Best 4K TV under $1000 for 2016

Until very recently it was just a pipe dream to be able to buy a new 4K TV for under $1,000. But, as these state of the art TV's are being manufactured by all the big players now and, in fact are becoming the "norm", competition is rife and prices have dropped to much more affordable levels.

Just in the last few months, good quality 55 inch 4K Televisions prices have moved into the sub-$1,000 range, whereas last year we were reviewing 40 to 50 inch tvs in this price range. Even so, before you buy, it is worth checking that you're not buying something that may soon be outdated.

Today there are so many choices in this price range from established manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony, LG and Vizio and also from newer entrants to the 4K market such as HiSense and TCL. So, updated for 2016, we help you to choose your best 4K TV under $1000 .   

We have checked out the latest currently available 4KTV models sub $1,000 and provide a detailed summary here of our top 5 Choices so that you can make an informed decision.  There are also more in-depth reviews available on this site for some of these TV's and links are provided for easy access.

We have also provided links to buy from Amazon as they are a well respected online seller with great customer service for buying peace of mind.

What to look for in a 4K TV under $1,000

Perhaps one of the most important features in any new 4K TV is having at least one HDMI 2.0 input. This is the protocol developed to ensure that all your AV equipment can communicate effectively. So as soon as 4K content becomes more widely available and in more formats, lack of HDMI 2.0 will mean that your components cannot "talk to each other".  

You may also want a 3D TV or a Smart TV - these features are not often included at this price point and we have noted the main features of importance for each of our top picks.

So, in reverse order,  here are our best picks of 4K TV's currently available under $1,000 - as of APRIL 2016

In at Number 5 -

For our more detailed review of the 55H7GB2 click here

Whilst the Hisense name is relatively new in the US television market they are rapidly gaining a reputation for well made products at very affordable prices. And in China, their home country, they are a well respected and premium brand.

Hisense 55H7GB2 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

This is the lowest priced 55 inch 4K television that we have picked for our Top Five 4K Televisions below $1,000 so if budget is a primary concern we strongly suggest that you look at this television. Customers who have purchased this model have given good feedback and you can see some of the comments by clicking here.

nd if you are looking for a larger TV there is a 65Inch version at just over $1,000 that you can also look at.

The HiSense H7B2 is well featured and has a good selection of inputs with Android Smart TV built in for easy access to online streaming services.

In at Number 4 -

VIZIO M55-C2 55 inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Mid-size for the 2015 M series, the 55 inch flat screen Vizio M55-C2 has built in upscaling and fast wifi, designed to give top speeds for streaming 4K content.

It has 5 HDMI inputs - four up to 30 fps and one at 60fps.This model is not a 3D model, but is a Smart TV. For the price, this is great value and is our largest 4K TV under $1000.  See what other buyers think here

In at Number 3 -

With the acclaimed Web OS powered Smart functionality built in you will soon feel at home with the easy to use interface.  LG add new Apps through regular software updates and you can get all the usual streaming services, Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube etc all built in. using either Ethernet or the built in WiFi.

Like most of the sub $1,000 4K TV's it does not have 3D display - so if this is important to you, make sure that you are aware of this fact before you buy.

Overall the LG 55 inch UF6450 is an excellent TV at an excellent price from a very well respected manufacturer and has had some very positive feedback from reviews on Amazon

In at Number 2 -

Samsung UN55JU6700 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Bang up to date, this 2015 model has the sexy curve that is so fashionable right now and all the latest technology for 4K TV viewing. With Smart Apps for online viewing and built in wifi, this TV is particularly suited to those who already have Samsung smart phones and tablets. For our more detailed review of the JU7600 series click here

Samsung UN55JU6700 Curved 40-Inch

Samsung's JU6700 range features the Ultra Clear Panel that is designed to reduce reflections, display deeper blacks and enhance the contrast for a natural clear picture.  For most people, picture quality is perhaps the most important feature of a TV and you're getting an excellent picture with this television.

This set has received some really good reviews from people who have purchased from Amazon and you can check these out here.

Our Number One Pick -

This model, released just last September at list price $1,399.99, can now be found at Amazon with free shipping and enhanced delivery. It really is fantastic value for money featuring Smart functionality with Android TV and all the major streaming services built right in. 

Sony XBR 55 X810C Quick Reference Guide

With a VA 4K panel giving a beautiful picture - as you would expect from a Sony display -  It comes with 4 HDMI 2.0 ports with built-in WiFi and LAN for wired ethernet connection.

There are some fantastic reviews for this TV over at Amazon - click to see them here - and the specifications make this 4K TV an excellent choice. Best to check it out now while there are still stocks available.

Best 4K UltraHD TV's under $1000 in 2016
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Best 4K UltraHD TV's under $1000 in 2016
Summary and review of the 2016 choices for best 4k tv under $1000.