Gaming is no longer about dots and shapes moving across a screen. During the old days of gaming, Mario wore a cap because it was difficult to draw hair. He had a moustache as it was tough to draw a mouth. He had a big nose to highlight the shape of his face.
Just about any TV will work with the PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. All it needs is an HDMI input. However, if you want to take advantage of the latest next-gen graphics and features found in these new game consoles you’re going to need a new TV.
Gone are the days of such technical challenges as today games can look photorealistic and you would be forgiven for thinking you were watching a movie and not playing a game.
Most TVs these days have Ultra HD 4K resolution, but only newer TVs have extras like 120 frames per second input and variable refresh rate, which increase smoothness and reduce choppiness and tearing.
Best TVs for PS5 and Xbox
You don’t have to spend a fortune on an 88-inch 8K behemoth to get these console-friendly features though. Some of the most important gaming TV features are available in 65-inch TVs that are priced below $1,000.
Below you’ll find a chart with all of the TVs we know on sale now that support advanced gaming features, including 120Hz input and VRR as well as the more common Auto Low Latency Mode, aka Auto Game Mode, and eARC.
Below is a list of compatible TVs from the past two years, and you may still be able to find 2020 models on sale.
All the features listed below are roughly grouped under the HDMI 2.1 standard, but we’re in a sort of transition period for HDMI technology. As a result, not all of the TVs below include every feature nor deliver the full video and audio bandwidth that’s possible with HDMI 2.1.
- Best HDMI 2.1 TVs
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