Should You Buy a 2021 or 2020 TV? Best Time of Year to Buy A New TV [Proven Formula]

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We explain which 2021 TVs are worth waiting for vs 2020 model, & analyse the best time of the year to buy a new TV. This video is sponsored by Audible: visit or text hdtvtest to 500-500.
Should you wait to buy a new 2021 television? Or just go with an older 2020 model? When is the best time of the year to buy a new TV? We answer these questions by going through some price history charts of popular 2020 TVs (LG CX, Samsung Q90T & Sony XH90/ X900H) from UK price comparison site to arrive at a proven formula.
We also outline which 2021 televisions from 5 major TV brands (Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic and Philips) will have sufficient hardware upgrades (brighter OLED panel, Mini LED backlighting, HDMI 2.1) worth waiting for.
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  • f. zst

    f. zst

    19 ժամ առաջ

    That's good advice, well if you can wait, I would even say wait until the new model is here to get the absolute best price. By that time you will also know if the newer model does have anything worthwile waiting for or not. That way you willl keep the fomo away for at least a year until a new model comes out again. If you buy on black friday, maybe you get buyers remorse just a few months later when the first rumors about the new generation start to leak or you get angry because your TV suddenly drops in price significantly more than what you paid just 2 months earlier. You also avoid the BF madness this way ;) So I just bought a LG CX 65 inch for 1300 bucks :D

  • Shooter D6

    Shooter D6

    Օր առաջ

    Dying from that intro and thumbnail

  • Andrew Beavers

    Andrew Beavers

    4 օր առաջ

    What do you think of Samsungs new Q60A, Q70A, and Q80A that just released? I got a Q60A but can't decide where to return it and spend a few hundred more for the Q70A or LG CX or BX when the price drop some

  • ejteidneW


    4 օր առաջ

    Hopefully you soon have a best TV for gaming 2021. As the noob I am when it comes to TV's, I'm gonna need it 🤭

  • Patrick Soon

    Patrick Soon

    5 օր առաջ

    C1 wasn't on the list. Does this mean that one should get thr 2020 model (LG CX) instead?

  • Gregory Evans

    Gregory Evans

    5 օր առաջ

    Should you buy a TV that can get screen burn or buy one that doesn't i prefer the one that doesn't

  • cj


    5 օր առաջ

    Bought my Sony A9G last November, and I couldn't care less what TV is coming out for the next 5-6 years. :)

  • Gilles Babyle

    Gilles Babyle

    6 օր առաջ

    So 2021 TCL TVs are not worth it ?

  • Gareth Soper

    Gareth Soper

    6 օր առաջ

    Due to Samsung's "birthday" 15% reduction I can get a Q90T, which has now dropped to £1999 for the 75", for £1699. Clearly this is a good buy..but should I be waiting for more detailed reviews of all brand mini LED tech being mass introduced towards the end of april when my discount will have run out? OR should I be looking for a 75" OLED somewhere around the 2k mark? I have until the end of this month before the discount code expires. Another option is the Q950R from Currys @ £2,299 whilst it still exists. I should also add that despite a massive price hike for them that the new Samsung "Neo" range have actually shown a LOSS of dark detail compared to the Q90T. Urgent advice needed before I impulse buy.

  • Guillermo Murua

    Guillermo Murua

    7 օր առաջ

    Dude you should be required viewing for every Best Buy employee. Also, your thumbnail for this video is amazing.

  • Lele _82

    Lele _82

    7 օր առաջ

    yes but on the SONY, for example, AV1 codec support, is missing ! This is a big issue

  • Jerry Georgopolis

    Jerry Georgopolis

    8 օր առաջ

    Excellent...thank you !

  • Justin Godley

    Justin Godley

    9 օր առաջ

    In addition to this, I have heard that Samsung BN59 - 01260A is an EXCELLENT match

  • Adil Rahman

    Adil Rahman

    9 օր առաջ

    I'm in Canada and am getting the Q90T 75 inch for an incredible price $2800. Should I still wait for the 2021 model?

  • thenonexistinghero


    10 օր առաջ

    I'd say it's always best to buy a TV that's about 6-12 months old. I got my Sony 65 Z9F for €1500 around 6 months after launch (and it cost like €3600 when it did). LG's CX OLED TV's (55 inch) are going for around €1000-€1100 right now. Unless you throw as much abuse at a TV as me (8 hours on work days, 18-20 hours on free days I spend at home), that's probably the best price/performance you can get right now. Great size for a TV that displays pretty much the best image you can currently get (anything better is only very slightly better).

  • Wesley Edwards

    Wesley Edwards

    10 օր առաջ

    Amazing advice!! I’m going to get a 2020 LG CX 55

  • David Teles

    David Teles

    11 օր առաջ

    What about pre order? Samsung if offering a 700€ Sound bar and 5% in reward point to spend on the online store

  • DSL


    12 օր առաջ

    Great video as usual, would like to know recommendations on 55”.. which one you recommended Samsung 2020 high end Q90T (as it is lesser in price now) vs Samsung QN85A 2021 model...

  • j s

    j s

    12 օր առաջ

    Ah my main TV broke and I'm in a shitty situation since theres no good deals rn

  • Big Bluood

    Big Bluood

    13 օր առաջ

    I got a sony xbr 940c 75 inch for $400 it has 120hz and full array. For the price, don't think you can beat that. $8k when it was new in 2015!

  • Tr K

    Tr K

    13 օր առաջ

    Amazing thumbnail & intro!

  • Edkaszwagrakobitybrat 1

    Edkaszwagrakobitybrat 1

    13 օր առաջ

    phillips might be awsome, panasonic as well

  • Ashley Bonomo

    Ashley Bonomo

    13 օր առաջ

    your glasses game is fucking incredible.

  • Ринат Мусабаев

    Ринат Мусабаев

    14 օր առաջ

    Thank you for the Russian subtitles

  • deafwing


    15 օր առաջ

    Lol that thumbnail is clutch 😂😂😂😂

  • Mad George

    Mad George

    16 օր առաջ

    Would I get the LG CX for even cheaper if I wait until Nov 2021? Or has that hit it's lowest price already? The C1 doesn't seem worth the extra dollars.

  • Jan Larsen

    Jan Larsen

    16 օր առաջ

    I'll wait to to pricedrop on BF and buy 2021 LG C1 77"

    Hey, but wait, then the new model of 2022 is soon to come out in March 2022, no i'll wait to BF 2022 and get me an LG 77"
    Hey, but wait, then the new model of 2023 is soon to come out in March 2023, no i'll wait to BF 2023 and get me an LG 77"
    God d... should i buy or wait 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

  • Distorted Vision

    Distorted Vision

    17 օր առաջ

    Listen to this wise Japanese gentleman.

  • Strangepete


    18 օր առաջ

    Dwendeeh dwendeeeh

  • FenderStrat19711


    19 օր առաջ

    GREAT Video. Love the opening sequence with you gawking at the girl while the other girl angrily glares at you!!! Super helpful information about when to buy a new TV and also great advice on which ones are worth waiting for versus buying the 2020 model. Super helpful information and great video!!!

  • Lexus Frias

    Lexus Frias

    19 օր առաջ

    Guess I'm picking up a CX instead of waiting for the C1

  • Teamaine


    19 օր առաջ

    Looking to buy the xh90 75".. do you think it's worth buying it now? Or will price drop bit more as soon as the x90j is out?

  • julian Weijers

    julian Weijers

    20 օր առաջ

    There is a cashback action from Philips. What are your thoughts about it? Is it worth it? Or wait for black Friday?

  • Genuran -

    Genuran -

    20 օր առաջ

    just bought the 65'' CX here in my country for 1300$, what a steal!

  • Jesse


    21 օր առաջ

    I want a 2020 TV. When would you predict the best time to buy is? When the new models come out in April - June 2021?

  • Alex Conner

    Alex Conner

    22 օր առաջ

    Theo, thank you so much for the laugh! “Why do you think they call me Two Minute Theo?” Perfectly delivered. 👌 Edit: I totally just noticed the sound effect afterwards!!

  • AuraBless


    22 օր առաջ

    lol or other nicer things in life :D I like your format m8 you just got a new subscriber cheers from UT! ^^

  • Anoiny


    23 օր առաջ

    Not sure if HDMI 2.1 on the Sony is worth waiting for. For gamers maybe. For HDR capabilities? will there even be enough hdr content to connect through HDMI?

  • Datguy 6996

    Datguy 6996

    24 օր առաջ

    Too late for me 😔

  • EazyVG


    25 օր առաջ

    I'll wait for 2022 TVs along with AV Receiver with proper and updated choosers/SOC. 😎

  • Liam Noble

    Liam Noble

    25 օր առաջ

    I just bought the LG CX OLED 65”, theres no going back 😂

    • Ssp ssp

      Ssp ssp

      12 օր առաջ

      If u have 5 year protection u are safe ,otherwise u r going to change the scree every year for screen burn .

  • emersonleon85


    25 օր առաջ

    I bought the c9 for $2200, 3 weeks later the cx was on sale for the same price. I didn’t feel like making the exchange so I kept the c9. I have no buyers remorse and I’m very happy with the c9

  • Clara Lu

    Clara Lu

    25 օր առաջ

    I was gonna buy Sony xh95 when 2021 model would drop(i am not into gamine). Now watching this i am lost. 😩

  • Yav Ne

    Yav Ne

    25 օր առաջ


  • Spawn and Batman

    Spawn and Batman

    26 օր առաջ

    Hmmmm. $1200 no taxes paid on 65inch sony x900h or $1500 - $2000 on 2021 tv. Lmao. I don't need best of the best. This TV is already blowing my mind. I still have my 55 inch x900e

  • drx mga

    drx mga

    26 օր առաջ

    im lookin for a 43 inch gaming tv im willing to wait till around june

  • ODST Gundam

    ODST Gundam

    26 օր առաջ

    Two minute Teoh 🤣

  • Cuberd


    26 օր առաջ

    Thanks for this video. I’m wait for the Phillips of 2021 👍🏻

  • Chris MCP

    Chris MCP

    27 օր առաջ

    Avoid buyers remorse, live at Bestbuy, never purchase anything, always wait for the next great thing

  • Zach Hendrickson

    Zach Hendrickson

    27 օր առաջ

    Fun anecdote, this year I found a new in box LG E8 OLED (2018) at a store. They had lost the tv for some time and had recently added it back into stock. Their system showed the original price around $3500, and when I asked for the clearance price the punched it in and....$400. I've never bought a tv so fast in my life.

  • razzakov riyad

    razzakov riyad

    27 օր առաջ

    Do you recommend to buy Q90T and don't wait for Q90A?

    • korndog81


      17 օր առաջ

      Yes, the Q90A is a downgrade

  • MR. G

    MR. G

    27 օր առաջ

    hahaha. good one . keep it up

  • Roylez


    27 օր առաջ

    I bought the Sony 55xh90 last week I think need a calibration 😔

  • Mikael Fredriksson

    Mikael Fredriksson

    28 օր առաջ

    Got my 55q90t on black Friday for 2000$ cad (tax and 4 year warranty included.) The 55qn90a goes for 2799$ here plus tax. So yeah no buyers remorse whatsoever! I'll get another tv in 4 to 5 years

  • Savage.Sadistic.Sensational Yong

    Savage.Sadistic.Sensational Yong

    28 օր առաջ

    Would you do the last year Sony model TV X8000H ?

  • AKmakeaBeat


    28 օր առաջ

    Me after buying a 2019 TV : Interesting

  • LonghornsLegend


    28 օր առաջ

    That new OLED evo panel sounds great honestly and worth a few hundred dollars extra. The 2020 models did very little to upgrade from 2019, but this is a great change worth waiting for

  • Bit Meight

    Bit Meight

    29 օր առաջ

    Australia Still Selling 2018 Models Tv's as New to get a New Model Tv that you Discuss here takes 3 years to get on our Shelves

  • Sawyer Mirage

    Sawyer Mirage

    29 օր առաջ

    Can anyone recommend A8H or A80J?

  • Jonas Petersen

    Jonas Petersen

    29 օր առաջ

    Just the kind of video i needed. Perfect!!

  • Nick Doucette

    Nick Doucette

    Ամիս առաջ

    Damn, I just ordered the x900h. I'll be canceling and waiting.

    • Nick Doucette

      Nick Doucette

      16 օր առաջ

      @DisneyTLK110 Cost. I was a college student a few years ago and the TV I have now is sub-pair ok, I've been waiting and for the right time to upgrade. And not to mention burn in, but I know it's every unlikely it would happen if I monitor it correctly.

    • DisneyTLK110


      16 օր առաջ

      @Nick Doucette why didn't you buy OLED in the first place?

    • Nick Doucette

      Nick Doucette

      27 օր առաջ

      @Jeremy Monson Yes, but I want OLED

    • Jeremy Monson

      Jeremy Monson

      27 օր առաջ

      x900h has hdmi 2.1

  • Rom Capprotti

    Rom Capprotti

    Ամիս առաջ

    The new Sony‘s 65 inch models are going to be about $4000 that’s 1500 more than the A8H $2000 more than the LG CX model 65 inch that’s a big price difference and I think the new LG’s are going to be about the same about double the price that’s a big difference

  • Arun Aravind

    Arun Aravind

    Ամիս առաջ

    Can you pls compare the Toshiba U7980 pls

  • Erick Gomez

    Erick Gomez

    Ամիս առաջ

    So i have the 2019 LG 65” c9... when is it best to upgrade? Or in other words, what is the life span of LG oleds?

    • Realicepick2


      24 օր առաջ

      I personally am finally going to upgrade from the 2015 b series. I caused burn in in 2018. I've trialed other high end sets but they haven't been good enough. My next set is the g1 or x1.

    • Erick Gomez

      Erick Gomez

      29 օր առաջ

      @Spenny 😰

    • Spenny


      29 օր առաջ

      You need a new tv tomorrow

  • Jose Cespedes

    Jose Cespedes

    Ամիս առաջ

    Ive found an lg CX with 56% discount now. It is the correct time to buy it?

    • james oneill

      james oneill

      28 օր առաջ

      @Leonard McCook-Carr it's basically the same screen only the g1 gets the new evo screen and remember you will have to wait until June or later to see any price drop. I am gonna buy one now a cx for 1300 euro.

    • Leonard McCook-Carr

      Leonard McCook-Carr

      Ամիս առաջ

      I'm having the same dilemma. I'm not sure if I should wait for the C1 or get a CX. This is my first time going OLED

  • Michael Carson

    Michael Carson

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    Wait for 2022. ;D Prices are nuts for certain goods right now.

  • J3NNY949


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    When does the LG C1 release?

  • Rob A

    Rob A

    Ամիս առաջ

    This thumbnail cracks me up every time funny asf

  • Sportstronics NY

    Sportstronics NY

    Ամիս առաջ

    Wait till June July of 2022

  • Jamiur Rahman Choudhury

    Jamiur Rahman Choudhury

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    Bought LG BX55 for €1249 in 2020. Wasn't a value at all.

  • Aik Jones

    Aik Jones

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    2min Teoh hahahaahahahahaha

  • jlozano2014


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    I graduate with my master's in December so I'll wait for 2022 tvs lol

  • lim ftw

    lim ftw

    Ամիս առաջ

    I stopped collecting /buying blu-rays after 4k blu rays have released for the 3x higher price...

  • SilentChaos15


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    So I should be glad I didn't get the GX last year. I am glad I got the Q90R on a good deal but I'm wondering if I will regret it when I see the Neo QLED.

  • Naveen Sabesan

    Naveen Sabesan

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    " a massive 50 quid..." lol 🤣

  • Harikrishanan V

    Harikrishanan V

    Ամիս առաջ

    Is it worth taking sony xh90 now? It's just 800€ for 55". Please suggest.

  • Daniel Grove

    Daniel Grove

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    £1169 for the LG CX 55 now... very tempting! I really like the look of the Sony A90J or A80J, I know they'll be no where near the price of the CX right now come November though. Think the extra money will be worth it 😜

  • Hermes McClintok

    Hermes McClintok

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    Excellent thumbnail choice

  • X3 Dominator

    X3 Dominator

    Ամիս առաջ

    Was able to buy an LG 65 NANO 85 for $896USD and LG 82” 8570 for $1596 this week. Crutchfield was offering a $300 combo discount on LG sound bars as well so added an SN8YG for $496. Feel very good about this pricing. Replacing a 9 year old Bravia 55” so I’m sure it will be a massive improvement for Less money than I originally gave for the Bravia

  • Arcadian


    Ամիս առաջ

    Bought my CX in February. That was when I was ready to buy one, so that's when I bought it.

    • yamabushi170


      6 օր առաջ

      That was beautiful man. You're breathtaking!

    • Arcadian


      29 օր առաջ

      @Spenny No problem

    • Spenny


      29 օր առաջ

      Compelling story thanks for sharing

  • Billy North

    Billy North

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    Best Video yet!!!!

  • pafalzon


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    Any recommendations on a full array or mini LED 65” LED as an upgrade from my Panasonic VT60. Needs to be good at content upscaling from broadcast and digital content, as well as handle motion for sports. Don’t use it for serious gaming other than Nintendo Switch. Also needs to have a decent user friendly remote control and have good support for DLNA media streaming from my NAS which has primarily 1080p content.

  • Bob Towe

    Bob Towe

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    Good review

  • Lamont Pierce

    Lamont Pierce

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    I'm looking for a new TV now.

  • Sylvia Lankert

    Sylvia Lankert

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    2021 100%
    or wait 1.5-2.5 years for OLED Tv, as LG OLED panels will get up to a 50% price drop as Vincent shows in another Video.
    but in arround half a year a 65"/77" should be ok as well and worth the wait it you are thinking of buying a new TV.

  • Grace Kelly

    Grace Kelly

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    My plan was to wait til 2021 models would be more affordable by black friday, but I got an offer for a 55CX I couldn't resist, less than 4 figures. I plan to hold on to it for about a year, see how 2022 models are and if there's nothing groundbreaking get a 77in LG G1 or 83in Sony A90J.

  • Manuel Mesa

    Manuel Mesa

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    As always, I’m here for the jokes. Great info by the way!

  • Conor Furlong

    Conor Furlong

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    This is exactly what I needed to know. Thanks.

  • Douby Jocelyn

    Douby Jocelyn

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    I clicked because of the thumbnail.
    Stayed because of the voice



    Ամիս առաջ

    Great jokes!

  • Matt


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    Simply put: get what you can afford when you have the money, and stop wasting your life worrying about what you “should” have.

  • Altima NEO

    Altima NEO

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    "Two Minute" Teoh
    "I'm sorry children"

  • Buzz Lightyear

    Buzz Lightyear

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    I don't think you ever had a "2020 TV". I hope I am wrong.

    • HDTVTest


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      @Buzz Lightyear: Gotcha... lol.

    • Buzz Lightyear

      Buzz Lightyear

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      @HDTVTest I was referring to the "2020 TV" woman you were holding hand with. Lol.

    • HDTVTest


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      What do you mean? We have two LG CX, a Sony A8H, a Sony X900H, a VIZIO OLED, a Samsung Q80T and a Philips 935 OLED sitting here.

  • Raymond Lydell

    Raymond Lydell

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    65" QN90A(2021) at 2,599.99 vs 65" CX(2020) at 2,1499.99. What do yall think is the better option???

  • twomuch77


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    The big question is will the LG TVs have all the UK catch-up services this time

  • mick schnabel

    mick schnabel

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    STILL holding out for a good deal on an LG CX 65", and they are STILL around $2K here in the US! Good thing I don't technically need a TV atm, but keeping an eye on this tv's price has been frustrating to say the least.

  • Gamer Truth

    Gamer Truth

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    2 minute Teoh is only bad if your wife is saying it.

  • Zabin x

    Zabin x

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    I watched you reviews and decided to get CX oled. it will be years until I need a new tv but I like your channel thats why I keep watching .

  • Zabin x

    Zabin x

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    looooooooool the thumbnail . Vincent you are the coolest tech reviewer for 2020 and 2021.

  • Android Martian

    Android Martian

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    Just bought the LG 55CX from Costco for £1219. Considered waiting for 2021 model but knew theyd be stupidly expensive.