If you're planning on buying, or have already bought a Sony PS5, and are now looking to upgrade your TV, there are a few things to look out for. The PS5 isn't just a big leap over the PS4 in terms of rendering performance, it also supports higher resolutions and faster refresh rates, like 4k @ 120Hz. It also supports HDMI 2.1, and while you can still get an amazing gaming experience without it, it's needed if you want to take full advantage of everything the PS5 has to offer. Another thing to consider is variable refresh rate technology or VRR. Although the PS5 doesn't currently support VRR, it's been promised by Sony ever since the PS5 was announced, and it's expected to be added in an upcoming firmware update. We don't know much about it yet, but we expect that Sony will embrace HDMI Forum VRR, so a TV that supports that type of VRR is also a plus.
We've tested more than 80 TVs under 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 LG C1 OLED is the best TV for PS5 in the OLED category, and it's also the best TV for PS4 Pro. Although the PS5 doesn't support them yet, it's packed with gaming features like FreeSync and HDMI Forum variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing, and if you also have a PC, it has G-SYNC compatibility too. With four HDMI 2.1 inputs, it's a great choice for next-gen gamers, as you can connect multiple consoles at once without having to choose which one gets the necessary bandwidth for 4k @ 120Hz gameplay.
Motion looks extremely smooth thanks to the near-instantaneous response time, so there's no distracting blur behind fast-moving objects, and it has low input lag, meaning that you can respond instantly to the action on-screen. The stand-out feature of OLEDs is their outstanding dark room performance because they can turn off each pixel, resulting in a near-infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity. It performs well in bright rooms because it has fantastic reflection handling, but it doesn't get bright enough to fight a ton of glare.
Sadly, the out-of-the-box accuracy on our unit is bad, so even though this can vary between units, you may need to get it calibrated to enjoy it to the fullest. It delivers a fantastic HDR gaming performance thanks to its gaming features and perfect black levels, but some highlights may not stand out how they should. Also, OLEDs have the risk of permanent burn-in, but we don't expect it to be an issue for most people. Overall, it's the best 4k TV for PS5 with an OLED panel.
The best gaming TV for PS5 with an LED backlight that we've tested is the Samsung QN90A QLED. It's a feature-packed gaming TV with incredibly low input lag and an excellent response time, and it supports variable refresh rate technology (VRR), which should work with the PS5 once Sony releases the long-awaited update. Unlike the LG C1 OLED, there's no risk of permanent burn-in on an LED TV, which is great if you like to play the same types of games with similar UI elements on-screen for long periods.
It's available in multiple sizes ranging from 43 up to 85 inches, and all of them deliver amazing picture quality, with deep blacks, a great local dimming feature, and outstanding peak brightness. HDR gaming on the PS5 looks 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. 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.
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. This has been reported to have been fixed, but we haven't tested it yet, and the backlight flicker switches to 120Hz, which can cause eye strain. This is an excellent TV for pretty much any usage, and although the PS5 can't use all of its features at the moment, it's also a future-proof choice and the best TV for PlayStation 5.
If you want something a bit cheaper, then check out the Hisense U8G instead. It has an excellent response time and outstanding low input lag, resulting in a very responsive gaming experience with minimal blur behind fast-moving objects. It also supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, but we don't know if it supports HDMI Forum VRR or not, which is the format we expect the PS5 to work with. It 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. Also, it has worse viewing angles than the Samsung QN90A QLED, so it's not a good choice for co-op gaming.
Overall, the Samsung is the better TV for PS5 gaming due to the higher peak brightness and lower input lag. If you want to save money, the Hisense is still an excellent gaming TV.
The best TV for PS5 that we've tested in the budget category is the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021. It's a mid-range model that delivers a great overall gaming experience. It has a good response time, but there's a bit more blur than more expensive models. Speaking of, this model is a bit more expensive than most budget models, but it's surprisingly well-equipped compared to the competition.
It's limited to 60Hz, which might disappoint some gamers, and it only supports HDMI 2.0, so it can't take full advantage of everything the PS5 has to offer. It supports FreeSync natively, but we don't know if it supports HDMI Forum VRR or not, and we likely won't know until the PS5 gets the update to support VRR. You shouldn't have any issues playing 4k games up to 60 fps on this TV with the PS5, and it has an Auto Low Latency Mode that switches the TV into Game Mode when a game from a compatible device is launched. Speaking of which, it has low input lag in Game Mode for a responsive gaming experience.
Unfortunately, it doesn't deliver a great HDR experience because it doesn't get very bright in HDR, and its full-array local dimming feature doesn't improve the picture quality in dark scenes all that much. Still, it displays a wide color gamut and has a high contrast ratio for deep blacks, so it's still good for dark room gaming. Overall, it's the best TV for PS5 that you can get for a low cost.
If you prefer something brighter, then check out the Hisense U6G. It's a great all-around TV that, despite its low cost, offers better performance than some more expensive options, but it doesn't support VRR like the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021. It has excellent reflection handling and great peak brightness, so glare shouldn't be an issue in well-lit rooms. As for dark room gaming, it has an excellent native contrast ratio, and the local dimming feature does a decent job at improving the contrast. It has a great response time for smooth motion and input lag is low. Unfortunately, it's limited to a 60Hz panel, so you can't use the PS5 to its full capabilities.
If you're in the market for the best PS5 TV and you don't want to spend too much money, you should be happy with the Vizio as it has more gaming features. However, if you want to spend less money on something brighter, then look into the Hisense.
Oct 06, 2021: Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text throughout.
Sep 09, 2021: Replaced the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020 with the 2021 model; added the LG QNED90 to Notable Mentions.
Aug 13, 2021: Replaced the Hisense H8G with the Hisense U6G; added the Sony X85J, Sony A80J, Sony A90J OLED, Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021, and Hisense U7G to Notable Mentions.
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.
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.