With the new PS5 and Xbox Series X, a new era of gaming is upon us. VR, AR, playing across different platforms, an ever-expanding set of online options, all are coming with new devices and becoming more common every day.
But to see how far these gaming consoles can go, we need to have a suitable TV. And that almost always means buying a new one. But with the wealth of TVs being out there and a lot of technical jargon thrown around, it can be tough to find the right pick for you. So here are our top 3 picks.
LG OLEDCX Series
If you are a high-end gamer, then this is the option for you. Size varies from 48 to 77 inches so that you can pick your fancy. Input lag stands at about 13ms while the refresh rate is 120Hz. It does feature both HDR and VRR. And in case you are wondering, it also has HDMI 2.1. It has 4 of them.
While the TV does provide excellent image quality (great dynamics, shadow detail, black level, and so on), OLED can sometimes suffer from image retention. And the apps are a bit lacking too.
Of course, this model, and others listed down below, also supports web browsing and HTML5 websites through their native application, so you can also play online games when you’re updating your console firmware. We came across these guys as they were trying out some more graphically demanding games on slots Canada websites, and it worked like a charm.
We have to point out that this TV is costly considering the offering. However, if someone has enough money and likes certain specifics, he will not regret buying it. Sizes are a bit bigger than the LG OLEDCX series, ranging from 55 to 85 inches. What we found most impressive about this TV is that it reported an input lag of only 10.1ms. It too features 4 HDMI 2.1.
We also like the added Game Bar as a dedicated interface for adjustments and tweaks. Unlike OLEDCX, Samsung provides good app support, including Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV+, and Netflix. However, the lack of Dolby Vision compatibility is a bit disappointing. Add another plus for an excellent sound system as well.
LG is always a good brand to buy, and this TV is no exception. Unfortunately, this TV is so popular that it constantly keeps selling out, which makes it irritatingly hard to believe. Also, if you are not wall-mounting it, you will have to pay extra for a pedestal stand or feet.
Sizes vary from 55 to 77 inches. In other specs, it is pretty similar to the OLEDCX model we mentioned above. But something unique that we like on this TV is a great game optimizer that allows swapping between preset modes for a first-person shooter, RGPS, and RTS titles.
OLED EVO panel is the real winner with naturally sharp images and exceptional brightness. Motion handling is just made for gaming and movies alike.