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The 5 Best TVs For The Xbox Series X - Summer 2022 Reviews

Best Xbox Series X TVs

If you have an Xbox Series X or are planning on getting one, you might need a new TV so you can make use of the Series X's full potential. Preferably, you want to look for something with a 120Hz panel and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, as the Series X can output up to 120 fps for smoother and more responsive gameplay. The Xbox also supports 1440p games, so it's important to get a TV that supports it. TVs with good motion handling and low input lag offer a responsive gaming experience. While this recommendation is focused on the Xbox Series X because we tested the TVs with it, the results are the same for the Xbox Series S.

Note: Since new TVs tend to launch at very high prices, it's unlikely that these newer models will become reasonable choices until later in the year. Because of this, some of the 2021 models remain as picks in our recommendations.

We've tested more than 100 TVs under the latest test bench, and below are our recommendations for the best TV for Xbox Series X. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best 4k gaming TVs, the best 4k HDR TVs, and the best TVs.

  1. Best OLED TV For Xbox Series X

    The best OLED TV for the Xbox Series X that we've tested is the LG C1 OLED. It's an excellent overall TV that delivers stunning picture quality. OLEDs are unique because they use individually-lit pixels that can turn off completely for a near-infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity. It means that blacks appear deep and inky, and there's no blooming around bright objects.

    It has a bunch of features to improve your gaming experience, like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on four ports, letting you play 4k games up to 120 fps without any issues. It even supports 4k @ 120Hz signals in Dolby Vision from the Xbox, which is great if you want to use it for HDR gaming. Speaking of HDR, it displays the wide range of colors needed in HDR games, and it delivers deep blacks, but its HDR peak brightness is just okay, and some larger highlights don't pop. In terms of gaming performance, it has low input lag for a responsive feel and a near-instantaneous response time for smooth motion.

    Sadly, it has poor out-of-the-box accuracy, so you may need to get it calibrated to enjoy an accurate image. Also, OLEDs have a risk of permanent burn-in, which could happen with cumulative exposure to the same static elements over time. However, this isn't a problem if you watch varied content and play different games. Overall, it's the best gaming TV for Xbox Series X that we've tested.

    See our review

  2. Best LED TV For Xbox Series X

    The best TV for Xbox Series X that we've tested with an LED panel is the Samsung QN90A QLED. It's an excellent overall TV with stunning picture quality with most content. It has features to please even the most competitive of gamers, and it's available in a wide range of sizes, but some of the smaller variants don't have the same gaming features.

    You won't have any issues connecting your Xbox Series X to this monitor as it has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on one input, allowing you to play 4k games up to 120 fps, including in HDR. However, it doesn't support Dolby Vision. Gaming feels responsive with the low input lag, and it has native FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing. Motion looks smooth thanks to its excellent response time, and it has an optional backlight strobing feature to reduce persistence blur with fast-moving content.

    It has Mini LED backlighting with a great local dimming feature in the regular picture mode, but sadly the local dimming performs worse in Game Mode. It raises the black levels more in this mode than outside it, so blacks don't look as deep and inky, but it's still good enough for a satisfying dark room gaming performance. If you want to use it in a bright room, it easily gets bright enough to fight glare and has fantastic reflection handling. All in all, it's one of the best TVs for Xbox Series X that we've tested.

    See our review

  3. Cheaper Alternative

    If you want something cheaper, look into the Hisense U8G. The overall picture quality isn't as good as the Samsung QN90A QLED because it doesn't have Mini LED backlighting, and it has a worse viewing angle. However, it has a better native contrast ratio, and the local dimming features perform equally as well in Game Mode as outside of it. It also has a 120Hz panel with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, meaning you can play high–frame rate games in 4k from the Xbox Series X. It supports Dolby Vision, but you're limited to 4k @ 60Hz. It has native FreeSync VRR support, and it has low input lag. Its overall response time is quick, but sadly there are motion issues with 4k @ 120Hz games that cause red ghosting, which is distracting.

    If you want the best LED TV for the Xbox Series X, the Samsung is an excellent choice with great all-around picture quality, but if you prefer something cheaper, check out the Hisense.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget TV For Xbox Series X

    The best budget TV for Xbox Series X that we've tested is the Hisense U6G. It's a great overall TV that delivers impressive gaming performance, and it's versatile enough for most other uses. Its picture quality also rivals some more expensive TVs, as it performs well both in bright and dark rooms. It's available in a wide range of sizes, so you can get the one that suits your needs the most.

    It has a quick response time that makes motion look smooth, and even though the backlight flickers, it's at such a high frequency that you likely won't notice it. It also has an optional backlight strobing feature that helps reduce persistence blur; however, it creates image duplication. Gaming feels responsive thanks to the low input lag, and you won't notice any delay when you register your actions. If you tend to game in dark rooms, it displays deep blacks thanks to its high contrast ratio, and it has a decent local dimming feature to improve the contrast.

    Unfortunately, it's limited on extra features compared to other higher-end TVs, but that's normal for a budget-friendly TV. It doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, it's limited to a 60Hz panel, and it lacks any VRR support, so there's a chance you'll see screen tearing while gaming if the frame rate drops. If these aren't a concern for you, it's the best 4k TV for Xbox Series X if you're on a budget.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget TV For Xbox Series X With VRR Support

    The TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 is the best budget TV for the Xbox Series X if you want something with VRR support. It's a good overall TV that competes with the Hisense U6G, and while the S546's overall picture quality isn't as good, you get a few more features like the FreeSync VRR support for a tear-free gaming experience.

    It's very good for gaming as it doesn't have any trouble displaying games from the Xbox up to 4k @ 60 fps. But, because it's limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth and a 60Hz panel, you can't play higher frame rate games. Input lag is very low, and it has a great overall response time for a responsive and smooth gaming experience. It uses pulse width modulation to dim its backlight at all brightness levels, but the flicker is at such a high level you won't notice it. It also has an option to introduce flicker to reduce persistence blur, but it causes image duplication with fast-moving objects.

    Sadly, the picture quality and color accuracy isn't anything special. The out-of-the-box accuracy is terrible, and even calibrating it doesn't fix many issues as it has a red tint. Although it has a high native contrast ratio for deep blacks, the local dimming feature doesn't do much to improve the picture quality, but the black uniformity is still excellent. All in all, it's the best budget TV for the Xbox with VRR support.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • LG C2 OLED: The LG C2 OLED is a slight improvement over its predecessor, the LG C1 OLED, but it's currently significantly more expensive. If you can find the C2 for less than the C1, get the new model. See our review
  • TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED: The TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED is comparable to the Hisense U8G as it also supports VRR and has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. However, it has a worse local dimming feature, so it's worth getting the Hisense instead. See our review
  • Sony X90J: The Sony X90J is a great TV that has VRR support after a firmware update, but it costs more than the Hisense U8G for similar performance, so it's worth getting the Hisense instead. See our review
  • Hisense U6GR: The Hisense U6GR has better overall picture quality than the TCL 5 Series/S546 2021, and it also has VRR support, but it's harder to find. See our review
  • Samsung QN85B QLED: The Samsung QN85B is a similar TV to the Samsung QN90A with Mini LED backlighting and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four ports, but it has an IPS-like panel that results in a lower contrast ratio, so it's not as good in dark rooms. See our review
  • Sony A80J OLED: The Sony A80J costs about the same as the LG C1 and delivers similar picture quality, but it has higher input lag and doesn't have VRR support, so it's worth getting the LG. See our review
  • Hisense U7G: The Hisense U7G sits between the Hisense U8G and Hisense U6G in Hisense's lineup, but considering what it offers and its price point, it's probably not worth getting over the other two TVs. See our review
  • Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021: The Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021 is comparable to the TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 because it has VRR support, but there are more bugs with its software. See our review
  • Samsung QN90B QLED: The Samsung QN90B QLED is a bit brighter than the Samsung QN90A QLED in some scenes, but the QN90A is slightly better overall. The QN90B isn't worth spending more on over the QN90A. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 02, 2022: Replaced the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021 with the TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 and moved to its own category as Best Budget TV With VRR for consistency; added the Samsung QN85B and the LG C2 OLED to Notable Mentions.

  2. Mar 03, 2022: Updated text for clarity and removed the LG B1 OLED from Notable Mentions because it's hard to find.

  3. Feb 04, 2022: Updated text for accuracy and verified picks for accuracy; updated Notable Mentions to reflect user needs.

  4. Jan 05, 2022: Moved the Hisense U6G to Best Budget and moved the Vizio M7 Series 2021 to Alternative with VRR Support to reflect user needs; added the Hisense U9DG, TCL 5 Series/S546 2021, and the Hisense U6GR to Notable Mentions.

  5. Nov 29, 2021: Moved the Hisense U6G to the main pick in the budget category, and replaced the TCL S546 2021 with the Vizio M7 Series 2021 as 'Alternative With VRR Support'; added the Sony X91J and TCL R646 2021 to Notable Mentions.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best televisions for the Xbox Series X. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our TV reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.