With the release of the PlayStation 5, it's important to have a TV that uses the next-gen console to the best of its abilities. In terms of upgrades from the PS4 Pro, the PS5 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 doesn't have variable refresh rate (VRR) support at release, but it should receive HDMI Forum VRR support 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, like 'Auto Low Latency Mode', low input lag, and a quick response time.
Note that we recently purchased a PS5 but have yet to test the TVs' functionality with the console, so these recommendations are based on predictions and reported specifications.
We've tested more than 80 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 OLED. 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 available in a wide range of sizes, including a 48 inch model that we tested as a monitor.
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, but not all.
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, like 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 fairly 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 gaming TV for PS5 with an LED panel that we've tested is the Samsung Q80/Q80T QLED. It's a high-end 4k TV packed with gaming features, and it's also one of the best gaming TVs we've tested. Unlike the LG CX OLED, you won't have to worry about long-term burn-in damage because LED panels appear to be immune to permanent burn-in.
It has a 120Hz panel with HDMI 2.1 support, allowing you to play 4k @ 120Hz games. It's supposed to have HDMI Forum VRR support, but we don't know for sure if it currently works. The input lag is incredibly low as long as you're in 'Game' mode, and its excellent response time results in minimal motion blur. Note that the 49 and 50 inch models are limited to a 60Hz panel and don't have VRR support, so only the 55 inch and larger models have these features. Also, it performs well in bright rooms as it gets bright enough to combat glare and has outstanding reflection handling.
It has a lower contrast ratio than most VA panels because of its 'Ultra Viewing Angle' technology, which provides fairly wide viewing angles. However, it has a decent full-array local dimming feature that further deepens any blacks. It's also good for HDR content because it displays a wide color gamut and has good HDR peak brightness. All things considered, this is the best TV for PS5 with an LED panel that we've tested.
If you want to save a bit of money, then look into the Sony X900H. It has narrow viewing angles because it lacks viewing angle technology like the Samsung Q80/Q80T QLED, so instead, it has a much better contrast ratio. It's great for gaming because it has low input lag, a quick response time, and HDMI 2.1 support that allows it to display 4k @ 120Hz content. It currently doesn't have VRR support, and even though it may receive it in the future, it's not a problem for now as the PS5 also lacks VRR. It has a Black Frame Insertion feature, but sadly, it actually creates image duplication with 60fps content due to the backlight flicker. In terms of picture quality, it has excellent native contrast and good local dimming that allows it to display deep blacks.
If you want the best TV for PS5 with an LED panel, go for the Samsung, but if you prefer something cheaper without VRR support, consider the Sony.
The Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020 is the best budget TV for PS5 that we've tested. Despite its low price, it's packed with gaming features that most people should be happy with. It delivers good overall performance and is an impressive choice for gaming. It's limited to a 60Hz panel, but that's somewhat expected for a TV in this price range. It has native FreeSync and HDMI Forum VRR support, but we don't know if HDMI Forum VRR currently works.
It has a good response time and a Black Frame Insertion feature to help improve the appearance of motion. The input lag is incredibly low, and it stays low even when gaming in HDR. Speaking about HDR, it supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, displays an extremely wide color gamut, and has great gradient handling. It's also a great choice for dark room gaming thanks to its excellent contrast ratio; it has a full-array local dimming, but it doesn't perform well and actually worsens the contrast.
Unfortunately, it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop in HDR, and it may not be bright enough to combat glare in well-lit rooms. It also has narrow viewing angles, which is expected from a VA panel. Also, it has some uniformity issues with dirty screen effect in the center, but this also may vary between units. Overall, if you're on a budget, this is the best TV for PS5.
If you tend to game in a well-lit room, then check out the Hisense H8G. It doesn't have VRR support like the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020, but it gets much brighter, so it can combat glare in most bright environments. The Hisense is a very good TV with excellent native contrast and decent local dimming, making blacks look great when viewed in the dark. Its response time is good, and it also has very low input lag in 'Game' mode. Like the Vizio, the H8G is also limited to a 60Hz panel and has narrow viewing angles. On the upside, it displays a wide color gamut for HDR content and has okay HDR peak brightness, which is good enough for HDR gaming, but may not be enough for a true cinematic HDR experience.
If you want the best TV for PS5 available in the budget category, go for the Vizio, but if peak brightness is important to you, consider the Hisense.
Feb 24, 2021: Replaced the Vizio P Series Quantum 2020 with the Sony X900H because the Vizio has trouble with 4k @ 120Hz content in Game Mode.
Feb 02, 2021: Moved the Sony X900H from 'Cheaper LED Alternative' to the Notable Mentions because of its lack of VRR support; moved the Vizio P Series Quantum 2020 from main to alternate pick.
Jan 12, 2021: Minor text and structure changes, no change in recommendations.
Dec 01, 2020: Switched the Samsung Q80T and the Sony X900H as the main and alternate picks.
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.