The demand for 4k TVs with HDR gaming capabilities is rising. The support of HDR gaming that the PS4 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 80 TVs in the last two years and below are our recommendations for the best TVs for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro you can buy. You can also find our picks for the best gaming TVs, the best gaming headphones, and the best gaming monitors.
The best 4k HDR gaming TV we've tested so far is the LG B9. This is an excellent TV, and one of the best overall TVs on the market, packed with gaming features. As an OLED TV, it's able to produce perfect blacks, great for dark room gaming, and it has extremely wide viewing angles for when you want to use it for co-op gaming.
It has an 'Auto Low Latency' mode that detects when you're gaming so you don't have to manually switch to 'Game' mode every time you want to play. The input lag is incredibly low in this mode, responding to your actions quickly. The response time on this TV is nearly instantaneous, so motion looks clear without any blur behind fast-moving objects, and there's a black frame insertion feature to reduce any motion blur. It has a native refresh rate of 120Hz, and NVIDIA certifies it as G-SYNC compatible as a variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing in games.
Unfortunately, it doesn't get very bright in HDR, and as is the case with all OLED TVs, it has a risk of permanent burn-in. This could be a particular issue with static menus in games, but shouldn't be a problem in games with varied content. Regardless of this risk, this is an excellent TV that offers a fantastic HDR gaming experience, making it the best TV for Xbox One X we've tested so far.
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 HDR gaming that we've tested so far. You won't get the same perfect blacks as the LG, but it 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 variable refresh rate technology for nearly tear-free gaming, and it has the new 'Ultra Viewing Angle' technology for better viewing angles.
Overall, if you want the best TV for PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, consider the LG. However, if you're concerned about burn-in and won't miss the perfect blacks, look into the Samsung.
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 seen so far.
If you want the best HDR gaming experience out there, look into the LG. If you want to save some money with little compromise in picture quality and don't need the same dark room performance, consider the Vizio, one of the best TVs for Xbox One X or PS4 Pro.
If you care about color accuracy and you don't plan on calibrating your TV, the Sony X950G is the TV with the best out-of-the-box color accuracy we've tested so far. Its VA panel's high contrast ratio is supported by full-array local dimming, producing deep and inky blacks in dark room settings. It performs equally well in bright lighting conditions, as it has an excellent peak brightness and great reflection handling. Sadly, it has rather poor viewing angles, but if you get the larger variants such as the 75 inch or the 85 inch, they sport Sony's 'X-Wide Angle' layer, which significantly improves viewing angles, albeit at the expense of a lower contrast ratio.
This TV's out-of-the-box color accuracy can rival that of desktop monitors. Although most colors are slightly inaccurate, it's very difficult to spot without the aid of a colorimeter. Motion handling is superb thanks to its fast response time and 120Hz refresh rate; however, it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies. Its input lag is low enough for most casual gamers or games that don't require precise timing, but serious gamers may be disappointed.
With its wide color gamut and high peak brightness, this TV can deliver a stunning HDR experience. It can upscale low-resolution games well and it can display proper chroma 4:4:4, which is great for gaming on a PC. It doesn't have an 'Auto Low Latency Mode', though, so you'll have to change the picture mode each time to get the lowest latency. Overall, this is a great TV that's definitely worth considering.
If you find the input lag too high on the Sony X950G, then check out the Samsung Q80T. It also uses a VA panel, it has full-array local dimming, and it has an excellent color accuracy out of the box. The main difference is that this TV has a significantly lower input lag and it supports FreeSync, which helps reduce screen tearing. Unfortunately, it doesn't get as bright, so highlights in HDR content don't stand out as much. Also, the 49 inch variant has a 60Hz panel, doesn't support VRR, and it doesn't have Samsung's 'Ultra Viewing Angle' layer to improve viewing angles.
If color accuracy is more important to you, the Sony performs better in that regard, but if you want a TV with a lower input lag, the Samsung is the one to get.
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, look into the Sony; otherwise, the Vizio is a great alternative that can save you some money.
The best budget 4k HDR gaming TV we've tested is the TCL 6 Series/R625 2019. This TV offers good value for its price that would please most people for any use, and it's an excellent gaming TV.
This TV has one of the lowest input lags we've seen so far. It automatically detects when a gaming console is connected and switches to 'Game' mode to enable this low input lag. Its response time is good, although it's a bit slower than most TVs, so there's a few noticeable motion artifacts, but luckily there's a black frame insertion feature to further reduce any motion blur. This TV has an outstanding color gamut and great color volume, displaying a wide range of colors, and it can get bright enough to bring out vivid colors in HDR.
Unfortunately, the gray uniformity is worst than on most TVs, so the edges of the screen are visibly darker, and there's noticeable dirty screen effect in the center, which could be distracting if you play sports video games. It's still an excellent choice for HDR gaming, making it the best TV for PS4 Pro or Xbox One X if you're on a budget.
If you want an even cheaper TV than the TCL 6 Series/R625 2019, the Hisense H8F is a good alternative. 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, the TCL is a great budget choice. Otherwise, the Hisense is almost as good for less money and is still one of the best TVs for PS4 Pro gaming.
06/05/2020: Minor text and structure changes; replaced Samsung Q70R with Samsung Q80T.
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.
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.