Best TVs on Amazon Buying Guide: Welcome to What Hi-Fi?'s round-up of the best TVs you can buy on Amazon in 2019.
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. We've reviewed them all, so you're guaranteed they all great sets at their size and price point.
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. And with Black Friday around the corner, it's a good time to be keeping an eye out for bargains.
This builds on last year's excellent LG C8 series, which bodes very well indeed. Thankfully, it doesn't disappoint – the screen itself is pretty much the same, but under the hood lurk extra processing grunt and AI-powered picture improvements to make for an even more stunning viewing experience. Highlights? It's tricky to pick but a few, but for contrast colour and detail, it's tough to beat. It sounds awesome too – particularly impressive, given that it's not sold on the strength of its sonics. If you're searching for a TV on Amazon, this should be top of your wish list.
Read the full LG OLED65C9PLA review
One of the best features of this TV is Ambilight, which flashes coloured lights corresponding to the on-screen action to make for a more immersive viewing experience. How much would you pay for a 50in set with not only Ambilight, but 4K and HDR to boot? Nine hundred pounds? A thousand? Well this one can be had for under £400. Catch it in one of Amazon's sales, and it could be even cheaper. At this price, the picture quality is simply awesome, and while it can be a little tricky to set up and get started, it's undoubtedly fantastic value for money. Bargain hunters rejoice!
Read the full Philips 50PUS6703 review
Search Amazon for 'QLED' you'll see that Samsung dominates. That's because the South Korean company is pushing this TV tech to rival OLED. In truth, there's not much to choose between them – the Q90 boasts equally impressive black levels and viewing angles (read: ultra-wide) while having the edge in terms of brightness. Add nigh-on perfect colours and a simple and intuitive UI that comes stocked with apps, and you've got a real challenger to OLED's crown.
Read the full Samsung QE65Q90R review
This Panasonic has a few advantages over the LG C9 (the telly in the number one spot on this list). It's cheaper, it supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ formats , and it sounds much 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
This TV is that rare beast: a premium with a 49in screen – usually, you'd struggle to find anything matching this kind of performance under 55in. So if you're after a smaller set but don't want to scrimp on the quality, this could be the telly for you. Its QLED tech gives fantastically punchy and vibrant colours, and yields a picture that's incredibly sharp, yet amazingly detailed. The operating system has all the big-name apps too, plus many more besides. Easily one of the best 'small' TVs around.
Read the full Samsung QE49Q70R review
Usually, if you buy a flatscreen TV you'll need to add a soundbar to get decent sound. But 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 not matched by any soundbar under £500. 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
This might be a 2018 model, but don't be put off – it earned a coveted five stars when we originally reviewed it, and is now available at less than half price! The image is wonderfully bright, punchy and detailed, with the kind of black levels and naturalness that only OLED can deliver. No wonder it's listed as an 'Amazon's Choice' product.
Read the full LG OLED55C8PLA review
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 at a price fit for the bargain bin. 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 by narrow viewing angles. Still, for less than £700 on Amazon you can't really argue.
Read the full review Panasonic TX-50GX800B
Calling the B8 the C8's poor relation doesn't really do it justice – both are 2018 models, and both are 4K OLED sets with HDR support. But the C8 has a bit more grunt under the bonnet and has a slightly better-looking picture, though it's also pricier. The B8, by contrast, will appeal to a much wider range of budgets. Visually, it's one of the best pound-for-pound TVs around, with a rich, refined colour palette and natural-looking skin tones. The image has plenty of depth, too – you could get lost in there if you lean in close enough. If you want C8-style performance but can't stretch to the price tag, the B8 will do you proud.
Read the full LG OLED55B8PLA review
This might be among Amazon's midrange tellies, but 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 the best OLEDs around, but at this price it has no right to be. A fantastic option if you want a big screen on a budget.
Read the full Sony KD-65XF9005 review
This is the 65in version of the 55-inch set mentioned higher up in this list. As such, it shares all the same great attributes, including brilliant sound: the downward-firing speakers are aided by a wide recessed channel that helps direct the audio towards the viewer. The result? A great-sounding telly that's boosted by the addition of Dolby Atmos. It impresses visually too, with HDR 10 and Dolby Vision both supported, and a fantastic level of detail and clarity. Throw in decent colours and bring-your-friends viewing angles, and you've got quite a package.
Read the full LG OLED65C8PLA review
Sony's Master Series is the Japanese brand's flagship range of tellies – and you can really tell. It combines Sony's industry-leading motion processing with a superb amount of detail and fantastic upscaling to deliver a TV the pros would be proud of. As if that wasn't enough, it's also one of the best-sounding tellies we've ever tested, thanks to Sony's next-gen acoustic surface tech. You can even use it as the centre speaker in a surround sound system, thanks to the standard speaker terminals on its rear. Worth £3,000 of anyone's money.
Read the full Sony KD-65AF9 review
In manufacturers' eyes, 43in is small for a telly, but for many people it's anything but. Still, it's good to see Philips isn't ignoring the category with this, one of the best 'small' sets currently available on Amazon. The picture is punchy and detailed, with natural-looking images and spot-on skin tones. It's just a shame the HDR performance isn't up to the same standard. Still, if a 43-in TV is on your wishlist for your lounge or bedroom, type the Philips into Amazon and enjoy.
Read the full Philips 43PUS6703 review