The highlight of each Interested in buying the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X and looking for a 4K or even 8K TV to get the most out of the new generation of consoles? TudoCelular has prepared this guide with the best smart TV offers, including only models with HDMI 2.1 to play in 4K at 120 fps. And even if you don’t care about that level of fluidity, you’ll still have great options if you’re just looking for a TV with the best picture.
Keep in mind that it’s not mandatory to have a TV with an HDMI 2.1 connection to play games with the PS5 or Xbox Series X, but if you want to take advantage of technologies like VRR—variable frame rate—, ALLM—for lower latency—, and eARC—for better audio output with compatible soundbars and home theaters—then it’s good to invest in a model that supports HDMI 2.1.
Our guide only gathers models that can be officially found on national soil, since importing a large TV is quite complicated. And as we do in all guides, we always look for the most cost-effective products. It’s no use listing a TV over 80 inches that costs more than a zero-mile car.
Models are listed in order of price and this may change with the constant variation of offers.
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SMART TV OLED
The C9 was the darling OLED TV of 2019 for being the first to come with the HDMI 2.1 standard, which makes it 100% compatible with the new generation of consoles. Behold, now in 2020, we have the CX, which can also be known as the C10, and which brings the same characteristics in an already known design.
Is it worth investing in the new one? Advantageously, it has improved speakers and BFI support at 120 Hz; otherwise, the two are pretty much the same. You should choose the one that is cheaper, but the C9 is missing from the market and it is difficult to find it in smaller sizes.
What matters is that with the CX you will get excellent pictures, low response time, VRR support thanks to HDMI 2.1, and also NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility. which makes it a great monitor choice.
The CX could be a more interesting option than the QLED 2020 line as all its ports are in the HDMI 2.1 standard, while on Samsung TVs you only have one port in this version and the others are 2.0. So, if you decide to buy the PS5 and Xbox Series X, you’d have to keep switching the two on the same port if you want to play in 4K at 120 fps.
The E9 is LG’s premium model that brings a more sophisticated design with a glass base to add elegance to your living room. Its panel has several similarities with the C9 but has some refinements that result in better image uniformity, shorter response time, and much better quality sound.
It only arrived in the 65-inch version and is almost the same size as the CX, which can be an interesting alternative for those who are also concerned with the sound and aesthetics of the TV. However, when compared to the 65-inch C9 that costs less, it might not be worth paying more for this one just for the image.
The GX is a more expensive TV than the CX, and you can expect a superior picture and extra features, but you’re actually paying for the fancier design. The GX is a TV with a minimalist look and was specially designed to be mounted on the wall, as it is completely flat—different from the CX.
Otherwise, you’ll get the same image quality and features as the cheapest LG model. If you don’t care so much about design and don’t make a point of having a TV perfectly glued to your wall, it will be worth saving up and buying the CX. In any case, the LG GX is an excellent TV to explore the potential of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Another option worth mentioning here when we talk about OLED panels is the LG C1, a screen that was presented in Brazil, betting on offering 120 Hz resolution and 4K resolution as highlights, something that becomes very convenient when considering the current generation of consoles.
In addition, the LG C1 also features excellent image delivery, HDMI 2.1 ports (all available), G-Sync, FreeSync, and VRR support, compatibility with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Apple AirPlay, low response time for games, and the combo of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos with movies and games (Xbox).
SMART TV QLED
Looking for the best QLED TV in the domestic market? The Q95T is Samsung’s most advanced 4K TV in its 2020 lineup of smart TVs. It is the successor to the Q90R, which was not released here last year.
Unlike the LG models that we mentioned, the Q95T has only one HDMI 2.1 port, so if you want to buy both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, you will have to keep switching the two consoles on the same port if you want to play in 4K at 120 fps. If you don’t care to have this fluidity in both, you can use one of the HDMI 2.0 ports for the other console.
Which is better, LG CX or Samsung Q95T? QLED has stronger brightness and lower input lag. Not to mention that you don’t run the risk of suffering from burn-in. On the other hand, LG has perfect black and a wider viewing angle.
Samsung TVs have Game Motion Plus, which gives more fluidity to games with lower FPS, which can help in some titles that don’t have a 60 fps option on consoles.
Rounding out our QLED list is the Q800T, Samsung’s 2020 8K TV. As expected, its price is quite salty compared to the previous models mentioned. Is it worth paying all this for her? If you want the best TV from Samsung, then this is the one you should choose… despite its poor value for money.
The Q800T comes with a new image processor with more advanced upscaling technology to handle 4K or lower content. It’s ready for new consoles from Microsoft and Sony, and it delivers great gaming performance. Its sound system is the most advanced, and it makes the use of a soundbar necessary.
Smart TV, LCD
If having just one HDMI 2.1 port is not enough for you, the NANO86 has two, so you can connect your PS5 and Xbox Series X at the same time and take full advantage of both. This is LG’s most affordable model currently with HDMI 2.1. Of course, the image quality is quite inferior to the OLED models, but if you don’t mind that and are more concerned with playing in 4K at 120 fps, then it’s worth the investment.
The NANO86 has the same latency and input lag as the NANO90, which costs a lot more. Overall, this is a great TV to play games on, but it’s not very suitable if HDR is something that’s important to you, as the NANO86 can’t achieve very strong brightness. Its IPS LCD panel has a reasonable contrast level and a wide viewing angle.