5 Best Gaming TV's that will satisfy even the hardcore gamers

Find your next gaming TV among these excellent choices.

No matter whether you are a PC gamer or a console gamer, one thing that everyone has in common is the desire to see your favorite games come to high-resolution. This is now possible, thanks to Sony’s PS4 Pro, as well as Xbox One X, delivered to us by Microsoft, which allow 4K gaming. However, in order to achieve this gamer’s dream, and make the most out of using the new consoles,  you need a good TV that will be able to display them.

There are countless options out there, depending on what you are willing and able to spend. To help you pick the best option — and provide one that will be affordable to most people — we have reviewed numerous models and picked five of them. The price and quality will vary in order to present a great solution to everyone. But first, here is what you should look for in a good gaming TV.

What does a good gaming TV need to have?

There are many aspects that can determine whether your choice of gaming TV is good or bad. For example, you wish to get the best picture quality as possible, but you should also not forget about sound quality. Things such as the design and color are also important to many, and let’s not forget about the price — while there are many out there who have no problem in terms of money, there are also those who are on a tight budget, but still wish and deserve to enjoy the best.

Next, you want a decent port selection, and also some additional features, such as the mic, for voice interaction, and decent remote features. The size matters as well, and for those tech-savvy and advanced among us, smart-home compatibility might be a decent bonus. With that in mind, here are some of our top picks, and the choice, as always, falls upon you.

1. SAMSUNG Q8FN QLED TV

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Our first choice — the one we consider to be the best, overall — is SAMSUNG Q8FN QLED TV. It is a premium 4K TV which performs excellently and is one of the best choices an aspiring (or established) gamer could make.

The TV comes with a 65-inch display, with fantastic color but also with black levels that are good enough to rival OLED itself. With such an advanced model, your Smart TV experience will be incredible, and it also comes with amazing sound quality and a pre-installed voice assistant.

Gamers will enjoy this one, thanks to its HDR support, a plethora of HDMI ports, and extremely short lag time, typically around 28.2ms. Its refresh rate is 120Hz, which is also quite impressive.

Of course, all of this does come at a price, and the price is around $2,499. However, the design is beautiful, the stats are top notch, and the possibilities are endless. It is an excellent model, which will truly make your gaming experience like never before.

  • Excellent picture quality

  • 4.1 sound

  • Black levels are quite impressive

  • Full-array blacklight

  • Beautiful design

  • Plenty of ports

  • Slightly noticeable light blooming

  • Lacks Dolby Vision

2. TCL 43S517 ROKU SMART 4K TV

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Next, we have TCL 43S517 ROKU SMART 4K TV, which is likely one of the best choices for those on a budget. This gaming TV will only cost you $300, but in exchange, you will get more than you may expect.

The TV is a 43-inch, 4K-supporting, and it provides impressive performance. It offers a 60Hz panel, as well as a 99.8% color gamut, with excellent color accuracy, which is even better than what our previous entry can provide. In terms of design, this model looks a lot better than most less-costly options, with narrow 0.35-inch bezels which surround the display. The cabinet is very thin itself, although it comes with feet of glossy black plastic, but they remain quite strong.

The model weighs 18.5 pounds, while its measurements are 37.8 x 22.1 x 2.9 inches. It is a great choice for smaller apartments, thanks to its size. It features three HDMI ports: a USB port, a digital optical port, an RF connector, an Ethernet port, as well as a headphone audio jack.

The fact that it is 4K should also be appreciated since it is a rarity in this price range.

  • Very affordable

  • Plenty of ports

  • Excellent color

  • Very satisfying, slick design

  • The best option in this price range

  • Supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

  • Inconsistent blacklight

  • Takes time to install

3. Sony X690E 70-Inch TV

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If you are a fan of big-screen TVs, you’re going to love this one. Sony’s X690E comes with a massive, 70-inch screen, which is the largest TV on this list. Not only that, but its response time sits at 22.3ms, which is more than decent for a gaming TV. Of course, there are some issues that can be considered as ‘paying the price’ for its other benefits, such as color accuracy which scored Delta-E 8.2, while the best ones go as close to zero as possible.

However, this is likely the best option for those who want a 5-feet TV that provides an excellent, 4K experience. It also comes with Ultra HD resolution, meaning greater pixel density, and is great for top-quality immersion. The TV will cost you around $1,498, which is a middle price. We are well aware of its advantages, but also of its shortcomings.

The refresh rate is at the usual 60Hz, although the number of ports is quite low, sitting at only 3. The TV uses Opera TV software, it weighs around 61 pounds, its measurements are 61.7 x 35.5 x 3.7 inches, and supports resolution of 3840×2160. Of course, its size might be a potential issue for those who struggle with free space. While you can mount it on a wall, positioning it on an entertainment unit or a table will require some space.

  • Sleek design

  • 10-watt speakers

  • Highly-immersive

  • Massive size

  • Reasonable and sensible price

  • Good refresh rate and responsiveness

  • Limited app selection

  • Confusing remote control design

4. LG UK6300 43-INCH 4K TV

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Next, we have the best possible option for those who see lag as the greatest obstacle to quality gaming. We are, of course, talking about LG’s UK6300 43-INCH 4K TV, which has an amazing response time of 11.2ms. This is easily the fastest TV on this, and many other lists, but it also offers a color gamut of 99.8%, and its Delta-E rating is also quite impressive at 3.6.

Of course, as mentioned earlier, there is likely no TV that scores perfect points in all areas, so additional functionality is a sacrifice you will have to endure in return for amazing speeds. For example, it features only 3 HDMI ports, which might be an issue for those who want to have multiple consoles hooked up at once. Its 60Hz display also supports HDR for a number of media, but unfortunately, gaming is not among them.

On the plus side, this is an extremely affordable TV, which will only cost you around $269.99, which is among the cheapest on the list. This price proves that there is awareness of the TV’s shortcomings, which is sensible, and we can respect that.

When it comes to the design, this is a compact option, but the important part is that it is still 4K TV. Many would say that the design even has a touch of elegance to it. The TV comes with the attached feet that stick out, both back and forward, at a 90-degree angle. The display itself has 43 inches in size, which makes it easy to use and move. In addition, it weighs only around 18.3 pounds, and measures of 38.5 x 22.6 x 3.2 inches.

  • Very affordable

  • Amazing speed

  • Decent port selection

  • HDR support

  • Wide color gamut

  • Easily movable

  • Lacks mic

  • Basic remote options

  • Middling color accuracy

5. SAMSUNG 40-INCH NU7100 TV

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Finally, we have SAMSUNG 40-INCH NU7100 TV, which is another great solution for gaming bedrooms, small apartments, or even dorm rooms. As the name suggests, it is a 40-inch TV which still comes with 4K and HDR support. Best of all, it is extremely affordable, with a price of only $380.

As always, the TV has its own shortcomings, such as basic backlighting, as well as unimpressive color gamut at 98.5%. However, its color accuracy is one of the best on the list, and it scored a Delta-E rating of 2.6. The viewing angle is also quite wide, which makes it good for situations where more people are watching the screen. As for HDMI ports, there are 3 of them, which can be good or bad, depending on your needs. But its 60Hz panel will serve you well for gaming at 30/60 fps. Another thing that this model has going for it is fantastic responsiveness at 17.9ms.

When it comes to the design, it is pretty attractive, with average-sized bezels. Meanwhile, the weight is only 18.7 pounds, which means that you can easily pick it up by yourself. In addition, its exact measurements are 36 x 20.9 x 2.3, so it truly won’t take a lot of space, and you can put it wherever you wish. While its size might be too small for 4K gaming, you can still make it work with a viewing distance of around 3 feet. In other words, this is a small TV for a small environment, but it should satisfy your needs without too many sacrifices.

  • Excellent price

  • Good picture

  • Very robust bass

  • Attractive design

  • More than decent sound quality

  • Easy to move, doesn't take up a lot of space

  • A bit too small for 4K resolution

  • Misses some smart features

Summary

Clearly, gaming has grown more than just a hobby that helps you pass the time. It has become one of the largest industries in the world with billions of people involved. With that in mind, it is not surprising that so many great achievements in this field have arrived. But for the best experience, you need a good gaming TV.

We have presented you with our top five picks, which come with different features, prices, and possibilities. It now falls upon you to make your choice and acquire the best one which will suit your needs. Hopefully, one such solution lies in the list above.

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