It’s officially the next generation. The PS5 and Xbox Series consoles have arrived and boy do they pack a punch. The graphics are better. The games are clearer. 4K is now the norm across platforms, and to really get the full capacity out of your system, you need a 4K TV. There’s tons of 4K TVs on the market and it can get really complicated trying to figure out which one to choose and that’s why I’m here! I’ve scoured the web, looked at reviews and even tried a few of these out myself to let you Glistco guys and girls know the best TVs for gaming on the PS5 and Xbox Series. Let’s go!
Samsung Q80T OLED
Samsung came out the gate swinging with the Q80T. For the price and performance, this had to be on the top of our list. Samsung offers a great game mode that gives you vivid bright colours and deep blacks. The Q80T is not only one of the least expensive OLED models, it also has a crazy low input lag of 8.7ms and supports VRR (Variable Refresh Rate). Games will look stunning on this with the HDR technology and the OTS sound system packed into the TV will blow your mind while gaming. One major flaw is the lack of Dolby Vision which will be most noticeable in movies, but with great viewing from any angle and minimal motion blur, this is the best TV you can get right now for gaming.
LG CX OLED
The LG CX OLED delivers gorgeous picture quality and deep blacks. Unlike some other TVs on the list, the CX offers four HDMI 2.1 ports which allow for 4K/120fps picture and low input lag which is ideal for the PS5 and Xbox Series. This TV is specifically great for gaming in dark rooms because it completely gets rid of pixels to give you popping colours and perfect blacks. Auto Latency Mode automatically switches your TV into Game Mode when it detects you’ve started a console to ensure you get the best gaming experience on your next-gen console.
The Sony X950H is a great addition to our list as it includes HDR and a full backlight with TRILUMINIOS display technology that makes games really come to life on the screen. The X950H includes sound designed to blow you away. Every web on Spider-Man, every scream on Demon Souls and every gunshot in Cyberpunk 2077 will feel more cinematic than ever. The 120hz refresh rate reduces motion blur and delivers clarity and HDR picture with ease. For movie lovers, this TV might be your best bet. Sony’s X1 Ultimate Processor is equipped to show off clear and vivid visuals while it also packs HDR for Dolby Vision, IMAX Enhanced imagery and Netflix Calibrated Mode to really immerse you in the cinematic world. While it doesn’t offer VRR support or HDMI 2.1 ports, it’s a worthy pick for gaming.
The 2020 TCL 6-Series, a budget TV, is on the list because of how crazy this TV is at a ridiculously low price point. This is my personal TV at home and after scouring through guides, I chose this one (65” model) and I couldn’t be happier. With THX Certified Game Mode, VRR support and a Mini LED backlight, this TV delivers stunning visuals at a fraction of the price. Equipped with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, you’ll be immersed in your game and really feel the sound around you. A QLED TV lets you experience mesmerizing visuals without risking burn in like OLED therefore giving you much more use out of your TV. The 4K and HDR10 really show with bright colours and deep blacks. Narrow viewing angles make it less than ideal for large groups of people but the features and picture quality certainly make up for it.
It’s certainly not a requirement to upgrade your TV alongside buying the next-gen consoles, but it might as well should be. Playing PS5 or Xbox on an old 1080p TV will be great, but you won’t be getting everything you could be out of it and you’ll find the lack of depth and popping colours will have you wanting to upgrade. Did you love this guide? Did it help you find the perfect TV? Do you have questions? Let us know. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a DM on Instagram @Glistco. Stay gaming!