers. Even though it supports HDR10+, which is something all Samsung TVs do, it doesn’t support Dolby Vision, which is the most popular HDR format for streaming services, so you can only use HDR10+. It also supports eARC, which lets you send Dolby Atmos signals to a soundbar or receiver that can handle them.
4. Samsung QN90B QLED
The Samsung QN90B QLED is the best upper-middle-range TV we’ve tested from Samsung. It’s Samsung’s best 4k LED TV for 2022, along with the Samsung QN95B QLED, which is basically the same TV with an external connection box. It has an impressive Mini LED backlight that makes small highlights stand out and reduces blooming in dark scenes. Overall, it’s a great TV with a wide range of features, so everyone can find something they like. In a dark room, it’s not quite as good as the Samsung S95B OLED because there’s still some blooming around bright objects and the blacks aren’t as deep and inky as they could be.
On the other hand, it’s a better choice for watching shows in bright rooms because it’s great at handling reflections and can easily get bright enough to fight glare. This means that even in the brightest rooms, you won’t have trouble seeing the screen. It also has Samsung’s “Ultra Viewing Angle” technology, which gives a good viewing angle. This is good for large seating areas because the image looks the same from any angle.
5. Samsung Q80/Q80B QLED
The Samsung Q80/Q80B QLED is the best mid-range Samsung TV we’ve tested. If you want a better picture without spending a lot of money, this is the one to get. This TV is a step up from the Samsung AU8000. It is a good TV overall, with great peak brightness in SDR and good handling of reflections, so it works well in a bright living room. Unlike most mid-range TVs, it also has a wide viewing angle. This makes it a great choice for a large room with lots of seating, since the image looks the same from any angle.
Unfortunately, the contrast suffers because of this wider viewing angle, so it doesn’t look as good in a dark room as the Samsung QN90B QLED or the Samsung S95B OLED. It has great gaming features, like most Samsung TVs, and all four HDMI ports support the HDMI 2.1 bandwidth that console gamers need. It uses the 2022 version of the Tizen OS smart interface, which has a large number of streaming apps and an easy-to-use interface.
Our above suggestions are what we think are the best 65-inch 4K TVs for most people to buy right now in each price range. We look at the price (a cheaper TV beats a more expensive one if the price difference isn’t worth it) and the number of stores that sell it (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you want to do the work of choosing yourself, here is a list of all the 65-inch TVs we’ve reviewed and what we thought of them. Don’t let the details distract you too much. Even though no TV is perfect, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often hard to spot unless you look for them.