$1,000 can get you excellent TVs. However, 2017 models are coming out with fairly poor pricing, and 2016 models are starting to become very hard to find. Nevertheless, here are the best TVs under $1,000.
Best TV under $1,000
The Vizio M55-D0 4k LED TV is the best TV under $1,000 in terms of picture quality. It has an excellent contrast ratio and very good local dimming, so it can produce deep and uniform blacks that are paramount for picture quality.
That isn't its only quality either. It has excellent motion, and its input lag is the lowest we've tested, so it's one of the best gaming TVs in stores today. It does support HDR, but with limited capabilities. It can't get very bright and cannot display 10bits of color or a wide color gamut, so don't expect too much from that feature. It also does lose picture quality at an angle, but that is par for the course for VA type televisions.
Best value for size under $1,000
At this point in the year, it can be a bit difficult to find good deals on larger TVs. The best prices are usually found on Black Friday, and the TVs that dropped to great prices at that time are now more expensive prior to discontinuation.
The LG 65UH6550 is not a top recommendation, but it offers some nice value for its size and it provides a good advantage of maintaining its picture quality at an angle.
It's hard to find a larger than 55" TV under $1,000 at this time of the year and the LG 65UH6550 should fit the bill for those looking to get a simpler TV for daytime or evening watching of TV shows. It won't do great in the dark, but its low input lag will please gamers.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best TVs under $1,000 to buy for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
A few examples of TVs under $1,000 that didn't make the cut:
- Vizio P55-D0. This size has a different LCD type with worse contrast. See our review
- Hisense 65H8C. Good TV, but very hard to find nowadays. See our review
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of TVs that are less than $1,000. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.