Top 10 4K TVs to Maximize Your Next-Gen Gaming Quality
With the next generation of console gaming now upon us, and graphics improving all of the time, gamers expect only the best from their TVs and are demanding ever higher image quality to keep up. The good news is that we’ve got more choice than ever before in the 4K market, and sets are becoming quite affordable too. We run you through 10 of the best so you don’t have to compromise on your gaming experience.
Number 1: Sony X950H
A top choice for gamers, the Sony X950H comes in sizes ranging from a respectable 49 inches to a whopping 85 inches. As expected, you’ll find a built-in game mode that optimizes the picture and color for console gaming, alongside Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility to adjust settings via voice command. This set isn’t going to break the bank either and is a solid mid-range option, suitable for most gamer’s budgets.
Number 2: Hisense 55-Inch Class R8 Series
Hisense has really been impressing us with its top quality TVs of late, and the Class R8 Series is an excellent entry. We love the flexible control options; the set is voice command compatible and can be linked to just about any smart device you can think of. This makes it incredibly easy to tweak your settings for the perfect gaming experience.
Number 3: BenQ EL2870U 28 inch 4K Monitor
One for the PC gamers now, the BenQ EL2870U 4K monitor is a popular option. Cheap enough that many gamers often buy two, it comes with the company's patented Opt-Clarity technology and automatic brightness adjustment based on the lighting conditions in the room you’re playing in. However, its most impressive feature is the ultra-fast 1 millisecond response time, leading to the smoothest experience possible.
Number 4: Samsung 75-inch Class QLED Q80T Series
This list wouldn’t be complete without at least one entry from Samsung, and the QLED Q80T Series is one of our best picks. It’s one of the more expensive options on the list, but it’s certainly more than worth it if you’ve got the budget for it. The generous 75-inch screen provides crystal clear images, comes with anti-glare technology and a built-in Alexa voice assistant. What’s more, we love the Dolby Atmos Soundbar that comes with the set, with its booming bass tones creating the perfect gaming atmosphere.
Number 5: Samsung 65-inch Class Crystal UHD TU-8000 Series
If the Q80T series is a little too expensive for you, luckily Samsung has a smaller and more affordable alternative in the form of the Crystal UHD TU-800 Series. Built for the everyday gamer, this piece of kit offers 3D surround sound from the DTS Virtual X Soundbar, a Crystal 4K processor, and smart controls via Alexa or Bixby.
Number 6: AOC CU32V3 32" Super-Curved 4K UHD monitor
The second PC gaming monitor to make the cut, the AOC Super-curved 4K UHD brings you a generous 32” screen and wide viewing angles to better match the curvature of your eyes. We’re not sure of the science behind it, but it certainly makes for a crisp visual experience, and the low-blue mode cuts down on damaging blue light so common in our modern devices. Blue light can cause insomnia, eye strain, and headaches, so this monitor is great for night time gamers.
Number 7: TCL 55" Class 6-Series
Only available in the US, the TCL 55” Class 6-Series is a real budget treat for gamers. Not only is it a 4K set, but it’s also actually built with quantum dot technology, the next level of TV image quality. The LED backlighting enhances the picture to new depths, and the auto-game mode will detect the optimum settings every time you boot up your favorite console. If you’re not happy with the results, there’s plenty of customization options here to allow you to tweak the perfect image.
Number 8: Sony X800H 65 Inch TV: 4K Ultra HD
Sony makes its second appearance in our list and the X800H 4K Ultra HD has similar features to its more reasonably priced cousin in the X950 range, but this gives you a little more bang for your buck. Everything here is upscaled to the next level with a 4K HDR processor working alongside a 4K X-Reality PRO counterpart, meaning you’ll get a texture-rich, vibrant gaming experience. As a small bonus, a wall bracket is included as part of the package.
Number 9: LG 50UN7300PUF 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
While LG retains the prize this year for having the longest TV brand names, the 50UN7300PUF 4K Ultra HD is undeniably an excellent set for gaming. With a quad core processor, active HDR, and optional soundbar, you’re guaranteed clarity of sound and image.
Number 10: LG OLED 77 CX PUA 4K Smart OLED TV
Finishing up our list with another worthy entry from LG. This whopping 77-inch OLED 77C PUA 4K Smart OLED TV has individual pixels capable of emitting their own light sources, making for some intense colors and perfect pitch blacks. It comes with a portable Bluetooth speaker too so you can position the sound to bounce off the perfect place in your gaming setup.