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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 98 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" 65" 77"

    The LG OLED C9 is the best 4k HDR TV for gaming that we've tested so far. This incredible 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 there are few devices that 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 of time. 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" 65" 75" 82"

    If you're concerned about the burn-in risk with the LG C9, the Samsung Q80R is the best LED TV for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro gaming that we've tested so far. You won't have the perfect blacks of 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 and the remarkably low input lag in HDR.

    This TV supports AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology for nearly tear-free gaming, which is great news for Xbox One gamers or PC gamers with an AMD graphics card. Also, it supports the 'Ultra Viewing Angle' technology, and the image remains accurate for wider angles off-center. Overall, this is an excellent 4k TV that delivers an outstanding HDR gaming experience.

    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 with the LG C9 concerns you and you want something cheaper than the Samsung Q80, 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 C9, and has one of the widest color gamuts we've ever measured.

    See our review

  4. Best Mid-Range 4k HDR Gaming TV: Sony X900F

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.3
    8.5
    HDR Gaming
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 49" 55" 65" 75" 85"

    If you want a less expensive TV than the Samsung Q80R, check out the Sony X900F. It's the best TV for PS4 Pro and Xbox One gaming we’ve tested in the mid-range category so far. The Sony's VA panel will deliver deep blacks in a dark room, but it lacks the FreeSync Support of the Samsung or the extremely low input lag of the Vizio P Series Quantum.

    On the upside, this is an impressive TV with great picture quality. It can get very bright and will easily overcome glare, making it suitable for bright environments as well. It has an impressive HDR performance thanks to its wide color gamut that allows it to display vivid colors. When you play games in 4k HDR mode, the input lag is very low, and the TV responds immediately to your actions. It has remarkable motion handling, with a crisp image that looks good and has little blur even when displaying fast-moving content.

    Overall, this is a great TV with an impressive HDR gaming performance that will keep most people happy.

    See our review

  5. Cheaper Alternative: Vizio P Series 2018

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 55" 65" 75"

    If you find the price of the Sony X900F too expensive, then 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. It is, however, very good for HDR content with bright images, lively colors, and highlights that pop. It's very responsive due to low input lag, and will keep most gamers happy with its performance.

    See our review

  6. Alternative With Lower Input Lag: Samsung NU8000

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 49" 55" 65" 75" 82"

    If you want a TV with more gaming features than the Sony X900F, then get the Samsung NU8000. You won't get the excellent HDR picture quality or the deep blacks that make the image on the Sony look great in dark rooms. On the other hand, this TV has a lower input lag than the Sony and is very responsive. HDR content is displayed well due to the good brightness levels and wide color gamut. The TV supports AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate, auto low latency to automatically switch to 'Game' mode for the lowest input lag, and low input lag with motion interpolation to make motion look crisp and smooth in older games.

    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" 65" 75"

    If you find the Sony X900F expensive, the best TV for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro gaming in the budget category is the TCL 6 Series R617. With the TCL, you're more likely to experience uniformity issues than with the Sony, and the picture quality, although still good, is not 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, and certainly for HDR gaming.

    See our review

  8. Cheaper Alternative: TCL S Series/S405 4k 2018

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k
    Sizes : 43" 49" 55" 65"

    If you want an even cheaper TV than the TCL R617, then get the TCL S Series S405. This is a basic HDR 4k TV; you won't get the brightness or the wide color gamut of the R617, but HDR gaming is still good due to the low input lag that makes the TV very responsive. It can display deep blacks due to the high native contrast ratio, which is important for HDR performance in a dark room.

    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,┬ábut the Q80R is cheaper for similar performance. See our review
  • Sony Z9F: Great TV overall, but very expensive for the performance. See our review
  • TCL 4 Series/S425 2019: The replacement for the S405; still more expensive than the S405. See our review
  • TCL 5 Series/S517 2018: Decent versatile 4k TV, but more expensive than the S405 for similar performance. 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 HDR gaming TVs for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X 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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