Which TV is best for PS5 and Xbox Series X?

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The brand new PS5Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S sport consoles have quite a few next-gen graphics options that require a cutting-edge TV to totally exploit. Nearly each TV lately has Ultra HD 4K resolution, however extras like 120 frames per second input and variable refresh rate, which improve smoothness and cut back choppiness and tearing, are solely present in newer TVs. You may join these consoles to only about any TV with an HDMI enter, however to benefit from these new options, you will want a brand new TV.

Fortunately, you need not lay our a fortune on an 88-inch 8K behemoth to get these console-friendly options. A number of the most necessary options can be found in TVs that price lower than $1,000 for a 65-inch display screen.

The 2020 TVs

Under you will discover a chart with all the 2020 TVs we find out about that help superior gaming options, together with 120Hz enter and VRR in addition to the more-common Auto Low Latency Mode, aka Auto Game Mode, and eARC. All of these extras are roughly grouped beneath the HDMI 2.1 standard, however we’re in a kind of transition interval for HDMI know-how. In consequence, not all the TVs beneath embody each function nor ship the total video and audio bandwidth HDMI 2.1 is able to.

Much more complicated, enter functionality can fluctuate on the identical TV. Behind the bodily connection the place you plug an HDMI cable is a subsection of the TV’s processing, particularly a chip. These chips price cash, like every part else. In an effort to maintain prices down, not each enter on the TV is absolutely able to all the newest options and body charges. To place it one other manner, each highway on Earth may be able to freeway speeds however constructing all of them that manner could be costly and fairly pointless.

For instance, one HDMI enter may be able to eARC, however not be capable to deal with 4K at 120Hz. Simply one thing to remember as you peruse. Additionally, there are some necessary model and mannequin specifics that did not match within the chart; please test the bullet factors beneath for particulars.

TVs for PS5 and Xbox

Model Mannequin 65-in. value Max enter Hz VRR ALLM/AUTO eARC
LG UN85 $765 120Hz (HDMI 3,4) Sure Sure HDMI 3
Nano85 $900 120Hz (HDMI 3,4) Sure Sure HDMI 3
Nano90 $1,000 120Hz (HDMI 3,4) Sure Sure HDMI 3
Nano91 $1,000 120Hz (HDMI 3,4) Sure Sure HDMI 3
CX $1,900 120Hz (All) Sure Sure HDMI 2
GX $2,600 120Hz (All) Sure Sure HDMI 2
BX $1,800 120Hz (HDMI 3,4) Sure Sure HDMI 3
Samsung Q70T $1,100 120Hz Sure Sure Sure
Q80T $1,500 120Hz Sure Sure Sure
Q90T $1,900 120Hz Sure Sure Sure
Q800T (8K) $3,000 120Hz Sure Sure Sure
Sony X900H $1,400 120Hz (HDMI 3,4) Sure Sure HDMI 3
TCL 6-Sequence $900 4K60/1440p120 Sure Sure HDMI 4
Vizio OLED $2,000 120Hz (HDMI 2,3) Sure Sure HDMI 1
P $1,200 120Hz (HDMI 3,4) Sure Sure HDMI 1
PX $1,500 120Hz (HDMI 3,4) Sure Sure HDMI 1
M-Sequence $700 60Hz Sure Sure HDMI 1

Notes and specifics

  • Costs are present as of press time however might fluctuate.
  • There are some TVs that match the standards however weren’t included as a result of they’re so costly, particularly 8K TVs like LG’s ZX series and Samsung’s Q950TS and Q900TS series.
  • The PS5 and Sequence X may also output 8K decision to appropriate TVs, however we take into account 4K/120Hz, VRR and different enhancements like ray-tracing and even HDR more important than 8K for gaming.
  • Samsung would not specify which inputs can deal with 4K120 or eARC. It’s unlikely that every one do, however once we requested they did not make clear.
  • Sony says the software program replace that permits the X900H to simply accept 4K120 and eARC is “rolling out now” with VRR and ALLM coming “at a later date.”
  • Vizio M-Sequence is simply 60Hz however nonetheless has VRR.
  • TCL 6-Sequence can solely settle for 4K at 60Hz, however can settle for 1440p at 120Hz.

Our picks

We have solely reviewed a couple of of the TVs from the chart above to this point, so these are those we will suggest. We count on to assessment extra quickly. Be aware that all the costs proven beneath are for the 65-inch sizes and and we have included our input lag measurements for each 1080p and 4K HDR sources.

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The 2020 LG CX is the best-performing TV we have ever reviewed, and it is also among the many best-prepared for the brand new consoles. In the event you’re counting milliseconds, it additionally has the bottom (greatest) enter lag of the 4 TVs.

1080p enter lag: 14ms

4K HDR enter lag: 14ms

Sizes: 48-, 55-, 65-, 77-inch.

Read our LG OLEDCX series review.

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With general picture high quality on par with the TCL 6-Sequence and a value that is not that rather more costly, the X900H’s suite of connections is definitely higher than the TCL. It is essentially the most inexpensive TV with full 4K/120Hz HDMI enter functionality and full-array native dimming.

1080p enter lag: 16ms

4K HDR enter lag: 15ms

Sizes: 55-, 65-, 75-, 85-inch.

Read our Sony XBR-X900H series review.

The least costly TV on this listing cannot settle for 4K/120Hz enter in any respect — it is a 60Hz TV — however it nonetheless helps VRR, in addition to Auto Sport Mode and eARC.

1080p enter lag: 28ms

4K HDR enter lag: 27ms

Sizes: 50-, 55-, 65-inch.

Read our Vizio M7-Series Quantum (2020) review.

120Hz enter defined

Regardless of TVs being able to 120Hz refresh for nicely over a decade, the power to enter 120Hz is a much more current capability. That is largely as a result of the truth that aside from a reasonably beefy gaming PC, there simply have not been any 120Hz sources. That every one modifications with the PS5 and Sequence X. A number of the TVs on our listing can settle for 4K at 120Hz on all HDMI inputs. Others can solely achieve this on choose inputs and one, the TCL 6-Sequence, can solely settle for 120Hz at lower-than-4K decision (1440p).

The Xbox Sequence S may also output 4K at 120Hz, however internally the sport is rendered at a decrease decision (1440p) and upscaled before it’s sent to your TV

For more information, try the truth about 4K TV refresh rates and beware fake 120Hz refresh rates on 4K TVs.


Nvidia’s G-Sync works much like VRR. Ideally 1. the video card creates a picture in sufficient time for the TV to refresh 60 instances every second. Typically it takes longer to render the scene, 2. so the TV is shipped a replica of the earlier body. The picture stutters and your mouse/controller actions change into inaccurate. You can disable v-sync in your video settings so there’s much less or no judder, however the picture tears, 3. VRR, like G-Sync and ATI’s FreeSync, lets the show and video card work collectively to determine the most effective body charge, 4.



VRR, or variable refresh rate, is a brand new function that you simply’d most likely be shocked wasn’t already a factor. All fashionable TVs have a set refresh charge. A 60Hz TV goes to refresh, or create, a brand new picture 60 instances a second. The issue is a sport console may not be able to ship a brand new picture. 

As an instance you are in the course of an enormous boss battle, with numerous enemies and explosions. The console struggles to render every part within the allotted time. The TV nonetheless wants one thing so the console may ship a replica of the earlier picture, creating juddering on display screen, or it would ship {a partially} new picture, ensuing within the picture wanting like somebody tore a web page off the highest and revealed the brand new web page beneath.

VRR provides the TV some flexibility to attend for the brand new body from the console. This may lead to smoother motion and fewer tearing.

All of the TVs beneath have VRR. For more information, learn how HDMI 2.1 makes big-screen 4K PC gaming even more awesome.

ALLM/Auto Sport Mode

Sport mode turns off a lot of the image-enhancing options of the TV, lowering enter lag. We’ll talk about enter lag beneath, however the particular function to search for is known as both Auto Low Latency Mode or Auto Sport Mode. Totally different producers name it one or the opposite, however the primary thought is similar. Sensing a sign from the console the TV switches on sport mode routinely. This implies you need not discover your TV’s distant to seek out and allow sport mode. Not an enormous deal, however handy. All of the TVs listed above have, or may have, one or the opposite.

What about enter lag?

One factor lacking from the chart above is any itemizing for input lag, or how lengthy it takes for the TV to create a picture. If that is too excessive, there is a delay between if you press a button on the controller, and when that motion seems on display screen. In lots of video games, like shooters or platformers, timing is essential, and a TV with excessive enter lag may negatively influence your capability to pwn n00bs. 

As a longtime gamer myself, I can simply discover the distinction between excessive (higher than 100ms) and low (sub-30ms) lag. The excellent news is, most fashionable TVs have enter lag that is low sufficient that most individuals will not discover it. Largely gone are the times of 100-plus millisecond enter lags… no less than if you allow sport mode.

So so long as the TV has a sport mode, you are most likely effective, although it is value checking PJDM’s reviews for the precise numbers. Decrease, on this case, is at all times higher.


Whereas not a console function, eARC is a next-gen TV function to remember. It is the evolution of ARC, or Audio Return Channel. This sends audio from a TV’s inner apps (reminiscent of Netflix or Vudu), again down the HDMI cable to a receiver or soundbar. With eARC, newer codecs like Dolby Atmos will be transmitted as nicely.

The problem is in lots of circumstances, eARC typically precludes larger resolutions/body charges on the identical enter. So should you’ve related your PS5 to your receiver, and the receiver to the TV, you’ll be able to have eARC audio again from the TV or 4K120, however often not each. That is solely necessary should you plan on utilizing the inner apps in a TV (as in, not a Roku or Amazon streaming stick) and you need to use the brand new audio codecs by way of eARC.

For more information, try HDMI ARC and eARC: Audio Return Channel for beginners and HDMI 2.1: What you need to know.

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