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The 8 Best 4k HDR Gaming TVs - Summer 2019
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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 2019. 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 C9 OLED

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
    9.1
    HDR Gaming
    Type : OLED
    Sub-Type
    :
    WRGB
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 55"

    The LG C9 OLED is the best TV for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro gaming that we've tested so far. This remarkable OLED TV combines incredible picture quality with impressive gaming performance and comes with some great additional gaming features. Although it can't get as bright as some LED TVs in HDR, this isn't a significant issue with games, as most HDR games have an option to adjust the game to match your TV's peak brightness.

    Beyond the extremely low input lag and nearly-instantaneous response time, this TV also has some great extra features, including support for HDMI 2.1, as well as HDMI Forum's new variable refresh rate technology. It's also expected to support 4k @ 120Hz with a future firmware update. Although none of these features are very useful now, as few devices support them, it makes this TV an incredibly future-proof choice, as the next generation of gaming consoles are expected to support these features.

    Unfortunately, like all OLEDs, it has the risk of temporary image retention and permanent burn-in when exposed to static images for extended periods. However, we don't expect this to be an issue for most people with varied enough usage. Overall, this is an outstanding TV that also delivers excellent HDR gaming performance.

    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 C9, 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 C9 OLED; however, if you're concerned about burn-in and won't miss the perfect blacks, get the Samsung Q80R.

    See our review

  3. Cheaper Alternative: Vizio P Series Quantum 2018

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

    If the possibility of burn-in on the LG C9 OLED concerns you and you want something cheaper than the Samsung Q80/Q80R QLED, check out the Vizio P Series Quantum 2018. This impressive LED TV delivers an excellent HDR gaming experience, without the possibility of burn-in. It doesn't look quite as good as the LG in a dark room and it has higher 4k HDR input lag, but it's a lot brighter than the LG 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.

    See our review

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

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
    8.5
    HDR Gaming
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 55"

    If you care about color accuracy and want a TV with better pre-calibration color accuracy than the Samsung Q80/Q80R QLED, check out the Sony X950G. It's the TV with the best pre-calibration color accuracy. The Sony's VA panel will deliver deep blacks in a dark room, but it lacks the Samsung's FreeSync support or the Vizio P Series Quantum 2018's extremely low input lag.

    On the upside, the Sony is an impressive TV with great picture quality that can get very bright, which is great for bright environments. It has an impressive HDR performance and can display vivid colors thanks to its wide color gamut. When you play games in 4k HDR mode, the input lag is very low, offering a responsive gaming experience. It has remarkable motion handling, with a crisp image with very little blur even when displaying fast-moving content.

    Overall, this is a great TV with impressive HDR gaming performance.

    See our review

  5. Cheaper Alternative: Vizio P Series 2018

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

    If you find the Sony X950G too expensive, we recommend the Vizio P Series 2018, although it may be hard to find in stock. It can't get as bright as the Sony, and you might experience a little banding in smooth gradients. That said, it's very good for HDR content with bright images, lively colors, and highlights that pop. It's very responsive due to its low input lag and it'll keep most gamers happy with its performance.

    If you care about color accuracy get the Sony X950G; otherwise, the Vizio P Series 2018 will save you some cash for small compromises in quality.

    See our review

  6. Alternative With Lower Input Lag: Samsung RU8000

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

    If you want a TV with more gaming features than the Sony X950G, then get the Samsung RU8000. You won't get the excellent HDR picture quality or the same dark room performance of the Sony. On the upside, this TV has a lower input lag and is very responsive. HDR content is displayed well due to the good brightness levels and wide color gamut. It also supports AMD's FreeSync, auto low latency, and low input lag with motion interpolation to improve motion in older games.

    If you want the best color accuracy and want the best dark room performance, the Sony X950G is the way to go; otherwise, the Samsung RU8000 is great for a more responsive gaming experience.

    See our review

  7. Best Budget 4k HDR Gaming TV: TCL 6 Series/R617 2018

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
    8.4
    HDR Gaming
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 55"

    If you find the Sony X950G expensive, the best TV for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro gaming in the budget category is the TCL 6 Series/R617 2018. With the TCL, you're more likely to experience uniformity issues, and the picture quality, although still good, is not as impressive.

    On the upside, this TV can get very bright. It displays HDR content with rich colors and bright highlights. It has good local dimming and good native contrast ratio, which is great for dim rooms as blacks are deep. It also has an excellent low input lag, and the wide color gamut allows it to produce more saturated colors than the Vizio M Series 2018.

    Overall, this is a very good TV that will satisfy viewers for most uses, including HDR gaming.

    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/R617 2018, then 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. 

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony A9F OLED: An outstanding OLED TV, but very expensive; the LG C9 is a better pick. See our review
  • LG B8 OLED: An excellent OLED TV for HDR gaming, but the C9 is better and more advanced. See our review
  • Samsung Q90/Q90R QLED: Excellent HDR gaming TV, but the Q80R is cheaper for similar performance. See our review
  • Sony Z9F: Great TV overall, but very expensive for the performance. See our review
  • Samsung NU8000: Great TV, better than the RU8000, but is harder to find. See our review
  • Sony X900F: Great TV, very similar to the X950G. It's becoming harder to find. See our review
  • TCL 4 Series/S425 2019: Decent TV, but the H8F is better. See our review
  • Vizio P Series Quantum X 2019: Excellent TV, but not worth the price difference over the 2018 P Series Quantum. 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.

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