The best TV for PS5 or Xbox Series X consoles should offer great gaming features and a 4K/120Hz refresh rate, but not all displays can keep up with these specs. Luckily, we’ve found some stellar gaming TVs that are up to the task, like our top choice, the LG 65″ C3 OLED Evo. Jump to detailed looks at the best gaming TVs or check the list below:
TL;DR – These are the Best Gaming TVs:
You’ll want a display with insane picture quality, high refresh rates, and features like VRR and gaming modes to immerse you in your favorite virtual worlds. After extensive testing and research, we’ve selected TVs that do all that and more for various budgets and needs, bringing you our nine favorites – and click here to see them in the UK.
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Best Gaming TVs
1. LG 65″ C3 OLED Evo
Best Gaming TV for Next-Gen Consoles
The LG C3 OLED Evo is ready to make the most of all your consoles’ capabilities. This great 4K TV hits the sweet spot with the brilliance of its 4K OLED that especially shines in gaming thanks to its low latency, variable refresh rates, and excellent software ready to cater to gamers. On board are four HDMI 2.1 ports that all support up to 120Hz, G-Sync, and AMD FreeSync, so you’ll rarely see the screen stuttering or tearing.
The picture quality of the C3 OLED Evo display is second to none, with a new processor that brings better contrast and clarity than last year's already luminous LG C2. Blacks are truly black, and its well-balanced colors pop in any scene, while the improved HDR mode should further enhance what you’re viewing. There’s even a new multiview feature letting you display two different HDMI inputs simultaneously, so as you’re playing PS5, you’re roommate can watch TV.
2. LG 65″ G3 OLED Evo
Best High-End Gaming TV for Next-Gen Consoles
Its OLED panel provides excellent color accuracy, contrast, and pixel response times, while features like four HDMI 2.1 ports, VRR, and low latency mode are ideal for gaming.
OLED TVs are known for having insane color accuracy and next-level pixel response times, and the LG G3 puts that all on display for an enjoyable experience whether you’re watching movies and TV or playing your favorite games. You won’t see any haloing or blooming from bright objects in darker scenes, while excellent contrast and color gamut coverage leads to deep blacks and vibrant hues in every frame. The panel gets nice and bright, ensuring you’ll have no problem viewing in a sunlit room, and that also helps with the fantastic HDR performance.
The LG G3 is ready to game, rocking four HDMI 2.1 ports capable of 120Hz in 4K with VRR for silky smooth scenes. A Gaming Menu provides access to a low latency mode, black stabilizer, and other handy gaming features for the experience possible. Of course, you also get a functional Smart TV OS with WiFi support, but it’s important to note this model doesn’t come with a stand unless you add it when checking out.
3. Sony 65″ X90L
Best Mid-Range Gaming TV for Next-Gen Consoles
A full-array LED display with excellent contrast that can hit 120fps in 4K and has two HDMI ports that support ALLM and VRR.
For a mid-range price, the Sony X90L still packs in all the best features for your gaming consoles. You get a natural and stunning picture from the 65-inch full-array LED display, which is 30 percent brighter with 60 percent more local dimming zones than last year’s brilliant X90K. Admittedly, HDR and the viewing angles aren’t as striking as an OLED panel, but you’ll still get deep blacks and superb color balance. However, contrast is a real winner, and it can also help make you one, too, as it’s easier to see what’s lurking in the dark corners of your games.
Sony’s X90L will have you tearing through a game's action at 120Hz in 4K with little worry, as ALLM and VRR are built-in. So, you’re in for some super-smooth gameplay on the two HDMI ports that support those technologies. And if you plan to use the PS5 with this TV, Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Switch ensure you have the optimal settings for the content you’re viewing without ever lifting a finger.
4. TCL 65″ Class 6-Series Mini-LED QLED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV
Best Budget Gaming TV for Next-Gen Consoles
This mini LED TV delivers impressive contrast and brightness and can even hit 144Hz in 4K with VRR enabled, all while remaining relatively affordable.
The TCL brand is a compelling contender when it comes to affordability and value with its Class 6-Series Mini-LED QLED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV. For less than $1,000, you get a 4K picture on a 65-inch screen loaded with mini-LEDs delivering 360 local dimming zones for impressive contrast and brightness. HDR support and quantum-dot technology also mean this display will blow other budget-friendly TVs out of the water with its realistic and vibrantly colorful images.
If you’re looking to game on the TV, TCL has you covered with two HDMI ports capable of gaming at 144Hz in 4K with VRR enabled. So, with VRR and also FreeSync Premium Pro baked-in, you’ll enjoy some tear-free, smooth motion perfect for competitive first-person shooters or racing games. ALLM support also means you’re in for lag-free action, while an Auto Game Mode will deliver the best picture settings possible without you needing to lift a finger on compatible gaming devices.
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5. Hisense 55″ U8K ULED Mini-LED Google Smart TV
Best Ultra Cheap Gaming TV for Next-Gen Consoles
Get a budget-friendly TV that doesn’t sacrifice features like a high refresh rate, ALLM, and HDR with this 4K mini LED display.
If you’re looking for a super affordable TV that doesn’t sacrifice the latest features for the next-gen consoles, you want the Hisense U8K, the follow-up to the excellent U8H. This TV supports a 4K resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate for silky, smooth gameplay on consoles, and when playing on a gaming PC, it can bump up to 144Hz. VRR support should eliminate worries about screen tearing, while ALLM helps cut down on input lag to deliver the best playing experience out of your TV.
All the gaming features come in handy, but you’re probably wondering about the picture quality of this ultra-cheap 55-inch display, and it doesn’t disappoint. The mini LED panel hits an impressive 1,500-nit peak brightness and offers tons of full-array local dimming zones for superior contrast and HDR support. You’ll enjoy bold, beautiful colors, even though the display can struggle with color accuracy. But that can be forgiven after considering the $750 price tag.
6. Sony 65″ Class A95K Series Bravia XR OLED 4K TV
Best OLED Gaming TV for Next-Gen Consoles
Using a combo of Quantum Dots and OLED technology, you get better control over visuals delivering truer blacks and excellent color accuracy for more nuanced, lifelike details.
OLED TVs are perfect to partner with your PS5 or Xbox X/S consoles, and Sony outdoes itself with the A95K’s QD-OLED panel. Using a combination of Quantum Dots and OLED technology, you get better control over the TV’s visuals as each pixel lights up rather than relying on a backlight. And it does all of this while consuming less power, making burn-in less of an issue. Even at the full 800 nits of brightness, you still won’t see any color cast while blacks remain truly black. In terms of color accuracy, there’s excellent coverage in the sRGB, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3 color gamuts. Overall, this display offers a bright and vibrant image with insanely nuanced, lifelike detail that’s still capable of some top-tier gaming.
And the Sony A95K is a gaming beast. Two HDMI 2.1 ports support up to a 120Hz refresh rate, VRR, and ALLM, so you’ll enjoy butter-smooth, responsive gameplay. Even while you’re using the Game Mode feature for higher framerates, you might lose a bit of color accuracy, but the graphics are still spectacular. If you hook up your PS5 to the display, the console adds more convenient functionality, too, with Auto HDR Tone Mapping and an Auto Genre Picture Mode. Those allow the TV to optimize HDR settings automatically and recognize what you’re viewing, switching modes to minimize input lag.
7. Samsung 65″ Class QN90C Smart QLED 4K TV
Best QLED Gaming TV for Next-Gen Consoles
A brilliant 4K TV that uses Neo QLED technology for incredible contrast, HDR, and color performance, while four HDMIs support a 120Hz refresh rate alongside VRR and ALLM for gaming.
Similar to the impressive Samsung QN90B, the QN90C totes the Neo QLED technology that utilizes tiny Quantum Mini LEDs, which emit their light for a wild number of local dimming zones. You’ll find there’s more control over the contrast ratio, and the color performance is next level. Some incredible HDR brings even more brightness and realism to what’s on-screen while viewing angles should be boosted thanks to anti-glare tech to ensure you can see whether you’re lounging on the couch or sitting at your gaming desk.
The Samsung QN90C is ready to take on even the most graphics-heavy games thanks to a 120Hz refresh rate alongside VRR and ALLM support for ultimate motion clarity. You can access all of these features on any of the four HDMI 2.1, which means hooking up your Xbox Series X, PS5, and PC at the same time is possible. There’s even a gaming hub, with Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now, bringing access to games without the need to plug in a console.
8. Vizio 75″ Class P-Series Quantum
Best Big-Screen Gaming TV for Next-Gen Consoles
Get immersed in the action with this large 75-inch full-array display full of gaming features like a high refresh rate, Auto Game Mode, and VRR, all for a surprisingly low price.
Go big at home with the 75-inch Vizio P-Series Quantum. You’re placed right in the middle of the action of your favorite games with a screen of this size, and it’s more attainable than you think. It costs significantly less than other TVs with the same impressive measurements, but you aren’t losing out on game-winning features either. It offers up HDMI 2.1 connections for 4K gaming at 120 frames per second that will cruise along with your latest consoles. Plus, with Auto Game Mode and VRR support, your TV can easily be optimized to get the most out of your favorite shooters or racing games.
Gamers will love this TV, but it’s a solid all-around option thanks to its massive stunning display. It comes with Quantum Color to make whatever you’re viewing more lifelike and nuanced. And, with great contrast and high peak brightness, you’ll be able to take advantage of the HDR capabilities packed into this TV. The only real flaws are its small viewing angle and some haloing may occur around bright objects.
9. Samsung 75″ Class QN900C Smart Neo QLED 8K TV
Best 8K Gaming TV
Stunning detail and insane picture quality come with this 8K TV rocking Neo QLED technology for more fine-tuned control of local dimming.
There may be limited content available in 8K, but for a future-proof TV, 8K is the way to go. That impressive resolution gives you four times the number of pixels compared to 4K, so you’re in for insane detail and awesome picture quality, and our favorite is the Samsung QN900C. Packing Neo QLED technology for more fine-tuned control of local dimming, you’ll enjoy flashy highlights while shadow details remain deep and dark. This TV stuns in SDR, but its HDR performance brings even brighter and bolder images to elevate your viewing experience.
The Samsung QN900C isn’t shy when it comes to gaming, either. Any of its four HDMI ports is ready to house your PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. You’ll experience smooth gaming in either 4K at 144Hz when playing on a PC or 4K/120Hz while using the next-gen consoles, and it’s also capable of hitting 60fps in 8K. With a low 2ms input lag, your games will feel super responsive, and ALLM delivers fast performance to stay immersed in the action. VRR support should also keep screen tearing to a minimum.
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What to Look For in a Gaming TV for Next-Generation Consoles
Several key features make for a great gaming TV. The first one to pay attention to is the refresh rate. If you want the smoothest possible gameplay, you should be seeking out TVs with higher refresh rates. All of our picks offer 4K/120Hz, which perfectly matches up with the specs of both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. However, with 8K TVs making their way onto the scene 8K/60Hz also offers some solid gameplay.
Next up, the variable refresh rate is essential for staying immersed in PS5 games and Xbox games. VRR helps to eliminate screen tearing by adjusting the FPS to match what is coming out of your gaming systems. Therefore, your TV can handle even the most graphically heavy content in your games without any stuttering or noticeable changes. Most gaming TVs these days come toting some type of VRR tech whether it be FreeSync, G-Sync, or even the VRR built-in to the HDMI 2.1 spec. So, be sure to look out for these if you're looking to game at high frame rates.
HDMI 2.1 connectivity may be the most crucial specification to seek out when purchasing a gaming TV. If you’re looking to game at 120Hz in 4K, which both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S offer, you'll need this port. An HDMI 2.0 port will only offer 4K at speeds of 60Hz.
HDMI 2.1 will also allow you to take advantage of features like Auto Low Latency Mode(ALLM), and VRR, and you can even play games in Ultra HD. Essentially, an HDMI 2.1 connection gives you the best possible gaming experience.
Gaming monitor vs. TV
Choosing a display to game depends on personal preference and how you want to play. Below we discuss gaming monitors vs TVs.
Gaming monitors are often much smaller than a TV and usually live on a gaming desk with you sitting just a couple of feet away. Most have ergonomic stands, letting you adjust the height, swivel, and tilt to find a good viewing angle which also makes it easier to hook up multiple monitors.
TVs come in much larger sizes and rest on a TV stand or mounted on a wall, ready to be viewed from a distance. Most TVs offer a fairly basic stand with limited to no adjustments, making them much harder to see when they’re on a desk.
Both monitors and TVs have their advantages when it comes to image quality. Mid-range and high-end TVs excel in brightness, contrast, and color thanks to their OLED panels or Mini-LED backlights. However, even many budget TVs, still have a leg up in this field with most of their panels offering local dimming, and their HDR performance is better than many monitors. However, some 4K monitors can keep up with TVs and often deliver even more sharpness.
Gaming TV FAQ
What Kind of TV Do I Need for PS5?
Most modern TVs will work with the PS5, but to take full advantage of all the console has on offer, you may want to spend a little extra for better specs and more features. The PS5 can hit a 120Hz refresh rate in 4K through an HDMI 2.1, while firmware updates also allow for VRR and ALLM, ensuring smoother and more enjoyable gameplay. Our picks for the best gaming TVs can keep up. However, if you stick with the Sony family by grabbing something like the Sony X90L or the Sony A95K, you can take advantage of Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Switch. When using the PS5, these features deliver the optimal settings for your content without you needing to do anything.
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