Best 65 inch TVs 2019/08

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Currently, there is a clear trend on the consumer electronics market, especially for TVs: they are getting bigger and bigger. While TVs like the Samsung Q900R are now scratching the 100 inch mark, a 65 inch TV is among the most popular sizes.

On this page we present three units that differ in features and price – but all have a 65 inch screen. So if you’ve already decided on the size of your next TV and you’re only torn between manufacturers and features, the following guide might be helpful. And if you want even more advice, try our TVfindr!

These are the Best 65 inch TVs in 2019

Budget / Gaming
UN65RU8000FXZA
The Samsung RU8000 is just shy of the Samsung QLED series and offers many advantages for ambitious gamers. But not only for gaming, it's one of the best 65 inch TVs on the market. Movies and series also look great.
  • Deep blacks & good contrast ratio
  • 120 Hz (55 inch up)
  • Very low input lag
  • VRR through FreeSync
  • No local dimming
  • HDR performance

49, 55, 65, 82 Inch
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Bright Room
QN65Q90RAFXZA
The Samsung Q90R is one of the best 65 inch TVs you can buy right now. It performs extremely well under any circumstance: Movies, streaming, gaming and more. It is especially suited for very bright rooms because of its remarkable peak brightness.
  • Very deep blacks
  • Contrast of 11000:1
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • FreeSync VRR
  • Very clear motion
  • Color accuracy
  • No Dolby Vision, DTS or Dolby Atmos

65, 75 Inch
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Dark room
XBR65A9G
The Sony A9G fits perfectly into any home cinema. Thanks to OLED, wide viewing angles, perfect blacks and an infinite contrast are possible. Thanks to Sony Acoustic Surface Audio+, the A9G integrates itself as a center speaker into your sound system.
  • Perfect Black
  • Contrast of ∞:1
  • Very good viewing angle
  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
  • Use as Center Speaker
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)

55, 65, 77 Inch
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49, 55, 65, 82 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
VA Panel
UN49RU8000FXZA, UN55RU8000FXZA, UN65RU8000FXZA, UN82RU8000FXZA

The Best budget 65 inch TV for gaming
RU8000

In the lower price segment, the Samsung RU8000 is one of the best 65 inch TVs. It’s especially good for gaming and scores with very low input lag and very helpful gaming features that improve the picture and gaming experience.

These include FreeSync VRR for gaming without tearing, Auto Low Latency Mode, Real Game Enhancer and Dynamic Black Equalizer. The input lag is only 6 ms with FreeSync and 15 ms without it. The TV uses a VA panel, which means that black level and contrast ratio are very good. However, this has a negative effect on the viewing angle. If you are sitting in front of the TV, you won’t have any problems. A maximum of 120 frames per second is possible with the 65 inch model.

Unfortunately, the RU8000 has no local dimming, which would improve the black level in a dark environment. Similarly, it is not bright enough to display HDR content in full diversity. Therefore it is suitable for dark and dimly lit rooms, but it will have its difficulties especially with HDR material in very bright rooms.

65, 75 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
VA Panel
QN65Q90RAFXZA, QN75Q90RAFXZA

The Best 65 inch TV for bright rooms
Samsung Q90R

The Q90R is not the flagship of the Samsung QLED series for nothing. Here you get an excellent picture, a much higher peak brightness than on more affordable models and therefore a better displaying of HDR content. Unfortunately, the maximum brightness has an influence on the color accuracy, which is noticeable in movies and series. Animation films and video games look even more impressive, though.

Using VRR through FreeSync, Auto Low Latency Mode and a very low input lag, gaming in bright and dark rooms is really snappy and fit for a competitive level. The input lag is only 6 ms at 1080p @ 120 Hz and 7 ms at 4K @ 120 Hz. In this league this is one of the top results. It should be mentioned, though, that with the current console generation a maximum of 4K @ 60 Hz is possible. Here the input lag is 14 ms, but this is still a very good number.

But despite all this the Samsung Q90R is not the perfect TV. It supports the free to use HDR formats HDR10 and HDR10+, but not the licensed Dolby Vision. In addition, HDMI eARC is missing, so no uncompressed Dolby Atmos is possible.

55, 65, 77 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
OLED Panel
XBR55A9G, XBR65A9G, XBR77A9G

The Best 65 inch TV for dark rooms
Sony A9G

If you are looking for the perfect 65 inch TV for your home cinema, the Sony A9G could be the right one for you. This OLED TV delivers perfect blacks, extremely high contrast and a very wide viewing angle. It can therefore be easily integrated into any home cinema system.

It looks best when mounted on the wall. Thanks to the OLED construction, it is almost flush with to the wall, which makes it very subtle. However, the A9G really achieves top performance when it is integrated into your home sound system. A suitable AVR must also be used to fully make use of its potential.

Thanks to Sony Acoustic Surface Audio+, the screen simultaneously becomes a loudspeaker and takes on the role of center speaker. The rest of the sound system is completed by satellite loudspeakers and a subwoofer. In this way, the sound really comes from the screen (Sound from Screen) and can be located perfectly. This ensures a special kind of home cinema experience. Of course, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are also supported via HDMI eARC.

But there are also a few disadvantages: For demanding gaming there are definitely better candidates, for example the Q90R if you want QLED or the LG C9 if you prefer OLED. The A9G lacks HDMI 2.1, VRR and Auto Low Latency Mode. Now and then a round of gaming is no problem, but if you absolutely need need these features, another TV might be a better choice. Nevertheless, the Sony A9G belongs to the best 65 inch TVs.

The Best 65 inch TVs compared

Gaming
Good features for gaming include low inout lag, low motion blur and sufficient frame rate.
Viewing angle
The viewing angle is the angle at which the screen can be viewed without the colors being washed out and the brightness diminishing.
Bright environment
A classic bright environment would be a well lit living room with many windows. Good televisions should be able to deliver good picture in a bright room.
Dark environment
In dark rooms, televisions should be able to display content correctly. This requires good black levels so that black content does not appear dark grey in complete darkness.
Home cinema
Anyone who likes to watch high-resolution content such as Blu-rays or 4K streaming needs a TV with wide gamut and good peak brightness. This is the only way to display films and series with a high contrast range.
HDR
Anyone who likes to watch high-resolution content such as Blu-rays or 4K streaming needs a TV with wide gamut and good peak brightness. This is the only way to display films and series with a high contrast range.
Smart TV
Every Smart TV has a number of Smart features that are designed to make operation easier. In addition to apps such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, these include voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant as well as Apple AirPlay 2.
Features
The number of connections to ensure flexibility for the technical periphery needed for additional equipment.
Specialties
Not all TVs have the same technical specialities. Here it's best to choose by your individual needs.
AffordableFull Array Local DimmingOLED, Center Speaker
Available sizes
The compared 65 inch TV are available in following screen sizes
49, 55, 65, 82 Inch
65, 75 Inch
55, 65, 77 Inch
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What makes the best 65 inch TV?

The best 65 inch TV meets several criteria, but you have to set them up first. If your budget doesn’t matter and you need the uncompromising best solution for your home cinema, we recommend the Sony A9G. If OLED is not your cup of tea, the Samsung Q90R will do, but there’s no Dolby Vision, no DTS:X and no Dolby Atmos.

If you’re more into gaming and your pocket money allows it, the Samsung Q90R is the right choice. Here the input lag is extremely low, there’s VRR through FreeSync and Auto Low Latency Mode, so gaming with the Xbox One X or S is really fun. If you aren’t deterred by OLED, we also recommend the LG C9, because it has HDMI 2.1.

However, if a lower price point is your key attribute, you won’t go wrong with the Samsung RU8000. Gaming is also really fun because of VRR through FreeSync, a low input lag and ALLM. Movies also look good, but the RU8000 has its difficulties with HDR content. Yet, the price is right and you get a great 65 inch TV for relatively little money.

Here again my recommendations:
Budget / Gaming Bright Room Dark room
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