The 5 Best TVs For The Xbox Series X - Summer 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 120fps for smoother and more responsive gameplay. 'Auto HDR' is also a prominent feature on this new console, which adds HDR to games that didn't previously support it, so you want to look for something with a good HDR color gamut to produce rich colors and a high peak brightness to make those highlights pop.

We've tested more than 70 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"

    If you're looking for an OLED, the best TV for Xbox Series X is the LG C1 OLED. It's not only an amazing all-around TV, with incredible picture quality and loads of extra features, but also one of the best gaming TVs on the market. With self-lit pixels that can turn off individually, it has a near-infinite contrast ratio and produces pitch-perfect blacks, making it especially well-suited to dark room gaming.

    It has a nearly instantaneous response time, so motion in fast-moving content, whether it's a first-person shooter or a sports match, looks exceptionally smooth and clear. It has very little input lag, so gaming feels responsive, and there's a new 'Boost' setting to lower the input lag even further. On top of that, all four of its HDMI ports support HDMI 2.1, it has no issues displaying signals up to 4k @ 120Hz with the Xbox Series X, and it comes with advanced features like Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and variable refresh rate (VRR), including HDMI Forum VRR, FreeSync, and G-SYNC.

    Unfortunately, it's susceptible to permanent burn-in, especially with static elements like a game's HUD or a desktop interface. However, the risk is small, and we don't expect it to be an issue if you watch and play varied content. Unfortunately, our unit also came with poor out-of-the-box color accuracy, but we may have just received a bad panel. All things considered, when it comes to OLEDs, this is the best gaming TV for Xbox Series X, and most people should be very happy with it.

    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 : 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

    The best 4k TV for Xbox Series X in the budget category that we've tested is the Samsung QN90A QLED. A flagship TV, it's packed with gamer-friendly features while offering stunning picture quality. It's a good choice whether you game in dark rooms or bright rooms, and it has a premium style that should look nice in any setup.

    It has a 120Hz panel with an HDMI 2.1 input, so you can connect your Xbox Series X and play 4k games up to 120fps without any issues, even in HDR. It has native FreeSync support to reduce screen tearing, motion looks smooth thanks to its quick response times, and input lag is very low. It also has ALLM to switch the TV into Game Mode when a game from a compatible device launches. In terms of picture quality, it has a VA panel with a high contrast ratio to display deep blacks; it's lower than most VA panels due to Samsung's 'Ultra Viewing Angle' layer, but that means it has fairly wide viewing angles, great for co-op gaming.

    Sadly, the local dimming feature performs worse in Game Mode than outside of it. Blacks levels are raised a bit more, and there's more blooming; the local dimming still improves the contrast, but it's just decent. This is a Mini LED TV that gets extremely bright and, combined with its fantastic reflection handling visibility, shouldn't be an issue in well-lit rooms. Also, it gets bright enough to make highlights stand out. Overall, it's one of the TVs for the Xbox Series X.

    See our review

  3. Cheaper Alternative: Hisense U8G

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

    If you don't want to spend a ton of money, then check out the Hisense U8G. It doesn't have viewing angle technology like the Samsung QN90A QLED, so it has narrow viewing angles, but that means it has a higher contrast ratio, and its local dimming feature is better in Game Mode. The U8G delivers stunning picture quality, and gamers should appreciate its HDMI 2.1 inputs and VRR technologies. It supports FreeSync and HDMI Forum VRR and is G-SYNC compatible. It has low input lag and a quick response time for smooth motion. The VA panel displays deep blacks, it has a very wide color gamut, and it gets bright enough to make highlights stand out. Sadly, we experienced issues where local dimming wasn't available when VRR was enabled from an Xbox Series X.

    If you want the best TV for Xbox Series X, you can't go wrong with the Samsung. If you want something cheaper with as many gaming features, then check out the Hisense.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget TV For Xbox Series X: Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020

    7.9
    Video Games
    Type LED
    Sub-Type
    VA
    Resolution 4k
    Sizes : 50" 55" 65"

    The best TV for Xbox Series X in the budget category that we've tested is the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020. Although it's a 2020 model, you can still find it available, and it offers very good gaming performance and features for a low-cost model. It's fairly well-built and has a nice style that should look good in any environment.

    Despite having a 60Hz panel, it still has FreeSync VRR support to reduce screen tearing, which is a great addition to a budget model. It works at any resolution, and the TV doesn't have any issues displaying content from the Xbox up to 60fps, including 1440p. Motion looks smooth thanks to the quick response time, and it has low input lag. The backlight is flicker-free at its max brightness, and there's a black frame insertion feature to try to reduce motion blur too. It's a great choice for dark room gaming as it displays deep blacks thanks to its excellent contrast, but the local dimming feature isn't that good because it raises the black levels.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't get very bright, so it's not the best choice for use in a well-lit room, but it still has good reflection handling. Even though it displays a wide color gamut for HDR content, it fails to make highlights truly stand out. The SmartCast system isn't the best either because you can't download any extra apps besides the ones pre-installed, but that shouldn't be a problem if you stream content directly from the Xbox Series X. All things considered, it's one of the best TVs for Xbox Series X.

    See our review

  5. Brighter Alternative: Hisense U6G

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

    If you want something that gets brighter, then look into the Hisense U6G. It doesn't have VRR support like the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2020, but HDR content looks better on it because it has improved local dimming and it gets brighter. The Hisense has okay HDR brightness, so even though it doesn't get as bright as the higher-end options, it's still enough to make some highlights stand out. Gamers should appreciate the low input lag and quick response time, and it displays a forced 1440p signal from the Xbox if you override the settings through the Xbox. It has a VA panel, which means it has a high contrast ratio for deep blacks, but it has narrow viewing angles so the image looks washed out at the sides.

    If you're on a budget and want the best TV for Xbox Series X, the Vizio has a few gamer-oriented features, but if brightness is important to you, then check out the Hisense.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • 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
  • 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
  • Samsung Q90/Q90T QLED: The Samsung Q90T is an older version of the Samsung QN90A and doesn't have Mini LED backlighting. Also, because it's an older model, it may be harder to find. 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
  • LG NANO90 2021: The LG NANO90 is a great gaming TV with HDMI Forum VRR support, but its IPS panel results in a low contrast ratio. See our review
  • TCL 6 Series/R635 2020 QLED: The TCL 6 Series/R635 2020 QLED is a great alternative to the Hisense U8G and is cheaper, but it doesn't have HDMI 2.1 inputs. See our review
  • Hisense H9G: The Hisense H9G is an impressive TV, but it has a 60Hz panel and doesn't support HDMI 2.1 or VRR like the Hisense U8G. See our review
  • Vizio OLED 2020: The Vizio OLED 2020 is similar to the LG CX in terms of picture quality. There are a lot of bugs when using its VRR features. 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
  • 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

Recent Updates

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

  2. 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.

  3. May 19, 2021: Replaced the LG CX OLED with the LG C1 OLED and added the Samsung QN90A QLED and the Sony X90J to Notable Mentions.

  4. Apr 19, 2021: Replaced the Samsung Q70/Q70T QLED with the TCL 6 Series/R635 2020 QLED, as it performs better for gaming.

  5. Mar 24, 2021: Minor updates to text for accuracy and clarity; no change in recommendations.

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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