When you were a child, $1,000 probably seemed like an endless amount of money. (And due to the strength of the dollar, it kinda was). Now you know how easy it is to not only spend $1,000, but how easy it is to spend that much money and not even have much to show for it. Luckily, when it comes to getting a new TV, you can get nearly the highest quality experience for $1,000 greenbacks. Below, we’re going to show you three awesome TVs that are under $1,000 and very much worth your consideration.
While TVs have been improving over the years with more “smarts”, AI, screen technologies, and features, some of the best growth has been seen in the lower tiered market. A the internals of a $1,000 television a handful of years ago can now be found in a smaller, $300 TV, which is great for the consumer. Now, let’s see what $1,000 can get you.
LG is responsible for making the best TVs in the world, as no one has yet to totally dethrone its OLED lineup. We’d say, perhaps Sony has, but it also uses panels made by LG, so it’s a bit of a toss-up. Anyway, LG’s LCD/LED TVs are also very solid options if you can’t afford OLEF territory, and its new Nano Cell TVs are at the top of this list.
The 55-inch LG 55SM9000PUA basically has it all: A gorgeous 4k Nano Cell screen (the upgraded version of LG’s Super UHD panels), α7 Gen 2 Intelligent TV Processor with support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice control, Dolby Atmos support, and Dolby Vision HDR support.
While Samsung’s impressive QLED technology still doesn’t best LG’s OLED TVs, second best is still a good place to be. Plus, there are still some benefits to having a LCD TV over an OLED one, like brightness output. The 49-inch QN49Q70RAFXZA is Samsung’s 4K wonder TV that is the pinnacle of the technology without having to be its flagship set.
There’s a lot of fancy branded names to describe what Samsung’s TVs have on offer, like Quantum Processor 4k and Quantum HDR 8k, but all you really need to know is that it delivers exceptionally well in every area.
Not to be outdone by LG or Samsung, Sony still makes absolutely stellar TVs. If you’re not in the market for its best in class OLED TVs and looking to save a couple hundred dollars, the XBR-55X800G may just be for you.
Like most Sony TVs, the XBR-55X800G ships with Android TV, giving you access to Google Assistant and the Google Play Store for apps and games. Sony’s 4K X-Reality Pro engine returns, upscaling content to look more natural. The TV also supports HDR 10 and HLG formats, though the inclusion of Dolby Vision would have been a welcomed addition. Same for Dolby Atmos. Nonetheless, being the cheapest TV on this list, it still is more than worth a place.