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.
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.
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.
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 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.
If color accuracy is important for you and you want the TV with the best out-of-the-box accuracy, get the Sony X950G. You won't get the Samsung's advanced gaming features like FreeSync support or motion interpolation in gaming mode, but overall the Sony is an impressive TV. It delivers a great picture quality with deep blacks in a dark room and can get very bright, suitable for any room. When it comes to HDR content, this TV displays rich, vivid colors and highlights that pop thanks to its wide color gamut and high HDR peak brightness. Motion handling is excellent and fast-moving content is crisp with very little blur. This TV has a low input lag and delivers a responsive gaming experience, which is good enough for most people and most casual games.
Unfortunately, just like most VA panel TVs, the image deteriorates when viewed from the side. However, the larger variants (75" and 85") incorporate the new 'X-Wide Angle' technology that improves viewing angles at the expense of contrast ratio. Finally, some competitive gamers might find that the input lag is not as low as they would like it to be.
Overall, this is an impressive TV that delivers excellent HDR gaming performance and is sure to please most people.
If you're a demanding gamer that cares for the lowest input lag and other gaming features that aren't available on the Sony X950G, then get the Samsung Q70/Q70R QLED. The Samsung doesn't have the Sony's excellent reflection handling and a few more lights in the room might become distracting. On the upside, the Samsung's input lag in HDR is remarkably low, and the TV supports FreeSync for a nearly tear-free gaming experience provided you connect it to a compatible source like an Xbox One X. Finally, this TV, just like all recent Samsung QLEDs, supports low input lag with motion interpolation so that motion in older games looks smoother.
If you want the best pre-calibration color accuracy in your HDR gaming, get the Sony, but gamers that count every millisecond of input lag will find that the Samsung is a better choice.
If you want something cheaper than the Sony X950G and still want an excellent HDR gaming experience, then get the Vizio P Series Quantum 2019. It doesn't have the Sony's excellent pre-calibration color accuracy, and you might need to calibrate it for it to reach excellent color accuracy. On the upside, it delivers HDR content with bright images, lively colors, and highlights that pop. It has a low input lag and feels very responsive to keep even demanding gamers happy.
If pre-calibration color accuracy is the most important thing, get the Sony; otherwise, the Vizio won't let you down.
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.
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.
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.
01/07/2020: Made minor changes to text for clarity.
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.