If you're looking for the best gaming TV for PS5, there are a few great options available. The PS5 supports higher resolutions and faster refresh rates than the PS4, like 4k @ 120Hz. It supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, so TVs with HDMI 2.1 support can fully take advantage of the PS5's capabilities. Sony released a firmware update to add variable refresh rate (VRR) support to the PS5, so you'll also want to get a TV with HDMI Forum VRR support to get a tear-free gaming experience. While most TVs work fine with the PS5, Sony's TVs have proprietary features with the PS5 that other brands don't have, so you get more features with a Sony TV.
We've bought and tested more than 350 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best gaming TVs for PS5 that you can buy. Also, see our picks for the best gaming TVs, the best 4k TVs, and the best HDR TVs.
The best TV for PS5 that we've tested is the Sony A80J OLED. It's a fantastic gaming TV with stunning picture quality. If you have the PS5, getting a Sony TV is ideal because it offers features that other TVs don't have with the PS5, like Auto HDR Tone Mapping that adjusts the HDR settings so that you get the best picture quality while gaming. It also automatically recognizes when you turn on the PS5 and puts itself into Game Mode for low input lag. Thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, you can play 4k games up to 120 fps from the PS5, and it also has VRR to reduce screen tearing.
In terms of gaming performance, it has low enough input lag for a responsive gaming experience and has a near-instantaneous response time that results in smooth motion. It also displays perfect blacks thanks to its OLED panel, without any blooming around bright objects. Sadly, it isn't available in a smaller size, so if you want something smaller, the LG C2 OLED is available in 42 and 48 inches, but it doesn't have the same PS5 features that the Sony offers and costs more.
Should you be looking for something cheaper and don't want to compromise on features, the Hisense U8G is the best 4k TV for PS5 in the mid-range category we've tested. Although you won't get the same proprietary features as the Sony A80J OLED, and it doesn't deliver the same perfect black levels, it's still an impressive TV. Gaming feels responsive thanks to its very quick response time, so there's minimal motion blur behind fast-moving objects, and it has low input lag for a responsive feel.
You can use the PS5 to its full capabilities with this TV thanks to the HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two of its ports, and it has HDMI Forum VRR support to reduce screen tearing. You can play 4k @ 120Hz games, but there are some issues with it as HDR looks a bit washed out, and there are some motion artifacts at this frame rate, and it performs best with 4k @ 60Hz signals. If this isn't a problem for you, it's the best TV for PlayStation 5 in the mid-range category.
If you're on a budget, the best TV for gaming on the PS5 is the TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 QLED. It's a great gaming TV with a few features to improve the user experience. It has HDMI Forum VRR support to reduce screen tearing on the PS5, and there aren't any issues using it with the console. However, you're limited to a 60Hz panel, and it doesn't support HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, so you can't play high-frame-rate games, but that's normal for a budget-friendly TV. You also get a smooth and responsive gaming experience thanks to its low input lag and quick response time.
In terms of the picture quality, it displays deep blacks thanks to its high native contrast ratio, and while the local dimming helps improve the contrast, it doesn't do much to improve the overall picture quality in some dark scenes. Sadly, the color accuracy isn't the best as there's a red tint, but if you don't care about image accuracy and want great performance, you'll be happy with this TV. If you want better overall picture quality, the Hisense U6G is a great choice, but it doesn't support VRR like the TCL.
The Samsung QN90A QLED is the best TV for gaming on the PS5 in bright rooms. It's a flagship TV with a bunch of features, and it uses Mini LED backlighting that allows it to get extremely bright. With its remarkable reflection handling, visibility won't be an issue even in rooms with direct sunlight shining through windows. If your room also has a wide seating arrangement, the TV has a decent viewing angle that makes the image look fairly consistent from the sides if you want to use it for co-op gaming.
It has a 120Hz panel with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, meaning you can play 4k games up to 120 fps on the PS5 without issue. It has HDMI Forum VRR support that works with the PS5 and has a Game Bar feature that shows helpful info like the source's frame rate. Gaming feels responsive as it has extremely low input lag and excellent motion handling, thanks to its quick response time. For its excellent gaming performance and high peak brightness, it's an amazing TV to game with in bright rooms.
Jun 29, 2022: Restructured article to reflect user needs; replaced the LG C1 with the Sony A80J because it has more features for the PS5; renamed the Hisense U8G as 'Best Mid-Range' and the Samsung QN90A as 'Best For Bright Rooms'; removed the Hisense U6G because it doesn't have VRR support like the TCL S546; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.
May 03, 2022: Tested the TVs with the PS5's new VRR feature and added the TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 as the 'Best Budget TV With VRR Support'; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.
Mar 30, 2022: Updated text for clarity and removed the LG A1 OLED from Notable Mentions.
Mar 03, 2022: Verified picks for availability and updated text for clarity.
Feb 04, 2022: Updated text for clarity; added the Sony X95J and the Hisense U6GR to Notable Mentions.
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.