The Best 4K TVs for PlayStation 5 Guide 1

Sony is ushering in the start of a brand new console generation with PlayStation 5, and with that comes new technology to be taken advantage of. No matter what television set you currently own, you're going to notice a big upgrade the moment you boot up the new console. However, if you truly want to take full advantage of its capabilities, a sufficient TV will be needed to go hand in hand with the system. Most of us have wrapped our heads around 4K resolution and HDR, but what about support for 120 frames-per-second? What is a variable refresh rate? Worry no longer because we're going to break everything down for you and recommend the best 4K TVs for use with PS5. For more general information on the console, check out our comprehensive PS5 guide.

The Best 4K TVs for PS5: What Should You Be Looking For?

Understanding what it is you need to be looking out for when it comes to purchasing a new television set, especially for a new console, is not the easiest task. Believe us, we've been there. With lists upon lists of specifications to parse through, it can be difficult to identify what separates the best TV from the rest. Because of that, we're going to list some of the most important features you need to be looking out for when considering what TV to purchase for use with PS5.

  • 4K resolution is the most obvious and basic place to start. Many PS5 games will target native 4K, which is 3840 x 2160 pixels. Some titles may instead opt for a dynamic 4K resolution, which slightly decreases visual quality so that other aspects of the experience can run better. A better frame rate is just one example of why a studio may choose a dynamic 4K resolution. Almost all of the latest TVs support 4K so you shouldn't have to worry about selecting the correct resolution.
  • HDR is one of the features introduced to the console market by PS4 Pro (See Also: Best PS4 HDR Games), and it stands for High Dynamic Range. It increases the quality of pixels a TV can display, making them far brighter and much darker depending on what you're viewing. In unison with a 4K resolution, a television with both features will contain more pixels at a much, much better quality. When it comes to selecting the right TV for HDR support, you'll want to look out for one that specifies HDR10.
  • 120 frames-per-second is now possible with PS5, but you need the correct TV to go alongside the console. All 4K televisions can support up to 60 frames-per-second, but if you want to double that, you must purchase a 4K TV with HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz support. Sony will supply an Ultra High-Speed HDMI cable inside the PS5 packaging for use with next-gen games that support the increased frame rate (See Also: All PS5 Games Running at 120 Frames-Per-Second). If you want to guarantee yourself support for PS5 games with 120 frames-per-second capabilities, the only way to do so is with a 4K TV that has HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz support.
  • Variable refresh rate is separate from the typical chatter of gaming frame rates. Commonly referred to as VRR, it is a new feature that allows the PS5 and TV to communicate and adjust refresh rates on the fly. A poor refresh rate is what results in screen tearing and judder so this feature works to eliminate the problem by adapting to what's on the screen. Not all 4K televisions come with a variable refresh rate so this is another feature you should keep your eye out for when selecting the correct set. It does go hand in hand with HDMI 2.1 support though and we have a couple of TVs containing the feature below.
  • Ray-tracing is another feature that PS5 is introducing, and the best thing is you don't need to worry about whether or not a 4K TV supports it. These improved lighting systems are controlled by the console and its games entirely, meaning you don't need a specific television set to experience them (See Also: PS5 Ray Tracing: What Is It?).
  • Input latency is also very important when choosing the right 4K TV for gaming purposes. This is the time it takes for your button press to be accepted by the console and then sent to the TV for display, so you want this particular statistic to be as small as possible. Some of the best 4K TVs right now have input latencies roughly around 12 milliseconds, which is excellent for gaming. This window can increase to 30ms, at which point input latency will be noticeable. This won't be an issue for the 4K TVs we recommend, however, as input latencies will be listed as part of the detailed breakdowns below.

The Best 4K TVs for PS5: Our Recommendations

Now, taking everything we've learned into account, we're going to share our recommendations for the best 4K TVs you can buy alongside a PS5. We'll start at the high-end with television sets offering absolutely everything you could ask for before working our way down the price scale for the money-conscious gamer. That will result in the loss of some features the cheaper we get, however.

The Best 4K TVs for PlayStation 5 Guide 2

LG CX OLED TV

We start with the absolute best of the very best. The range of LG CX televisions includes absolutely every feature you could possibly want for PS5 gaming. With four HDMI 2.1 ports and support for 120Hz, you'll be able to run capable PS5 titles at 120 frames-per-second. 4K is no big deal for the LG CX and neither is HDR10 — there's even variable refresh rate support. The OLED panel also dramatically improves image quality and colours across the board, making it the true differentiator when compared to any other TV on this list. If money isn't a problem, you won't be able to do better than the latest and greatest from LG.

  • Available in 48, 55, 65, and 77-inch variations
  • 4K, HDR10, HDMI 2.1, 120Hz, VRR
  • Roughly 13ms of input latency
  • Price ranges from £1,399/$1,399 through to £1,999/$1,999

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The Best 4K TVs for PlayStation 5 Guide 3

Samsung Q80T QLED TV

If you're worried about burn-in from an OLED panel and are turned off by the seriously high price of the LG CX TV, Samsung's Q80T would be your best bet. QLED is Samsung's take on OLED and is widely claimed to be brighter and have a longer lifespan across larger screen sizes. OLED, meanwhile, has better viewing angles and deeper black levels.

What separates the Samsung Q80T QLED TV from the LG CX range is that only one of its HDMI ports offers 2.1 support. This means that in order to run PS5 games at 120 frames-per-second, you would need to connect the console to the correct port. If you are purchasing an Xbox Series X alongside the PS5, for example, you would need to swap the HDMI 2.1 cable between each system as and when you want to use them. Elsewhere, it delivers a beautiful 4K resolution and even HDR10+. This is a fantastic option if your budget can't stretch to accommodate the LG CX range. A great 4K set at a slightly cheaper price.

  • Available in 49, 55, 65, 75, and 85-inch variations
  • 4K, HDR10+, HDMI 2.1 (with one port), 120Hz, VRR
  • Roughly 10ms of input latency
  • Prices range from £1,089/$1,097 through to £3,699/$2,997
The Best 4K TVs for PlayStation 5 Guide 4

Sony Bravia XH9005 TV

This is the last TV on the list with HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz support, so if you haven't found the set right for you following this effort, it's time to wave goodbye to 120 frames-per-second gaming on PS5. Sony's XH9005 television set sports neither an OLED nor QLED display, which is reflected in its price. The smallest screen size will take you just below the four-figure mark but there's still a lot of quality on show here. With two HDMI 2.1 ports, you won't have to worry about the problem that comes with Samsung's Q80T QLED range either.

Elsewhere, it's very much par for the course. A good input latency means you won't have any trouble gaming on this TV and a 4K, HDR10 display will shine in the next generation. Good stuff, Sony.

  • Available in 55, 65, 75, and 85-inch variations
  • 4K, HDR10, HDMI 2.1 (with two ports), 120Hz, VRR
  • Roughly 15ms of input latency
  • Prices range from £999/$998 through to £2599/$2598
The Best 4K TVs for PlayStation 5 Guide 5

Sony KD XH9505BU TV

Unfortunately, we must now see HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz support off into the sunset. The next set of televisions can only run PS5 games at up to 60 frames-per-second, but that is eventually reflected in their price. If you're not too bothered about that feature-set though, you can get a good deal on a reasonably priced TV. Take this television, for example, another from Sony. It can go all the way up to 85 inches, although you might want to watch out for that input latency. It's 25% higher than the XH9005 model and only £100 cheaper in the UK.

  • Available in 49, 55, 65, 75, and 85 inch-variations
  • 4K, HDR10, HDMI 2.0
  • Roughly 21ms of input latency
  • Prices range from £899/$998 through to £3399
The Best 4K TVs for PlayStation 5 Guide 9

Panasonic TX-HX800BZ TV

Here we get away from the biggest TV manufacturers for a Panasonic set that wouldn't look out of place in the home. This stylish television can be as small as 40 inches at the base price and still packs a lovely 4K, HDR10+ display. It's the typical mid-range TV set that gets the job done while packing in a couple of surprises here and there. If you don't want to break the bank whilst ensuring quality is kept to a relatively good standard, this Panasonic TV is a good option.

  • Available in 40, 50, 58, and 65-inch variations
  • 4K, HDR10+, HDMI 2.0
  • Roughly 15ms of input latency
  • Prices range from £655 through to £1,099
The Best 4K TVs for PlayStation 5 Guide 8

Samsung Q60T QLED TV

What's this? A fairly affordable QLED panel? That's right, not all of Samsung's televisions are in the four-figure price range, meaning you can purchase a TV set that will look gorgeous in any living room without blowing the budget. Once again, you're not going to be running PS5 titles at 120 frames-per-second on this thing, but with an extremely low input latency, you're good to go for anything else the next generation of consoles throws at us.

  • Available in 43, 50, 55, 58, 65, 75, and 85-inch variations
  • 4K, HDR10, HDMI 2.0
  • Roughly 10ms of input latency
  • Prices range from £549 through to £1,999 ($599 for a 55" set in the US)
The Best 4K TVs for PlayStation 5 Guide 6

Samsung TU8000 TV

Here's where you start to get some bang for your buck — the Samsung TU8000 TV comes in at just £379/$347 for a 43-inch set and boasts of a fantastic 4K, HDR picture quality. Again, there's no way of playing PS5 games at 120 frames-per-second on it, but an extremely low input latency ensures that a great deal of quality gaming can be done using this television. It also has tons of apps built into the operating system, meaning Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and more are only a button press away.

  • Available in 43, 55, 65, 75, 82-inch variations
  • 4K, HDR10, HDMI 2.0
  • Roughly 10ms of input latency
  • Prices range from £379/$347 through to £1,579/$1,997
The Best 4K TVs for PlayStation 5 Guide 7

LG UN74006LB TV

We're back to discussing LG TVs, but it's worth mentioning these sets do not come with an OLED screen. That's reserved for the higher-priced televisions. However, the LG UN74006LB range can still boast of a quality 4K, HDR10 picture at a seriously cheap price. Just £349.00 for the 43-inch edition! While you won't be able to run PS5 games at 120 frames-per-second with this LG set, you're still getting a great deal on a TV that takes advantage of most of the console's features.

  • Available in 43, 50, 55, and 65-inch variations
  • 4K, HDR10, HDMI 2.0
  • Roughly 11ms of input latency
  • Prices range from £349 through to £599

Have any of these 4K TVs taken your fancy? Check out our PS5 guide for more information and share any further recommendations in the comments below.