The 5 Best TVs For The Xbox Series X - Winter 2022 Reviews

 


The 5 Best TVs For The Xbox Series X - Winter 2022 Reviews


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If you have an Xbox Series X or are planning on getting one, you might need a new TV to go along with it so you can make use of the Series X's full potential. Preferably, you want to look for something with a 120Hz panel and HDMI 2.1 support, as the Series X can output up to 120 fps for smoother and more responsive gameplay. The Xbox also supports 1440p games, so it's important to get a TV that supports it. It's also important to find a TV that has good motion handling and a low input lag for a responsive gaming experience.

We've tested more than 90 TVs under the latest test bench, and below are our recommendations for the best TV for Xbox Series X. While these picks mainly look at the current generation, these picks are also valid if you're looking for the best TV for Xbox One X. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best 4k gaming TVs, the best 4k HDR TVs, and the best TVs.


Best OLED TV For Xbox Series X: LG C1 OLED



Type OLED
Sub-Type 
 WRGB
Resolution 4k
Sizes : 48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG C1 OLED is the best TV for Xbox Series X in the OLED category that we've tested. It's an impressive TV with incredible gaming features, including fantastic low input lag, four HDMI 2.1 ports, and FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) support for a nearly tear-free gaming experience. It's also G-SYNC Compatible, great if you want a nearly tear-free gaming experience from a PC with an NVIDIA graphics card as well.

Of course, like all OLED TVs, it delivers impressive picture quality, with deep, inky blacks with perfect uniformity, even in Game Mode because it can turn individual pixels on and off. It also has wide viewing angles, making it a great choice for co-op gaming. It has an amazing wide color gamut for the latest HDR games, and it supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision gaming, including 4k @ 120Hz Dolby Vision from the Xbox Series X. Like all OLEDs, it has a near-instantaneous response time, resulting in extremely clear motion, with almost no blur behind fast-moving objects.

OLED TVs like this one aren't perfect, though, as there's a risk of permanent burn-in with static content. We don't think this should be an issue for most people, especially if you watch varied content. Sadly, our unit has poor accuracy out of the box, which is unusual, but this can vary between individual units. All in all, it's the best gaming TV for Xbox Series X with an OLED screen.

Best LED TV For Xbox Series X: Samsung QN90A QLED


Type LED
Sub-Type 
 VA
Resolution 4k
Sizes : 43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85" 98"

The Samsung QN90A QLED is the best 4k TV for Xbox Series X with an LED panel. It supports the Xbox Series X with all common resolutions, and it has FreeSync VRR support to reduce screen tearing. It has one HDMI 2.1 input, meaning that you can take full advantage of the Xbox with it, but you can't connect other HDMI 2.1 devices unless you use a receiver.

It delivers stunning picture quality in both dark and bright rooms. It has a VA panel with a high contrast ratio for deep blacks. It uses Mini LED backlighting that provides greater control over the full-array local dimming, so it displays deep and inky blacks with local dimming enabled; it also allows it to get extremely bright. Combined with the incredible reflection handling, visibility shouldn't be an issue in most rooms. In terms of gaming, it has low input lag and a quick response time for responsive gaming and smooth motion.

Unfortunately, the local dimming feature performs worse in Game Mode compared to outside of it. It's still decent, but it's just not as good as the regular picture settings. It also doesn't support Dolby Vision which is disappointing if you want to play games in that HDR format. It has wider viewing angles compared to other VA panel TVs thanks to Samsung's implementation of the 'Ultra Viewing Angle', but that means the native contrast is lower than other TVs. If these tiny issues don't bother you, it's the best TV for Xbox Series X.

CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE: HISENSE U8G

Type LED
Sub-Type 
 VA
Resolution 4k
Sizes : 55" 65"

If you want to spend less money on a high-end TV, then check out the Hisense U8G. It doesn't have Mini LED backlighting or viewing angle technology like the Samsung QN90A QLED, but it's still great overall. It supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision formats, so you won't have to worry about which format it's in. It's excellent for HDR gaming thanks to the wide color gamut, high peak brightness, fantastic contrast, and the full-array local dimming feature that performs as well in Game Mode as outside of it. Gamers should appreciate the two HDMI 2.1 inputs, and it doesn't have any issues with the Xbox. It has a quick response time, but there are motion artifacts and red ghosting, particularly in Game Mode, which could get distracting.

If you want the best TV for Xbox Series X and you prefer the wider viewing angles, the Samsung is an excellent choice. However, if you want to spend a bit less and don't mind the potential of motion artifacts, then look into the Hisense.

Best Budget TV For Xbox Series X: Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2022



Type LED
Sub-Type 
 VA
Resolution 4k
Sizes : 50" 55" 58" 65" 70" 75"

The best TV for Xbox Series X in the budget category is the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021. It's an impressive TV with some great additional gaming features, including FreeSync variable refresh rate support. It doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 ports, and it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, but since most Series X games target 4k @ 60Hz, this isn't too big of a compromise for most average gamers. Of course, it also has incredibly low input lag for a responsive gaming experience, and it has a good response time.

It has a fantastic contrast ratio and great black uniformity, so it's a great choice for gaming in a dark room. Sadly, it has narrow viewing angles, so it's not the best choice for co-op gaming, but as long as you're sitting directly in front of it, you shouldn't notice any issues.

Unfortunately, it's not a good choice for gaming in well-lit rooms because it doesn't get very bright, and its reflection handling is just decent. Also, that means it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights stand out in HDR, but it displays a wide color gamut. If this doesn't bother you, it's the best TV for Xbox Series X for a low cost.

BRIGHTER ALTERNATIVE: HISENSE U6G


Type LED
Sub-Type 
 VA
Resolution 4k
Sizes : 50" 55" 65" 75"

If you prefer something that gets brighter, then check out the Hisense U6G. It's an entry-level TV that doesn't have many gaming features like the Vizio M7 Series Quantum 2021, but it's versatile for other uses and competes with higher-end models. It has great peak brightness and excellent reflection handling, so glare shouldn't be an issue in well-lit rooms. It also displays deep blacks thanks to its VA panel, and the full-array local dimming job does a decent job at improving the picture quality in dark scenes. It displays a wide color gamut and has okay HDR peak brightness, but some highlights may not pop how they should. In terms of gaming, it has a quick response time, a backlight strobing feature, and low input lag, but sadly it doesn't support any VRR technologies.

If you want the best gaming TV for Xbox Series X and don't want to spend too much money on something with VRR support, you can't go wrong with the Vizio. However, if you need something that gets brighter, then check out the Hisense.


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