Television is the main source of entertainment for most of the people around the world. The internet age got us in front of the screens of our laptops, but that doesn’t mean that the televisions lost their popularity. Almost every company adapted to this change and upgraded the technology of their televisions. Like now you can even binge-watch your favorite TV shows on your television.
And the thing about televisions is that you can get the screen as big as you want. A bigger screen means that the whole family can sit together to watch a movie or a sports match without compromising the viewing experience. And this is the same reason why more and more people are upgrading from small screens TVs to bigger screens. But the thing is that the big screens usually come with a price that isn’t affordable for most people. However, that doesn’t mean there are absolutely no affordable TVs with big screens having a decent performance.
Having a hard time believing us on that? Well then here are the 7 Best 55 Inch TVs Under $1000.
Best 55 Inch TVs Under 1000 Dollars
1. LG Electronics 55SK9000
Design: This 55 Inch TV by LG is 9.8 x 48.5 x 30.6 inches in dimension and weighs 41.2 lbs. The TV has a plastic body and the built is quite strong, and that with an attractive design. It comes with a curved stand which supports the TV well enough on the table. However, the design of the stand doesn’t leave much space in front of the TV. There is provision for cable management at the back of the TV, but only to some extent. You can also mount the TV on the wall using VESA 300×300 mounts.
Picture Quality: The TV gives you an amazing video quality with a maximum 4K resolution. The picture quality is crisp and clear in all the supported resolutions, which is really important. A decent native contrast ratio and local dimming feature give you a satisfactory performance in a dark environment. So the television is ideal for viewing your favorite movie in a completely dark room. Moreover, the TV is compatible with HDR Dolby Vision, HDR 10 and HLG. So we couldn’t wish more from this TV in terms of picture quality.
Viewing Experience: This TV also performs decently well when it comes to the viewing experience. It has decent viewing angles, which means the color and brightness shift is not huge when watching the TV from sides. So this TV is not great, but also not that bad either if you want it to place in big halls, where people would be watching it from the center and as well as from sides. Moreover, the reflection handling capacity of the TV is also really well. The semi-gloss screen does a great job in resisting the light coming from another source. So you can place it in an averagely lit room without worrying about the reflections on the screen.
Sound Quality: This TV does disappoints a little bit when it comes to sound quality. The sound is clear and can get a bit louder for larger rooms, but not enough. So you’ll have to go for dedicated speakers for a better sound experience.
Performance: Now let’s talk about the performance. So the TV has an incredibly low input lag (read more about input lag on RTINGS), which makes this TV suitable for high graphics gaming. The motion handling capacity of the TV is also good, which means it gives you a smooth and less blurred picture during fast motions on the TV screen.
Smart Features: This TV runs on WebOS, which is a smart LG operating system. The interface is very user-friendly and you can navigate through various features without any trouble. The operating system provides you with the option to use a number of apps. And at last, the voice remote control lets you give commands to change settings or to navigate to a different channel. The remote control app lets you play your phone’s content directly on the TV. But it is disappointing that the remote mobile app doesn’t let you give the voice command to the TV. Nevertheless, the smart features in this TV are pretty impressive given the price is under 1000 dollars.
Connectivity: The television is designed with 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 RF, 1 Composite in, 1 Ethernet, 1 Optical, and 1 tuner. So you will not have any troubles regarding connectivity.
Good picture quality
Decent viewing experience
Good motion and reflection handling
Suitable for gamers with low input lag
Not so good sound experience
2. Sony XBR55X930E
Design: This TV with a screen size of 55 inches is 31.1 x 48.6 x 11.1 inches in dimension and weighs 73 lbs. It provides the user with a better cable management system at the back of the TV. For placing it on the table, it comes with a center table stand for a firm grip over the TV. However, you can also use VESA 300×300 mounts to mount it onto the wall. And its thin size doesn’t let it stick out much when mounted on the wall.
Picture Quality: With a maximum resolution of 4K, this TV gives you good picture quality. All the supported resolutions give amazing quality and you can see each and every image very clearly. And as we are talking about the picture quality, the native contrast ratio of this TV is really impressive. Which means that with good deep black levels, the picture quality isn’t compromised in dark environments. Also, the local dimming feature also contributes heavily to that regard. It also supports HDR and gives out an amazing performance. So overall, the picture quality of this TV is giving a hard time to its competitors.
Viewing Experience: This TV surely stands out in terms of picture quality, but it does lack in terms of the viewing experience. The viewing angle of TV is bad, which means that you can only experience its amazing picture quality as long as you are sitting at the center. But if you move to the sides, the color and brightness starts distorting heavily. That said, the semi-gloss finish does try to make it up for bad viewing angles by giving a good reflection handling capacity.
Sound Quality: The sound quality provided by this TV is really amazing when compared to other TVs in this range. It gives you a clear sound which is loud enough to be audible to everyone in a decently large room. But you can always go for dedicated speakers if you want to enhance your sound experience even further.
Performance: The input lag in this TV is low with almost every resolution, except with the resolution of 1080p. So you can enjoy heavy gaming without worrying about high input lag. The motion handling with the TV is also great, which means the picture is less blurred and runs smoothly during rapid movements.
Smart Features: The television runs on Android TV operating system. This operating system gives you a lot of options when it comes to apps and services. And the one good thing about this OS is that it doesn’t trouble you with advertisements, which is quite rare with other OS. However, this OS does lack in terms of navigation, as understanding the navigation can be a little bit hard in the beginning. The voice remote control lets you control the functions of the TV, know the weather condition just by giving the voice command.
Connectivity: The television has 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 RF, 1 component in, 2 Composite in, 1 Ethernet, 1 digital optical audio out, one 3.55 mm audio jack, and 1 tuner.
Impressive picture quality
Good Sound quality
Low Input lag for gaming
Good motion and reflection handling
Bad viewing angle
3. VIZIO 55 Inches
Design: This sleek-looking TV is 10.04 x 48.74 x 30.34 inches in dimension and weighs 41.01 lbs. It comes with a wide table stand so that you could place it on the table. But the wide stand does need a big table to actually hold the TV firmly. You can mount it on the wall using VESA 400×400 mounts.
Picture Quality: The picture quality of this HDR-compatible television is pretty great. It comes with a maximum resolution of 4K and gives out a great performance for every resolution. So you’ll not have any complaints regarding resolutions. The excellent deep black levels due to the high native contrast ratio and local dimming make it suitable to watch in the dark environments.
Viewing Experience: The viewing experience of this TV can be disappointing given that it has very poor viewing angles. The picture quality degrades as soon as you move from the center to either of the sides. However, the reflection handling of the TV is satisfying, as the TV screen resists the light when the TV is used in an averagely lit room.
Sound Quality: Sound quality of the TV is not that great, but it is not worse either. It can provide you with a clear and audible sound, but it lacks bass and loudness to make it work well for larger rooms. So getting an additional and dedicated set of speakers can be really helpful if you want to go with this TV.
Performance: Performance wise this TV works surprisingly well. The input lag in SDR content is low enough that you can play the game without facing any game lag. However, the input lag is not good for HDR content, which is a downside. Moreover, the motion handling of the TV is good. So you get smooth content with no or little blur in the picture.
Smart Features: The television runs on VIZIO’s SmartCast platform, which has a user-friendly interface and the navigation is also not that hard. It comes with a basic remote control with no voice support. However, the SmartCast remote app is a huge plus in terms of smart features. You can access almost anything on your TV using the mobile app. And just so you know, the remote app also doesn’t have voice control.
Connectivity: The inputs for connectivity includes 5 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 analog audio out RCA, 1 component in, 1 Ethernet, 1 digital optical audio out. The downside regarding inputs is that it doesn’t have a tuner.
Amazing picture quality
Low input lag for SDR content
Good motion and reflection handling
Bad viewing angles
No voice control
4. Samsung QN55Q7F
Design: This is the best 55 inch TV in the list available under 1000 dollars. This amazingly designed TV is 48.3 x 11.2 x 30.9 inches and weighs 45 lbs. The impressive thing about the design of this TV is that it doesn’t have any input cabinets, thus making it really slim. It comes with one connect box for all the inputs, which has to stay with the television. The stand that holds the TV on the table is also stylish and does a very good job of holding the TV. You can also mount it on the wall using VESA 200×200 mounts. However, if you mount it on the wall, then you’ll also have to make some provision on the wall for the one connect box.
Picture Quality: The picture quality of this TV is also amazing. It offers the maximum resolution of 4K and it does a very good job in maintaining a good picture quality in every resolution. The high native contrast ratio gives you deeper blacks in a dark environment, which is good, but it could have been even greater if it had good local dimming. It doesn’t support HDR Dolby Vision, but it does come with HDR 10 and HDR 10+.
Viewing experience: The viewing experience for this TV is heavily compromised due to its bad viewing angles. You’ll experience its amazing picture quality as long as you are sitting in the center. On the other hand, if you move to the sides of the TV, the picture starts distorting to the extent that you’ll envy the person sitting at the center. Unlike the viewing angle, the reflection handling of the TV is great. The TV screen resists the light coming directly at it even when TV is placed in a very bright room.
Sound Quality: The sound quality of the TV is decent. The sound does lack bass but it gives out the clear and audible sound quality. It can get loud enough to cover decently large rooms, but its best that you don’t get too overconfident with the loudness. As it is not loud enough to cover very large halls with a noisy environment.
Performance: The performance of this TV is excellent. The input lag is really low, which means it can be used to play high graphic games without facing any troubles with gameplay. Also, the motion handling of TV is also really good. The viewers will notice very less or even no motion blur during fast motions on the screen. If you’re someone who is into high graphic gaming, then this TV is a good option for you.
Smart Features: The TV uses Samsung’s Tizen as its operating system. The OS has very easy to use interface and navigation is also easy. You can very easily find the thing you are looking for without getting confused about the interface. The remote control offers voice command to navigate between apps, change settings, switching the TV on/off and much more. Moreover, the remote app can act as your remote control to perform basic and some of the advanced functions.
Connectivity: This TV includes 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 digital optical audio out, and 1 tuner.
Good picture Quality
Low input lag for gaming
Good reflection and motion handling
Bad viewing angle
5. Samsung QN55Q6F
Design: This TV by Samsung is 48.3 x 9.8 x 30.7 inches and weighs 39 lbs. It is designed with amazing cable management at the back, so it won’t looks messy. The table stand is bulky but it does keep the TV on the table well enough. Its slim design doesn’t let it stick out when mounted on the wall using VESA 200×200 mounts.
Picture Quality: This HDR 10 and HDR 10+ compatible TV has a high native contrast ratio. Thus, the TV provides deeper black levels for viewing the picture in dark environments. The local dimming feature is really bad, but the contrast level does a good job in maintaining the deep black levels. Above that, it supports a maximum resolution of 4K and gives a clear quality in that resolution and also in the lower resolutions.
Viewing Experience: The viewing experience of this TV is not that good, mainly because of bad viewing angles. If you are watching the screen from the center, then you won’t have any troubles regarding the picture quality. However, when watching from the sides, the colour and black levels start distorting, which is really disappointing. The reflection handling is above average, which means that this TV is good enough to be placed in an averagely-lit room. But don’t think about placing it directly in front of the window.
Sound Quality: The sound quality of TV is only average. It gives you a clear sound which is audible as long as you are sitting next to the TV. The sound doesn’t get loud enough to be audible to people sitting in a group in a large hall. So it’s better that you go with dedicated speakers with this TV.
Performance: The performance of this TV is excellent. The input lag is incredibly low, which is a blessing for game nerds. Also, motion handling is also really good. The picture runs smooth and stays clear and crisp with no or little blur.
Smart Features: The TV runs on Samsung’s Tizen platform. The platform has a simple and easy layout, which makes the navigation really easy. However, the animation of the platform doesn’t handle itself really well, as it lags a few times, which causes a delay in the navigation. The remote control has a voice command feature, which lets you give basic and few advanced commands to your TV. The remote app can act as your main remote control, which can also give voice commands to the TV as long as the app you are using supports voice command.
Connectivity: As connectivity options, this TV includes 4 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 digital optical audio out, and 1 tuner.
Good picture quality
Incredibly low input lag
Impressive reflection and motion handling
Bad viewing angles
Poor local dimming feature performance
6. TCL 55C807
Design: The TCL 55C807 weighs 40.8 lbs and is 48.5 x 9.6 x 29.6 inches in dimension. The TV has a plastic and metal body and the back of the TV has good cable and input management. It comes with a cover to hide the inputs, which is really great. The table stand is big and requires space on the table. Although, it does a great job of holding the TV on the table. VESA 200×200 can be used to mount the TV on the wall.
Picture Quality: The picture quality provided by this TV is just average. The maximum resolution with this TV is 4K, which gives a good overall picture quality. The high contrast ratio helps in maintaining the deep black levels to some extent. However, the lack of local dimming feature does affect the deep black levels that even the good contrast ratio can’t make up for. So this TV is not that ideal to watch it in dark environments. Regarding HDR, the TV supports HDR10 and HDR Dolby Vision, but the lack of local dimming also affects the HDR performance.
Viewing Experience: The viewing angle of this TV is terrible. When watching from the sides, the color and brightness distortion is intolerable. On the other hand, the reflection handling by the TV is good. You don’t have to worry about the screen catching reflection when the TV is used in front of a direct source of light.
Sound Quality: The sound experience while watching this TV is just average. It lacks bass and loudness which makes it necessary for the consumer to have dedicated speakers with the TV.
Performance: Now let’s talk about performance. So the TV has low input lag, which is great if you want to play games on the TV. However, with a refresh rate of 60Hz, motion handling is not that great. You might see some blurred pictures during fast movements, which can be disappointing for some people.
Smart Features: The TV runs on Roku TV smart platform. The interface of the platform is very user-friendly and the navigation is also pretty easy and fun to use. It comes with a number of apps and services, so you won’t get bored with it. You can search for content by giving voice commands to the TV using the remote control. The remote app also performs the basic functions of the remote control without the voice command feature.
Connectivity: The inputs in the TV includes 3 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 digital optical audio out, 1 composite in, 1 analog audio out 3.5mm, and 1 tuner.
Good deep black levels
Low input lag for gaming
Good reflection handling
Bad viewing angles
No local dimming feature
7. LG 55SM9000PUA
Design: This last TV in the best 55 inch TVs list is 10.4 x 48.5 x 30.7 inches and weighs 42.1 lbs. The design of this TV is incredible. It comes with a central stand which holds the TV on the table really well, and it also requires less space because of its design. You can also use VESA 300×300 mounts to mount the TV on the wall. And even when on the wall, the inputs on the back of the TV can be easily accessible.
Picture Quality: With a maximum resolution of 4K, the TV tries very hard to give a good picture quality. And except for its performance in dark rooms, the TV does a good job in terms of picture quality. The below-average performance of the high contrast ratio and local dimming feature heavily impacts its performance in dark environments. And if you’re wondering about the HDR support, then you should know that this TV supports HDR 10+ and HDR Dolby Vision.
Viewing Experience: With an average picture quality, this TV does stand up for itself in terms of the viewing experience. The viewing angle of the TV is great, which means you can watch the TV from the sides without much distortion in colors and brightness. Also, the reflection handling of TV is good. So you can place it in bright rooms without worrying about the reflection. However, reflection handling isn’t that great, so it’s better that you don’t place the TV directly in front of the window.
Sound Quality: The television gives a satisfactory performance when it comes to sound experience. It lacks bass and loudness but even then it gives out a clear and audible sound. But it’s recommended that you use dedicated speakers for a better sound experience.
Performance: This TV is surely the best option for you under $1000 if you are a dedicated gamer. It has amazingly low input lag. When you connect the gaming device to the TV, the ‘Instant Game Response’ automatically turns on the Game Mode in the TV. The TV in game mode makes sure you experience very low input lag while playing games. The motion handling of TV is also good. You might experience a very little distorted and blurred picture during fast motion, which probably won’t affect you much.
Smart Features: This TV runs on LG’s WebOS version 4.6. The interface of the platform is very user-friendly and it comes with a variety of apps and services. The universal remote with this TV has a strong voice command to make the navigation much easier. Also, it can be used with almost any device, which is really convenient. It comes with 2 remote apps, so you have more options there. Both apps can only perform the basic functions of the remote.
Connectivity: The inputs in the TV are 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 digital optical audio out, 1 composite in and 1 tuner.
Amazing viewing angles
Incredibly low input lag for gaming
Good reflection and motion handling
Below average deep black levels
That’s it. These are the best 55 inch TVs under 1000 dollars. These TVs offers their best features with a screen size that is good for a better viewing experience. If you’re still confused that with which TV you should go with, then lookout for the thing that is most important for you. Like if you want to place the TV in the dark rooms, then you should go with a TV having a good high contrast ratio with a local dimming feature. However, if you want to play heavy games on your TV, then you should definitely buy the television having a low input lag. And hopefully, after reading this article, you can easily pick out the best TV for you.