The 7 Best 65-Inch 4K TVs to Buy in 2018

Create your personal movie theater with these large, 4K TVs

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Transform your home into a personal cinema with a 65-inch 4K TV. With a resolution of 3840 x 2160, 4K definition packs four times more pixels than HD TVs. The result is richer contrast, brighter color and a more lifelike viewing experience. The latest batch of 65-inch TVs are lighter than ever before, easily mounted on a wall with little in the way of cords or clutter, transforming your room into an ultra-modern entertainment center. Here are a few of the best on the market right now.

 

 

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Best Overall: Samsung QN65Q6F Flat 65-inch QLED 4K TV

Every year, television technology offers a better picture and often at a better price. This year is no exception. The latest offering from Samsung, the QN65Q6F 65-inch QLED 4K UHD 6 series Smart TV, is in a league of its own. Samsung’s proprietary Quantum Dot technology provides class-leading color and contrast: Deeper blacks, more detailed shadows, and brighter whites all make for a brilliant and immersive viewing experience.

Fortunately, it’s not just the picture that’s leading the way — Samsung's Clean Cable Solution also solves a plaguing issue. Running the cables through the stand creates a system that’s almost entirely clutter-free. There is also an "ambient mode" that provides a neutral screen and light background music if you want to leave it on throughout the day.

The Q Smart technology adds exceptional value to the television by integrating a user-friendly interface, allowing seamless navigation through the included OneRemote, Bixby Voice or the downloadable SmartThings App. Netflix, HBO NOW, Prime Video and YouTube are just a few of the included streaming services pre-installed. A universal guide brings all of your favorite content into one easy-to-browse menu. 

Runner-Up, Best Overall: Sony XBR65X850E 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

This premium 4K HDR TV from Sony offers remarkable color and contrast, thanks to the 4K HDR Processor X1. The processor is Sony’s latest design and offers greater real-time image processing power than previous versions. The Object-based HDR Remaster technology can optimize and detect every object in a picture to optimize even non-HDR content and upscale it to 4K quality. The result is more lifelike content that delivers exceptional detail and clarity. The colors are natural and authentic, thanks to TRILUMINOS Display that brings more color shades, while Bit Mapping adds thousands of shades and gradations of light.

AndroidTV powers the smart technology, showing you thousands of apps in an instant. Combine that with PlayStation Vue’s live TV streaming without any contract or fees, which gives you the on-demand sports and shows you want without the expense of a cable bill or package. The remote has integrated voice search with the power of Google to translate up to 42 languages, so you have an easy way to find the shows you want to watch.

Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best Sony TVs

Best OLED: LG Electronics OLED65C7P 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV

OLED TVs have the ability to turn off individual pixels, providing unparalleled darkness and the purest black. This has the effect of strengthening the adjacent colors, which then provides the best contrast available. This 4K OLED TV from LG is a premium model with ultra-cinematic expression (and surprise, surprise, has excellent contrast). The incredible imagery is complemented by excellent sound, thanks to Dolby Atmos, the same that is used in state-of-the-art theaters. The vibrant color and cinematic sound are further enhanced by a wide viewing angle that gives an excellent view to every seat in the room. The TV is also razor thin, so it blends effortlessly into the wall or anywhere you want to mount it.

Then you can queue up movies and content with the webOS 3.5 Smart TV functionality. And when you pair it with the LG Magic remote it is easier than ever to browse through digital media. Just flick the wrist or press a button to control your entertainment.

Best Budget: Samsung 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung’s latest 65-inch 4K TV features a vibrant range of colors with excellent contrast, a product of Samsung’s 4K Color Drive and 4K HDR Pro. HDR is the latest trend in video technology, providing deeper and brighter colors and clarity, which really brings images to life. Samsung also includes Essential Black Pro technology that creates deeps shades of black for a more immersive viewing experience that frames the color even more. All of this is presented on a 4K UHD screen and has a silky smooth refresh rate of 120hz.

In addition to the vibrant screen, the TV brings integrated smart technology. Built in Wi-Fi and the Samsung Smart Hub puts all your favorite streaming platforms and apps together in one place. The action is controlled by Samsung’s OneRemote, which automatically detects and controls all connected devices for a simpler viewing experience.

Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best Samsung TVs

Runner-Up, Best Budget: TCL 65S517 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV

Packed to the brim with smart features, TCL’s 65S517 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is an excellent budget option. Adopting Roku as its smart interface has given TCL's popularity a huge boost, and for good reason. Roku’s navigation is especially user-friendly, allowing you to navigate via the simplified remote control or using voice control. With more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes available along with streaming favorites like Netflix and Hulu, there’s something for everyone.  

Dolby’s Vision high dynamic range (HDR) provides a superb lifelike picture with real-world colors, which makes this TV feel like it should cost far more than it actually does. It also includes a surprising number of ports for this price range: three HDMI 2.0 and a single USB 2.0 allow for the connection of external components like Chromecast, DVD or gaming systems, and a coaxial input can connect to any available sound system. An available ethernet port helps connect directly to the internet or buyers can opt for built-in Wi-Fi. 

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Best for Mounting: Samsung Q7F 65-Inch 4K UHD QLED TV

This QLED TV from Samsung is based on their proprietary Quantum Dots technology. This allows dark blacks that can provide stark contrast to the more than billion shades and 100 percent color volume. As a result, the TV delivers elite contrast for a gorgeous picture. A 240 motion rate brings the action to life without any motion blur, so sports content and action movies look crisp and smooth.

The TV’s design features a boundless 360-degree design that makes the screen melt into the wall, so that it looks elegant from every direction. Samsung’s new Invisible Connection allows you to mount the TV to the wall with no gap, while the One Connect Box streamlines all of your connections so you don’t need the wires and additional boxes that clutter up your living space.

Best Curved: Samsung Electronics UN65MU7500

Curved TVs envelop you in the action and this 65-inch TV from Samsung delivers immersive 4K visuals with a wide range of color and contrast. 4K Color Drive Pro brings an expanded range of colors that light up the gracefully curved screen, while edge-lit LED backlight provides good contrast and black levels. Even older content looks glorious, thanks to UHD Upscaling that brings HD and SD into the 4K realm. Motion Rate 120 (60Hz refresh rate) keeps up with action. The TV also features a One Remote and the Quad-Core processor helps you easily switch between apps.