The next generation of consoles is right around the corner, but is your TV ready? If you want the best looking picture, you need the best gaming TV for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Luckily for you, we’ve been keeping a finger on the pulse of the best 4K gaming TVs and budget gaming TVs for a while.
1. Samsung 55-inch Class Q90T Smart QLED 4K TV (QN55Q90TA)
You don’t need to spend more than two grand to enjoy the smoother and sharper gameplay the next-gen consoles promise. The Samsung 55-inch Class Q90T Smart QLED 4K TV can easily display inky blacks right next to those burning bright pixels, just don’t expect true blacks as you would get from an OLED panel.
As for gaming-focused features, the Samsung QN55Q90TA delivers on everything you need for the next generation consoles including 4K at 120Hz, FreeSync and G-Sync support, as well as a low latency game mode. Just keep in mind that it only has one HDMI 2.1 port, so make sure to reserve it for the Xbox Series X or PS5 you plan on buying later this year.
2. Hisense 55-inch Class H8G Quantum Series ULED Smart TV
With a price tag of $600, the Hisense 55″ Class H8G Quantum Series ULED Smart TV (55H8G) is one of the cheapest 4K TVs you can buy, and yet it’s very well equipped. It offers up peak brightness at 700 nits and 90 local dimming zones to deliver great-looking HDR content on its Quantum Dot display. With these specs, the Hisense 565H8G supports all the popular HDR formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HLG. It also delivers a colorful image with true 10-bit color depth.
It also has a game mode available to keep your input lag down when it’s most crucial in competitive games. It comes running the Android TV operating system, so you can install your favorite streaming apps and even some games directly on the TV. The only downsides of this TV is that it lacks any HDMI 2.1 ports and doesn’t offer up FreeSync support, so you’ll only be able to play games at 4K and up to 60Hz max.