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Best 4k HDR Gaming TVs - Fall 2017
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Best HDR Gaming TVs

Mostly thanks to the new generation of HDR capable consoles like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, most games released now feature HDR. In previous years, earlier HDR TVs often had bugs that caused their input lag to rise when displaying HDR content. Fortunately, models released in 2017 showed refinements that solved most of these issues keeping the amount of latency similar between SDR and HDR games.

So far, we've tested 35 TVs in 2017 and below are our recommendations for the best HDR gaming TVs to purchase this fall. 

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
8.5 HDR 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 HDR gaming TV we've tested is the LG B7 4K OLED. Like the similar C7, it combines the best image quality currently available with a low input lag and excellent motion making it a complete HDR gaming package.

The most important factor for gaming is latency, and with only 21ms of it in HDR, the LG B7A is responsive enough to suit even more competitive gamers. OLED TVs, unlike standard LED/LCD TVs like the Samsung Q9F can display perfect blacks thanks to their ability to completely shut off individual pixels. This has a big impact on picture quality, and it allows OLEDs to produce an image with more depth and a crispness which can't be found elsewhere. In addition to this, OLEDs TVs have an insignificant amount of motion blur, so fast movements commonly found in video games look fluid and clear.

While it does have some temporary image retention, the LG B7A remains the best TV for HDR gaming for most people thanks to its high performance and reasonable price.

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Brighter Alternative

55" 65"

If the image retention is an issue for you or if you simply want a brighter TV, go for the Sony X930E 4k LED TV. It gets significantly brighter than the B7A and has about the same low input lag in HDR. However, it lacks the advantages of OLEDs like their wide viewing angle.

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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
8.1 HDR 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 models 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. While its great picture quality and motion give it a lot of versatility, its low input lag of 34ms make it a good fit for most gamers.

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Best Budget 4k HDR Gaming TV

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  • 1.1: Summer 2017
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  • 0.8: Winter 2013
8.2 HDR 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.
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The best budget TV we've tested for HDR gaming is the TCL P607 4k Roku TV. The P Series comes packaged with a slew of HDR features usually not found on budget TVs, while also having one of the lowest input lag we've tested. It isn't as versatile or well-built as our mid-range pick, but it offers a lot of value and is a very good budget TV.

It performs well in all the HDR related metrics: it gets bright, can reproduce a wide gamut of colors and has a good overall picture quality. At 14.2 ms, its input lag is lower in HDR than most TVs in SDR, which combined with its low motion blur makes for a great gaming experience.

While it doesn't quite match high-end HDR TVs, the P-Series offers a lot of bang for the buck and is especially good for HDR gaming, making it a great budget recommendation.

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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 its HDR capabilities are less impressive, but it has the same low input lag found on the P Series.

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Notable Mentions

  • Vizio P Series 2017. 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 less casual 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 with a worse handling of motion. 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
  • LG C7. Great OLED TV, but almost identical to the cheaper B7. 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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