Best TVs for PS5 / Xbox Series X console gaming at 4K 120Hz with Variable Refresh Rate, eArc and HDMI 2.1

Page 2 has the Sony TVs capable of 4K 120Hz

If you have forked out £450 for a brand new Sony or Xbox console, it is likely you want to experience it in the best way possible. With some games offering 4K resolution at 120fps, if you want a TV that is capable of this, you are going to have to pay quite a lot of money.

All the following TVs should offer at least one HDMI 2.1 port with the TV capable of 4K 120Hz. In addition, most if not all, will offer variable refresh rates with things like Freesync and G-Sync compatibility.

LG OLED TVs

LG are your best bet if you want 4K120Hz gaming on an OLED display.

LG CX OLED

Product features

  • a9 Gen 3 Processor for outstanding colour & contrast
  • Cinematic sound with Dolby Atmos
  • HDR: Dolby Vision IQ / HDR10 / Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • 4K streaming
  • Freeview HD / Freesat HD
  • FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync

This is last years model, but it is still widely available. I’d say this is the best overall buy if you are a gamer wanting 4H120Hz OLED. It is considerably cheaper than the LG C1, which is the 2021 model, and the hardware spec is almost identical.

LG C1 OLED (2021)

Product features

  • SELF-LIT OLED for infinite contrast & 100% colour fidelity
  • Advanced α9 Gen4 AI processor 4K for ultimate picture & sound
  • HDR: Dolby Vision IQ / HDR10 / Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • Catch-up TV & 4K streaming
  • Freeview HD with Freeview Play / Freesat HD
  • FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync

I reviewed the LG C1 OLED a few weeks ago, and it is an outstanding TV which I love. It just does everything well.

LG G1 Evo

Product features

  • SELF-LIT OLED evo – the brightest LG OLED TV
  • Ultra slim gallery design & built-in flush fit wall mount
  • HDR: Dolby Vision IQ / HDR10 / Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • Catch-up TV & 4K streaming
  • Freeview HD with Freeview Play / Freesat HD
  • FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync

About £300 more than the C1, this screen claims to offer higher brightness providing superior HDR performance.  If you want the best of the best, this is the one to get, but as always for high-end products, there are diminishing returns when compared to the cheaper models.

Samsung QLED

Samsung QN95A Neo QLED

Product features

  • See every moment in jaw-dropping detail and epic contrast
  • Catch every detail from any angle with no distracting glare
  • Picture quality: 4500 PQI
  • HDR: HDR10+ / HDR10 / Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • Catch-up TV & 4K streaming

The Neo QLED technology from Samsung is the closest you will get to OLED. Unlike the self-lit OLED technology, this uses 792 separate dimming zones, giving the Samsung a significant brightness advantage with peak brightness levels of over 2000 nits. The QLED tech should have less risk of burn-in; Samsung even offers a 10-year guarantee.

This model has four HDMI 2.1 ports, whereas all the other Samsung TVs on this list have just one. So this can handle multiple consoles and an eArc soundbar.

Samsung QN85A Neo QLED 4K HDR Smart TV (2021)

Product features

  • See every moment in jaw-dropping detail and epic contrast
  • Brilliant AI processor that powers your 4K entertainment
  • Picture quality: 4300 PQI
  • HDR: Quantum HDR 2000 HDR10+ / HDR10 / Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • Catch-up TV & 4K streaming
  • FreeSync Premium Pro

The 2nd Neo QLED and a touch more affordable, this drops the HDR rating down to Quantum HDR 1500

There is only one HDMI 2.1 port, which could be an issue if you have multiple consoles or any soundbars that may use eArc.

Samsung Q80A QLED 4K HDR Smart TV (2021)

Product features

  • See it all in exceptional detail and bright colour
  • Precise & pin-sharp contrast across the whole screen
  • Picture quality: 3800 PQI
  • HDR: HDR10+ / HDR10 / Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • Catch-up TV & 4K streaming

This is rated at Quantum HDR 1500 using a full array backlit array (vs edgelit of the cheaper Q70A)

Samsung Q70A QLED 4K HDR Smart TV (2021)

Product features

  • The intelligence behind the glorious 4K picture and sound
  • Level up with ultra-smooth & immersive gaming in 4K 120Hz
  • Picture quality: 3400 PQI
  • HDR: HDR10+ / HDR10 / Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • Catch-up TV & 4K streaming

This is the cheapest 4K 120Hz capable Samsung TV for 2021. It is a well specced TV, just with things toned down from the premium models. This has a VA-type QLED edge-lit panel, and I am struggling to find peak brightness or claimed HDR performance, but it does have HDR10+ like most Samsung TVs

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