The next-generation consoles namely the PS5 and Xbox Series X require a better TV with HDMI 2.1 support. This enabled displays to hit those higher frame rates and higher resolutions. the PS5 and Xbox Series X promise up to 8K resolution and 120 FPS. But both do not go hand in hand. You can either pick the higher resolution of the higher frame rate. That makes 4K TVs the sweet spot for the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
With the introduction of the next generation of consoles, several TV makers have announced TVs with support for HDMI 2.1. We are going to limit our recommendations to 4K TVs in this article as 4K 60 FPS is going to be the sweet spot for the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. Not to mention that the 8K TVs that are available on the market right now are not what you would call cheap and are not going to be affordable for the majority of the public. Here we are going to look at some of the best 4K TVs that you can buy for the Xbox Series X and PS5 in 2021.
Best 4K TVs For Xbox Series X And PS5
The following are some of the best 4K TVs with next-generation features such as HDMI 2.1 that you can buy right now:
This is an OLED display so you get those deep blacks and intense immersive colors when gaming or consuming content. This is a really thin display with very narrow bezels which makes it really appealing to look at and also increases immersion when playing games or watching something.
This display is G-Sync compatible if you are interested in hooking it up with your PC as well, which makes it the ultimate TV for gaming. The stand is made of metal which makes it really solid and feels premium. The contrast is the major selling point of OLED TVs and that is something that you really need to experience in-person to see the actual benefit and the visual improvements.
The TV has a couple of USB 2.0 ports, HDMI 2.1, HDCP 2.2, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and even ethernet. The display supports Dolby Vision and with HDMI 2.1 you can hit 4K 120 FPS in games that are optimized to hit that higher resolution and frame rate.
This TCL TV is also very thin and while it does have a bit of a chin the bezels are pretty thin. I have the same series model but in a smaller size at home and have been using it for a while now without having any issues. For the price, this is a great option to consider as it has a very competitive price tag as compared to the other models that we have on this list.
This is a QLED that used Quantum Dot technology and features HDR. THX Certified Gaming Mode ensures improved response time and reduces input lag. I was able to play Destiny 2 at 4K 60 FPS on my gaming PC. Note that this display does not feature HDMI 2.1 and that is why it cannot hit 4K 120 FPS.
That might not be a deal-breaker for everyone. Note that not all PS5 and Xbox Series X games are going to hit 4K 120 FPS natively. I imagine that only a few of them will be able to hit that level of performance. If you are fine with 4K 60 FPS, which I for one have no issues with, then this is an option that you should consider. If HDMI 2.1 is something that you really want in order to hit 4K 120 FPS then there are other options but they all come at a higher cost.
The Sony X900H is another great looking TV that comes with narrow bezels and has a really slim design. It is going to look really good mounted but you can have it on a table as well. The TV features AndroidTV so you can use different apps such as YouTube and Netflix to watch content on it without having to connect other devices to it.
The TV is also compatible with Alexa so you can use the digital assistant to power the TV on and off and you can use other voice commands to play something that you are interested in watching or listening to.
This TV does have HDMI 2.1 so you can hit 4K 120 FPS in games that support it on the Xbox Series X, PS5 or PC.
Samsung is known for making some of the best displays in the business and this TV is no exception. Not only does it have a slim design and narrow bezels, but it also has a really cool stand that gives it a floating look. This is one of the higher-end models that Samsung has to offer right now.
This is not an OLED TV but it does have Quantum Dot technology so you do get vivid colors that increase the immersion when playing games. The appeal of the TV is real and it looks really clean even when it is turned off. The stand is pretty small so you can have this pretty large display on a smaller table as compared to some other models.
HDMI 4 is that one that is 2.1 which enables it to output 4K 120 FPS with variable refresh rate via FreeSync. G-Sync might be a feature on the device later on and cannot to ruled out at this point. The operating system is similar to the previous ones and Bixbi and Alexa are built-in. The menus are great to use and navigate but the navigation is not as smooth as we would like. The sound is better than the previous version but adding a sound bar is going to go a long way.
These are some of the best 4K TVs that we can recommend for the PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021.