2020 Top Picks of the Year Ultra HDTVs


Ultra HDTVs

Top Pick of the Year:

(September) Read Review

LG doesn't call its OLED65GXPUA OLED a "Gallery" model for nothing: At 20mm thin, this TV is meant to merge with the wall in your living space. Further pushing the Gallery theme is a lack of included legs or stand for a tabletop mount (an extra cost option). Each of the 65GXPUA's inputs are HDMI 2.1 and the set features a next-gen ATSC 3.0 digital TV tuner. According to reviewer Thomas J. Norton, LG also left nothing on the table in terms image quality, stating that the "65GX's color, detail, and HDR performance were outstanding with every source I watched." $3,500, lg.com


Vizio PX75-G1 P-Series Quantum X LCD Ultra HDTV
(April/May) Read Review

A 75-inch 4K TV selling for around two grand with all the bells and whistles and impressive performance to boot? Sounds like a Vizio! As usual, the company adheres to its bang-for-buck ethos with the PX75-G1 P-Series Quantum X, a set featuring a 480-zone full array local dimming backlight that delivers solid contrast plus 2,000 nits high peak light output for HDR. About the only complaint we had with this set was the picture quality hit it suffered as you move off-center—a shortcoming typical of many LCD sets. $2,200, vizio.com

Sony XBR-65A8H OLED Ultra HDTV
(October/November) Read Review

Sony's high-end OLED model for 2020 offers excellent overall picture quality at a considerably lower price than last year's TPOY-winning XBR-65A9G. Its main drawback compared with this year's TV TPOY is a lack of HDMI 2.1 connectivity, though it does have HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) support. Also onboard: more sophisticated sound features than last year's model plus an ability to serve as a center speaker in a multichannel audio setup. $2,800, sony.com

Samsung QN65Q90T LCD Ultra HDTV
(Feb/March 2020) Read Review

This Q90T "QLED" model from Samsung is distinguished by its ability to hit 2,000 nits brightness for HDR highlights, along with its impressive color and detail. The65Q90T also offers a significantly wider viewing angle than other LCD TVs, an HDMI 2.1 input, and additional gamer-friendly 2.1 features on its other HDMI connections. Best of all is it's $1,900 price—a serious deal for a set of this caliber. $1,900, samsung.com

SuicideSquid's picture

It's nice to see a range of pricing across your picks - good to see a mid-range priced bookshelf speaker as your top pick of the year, and a $700 set of B&Ws to sit alongside some of the $5,000 options. It's a lot more helpful to most readers than just leaning hard into the top-end.

The feature set of that Monoprice preamp looks amazing, but am I the only one who thinks it looks ugly as sin? The aesthetics of most of monoprice's gear makes me cringe.

mjmiller715's picture

Couldnt agree more.

I havent heard any of their products other than basic hdmi cables and the like.

I find it hard to believe they can copycat their way into such high quality but maybe im mistaken.

This coming from someone who uses an old anthem receiver that is not the prettiest girl at the party but it does quite well under most conditions.