Importantly, the best TVs for gaming also support HDMI 2.1, so you can actually hit silky smooth frame rates at that super high resolution. These screens also play nicely with the next-gen consoles, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X also capable of outputting at 4K and 120Hz—again just check for HDMI 2.1 support.
The best HDMI cable for 4K gaming is the Ultra High-Speed HDMI, as HDMI 2.1 and one of these cables will deliver 4K at 120Hz. That said, most will get by just fine with a Premium High-Speed HDMI cable. These support a bandwidth of 18Gbps, which covers you for 4K gaming at 60Hz and supports HDR content.
'HDR' stands for 'High Dynamic Range'. The term originates in photography, and refers to a technique to heighten a picture's dynamic range – the contrast levels between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks.
You ideally want to match a PS5/Xbox series x with a 120Hz TV. This means it can fresh its screen image up to 120 times a second. The PS5 and Xbox series x plays some games at 120 frames per second, so you need a TV with a 120Hz refresh rate to actually serve up the action at same pace as the console.
60Hz is enough for gaming. 60Hz is smooth enough to enjoy both multiplayer and singleplayer games, and is currently the most affordable solution.
A TV's resolution is important and will significantly impact the image quality of whatever game you're playing. To get the most out of your PS5 or Xbox Series X, for example, a 4K TV will squeeze the best possible image from games on those consoles.
LG TVs have high refresh rates, which when combined with an expanded colour palette and contrast, provide the most immersive gaming experiences. Perfectly pick out a pass to another player and immerse yourself as the colours of your favourite game come to life.