Should You Buy a 2021 or 2020 TV? Best Time of Year to Buy A New TV [Proven Formula]

We explain which 2021 TVs are worth waiting for vs 2020 model, & analyse the best time of the year to buy a new TV. This video is sponsored by Audible: visit or text hdtvtest to 500-500.

Should you wait to buy a new 2021 television? Or just go with an older 2020 model? When is the best time of the year to buy a new TV? We answer these questions by going through some price history charts of popular 2020 TVs (LG CX, Samsung Q90T & Sony XH90/ X900H) from UK price comparison site to arrive at a proven formula.

We also outline which 2021 televisions from 5 major TV brands (Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic and Philips) will have sufficient hardware upgrades (brighter OLED panel, Mini LED backlighting, HDMI 2.1) worth waiting for.

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  1. CrashtestGaming on August 14, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    2 minute Teoh – i bet it was actually 1 m/s response time 🙂

  2. Gareth Soper on August 14, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Due to Samsung’s "birthday" 15% reduction I can get a Q90T, which has now dropped to £1999 for the 75", for £1699. Clearly this is a good buy..but should I be waiting for more detailed reviews of all brand mini LED tech being mass introduced towards the end of april when my discount will have run out? OR should I be looking for a 75" OLED somewhere around the 2k mark? I have until the end of this month before the discount code expires. Another option is the Q950R from Currys @ £2,299 whilst it still exists. I should also add that despite a massive price hike for them that the new Samsung "Neo" range have actually shown a LOSS of dark detail compared to the Q90T. Urgent advice needed before I impulse buy.

  3. boe dillard on August 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    The things I’m hoping for with 2022 models – Sony and LG 8K OLEDS at a much lower price and both with four 2.1 HDMI ports. MicroLEDs with about quadruple the number of backlights.

  4. Lele _82 on August 14, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    yes but on the SONY, for example, AV1 codec support, is missing ! This is a big issue

  5. David Teles on August 14, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    What about pre order? Samsung if offering a 700€ Sound bar and 5% in reward point to spend on the online store

  6. Vitali Eisenbraun on August 14, 2021 at 10:03 pm


  7. Jerry Georgopolis on August 14, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Excellent…thank you !

  8. Ринат Мусабаев on August 14, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Thank you for the Russian subtitles

  9. I'monit on August 14, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    That’s probably the funniest thumbnail I’ve ever seen on youtube.

  10. Big Bluood on August 14, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    I got a sony xbr 940c 75 inch for $400 it has 120hz and full array. For the price, don’t think you can beat that. $8k when it was new in 2015!

  11. J1a9m8e3ss on August 14, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I was going to get the Sony Bravia xh90 as main use for this tv will be paired with a ps5 for gaming and movies but want to wait to see what the Sony Bravia XR full array led x90j is like and priced what yours/anyone’s opinion on this ? Cheers great video 👌🏻👍🏻

  12. Mad George on August 14, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Would I get the LG CX for even cheaper if I wait until Nov 2021? Or has that hit it’s lowest price already? The C1 doesn’t seem worth the extra dollars.

  13. Bruno Ventura on August 14, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Ok, I understand that I have to wait for the new G1 Evo… I almost bought the Gx in discount.

  14. Robert Hawtin on August 14, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Ah, the woman in red …… BobUK.

  15. Duraid Adnan on August 14, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    New follower from Iraq, thnx for the hard work 🇮🇶🙏😊

  16. Justin Godley on August 14, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    In addition to this, I have heard that Samsung BN59 – 01260A is an EXCELLENT match

  17. Nice One on August 14, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    The 48 inch LG OLED has the same price for 2020 and 2021 now in the UK…

  18. Andrew Beavers on August 14, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    What do you think of Samsungs new Q60A, Q70A, and Q80A that just released? I got a Q60A but can’t decide where to return it and spend a few hundred more for the Q70A or LG CX or BX when the price drop some

  19. dereqq oowiei on August 14, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I was waiting for x95j, now that it is postponed, I was looking for xh95. Man, I bought one of the last one in my country… Supplies are low

  20. Edkaszwagrakobitybrat 1 on August 14, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    phillips might be awsome, panasonic as well

  21. f. zst on August 14, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    That’s good advice, well if you can wait, I would even say wait until the new model is here to get the absolute best price. By that time you will also know if the newer model does have anything worthwile waiting for or not. That way you willl keep the fomo away for at least a year until a new model comes out again. If you buy on black friday, maybe you get buyers remorse just a few months later when the first rumors about the new generation start to leak or you get angry because your TV suddenly drops in price significantly more than what you paid just 2 months earlier. You also avoid the BF madness this way 😉 So I just bought a LG CX 65 inch for 1300 bucks 😀

  22. cj on August 14, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Bought my Sony A9G last November, and I couldn’t care less what TV is coming out for the next 5-6 years. 🙂

  23. Glen_JudoChop on August 14, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Just bought the LG 65 GX for $3450 AUD. The 65 G1 is not available in Australia just yet but is literally just weeks away and retailers are clearing spaces for the the 2021 LG OLED range. Very happy with the price I paid given this years model will likely retail above 5 grand.

  24. thenonexistinghero on August 14, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    I’d say it’s always best to buy a TV that’s about 6-12 months old. I got my Sony 65 Z9F for €1500 around 6 months after launch (and it cost like €3600 when it did). LG’s CX OLED TV’s (55 inch) are going for around €1000-€1100 right now. Unless you throw as much abuse at a TV as me (8 hours on work days, 18-20 hours on free days I spend at home), that’s probably the best price/performance you can get right now. Great size for a TV that displays pretty much the best image you can currently get (anything better is only very slightly better).

  25. Vishwanath K R on August 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Good that most reactions don’t have signs of outrage but just loud laughter for the thumbnail. Keep it up society!!

  26. Adil Rahman on August 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I’m in Canada and am getting the Q90T 75 inch for an incredible price $2800. Should I still wait for the 2021 model?

  27. ejteidneW on August 14, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Hopefully you soon have a best TV for gaming 2021. As the noob I am when it comes to TV’s, I’m gonna need it 🤭

  28. Patrick Soon on August 14, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    C1 wasn’t on the list. Does this mean that one should get thr 2020 model (LG CX) instead?

  29. DSL on August 14, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Great video as usual, would like to know recommendations on 55”.. which one you recommended Samsung 2020 high end Q90T (as it is lesser in price now) vs Samsung QN85A 2021 model…

  30. Wesley Edwards on August 14, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Amazing advice!! I’m going to get a 2020 LG CX 55

  31. Tr K on August 14, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Amazing thumbnail & intro!


  32. NOOBMASTER_A90J on August 14, 2021 at 10:28 pm


  33. MR T on August 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    2 minutes Theo 🙂 I have heard 30 seconds is closer to the truth.

  34. deafwing on August 14, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Lol that thumbnail is clutch 😂😂😂😂

  35. Paul Mckenzie on August 14, 2021 at 10:31 pm


    Considering getting the CX.

    Looking at the trend, and general nature of how newer tech giving older tech better value, think it’ll get much cheaper by BF ’21; either at or under £1,000?

  36. Ashley Bonomo on August 14, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    your glasses game is fucking incredible.

  37. sunfy8 on August 14, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Base on the thumbnail, i pick 21!!! lol..

  38. les truth on August 14, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    it’s funny I am still using my old Sony Bravia of maybe 10 years or more not sure but despite how clear and colour-rich the new tv are I would still be watching the same shitty programmes

  39. Jérôme Pinto on August 14, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you Vincent. However we will have European football Cup and Olympic games in 2021. I think it should generates more discounts in June compare to 2020.

  40. Andrew perkin on August 14, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    i got a c9 in the end of 2019 have 0 plans of a new tv i see people in groups trading c9s for CXS thinking it will be a huge improvement .

  41. Eusèbe Schnocklezeux on August 14, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    So 2021 TCL TVs are not worth it ?

  42. Vanan Navarasan on August 14, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I really love Panasonic colour I am thinking of gettting 65inch Panasonic TH-65HX750S 65 inch is it worth it? Or TH-55HX750S 55 inch?

  43. Davy on August 14, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you, bro!!!

  44. Fierce Vinegar on August 14, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    i bought a 2019 refurb oled lol

  45. shaggyego on August 14, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    2 minute teoh…. Oo get you Mr marathon man no more showing off!

  46. Shooter D6 on August 14, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Dying from that intro and thumbnail

  47. Justin Ballew on August 14, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I just bought a 2020 TV at a great price. I have a feeling 2021 TV’s aren’t going to go down as much as usual and may even go up in price.

  48. Guillermo Murua on August 14, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Dude you should be required viewing for every Best Buy employee. Also, your thumbnail for this video is amazing.

  49. Floris Marian Git on August 14, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I just bought , Samsung Q90T.Happy with it. 👍

  50. Mowha HS on August 14, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Hahaha this thumbnail… more please