Don't be afraid: bigger is better. As the quality of content at our disposal improves, with more pixels being pushed out by TV broadcasters, streaming services and Blu-ray discs, it's worth getting a bigger screen to make the most of it.
HD and now 4K video means you can sit closer to your TV, while smaller bezels make modern 65in TVs significantly more compact than those that have gone before. They're getting ever thinner, lighter and easier to wall-mount, too. No wonder 65 inch TVs have risen so much in popularity.
Below you'll find our pick of the best 65 inch 4K TVs, including LCD, OLED and QLED models from the likes of LG, Samsung and Sony, and offering support for HDR video, Amazon Prime, Netflix, catch-up TV apps, and much more besides.
While OLED panel technology hasn't changed a great deal in the last couple of years, LG is doing a great job of squeezing out more and more performance with each of its new sets. This C9 is the most affordable model in the 2019 range that gets all of the company's best picture tech (the B9 has a less well-specced processor), and it's an absolute doozy. Perfect blacks, amazing contrast and rich colours make for a brilliantly exciting picture. It sounds pretty good by flatscreen standards, too.
Samsung has pulled out all the stops for its 2019 4K TV range, and the Q90R QLED sufficiently raises the bar on previous models. This 65-inch Q90R is a backlit TV that goes almost as black as an OLED and has OLED-like viewing angles, while retaining the Samsung QLED advantage of greater brightness. It also boasts brilliantly judged colours and excellent dark detail, not to mention an excellent operating system packed with apps.
Within the C8's elegant table-top stand lies a wide, recessed and ridged channel that helps direct the sound from the downward-firing speakers out towards the listener. The speakers and the TVs connections (including four HDMIs) are all contained inside a wide, chunky enclosure that takes up around a quarter of the TV’s back panel.
This 65-inch TV has support for HDR 10 and Dolby Vision, too. Ultimately there's a jaw-dropping level of detail and clarity on show here, with punchy bright whites and colours, good viewing angles, and decent motion processing. This TV has now been replaced by the C9 at the top of this page, but while the C8 is available with these huge discounts, it's well worth considering.
What if you could get a healthy chunk of flagship performance without spending flagship money? That’s the dream isn’t it? Well the Q70R makes that dream a reality.
It offers many of the features of the top-of-the-range Q90R but with a very substantial discount. Of course, the Q70R doesn’t offer all of the picture processing features of the Q90R; that would be silly. But it does offer a Q90-lite performance that makes it an absolute belter in its own right.
The Q70R produces a brilliantly detailed and sharp image with vibrant but natural colours. It also boasts the same operating system and app selection as every other model in Samsung's 2019 QLED range, and that makes it a joy to use and gives you access to more content than any rival system
Just below Sony's Master Series is this 65 inch LCD cracker. What this TV offers is a very watchable and forgiving picture with wonderfully balanced colours, superb detail and simply the best motion processing tech around at the moment. It's smooth and sharp and without either flicker or any of the ‘soap opera effect’.
It's exceptionally bright and vibrant for the price. It may not have the black levels, viewing angles or extreme contrast abilities of the far more expensive Samsung QLEDs and LGs OLEDs but you simply will not find such a beautifully performing TV without paying much, much more. Full marks.
The 2018 version of the Sony above is still available and makes a great choice if you want to save some money on your next TV. This mid-range model combines some of the best features of 2018's top-end TVs with a price that’s affordable to more people. Strong colours, smooth motion processing, impressive black levels. It may not be a bells and whistles OLED, but this Sony LCD set is a great all-round option. And look at that price for a 65-inch TV.
Sony's flagship Master Series OLED TV aims to get closer to the content creator's intention than ever before. And it does a mighty fine job of doing so. If the combination of brilliant motion processing, excellent detail levels and impressive upscaling isn't enough to convince you to give this TV an audition, the Sony KD-65AG9 has an extra trick up its sleeve.
Its next-gen acoustic surface tech delivers some of the most impressive sounds we've ever heard from a flatscreen TV. You can even use the TV as the centre speaker in a surround sound system thanks to the standard speaker terminals on its rear.