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What TVs to Get for Gaming on Next-Gen Consoles?

As video game developers around the unveil shiny new consoles such as the Sony PS5 and the Microsoft Xbox Series X and S, television manufacturers have to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for flawless performance and stunning graphics. In no particular order, here is a list of some of the best TVs on the market today for gamers looking into next-gen consoles.

LG 8K OLED TV

LG Electronics, a respectable standby in the TV world, built an 8K OLED TV that supports the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU, a graphics processing unit adored by gamers around the world for its high-performance capacity.

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This TV, with over 33 million self-lit pixels, includes a litany of features, including ultra-fast response rate and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), a feature also known as game mode prevents lag and delay. According to LG, “To heighten gamers’ sense of immersion, LG 8K OLED TVs also support Dolby Atmos…and AI Acoustic Tuning,” a deep learning-based system that adjusts the sound to match a gamers’ surroundings. Easily Producing 60 FPS while maintaining high graphics, this TV should certainly be a contender on your list. If you’re looking for a bit more affordable solution from LG, have a look at the C9 series with a 4K OLED display.

Samsung QLED 8K UHD HDR Smart TV

Samsung, a developer of everything from dishwashers to smartphones, has outdone itself again. The 85″ class Q950TS provides, according to Samsung, “mind-blowing sharpness and depth” with a nearly invisible frame and 16 times more resolution than HDTV.

Samsung Q950TS QLED 8K UHD HDR Smart TV

The Q950TS, as with all of Samsung’s QLED TVs, provides an “immersive and responsive gaming experience” with features such as ALLM, very low input lag, and Object Tracking Sound, which creates a high-quality sound experience. This particular TV includes Samsung’s deep learning Quantum Processor 8K, HDR picture, and 8K upscaling, a feature that refines edges and improved quality to make content 8K. However, at a whopping USD 10,999.99, those features come with a price. If you are willing to pay high for some of the best cutting-edge gaming technology, this is for you.

Sony X900H

Many video game consoles are built with the TV in mind, integrating streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube and making their consoles adjustable and adaptable for specific TVs. However, the Sony X900H TV does just the opposite. It was built specifically for a supreme PS5 experience.

Sony X900H

These Sony TVs, part of the Bravia series, are “Perfect for PlayStation,” as they give the gamer “smoother (and) clearer movement for responsive gameplay.” These 8K Televisions sport bright colors and intense contrast, and Acoustic Surface Audio, where sound comes directly from the screen, creating immersive and action-packed gameplay. Another interesting addition, as part of Sony’s dedication to making gameplay seamlessly intertwined with the general TV experience, is that when an HDMI cable from a console is plugged in, the X900H will automatically switch to game mode. With HDR visuals, Full Array LED, and realistic sound, this TV makes gaming a breeze.

TCL 6-Series

A welcome surprise in the world of gaming, TCL has earned its place in the stars among tech giants like Samsung and Sony. The 6-Series is the world’s first TV to feature THX Certified Game Mode.

TCL 6-Series Call Of Duty

This THX certification isn’t just given out to anybody. Certified TVs, according to TCL, “undergo over 400 individual tests to deliver not only incredibly low input lag, but also color, tone, and images…in stunning picture quality.” With a refresh rate of 120 Hz, video games look smoother and more fluid. Other enhancements include features such as low latency, blacklight scanning, which improves the look of objects in motion, as well as TCL’s AiPQ Engine, which “uses machine learning to optimize color, contrast, and clarity.” This 4K HDR television, the official TV for Call of Duty, certainly knows what gamers crave.

Philips 4K UHD OLED Android TV

For those of you who want a TV that can be used both for gaming and simply catching up on the latest TV series, the Philips 4K UHD OLED Android TV is a perfect choice. Isn’t OLED a technology that is exclusive to LG? Yes and no. In this case, Philips is using OLED panels that have been manufactured by LG.

Philips OLED 804 Android TV

Always an expert when it comes to lights, Philips’ new OLED includes a unique hallmark, Ambilight. With Ambilight, according to Philips, “intelligent LEDs around the edges of the TV cast on-screen colors onto the walls and into the room, in real-time.” This effectively makes the TV look much bigger and brings the mood on-screen into the entire room. To enhance this big and cinematic experience, Philips includes Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to bring glorious vision and sound to movies and video games alike. This versatile television’s best feature is HDR10+, which makes colors and contrast as realistic as possible. Great for entertainment of all sorts, this TV finishes the list strong. Choosing TVs like the 804 model from Philips is the only way you can enjoy OLED and Ambilight.

What else is there to consider?

Although this list consists of many different TVs, each with a plethora of unique and cutting-edge features, they are all built to proudly support the next generation of games and inspire the next generation of gamers. There are also features that will be more relevant in the future, and those will make use of HDMI 2.1 technology. When buying a new TV, you should also look a bit into future standards if you’re making a big investment so that you can enjoy your experience longer. If you’re interested in smart home setups, you should also make sure your future TV is compatible with Alexa, Google Home, or whichever you like most.

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Nick Bozzelli-Levine
Nick Bozzelli-Levine
Tech Journalist