The Best TVs For Gaming On PS4 And XBOX One (2024 Reviews)

Looking for the best TV for gaming on PS4 and Xbox One? Check out the best TVs currently available and everything you need to know before buying one.

Are you looking for a gaming TV for your PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch, Wii, or Wii U?

We’ve compiled a list of only the best TVs for gaming, which will ensure low input lag and quick response time for a smooth gaming experience no matter whether you just need a cheap 720p TV or a more expensive 4K HDR model.

Although these consoles don’t support 4K UHD resolution natively, they (or the TV) can upscale the image to 4K, thus providing you with crisp and vibrant image quality for gaming as well as other multimedia use.

Since the prices of 4K TVs have dropped drastically in recent years, we highly recommend future-proofing your setup with a 4K TV – unless you’re on a really limited budget or just want a secondary TV.

TVPanelResolutionInput LagResponse Time
VA3840x216013ms16ms
VA3840x216015ms16ms
VA3840x21607ms14ms
best overall

TCL Q650G

TCL Q650G
  • High contrast ratio
  • 1080p/1440p 120Hz
  • Decent peak brightness

As you can see, TCL dominates the budget range of LED TVs for gaming. In most budget price ranges, they simply deliver the best bang for the buck.

There are many things to consider when buying a TV besides its screen size and resolution. The most essential TV specs for gaming are response time and input lag.

Given that the manufacturer doesn’t reveal these specs, we’ve tested and researched the performance of each TV in this list, so you can rely on our information to pick the best TV for gaming on PS4 and Xbox One.

Note that this list consists of entry-level and mid-range TVs costing up to $500.

For the best high-end 4K HDR TVs, visit our best TVs for gaming on PS5 and Xbox Series X buyer’s guide.

For the most responsive console gaming experience, many gamers opt for monitors instead of TVs. However, monitors are usually more expensive and don’t offer as an immersive viewing experience as equally priced TVs.

Check out the best PS4/Xbox One monitors and the best PS4 Pro/Xbox One X monitors.

The Pros:

  • High contrast ratio for deep blacks
  • Smooth OS
  • Low input lag
  • Cheap

The Cons:

  • Low peak brightness
  • Moderate ghosting in fast-paced games

About The TV

Want the best cheap gaming TV? The TCL S450G series offers the most affordable TVs that have proven fantastic performance for their price in both gaming and other multimedia activities.

We don’t recommend getting a cheaper TV than the TCL S450G; many more expensive TVs aren’t nearly as good when it comes to gaming performance, which is why the S450G series is the best budget choice.

Image Quality

The TCL S450G is based on a VA (Vertical Alignment) panel with a static contrast ratio of 8,500:1, which ensures deep black colors. However, it has a somewhat limited peak brightness of ~250-nits.

This means that the picture will be optimal in darker rooms rather than in bright rooms. There aren’t any advanced color adjustments available in the OSD (On-Screen Display), but the colors are accurate and vibrant straight out of the box.

When it comes to performance, the TCL S450G input lag amounts to only ~13ms (Game Mode needs to be enabled), which makes for imperceptible delay between your actions and the result on the screen.

Many much more expensive TVs don’t have as low input lag as the TCL S450G. In fact, there are even some older PC monitor models that have higher input lag!

The pixel response time speed also amounts to ~16ms, which is not bad either. However, in fast-paced games, there will be some motion blur and noticeable trailing behind fast-moving objects, particularly when dark pixels are predominant in the picture.

Overall, the amount of trailing is tolerable and won’t bother most gamers, especially after considering the price of the TV.

Features

When you set the TV at 31/100 brightness, it starts using PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) to regulate luminance.

This introduces screen flickering (150Hz), which is invisible to the human eye but may cause headaches to those sensitive to it after prolonged use.

The flickering also helps clear up the motion blur. So, if you’re a fan of fast-paced FPS games, reducing the screen’s brightness to 31 or less will provide you with clearer motion.

Moving on, the TCL S450G supports 24p format for judder-free playback via native streaming apps and DVDs/Blu-rays.

It features Google TV OS, which offers easy-to-use and smooth navigation through smart features. You’ll effortlessly find all the popular streaming apps, including Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video, Hulu, etc.

Just like all TVs included in this guide, the TCL S450G supports 4:4:4 chroma, so you won’t get text fringing when you connect the TV to a PC.

Design & Connectivity

TCL 50S450G Design

The design of the TV is slim and consists of very thin bezels and VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include three HDMI 2.0 ports (e/ARC for Dolby Atmos/Digital), USB 2.0, both digital and analog audio ports, dual 8W integrated speakers, tuner, composite-in, Ethernet and WiFi (2.4GHz and 5GHz).

The Pros:

  • Good value for the price
  • Low input lag
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Decent brightness

The Cons:

  • Minor ghosting in fast-paced games
  • Low contrast ratio

About The TV

If you’re looking for the cheapest 4K TV for gaming that’s actually good and well worth the money, the best-selling Toshiba Fire 2023 is definitely for you.

Image Quality

The Toshiba Fire TVs are based on IPS panel technology with wide viewing angles, so it’s ideal if you have a lot of people looking at the screen at different angles.

It has a lower contrast ratio (~1700:1) than VA panels, so blacks won’t be as deep, however, this is less noticeable in bright rooms.

Additionally, the C350 has a bit higher 350-nit peak brightness than the TCL S450G.

When it comes to performance, it’s similar to the S450G with ~15ms of lag and ~16ms response time speed. Since its blacks aren’t as deep though, there will be less smearing in dark scenes.

The TV is based on Fire TV OS, which is fairly smooth and easy to use, but 24p judder can only be removed from Blu-rays and DVDs.

Lowering the TV’s brightness introduces PWM flicker at 180Hz, but this shouldn’t bother most users. If you’re sensitive to flicker, you can keep the brightness at maximum to avoid PWM.

Design & Connectivity

Toshiba Fire C350 2023 Design

The design of the TV is slim and VESA mount compatible, while connectivity options include three HDMI 2.0 ports (eARC for Dolby and DTS), two USB 2.0 ports, digital and analog audio jacks, tuner, Ethernet and WiFi.

The Pros:

  • Excellent value for the price
  • Low input lag
  • Wide color gamut
  • Good contrast ratio and peak brightness
  • VRR up to 120Hz
  • Dolby Vision & HDR10+ supported

The Cons:

  • Minor ghosting in fast-paced games

About The TV

If you can afford something a bit pricier than the Toshiba Fire 2023 series, we highly recommend getting the TCL Q650G. For its price, it offers quite a lot!

Image Quality

While it has a peak brightness of 500-nits, which is almost double that of the previously mentioned displays, you’re still not getting the true HDR viewing experience which requires at least 1000-nits.

Regardless, the picture is considerably brighter in comparison to the TVs mentioned above; you get more vivid details in the highlights of the picture and you can watch the TV in reasonably bright rooms without worrying about glare and reflections.

The TV has a decent contrast ratio of ~8,000:1. Surprisingly, the TCL Q650G supports all major HDR formats, including HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG.

Another exceptional thing about this TV is that it has an excellent DCI-P3 gamut coverage of ~95%, so colors will be vibrant and rich. In comparison, the previously mentioned TVs have ~80% DCI-P3 gamut.

Next, it has a decent pixel response time speed of ~14ms, so some ghosting will be noticeable in fast-paced games, but to a tolerable degree. Input lag is only ~7ms meaning that you won’t be able to feel any delays.

Note that the TV uses PWM dimming at a 150Hz frequency, but only below 28/100 brightness.

Moreover, it supports 120Hz at 1080p and 1440p resolution for significantly smoother motion clarity. The TCL Q650G TV even supports VRR, which provides tear-free gameplay for the Xbox consoles with a 48-120Hz range.

The TV can prevent judder from 24p DVDs, Blu-rays, and streaming apps, but not from a 60Hz PC signal – however, 4:4:4 chroma is supported.

The TV is based on Google TV OS, which is fairly responsive and easy to use.

Design & Connectivity

TCL Q650G Design

The TCL Q650G has a rather slim design, thin bezels and VESA mount compatibility.

Connectivity options include three HDMI 2.0 ports (ARC/eARC support for Dolby Digital/Atmos and DTS/X), a USB 2.0 port, both digital and analog audio jacks, two built-in speakers, composite-in, tuner, Ethernet and WiFi.

Conclusion

Did you find the best TV for your PS4 or Xbox One console? Let us know in the comments if you need any help!

Overall, the TCL S450G and the Toshiba Fire TV 2023 TVs are great for gamers on a budget, whereas the TCL Q650G is perfect for those who want a bit better image quality, smoother performance, and additional features – but don’t want to overpay for features their console won’t be able to utilize.

In case you’re looking for a better and more future-proof TV with features such as HDMI 2.1, 120Hz, and great HDR image quality, be sure to visit our best PS4 Pro/X1X TVs and best PS5/XSX TV buyer’s guides.

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Rob Shafer

Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.