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Best 65 inch 4K TVs for gaming, low budgets & sports

Romilly Cotta Updated on by

In this best of guide, we’ll be scouring the web to find the best 65 inch 4K TVs money can buy.

4K TVs are having a renaissance right now, with consumers opting for the 65 inch size for a fully immersive experience, all in the comfort of their homes. Brands like Samsung, Sony, LG & TLC are leading the way. Plus, with leaps in 8K technology, 4K is more affordable since first hitting the markets almost a decade ago and they continue to dazzle both for home entertainment and gaming.

Those looking to get a high end TV now have more options than ever before, as well as more jargon to wade through. You could get an OLED screen, QLED or Mini-LED, one that excels at gaming or one with the right attributes for sport. We’ve got you covered, breaking down all the key terms and specs that you need to think about.

The result of this is whether it’s an OLED 4K TV like the LG G2, or one with exceptional sound like the Sony X90J, this list has you covered. Let’s get into our picks.

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Best 65 inch 4K TVs

Below we’ve spotlighted five TVs which stand out from the rest, with links to where you can buy them:

Best OLED 65 inch 4K TV – LG G2

Screen Technology: OLED (Evo) | Resolution: 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p | Refresh rate: 120Hz | HDMI standard: HDMI 2.1
Price Check: LG G2 at Crutchfield

One of the most impressive TVs on the market in 2022, the LG G2 hits the mark in basically in every way apart from the price. It is an excellent TV both for home entertainment and gaming and is currently on sale over on BestBuy.


The LG G2’s Evo OLED panels help push peak brightness over the heads of its predecessors, making for a simply stunning visual display. The display also comes with AI upscaling technology, a new Gen 5 processor plus lots of additional game and video enhancing features, all packed into an ultra-thin design.

Read More: Is the LG C2 bright enough?

It’s also equipped with a high quality sound system, equipped with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby AC-4 support – so whilst the LG G2’s price tag is high, you might save the additional cost and effort investing in a sound system.

Overall we give the LG G2 a massive thumbs up!

Best 65 inch 4K gaming TV (Modern Warfare 2, Overwatch 2) – LG G2

Screen Technology: OLED | Resolution: 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p | Refresh rate: 120Hz | HDMI standard: HDMI 2.1
Price Check: LG C2 on Crutchfield

Just a glance at the specs and you may be wondering what’s the major difference between the LG G2 and LG C2. With the same 120Hz gameplay, and VRR technology there’s not much between these two TVs.

They also both have ALLM (auto low latency mode) and come with a number of HDMI 2.1 inputs. You can have piece of mind that the LG C2 will support gaming features found on the latest PC graphics cards, the PS5 and Xbox series X.

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We’ve chosen the LG C2 as best 65 inch 4K TV for gaming for its rapid response time, although even amongst our own tech team there is lively discussion about which is the better option.

Its main difference with the LG G2 is that it costs around $700 less, perhaps making it a better choice for those who don’t have infinitely deep pockets for state of the art TVs.

Best value 65 inch 4K TV – Samsung S95B

Screen Technology: QD-OLED | Resolution: 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p | Refresh rate: 120Hz | HDMI standard: HDMI 2.1, HDMI 3
Price Check: Samsung S95B on Samsung

This is a brilliantly valued TV which we can’t help but like A LOT. It’s most notable feature is that it uses new blue OLED panels with quantum dot colour filters, boasting vibrant colours than traditional OLED displays, on a similar par to the LG G2 OLED.

Thanks to Samsung’s focus on extra features for the TVs this year, you get quality gaming features including FreeSync and an HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four ports

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Its budget title is because this TV is best suited for watching and gaming in a dark room without ambient lighting. This is because of its uncommon pixel layout, meaning you’ll see raised blacks in lighter conditions.

Overall though this is a fantastic choice of TV and stands out thanks to its QD-OLED technology.

Best 65 inch 4K TV for a bright room – Sony X95K

Screen Technology: Mini LED | Resolution: 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p | Refresh rate: 120Hz | HDMI standard: 2 x HDMI 2.1, 2 x HDMI
Price Check: Sony X95K on Crutchfields

This is an excellent choice for those who do not have cinematic darkness available at a flick of a switch. Sony’s 2022 flagship introduces lots of smaller backlights which exert greater control over the local dimming feature, basically making the screen display much brighter, thanks to mini LED technology.

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Like other premium 4K TVs, the Sony X95K comes with all the smart features you might need plus support for HDR, HDR 10 and Dolby Vision standards plus a pretty decent speaker embedded in its design.

Best sounding 65 inch 4K TV – Sony X90J

Screen Technology: LED | Resolution: 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p | Refresh rate: 120Hz | HDMI standard: 2 x HDMI 2.1, 2 x HDMI
Price Check: Sony X90J on BestBuy

Sony’s X90J is a brilliant, mid-range 4K LED TV that delivers a truly superb picture quality, with excellent upscaling abilities. For the price, the X90J boasts a crisp and loud audio despite its lack of soundbar thanks to its X-Balanced Speaker to reach those high volumes without the risk of distortion. You’ve even got Dolby Vision and a solid simulated 3D sound – all at a reasonable price. When you factor in the additional costs of a soundbar, the Sony X90J is definitely a great value purchase.

If you’re after a mid-range TV with great sound quality, go for the Sony X90J, or else consider the LG G2 which also delivers for a higher price.

Best 65 inch 4K TV for sports – Sony A95K

Screen Technology: Mini LED | Resolution: 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p | Refresh rate: 120Hz |
HDMI standard: 2 x HDMI 2.1, 2 x HDMI 2
Price Check: Sony A95K – save $500 on Crutchfields

Last and certainly not least, Sony’s A95K, a TV with a peak brightness so high that it’s like the colours are leaping out the screen. This is a great option for those keen on watching high speed sporting matches. Its rapid pixel response time keeps ghosting and blur to an absolute minimum, turning your living room into a highly atmospheric entertainment zone.

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If you are planning on gaming with this TV, you’ll be pleased to find Sony’s ‘Game’ modes do not oversaturate the content in both SDR and HDR, overall delivering a pretty dazzling gaming experience. You might also like to know that it’s currently retailed at $500 less than its usual asking price of $3,999.99.

Best 65 inch budget 4K TV – TCL Class 4 Series

Screen Technology: LED | Resolution: 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p | Refresh rate: 60Hz | HDMI standard: 2 x HDMI 2.1, 2 x HDMI 2
Price Check: TCL Class Series 4 on BestBuy

TCL’s does very well as a budget TV and is currently available for $399 on Best Buy. In the department of upscaling lower resolution content, the Class 4 does well. We think you’ll be satisfied with this TV if you’re planning on watching TV and films in a medium light to dim room. It has HDR and also a high contrast ratio meaning the display performs reasonably well with nice deep blacks.

Features to look out for in 65 inch 4K TVs


When looking at TVs, you’ll come across OLED and LED TVs. These terms refer to the panel type and use completely different technology for light production, influencing the overall image output quality.

OLED TVs use emissive screen technology, meaning the pixels in OLED generate their own light. Unlike LEDs, OLED TVs can therefore achieve true black which gives you a much higher contrast ratio. Therefore, as a general rule, OLED TVs have a much better image output than LEDs.

LED TVs use backlighting to create the final picture. Manufacturers have tried to replicate OLED technology which is commonly known as local dimming zones. Therefore, if you see this specification on a TV, remember that more local dimming zones are better for image output.

Samsung leads the way for relatively new QLED technology, as you’ll see with our choice of best value 65 inch 4K TV. It basically stands for quantum dot LED TV which provides a greater color spectrum and enhanced brightness thanks to an extra layer of quantum dots. The effect? A more immersive viewing experience in HDR that can thrive in quite bright, ambient light.

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HDR (High Dynamic Range)

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HDR and 4K are like a happily married couple and go hand in hand when it comes to delivering enhanced picture quality. In other words, HDR helps make the colors pop thanks to its expansion of contrast ratio.

From a gaming perspective, HDR makes games more vibrant and realistic, and shadow scenes will become much more atmospheric as darker color details are retained.

You’ll find that Prime Video and Netflix are increasingly released in HDR as they become more popular over the years.

Sound bar

When buying a 65 inch 4K TV, you’ll want it to sound as good as it looks.

If you don’t already have a sound system that can connect to your new TV, we recommend a sound bar.

We’ve put together an article here discussing the best sound bars for your TV here.

Response time

If you’re planning to game on your 65 inch 4K TV, watching sports, or both then factor in response time into your final decision.

Simply put, response time is the amount of time it takes for your pixels to change color, usually using the GTG (grey to grey) transition.

As a benchmark, 6ms or less is a good response time for a display, and you’ll find that OLED TVs easily exceed that mark making them a popular choice for gamers and those watching fast paced action.

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Frequently asked questions

Is it worth getting a 4K TV for gaming?

Most consoles are now fully adaptable for 4K,  making now one of the best times – especially with newly released games like Modern Warfare 2 and Overwatch 2.

How wide is a 65 inch TV?

The width of a 65 inch TV is 144cm, or 56.7″ – the 65″ number is measured diagonally, corner to corner.

What is the best 4K TV to play Modern Warfare 2 on?

If you have the space, the 65″ LG C2 has a remarkable screen interface and fast response times, making playing the new COD an absolute dream.

Is it worth using Game Mode when gaming on a 4K TV?

Higher end 4K TVs tend to have Game Mode thanks to VRR and ALLM which keeps your gaming

What is the best budget gaming TV?

We think TCL’s Class Series 4 is the best budget gaming TV. At the time of writing it is selling for $399 on BestBuy.

How big should a room be for a 65 inch TV?

Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. Specifically for a 65 inch TV though, we recommend being at least 5-8 feet away from the screen. Therefore, your room should be at least 9 foot wide and 12 foot deep.

Is 4K good for a 65-inch TV?

Yes – 4K now has mainstream support (unlike 8K) and you can expect amazing resolution quality.

Is a 65 inch TV too heavy to mount?

Modern TVs will have a bracket regardless of their weight and size. The real question is whether your wall can support the weight of your TV.

How far should you sit from a 65 inch TV?

For a 65 inch TV, you should sit between 5.5 and 10 feet away from the screen.

Should I buy a 65 inch TV?

A 65 inch TV is amazing if you want to prioritize an immersive viewing experience. So long as your living room is large enough, a 65 inch TV will be an incredible addition to your entertainment set up.