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Best 4k HDR Gaming TVs - Spring 2017
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Since both console and PC games are coming out with HDR support, selecting a TV with good handling of it is pretty important. Almost all of the TVs coming out in 2017 have a basic support of HDR, but not all of them enable it without cost. A common issue that 2016 models had was an increase in input lag while displaying HDR content. While that isn't an issue with movies, it is critical with games (PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and the newly announced Xbox One X). Unfortunately, not all manufacturers managed to fix this problem. 2017 models are available now, but they tend to come with exorbitant prices this early in the year, so we still mostly recommend 2016 models for the coming months. 

Best 4k HDR Gaming TV

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8.6HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
55" 65"

The best 4k TV for gaming is the LG B6 OLED TV. It offers the best HDR gaming experience available today. OLED TVs have a definite picture quality advantage, and the LG B6 is no exception. It's the cheapest model available and it performs as well as the most expensive one in the range (differences between the models are mostly design ones). Input lag is low with both HDR and SDR games, and the motion is excellent. Faster paced games are responsive and show no trails that might reduce clarity, which makes this the best TV for PS4 Pro and Xbox Project Scorpio.

It isn't perfect since some brighter scenes force the TV to dim its image, but most people won't notice this, and the overall performance strongly outweighs this con.

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Best Mid-Range 4k HDR Gaming TV

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8.5HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
49" 55" 65" 75"

If you want to spend a little less money, get the Sony X900E 4k LED TV. It isn't OLED, but it is still a great TV.

It's one of the best LED TVs money can buy, and it is very difficult to beat in its price range. Picture quality is very god, which in combination with the great input lag and motion make the X900E one of the best HDR Gaming TVs. Most people will be pleased with this TV over OLEDs, since the biggest benefit of the B6 will be seen in pitch black environments. As long as there is some light in the room, the X900E will perform very closely.

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Best Budget 4k HDR Gaming TV

No real budget TVs support HDR since it is still somewhat of a premium feature. For those looking for something cheaper than what high-end models ask for, there are still some options available. 

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8.1HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
43" 49"

Amongst more budget friendly options, the Sony X800D is the best 4k TV for gaming. It's one of the rare models in this price range that support both a wide color gamut and 10 bits of color depth. This allows it to display brighter and more vivid colors as well as gradations such as skies without any visible stepping. It doesn't have a high input lag either at around 30ms. Most gamers, even demanding ones, should be fine with it.

It does fall short of more expensive models in a few aspects. Its biggest downside is its limited light output: it isn't bad, but HDR greatly benefits from TVs being able to reach high peaks of brightness. Unfortunately, this is still a feature reserved for more expensive models. It is also only found in a limited set of sizes, so if you're looking for something larger than 49 inches, the X800D is not the best choice. If the size limitation isn't a big deal to you, the X800D is the best pick for a less expensive HDR gaming TV.

 

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Runner-Up

50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 80"

If you're looking for something a bit bigger, look for the Vizio M series 2016 4k UHD TV. It doesn't have wide color gamut or 10 bits of color, and its input lag is a bit worse than the Sony, but more casual players should still be pleased by its performance.

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All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best gaming HDR TVs to buy for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

A few examples of HDR TVs that didn't make the cut:

  • Vizio P Series 2016. While it has some excellent input lag for SDR gaming, the HDR capable ports have higher input lag that renders this TV less suitable for more competitive gamers. See our review
  • Sony X930E. Great TV but, it's a lot more expensive than the X900E for not much more. See our review
  • Samsung KS8000. Great HDR gaming tv, but pretty hard to find now. See our review

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of TVs that support HDR. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them. 

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First off I really appreciate this site, I purchased my first 4K tv because of this site.. But my questions are 1. I already have the (SONY X800D) but I'm concern if this tv can really still do HDR while game mode is on? 2. For that price range do you think this is a good HDR/4K tv for the new ps4 pro? 3. When using the (SONY-X800D) how do you get the TV to show if your viewing 4K content?
Yes it can. The 43" X800D is our top recommendation for HDR gaming on a more strict budget. The 49" variation is a little different, as it has a lower native contrast ratio but better picture quality at an angle. If you are gaming in a dark room then the KU7000 is a slightly better choice in the 49" size for about the same price. Press the 'DISPLAY' button on the remote for resolution information about the current source.
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Hi, Between these two models(Samsung JU7100 [40"] & Sony X800D [43"]) which one is better for HDR Gaming and Gaming in general?
Since we don't have in our lab anymore the Samsung JU7100, we could not test the input lag in 4k and 4k/HDR, so it is a bit hard to say which one would be the best for gaming. But we can say without a doubt that the Sony X800D is an excellent choice.
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How's the Samsung KU6270 in 4K with HDR for gaming?
The KU6270 is very similar to the KU6300, it just lacks bluetooth. The KU6300 is good for HDR gaming due to its low input lag and good response time, although it doesn't have a wide enough color gamut to fully show HDR colors. We expect the KU6270 to be similar.
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In your review, you said that the color on the Samsung JU7100 is distorted at an angle. Do you have information on the angle at which the distortion becomes noticeable?
We consider the JU7100 good until about 19 degrees. You can see more information here.
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Hello I have a XBR65X930C and I would like your opinion on the input lag in HDR mode for video games, because I consider replacing my Xbox One by the Xbox One S. Thank you.
We have just updated our input lag results for this TV, since it got a firmware update that reduce a lot the input lag in 4k and HDR. Even if it was reduced a lot, the input lag under 4k HDR is around 59ms, which is a bit high even for casual games.
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