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The 5 Best 120Hz TVs - Fall 2022 Reviews

Best 120Hz TVs

As more gamers are starting to use their TVs to play fast-paced games, TV manufacturers have to find ways to deliver the best gaming experience possible. Many TVs are starting to come out with fast refresh rates so that the screen draws a new image more often. TVs with a 120Hz refresh rate can help deliver a great gaming experience, and most of them are ideal for console gaming because they have HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for high-frame-rate games. While 120Hz TVs are mainly beneficial for gamers, you should look for a 120Hz TV if you like the 'Soap Opera Effect' while watching movies or TV shows. You can learn more about a TV's refresh rate here.

We've bought and tested more than 365 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best TVs you can buy that have a native 120Hz refresh rate. Also see our recommendations for the best gaming TVs, the best TVs for the Xbox Series X, and the best TVs for PS5.

  1. Best 120Hz TV

    The LG C2 OLED is the best TV with a 120Hz refresh rate that we've tested. It's an excellent TV that delivers exceptional picture quality. Its OLED panel delivers deep, inky blacks, with perfect uniformity and no distracting blooming around bright objects. Its near-infinite contrast ratio allows it to display bright highlights right next to deep blacks, creating an incredibly immersive and realistic viewing experience.

    It has a great selection of gaming features, including variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four of its HDMI inputs, meaning you can play 4k games up to 120 fps without any issue from the Xbox Series X and PS5. Its nearly-instantaneous response time delivers an incredible advantage for competitive gamers, as there's no noticeable motion blur behind fast-moving objects. Combined with its extremely low input lag, it's also the best 4k 120Hz TV for gaming.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range 120Hz TV

    The best mid-range 120Hz TV we've tested is the Hisense U8H. It's an excellent TV all-around and gets incredibly bright, making it an amazing choice for a bright room. It delivers impressive picture quality, with a fantastic contrast ratio that delivers deep, uniform blacks in a dark room, and an impressive Mini LED local dimming feature that improves contrast significantly. HDR content looks amazing, thanks to its wide color gamut and exceptional peak brightness in HDR.

    It has two HDMI 2.1 ports, which allow it to take full advantage of the Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles. It supports 4k @ 120Hz gaming and has an excellent response time, resulting in clear motion. It also has superb low input lag and a great selection of gaming features, including FreeSync support. It's not quite as versatile as the LG C2 OLED, though, as there's some blooming in dark scenes and more noticeable motion blur in some content.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget 120Hz TV

    If you still want a high refresh rate but don't want to break the bank, the best budget 120Hz TV we've tested is the Hisense U7G. It's a great TV overall, with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its HDMI ports, allowing for 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the Xbox Series S|X or PS5 consoles. It also supports variable refresh rate technology, ensuring a smooth, nearly tear-free gaming experience from either console or a PC, and it has low input lag, which is great for competitive gamers, as your actions will be perfectly in-sync with the action on screen.

    Unfortunately, it has worse picture quality than the Hisense U8H, as it doesn't get quite as bright and has a worse local dimming feature. It still looks great, though, with good peak brightness in HDR, a great HDR color gamut, and good gradient handling. Its motion interpolation feature performs pretty similarly to the U8H, helping to improve the appearance of motion when watching movies or TV shows.

    See our review

  4. Best HDR 120Hz TV

    The best 4k 120Hz TV we've tested in terms of HDR performance is the Sony A90J OLED. It's more expensive than the LG C2 OLED, but it delivers a more impactful HDR experience. It gets brighter in many scenes, delivering a brighter image that more accurately tracks the content creator's intent. It has a near-infinite contrast ratio that delivers impressive visuals, with bright highlights that stand out perfectly, with no blooming around bright objects in dark scenes. It has better processing than the LG, delivering smoother gradients with less banding in areas of similar color.

    It also has an impressive motion interpolation feature, which you can use to interpolate low frame rate movies up to 120Hz. It supports eARC, or enhanced audio return channel, meaning the TV can pass through high-quality, uncompressed audio from external sources, like a Blu-ray player, through to your connected soundbar or home theater system.

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  5. Best Bright Room 120Hz TV

    If you're placing your TV in a very bright environment, check out the Samsung QN90A QLED. It's an excellent TV with stunning picture quality and amazing gaming performance. It gets extremely bright, and its fantastic reflection handling can easily overcome glare in a bright room. It's also an excellent choice for outdoors, but it's not weather-proof, so you'll need an appropriate enclosure.

    Unlike the LG C2 OLED, it only has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on one HDMI port. While you can take full advantage of the Xbox Series X and PS5 with it, you can't connect both gaming consoles at once for high-frame-rate gaming since there's just one port. Motion looks smooth thanks to its quick response time, it has low input lag, and it has FreeSync VRR support to reduce screen tearing. Although you don't get the same perfect blacks as on an OLED, it still has an excellent contrast ratio, and its local dimming feature helps improve the native contrast ratio.

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Recent Updates

  1. Sep 23, 2022: Replaced the Hisense U8G with the new model, the Hisense U8H, as it's a noticeable upgrade over last year's model.

  2. Aug 17, 2022: Restructured the article to better match how users are searching for TVs. Replaced the Sony X90J with the Hisense U8G as the 'Best Mid-Range 120Hz TV', and removed Notable Mentions that are no longer relevant.

  3. May 06, 2022: Moved the Sony X90J to its own category as the 'Best Mid-Range TV'. Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency, and refreshed the text.

  4. Apr 13, 2022: Moved the Sony A90J OLED to its own category as 'Best For Motion Processing' for consistency, and added the Hisense U9DG to Notable Mentions.

  5. Mar 23, 2022: Replaced the Samsung QN85A with the Sony X90J because the Sony now has VRR support and renamed as 'Cheaper Alternative'; added the Sony X85J and the Sony X95J to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best TVs currently available with a 120Hz refresh rate. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.

If you would prefer the make your own decision, here is the list of all of our TV reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most TVs are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault TVs on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.