Best 4K TV for PS4 Pro Android Central 2021
When you're looking for the best TV for PS5, you need to be looking for a few specific features: excellent screen quality, high dynamic range (HDR), and the ability to game in 4K resolution at up to 120 frames per second (FPS). The LG OLED CX Series ticks all of these boxes and then gives you lots more smart functionality thrown in for good measure.
- Best TV for PS5 Overall: LG OLED CX Series
- Best Value: TCL R635 Series
- Best Samsung TV for PS5: Samsung QLED Q90T
- Best Android TV for PS5: Sony X900H
- Best HDR TV for PS5: VIZIO P-Series
- Best TV for PS5 with 8K: Samsung Q900TS Series
Best TV for PS5 Overall: LG OLED CX Series
The name of the game for the PS4 Pro was HDR gaming, and our old favorite pick was the LG OLED ThinQ B8. Fast forward to the launch of the PS5, and LG still takes the top spot, albeit with the newer LG OLED CX Series. From 4K upscaling to an incredibly thin design, the CX Series is a fantastic option for everyone with a PS5.
As one would expect, the CX supports 4K gaming at 120Hz refresh rate, thanks to the four HDMI 2.1 ports on the back. This television also supports Variable Refresh Rate out of the box, with it smoothly moving from 40Hz all the way up to 120Hz. Plus, you'll find compatibility with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, along with AMD FreeSync, which should quench any of your gaming concerns for now and the future.
The biggest hiccup to the LG OLED CX Series is going to be the same for many of the best TVs for PS5 — price. LG offers the OLED CX in three different sizes: 48, 55, and 65 inches, but even the sub-50-inch model is priced at more than $1,000.
- Insanely thin
- Compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Apple HomeKit
- 1ms response time
- Supports 4K at 120Hz
- Variable Refresh rate support out of the box
- Over $1,000
- Only three sizes
Best Value: TCL R635 Series
TCL may not be as well known as LG, but it's one of the fastest-growing TV companies in the U.S., known for its affordable 4K smart TVs like the R635. The R635 comes with some advanced features for a TV that's so cheap. For example, it supports Dolby Vision, which is an HDR technology normally used by more expensive TVs to increase the effect of HDR, making it clearer and brighter.
Unlike the LG OLED, the TCL uses QLED and local dimming to achieve its blacks. Local dimming allows the TV to reduce the backlight behind certain areas of the LED to enhance the blacks on screen. While not as good as the LG in our top pick, the TCL does a good job of giving us dark darks instead of washed-out grays. And what makes this one of the best TVs for PS5 is the Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), along with the support for gaming at 120Hz.
The price reduction does come with some caveats though. Some people have reported issues of white banding on some models. This could be due to a faulty display and is normally solved by using Amazon's impressive returns policy and swapping the dud for a working one. And while Roku TV is built right in, the included remote is rather underwhelming and could have you wanting something a bit more robust.
- Great bang for the buck
- Roku TV built-in
- Local dimming
- Dolby Vision
- Variable refresh rate up to 120Hz
- Potential Banding issue
- Underwhelming remote
Best Samsung TV for PS5: Samsung QLED Q90T
Let's get this out of the way: This TV costs a lot of money. If you're looking for a TV just to play your PS5 on, then this isn't it. If you're looking for the main TV for your house, or something that'll be the focal point of your home for years to come, it's definitely worth considering at that point.
The Samsung QLED Q90T is absolutely stunning from top to bottom and everywhere in between. From the ultra-thin display to the quantum processor inside — quantum processing allows the TV to process HDR faster, producing better visuals — this TV is built from the ground up to be one of the best visual experiences you can have. The viewing angles are incredible, and the TV actually detects the brightness in your room and adjusts the TV accordingly, much as a phone would. As for gaming prowess, Samsung brings Motion Rate 240, which means you'll be able to enjoy the best PS5 games in 4K resolution at 120Hz.
There's really not much that the Samsung Q90T isn't capable of, and even less to gripe about. The Q90T is one of the most expensive options you'll find when looking for the best TV for PS5. Although it comes in four different sizes, ranging from 55-85-inches, the included TV mount may start a bit comical if you opt for one of the larger sizes.
- Adaptive display brightness
- Ultra-wide viewing angles
- Supports 4K at 120Hz
- Freesync and G-Sync enabled
- Very expensive
- Included stand seems too small for larger sized TVs
Best Android TV for PS5: Sony X900H
Unless you've been living under a rock, or are still rocking a TV from 10 years ago, you won't be surprised that Sony has released the perfect companion TV for your PS5. The Sony X900H is already one of the best 4K Android TVs that money can buy, and will support almost every feature that the PS5 can throw at it.
In addition to being powered by Android TV, the X900H is competitively priced, with the 55-inch model coming just under $1,000. There are four different sizes to choose from, starting with the 55-inch version, and going all the way up to 85 inches. With the X1 4K HDR Processor in-tow, the X900H hits all the checkboxes for being your primary television, and is a great option for the PS5.
There is one potentially frustrating hiccup with the Sony X900H. Despite it being marketed as 'Ready for PS5', it's actually not ready just yet. Features such as Variable Refresh Rate and 4K/120Hz are not available just yet, but are coming in a future software update. The X900H is still a fantastic television, but you may have to wait to fully unlock the power of the PS5.
- Excellent price
- Support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit
- Built-in Chromecast
- Marketed as 'Ready for PS5'
- Not the greatest viewing angle
- Variable Refresh Rate support coming later
Best HDR TV for PS5: VIZIO P-Series
While Samsung and LG continue to compete for the best overall TVs, VIZIO continues to hang around with great options of its own. The new P-Series is a great example with its Quantum Color technology to provide up to 180% more color than previous iterations. This also brings HDR onboard, so VIZIO's P-Series offers a great picture whether you're gaming on the PS5 or just sitting back with a newly-released movie.
The P-Series also has some very helpful tricks for gamers. It has a 120Hz refresh rate, so you won't get any stuttering and everything should run smoothly. There is also a handy smartphone app to control your TV so you won't have to keep looking for the remote while you are gaming. Easy.
One reason why VIZIO continues to struggle to break the ranks of LG and Samsung are due to some frustrating issues with different releases. This time around, some users have run into issues with frame skipping, which is less than ideal for gaming. Plus, the P-Series is only offered in either 65 or 75 inches, which cuts a few folks out of the fray if you don't want an enormous television.
- FreeSync compatible
- ProGaming Engine provides better responsiveness
- Fantastic HDR
- 120hz refresh rate
- Potential frame skipping
- Only two gigantic sizes
Best TV for PS5 with 8K: Samsung Q900TS Series
2020 marks the first consoles that bring support for 8K gaming, and that includes the PS5. The problem is that there really aren't that many options available for those who want an 8K TV to pair with the next-gen console. If money is of no concern, then the Samsung Q900TS is the way to go.
As one would expect, the Q900TS brings all of the more traditional features you would want from a television. That means you'll find Ultra HD quality, one of the thinnest designs on the market, and Samsung's Adaptive Picture. But with a TV capable of providing 8K playback, you also get a refresh rate of 120Hz. The combination of all of these features makes the Q900TS the best 8K TV for the PS5.
You will have to spend a pretty penny — to put it in perspective, you would be able to buy nine PS5s for the same price as the smallest Q900TS. Another limitation if you want one of these 8K TVs is that it only comes in three sizes, ranging from 65-85-inches. But 8K gaming is finally here if you want to buy in.
- 8K UHD playback
- One of the thinnest options
- Adaptive Picture
- 120hz refresh rate
- Extremely expensive
- Only three sizes
If it were my money, I would be getting The LG OLED CX Series. It has the right balance of money and features and the Perfect Black technology makes video games look the very best they can be. There is plenty to recommend about the OLED CX, including the excellent Smart services it has, like Netflix and Hulu, after all, we can't play games all the time, can we?
The additional HDMI — normal TVs have three, the LG OLED CX has four — is a godsend for those of us who play video games. When you have the best soundbars or multiple consoles in one TV you need all the connections you can get.
Credits — The team that worked on this guide
James Bricknell has been playing games since they game as code in a magazine. He loves console gaming and is always looking for the best setup possible. If you want to listen to him ramble or talk 3D printers check him out on Twitter @keridel
Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. If a controller's not in her hands, she's busy writing about everything PlayStation. You can find her obsessing over Star Wars and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95..
Andrew Myrick is a regular freelancer at Android Central and iMore. He has been a tech enthusiast ever since the original iPhone was released and continues to flip-flop between devices. If you have any questions, you can find him on Twitter @andymyrick.
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