The 5 Best TVs Of 2020 (40+ tested)

Now’s a great time to take a look at the best TVs on the market. We’ve tested more than 40 TVs released in 2020, and even though you might be able to find 2019 options available for cheaper, they’re becoming less and less available and it’s easy to find many of the 2020 models listed below.

Best Budget: Hisense H8G
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/hisense/h8g

Best for HDR: Vizio P Series Quantum X 2020
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/vizio/p-series-quantum-x-2020
https://api.bestbuy.com/click/-/6416452/pdp?IPID=1989377

Cheaper HDR Alternative: Hisense H9G
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/hisense/h9g
https://api.bestbuy.com/click/-/6404014/pdp?IPID=1989377

Best LCD for Bright Rooms: Samsung Q80/Q80T QLED
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/q80-q80t-qled

Best OLED for Dark Rooms: LG CX OLED
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/cx-oled
https://api.bestbuy.com/click/-/6401851/pdp?IPID=1989377

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00:00 Intro
01:16 Best Budget
01:59 Best for HDR
03:08 Cheaper HDR Alternative
03:53 Best LCD for Bright Rooms
04:57 Best OLED for Dark Rooms
05:51 Conclusion

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  1. Matt Dr Positive Snell on June 10, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    I just bought the Samsung TU8507 here in the UK for £449 Hundred pound less on the High Street ships. A bargain. Very happy with my Samsung

  2. Vince Ferraccioli on June 10, 2021 at 7:09 pm

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    We played modern games on a CRT monitor – and the results are phenomenal

    Better than any LCD, if you ask us.

    Article by Richard Leadbetter, Technology Editor, Digital Foundry

    Updated on 17 September 2019

    It’s true. Running modern games on a vintage CRT monitor produces absolutely outstanding results – subjectively superior to anything from the LCD era, up to and including the latest OLED displays. Best suited for PC players, getting an optimal CRT set-up isn’t easy, and prices vary dramatically, but the results can be simply phenomenal.

    ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW

    The advantages of CRT technology over modern flat panels are well-documented. CRTs do not operate from a fixed pixel grid in the way an LCD does – instead three ‘guns’ beam light directly onto the tube. So there’s no upscaling blur and no need to run at any specific native resolution as such. On lower resolutions, you may notice ‘scan lines’ more readily, but the fact is that even lower resolution game outputs like 1024×768 or 1280×960 can look wonderful. Of course, higher-end CRTs can input and process higher resolutions, but the main takeaway here is that liberation from a set native resolution is a gamechanger – why spend so many GPU resources on the amount of pixels drawn when you can concentrate on quality instead without having to worry about upscale blurring?

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    The second advantage is motion resolution. LCD technologies all use a technique known as ‘sample and hold’ which results in motion rendering at a significantly lower resolution than static imagery. Ever noticed how left/right panning in a football match looks blurrier than static shots on an LCD? This is a classic example of poor motion resolution – something that simply isn’t an issue on a CRT. Motion handling on CRT is on another level compared to modern technologies in that every aspect of every frame is rendered identically, to the point where even a 768p presentation may well be delivering more detail in motion than a 4K LCD.

    ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW

    Then there’s display lag, or rather, the complete lack of it. Imagery is beamed directly onto the screen at the speed of light, meaning zero delay. Even compared to 240Hz LCDs I’ve tested, the classic mouse pointer response test feels different, faster. The advantages in terms of game response – particularly with an input mechanism as precise as the mouse – need no further explanation.

    John Linneman and Rich Leadbetter discuss their growing CRT fetish with boyish enthusiasm in the latest Digital Foundry Direct.

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    On a more general level, there’s a sense that games and hardware have ‘grown’ into CRT technology over the years. Visuals are more realistic than they’ve ever been, and there’s something about the look of a CRT presentation that further emphasises that realism – aliasing in particular is much less of an issue compared to a fixed pixel grid LCD. Secondly, PC hardware has evolved now to the point where running at higher refresh rates than 60Hz is relatively simple – and a great many CRT monitors can easily run at much faster frequencies, up to 160Hz and even beyond, depending on the display and the input resolution. This is all pretty good for a technology that essentially became obsolete soon after the turn of the millenium.

    ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW

    And that’s where the negatives of CRT gaming start to hit home. The technology is outdated, which presents many pitfalls. The most obvious concerns form-factor: CRT displays are big, bulky and weigh a lot. I invested in a display widely considered to be one of the greatest CRTs ever made – the Sony Trinitron FW900 – a 16:10 24-inch screen. As the video hopefully demonstrates, picture quality is immense, but so is the heft of the screen. It weighs 42kg and with a 600x550mm footprint, the amount of real estate required is not insignificant.
    Then there’s the input situation. CRT monitors use VGA, DVI-I or component RGB BNC inputs – and pretty much the most powerful modern GPU still to offer support there is the GTX 980 Ti or Titan X Maxwell. Thankfully HDMI, USB-C and DisplayPort to VGA adapters are available, but you’ll be spending a lot of time online looking for the right one to handle high pixel-rates if you intend to go past 1920×1200 at 60Hz. Very few widescreen CRTs are available and even the Sony FW900 has a 16:10 aspect ratio, meaning that console gaming isn’t really a good fit for CRT displays – 4:3 screens, even less so. Yes, you can run consoles on a CRT, but my feeling is that for many reasons, this is a pursuit best suited to PC users.

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    Finally, there’s the cost – which can cut both ways – along with the quality of the display you’ll actually get. The FW900 is a legendary screen with massive asking prices to match. However, John Linneman’s 19-inch 4:3 Sony Trinitron G400 cost him just 10 Euros (!) and still looks amazing. However, the fact is that in both John’s case and mine, the screens weren’t in optimal condition when we bought them – which is to be expected for screens well into their second decade of life. Suffice to say, getting image quality to the expected levels can take a lot of time, effort and plenty of research. And on a more basic level, CRT screens are made of glass and glare can be an issue. In shooting the video on this page, I had to film at night in order to show the screen in the best possible light.

    ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW

    There are plenty of pitfalls then – but the end results while gaming are highly satisfactory. Modern titles on a CRT can look sensational, you have the benefits of high refresh rates if you want them, you can turn up all the eye candy and you don’t need to worry so much about resolution as a major defining factor of image quality. Today’s premium-priced gaming LCDs are trying very hard to recapture CRT’s major benefits – low latency, high refresh rates and reduced input lag – but as good as many of these screens are, for our money nothing beats a good old-fashioned cathode ray tube display for desktop gaming – not even the very best LCD screens on the market.

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  3. BIG MIK3 on June 10, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Why don’t you do the FPS test white ball on the Samsung or lg?

  4. Pizza Mike on June 10, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    I’m trying to find a video where yes I play video games and watch movies. However I grew up in the 80s when tvs lasted over ten years and gaming on a CRT was good enough. Heck I have a CRT sony trinitron that still works. My vizio led crapped after 14 months unreal.

  5. Bobby Martinez on June 10, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Did you guys even test the Sony Z8H?

  6. Mowgli Baloo on June 10, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Need best LCD for darkroom.

  7. Pieter Puk on June 10, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    and sony?

  8. Tmoatess on June 10, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Should I get a vizio 55 inch oled or a 65 vizio p series?

  9. Patty RothHaas on June 10, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    I really like your channel. Can you guys please also review Kogan TV? It become more compatible with the price range with other TVs but I’m unsure if it’s worth it?

  10. Lee Paterson on June 10, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Best overall?

  11. shinobicro on June 10, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    i was looking for the test of philips 50pus8505/12 on your youtube ch. and on webpage but it seems that you did not check it. Will do do any test regarding philips TVs since they have there android skin, special functionality and it’s own P5 engine for picture processing

  12. Cool Tech Gadgets on June 10, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    SAMSUNG 50-inch Class Crystal UHD TU-8000 Series – 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Alexa Built-in (UN50TU8000FXZA, 2020 Model).😱😱 https://amzn.to/2KkzpPt

  13. Jack Macpherson on June 10, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    I would like you to come to my house and read stories to my children. Your voice is relaxing.

  14. akotlar on June 10, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Lol Vizio LCD over OLED

  15. Unconcerned Citizen on June 10, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Not a single Sony on the list? Either the list is flawed, or Sony really needs to step it up to reclaim some of their formal glory.

  16. John Spirou on June 10, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    what is the best lcd for dark room ?

  17. Cofi018 on June 10, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    TCL 32" 3-Series 720p Roku Smart TV – 32S335 – https://amzn.to/3cs2ELP
    TCL 4K Smart LED TV, 50" (50S435) – https://amzn.to/3cqfw51
    New Insignia NS-50DF710NA21 50-inch Smart 4K UHD – Fire TV Edition, Released 2020 – https://amzn.to/3r971j3

  18. wan-der-lust on June 10, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I just bought the Q90T and couldn’t be more pleased. Your videos helped me tremendously and I want to thank you.

  19. Johnny on June 10, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    I have the original LG oled. And have burn in now. Sucks big time. Looking for a new tv. Staying away from oled

  20. HenrikGamborg on June 10, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Q80T 50" does not support 120Hz either, just FYI.

  21. David C. on June 10, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    As an obsessive person is very hard to be satisfied with your purchase. Doesn’t matter what tv you buy you keep watching reviews to see if you made the right choice. In my case I picked up a 65” BX cuz the CX was out of stuck and I can’t stop thinking how much better the CX is to the point of thinking the BX looks horrible. And also I feel kinda regret for not choosing the Sony Ah8.

  22. Mark on June 10, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    FYI, Sony scrubbed their firmware update that would have provided VRR and ALLM. So, please be conscious of that if those features were a deal breaker for you.

  23. Paul Gal on June 10, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Why no q90t?

  24. Gerald Perry on June 10, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Is it me or TV haven’t really gotten better last 3 years,unless your ready spend large.

  25. Online_Now on June 10, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    TCL 6 series is better than the Hisense models..I own both.

  26. Schipunov on June 10, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    The interlude music is Flaming Mansions by Slyrax

  27. Юрій Гонта on June 10, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    How can you recommend a TV with a strong red tint and crashes?

  28. Austin Knops on June 10, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    LG C9 is still the best gaming TV

  29. Jonathan Martin on June 10, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    why on earth would I pay extra for a LG CX when I can get an LG C9 with almost exactly the same picture quality for much cheaper?

  30. Alex B on June 10, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Love your content, but when you do generalized videos like this you should try to pick from models that are available worldwide. Hisense and Vizio are not available at all in Norway, I duno about the rest of Europe.

  31. Mau ro on June 10, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    I bought the OLED 65CX. It arrives next week!! I hope it doesn’t come with any issues 🙏

  32. Tedros Abraha on June 10, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Whaaaat? No Sony X900H?? This list can’t be taken seriously without that TV

  33. Yasugi 01 on June 10, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    A lot of people say H8G has super shitty banding I liked it the most

  34. k brooks on June 10, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    The best tv for anyone is the one that suits their own use properly, bright rooms, dark rooms, gaming, movies etc. Even the most expensive TV out there is not perfect, get one that suits your budget and use.

  35. Icecream Dee on June 10, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    I just ordered the LG cx 55inch today

  36. SANJAY JAGIASI on June 10, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Hello sir

    my name is sanjay from Raipur Chhattisgarh. sir last year JAN 2020 i purchase LG SM9000PTA Television but after Purchase Pannel Display issue faceing Feb202Refund Money so told for Refund Money. Lg Company send me 100% Billing Amount Refund me Nov2020.

    so now i want to buy New television 2021 now. so please guide me which tv buy Lg service is Superb but Nano Technology not effect.

    My Basic Requrments is :
    1. Picture/Movie/Live Tv/Online Video + DB Vision
    2. Superb Sound Quality + DB Audio
    3. Fast work+smoothness + fast movie + best to best colour 100%

    not for games look like i use

    My 1st Choise 55NANO91 or 55X9000H (2020 Model) both tv offer me by local Market 95000/- to 100000/-

    or what model or comany you ill guide me please my budget is 1lakh.

    SANJAY FROM RAIPUR

  37. Fabio Romano on June 10, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    And what about the new Hisense A7500F (43′,50′,55′,65′) that include Dolby Vision?
    Like and subscrive for the nice channel.

  38. ARUN JOSHI on June 10, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    SONY ?

  39. Milvus Migrans on June 10, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Something about philips 65pus9435??

  40. Hunter Biden's Crackpipe on June 10, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    LG nano should score way higher for PC monitor/PC gaming use (even in their PC test score/reviews), second only after sony 900H. Samsung has a terrible ghosting issue, search youtube "q80t ghosting" and oled has burn in from PC use.
    RTings seem not to be able to interpet their own reseponse time graphs as the ghosting is clearly seen there yet they fail to mention it in their review (pixel brighness temporarily peaks above 150% of target).

  41. DAV 1986 on June 10, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    I love my 65” LG CX OLED!!!

  42. Escultor Franciné filho on June 10, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    BY CHARITY, try to explain to me this tremendous ABSURD, I was very disappointed, I just saw on the website “RTINGS” about the real contrast of each TV, and everyone says firmly and clearly that the greatest CHARACTERISTICS of a BETTER image is the CONTRACT RELATIONSHIP OF TV SCREENS, so why do the cheaper TVs gain a lot in the BIGGER contrast and have lower prices? In the cases of the 80T, 90T and 95T there is the layer that improves the viewing angles for those who watch from the sides, but I use MY TV about 91%, so for me the extremely high contrast is extremely important, approve is that the OLED gains in image quality by having HIGHER image contrast, that is, infinite, and even with lower brightness.
    The logic would be the most expensive and tops with the highest contrast and it is not like that, it is absurdly the opposite, the cheaper the TV the better the contrast! …
    SUMMARY: THEN IN MY CASE I WATCH IN FRONT OF THE TV, IN THE CENTER OF THE TV, THEN IT’S BETTER I SWITCH FROM 80T TO 70T, BECAUSE 70T DOESN’T HAVE THIS LAYER THAT IMPROVES THE VIEWING ANGLE?
    BELOW THE CONTRAST REFERENCES:
    LG Oled ……………………………….. CONTRAST +10,000: 1 (INFINITE)
    Tv Qled 70T ………………………….. CONTRAST 7.144: 1
    Tv Qled 60T ………………………….. CONTRAST 7,000: 1
    Input TV TU8000 …………… CONTRAST 6.421: 1
    Input TV TU7000 ……………. CONTRAST 5.110: 1
    Qled 80T TV ………………….. WORST CONTRAST 3.042: 1

  43. ThePhotoGuru on June 10, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Sponsored by Chinese

  44. Adrian Nica on June 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Where is Sony A8?

  45. Randy Alan Jones on June 10, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Forget money but if you are watching sports, 4k Roku, and some gaming. I have a 2020 LG OLED that the panel went bad and they returned my money to Best Buy and I have to pick a new TV. Before the panel went out it seemed to dark while watching baseball but to be fair the panel has an issue. So if all money was the same would you buy the LG cx 65 inch, Q80 75 inch, Sony 900h 75 inch? In a room sitting 10 feet away with no Windows?

  46. Shakil Mahmood on June 10, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Quantum tv says the lgcx is the worst tv ever. Whats the truth?

  47. Miners cat on June 10, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    all items suck. Tcl, sumsuck, other trash – for idiots.

  48. Amir Na on June 10, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Rting, please reduce viewing angle co efficient in your scoring system. It’s absolutely doesn’t matter and caused a lot of your tv reviews become inaccurate like a much better TV gets overall score than a garbage tv that has good viewing angles! Most people dont really care about that slight picture degradation of viewing from angle and you care too much about it. Great tvs I had such x900f and ru8000 and a bunch of samsungs and vizios as well, and for those who had bad viewing angles, anytime i was watching from angle I had zero issue or complain about picture change. Please reconsider

  49. hunter oneal on June 10, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    I bought the hisense H9G the 2 months ago after watching the review by this man. I love it i paid $620.00 with a 6 month warranty all in at factory direct in windsor ontario on boxing day so i got a huge discount, regular retail they are $1299.99 ! I highly recommend this t.v, i have no complaints 🙂

  50. jj jj on June 10, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you, Ed 😘

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