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.
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. 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 it's fully compatible with the PS5. 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 somewhat 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 Sony X900H. It's a premium TV with HDMI 2.1 support, allowing you to play 4k @ 120Hz games from the PS5. It's fully compatible with the PS5, and although it doesn't have Auto Low Latency Mode, it automatically detects when a PS5 is plugged in, switching into Game Mode to get the lowest input lag possible.
The input lag is incredibly low whether you're playing at 60 or 120Hz, which is great. It has a great response time that results in minimal motion blur, and there's also a Black Frame Insertion feature. It supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision for HDR gaming, displays a wide color gamut, and has an excellent native contrast ratio that helps it display deep blacks. It has decent HDR peak brightness in Game Mode, and the local dimming feature works well to improve the contrast in that mode.
Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles, which is expected for a VA panel so it's not ideal for co-op gaming. On the plus side, it gets bright enough to combat glare and has decent reflection handling if you want to use it in a well-lit room. It also has excellent out-of-the-box color accuracy. Even though this can vary, Sony TVs are known for their good color accuracy. Overall, it's the best PS5 TV with an LED panel that we've tested.
If you prefer something with wider viewing angles, then check out the LG NANO90 2020. It has a much lower contrast ratio and worse local dimming than the Sony X900H, so it's not a good choice for dark room gaming, but it's a better option for co-op gaming. It has two HDMI 2.1 inputs that support the PS5 up to 4k @ 120Hz in HDR, and it also has Auto Low Latency Mode to ensure the lowest input lag possible when a game from the PS5 is launched. Input lag is incredibly low, and it has a quick response time for a responsive gaming experience. Sadly, HDR content doesn't stand out that much due to its low HDR peak brightness, mediocre contrast, and poor local dimming.
If you want the best TV for PS5 in the LED category, you can't go wrong with the Sony, but if you're willing to compromise contrast ratio for viewing angles, then check out the LG.
If you're looking for a budget model, the best TV for PS5 with a budget-friendly price tag is the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020. While it doesn't have the advanced features you'll find on some of our higher-end picks, it delivers solid gaming performance at a very reasonable price. While it may not be the most future-proof TV, as it doesn't have HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, most games can't take full advantage of HDMI 2.1 yet, so the TV should be fine for most gamers.
On that note, it has an incredibly low input lag that makes gaming feel responsive, and its response time is good, resulting in clear-looking motion with minimal smearing. While the PS5 can't take advantage of VRR yet, the TV supports HDMI Forum and FreeSync VRR, although its range is quite limited. Also, the TV is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, which may disappoint some gamers. It should be fine in moderately lit rooms, but the overall brightness is limited and varies a lot, so you may experience some glare in bright rooms.
Unfortunately, those who enjoy HDR gaming may be disappointed by its HDR performance. While the TV supports HDR10, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision, it doesn't get nearly bright enough to produce a satisfying HDR experience, even though it has a fantastic wide color gamut. That said, it has an excellent contrast ratio, so it can deliver deep blacks for a great dark room gaming experience. All in all, this is the best budget TV for PS5 gaming, and most people should be happy with it for the price.
If, on the other hand, you tend to game in a brighter room, check out the Hisense H8G. It doesn't support VRR, and its response time is a tad slower than the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020, but it gets significantly brighter in both SDR and HDR at a lower cost than the Vizio. Like the Vizio, it has an extremely low input lag, making gaming feel responsive, and it has an excellent contrast ratio that can produce inky blacks. While it doesn't have as wide a color gamut as the Vizio, it can bring out more highlights in HDR content. You also shouldn't have issues with glare in brighter rooms.
Get the Vizio if you want a faster response time and VRR support, but if you need a brighter TV to combat glare in sunnier rooms, consider getting the Hisense.
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.
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.
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.