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Best 4k HDR Gaming TVs - Summer 2017
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HDR games are a lot more common now. New releases from HDR consoles (PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and the newly announced Xbox One X), as well as PC games, tend to support it, making HDR content a lot more accessible than before. 2017 showed good refinement with HDR gaming since TVs from previous years would often have an input lag bump when displaying HDR content. This is mostly a non-issue with newer models, so they remain responsive with both standard and HDR games.

Best 4k HDR Gaming TV

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  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
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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 we've tested for HDR gaming is the LG C7 OLED TV. It offers both the best HDR picture quality available today as well as some of the lowest input lag found in TVs. The picture quality of OLED TVs is unmatched by standard LED/LCD TVs like the Samsung Q9F, and the C7 is the best one we've reviewed.

It's the cheapest widely available OLED TV released in 2017, but its picture quality is the same as more expensive models like the Sony A1E. Thanks to its almost instant response time, 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.  Overall, if you don't mind not having the brightest TV currently available, the LG C7 is the best TV for HDR Gaming available today.

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Brighter Alternative

55" 65"

For something a little cheaper than OLED or if you simply want a brighter TV, we recommend the Sony X930E LED TV. It's the best LED TV we've tested this year and it performs very well in HDR thanks to its very high brightness and low input lag.

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Best Mid-Range 4k HDR Gaming TV

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  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
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.
49" 55" 65" 75"

For something close in performance to the Sony X930E but at a more reasonable price, we recommend the Sony X900E 4K LED TV. It doesn't get quite as bright as the more expensive model in Sony's line of products, but it still provides great picture quality and a good HDR gaming experience.

Compared to similarly priced competitors like the Samsung MU8000 and the LG SJ8500, the Sony has both better picture quality and higher brightness, thanks to its good local dimming which greatly enhances blacks and contrast. Its input lag is quite good too: at 34ms in HDR, it's one of the best TVs available and will suit most gamers.

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Best Budget 4k HDR Gaming TV

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  • 0.8: Winter 2013
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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.
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For a cheaper option, we recommend the TCL P607. Nicknamed P-Series, this is the best budget HDR gaming TV and it features a good local dimming as well as a slew of HDR features like a wide color gamut unusual for its price range. It isn't as versatile as the Sony X900E and doesn't have as nice of a build, but it's an excellent performer.

The P-Series' entire package seems aimed at being one of the best HDR gaming TVs. It covers all the bases thanks to its exceptionally low input lag in HDR and low motion blur. The P607 has a great picture quality too, and it gets bright enough to showcase bright highlights well and give a good HDR effect.

Overall, if you're looking for a good HDR gaming TV but don't want to spend big bucks on the high-end models, the TCL P607 is the best one around.

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Cheaper Alternative

43" 49" 55" 65"

If you're on a tighter budget, go for the TCL S405 instead. It doesn't get as bright as the TCL P607, and it lacks more advanced HDR features like a wide color gamut, but it still supports HDR with the same low input lag found on the P Series.

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Notable Mentions

  • 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
  • Samsung KS8000. Great HDR gaming tv, but pretty hard to find now. See our review
  • LG B6. Very good OLED TV for HDR gaming but might be a little difficult to buy nowadays. See our review
  • Sony Z9D. Great TV overall, but a bit expensive for no better an HDR Gaming experience than the X930E. See our review
  • Sony X940E. Very good TV for HDR gaming, but essentially a larger version of the X930E. See our review
  • Samsung MU8000. Performs well in HDR gaming, but the Sony X900E offers a better deal for the same price. See our review

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).

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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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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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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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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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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