With the recent release of the Xbox One X and Sony PlayStation 4 Pro, it's finally safe to say that we've finally entered a new era of 4K gaming. The original PS4 was great at playing 1080p games, with 4k playback reserved exclusively for photos and videos, not games. But the new PS4 Pro and Xbox One X come with improved hardware and streamlined rendering that lets you play your favorite games in their high-resolution 4K glory.Contents1. LG OLED 65E82. Samsung Q9FN3. Sony Bravia A8F OLED4. LG OLED B85. Vizio P55-F1Conclude
However, to enjoy games in such high resolutions, you will need a good 4K TV optimized for gaming. The best 4K gaming TVs offer great features like low input lag of around 20ms (the lower the better), variable refresh rates, HDR, and excellent viewing angles, among others. Here are the five best 4K gaming TVs you'll find on the market today.
If money is no object, the LG OLED 65E8 is the best gaming TV money can buy. From design to color reproduction to groundbreaking gaming features, the 65E8 makes a strong case for being the best gaming TV of 2019.
The Q9FN also manages to produce high contrast ratios of nearly 20,000:1 thanks to its local dimming feature. And with 22ms input lag, the Q9FN delivers impressive response time even when playing fast-paced action games. And the best part is that it has no risk of burning.
Additionally, the Q9FN supports FreeSyn, an LCD synchronization technology that supports a dynamic refresh rate to reduce stuttering and tearing. On the downside, at $2,596 for the 65-inch model, the Samsung Q9FN is pricey. It also has poor viewing angles, which is expected of all LED TVs.
The Sony OLED A8F is an update to the A1E from 2017. Although the A8F only added incremental updates, the A1E was a force to be reckoned with, and even the best TVs LG OLED from 2017 couldn't top it. The A8F continues this legacy with minor design changes and software updates.
If you spend as much time on Netflix as you do games, you'll be happy to know that the Sony OLED A8F offers the best of both worlds. Powered by the almighty 4K HDR Processor X1™ Extreme engine, the Sony A8F produces stunning images that will amplify your level of immersion.
The X1 Extreme harnesses over eight million self-illuminating pixels to create the perfect blacks and unprecedented contrast that any gaming or movie addict dreams of. When it comes to gaming, the Sony A8F comes with a dedicated game mode that disables most processing to minimize latency.
The A8F also has theater-grade sound quality, which is great for playing those action-packed shooters. However, the 30ms input lag isn't that impressive. Plus, at a price of $3,045 for the 65-inch model, the Sony A8F isn't for the average consumer.
If you love that OLED gaming experience and don't want to break the bank, the LG OLED B8 is a great choice. Just like the OLED E8, the OLED B8 has a low input lag of 21ms which gives it a high response rate. This also results in almost no motion blur in fast action games.
The B8 is capable of producing deep inky blacks and rich colors ideal for gaming, continuing the OLED pedigree. Additionally, the B8 supports HDR video and offers plenty of connectivity options including 4 HDMI ports and 3 USB ports. Starting at $1,400 (for the 55-inch model), the B8 is affordable.
If input lag is your biggest consideration, then the Vizio P55-F1 is your best bet. With 15ms input lag, the Vizio P55-F1 beats even the best OLED TVs of 2018 in this department. All Vizio P-Series TVs achieve such incredible input lags through the use of a dedicated HDMI port (HDMI 5) that is "low latency enabled for gaming".
The HDMI 5 input acts as Vizio's game mode. The Vizio P55-F1 doesn't have an OLED panel, but it offers a seamless gaming experience in bright and dark rooms. And priced at $799 for the 55-inch model, the P55-F1 is one of the most affordable 4K gaming TVs around. However, the HDMI 5 port does not support HDR, so you will be limited to 4K SDR content in HDMI 5.
In a market flooded with 4K TVs that claim to support 4K and HDR gaming, it can be difficult to find the best 4K gaming TV that meets all the required 4K gaming metrics. The LG OLED 65E8 is our pick for the best gaming TV of 2019.
But if your budget is tight, we recommend buying the Vizio P series which offers almost the same features without sacrificing much on image quality.