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 4k at 120 fps for smoother and more responsive gameplay. 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.
We've bought and tested more than 370 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 4k gaming TVs, the best 4k HDR TVs, and the best TVs.
The LG C2 OLED is the best TV for Xbox Series X that we've tested. It has an incredible array of features to improve your gaming experience, including HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on all four HDMI ports, letting you play 4k games up to 120fps. It also supports Dolby Vision gaming, which is great if you want to enjoy the latest HDR games. Fast action is incredibly clear thanks to its nearly instantaneous response time, and you can react quickly to the action on-screen thanks to its low input lag, giving you a competitive edge when gaming online.
It delivers stunning picture quality thanks to its OLED panel. It has a near-infinite contrast ratio, resulting in deep inky blacks in a dark room, with perfect uniformity and no distracting blooming around bright objects. It has an amazing wide color gamut, so HDR content looks vivid and lifelike, and it's great for co-op gaming thanks to its wide viewing angle, ensuring everyone sees the same thing, even if you have a wide seating arrangement.
The best upper mid-range TV for Xbox Series X gamers is the Samsung QN90B QLED. It's an excellent TV with stunning picture quality and impressive peak brightness. It has features to please even the most competitive gamers and is available in a wide range of sizes. Unfortunately, it doesn't look as good as the LG C2 OLED in a dark room, and it doesn't support Dolby Vision for gaming or movies, so games in HDR don't look quite as good.
It has a good selection of gaming features, including HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on one of its HDMI ports, meaning you can take full advantage of your Xbox Series X, including support for 4k @ 120Hz. Gaming feels responsive thanks to its low input lag, and it has native FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing. It has a quick response time, so fast action games are clear, with relatively little blur or ghosting around fast-moving objects.
The Hisense U8H is the best gaming TV for Xbox Series X in the mid-range category we've tested. It's an amazing gaming TV with superb low input lag and a quick response time, delivering a smooth, responsive gaming experience so you can perform at your best. It has a great selection of gaming features, including HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports, so you can take full advantage of your Xbox and another device that supports 4k @ 120Hz gaming, like the PS5.
Stepping down to a mid-range TV brings a few drawbacks, though. This TV has worse processing than the LG C2 OLED, so there's some banding and posterization, but it's not present in all games, and you might not even notice it. It delivers impressive picture quality, though, much better than the budget TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 QLED. It has impressive peak brightness, and HDR games look amazing thanks to its fantastic contrast ratio, impressive local dimming, and incredibly high peak brightness, so your games look vivid and lifelike.
The best gaming TV for Xbox Series X gaming in the budget category we've tested is the TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED. It's an impressive TV for gaming thanks to its low input lag and fast response time, resulting in a responsive gaming experience and clear motion, with very little blur behind fast-moving objects. It supports variable refresh rate technology, delivering a smooth, nearly tear-free gaming experience, but unlike the Hisense U8H, it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate.
Of course, picture quality is also important when gaming; the 5 Series doesn't disappoint. It looks great in a dark room thanks to its superb native contrast ratio, so blacks remain deep and uniform in bright scenes, and it has a decent full array local dimming feature. It also gets bright enough to overcome glare and has decent reflection handling, so it's an equally good choice for a bright room.
The best cheap TV for Xbox Series X gamers is the Insignia F50 QLED. This cheap TV lacks all of the advanced gaming features found on more expensive models, like variable refresh rate support or HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, so it can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series X. It delivers a decent gaming experience, with a very good response time and incredibly low input lag, ensuring a smooth, responsive gaming experience. Even though it lacks in motion processing and gaming features, the high 4k resolution delivers sharp images and looks great with graphically intense games.
Speaking of picture quality, it looks surprisingly good for a cheap TV. It has excellent contrast, decent peak brightness, and great accuracy out of the box. It lacks a local dimming feature and can't get very bright in HDR, so gaming in HDR adds very little over SDR. As expected for a cheaper TV, it has limited picture processing, so if you watch a lot of older, low-resolution content like DVDs between gaming sessions, they don't look as good as they could with a more powerful TV.
Dec 14, 2022: Replaced the TCL 6 Series/S546 2021 QLED with the newer TCL 6 Series/S555 2022 QLED.
Oct 25, 2022: Added the Sony A95K OLED and the Samsung S95B OLED to the Notable Mentions, and refreshed the text.
Sep 26, 2022: Replaced the Hisense U8G with the new model, the Hisense U8H, as it's a noticeable upgrade over last year's model.
Sep 15, 2022: Added the Insignia F50 QLED as the 'Best Cheap TV', replaced the Samsung QN90A QLED with the more recent Samsung QN90B QLED, and replaced the C1 for the C2, as the C1 is increasingly harder to find.
Jul 07, 2022: Restructured the article to better match how users search for TVs. Replaced the Hisense U6G with the TCL S546 as our 'Best Budget' pick, as it's a bit better for gaming overall thanks to its variable refresh rate feature. Removed many Notable Mentions that were out of date and no longer relevant.
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.