With the recent 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.
We've tested more than 70 TVs on our latest test bench, 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 gaming TV for PS5 with an OLED panel that we've tested is the LG C1 OLED. It replaces the popular LG CX OLED from 2020 and has many of the same features and excellent gaming performance. It's well-built with a premium design that should look nice with your PS5 gaming setup in any environment.
The main advantage of OLEDs over more traditional LED TVs is how they can individually turn pixels on and off. This means that it has a near-infinite contrast and perfect black uniformity, so there's no blooming around bright objects. Since each pixel emits light in all directions, it has wide viewing angles, which is great for co-op gaming. This TV has a 120Hz panel with VRR support and HDMI 2.1 inputs, so you can easily play 4k games up to 120fps, even in HDR. It has very low input lag and a near-instant response time for a responsive gaming experience.
Sadly, OLEDs have the risk of permanent burn-in. This can happen when there's constant exposure to static elements, like from a game's user interface, but we don't expect this to be an issue for people who watch varied content. In terms of HDR, the TV doesn't get bright enough to truly bring out highlights, but it still delivers an excellent HDR experience due to its high contrast and wide color gamut. All things considered, if you want an OLED for gaming with your PS5, this is one of the best TVs we've tested.
The best gaming TV for PS5 with an LCD panel and LED backlight that we've tested is the Samsung QN90A QLED. Although the PS5 doesn't currently support some of them, the QN90A is a feature-packed gaming TV with incredibly low input lag and an excellent response time. It supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology (VRR), which should work with the PS5 once Sony releases the long-awaited update.
It's available in multiple sizes ranging from 50 up to 85 inches, and all of them deliver impressive picture quality, with deep blacks, a great local dimming feature, and impressive peak brightness. HDR gaming on the PS5 looks absolutely stunning, with small highlights standing out the way they should and an impressive color gamut, so you don't lose any details in the latest games. Unfortunately, although switching to Game Mode ensures the lowest input lag possible, this does have a slight impact on picture quality, as the local dimming feature isn't as good in Game Mode, although this has been reported to have been fixed, and the backlight flicker switches to 120Hz, which can cause eye strain.
This is a great TV for couch co-op gaming during the day, thanks to the wide viewing angles and fantastic reflection handling, so glare shouldn't be an issue. Overall, this is an impressive TV for pretty much any usage, and although the PS5 can't quite use all of its features at the moment, it's also a future-proof choice regardless of what you decide to game on.
If you want something a bit cheaper than the Samsung QN90A QLED, then check out the Hisense U8G instead. The Hisense has an excellent response time, outstanding low input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming experience. It also supports variable refresh rate technology, so it should work with the PS5 once Sony adds VRR, but we don't know for sure yet. Unlike the Samsung, this TV doesn't change its flicker frequency in Game Mode, so you have the same nearly flicker-free backlight as you get in Movie Mode. On the other hand, there have been some reports of ghosting in game mode with VRR enabled, which might be distracting.
Overall, the Samsung is the better TV for PS5 gaming due to the higher peak brightness and lower input lag, but if you want to save money, the Hisense is still an excellent gaming TV.
If you're looking for a good gaming TV on a budget, then check out the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020. The M7 Series is a very good gaming TV. It has outstanding low input lag, resulting in an extremely responsive gaming experience. It has a good response time, so motion looks relatively clear with little blur, but there are some issues in darker scenes. This isn't that uncommon, and even more expensive TVs can have similar issues in dark scenes.
It delivers surprisingly good picture quality for a budget television. It has an outstanding contrast ratio and decent black uniformity, so it's a good choice for a dark room. There's a local dimming feature to help improve uniformity and contrast, but it's not very effective. Unfortunately, it's not that bright, so it isn't as well-suited for a well-lit environment.
This TV isn't the most future-proof, though, and it can't take full advantage of everything the PS5 has to offer. It's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, so it can't display 1080p @ 120Hz or 4k @ 120Hz from the PS5. Although it supports a variable refresh rate, it's a bit limited due to the low refresh rate, so once the PS5 gets this feature, the M7 won't be able to take full advantage of it. Overall, though, it's a very good gaming TV that should please those on a budget.
If you like gaming in a brighter room, and need a TV that can easily overcome glare, then check out the Hisense H8G instead. In SDR, the Hisense has great peak brightness, and it has similar reflection handling to the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020, so it can easily overcome glare in a brighter environment. If you're looking for a more impactful HDR experience as well, the Hisense doesn't disappoint. It's significantly brighter than the Vizio, and small highlights in some scenes really stand out. It's not quite as bright as HDR should be, but it still looks okay.
The Hisense doesn't support variable refresh rates at all, so the Vizio is still the better choice for when the PS5 finally gets that update we're all waiting for, but if you want a good budget gaming TV for a brighter environment or a more impactful HDR experience, check out the Hisense instead.
Jul 14, 2021: Updated text for clarity and verified our picks. Added the LG A1 OLED to Notable Mentions.
Jun 16, 2021: Replaced the Sony X90J with the Samsung QN90A QLED as Best LED TV for PS5, and added the Hisense U8G as a cheaper alternative. Checked the other picks for accuracy and refreshed the text.
May 17, 2021: Replaced the LG CX, Sony X900H, and LG NANO90 with the LG C1, Sony X90J, and Samsung Q80A; updated Notable Mentions based on market availability.
Apr 23, 2021: Checked accuracy of picks; no changes in recommendations.
Mar 24, 2021: Moved the Samsung Q80T to Notable Mentions because it doesn't support 4k @ 120Hz in HDR with the PS5; moved the Sony X900H to main LED pick and added the NANO90 as alternative.
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.