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The Top TVs of 2020: Abt’s Picks

2020 is the year that we all got to be very good friends with our TVs. Whether it was binge-watching The Office for the Nth time or enjoying the innovative option of viewing a first-run Hollywood blockbuster in our basements, we’ve all spent excessive time in front of the tube. And for many of you, this newfound relationship may have exposed some flaws in your current LED TV. 

If you’re shopping for a new TV and need some guidance, we’re here to help. We chatted with our TV buyer to get his picks for the best TVs of 2020. Each of these five smart TVs is guaranteed to wow you with their picture quality, and they’ll all have the features you’ll want in a TV today: integrated streaming services, a wide viewing angle, and. Here are five top TVs for 2020:


Since the Sony A-series OLED TVs first debuted, they’ve continued to be some of our favorite televisions. And the newest iteration, the Sony A8H, is no exception. It features Sony’s most refined display ever, offering the brilliant colors, smooth-moving action, and the kind of realistic picture quality that can only be achieved by a 4K OLED TV. The innovative Acoustic Surface Audio means you even get immersive sound without needing an add-on speaker setup. 

With built-in presets like IMAX Enhanced and Netflix Calibrated modes, you can be sure that the picture on your A8H looks exactly like the content creator wanted. You’ll also get Android TV, which is our favorite smart TV operating system. This all adds up to a TV that’s ready to impress, right out of the box.

Samsung Q60T QLED TV

Start shopping for a new TV and you’ll quickly realize how easy it is to spend a small fortune selecting from the best 4K TVs. But at the same time, most of today’s TVs are so good that you definitely don’t need to blow a lot of money to get one that offers a stellar viewing experience. The Samsung Q60T QLED TV is one of those high-quality affordable TVs, offering a set of features at a price that would have seemed unbelievable just a few years ago. 

As the base model in the lineup of Samsung QLED TVs, the Q60T benefits from technology that has trickled down from upper models. Samsung’s quantum dots create a beautiful HDR picture, you’ll get access to the integrated voice assistants (Bixby, Alexa, and Google Assistant), and the OneRemote lets you control compatible devices. And it’s priced reasonably, so there’s going to be at least one screen size in your price range. You can currently get a 55 inch model for just under $700.

The Frame QLED TV by Samsung

As nice as it is to watch a movie on a high-quality 4K TV, you might wish you didn’t always have to see it while it’s not in use. Because, let’s face it, a giant black glass slate doesn’t easily mesh with all home decor styles. If you’re the type of person who sees a TV as an eyesore in an otherwise expertly curated room, the Samsung Frame was made for you. 

It’s a brilliant TV when you want it—with the gorgeous 4K HDR picture of its QLED TV siblings—and an unassuming piece of art when you don’t. In Art mode, The Frame beautifully displays your favorite work of art. With a subscription to the Samsung Art Store, you’ll have access to a limitless number of art pieces to display. Plus, replaceable real wood bezels let you match it to surrounding works of art.


Of course, there are many who actually love the way a giant flat-screen TV looks when mounted on a wall. A stark, but well-designed TV set can truly complement many modern decor styles. And there’s perhaps no TV that does this better than the LG GX OLED TV, a TV whose entire design was optimized to look great on a wall. The GX’s extremely thin bezel is set beneath the seamless glass front, giving the TV a monolithic look when powered off.

And with the included no-gap mount that lets the TV closely hug the wall, the LG GX OLED honestly does look like a piece of modern art when hung. Of course, when you power the set on, you’ll be treated to one of the best displays in the industry. Viewing UHD content on a 77-inch LG GX OLED TV is like looking through a window to the world.

Samsung Q800T 8K QLED TV

If you like to always have the most advanced TV on the market, this Samsung QLED TV should be at the top of your list. The Q800T is an 8K TV with an HDMI 2.1 port, two of the newest display technologies available. Having a TV with those two features will ensure that your home theater setup stays future-proofed for years to come. 

And even if 8K content doesn’t arrive any time soon, you can still reap the image benefits of 8K resolution. Thanks to Samsung’s AI-powered Quantum Processor 8K, all lower resolution content is upscaled in real time, making your picture sharper and more vibrant all around. With the Direct Full Array backlight providing superb levels of contrast, and the Quantum HDR 16X improving color and dynamic range, the Samsung Q800T will give the best OLED TVs a run for their money.

Are none of these exactly what you’re looking for? Check out our entire selection of flat panel TVs, with more than 100 models currently in stock.

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