The best TVs for the Playstation 5 2021/02

What specs does a TV need for the Playstation 5?

When talking about consoles, Sony is probably the most famous manufacturer that everyone has probably heard of. Since 1994 the Playstation series is now sold and enjoys great popularity. From then on, the console has been technically and optically optimized considerably, which culminated in the Playstation 4 Pro from 2016. But in 2020 a new generation is to be released with the Playstation 5, which is eagerly awaited by gamers. Since 2013 the first Playstation 4 is on the market – so it’s really time for something new!

The PS5 offers a native 4K resolution at 120 fps, which was missed by console gamers for so long. However, many of the TVs currently used are not able to display this. First of all, an HDMI 2.1 interface is the key, but also a display that has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This means that many TVs that were still very good on the PS4 Pro are no longer up to date. That’s why we show you our best TVs for the Playstation 5, which really prepare you for next gen gaming!

Updated on 15. February 2021
Selected from 622 TVs
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The best TV for PS5 2021: LG CX OLED

LG CX OLED (55 Inch)
LG's all-round wonder with amazing picture quality
Picture Quality Bright Room
77%
Picture Quality Dark Room
97%
Viewing Angle
97%
HDR
79%
Movies & TV Shows
89%
Gaming
95%
Sports
88%
Features
77%

LG CX OLED compared to the alternatives

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The LG CX OLED is probably one of the best TVs on the market in 2020. When it comes to gaming, it does not make any concessions and is therefore it is well prepared for the Playstation 5. Thanks to the OLED design, the picture quality in dark environments is impressive with perfect blacks and a theoretically infinite contrast ratio. Also the motion handling of the 120 Hz display with an almost immediate response time is almost unattainable for most other TVs – normal LED TVs do not have a chance in this respect.

Because of its wide viewing angle it is perfectly equipped for gaming with several people. The colors remain vivid even at comparatively oblique viewing angles and do not appear washed out at all. So nothing stands in the way of the next Fifa tournament with the entire team.

The CX has all the features a gamer could wish for. Screen tearing is excluded by a variable refresh rate via HDMI Forum’s VRR, FreeSync and G-Sync and of course an Auto Low Latency Mode is alsoavailable. The input lag at 4K @ 120 fps is only ~12 ms, which makes the TV feel incredibly responsive while playing.

The sound system is quite reasonable and can get fairly loud – the bass is a bit weak, but this can be compensated by soundbars or hifi systems. It supports uncompressed Dolby Atmos sound to provide really cinema-quality sound from all directions.

Burn-in is not really a problem – especially not when gaming, as no static images are displayed for hours, which could damage the organic LEDs. The risk is generally so low that it is really negligible.

As you can see, HDR gaming with the CX can only be fun!

LG CX OLED Pro / Contra

  • Perfect Blacks
  • Contrast Ratio: ∞:1
  • Motion Handling
  • Viewing Angle
  • HDMI 2.1 ([email protected])
  • HDMI VRR & G-Sync Compatible VRR
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Alpha 9 Gen 3 Processor
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)

Alternatives to the LG CX OLED as TV for PS5

Alternative
Cheapest TV with HDMI 2.1 
LG NANO85 (49 Inch)
Picture Quality Bright Room -18
Picture Quality Dark Room -52
HDR -28
Higher price $+597*

The NANO85 uses an IPS panel, which ensures a very wide viewing angle. This makes it a good choice especially for team or co-op games, as no one is disadvantaged by fading colors when viewed at an oblique angle. However, IPS panels also have negative characteristics, as the black levels and contrast ratio of 1700:1 are not quite convincing. Thus, it can happen in dark environments that black is displayed more like grey – not exactly what you would wish for in a horror game evening. But it’s hardly noticeable in less dark games, though.

The TV can display 4K content at 120 fps with the HDMI 2.1 interface. However, the input lag increases from 15 ms ([email protected] Hz) to 23 ms. It also has a variable refresh rate, so screen tearing is no problem. LG has even thought of the Auto Low Latency Mode, which keeps the input lag as low as possible by itself, as soon as a switched on console is detected.

The Nano85 is surprisingly well-positioned in terms of sound and supports uncompressed Dolby Atmos through the HDMI eARC, which means that the backdrop of sound can be expanded perfectly.

So you can see that the mid-range TV is quite capable of delivering a great gaming experience. Even if it can not quite match OLEDs in terms of picture quality, it does deliver a decent result in bright rooms.

Alternative
Mid-range TV with HDMI 2.1 & good HDR performance  
Sony X900H (55 Inch)
Picture Quality Bright Room -9
Picture Quality Dark Room -35
Viewing Angle -50
Higher price $+998*

The X900H is the only and therefore most affordable TV in Sony’s Bravia Series, with an HDMI 2.1 interface. It is therefore classified in our ranking as a mid-range TV if you want to take the 4K resolution of the Playstation 5 to the limit with 120 Hz.  The VA panel has deep blacks and a great contrast ratio of 4300:1, which can be enhanced by the Full Array Local Dimming feature. In dark surroundings, however, it produces a nice picture – but only if you are sitting straight in front of the TV. At an oblique viewing angle, the colors wash out very quickly. Therefore, the X900H probably is not really suitable for gaming with several players at the same TV. If you are looking for a TV with a comparable performance that has a larger viewing angle, you should probably consider the NANO90. QLEDs from the Q80T on could also come into account, but are also more expensive.

The motion handling of the 120 Hz panel is still good with a response time of <4 ms and the input lag is really impressive with ~15 ms at 4K @ 60 Hz – so the TV reacts very fast to a button press on the gamepad. Even our entry-level model provides both a variable refresh rate against screen tearing and an Auto Low Latency Mode, which keeps the input lag as low as possible when the Playstation is turned on.

The X900H’s sound is quite convincing. The built-in speakers are of course not made for enthusiasts, but deliver a reasonable sound quality and can get quite loud. The X900H supports Dolby formats as well as DTS. However, Dolby Atmos is available via Dolby True HD thanks to the HDMI eARC interface.

The best TV for PS5 compared

tvfindr
Picture Quality Bright Room
Picture Quality Dark Room
Viewing Angle
HDR
Movies & TV Shows
Gaming
Sports
Features
77%
97%
97%
79%
89%
95%
88%
77%
59%
45%
71%
51%
52%
88%
76%
82%
68%
62%
47%
64%
62%
90%
75%
78%
* Prices incl. VAT, plus shipping costs. Please note that prices shown here may have changed in the meantime. All data without guarantee.
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