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What is the Best TV Under 2000 Dollars?

Expensive TVs Overview

If you’ve found yourself with a larger budget you’re in for a treat. With a 2000 dollar budget you’re going to be getting an insane bang-for-your-buck TV. It’s most likely that it will have a great picture value complemented by a good handle on motion and some wicked smart features. So by now you should be asking what is the best TV under 2000 dollars.

Best TV Under $2,000

The absolute best smart TV under 2000 dollars is the OLED LG B7. Specifically the OLED55B7A. This TV comes with the amazing OLED technology for a perfect series of black colors on the screen and also comes loaded with the very smooth WebOS smart features. This TV is just an insane spectacle when thinking of the perfect television.

The OLED55B7A offers an infinite contrast ratio, near instant response time, a wide color gamut, relatively low input lag, great chroma subsampling, full 24p playback support and very smooth smart features. If you have the cash, there just isn’t a reason to not love or buy the OLED55B7A.

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Price history for 55-Inch LG Electronics OLED55B7A 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)
Latest updates:
  • $1,585.00 - July 29, 2018
  • $1,589.00 - July 9, 2018
  • $1,495.95 - July 4, 2018
Since: July 4, 2018
  • Highest Price: $1,589.00 - July 9, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $1,495.95 - July 4, 2018

Set Alert For: 55-Inch LG Electronics OLED55B7A 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)
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Set Alert For: 55-Inch LG Electronics OLED55B7A 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)

$2,000 Dollar TV Alternative

It’s hard to beat out the LG B7, but the Sony X930E comes close. Specifically the XBR65X930E.

It offers a decent viewing angle, a strong contrast ratio and a wide color gamut all while offering some of the best motion handling on the market. 24p playback and motion interpolation are both well supported and the Android TV platform is very quick. Not to mention it is very customizable.

With all that the two differences are that the XBR65X930E is a bit brighter is you prefer a brighter picture and it comes in a bigger size.

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Price history for 65-Inch Sony XBR65X930E 4K HDR Ultra HD TV (2017 Model)
Latest updates:
  • $3,299.99 - November 14, 2018
  • $1,998.00 - June 11, 2018
Since: June 11, 2018
  • Highest Price: $3,299.99 - November 14, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $1,998.00 - June 11, 2018

Set Alert For: 65-Inch Sony XBR65X930E 4K HDR Ultra HD TV (2017 Model)
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Set Alert For: 65-Inch Sony XBR65X930E 4K HDR Ultra HD TV (2017 Model)

Biggest TV Under $2,000

Now if a long list of features is something you could less about and you want a bigger smart TV, the Vizio E Series 2017 is your choice. The E75-E3 to be exact.

The local dimming could be better, and the colors a bit more saturated, but the insane size is hard to overlook with the E75-E3. You’ll also have access to the Vizio Smartcast smart features which if you have ever casted or screen shared video, it works the same. Not to mention the input lag is quite competitive for video games and the response time is actually good for sports. Overall great stuff from the E75-E3.

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Price history for 75-Inch Vizio E75-E3 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
Latest updates:
  • $1,889.99 - October 4, 2018
  • $1,579.00 - July 29, 2018
  • $1,599.88 - July 5, 2018
  • $1,569.88 - July 1, 2018
  • $1,529.99 - June 23, 2018
  • $1,499.89 - June 16, 2018
  • $1,499.98 - June 11, 2018
Since: June 11, 2018
  • Highest Price: $1,889.99 - October 4, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $1,499.89 - June 16, 2018

Set Alert For: 55-Inch LG Electronics OLED55B7A 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2017 Model)
Set Alert For: 65-Inch Sony XBR65X930E 4K HDR Ultra HD TV (2017 Model)
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Set Alert For: 75-Inch Vizio E75-E3 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

How It All Works

Now I’d thought I’d share with you how I track down the best TVs under 2000 dollars.  I do my best to stay objective to find clear winners by using simple price analysis, price history, and immersion ratings, but I’m only human. Also, there is a TV Distance guide below if you’re entirely unsure where to start with a smart TV.

Are Expensive TVs Worth It?

Most certainly expensive TVs are worth it. Though they are often times not worth as much as some lower costing TVs with similar features.

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There are three different things to note when looking at this graph. The three colors.

  • Yellow is for a TV that is often too cheap to be true. You’ll often be lacking features or better performing basics that a normally priced TV would have.
  • Green is for TVs that are often reasonably priced for the features they offer. You’re likely to get a deal when you find a TV size within the green prices.
  • Red is for TVs that are often over priced. They do not offer a considerable amount of advantages for the features they often charge for. This is also when often times you are charged a price premium for a brands name. Such as Sony or Samsung.

When looking at larger TVs for sale it is easy to see that there is lots of competition, but also that there is a large margin of high and low prices. The same cannot be said for smaller TVs. They do not offer a large variety of features and the cost of manufacturing is much lower.

This means that there is less competition is terms of feature diversity and high-end costs. You’ll simply just be saving money on smaller TVs. So expect that when you’re looking for  TV under 2000 dollars that it is likely to be a larger TV.

Should You Get a Huge TV?

immersion-versus-features

From the chart above it is easy to see two things. First, that larger TV offer more immersion. This translates directly to the price of a TV in most cases. Second, that a larger TV does not come with many more features than smaller TV sizes. This is because TVs are sold with one model often covering multiple sizes. So how do you know when it is worth it?

Preference. Finding a TV that fits you’re living space and then has the features you want will widdle down your selection to a few TVs. Then with what they offer it’ll be easy to see what is the best TV for you.

TV Viewing Distance Size Chart

First, you’re going to want to find the best viewing distance for your living space. To the right is a simple chart to show the best distance for each size of TV. With a budget of 2000 dollars it is likely that you will be able to afford a large TV. This means it’ll most likely fit your living space, but it never hurts to be sure.

The biggest things to remember when looking for a TV’s proper size is first the level of immersion a TV will offer. This plays a large role as the greater level of immersion the more ‘lost’ you will feel in whatever you decide to watch. Though the sizes of TVs under 2000 dollars are often large, you can often times haggle for some more immersion than you normally would think.

TV Size Viewing Distance
32″ ~5.0 feet / 1.52 m
40″ ~5.5 feet / 1.68 m
43″ ~6.5 feet / 1.98 m
50″ ~7.0 feet / 2.13 m
55″ ~8.0 feet / 2.44 m
60″ ~8.5 feet / 2.59 m
65″ ~9.0 feet / 2.74 m
70″ ~9.5 feet / 2.90 m
75″ ~12.0 feet / 3.66 m

$2,000 Dollar Candidates

Some of the smart TVs made the cut and other did not. It was pretty easy to tell how it was going to happen once some of the TV began to fall off of the list. So below is a full list of TV’s I’ve reviewed and their respective prices.

  • Discounts
  • Under 500
  • Under 1000
  • Under 2000
  • Over 2000

2 Comments
  1. I’ve been browsing this site for a while now and I’ve got to say man, thank you for all of this info. I can tell that you know what you’re talking about.

    I’m thinking about going with the LG B6 because it sounds like it’s one of the best for gaming. I hate input lag!!

    But what are some of the key differences between that and the C7? I know that the C7 is the 2017 model but what makes it better than the B6? Anything that really stands out in differences?

    • I’m glad I could be of some help!

      You are right that the LG C7 is the newer model, but the key differences are fairly small in the grand scheme of things which is why I recommend the LG B6 over the LG C7. Below are the main differences and for metrics as small as these you just can’t justify the cost of LG C7. If you have any more questions let me know!

      Metric LG B6 LG C7
      Color Gamut 99.00% 97.00%
      24p Playback Partially Supported Fully Supported
      Motion Blur <2 ms <1 ms
      Brightness 601 cd/m2 718 cd/m2

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