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
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.
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.
Best Mid-Range 4k HDR Gaming TV
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.
Best Budget 4k HDR Gaming TV
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.
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.
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
- 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
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.