With a pair of next-gen video game consoles now on the market, it’s a very good time to be shopping for a new 4K TV that can best showcase their capabilities. Even if gaming isn’t your thing, Black Friday and Cyber Monday always bring about excellent discounts on sets from many of the top brands like Samsung, LG, Vizio, Sony, TCL, and others. Whether you’re ready to spend over $1,000 or are looking for something more on the budget side, odds are you can find something to your liking.
Looking for more than just a TV? Check out our updating list of the best Black Friday deals you can still get right now.
The Xbox Series X and PS5 do much more than just play games in 4K. They support HDR, variable refresh rate (in the case of the X), and can output games at up to 120Hz. This makes games feel smoother and more responsive than ever before. Variable refresh can eliminate unsightly tearing and make any dips in frame rate unnoticeable, and this — along with 120Hz support — is also something you’ll find on the $300 Xbox Series S.
If you plan on getting one of the new consoles (or already have), finding a TV that can get the most from them could be tricky. Generally speaking, you’ll have to buy a very recent set, and you’ll want to ensure that it supports the newer HDMI 2.1 specification. But buying a TV released this year doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.
I’ve picked out the below TVs as the best options you can get for one of the next-gen gaming consoles in 2020. All of them should take advantage of everything the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5 can do.
As the maker of the PS5, you’d hope Sony’s TVs would be a good match for the console. The X900H fits that bill, though some of the OLED picks are a better overall package.
TCL’s latest 6 Series TV has tremendous picture quality for the price and supports those next-gen gaming features including 4K at 120Hz and variable refresh rate. Plus, you get built-in Roku software, so you can find pretty much any streaming app you need right on the TV itself.
If next-gen gaming isn’t in the cards for your new TV (or isn’t a priority), the options open up considerably.
This is one of those cases where if all you care about is a giant TV, it’s easy to score one for hundreds less than more premium models. At just $529 from Best Buy, Samsung’s 70-inch 6 Series TV gets you 4K resolution, HDR, and a slew of built-in streaming apps — all for under $600, let alone $1,000.
Not everyone cares about having the absolute best, top-tier picture quality. Thankfully, TVs have gotten to the point where spending $500 or less can still get you a set with a very enjoyable 4K image. Some models still manage to include expanded HDR color in this price category, even if the difference won’t be as apparent as with more premium TVs that can get much brighter.
$199.99 at Best Buy
$499.99 at Best Buy
$298 at Walmart
$259.99 at Best Buy
$150 at Best Buy