Best TVs for PS4 Pro 2019/08

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The Sony Playstation has been a household name since the beginning of the the 1990s. The first generation was released in 1994 and has since been revamped at more or less regular intervals both technically and visually. Each generation naturally was better than the last. While the latest generation Playstation 5 is eagerly awaited by gamers worldwide, the current console generation Playstation 4 has been around since 2013.

In times when 4K and 8K are becoming more and more important, the demands on consoles are also increasing. In 2016, Playstation 4 Pro was launched, offering native 4K resolution at 30 fps. To fully unleash the consoles potential, this also requires the right TV! We show you the best TVs for PS4 Pro.

These are the Best TVs for PS4 Pro in 2019

Budget PS4 Gaming
50H8F
The Hisense H8F is a great choice for newcomers to 4K gaming. It offers no extra features, but is just enough for the occasional gaming session.
  • Low input lag
  • Good black value & high contrast
  • Affordable price
  • No VRR
  • No ALLM
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • Viewing angle
  • HDR gaming

50, 55, 65 Inch
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Gaming with Friends
55SM8600PUA
The LG SM8600 is great for gaming with friends. Thanks to the IPS panel, the viewing angle is very wide, at the expense of the black level. Also, the input lag is very low, which is good for sports and action games.
  • 120 Hz
  • Low input lag
  • Auto Low Latency Mode
  • Viewing angle
  • Nano Cell
  • No VRR
  • No HDMI 2.1
  • Poor black level

49, 55, 65, 75 Inch
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High-End Gaming
OLED65C9PUA
The LG C9 is the perfect TV for the demanding gamer. With the PS4 Pro, games look fantastic here. HDMI 2.1 means it's also ready for the future with the Playstation 5. OLED provides the best picture quality.
  • HDMI 2.1
  • 4K with 120 Hz
  • VRR (HDMI Forum) (only 55" and 65")
  • Auto Low Latency Mode
  • HDMI eARC
  • Very low Input Lag
  • Viewing angle
  • Burn-in risk

55, 65, 77 Inch
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50, 55, 65 Inch
10 Bit
60 Hz
VA Panel
50H8F, 55H8F, 65H8F

The Best budget TV for PS4 Pro for PS4 Pro gaming
Hisense H8F

While the Hisense H8F won’t satisfy the demanding gamer, it offers a lot of value for its price which both the enthusiast and newcomer will enjoy. Gaming in Full HD and 4K are possible at 60 Hz. Also, the input lag is very low at 14 ms which provides responsive control in fast and action packed gaming. To achieve this low input lag, you have to switch into the H8F’s dedicated Game Mode, which is only two clicks away with the remote. Additional gaming features, VRR or Auto Low Latency Mode, are unfortunately missing. Also, there is no HDMI 2.1.

The VA panel, which provides good black value, causes the viewing angle to be rather small. This won’t be a problem if you are sitting directly in front of the TV. There are better options for a larger group, though.

49, 55, 65, 75 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
IPS Panel
49SM8600PUA, 55SM8600PUA, 65SM8600PUA, 75SM8670PUA

The Best TV for PS4 Pro gaming with friends
LG SM8600

Compared with the Hisense H8F, the LG SM8600 is fundamentally different in one aspect: the screen itself. It doesn’t use a VA panel but an IPS panel, so the core characteristics of both TVs are completely opposite. The SM8600 has a very wide viewing angle, but its black levels are rather poor. This isn’t particularly bad for most games, but it may be annoying with darker content. This makes it very suitable for gaming in larger groups, as several people around the TV see the same and nobody is disadvantaged.

The panel also allows 120 Hz Full HD gaming. At 4K resolution “only” 60 Hz are possible, which as of now can’t be surpassed by gaming consoles anyway. The input lag of 14 ms is also very low. It is the highest in the selection, but the differences are marginal and won’t be notice by the ambitious gamer. Unfortunately, the SM8600 has neither VRR nor HDMI 2.1.

55, 65, 77 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
OLED Panel
OLED55C9PUA, OLED65C9PUA, OLED77C9PUB

The Best TV for PS4 Pro for high end gaming
LG C9

Not only is the LG C9 currently one of the best TVs on the market – it is also one of the best TVs for PS4 Pro. Its absolute trump card is its compatibility with HDMI 2.1; a transmission standard that allows speeds of up to 48 Gbps. This also allows the uncompressed playback of Dolby Atmos via specialized headphones or hi-fi system. This is real cinema sound – or the best surround sound to be right in the middle of the action.

In addition, 120 Hz at 4K resolution is possible. In addition, the input lag is extremely low: 6 ms at 1080p @ 120 Hz and 14 ms 4K @ 60 Hz. Gaming in highest resolution as well as in HDR is a lot of fun. Variable Refresh Rate (only 55 and 65 inch) and Auto Low Latency Mode are also included. The C9 is a safe investment for next generation gaming.

Although we have given burn-in as a negative point, in reality this is a much smaller problem than you might think. Even if you only use the OLED to play the same game all the time, the risk is almost completely eliminated thanks to innovative features, such as Pixel Shift.

The Best TVs for PS4 Pro compared

Picture quality
Here the overall picture quality of the television is measured during gaming.
HDR gaming
Just as there are videos and movies with HDR, there are also video games with a particularly large contrast range.
Viewing angle
The viewing angle of a TV is the angle at which you can sit in front of the TV without colors washing out and black areas losing their depth.
Input lag
The input lag is the delay of the input signal from the movement of the controller / keyboard and mouse to the screen.
15ms14ms13ms
Motion Handling
Motion handling refers to the presentation of fast content. The aim here is to avoid motion blur as well as possible.
Auto Low Latency Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode is a mode to which a TV is switches automatically when a game console is switched on. This mode reduces the latency between input and output signal.
YesYesYes
HDMI 2.1
HDMI 2.1 is a 48 Gbit/s transmission standard. This makes it possible to implement particularly demanding requirements for gaming, for example 120 Hz at 4K resolution.
NoNoYes
Sound formats
Just like picture quality is improving, sound formats are also being enhanced constantly. There are different surround sound formats that are supported by different TVs and different consoles.
Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital PlusDolby True HD
Available sizes
The compared TV for PS4 Pro are available in following screen sizes
50, 55, 65 Inch
49, 55, 65, 75 Inch
55, 65, 77 Inch
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What makes the best TV for PS4 Pro?

A powerful game console like the Playstation 4 Pro needs a powerful TV that unfolds its potential. TVs for PS4 Pro are available in all price ranges, but picture technology and equipment differ enormously once again. The Hisense H8F forms the solid entry-level basis for occasional playing after work and on weekends. It doesn’t have any extras, but offers a solid picture. Especially the black level is very good due to the VA panel, but the viewing angle leaves a lot to be desired.

The LG SM8600 takes a different approach. Due to the IPS panel, the viewing angle is much better than that of the H8F. This makes it great for gaming with friends. Sitting around the TV itself and losing a sense of what’s going on on screen is no problem at all. Unfortunately the black level suffers from the panel and darker content is rather dark grey instead of deep black. Nevertheless, it’s a good TV for PS4 Pro, as it has no issues with 4K content and can even display Full HD content at 120 Hz.

If you’re not just thinking about the Playstation 4 Pro, but already have the Playstation 5 in mind, then I recommend a future-proof investment: the LG C9. The C9 is a television of the absolute top class with an OLED panel, infinite contrast, deepest black and an extremely wide viewing angle. It also has HDMI 2.1 connectors, which allow for 4K at 120 Hz, VRR through HDMI Forum, uncompressed Dolby Atmos and many other innovative features that the new console generation will most definitely make us of.

Here again my recommendations:
Budget PS4 Gaming Gaming with Friends High-End Gaming
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