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The best TVs on Amazon 2020

Best TVs on Amazon Buying Guide: Welcome to What Hi-Fi?'s round-up of the best TVs you can buy on Amazon in 2020.

As one of the biggest e-tailers in the world, Amazon sells just about everything - and that includes TVs. But with so many models on offer it can be tricky to sort the televisual treats from the TV also-rans.

So how do you ensure you're buying quality? By consulting our TV guide, that's how. 

We've rounded up our favourite TVs of recent months that are available on Amazon right now. We've reviewed them all, so you're guaranteed they are all great sets at their size and price point.

And, if you're a Prime member, you'll get free one-day delivery on many of them. Hold out for one of Amazon's many sales, and you could bag yourself a deal to boot.

There's a wide spread of screen sizes with both LCD, QLED and OLED models on offer with 4K resolution and HDR support pretty much standard across the board.

Without further ado, here are the best TVs to buy on Amazon.

Best TVs on Amazon 2020: budget to premium

1. LG OLED55C9PLA

One of, if not the, best value OLED TVs you can currently buy on Amazon.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: OLED | Resolution: 4K | HDR support: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision | HDMI inputs: 4 | Dimensions (hwd, with stand): 74 x 123 x 25cm

Reasons to Buy

Understated design
Rich images
Impressive sound

Reasons to Avoid

Could be brighter
Lacks dark detail
Confusing menus

Our most recent TV Product of the Year Award-winner, the 55-inch LG OLED55C9PLA (also available and equally good in a 65-inch guise) is a surprisingly big improvement on its predecessor despite OLED panel technology having more or less peaked.

The key is extra processing power and AI smarts, which bring unexpected improvements to contrast, colours and detail. This is a simply stunning, near-flawless picture performance.

And considering it's around the bottom of the 2019 range in terms of its speaker system, it sounds pretty good, too - although we would, as ever, recommend buying a quality sound system to do justice to the fabulous picture.

The set itself is razor thin, though it has a fatter bottom where the speaker parts are housed. And the remote is effective and weighty, with handy shortcuts for both Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

The C9 has now been superseded by the CX and GX (above) for 2020 but, thanks to heavy discounting, currently represents excellent value. Get it while you still can.

Read the full LG OLED65C9PLA (65in) review

Read the full LG OLED55C9PLA (55in) review

Best TVs on Amazon 2020: budget to premium

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2. Sony KD-49XG9005

A ‘small’ TV with more flagship pedigree than most.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: LCD with direct LED backlight | Resolution: 4K | HDR support: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision | HDMI inputs: 4 | Dimensions (hwd, with stand): 70 x 110 x 27.4cm

Reasons to Buy

Crisp and punchy picture
Brilliant colours
Excellent motion
Solid sound

Reasons to Avoid

Blacks could be deeper

If you're looking for a high-end TV at a smaller size than 55in, the Sony KD-49XG9005 should be at the top of your list. It doesn't get every feature of its bigger XG9505 siblings (hence the slight difference in model number), but it does get most and delivers an excellent picture for its size and price. A worthy What Hi-Fi? Award-winner.

Brilliantly balanced, natural colours, lots of detail and super-sharp edges combine to deliver a picture that's both authentic and enticing, not to mention consistent across all sources. And it requires almost no tweaking to get the TV performing at its best.

The Android TV operating system, while still a bit behind the Samsung and LG alternatives, is steadily improving and boasts all of the apps you're likely to need. Sony has also added YouView to ensure all of the usual UK catch-up services are on board.

Read the full Sony KD-49XG9005 review

Best TVs 2020: budget to premium 4K Ultra HD TVs

(Image credit: Future / El Corazón de Sergio Ramos, Amazon Prime )

3. Samsung QE65Q95T

It's perhaps not the flagship TV we were expecting, but the Q95T is still a cracking set

SPECIFICATIONS

Screen size: 65in (also available in 55in, 75in, 85in) | Type: QLED | Backlight: direct LED | Resolution: 4K | Operating system: Tizen | HDR support: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+ | HDMI inputs: 4 | USBs: 3 | Optical output: Yes | Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 83 x 145 x 3.5cm

Reasons to Buy

Rich, solid, natural picture
Very good motion
Improved sound

Reasons to Avoid

‘Predecessor’ was punchier

Brand new for 2020, the Q95T isn't the successor to the Q90R that we were expecting it to be, but it is a brilliant TV in its own right and has launched at a lower price than did its 'predecessor'.

It has fewer dimming zones and goes less bright than the Q90R, but the Q95T is otherwise better in every meaningful way. It delivers a richer, more solid and more natural picture, as well as better sound.

The Tizen operating system is largely unchanged, and that's no bad thing. No other operating system has as much content or more quickly gets you to what you want to watch.

Read the full Samsung QE65Q95T review

Best TVs 2020: budget to premium 4K Ultra HD TVs

(Image credit: Samsung / The Last Narc, Amazon Prime)

4. Samsung QE55Q80T

This 2020 TV is an excellent performance-per-pound proposition

SPECIFICATIONS

Screen size: 55in (also available in 49in, 65in, 75in, 85in) | Type: QLED | Backlight: direct LED | Resolution: 4K | HDR formats supported: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+ | Operating system: Tizen | HDMI inputs: 4 | ARC/eARC: eARC | Optical output: Yes | Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 71 x 123 x 5.4cm

Reasons to Buy

Excellent contrast and colours
Three-dimensional and detailed
Solid, spacious sound

Reasons to Avoid

Occasionally overcooks colours
Slightly exaggerates film grain

This new Samsung QLED sets a formidable benchmark for 55-inch TVs in 2020, offering a high-end performance at a fairly mid-range price.

The Q80T looks much like any other Samsung QLED, although it is a little bit chunkier than the Q95T above as all of the connections are inside rather than in a separate One Connect box. There's nothing wrong with the specs of those connections, though: the four HDMI inputs support the key features of HDMI 2.1, such as eARC, VRR and HFR. 4K HDR streaming is available via the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+. In fact, the app support is superb, with pretty much every video and music streaming site you can think of on offer here. The only feature gap of real significance is the lack of Dolby Vision.

A simple TV to set-up when it comes to getting the best possible picture, the Q80T ultimately delivers a brilliantly dynamic image with deep black levels, excellent contrast and neutral but vibrant colours. While there are rare occasions when watching HDR that a skin tone seems slightly overcooked, the colour balance is a great strength overall, while motion is handled confidently and smoothly throughout our testing. And while we'd recommend a soundbar or some speakers, Samsung's Object Tracking Sound technology provides open, engaging audio.

This is the first mid-range 55-inch TV we’ve seen in 2020, but the Samsung QE55Q80T sets a formidable benchmark thanks to its dynamic and solid picture, substantial sound and thorough feature set.

Read the full Samsung QE55Q80T review

Best TVs on Amazon 2020: budget to premium

(Image credit: Future / Jack Ryan, Amazon Prime)

5. LG OLED65B9PLA

LG’s B9 OLED features combines a last-gen processor with a new panel for extra affordability.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: OLED | Resolution: 4K | HDR support: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision | HDMI inputs: 4 | Dimensions (hwd, with stand): 87 x 145 x 25cm

Reasons to Buy

Brilliant colour
Good detail
Great price

Reasons to Avoid

Average dark/light production
Audio a touch muffled

The LG B9 is a mixture of the old and the new – it combines the company's 2018 processor with its 2019 OLED panel. This makes it the most affordable model in LG’s current OLED range and a tempting proposition indeed.

The picture is natural, colourful and well-measured for contrast whether you’re watching in 4K or upscaling from HD, and whatever processor power is missing certainly won't ruin your TV experience.

There are small discrepancies in light and dark detail that the top LG processor offers and it’s worth paying the extra for them if you can. As far as this price proposition goes, though, the LG OLED65B9PLA gets our full vote of confidence.

Read the full LG OLED65B9PLA review

Best TVs on Amazon 2020: budget to premium

(Image credit: Future / The Purge, Amazon Prime)

6. Panasonic TX-58GX800B

A big, budget TV with excellent features and an impressive, natural picture performance. What’s not to like?

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: LCD with edge LED backlight | Resolution: 4K | HDMI inputs: 3 | HDR: HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG | Dimensions (hwd, without stand): 76 x 130 x 6.5cm

Reasons to Buy

Detailed, subtle and natural
HDR10+ and Dolby Vision
Superb value

Reasons to Avoid

Rivals go brighter
Imperfect viewing angles
Average sound

Looking to go big for relatively little money? Then you simply have to check out the TX-58GX800B. The 50in version of this TV is already good value, but for just a little extra cash you can add an extra 8in of screen, turning an engaging viewing experience into something really cinematic.

Not that size and price are the only things that this Panasonic has going for it. It also boasts both Dolby Vision and HDR10+, an operating system that looks a bit basic but is very simple to use and contains all of the vital apps, and a performance that's effortlessly natural and detailed.

The viewing angles aren't amazing and you really need to add a soundbar to get an audio performance worthy of the picture, but for the money this is an absolute belter.

Read the full review: Panasonic TX-58GX800B

Best TVs on Amazon 2020: budget to premium

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7. Panasonic TX-55GZ950B

A fine alternative to the LG C9 thanks to its extra HDR support and solid sound.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: OLED | Resolution: 4K | HDR support: HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision | HDMI inputs: 4 | Dimensions (hwd, with stand): 77 x 123 x 30

Reasons to Buy

Dynamic sound
Natural images
Dolby Vision and HDR10+

Reasons to Avoid

Could be punchier
Tedious OS
Lacks some big apps

This Panasonic has a few advantages over the LG C9 (the telly in the number one spot on this list). It's (usually) cheaper, it supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ formats, and it sounds better, too.

The picture quality isn't quite up to the same standard, but it still looks mighty impressive, especially when not side-by-side with quite possibly the best telly ever made.

Colours are effortlessly natural and lifelike, the blacks go so deep you could be looking into an abyss, and it's highly skilled at upscaling content to look better than it should. If you're scouring Amazon for a TV and the C9 is out of your price range, this is a very good alternative.

Read the full Panasonic TX-55GZ950B review

Best TVs on Amazon 2020: budget to premium

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8. Panasonic TX-50GX800B

Great format support and effortless performance make this a great budget option on Amazon..

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: LCD | Resolution: 4K | HDR support: HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision | HDMI inputs: 3 | Dimensions (hwd, with stand): 65 x 112 x 6.2cm

Reasons to Buy

HDR10+ and Dolby Vision
Natural performance
Bags of detail

Reasons to Avoid

Narrow viewing angles
Could be punchier
So-so sound

The GX800 was the first telly in our test rooms to support both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ (both competing dynamic metadata-based formats of HDR). But, surprisingly, it comes with a price tag fit for the bargain basement.

Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are both on board, as are a ton of other TV streaming apps. So what's it like to watch? The image is natural-looking, with no motion judder, and contrast is good, though let down a bit by narrow viewing angles.

Still, for less than £700 on Amazon you can't really argue.

Read the full review Panasonic TX-50GX800B

Best TVs on Amazon 2020: budget to premium

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9. LG OLED55E9PLA

A fantastic OLED picture meets superb sound.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: OLED | Resolution: 4K | HDR support: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG | HDMI inputs: 4 | Dimensions (hwd, with stand): 75.3 x 122.6 x 5cm

Reasons to Buy

Incredible blacks
Great sense of realism
Beefy audio

Reasons to Avoid

Motion could be more natural
Doesn't support HDR10+

Usually, if you buy a flatscreen TV you'll need to add a soundbar to get a decent audio performance. Not in this case. The E9 boasts 4.2-channel audio, 60W of power and forward-firing speakers - it serves up a sonic performance that's very accomplished by TV standards. And all in a package slim enough to shave with.

But the E9 is no one-trick pony, serving up the kind of picture quality you'd expect from a £2000 TV – it upscales well, and gives a real sense of depth to proceedings. Colours are spot-on, and the contrast ratio really shows off the gulf between bright whites and deep blacks.

A great shout if you don't want to shell out extra on a sound system for your new TV.

Read the full LG OLED55E9PLA review

Best TVs on Amazon 2020: budget to premium

10. Sony KD-65XF9005

Flagship features + midrange price = a stunning Sony TV.

SPECIFICATIONS

Resolution: 4K | HDR support: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision | HDMI inputs: 4 | Dimensions (hwd, with stand): 90 x 145 x 30cm

Reasons to Buy

Great detail
Lifelike skin tones
Clear audio

Reasons to Avoid

Slight backlight blooming
Viewing angles could be wider
Slow Android OS

This might be among Amazon's mid-range tellies, but it has the kind of feature set we'd expect from a high-end model.

Performance-wise, it also punches above its weight, with bold colours (though still natural skin tones), buttery smooth motion processing and deep, dark blacks.

It's not quite up there with a good OLED, but at this price it doesn't need to be. A fantastic option if you want a big screen on a budget.

Read the full Sony KD-65XF9005 review