The 5 Best TVs For The Xbox Series X - Fall 2021 Reviews

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If you have an Xbox Series X or are planning on getting one, you might need a new TV to go along with it 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 support, 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. 'Auto HDR' is a prominent feature on this console, which adds HDR to games that didn't previously support it, so you want to look for something with a good HDR experience so that highlights pop.

We've tested more than 80 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 gaming TVs, and the best TVs.


  1. Best OLED TV For Xbox Series X: LG C1 OLED

    9.2
    Video Games
    Type OLED
    Sub-Type
    WRGB
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

    The LG C1 OLED is the best TV for Xbox Series X in the OLED category that we've tested. It's a premium model with a ton of gaming features, and even though it doesn't get as bright or has the thin design of the LG G1 OLED, it's worth getting the C1 instead. It still comes with a stylish center-mounted stand that should make the TV look good in any setup.

    With four HDMI 2.1 inputs and variable refresh rate (VRR) support in the form of HDMI Forum, FreeSync, and G-SYNC compatibility, you can take full advantage of the Xbox's capabilities. It doesn't have any trouble displaying signals from the Xbox; it should even support 4k @ 120Hz games in Dolby Vision after a firmware update, like with the LG G1. It also has low input lag and a near-instantaneous response time for responsive gaming. In terms of picture quality, it can turn off each pixel for perfect black levels, and it also has wide viewing angles.

    Sadly, our unit has bad out-of-the-box accuracy, but this can also vary between units. OLEDs are prone to permanent burn-in, which can be problematic if you constantly leave it on with static elements, like always staying on the same menu, but we don't expect this to be an issue for most people. Its HDR brightness is just okay, so it may not really make a ton of highlights stand out, but it's still fantastic for HDR gaming. All in all, it's the best gaming TV for Xbox Series X with an OLED screen.

    See our review

  2. Best LED TV For Xbox Series X: Samsung QN90A QLED

    8.8
    Video Games
    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

    The Samsung QN90A QLED is the best 4k TV for Xbox Series X with an LED panel. It supports the Xbox Series X with all common resolutions, and it has FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing. It has one HDMI 2.1 input, meaning that you can take full advantage of the Xbox with it, but you can't connect other HDMI 2.1 devices unless you use a receiver.

    It delivers stunning picture quality in both dark and bright rooms. It has a VA panel with a high contrast ratio for deep blacks. It uses Mini LED backlighting that provides greater control over the full-array local dimming, so it displays deep and inky blacks with local dimming enabled; it also allows it to get extremely bright. Combined with the incredible reflection handling, visibility shouldn't be an issue in most rooms. In terms of gaming, it has low input lag and a quick response time for responsive gaming and smooth motion.

    Unfortunately, the local dimming feature performs worse in Game Mode compared to outside of it. It's still decent, but it's just not as good as the regular picture settings. It also doesn't support Dolby Vision which is disappointing if you want to play games in that HDR format. It has wider viewing angles compared to other VA panel TVs thanks to Samsung's implementation of the 'Ultra Viewing Angle', but that means the native contrast is lower than other TVs. If these tiny issues don't bother you, it's the best TV for Xbox Series X.

    See our review

  3. Cheaper Alternative: Hisense U8G

    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 55" 65"

    If you want to spend less money on a high-end TV, then check out the Hisense U8G. It doesn't have Mini LED backlighting or viewing angle technology like the Samsung QN90A QLED, but it's still great overall. The Hisense supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision formats, so you won't have to worry about which format it's in. It's excellent for HDR gaming thanks to the wide color gamut, high peak brightness, fantastic contrast, and the full-array local dimming feature that performs as well in Game Mode as outside of it. Gamers should appreciate the two HDMI 2.1 inputs, and it doesn't have any issues with the Xbox. It has a quick overall response time, but there are motion artifacts and red ghosting, particularly in Game Mode, which could get distracting.

    If you want the best TV for Xbox Series X and you prefer the wider viewing angles, the Samsung is an excellent choice. However, if you want to spend a bit less and don't mind the potential of motion artifacts, then look into the Hisense.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget TV For Xbox Series X: Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021

    8.0
    Video Games
    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 50" 55" 58" 65" 70" 75"

    The best TV for Xbox Series X in the budget category is the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021. It's a mid-range model from Vizio's 2021 lineup that replaces the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020, which is harder to find. Although the 2021 model is a bit more expensive than some other budget models, it has a few gaming perks that make it worth the price.

    Although this TV is limited to a 60Hz panel and has HDMI 2.0 inputs, it still has variable refresh rate support to reduce screen tearing. It has low input lag, and motion looks smooth thanks to the quick overall response time, but you may notice some black smearing with dark objects due to the slow response time in dark transitions. It's a great choice for dark room gaming because it has a VA panel with a high contrast ratio, and the local dimming feature improves the contrast, but it's mediocre overall.

    Unfortunately, it's not a good choice for gaming in well-lit rooms because it doesn't get very bright, and its reflection handling is just decent. Also, that means it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights stand out in HDR, but it displays a wide color gamut. If you want to use it for streaming in between games, the SmartCast system is easy to use, but it feels laggy at times, and you can't download any extra apps besides the ones it comes with. If this doesn't bother you, it's the best TV for Xbox Series X for a low cost.

    See our review

  5. Brighter Alternative: Hisense U6G

    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 50" 55" 65" 75"

    If you prefer something that gets brighter, then check out the Hisense U6G. It's an entry-level TV that doesn't have many gaming features like the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021, but it's versatile for other uses and competes with higher-end models. It has great peak brightness and excellent reflection handling, so glare shouldn't be an issue in well-lit rooms. It also displays deep blacks thanks to its VA panel, and the full-array local dimming job does a decent job at improving the picture quality in dark scenes. It displays a wide color gamut and has okay HDR peak brightness, but some highlights may not pop how they should. In terms of gaming, it has a quick response time, a backlight strobing feature, and low input lag, but sadly it doesn't support any VRR technologies.

    If you want the best gaming TV for Xbox Series X and don't want to spend too much money on something with VRR support, you can't go wrong with the Vizio. However, if you need something that gets brighter, then check out the Hisense.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony A90J OLED: The Sony A90J delivers a better HDR experience than the LG C1 because it gets brighter, but it doesn't have any gaming features. See our review
  • LG G1 OLED: The LG G1 is a higher-end version of the LG C1 that has a slightly brighter panel, but it's not worth getting over the C1, and it doesn't come with a stand either. See our review
  • Vizio P Series Quantum X 2020: The Vizio P Series Quantum X 2020 is a great TV, but it has problems with its 4k @ 120Hz support in Game Mode, and the Hisense U8G costs less. See our review
  • Sony X90J: The Sony X90J is a great TV, but its advertised VRR isn't functional yet, so it's not worth getting over the Samsung QN90A or Hisense U8G. See our review
  • Samsung QN85A QLED: The Samsung QN85A is a similar TV to the Samsung QN90A with Mini LED backlighting and HDMI 2.1 inputs, but it has an IPS-like panel that results in a lower contrast ratio. See our review
  • Sony A80J OLED: The Sony A80J costs about the same as the LG C1 and delivers similar picture quality, but it doesn't have any gaming features like VRR support. See our review
  • TCL 5 Series/S535 2020 QLED: The TCL 5 Series is a good budget-friendly TV, but it doesn't get as bright as the Hisense U6G and doesn't have gaming features like the Vizio M7. See our review
  • Hisense U7G: The Hisense U7G sits between the U8G and 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
  • Sony X85J: The Sony X85J is a good all-around TV, but without VRR support, it's not worth getting over the Samsung or Hisense, and it's too costly to be considered budget. See our review
  • Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020: The Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020 is an older version of the Vizio M7 2021 with similar features. It's hard to find but if you can find it cheaper than the 2021 model, it's worth getting. See our review
  • Vizio P Series Quantum 2021: The Vizio P Series is an excellent gaming TV with VRR support and a 120Hz panel, but there are bugs with the HDMI 2.1 inputs and it doesn't get as bright as the Samsung QN90A or U8G. See our review
  • LG QNED90: The LG QNED90 is a high-end TV with Mini LED backlighting like the Samsung QN90A, but it has an IPS-like panel so it has a worse contrast, and for the price, it's worth getting the Samsung. See our review
  • LG B1 OLED: The LG B1 is similar to the LG C1 in terms of picture quality and gaming features, but it costs about the same and it may be harder to find. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Oct 04, 2021: Updated text for clarity; added the LG B1 to Notable Mentions.

  2. Sep 08, 2021: Replaced the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020 with the newer 2021 model because it's easier to find; added the LG QNED90 and Vizio P Series Quantum 2021 to Notable Mentions.

  3. Aug 12, 2021: Updated text for clarity; added the Sony A90J, Sony X85J, Hisense U7G, and Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021 to Notable Mentions.

  4. Jul 15, 2021: Replaced the Hisense H8G with the newer Hisense U6G; updated Notable Mentions based on market availability; updated text for clarity.

  5. Jun 18, 2021: Replaced the Samsung Q80T and TCL 6 Series 2020 with the Samsung QN90A and the Hisense U8G because they're newer and perform better; updated Notable Mentions based on market availability.

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.

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