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The 5 Best 120Hz TVs - Winter 2023 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 375 TVs over the last nine years, 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 best 120Hz TV we've tested is the Samsung S95B OLED. It's an incredible TV with fantastic picture quality and great gaming features. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four of its HDMI ports, meaning you can take full advantage of multiple 4k @ 120Hz sources, like a PS5, Xbox Series X, or recent PC graphics card. It has a near-instantaneous response time that delivers a fantastic gaming experience, with no distracting ghosting or motion blur around fast-moving objects. You can react quickly to the action on-screen thanks to its incredibly low input lag, and it also supports some advanced gaming features like FreeSync variable refresh rate technology to reduce tearing.

    It looks amazing in a dark room, as bright highlights in HDR content stand out incredibly well, with no distracting blooming or haloing around bright areas of the scene. Combined with its incredibly wide color gamut and great color volume, games in HDR look incredibly vivid and lifelike.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range TV

    If you're in a bright room and don't need the perfect blacks of the Samsung S95B OLED, then a Mini LED TV with higher peak brightness, like the Samsung QN90B QLED, is a better choice. It's an impressive TV that still delivers impressive picture quality with incredibly high peak brightness making it a better choice for a bright living room. It has nearly identical features to the S95B, with the same great selection of gaming features, including HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four inputs.

    It's available in a very wide range of sizes, from a 43-inch size that's great for a bedroom or office up to a massive 85-inch model for the ultimate home theater experience. All sizes deliver the same incredible picture quality, with a wide viewing angle, deep blacks, and a wide color gamut for HDR content. It runs Samsung's Tizen OS smart interface, which has a great selection of streaming apps and is very easy to use.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range 4k TV

    The LG C2 OLED is the best mid-range 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's a bit worse than the Samsung S95B OLED, though, as colors aren't as bright and vibrant, so HDR content doesn't stand out as much.

    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

  4. Best Lower Mid-Range 120Hz TV

    The best lower 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

  5. Best Budget 120Hz TV

    The best 4k 120Hz TV in the budget category we've tested is the Hisense U7H. It's a great TV with a 120Hz refresh rate and a great selection of gaming features. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its HDMI inputs, meaning you can take full advantage of the new-gen consoles. Like most budget TVs, 4k @ 120Hz signals aren't displayed perfectly, but this isn't noticeable when gaming.

    It delivers great picture quality thanks to its high peak brightness, excellent contrast, and good full array local dimming feature. It has a wide color gamut and good peak brightness in HDR, so HDR games look incredibly vivid and lifelike. It has a much slower response time than the Hisense U8H, though, so you'll see more blur behind fast-moving objects in games, and it has worse reflection handling, so it's not as good in a bright room.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony A95K OLED: The Sony A95K OLED delivers a similar experience to the Samsung S95B OLED, as they share the same underlying panel technology. The Sony offers Dolby Vision support and better processing, so you'll enjoy a more accurate movie-watching experience, but it's not worth the significant price difference for most users. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 20, 2023: Verified our picks for accuracy and consistency, and refreshed the text.

  2. Nov 22, 2022: Completely restructured the article, replacing all 2021 models with their 2022 equivalents. Added the Samsung S95B OLED as the best overall.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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.