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The best TV for PS5 in 2021

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The best TV for PS5 can really enhance your gaming experience while playing Sony's latest console. The PS5 is a powerful console that's capable of some truly impressive graphics, and to make the most out of this, you should invest in the best TV your budget can stretch to.

With support for 4K resolutions (and even 8K later on, Sony promises), variable refresh rates and HDR (High Dynamic Range), buying a gaming TV for the PS5 that's capable of supporting these features can make a huge difference.

OLED TVs, for example, will offer you stunning contrast, with deep blacks and vibrant colours that will make games like Spider-Man Miles Morales look incredible, especially with HDR enabled.

The best TVs for the PS5 will also offer support for variable refresh rates. This is a feature coming to the PS5 in a future update, so it's worth getting a gaming TV for the PS5 now with this capability, so you can make use of it. Using HDMI 2.1, it allows the TV to change how fast it refreshes the image to match the frame rate from your console. This can lead to a much smoother gameplay experience, no screen tearing (an annoying graphical glitch that can ruin your enjoyment), and much more responsive actions on screen. This last one can give you a competitive edge in many games.

If you've not yet got hold of a PS5, check out our PS5 restock tracker to help you get one. Also, if you want to up your storage, check out our pick of the best external hard drive for PS5.

The best TV for PS5: our top picks 

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01. LG C1 OLED

The best TV for PS5 overall

Specifications
Available sizes: 48, 55, 65, 77-inch
Input lag: Sub-1ms
Refresh rate: 4K/120Hz
VRR: Yes
HDMI 2.1: Yes
Reasons to buy
+Beautiful 4K/HDR picture+Four HDMI 2.1 ports
Reasons to avoid
-Reflective glass surface

If you want the best gaming TV for the PS5 that you can buy right now, then the LG C1 is the set for you. Thanks to its 4K OLED screen, you get incredible contrast ratio with deep blacks and bright colours, along with four HDMI 2.1 ports (great if you have an Xbox Series X console as well).

Not only is it a great gaming TV for the PS5, but it comes with a Game Optimiser menu, which makes it even easier to get the best image out of this TV for gaming on the PS5. You can adjust brightness, contrast and VRR (variable refresh rate) on the fly, and it supports up to 4K/120fps that look and feel astounding.

Best gaming TV for PS5

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02. Samsung TU8000 Series

The best budget gaming TV for PS5

Specifications
Available sizes: 43, 50, 55, 65, 75-inch
Input lag:
Refresh rate: 60Hz
VRR: No
HDMI 2.1: No
Reasons to buy
+Low input lag+Good image quality for the price
Reasons to avoid
-Lacks brightness

If you're on a budget, then it doesn't mean you need to make do with a poor quality TV to play your PS5 on. Samsung's TU8000 Series TVs are impressively affordable compared to the competition, while still offering excellent features for gaming such as an impressively low input lag of just 9.7ms, as well as a motion handling technology to keep the action looking consistently smooth. 

As it's Samsung, you can also expect excellent build quality and design, and it comes in a variety of sizes, from 43-inches for smaller rooms, to a gigantic 75-inches as well. Of course, this low price does mean there are some compromises - there's no HDMI 2.1 support, VRR or high refresh rates here. But if you want to save a bit of cash after splashing out on a PS5, then this is a great choice.

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03. Sony X90J 4K TV

The best Sony TV for PS5

Specifications
Screen size: 65-inch
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Panel technology: LCD
Smart TV: Google TV
Dimensions: 1452 x 905 x 338mm (WxHxD)
Reasons to buy
+Astounding image quality+Easy setup
Reasons to avoid
-Slight screen glare

If you want a Sony TV to pair with your Sony PS5, then the Sony X90J 4K TV is the ideal option. It's been built from the ground up to be a gaming TV to compliment the PS5, so that means it has two HDMI 2.1 ports (and two HDMI 2.0 ports), VRR (variable refresh rate) and ALLM (auto low latency mode, for sub-10ms lag. These settings can all make a huge difference to your PS5 games.

It's also got a stunning image quality, which really shows off the PS5's graphical might when you're playing. It offers 4K resolution, and while the price is a bit high, the Sony X90J shows that the company has pulled out all the stops to make a TV designed to make the PS5 really shine.

Best gaming TV for PS5

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04. Samsung Q80T QLED TV

The best 4K TV for PS5

Specifications
Available sizes: 49, 55, 65, 75, 82-inch
Input lag: 8.7ms
Refresh rate: 4K/120Hz
VRR: Yes
HDMI 2.1: No
Reasons to buy
+Very low input lag+Great audio
Reasons to avoid
-Lacks some features

The Samsung Q80T, launched in 2020, is a fantastic 4K TV for the PS5 that combines features with affordability. It comes with Samsung's QLED full-array backlight technology, so image quality is amongst some of the best we've seen - even when compared to newer, more expensive TVS. 

It also has impressively low input lag of just 8.7ms, which means the time it takes you to press a button on the PS5 controller, and for it to appear on screen, is incredibly fast, which makes this a great choice for gamers who love playing competitively.  As a slightly older TV, it means there's only one HDMI 2.1 port, but if you're just sticking with one console, then that'll be plenty. Also, the built-in speakers in this TV are excellent, so you may not feel the need to buy extra speakers or a soundbar, unlike some other TVs.

Panasonic JZ2000 OLED TV in white living room

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05. Panasonic JZ2000 OLED

The best OLED TV for PS5

Specifications
Screen size: 55-inch, 65-inch
Resolution: 4K
Panel technology: OLED
Smart TV: My Home Screen 6.0
HDR: HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG
Reasons to buy
+Side-firing speakers+Four HDMI 2.1 inputs
Reasons to avoid
-Bulky remote

If you want the absolute best visual quality for your PS5, then you'll want an OLED TV, and the Panasonic JZ2000 is the one to get. This custom OLED panel offers some of the finest image quality around, especially when it comes to dark scenes and vibrant colours. Best of all, thanks to auto picture modes, it's incredibly easy to set this TV up to get the very best results.

It's a great choice for the PS5 as it comes with HDMI 2.1, VRR (variable refresh rate), ALLM (auto low latency mode) and a reduced input lag of just 14.4ms. It's also got some brilliant speakers built in that will fill any living room with rich and detailed sounds.

It's expensive, but if your budget can stretch to it, you'll get the finest TV for your PS5.

40-inch Hisense TV on built-in cabinet

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06. Hisense A7200 Roku TV

The best TV for PS5 for under £500

Specifications
Screen size: 43-inch
Resolution: 4K
Panel type: LCD
Smart TV: Roku TV
Dimensions: 969 x 564 x 85 mm
Reasons to buy
+Roku TV smart TV+Decent design
Reasons to avoid
-Poor speakers

If you're after a TV for your PS5 for under £500, then the Hisense A7200 Roku TV is a great choice. It offers excellent features thanks to the built-in Roku TV platform, and it offers 4K resolution and HDR as well.

This means for the price, your PS5 games will look pretty great. However, there are some caveats to this low price. For a start, you can forget about advanced features such as HDMI 2.1, and the image quality won't compare to a much more expensive OLED TV.

At 43-inches, it may also feel a little on the small side in large living rooms. On the other hand, if space is a premium, this is a great choice. The built-in speakers are particularly poor, however, so you'll probably want to invest in some external speakers or a headset for a better gaming experience.

The Samsung QN95A 55-inch 4K TV shows birds flying against yellow sky

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07. Samsung QN95A Neo QLED

The best 55-inch TV for the PS5

Specifications
Screen size: 55-inch
Resolution: 4K
Panel technology: Neo QLED
Smart TV: Tizen
Dimensions: 1227.4 x 706.2 x 25.9 mm
Reasons to buy
+Amazing picture quality+Excellent sound quality
Reasons to avoid
-No Dolby Vision or Atmos

The Samsung QN95A is the best 55-inch TV you can buy for your PS5. If 43-inch TVs feel a little too small, but 65-inch TVs or above are going to dominate your living room, then a 55-inch set is an ideal size, and the QN95A packs in some of Samsung's best technology for a TV that really does blow away the competition.

So, there' Mini LED backlights, which are the hot new feature in modern screens, offering the kind of contrast and image quality that OLEDs are often known for. Its less susceptible to burn in than OLED, where static images on the screen can less faint outlines, and that makes it great for PS5 games - as maps, health bars and more can cause burn in.

It supports HDR and comes with loads of gaming-centric features, along with a truly excellent set of speakers. Despite the sheer quality on offer here, it's not outrageously expensive like some super-large 65-inch TVs are.

55-inch Philips OLED 805 glows blue with Ambilight projection

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08. Philips OLED 805

An immersive TV for PS5

Specifications
Screen size: 55-inch
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Panel technology: OLED
Smart TV: Android
Dimensions: 1228 x 706 x 58mm (HxWxD)
Reasons to buy
+Ambilight adds wow factor+OLED panel is great
Reasons to avoid
-Some software issues

The Philips OLED 805, like other OLED sets, offers incredible image quality that will really make your PS5 games look their very best. However, it also has a cool Ambilight feature that other TVs lack.

Ambilight is a series of lights around the television that sync up to the action on screen. It throws lights and colours against the wall, and this can give a really immersive experience that draws you into your games. 

While Ambilight is the headline feature, this is no slouch when it comes to image quality, and supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+ as well. If you're looking for a TV for your PS5 that will blow you (and anyone you play with) away, then this is the one to get.

Matt Hanson

Matt has been a technology journalist for well over a decade, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a senior editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.