With the release of the PlayStation 5, it's going to be important to get a TV that uses the next-gen console to the best of its abilities. In terms of upgrades from the PS4 Pro, the PS5 now supports 4k gaming up to 120fps, and many TVs now have the required HDMI 2.1 support to display that resolution at such a high frame rate. The console should also have variable refresh rate (VRR) support, although it has been reported that it may not be available at launch and could come in a future update. It's important to get a TV that supports HDMI Forum VRR, and you may also look for other features that also provide a pleasant gaming experience, such as 'Auto Low Latency Mode', low input lag, and a quick response time.
Note that we have yet to purchase a PS5, so these recommendations are based on predictions and reported specifications. Once we get one, we'll test the TV's functionality with the console. We also recently acquired an HDMI 2.1 source and we're in the middle of testing for HDMI Forum VRR and 4k @ 120Hz support.
We've tested more than 70 TVs in the past two years, and below are our recommendations for the best gaming TVs for PS5 that you can buy. Also see our recommendations for the best gaming TVs, the best 4k TVs, and the best HDR TVs.
The best TV for PS5 with an OLED panel that we've tested is the LG CX. This is a premium 4k model with exceptional picture quality. Its OLED panel can individually turn off pixels, resulting in an infinite contrast ratio. It also has wide viewing angles, which is great for co-op gaming.
It's packed with features to please next-gen console users. It has four HDMI 2.1 inputs that support 4k @ 120Hz and the HDMI Forum VRR support can match the frame rate of your game. Input lag is incredibly low, resulting in a responsive gaming experience, and the response time is near-instant, so fast-moving content looks smooth and crisp. It's also excellent for HDR gaming because it displays a very wide color gamut, has excellent gradient handling, and gets decently bright in HDR, enough to bring out some highlights.
Unfortunately like any OLED TV, it has the risk of permanent burn-in. This could be problematic with constant exposure to the same static elements, such as a game's user interface, but we don't expect this to be a problem for those who watch varied content. Besides its exceptional dark-room performance, it also performs well in a bright environment, as it has outstanding reflection handling and decent peak brightness. All things considered, if you're looking for an OLED, this is the best 4k TV for PS5 that we've tested.
The best TV for PS5 with an LED screen that we've tested is the Sony X900H. This is an upper mid-range 4k model in Sony's 2020 lineup, sitting behind the Sony X950H, but it's set to receive more gaming features than the higher-end model. It's well-built and has a premium style.
The input lag with 4k @ 120Hz content is extremely low, and it stays low even when gaming at 60Hz. It has a great response time, and if you notice some motion blur, there's a Black Frame Insertion feature that flickers at 120Hz to reduce motion blur. It has a VA panel with an excellent contrast ratio, a good local dimming feature, and excellent black uniformity, making it a great choice for dark-room gaming. It's marketed by Sony as 'Ready for PS5', but it seems it's still missing some updates to meet that label. It recently received an update to support 4k @ 120Hz, but it still doesn't have VRR support. We'll update and retest the TV when it becomes available.
Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles, so it's not the best choice for co-op gaming as you lose image accuracy when viewing off-center. On the upside, HDR content looks good as it displays a wide color gamut and has decent peak brightness. It also has excellent color accuracy, impressive SDR peak brightness, and decent reflection if you game during the day. All things considered, this is the best gaming TV for PS5 that we've tested in the LED category.
If you prefer something with wider viewing angles for co-op gaming, then check out the Samsung Q80/Q80T QLED. It has a worse contrast ratio than the Sony X900H because of its 'Ultra Viewing Angle' layer that provides fairly wide viewing angles, but it has a decent local dimming feature to improve the contrast. This TV is advertised to support 4k @ 120Hz on one HDMI port, but this isn't something we've tested yet, and we'll update the review once we do. However, it has VRR support to reduce screen tearing, the input lag is incredibly low, and it has an excellent response time. Note that the 49 inch model is limited to 60Hz and doesn't have VRR support. Unfortunately, it has some uniformity issues, but this may vary between units. It's also a good choice for well-lit rooms as it gets bright enough to combat glare and has outstanding reflection handling. Lastly, it displays a great color gamut for HDR content and has good gradient handling.
If you're looking for the best TV for the PS5, the Sony should provide excellent performance once it receives its VRR update, but if you have a wide seating arrangement, check out the Samsung.
The best TV for gaming in HDR on the PS5 we've tested is the Vizio P Series Quantum 2020. A premium LED option, it delivers excellent picture quality and makes HDR content look amazing.
It's excellent for gaming as it has a ton of gaming features, a very quick response time, and a BFI feature to help reduce motion blur. It delivers a satisfying HDR experience because of its excellent color gamut and great peak brightness that makes highlights pop. It also has an outstanding contrast ratio, impressive black uniformity, and a decent local dimming feature, making it a great choice for dark-room gaming. Additionally, it has excellent reflection handling, so glare shouldn't be an issue in most environments.
Sadly, it has uniformity issues with dirty screen effect in the center, but this may vary between units. It supports a 4k @ 120Hz signal on two of its inputs, but there are currently some issues with it as it skips frames, but we expect this to be fixed in a future firmware update. It's supposed to support HDMI Forum VRR, but it doesn't work and crashes; however, we also expect this issue to be fixed in a firmware update. All things considered, this is the best TV for PS5 if you want a great HDR experience.
The best TV for PS5 in the budget category that we've tested is the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020. Along with the Vizio M8 Series Quantum 2020, it's a budget option that's packed with gaming features, which is a nice touch for a model in this price range. There's not much difference between the two, but the M7 is better for gaming and easier to find.
It has a 60Hz panel, so even though it can't display 120fps in games on the PS5, it's still a good choice for 60fps games. It has VRR support and we're unsure if it supports HDMI Forum VRR, so we'll retest it once we can. It has low input lag when gaming with 4k content and it stays low in HDR. It has a good response time and a BFI feature to make motion look smooth. Its VA panel an has excellent contrast ratio and decent black uniformity, but even though it has a full-array local dimming feature, it actually makes the contrast worse.
It displays an outstanding color gamut, but sadly, it has disappointing HDR peak brightness, so highlights may not pop how they should. It has narrow viewing angles and you won't get an accurate image when viewing from the side. Also, it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare, but it has good reflection handling if you want to place it in a moderately-lit room. Regardless of these small issues, this is the best TV for PS5 if you're on a budget.
If you prefer gaming in a well-lit room and want something that performs well in that environment, then check out the Hisense H8G. It doesn't have VRR support like the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020, which is disappointing, but it still offers great gaming performance. It has incredibly low input lag that stays low when gaming in HDR, and it has a quick response time. There's also a Black Frame Insertion feature to help reduce motion blur. It gets bright enough to combat glare and has decent reflection handling, so visibility in bright rooms shouldn't be an issue. It also has excellent contrast, decent black uniformity, and decent local dimming to deliver a great dark-room viewing experience. Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles, which is expected from a VA panel, so you lose image accuracy when viewing off-center.
If you're looking for the best TV for PS5 and you're on a budget, you can't go wrong with the Vizio. However, if you don't mind losing VRR support and prefer a brighter model, check out the Hisense.
Our recommendations are based on what we think is the best PS5 TV currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.
If you would prefer the make your own decision, here is the list of all of our TV reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most TVs are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault TVs on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.