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 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. It's important to find a TV that has good motion handling and a low input lag for a responsive gaming experience.
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. While these picks mainly look at the current generation, these picks are also valid if you're looking for the best TV for Xbox One 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 C1 OLED is the best TV for Xbox Series X in the OLED category that we've tested. It's an impressive TV with incredible gaming features, including fantastic low input lag, four HDMI ports with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, and FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support for a nearly tear-free gaming experience. It's also G-SYNC Compatible, great if you want a nearly tear-free experience from a PC with an NVIDIA graphics card as well.
Of course, like all OLED TVs, it delivers impressive picture quality, with deep, inky blacks with perfect uniformity, even in Game Mode because it can turn individual pixels on and off. It also has wide viewing angles, making it a great choice for co-op gaming. It has an amazing wide color gamut for the latest HDR games, and it supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision gaming, including 4k @ 120Hz Dolby Vision from the Xbox Series X. Like all OLEDs, it has a near-instantaneous response time, resulting in extremely clear motion, with almost no blur behind fast-moving objects.
OLED TVs like this one aren't perfect, though, as there's a risk of permanent burn-in with static content. We don't think this should be an issue for most people, especially if you watch varied content. Sadly, our unit has poor accuracy out of the box, which is unusual, but this can vary between individual units. All in all, it's the best gaming TV for Xbox Series X with an OLED screen.
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 VRR support to reduce screen tearing. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, meaning that you can take full advantage of the Xbox with it, but it's limited to only one HDMI input that supports it.
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; it also allows it to get extremely bright. Combined with the incredible reflection handling, visibility won'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 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.
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. It supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision formats, so you won't have to worry about which format your games are 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 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.
The best TV for Xbox Series X in the budget category 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 people. Its picture quality also rivals some more expensive TVs, as it performs well both in bright and dark rooms. It's available in a variety of sizes, so you can get the one that suits your needs the most.
The U6G has a quick response time that makes motion look smooth, and even though the backlight flickers, it's at such a high frequency that most people won't notice it. It also has an optional backlight strobing feature that helps reduce motion blur trail, but it creates image duplication. Gaming feels responsive thanks to the low input lag, and you won't notice any delay. 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.
Unfortunately, it's limited on extra features compared to other higher-end TVs, but that's somewhat expected for a budget-friendly TV. It doesn't support full 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 these aren't a concern for you, it's the best TV for Xbox Series X available at a low price.
If you prefer something with VRR support and don't mind compromising on picture quality, then check out the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021. It doesn't get as bright as the Hisense U6G, so it doesn't perform as well in bright rooms. However, it has native FreeSync support to reduce screen tearing, and it still delivers great gaming performance thanks to its low input lag and quick response time. Like the Hisense, it has a VA panel with a fantastic native contrast ratio, but the full-array local dimming feature is mediocre, and it doesn't improve the picture quality much in dark scenes. The TV also has trouble properly upscaling lower-resolution content, but that isn't a problem if you're playing high-resolution games.
If you're looking for the best TV for Xbox Series X and don't want to spend a lot of money, the Hisense is a great choice, but if you want something with VRR, then look into the Vizio.
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.
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.
Nov 03, 2021: Validated our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text throughout. We removed a few Notable Mentions that are no longer relevant, as they're older models that have been discontinued.
Oct 04, 2021: Updated text for clarity; added the LG B1 to Notable Mentions.
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.
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.