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The 8 Best 4k HDR Gaming TVs - Spring 2020
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The demand for 4k TVs with HDR gaming capabilities is rising. The support of HDR gaming that PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X provide guarantees that this will be a one-way road. Since 2018, almost all the TVs we tested support HDR and have low input lag to attract gamers.

We've reviewed more than 70 TVs and below are our recommendations for the best TVs for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro you can buy in 2020. You can also find our picks for the best gaming TVs, the best gaming headphones, and the best gaming monitors.


  1. Best 4k HDR Gaming TV: LG B9 OLED

    Test Methodology v1.4
    9.0
    HDR Gaming
    Type OLED
    Sub-Type
    WRGB
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 55"

    The best TV for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro gaming we've tested so far is the LG B9. It's an excellent TV that delivers an outstanding picture quality, just like all OLEDs. It delivers an exceptional HDR gaming performance even though it can't get too bright in HDR. This isn't as much of an issue for gaming, thanks to an option most HDR games have that allows them to adjust the game to match your TV's peak brightness. This TV (just like the LG C9 OLED and the LG E9 OLED, which are more expensive) has a remarkably low input lag and a nearly-instantaneous response time for a responsive gaming experience with crisp motion. The TV is equipped with support for HDMI 2.1 and HDMI Forum's new variable refresh rate technology and is also expected to support 4k @ 120Hz. Even though these features currently don't add much, they make the TV an excellent future-proof choice, ready for the next generation of gaming consoles.

    Although we don't expect most people with varied enough usage to experience it, this TV, just like all OLEDs, has the risk of temporary image retention and permanent burn-in when exposed to static images for extended periods.

    Overall, this is the best 4k HDR TV for gaming and will make you happy.

    See our review

  2. LED Alternative: Samsung Q80/Q80R QLED

    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 55"

    If you're concerned about the burn-in risk with the LG B9 OLED, the Samsung Q80/Q80R QLED is the best LED TV for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro gaming that we've tested so far. You won't get the same perfect blacks as the LG, but the Samsung has an outstanding picture quality thanks to its deep blacks, excellent peak brightness, and wide color gamut. Gamers will appreciate the excellent response time and the remarkably low input lag in HDR. This TV supports AMD's FreeSync for nearly tear-free gaming and has the new 'Ultra Viewing Angle' technology, which maintains an accurate image for wider viewing angles.

    Overall, if you want the best picture quality out there, get the LG; however, if you're concerned about burn-in and won't miss the perfect blacks, get the Samsung, one of the best TVs for PS4 Pro.

    See our review

  3. Cheaper Alternative: Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019

    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 65"

    If the possibility of burn-in on the LG B9 OLED concerns you and you want something cheaper than the Samsung Q80/Q80R QLED, check out the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019. It's an excellent LED TV that delivers excellent HDR gaming performance without the risk of burn-in. It can't deliver the same perfect blacks as the LG in a dark room, and it has a higher 4k HDR input lag, but it's a lot brighter and has one of the widest color gamuts we've ever measured.

    If you want the best HDR gaming experience out there, get the LG; if you want to save some money with little compromise in picture quality and don't need the same dark room performance, get the Vizio, one of the best 4k HDR gaming TVs.

    See our review

  4. Best Color Accuracy TV For 4k HDR Gaming: Sony X950G

    Test Methodology v1.4
    8.5
    HDR Gaming
    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 55"

    If you want accurate color reproduction and you don't plan on calibrating your TV, get the Sony X950G, the TV with the best out-of-the-box color accuracy. This TV can deliver a great picture quality thanks to its high contrast ratio and outstanding motion handling. The combination of the TV's incredible peak brightness and its good wide color gamut make HDR content look amazing, with vibrant colors that pop. It has a local dimming feature that performs decently well, but there's some blooming around bright objects in dark scenes and around subtitles as well. Although the edges of the screen are noticeably darker, the center of the screen is very uniform, with almost no sign of dirty screen effect.

    Since this TV runs on Android, you have access to a vast amount of apps through the Google Play Store. The Google Assistant is also built-in and you can use your voice to control the TV or ask questions; however, it can't search for specific content within an app like Netflix. Input lag is low and suitable for most casual gamers, though it may be a bit too high for competitive gaming. Unfortunately, like most VA panels, viewing angles on this TV are poor. Images look washed out from the side, so it's not ideal for large rooms. The larger variants (75" or above) of this TV have an 'X-Wide Angle' layer that improves viewing angles, but at the cost of contrast ratio.

    If you care about color accuracy and you don't mind the poor viewing angles of the smaller variants, this TV is a great choice.

    See our review

  5. Alternative With Lower Input Lag: Samsung Q70/Q70R QLED

    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 55"

    If you need a TV with lower input lag, consider the Samsung Q70/Q70R QLED. Like the Sony X950G, this TV has very good out-of-the-box color accuracy, and it has an incredibly low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. Furthermore, this TV supports FreeSync variable refresh rate to reduce screen tearing, and its 'Auto Low Latency Mode' lets you start gaming right away without having to manually change the picture mode. Contrast ratio and black uniformity are both exceptional, which is great for dark room viewing, and the TV can get very bright, enough to overcome glare in a well-lit room and to provide a good HDR experience. Sadly, viewing angles are poor, but that's expected of most VA panels.

    Overall, the Sony has a more accurate color reproduction, but if you need the lowest input lag, get the Samsung.

    See our review

  6. Cheaper Alternative: Vizio P Series Quantum 2019

    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 65"

    If you're looking for something a bit cheaper, take a look at the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019. Its color accuracy isn't as good as the Sony X950G, but it's still decent. It also has an outstanding wide color gamut to produce dark, saturated colors, and its excellent contrast ratio and good black uniformity make it a great choice for dark room viewing. Motion handling is superb, and there's an optional black frame insertion feature to help reduce the appearance of motion blur. Gamers will be happy to hear that it has very low input lag and the panel has a 120Hz refresh rate, however, there's no support for any variable refresh rate technology.

    If color accuracy is more important, go with the Sony; otherwise, the Vizio is a great alternative that can save you some money.

    See our review

  7. Best Budget 4k HDR Gaming TV: TCL 6 Series/R625 2019

    Test Methodology v1.4
    8.6
    HDR Gaming
    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 65"

    If you want a cheaper TV than the Sony X950G but still want an excellent HDR gaming performance, the best TV for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro gaming in the budget category is the TCL 6 Series/R625 2019. It doesn't have the Sony's excellent response time, and fast-moving content has a little more blur trail and reflection handling isn't as good. On the upside, the TCL can get very bright and displays HDR content with rich colors and bright highlights thanks to its wide color gamut and great HDR peak brightness. The input lag is very low and gives the TV a very responsive feeling when gaming.

    Unfortunately, just like most VA panel TVs, the image degrades at an angle. You're also more likely to experience uniformity issues with this TV.

    Overall, this is an excellent TV for HDR gaming on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, but it'll also perform very well in other uses.

    See our review

  8. Cheaper Alternative: Hisense H8F

    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 55"

    If you want an even cheaper TV than the TCL 6 Series/R625 2019, get the Hisense H8F. You won't get the same brightness or motion handling as the TCL, but HDR gaming is almost as good due to the low input lag that makes the TV very responsive. This TV delivers great dark room performance and displays HDR content with lively colors thanks to its wide color gamut.

    Overall, if you're looking for something specifically for HDR gaming and need the motion handling, get the TCL; otherwise, the Hisense is almost as good for less money and is still one of the best TVs for PS4 Pro gaming.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony A9F OLED: The Sony A9F is an outstanding OLED TV, but very expensive; the LG C9 is a better pick. See our review
  • LG B8 OLED: The LG B8 is an excellent OLED TV for HDR gaming, but the B9 is better and more advanced. See our review
  • Samsung Q90/Q90R QLED: The Samsung Q90R is an excellent HDR gaming TV,┬ábut the Q80R is cheaper for similar performance. See our review
  • Sony Z9F: The Sony Z9F is a great TV overall, but very expensive for the performance. See our review
  • Samsung NU8000: The Samsung NU8000 is a great TV; better than the RU8000, but harder to find. See our review
  • Sony X900F: The Sony X900F is a great TV, very similar to the X950G. It's becoming harder to find. See our review
  • TCL 4 Series 2019: The TCL 4 Series 2019 is a decent TV, but the H8F is better. See our review
  • Vizio P Series Quantum 2018: The Vizio P Series Quantum 2018 is an excellent TV. Get this over the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019 if the price is right. See our review
  • Samsung RU8000: The Samsung RU8000 is a very good TV. Get this if all you care about is gaming, and you want to save money over the Samsung Q70R. See our review
  • TCL 6 Series 2018: The TCL 6 Series 2018 is a great TV, but hard to find. Very similar to the TCL R625. Get whichever is cheaper. See our review

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best 4k HDR TVs for gaming 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.

Recent Updates

03/03/2020: Minor text and structure changes, no change to recommendations.

10/31/2019: Replaced the LG C9 with the LG B9, the Vizio P Series Quantum 2018 with the Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019, the Vizio P Series 2018 with the Vizio P Series 2019, the Samsung RU8000 with the Samsung Q70R, the TCL 6 Series 2018 with TCL 6 Series 2019 R625, and made changes to text for clarity.

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