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The 7 Best TVs For The Xbox Series X - Winter 2024 Reviews

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Best Xbox Series X TVs

If you have an Xbox Series X or are planning on getting one, you might need a new TV to use the Series X's full potential. When evaluating how good a TV is for gaming on an Xbox Series X, four main criteria are considered.

Gaming Features

The Xbox Series X supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth all the way up to 4k @ 120Hz. The HDMI 2.1 bandwidth means higher resolutions and faster refresh rates than the Xbox One series of consoles. A fast refresh rate, like 120Hz, improves the gameplay fluidity in games that support it. It also almost always improves the TV's input lag and perceived response time, so it's a big deal for competitive Xbox gamers or those prioritizing frame rate and fluidity over graphical fidelity. A high refresh rate also goes hand-in-hand with variable refresh rate (VRR) support, as it lets the TV dynamically adjust its refresh rate to match the game's frame rate. This minimizes, if not eliminates, any screen tearing that can result from the game's frame rate not matching the TV's refresh rate.

For more information on gaming features, look up our articles on VRR and supported resolutions of TVs.

Input Lag and Response Time

Another essential component of a good gaming TV for the Xbox Series X console is its input lag and response time. Input lag is the time it takes for a frame sent by a source (like a gaming console) to be displayed on screen. A low input lag makes the entire experience more responsive, as your inputs on a controller or mouse are reflected quickly on the screen. The best TVs can have an input lag as low as five milliseconds. Response time is how long it takes for a pixel to change from one color to the next, typically measured from a fully black pixel to a fully white one or from one shade of gray (either dark or bright gray) to the opposite shade of gray. OLEDs are the uncontested best TVs regarding response time, as their pixel transitions are nearly instantaneous. The best LED TVs for gaming also have very fast transitions; however, a slow response time is noticeable, as fast-moving objects on screen leave blurry trails behind them.

You can also check out our articles on input lag and response time if you want to know more.

Contrast and Dark Details in Game Mode

An important factor in how games look on a TV is its ability to preserve its contrast in Game Mode. To cut down on processing and thus improve input lag, TVs disable many of their processing features in Game Mode. We look at whether the TV's local dimming feature is still fast and accurate in that mode, which includes seeing if the TV's dimming zone transitions are more noticeable than in other picture modes and if the TV's blooming performance differs from these other modes. The best gaming TVs don't show any apparent reduction in contrast in Game Mode.

You can also read our in-depth article on contrast.

Peak Brightness and Reflection Handling

Finally, we pay attention to how bright the TV gets. For dark room gaming, contrast is more important overall, but HDR peak brightness is also important as the Xbox Series X supports HDR, and you want bright highlights to pop next to a TV's deep blacks. Of course, if you're gaming in a bright room, you want your TV's brightness to be high enough to compensate for any glare from direct or ambient lights. Reflection handling is also important here, as TVs with lower peak brightness, like many OLEDs, can compensate for it by having stellar reflection handling, allowing for bright room gaming. If you're planning on playing older Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles on your console, then a good SDR peak brightness is also crucial, although if you don't care about accuracy, you can set your Xbox console to do Auto HDR, which converts SDR games to HDR.

If you'd like to know more, we have in-depth articles about SDR peak brightnessHDR peak brightness, and reflection handling. While this recommendation is focused on the Xbox Series X, the picks are the same for the Xbox Series S.

We've bought and tested more than 425 TVs, and below are our recommendations for the best 4k TV for Xbox Series X. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best gaming TVs, the best 120Hz TVs, and the best TVs. You can also vote on which ones you want us to buy and test. To learn more about the upcoming 2024 models, check out our 2024 TV lineup page.


  1. Best TV For Xbox Series X

    The best TV for Xbox Series X we've tested is the Samsung S90C OLED. It's a fantastic TV with incredible picture quality and useful gaming features. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, letting you take full advantage of the Xbox Series X, as you can play 4k @ 120Hz games without issue. And if you're also a PC gamer, the TV can output up to 4k @ 144Hz on all its ports, which is fantastic. It also supports VRR technology to reduce screen tearing and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) to automatically switch into Game Mode for the lowest input lag possible. It has incredibly low input lag for a responsive feel, and motion looks remarkably smooth thanks to its near-instantaneous response time.

    Games look fantastic on the S90C thanks to its QD-OLED panel that produces perfect black levels with bright and vivid colors. It also has excellent HDR brightness in Game Mode, so highlights pop for a fantastic HDR gaming experience. Unfortunately, the TV doesn't support Dolby Vision. Not all games support Dolby Vision HDR on Xbox, but most of the big triple-A and Microsoft first-party titles do. Even though the Samsung lacks Dolby Vision, its advantage in color vibrancy makes up for it.

    You could also opt for the higher-end Samsung S95C OLED, which is even brighter than this TV, but its price premium over the S90C is not worth it for most people.

    See our review

  2. Best Bright Room TV For Xbox Series X

    If your gaming den is on the brighter side of things, consider an LED-backlit display like the Sony X93L/X93CL. While it doesn't deliver the same perfect black levels as the OLEDs, it gets much brighter in both SDR and HDR. Combined with its fantastic reflection handling, you won't have issues using it in a bright room, and it makes highlights pop in HDR. Plus, it doesn't risk burn-in like on the OLEDs, so you won't have to worry about static elements damaging your screen over time.

    Like the Samsung S90C OLED, it has all the gaming features you'd expect to find in a premium gaming TV. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for up to 4k @ 120Hz gaming on two of its HDMI ports, making it fully compatible with the Xbox Series X, and it also supports both VRR and ALLM. You won't feel any delay in your gaming as the TV has low input lag, and motion looks smooth thanks to its excellent response time, even though it doesn't have the same near-instantaneous response time as the OLEDs. And unlike the Samsung, this TV supports Dolby Vision on the Xbox, although only at 60Hz.

    If you have money to burn and are looking for the ultimate LED gaming TV, look up the Sony X95L. It's only available in an 85-inch size in North America, and it's not worth the price premium over the X93L for most people, but if you're looking for the best LED TV, that is it.

    See our review

  3. Best Upper Mid-Range TV For Xbox Series X

    If you want something cheaper in the mid-range price category, check out the LG C3 OLED. It's another fantastic gaming TV with many of the same features and high-end gaming performance as the Samsung S90C OLED but with slightly worse picture quality. The LG uses a different type of OLED panel than the Samsung, resulting in less vivid colors and dimmer highlights. However, it still delivers the same excellent picture quality in dark rooms thanks to its perfect black levels, with no blooming around bright objects.

    Besides the difference in picture quality, the LG also offers HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all of its ports, which lets you take full advantage of the Xbox Series X, and it also has VRR support to reduce screen tearing. Unfortunately, the LG is limited to 4k @ 120Hz on all of its HDMI ports, making it less interesting to PC gamers than the Samsung. Still, it has minimal blur trails behind fast-moving objects thanks to its near-instantaneous response time. And, unlike the Samsung TV, it supports full 120Hz Dolby Vision on the Xbox. Otherwise, it has extremely low input lag in Game Mode, as well as ALLM, which automatically puts your TV in Game Mode when it detects the Xbox Series X as its input device.

    If you love this TV but wish it were more vibrant, consider the more expensive LG G3 OLED. The G3 is one of the brightest OLEDs on the market and is certainly brighter than the C3, but it's not worth the price difference for most people.

    See our review

  4. Best Mid-Range TV For Xbox Series X

    If you're looking for the best gaming TV for Xbox Series X in the mid-range price category, consider the LG B3 OLED. It's a truly splendid TV, with only a few drawbacks compared to the more expensive models. The TV has all the features of the more expensive LG C3 OLED, although the B3 is certainly dimmer. It still delivers outstanding picture quality, especially in a dark room, with its near-infinite contrast ratio delivering deep, inky blacks with no distracting blooming. Just make sure to dim the lights when gaming on this TV, as it's not bright enough in HDR to offer a truly immersive gaming experience in bright rooms.

    This TV is available in a narrow range of sizes compared to the more expensive LG: 55, 65, and 77 inches. But it's still great for gaming, with its two HDMI 2.1 ports offering up to 4k @ 120Hz support, including Dolby Vision gaming @ 120Hz. If you have multiple HDMI 2.1 devices, you'll have to navigate around having only two HDMI 2.1 ports, but thankfully, HDMI 2.1 switches are now pretty cheap. It is compatible with every VRR technology, has a fantastic response time, and has an extremely low input lag in Game Mode. And like other OLEDs, its viewing angle is truly fantastic, making it a great TV for large gaming parties. Overall, this TV is a great entry point into the OLED market.

    See our review

  5. Best Lower Mid-Range TV For Xbox Series X

    If you'd like the Sony X93L/X93CL or LG B3 OLED but are tight on money, you can safely step down to the best lower mid-range TV for the Xbox Series X that we've tested, the Hisense U7K. It's dimmer than the Sony, with worse contrast, but it has almost the same feature set. Plus, it's still bright enough for a very good HDR experience, and its contrast is excellent overall, so it looks great when gaming in a dark room. It has fantastic reflection handling, so it handles very bright rooms well. It has a good local dimming solution to emphasize highlights and further improve the TV's contrast. It's also a very colorful TV, so it's very pleasant to watch in any context.

    Unfortunately, its viewing angle is narrow, so it's best viewed directly in front. Thankfully, its response time is excellent, making it an enticing option for gamers hoping to save money on a great TV. It has superbly low input lag and offers an extremely responsive gaming experience. And just like the higher-end Sony TV and the LG B3 OLED, it has two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports, but here, each port is capable of up to 4k @ 144Hz, alongside full VRR and ALLM support. Furthermore, it has full 120Hz Dolby Vision support, a great feature for a lower mid-range model.

    If you love this TV but would like it to be even brighter, consider the Hisense U8/U8K, which is basically just a much brighter U7K.

    See our review

  6. Best Budget TV For Xbox Series X

    If you're on a budget, you can save money by getting the TCL Q6/Q650G QLED. As you get into budget TVs, the main difference between them and higher-end TVs is that you usually won't get a 120Hz refresh rate or HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. Even though this TV has HDMI 2.0 bandwidth on all its ports, alongside a 60Hz panel, it can output 1080p @ 120Hz and 1440p @ 120Hz with a wide VRR range through resolution halving. It's hard to notice the drop in picture quality from resolution halving unless you really look for it, so it's a great feature, making it one of the cheapest TVs on the market with a 120Hz refresh rate.

    Still, it has worse picture quality than the more expensive models on this list, with worse contrast due to the lack of a local dimming feature. It gets bright overall and is quite colorful, but without local dimming, it can't truly emphasize bright highlights. And like the other models from Hisense, it has a disappointing viewing angle, so it's again not great for a wide seating arrangement. Nevertheless, it's an impressive TV for gaming thanks to its low input lag and decent response time. All in all, it's a great bang-for-the-buck option for gamers.

    See our review

  7. Best Cheap TV For Xbox Series X

    The Roku Select Series is a good choice if you're looking for the best gaming TV for Xbox Series X and need something cheap and simple. It's an okay TV that's a step down from the TCL Q6/Q650G QLED, as it can't do 120Hz like that TV can. Its contrast is okay, especially for a TV at this price point, so it looks adequate in a dark room, even without local dimming. That's a good thing since the TV doesn't get bright enough in HDR for rooms with lots of lights, even with its decent reflection handling. It's bright enough for moderately lit rooms, though, especially when playing SDR titles since its SDR brightness is very good. A great feature of this TV is the sheer amount of models available, from a small 24-inch to a big 75. Remember that the 24-inch and 32-inch models are limited to a 720p resolution, and the 40-inch model is limited to 1080p. The bigger sizes are 4k TVs.

    The Roku is light on features; it doesn't have VRR, is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, and doesn't support 1440p resolution. Still, its spectacular input lag and great response time make it a good TV for gamers. However, like many other LED TVs, there's a noticeable black smear in shadow details due to the TV's slower dark state transitions. You won't have any issues with slower and brighter titles. If you're a Costco member, you'll instead want to get the slightly better and more colorful Hisense A6/A65K.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony A95L OLED: The Sony A95L OLED is comparable to the Samsung S90C OLED because it's a QD-OLED TV. However, it has higher input lag, so gaming feels less responsive, and this model is also more expensive than the Samsung TV. See our review
  • Hisense U6/U6K: The Hisense U6/U6K is a great budget TV and competes directly with the TCL Q6/Q650G QLED. The Hisense has better overall picture quality with deeper blacks due to its local dimming feature, but the TCL is the better gaming TV because it's capable of 1080p @ 120Hz and 1440p @ 120Hz through resolution halving. See our review
  • TCL QM8/QM850G QLED: The TCL QM8/QM850G QLED is one of the brightest TVs on the market, but unfortunately, it has a lot of quirks, many of which impact the TV's gaming performance. It can't output 4:4:4 while simultaneously being in Game Mode. Its input lag is higher with faster refresh rates, which is unusual, and its response time varies wildly depending on the panel's refresh rate, hurting the TV's gaming performance. See our review
  • TCL Q7/Q750G QLED: The TCL Q7/Q750G QLED is a good alternative to the Hisense U7K. The TCL has deeper blacks due to its more effective local dimming feature, but the Hisense is better overall for gaming as its response time is more consistent when its refresh rate fluctuates, it has slightly lower input lag, and it's also the more colorful and vibrant TV overall. See our review
  • Roku Plus Series QLED: The Roku Plus Series QLED is a budget TV with the best image quality in its price range. Unfortunately, it's very light on features as it lacks VRR support and is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate at all resolutions, making the TCL Q6/Q650G QLED the better gaming TV overall. See our review
  • TCL Q5/Q550G QLED: The 55-inch and 65-inch versions of the TCL Q5/Q550G QLED are Best Buy exclusives that are very similar to the TCL Q6/Q650G QLED. You can find them for slightly cheaper than the Q6. The two TVs have the same features, but the Q6 is brighter than the Q5 with SDR and HDR content inside and outside of Game Mode, making it the better option for gamers. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 30, 2024: Confirmed that all picks are accurate and available to purchase, and added the TCL Q5/Q550G QLED as a Notable Mention.

  2. Dec 01, 2023: We've expanded this article's introduction to give more information about which criteria to consider when shopping for a TV to go with your Xbox Series X|S console. Plus, the LG B3 OLED replaced the Hisense U8K as our Best Mid-Range TV for Xbox Series X pick due to being a bit better overall, and the Roku Select Series replaced the TCL S4 as Best Cheap TV for Xbox Series X for the same reason.

  3. Oct 11, 2023: Replaced the Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED, Hisense U8H, Hisense U7H, TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED, and Hisense A6H with the Sony X93L/X93CL, Hisense U8/U8K, Hisense U7K, TCL Q6/Q650G QLED, and TCL S4/S450G, respectively. These were done mostly for availability, as older models are discontinued. Also added a few Notable Mentions.

  4. Jul 18, 2023: Replaced the Samsung QN90B QLED with the Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED as 'Best Bright Room TV For Xbox Series X'. Added the Samsung S90C OLED, TCL QM8 QLED, and LG G3 OLED to the Notable Mentions, and refreshed the text for accuracy and consistency.

  5. May 15, 2023: Added the Samsung S95B OLED as the 'Best TV For Xbox Series X'; renamed the LG C2 OLED as the 'Best Mid-Range TV', the Samsung QN90B QLED as the 'Best Bright Room TV', and the Hisense U8H as 'Best Lower Mid-Range TV'; updated Notable Mentions based on changes.

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.