The Best 4K TVs to Buy for PS5 and Xbox Series X

The Best 4K TVs to Buy for PS5 and Xbox Series X

With the PS5 and Xbox Series X on the horizon, find out what your 4K TV options are to make the most out of the next-gen consoles.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X are almost here, and with them comes the beginning of a brand new generation of console gaming. Alongside reduced loading times and other highly-touted technical features, both Sony and Microsoft’s new next-gen consoles will push even further into offering players 4K visuals, higher frame rates, and more visually stunning game experiences.

If you’re looking to get the most out of the upcoming next-gen consoles, you’ll likely want to invest in a 4K TV that is truly capable of the new hardware and that will take full advantage of their technical features. There are obviously quite a lot of options between different TV manufacturers and the capabilities of each individual set, along with new TVs entering the market as the holiday season approaches.

However, if you’re in the market to upgrade your TV alongside your new PS5 or Xbox Series X, here are our picks for which sets can take full advantage of the next-gen hardware. For ease of reading, we’ll go down by manufacturer and highlight a high-end, intermediate, and budget pick to accommodate different price ranges, along with the footnotes for each TV’s specific features and capabilities.

Just a few additional notes before we get into our 4K TV picks: obviously, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X have touted their capabilities of reaching 8K resolution. However, given that the vast majority of TVs that support 8K resolution are extremely hard to come by (and outrageously expensive), we’re focusing our picks to the best 4K TV sets that are currently (and more widely) available. Also note that the prices for these TVs may fluctuate as of the time of this writing, especially with the holidays and Black Friday around the corner.

Also worth noting: our picks are meant with the PS5 and Xbox Series X in mind versus the Xbox Series S. While the Series S is capable of scaling up to 4K resolution, it’s more ideal for those with a 1080p TV (or 1440p capable display or monitor) compared to the native 4K output from the Series X.


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The Basics for Picking Your 4K TV

Before we get into the specific picks for the best TVs for the PS5 and Xbox Series X, it’s important to note the key features that you’ll want to look for when choosing the right 4K TV to go alongside the next-gen consoles. Mainly, you’ll want to look for a TV with low latency options (especially a dedicated Game Mode), support for HDMI 2.1, HDR (High Dynamic Range) settings, and features for 120Hz refresh rates and/or VRR.

HDMI 2.1, 120Hz, and VRR

If you’re looking for the most ideal TV that will be capable of 4K resolution and support for 120fps, you’ll want to look for a set with HDMI 2.1 connectivity, which is starting to arrive with newer TV models. While you’ll be able to play games on the PS5 and Xbox Series X just fine on an older TV with HDMI 2.0 support, the relatively new HDMI 2.1 standard offers the best of both worlds for up to 4K resolution output and 120Hz refresh rates. Additionally, you’ll also want to make sure that you have compatible HDMI 2.1 cables to connect between both the consoles and TV — thankfully, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will ship with HDMI 2.1 standard cables included.

Mainly, HDMI 2.1 will most beneficial to give players access to up to 120fps while playing games, as several titles like Devil May Cry 5: Special EditionGears 5, Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, and more have confirmed support for the higher framerate. Likewise, you’ll also want to look for a TV set that can support VRR (variable refresh rate), which adjusts the refresh rate of your TV to match the frame rate of the game that you are playing. This feature is vital to reduce screen-tearing and stuttering that may occur if you’re playing a game at a framerate that doesn’t line up correctly with your display’s refresh rate, as VRR will help significantly to smooth out what’s being displayed on-screen.

Low Latency and ALLM

Like with any TV, you’ll ideally want a set that minimizes input lag between your system and the TV itself. These days, most TVs come with a dedicated Game Mode that can be enabled to reduce lag that may occur while playing. The prime range for input lag is 10ms or under, ideally getting as close to 0 as possible, otherwise you’ll get a much choppier experience while playing.

For those with an HDMI 2.1 capable set, you’ll also likely have the added benefit of using Auto Low-Latency Mode (ALLM), which can automatically detect and adjust when your display should switch to a lower-latency. For the most part, this feature helps take some of the redundancy out of having to manually adjust your TV depending on the console or device that you’re using, and automatically scales your 4K TV based on its input.

HDR

Finally, HDR is another important element to consider when picking out a 4K TV, which drastically expands the range of your TV’s display and its color gamut, especially between whites and blacks. Mainly, HDR will boost the contrast and vibrancy of how colors are displayed, making for bolder, richer colors and lighting in the games you play.

There are different standards and varieties of HDR support on 4K TVs such as HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and more, but by and large most 4K TVs on the market now will feature some flavor of HDR. HDR10 in particular is one of the most common standards across most 4K TVs, giving a boost to next-gen visuals when playing games or watching 4K media, whether that is through 4K Blu-ray discs or streaming movies or TV.

The Best 4K TV Picks for PS5 and Xbox Series X

 

LG 4K TVs

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High-end: LG OLED CXP Series

  • Size: Available in 48″, 55″, 65″, and 75″ configurations
  • Display Type: OLED
  • Price Range: $1,500-$3,500
  • Features: 4K/120Hz, VRR, ALLM, HDMI 2.1, HDR, GSync/FreeSync, 4 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Amazon

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Intermediate: LG NanoCell 90 Series

  • Size: Available in 55″, 65″, 75″, and 86″ configurations
  • Display Type: LED
  • Price Range: $900-$2,700
  • Features: 4K/120Hz, VRR, ALLM, HDMI 2.1, HDR, FreeSync, 4 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Amazon

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Budget: LG UHD 73 Series

  • Size: Available in 43″, 50″, 55″, and 65″ configurations
  • Display Type: LED
  • Price Range: $325-$700
  • Features: 4K/60Hz, HDR, 3 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Amazon

Samsung 4K TVs

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High-end: Samsung Q90T Series

  • Size: Available in 55″, 65″, 75″, and 85″ configurations
  • Display Type: QLED
  • Price Range: $1,600-$4,500
  • Features: 4K/120Hz, VRR, ALLM, HDMI 2.1, HDR, FreeSync, 4 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Amazon

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Intermediate: Samsung Frame QLED LS03 Series

  • Size: Available in 43″, 50″, 55″, 65″, and 75″ configurations
  • Display Type: QLED
  • Price Range: $1,000-$3,000
  • Features: 4K/60Hz (43″/50″), 4K/120Hz (55″/65″/75″), VRR, ALLM, HDMI 2.1, HDR, FreeSync, 4 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Amazon

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Budget: Samsung Crystal UHD TU-8000 Series

  • Size: Available in 43″, 50″, 55″, 65″, 75″, and 85″ configurations
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Price Range: $350-$2,000
  • Features: 4K/60Hz, HDR, 2 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Amazon

Sony 4K TVs

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High-end: Sony Bravia OLED A9G Master Series 

  • Size: Available in 55″, 65″, and 75″ configurations
  • Display Type: OLED
  • Price Range: $2,300-$4,500
  • Features: 4K/60Hz, HDR, 4 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet, eARC
  • Amazon

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Intermediate: Sony X900H Series

  • Size: Available in 55″, 65″, 75″, and 85″ configurations
  • Display Type: LED
  • Price Range: $1,000-$2,600
  • Features*: 4K/120Hz, VRR, ALLM, HDMI 2.1, HDR, FreeSync, 4 HDMI ports (*A future firmware update will add support for VRR/ALLM/120Hz refresh rate)
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Amazon

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Budget: Sony X800H Series

  • Size: Available in 43″, 49″, 55″, 65″, 75″, and 85″ configurations
  • Display Type: LED
  • Price Range: $600-$2,000
  • Features: 4K/60Hz, HDR, 4 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Amazon

TCL 4K TVs

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Budget: TCL 6-Series 

  • Size: Available in 55″, 65″, and 75″ configurations
  • Display Type: Mini-QLED
  • Price Range: $700-$1,400
  • Features: 4K/60Hz, HDR, VRR, ALLM, 4 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, USB, Ethernet, eARC
  • Amazon

Vizio 4K TVs

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High-end: Vizio OLED Series

  • Size: Available in 55″ and 65″ configurations
  • Display Type: QLED
  • Price Range:  $1,300-$2,000
  • Features: 4K/120Hz, VRR, ALLM, HDMI 2.1, HDR, FreeSync, 4 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Best Buy

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Intermediate: Vizio P-Series Quantum 

  • Size: Available in 65″ and 75″ configurations
  • Display Type: LED
  • Price Range: $1,200-$1,700
  • Features: 4K/120Hz, VRR, ALLM, HDMI 2.1, HDR, 4 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Best Buy

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Budget: Vizio M-Series Quantum

  • Size: Available in 55″ and 65″ configurations
  • Display Type: LED
  • Price Range: $550-$750
  • Features: 4K/60Hz, HDR, 4 HDMI ports
  • Additional Features: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, Ethernet
  • Best Buy

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