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

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Looking for a new TV that will satisfy all your multimedia viewing demands and at the same time provide you with a responsive and immersive console gaming experience?

We’ve put together this buyer’s guide in order to narrow down your choices according to your budget as well as to encompass everything you need to know before buying a new TV for console gaming.

Based on numerous tests, reviews, and thorough research, we find these to be the best TVs for gaming in 2024.

TypeTVPanelDolby VisionPeak BrightnessInput LagResponse Time1440p/
120Hz
 
Best Budget 4K HDR Gaming TVsVANo250-nits13ms16msNo
VAYes500-nits7ms14msYes
Best Mid-Range 4K HDR Gaming TVVAYes1200-nits6ms11msYes
Best High-End 4K HDR Gaming TVOLEDYes700-nits6ms<1msYes
premium pick

LG B2

LG OLED B2
  • Infinite contrast ratio
  • 4K 120Hz
  • Instantaneous response time, wide color gamut
best overall

TCL R646

TCL R646 TV
  • High contrast ratio
  • 4K 120Hz
  • Wide color gamut
budget pick

TCL Q650G

TCL Q650G
  • High contrast ratio
  • 1080p/1440p 120Hz
  • Wide color gamut

As long as you stick with our guidelines, we guarantee that you will be satisfied with the display you’ve picked as all TVs in this list offer the best value/price in their respective categories.

If you intend on using your PC with the TV as well, be sure to check out the best monitors for PS4 Pro/X1X.

Best Budget 4K HDR Gaming TVs

In case you want the cheapest 4K TV that’s any good, we recommend none other than the TCL S450G series which offers unbeatable value for the price.

If it’s too expensive for you now, we highly recommend that you save up for it; otherwise, you can check for some cheaper TVs in our best TV for gaming on PS4 and Xbox One buyer’s guide.

However, the Q650G is only slightly more expensive yet it offers a much better image quality. So, it’s definitely worth the investment, even if you have to pick a smaller model.

The Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Low input lag
  • Google TV offers smooth navigation
  • Decent contrast ratio for deep blacks

The Cons:

  • Low peak brightness and narrow color gamut for HDR content
  • Moderate trailing in fast-paced games, mainly in darker scenes

About The TV

The best TV for 4K gaming on a budget is undoubtedly the TCL S450G. It has been Amazon’s best-selling TV for quite a while, and there’s a good reason behind it.

Image Quality

For just around $300, you can get a 50-inch TV with 4K Ultra HD resolution, entry-level HDR, and, most importantly for gamers, low input lag and decent response time speed.

The picture quality is also unbeatable at this price point. Thanks to its high-quality VA panel with an 8,500:1 static contrast ratio, the TV delivers deep blacks.

Moreover, 10-bit color depth support (8-bit + FRC) makes for 1.07 billion colors, which, along with 4K resolution, ensures vibrant and crisp picture quality for an immersive viewing experience.

Alas, the main downside of the panel is its rather low peak luminance of only 250-nits, which will result in some lack of details in the highlights of the picture.

What’s more, due to the semi-glossy screen coating, you will have to dim the lights in well-lit rooms, as the screen is quite reflective.

Finally, due to the relatively low ~90% DCI-P3 color gamut, low peak brightness, and no local dimming, HDR performance is underwhelming; but at this price, nothing more can be expected, really.

Performance

The TCL S450G has a very low input lag of only 13ms in the Game mode which makes for imperceptible delay at 60Hz meaning that the TV is fit for competitive gameplay.

In addition, the response time speed of 16ms will eliminate most of trailing behind fast-moving objects in video games. However, in scenes where dark pixels are predominant, there will be visible dark smearing and motion blur.

The amount of ghosting and motion blur certainly isn’t game-breaking and is, in fact, tolerable and expected from a VA panel display.

Lastly, the viewing angles are not as good as they are on IPS and OLED panels, so if you are looking at the TV too far from the side, there will be shifts in contrast – which is another expected drawback of the VA panel technology.

Features

The TCL S450G 4K TV is based on Google TV OS which offers surprisingly smooth navigation through the smart components with a user-friendly menu.

Furthermore, in ‘PC Mode,’ the TV supports 4:4:4 chroma allowing you to use it as a monitor for PC without having to deal with fuzzy and blurry text on colored backgrounds.

Note that all TVs in this list support 4:4:4 chroma, which makes them viable for PC use.

Reducing the TV’s brightness to 31/100 introduces PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation), which is a method of regulating brightness by introducing screen flicker (at 150Hz on this TV).

This flickering is invisible to the human eye, and it helps clear up motion blur in fast-paced content.

Lastly, the TV can remove 24p judder from native 24Hz content played via DVD, Blu-rays or native streaming apps.

Design & Connectivity

TCL S450G 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 color gamut
  • Decent brightness and contrast ratio
  • VRR
  • Dolby Vision and HDR10+

The Cons:

  • Moderate trailing in fast-paced games, mainly in darker scenes

About The TV​

The TCL Q650G TVs offer a jump in image quality and performance over TCL’s S450G series, yet they’re only slightly more expensive!

Image Quality

To start with, the TCL Q650G offers a significantly wider color gamut, covering 95% of the DCI-P3 color space! So, you get more saturated and rich colors, which in addition to the TV’s higher ~500-nit peak brightness makes for a much more enjoyable viewing experience.

The contrast ratio is about the same, at around 8000:1, resulting in deep blacks.

The TCL Q650G even supports 120Hz at 1080p and 1440p, variable refresh rate and Dolby Vision!

Performance

Performance is also very good – you get a ~14ms pixel response time speed, so only minor trailing will be noticeable in fast-paced games and mostly in darker scenes.

Input lag is imperceptible at ~7ms.

The TCL Q650G uses Pulse Width Modulation to regulate brightness just like most TVs, but it only flickers below 28/100 brightness with a 150Hz frequency.

Feature

VRR allows you to synchronize the TV’s refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate between 48 and 120Hz/FPS (Frames Per Second). This eliminates tearing without adding input lag up to 120FPS.

Next, you can eliminate judder from 24p DVDs, Blu-rays, and streaming applications, while 4:4:4 chroma is supported for sharp text when connected to a PC.

The TCL Q650G is based on Google TV OS, which is reasonably responsive and simple to use.

Design & Connectivity

TCL Q650G Design

The TCL 55Q650G 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.

Best Mid-Range 4K HDR Gaming TV

Want the best 4K HDR TV for gaming between $500 and $1000? Look no further!

The Pros:

  • Excellent value for the price
  • High peak brightness and wide color gamut
  • Full-array local dimming and high contrast
  • Low input lag
  • Dolby Vision support
  • Supports 4K up to 120Hz

The Cons:

  • Minor ghosting in fast-paced games, mainly in darker scenes

About The TV​

Next up, we have the TCL R646 which is the best TV for console gaming you can get for ~$900.

For a notable improvement in picture quality over the R646, you’d have to invest over $1000 for a higher-end TV.  

Image Quality

In short, the TCL R635 series TVs provide a picture quality and performance that’s worth much more, and in some aspects, they are unmatched even by some $1,000+ TVs.

It offers a high peak brightness of ~1,200-nits, a wide 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, and an excellent contrast ratio of over 19,000:1 via full-array local dimming. It also supports HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision HDR formats.

Overall, you get a noticeable boost in image quality over the TCL Q650G, as well as a significant improvement when it comes to performance.

Performance

With a pixel response time speed of around 11ms, the R646 is one of the fastest LED TVs, which makes for minimal ghosting in fast-paced games.

Further, its 960Hz flicker frequency and ~6ms input lag (Game Mode) are imperceptible.

There are plenty of useful features available as well, including the ability to remove 24p judder from any source, FreeSync, and black frame insertion.

The TV also supports 120Hz at 1080p, 1440p and 4K UHD for a drastic improvement in motion clarity, granted that the content supports 120FPS.

It is based on Google TV OS.

Design & Connectivity

TCL R646 TV Back

The design consists of a standard-looking stand while the bezels are ultra-thin.

Connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 and two HDMI 2.1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, a tuner, composite-in, analog and digital audio ports, two 15W speakers, and built-in WiFi.

HDCP 2.2, CEC, ARC (HDMI1 only), and eARC are supported over HDMI, while other supported audio formats include DTS, DTS:X, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Atmos.

Alternatives

Best High-End 4K HDR Gaming TVs

In this category, you will find the absolute best gaming TVs. These cost a little bit more but are definitely worth it if you want an outstanding gaming and movie watching experience.

The Pros:

  • Infinite contrast for true blacks
  • Quick response time, low input lag
  • Decent peak brightness
  • Dolby Vision support
  • Flawless viewing angles and striking colors

The Cons:

  • Risk of permanent burn-in and temporary image retention

About The TV​

If you want the best image quality for movies as well as blur-free performance for video games, we highly recommend one of LG’s OLED TVs.

The B2 series is the most affordable at the moment yet it offers almost identical image quality and performance to the newer and more expensive series.

Image Quality

OLED displays don’t rely on a backlight to produce the picture. Instead, they create each pixel individually, which allows for an infinite contrast ratio. This means that you get true blacks unmatched by any other panel technology.

The LG B2 also features a wide 98% color gamut for rich and eye-catching colors. However, it can’t get as bright as certain LED TVs, so its peak brightness is limited to ~700-nits, which is still very good.

The brightness is lower in comparison to equally priced LED TVs – still, the superior contrast, viewing angles, response time, and color quality of OLEDs certainly make up for it.

Moving on, the TV has a great anti-glare treatment, which makes it viable for well-lit rooms, but it’s in dark rooms where the TV shows its full potential.

OLED TVs also have the widest viewing angles ensuring that the picture will remain flawless no matter the angle you’re looking at the screen.

Supported HDR formats include HDR10, Dolby Vision, and HLG.

OLED Burn-In & Image Retention

oled tv for gaming

The biggest downside of OLED displays is the risk of permanent image burn-in and temporary image retention.

In short, this means that if you leave a static image on an OLED TV for too long, that image could permanently burn-in, and you’d always be able to see its trail.

Sometimes, the burnt-in picture will fade away over time, in which case it’s actually image retention.

The LG B2, however, has numerous features to prevent this, such as Pixel Refresher, Screen Shift, Logo Luminance Adjustment, Screen Savers, etc.

Overall, you shouldn’t worry about image burn-in as long as you mind how you use your TV. So, if you like to leave your TV on all night or use it as background noise, don’t forget to at least set a shutdown timer and make use of LG’s above-mentioned features.

Image retention is another issue. If you are watching the news or playing a video game with static elements such as banners, logos, health bars, mini-maps, etc., – those elements can also get burnt in.

However, this only happens after prolonged use, and it can be fixed by merely shuffling through a few channels or by refreshing (aka shifting or calibrating) the pixels.

Performance

Another aspect of OLED that is unmatched by any other panel technology is the pixel response time speed.

Thanks to the rapid response time of less than 1ms, you won’t encounter any prominent ghosting of fast-moving objects.

In combination with the exceptional 6ms input lag in the Game mode, you can enjoy responsive and fluid gameplay without any issues whatsoever.

Features

Additionally, there’s a framerate interpolation feature, which can further eliminate stutter and motion blur for 30FPS and 60FPS content.

You can also remove 24p judder from any content.

The LG B2 is based on LG’s WebOS 22, which provides simple and quick navigation as well as plenty of applications in LG’s store.

Design & Connectivity

LG OLED B2 Design

Yet another advantage of OLED displays is the design as they can be extremely slim.

Connectivity options include four HDMI ports (2x HDMI 2.1, 2x HDMI 2.0), two USB ports, a digital audio jack, a tuner, Ethernet, WiFi, and built-in speakers.

Alternatives

  • LG B3 – newer model with a bit faster processor
  • LG C3 – better model with a bit higher brightness, faster processor and four HDMI 2.1 ports instead of two – but it’s more expensive
  • Samsung S90C – features a QD-OLED panel with even higher brightness and wider color gamut, though it is more expensive
  • Hisense U8K – excellent mini LED alternative with higher brightness, but not as high contrast ratio (and no burn-in risk)

Conclusion

Still not sure what TV to buy? Feel free to leave us a comment below!

Overall, if you’re on a limited budget, you can’t go wrong with the TCL S450G, though we recommend saving up for the TCL Q650G or the TCL R646 as they offer exceptional image quality and performance for the price.

In case you can afford something pricier, consider the LG B2 (or one of its alternatives) if you want to future-proof your setup as much as possible and at the same time get remarkable image quality and performance.

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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.