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Top 10 Best TVs For The Xbox Series X & PS5 – Updated October, 2021

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Almost more important than the consoles themselves, are the TVs, because to play games on the Xbox Series X and the PS5, you’ll need a TV to hook them up to, and you’ll want one of the best ones if you want the experience to be optimal.

You could also use a monitor, but since PS5 won’t support native 1440p, which is what a lot of people are using for PC monitors these days, we’re not including them. We’ve put together a list of the best TVs for the Xbox Series X and the PS5 so you have an excellent gaming experience to go along with that shiny new console.

That being said, if you have a TV you plan to connect your Xbox Series X or PS5 to, that TV will certainly work. But some people may need to upgrade if they want to get the most out of the graphics features that each new console supports.

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There are quite a few options for TVs out there that could work pretty well for games, but there’s more choices than you can shake a stick at which could make this a dizzying experience for some. This guide will help you weed out any TVs that really aren’t meant for or optimal for use on a gaming console. Which in the end makes your job as a consumer much easier.

Best TVs for the Xbox Series X and PS5 – Summary

Below you’ll find a summary of all the TVs we selected in an easy to read table with the name/model of each TV. If you’re short on time or simply want to get straight to looking at the TVs, you’ll also find the cost, and where to buy each TV along with the links to get to those retailers.

TVCostWhere To Buy
TCL 6-Series$949.99Amazon, B&H, Best Buy
Sony A80JFrom $1,698Amazon & Various Other Retailers
LG C1 OLEDFrom $1,496Amazon & Various Other Retailers
LG G1 OLEDFrom $1,896Amazon & Various Other Retailers
Hisense U8GFrom $899Amazon & Various Other Retailers
LG CX OLEDFrom $1,296Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Walmart
Samsung QN90A QLEDFrom $1,298Amazon, ABT, Best Buy
Hisense H9 Quantum SeriesFrom $749Amazon, Best Buy
Vizio M-Series QuantumFrom $438Amazon, Walmart
Sony Z8HFrom $3,998Amazon, B&H, Best Buy

Best TVs for the Xbox Series X and PS5 – List

While the above table is a more simplistic list of each TV we’ve selected, every TV can also be found below. Instead of just listing the models of the best TVs for the Xbox Series X and PS5 along with links to buy and what they cost, we’ve also put out some short descriptions that explain why we chose these TVs.

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Most of these options will come with support for VRR (Variable Refresh Rate, which you probably should be considering), and a native refresh rate of at least 120Hz. All the TVs vary in price range as well, and we aren’t limiting our selections to just 65-inch models.

All the prices listed are the starting costs of each model as well. Which in most cases is going to mean the smallest display out of all available options. Generally around 48-inches or 49-inches.

TCL 6 Series

TCL 6 Series

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We’re kicking things off with the 6 Series TVs from TCL. Aside from being a smart TV running on the Roku TV technology, the TCL 6 Series 2020 model features 4K UHD resolution, and QLED technology which will help pictures display with brighter colors.

It also supports up to 120 fps for the refresh rate. Though it is important to note, that 120 will only be supported for 1440p and 1080p. As long as you have the Game Mode enabled. If you’re gaming in 4K, the refresh rate drops to 60 fps. So that’s something to keep in mind.

Having said that, the TV does support VRR, which is going to be available on the Xbox Series X and PS5 if the user has a TV that also supports it, making this one of the best TVs to have for either console.

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This is also one of the better priced TVs on this list, so if price is a factor for you, this might be one of the best options for taking advantage of all the new visual benefits of each new console. and without spending thousands of dollars.

Sony A80J

Sony Bravia XR PS5 TV Features

If you’re going with a PS5, then you may want to keep the TV brand in-house. Sony’s new A80J TV comes in a few different sizes and offers features specifically designed to take advantage of the PS5.

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Specifically, the A80J and A90J, as well as a few more new 2021 Sony Bravia XR models, feature things like Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode to make the most of your gaming experiences on PS5.

They also come with 4K panels, HDMI 2.1 support (there are two ports), and Variable Refresh Rate once Sony gets around to sending out the update that enables it.

LG C1 OLED

LG C1 OLED

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If you’re looking for a TV with low input lag, consider the LG C1 OLED series. It comes in variable sizes starting at 48-inches, features like FreeSync, HDR Forum Variable Refresh Rate, G-SYNC, four HDMI 2.1 ports, and 4K resolution.

Like LG’s NanoCell series TVs, this model of TV should deliver some really solid performance for gaming.

LG G1 OLED

LG G1 OLED

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The G1 OLED is the slightly more high-end version of the C1 OLED, so you’re getting a lot of the same features here. Such as the low input lag that LG claims for almost all of its gaming-centric TVs.

It also features support for HDMI 2.1, Variable Refresh Rate, it has the Gaming Optimizer mode, and it’s using a brighter panel. Though it does have a more expensive entry point. So you’re probably better off with the C1 if you can get your hands on one, as you’ll likely save hundreds on it compared to the G1 series. Still, this is a pretty good gaming TV for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Hisense U8G

Hisense U8G

Hisense has been making some great TVs for gaming these days and that includes for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. One of our favorites for the new consoles is the U8G, which can be picked up for as little as $899 at its regular MSRP. It’s a 4K smart TV with Android TV and support for Alexa.

But more importantly on the gaming side of things for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, it features a pretty low input lag, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support, Variable Refresh Rate, and Auto Low Latency Mode. It doesn’t appear to support HDMI 2.1 though. Which means you likely can’t play games at 120Hz. Still, it’s an excellent choice for gaming.

LG CX OLED

LG CX OLED

There are more than a few features that matter when it comes to picking a TV for gaming. One of the best TVs, if not the best tv for gaming on the Xbox Series X and PS5, is the LG CX OLED series TV.

Not only does it come with VRR, 4K resolution, a refresh rate of 120 fps, and a bright and colorful display panel, but it has a really good input lag. The lower the input lag, the less time it takes for what you press on your controller to be visibly displayed on the TV screen.

You’re looking at around 13.6ms for both 1080p and 4K resolutions when you’re in Game Mode. So no matter which one you use at any given time the input lag for your gaming session will be low.

That’s a huge benefit, though all of that and the other features do make this TV a bit more expensive. Worth keeping in mind is that the price we have listed here is for the 55-inch model. If you want one that has a larger screen, the price jumps up significantly.

That of course isn’t the lowest input lag on this list.

Samsung QN90A QLED

Samsung QN90A QLED

 

Samsung TVs have a reputation for being high quality in many cases, and it’s no different here with the QN90A QLED series of TVs. They start with a 43-inch panel and go up to 85-inches if you want go really big.

When it comes to gaming, you’re looking at excellent HDR gaming capabilities, as well as Variable Refresh Rate, HDMI 2.1 support in one of the ports, and a really low input lag. It has has a really high peak brightness which makes it easier to see in brightly lit rooms during the day.

Hisense H9 Quantum Series

Hisense H9 Quantum Series

This is the only TV on this list which doesn’t support VRR. So if you want a TV that has that then there are better options that we’ve chosen. That being said, the H9 Quantum does come in a 55-inch size and it has a 120Hz refresh rate.

So it at least has that. It’s also pretty affordable at $699.

If you’re looking to get into something that’s 4K UHD and comes with a 120Hz refresh rate then you can’t go wrong here.

Vizio M-Series Quantum

Vizio M Series Quantum

At around $438 starting, the M-Series Quantum from Vizio is a cheap buy. Especially compared to most of the other TVs on this list. And that’s part of what makes it such a good option for a TV for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. That is if you’re looking to get a new TV for either or both of those consoles.

While it might not have all of the next-generation gaming features to make the most of the experience, it’s worth noting that many of those still can’t be taken advantage of. PS5 and Xbox Series X games still don’t offer 120fps. And there aren’t going to be any 8K PS5 or Xbox Series X games anytime soon.

Sony Z8H

Sony Z8H

Rounding out this list is the big boy from Sony. This is Sony’s top-tier TV for the PS5 with an 8K HDR panel along with the same Game Mode features that are found on the X900H.

That means a 120 refresh rate, VRR, and more. Worth noting is that the VRR is not going to be available on the TV right away. Just like with the X900H, Sony is sending this out with an update to the software. If they have the same time frame for release, then owners can probably expect the update that enables VRR to come around at a later date.

This is unfortunate given that the PS5 launches on November 12. But at least the 120 fps should be available for the PS5 right out of the box.

All that side, this is one of a handful of 8K TVs out there on the market. So that alone is going to make this a fairly expensive TV to pick up just for gaming. Especially when you consider all the other options on here that can play games just as well.

What you’re paying for is the 8K capabilities. And right now there aren’t going to be any games that have 8K output. If you want to stick with Sony, the X900H is a great option, and it probably has much better input lag times if Sony’s own numbers are accurate.