UPDATE :Now that CES 2018 is over and new tv’s are coming. We are in the process of updating. If you don’t want to wait for update, then have a look at best tv of 2017.
Kicking out old tv is easy but what about finding a good 4k TV for Xbox one X or PS4 Pro? You may have set eyes on one or at least be looking to get one in the coming months.
Well, there is only ONE problem. Finding that “Good” 4k tv isn’t an easy job. Especially when there are immense amount of TVs circulating on the market. Don’t you think It’s really helpful if they come with the label ‘compatible with Xbox one x’ or ‘compatible with ps4 pro’? That is why I have created the Exclusive list of Best 4k HDR TV for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro which helps you to compare and choose the best tv.
What you should look for when buying the 4K HDR Gaming TVs
Manufactures don’t disclose input lag values. Since you are getting tv for gaming, input lag should be the number one priority. Want proof? Search LG OLED B6 input lag fiasco. Input lag is the time taken from pushing a button on the controller to the action appearing on the screen. This can vary a lot in different TVs. If you are not playing first person shooters, then under 40 milliseconds is fine. for competitive MMORPG, the benchmark should be higher. If input lag value is very high, games are not pleasant to play and un-playable no matter how expensive the tv. Lower the input lag, better
Get a 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) HDR tv to enjoy the hdr games at its full potential. It makes a big difference in many aspects. TVs are not something that people replace every day. Its a one-time investment like car, house, and bike which you’ll probably use it for a few years. Besides 4k is the new 1080p and new consoles have native 4k UHD support.
HDR 10 Support
For HDR gaming you need HDR10 support. HDR stands for high dynamic range. It makes blacks darker and whites brighter which gives a far better contrast. companies name them different. 4K HDR, HDR Pro, SUHD, HDR ultimate, HDR that…HDR this.Basically, companies have their own branding for HDR10.
Make sure the tv has has 10-bit Panel and Wide Color Gamut Support (WCG). There are TVs with the 8-bit panel, and 8-bit panel with AFRC. These are not bad but get native 10-bit panel to get the full benefits of everything if possible. If the panel is 8-bit, tv can accept 10bit signal but can’t show it. 8bit roughly translates to 16m colors and 10bit goes to 1Billion colors. So you are missing out a lot of details. It’s why some TVs with HDR branding performs awfully when comes to Gaming and looks good in movies.
Look for peak nits. It’ll give an idea of the HDR visual highlights. 1000 nits is the industry standard. Quite a few TVs goes beyond that.
FALD Vs. Edge-lit Vs. Direct lit
This is no longer valid in 2018. you can see edge lit tv’s completely trumps FALD and vise versa
2017 4K HDR TV for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
Below we analyzed all the, 2017 and 2016 TVs. And here’s our picks of 2017 HDR TVs and almost all of the 2016 tvs are discontinued anyway. so we are sticking to 2017 tv’s you should consider.Input lags and HDR game rating are also added for reference.
Also, Its worth noting that Samsung recently partnered with Microsoft for the Xbox one X. Now they are recommending Samsung QLED tv’s for HDR gaming. There are some benefits when getting QLED TVs for Xbox one X. It’ll instantly recognize the Xbox One X on connection and you can give a voice command ‘game mode’ on the remote which lets you optimize game settings. Secondly, lifetime guarantee (10 years) against burn-in.
But It might not be the best deal when you can get OLED tv’s around in that price range.
We are starting from where we left last year.
Best 4K HDR Gaming TVs of 2017
TCL 55P607 (2017) – Best Budget Gaming TV for Xbox One X & PS4 Pro
Well, tough choice among two contenders. Vizio M series 2017 and TCL P series TCL 55P607 are the choices here. Input lag of P607 is superior with 15.1ms in 4k+HDR mode. And it’s Full-array LED backlighting with 72 local dimming zones performs better than Vizio M- series in HDR and the incredible input lag of 15.1ms is the deal maker. We are inclined towards TCL 55 P607 series for gaming due to this and its a bit cheaper as well. It also supports dolby vision. Hands down the best budget HDR gaming tv this year. We recommend this for every casual gamers and those with strict budget. Good enough!
Sony X900E (2017) – Best Mid-Range TV for Xbox One X & PS4 Pro
Since we can’t find KS8000 anymore, the next one in our bucket list is Sony X900E. Picture quality almost equivalent to KS8000. X900E price is higher but worth it if you can afford it. X900E has a Full array, better processing (processor is so powerful), and superior build quality. We believe X900E is going to be the fan favorite of this year. It supports HDR10 and has a native 10-bit panel.The input lag is 32ms for 55″ and 65″ models. The refresh rate is 120HZ (1080p)(60hz-4k). It doesn’t support Dolby Vision format. Its limited to TV’s using X1 Xtreme video processor.That’s not a deal breaker though. There isn’t much DV content to see. If you want DV you should consider 930E and up models. or settle with P607. There’s also this Samsung Q6F Special edition just released coming into competition but 900E still tops
Sony X930E (2017) – Best High-end TV for Xbox One X & PS4 Pro
LG Electronics OLED55B7A (2017)
And the final question! which is better? If you are a dedicated gamer, go with 930E as it does excel in HDR gaming. If you are into movie watching + gaming, go with B7 as it is more balanced for both.
OLED TVs for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
Well, now we would like to make a statement regarding OLEDs why? For daytime watching, sports and bright scenes, LED tv’s produce more accurate colors.In games we tend to see more bright scenes and explosions.But for very dark scenes and night-time movies OLED better. X900E blacks are awesome. It’s just that OLED black goes way deeper at the same time having peak brightness near as X900E. So, if you game at night OLEDs will look better.
However, OLED TVs are notorious for image retention. To combat this, ‘there’s additional menu called ‘pixel refresher.’ ‘Pixel refresher will recalibrate the screen to get rid of this problem. The downside is the time to re-calibrate the screen. It’ll take approx 1 hr, and the tv needs to be shut off. While this issue is seen less in 2017 Oled TV’s, it’s still there. The image retention arises when playing games over a long time.But don’t worry! these are common with all OLED panels. you’ll be ok.
Best Premium OLED HDR tv for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
Crazy OLED Tvs are worth to own. If you are LCD phobic and loves crazy black levels or doesn’t settle for anything less when it comes to picture quality and gaming, and tons of money lying around, then this is for you! If you don’t mind spending a premium on TV, this is the Holy Grail of 2017. All the OLED TV’s of 2017 (LG) has the same picture quality. When you move up to higher models of LG OLED TVs, the changes are in designs.
So, for most people out there looking for premium purchase, we recommend the newly arrived c7 for the xbox one x and ps4 pro. Not worth spending extra on higher OLED models because there’s no change in picture quality and all the higher models are using the same panel and the change is only in the design. and you are paying for only design changes mostly when go to higher models.Input lag is very low at 21.3ms and good for gaming. Also,We think LG don’t want to mess with gamers like last year.They learned their lesson. For those wondering should i pick B6 or C7? our opinion is, C7 is 25% brighter and image retention is less stronger than 2016 OLED tvs. Input lag is also very low at 21ms.
Overall improvement on LG B7/c7 is ~35% is compared to B6. same goes for all the new LG Oled Tv’s compared to last year oled models
If you are still wondering which one to choose and its worth to spend the extra money to spend on higher model tv’s? Yes and no. Depends on what’s your intent. For most people, the budget tv’s and mid range tv’s are good enough and you can use the extra money to buy new xbox one x or games or whatever you like. But one the other hand if you are a videophile, its worth to put the extra money on the tv.
Overall 2017 is a great year for gaming consoles. New tvs, Xbox One X, exclusive games and plenty of things to choose. We’ll update this Guide as soon as new tvs are available. We are pretty sure you will never go back to standard tvs once you see HDR. stay tuned…