For all you hardcore gamers out there, you know that there’s a major difference playing your favorite game on a crappy TV as opposed to one that enhances your experience. We get it, because, well, it’s 2018 and nobody wants to be stuck using a TV model from years ago.
Since we’re all about wasting time competing against people online through Xbox Live and such, we’re giving you a list of the best gaming TVs worth investing in. Sure, you may be able to play on a small screen, but why the hell would you want to?
Vizio P Series Quantum
While the Vizio P Series Quantum might be one of the best gaming TVs on the market, it’s, in fact, one of the best displays out there, too. But, because we’re focusing this article strictly on gaming, it doesn’t get much better than this superb LED LCD TV.
Thanks to its impressive picture quality and an expansive color gamut that can go from bright to mega bright, the screen is ideal for gamers who want to see everything. With a low input lag and enhanced response time, the picture is crisp and clear, so you won’t see any delays on your quest towards beating your opponent or conquering an entire video game.
TCL 4 Series
While the aforementioned Vizio P Series Quantum might be at the top of the market, a cheaper version to consider is the TCL 4 Series, which comes in a wide range of sizes that start around $300. No matter what model you go with, each is equipped with 4K HDR, and, like higher end TVs, the input lag is nice and low. The TCL 4 Series may not be the most expensive, but, when compared to other models in the same price range, it’s by far the best.
LG OLED C7
If you’re really going for the gold standard in gaming TVs, look no further than the LG OLED C7, which will set you back a couple thousand bucks to add to your living room. That said, it may be worth it.
Not only did CNET claim this bad boy is the best TV they’ve ever tested, but its picture quality is exceptional thanks to the wide range of brightness and color ranges. Like others on this list, the low input lag makes for an ideal gaming experience.
LG OLED B8
For those who can’t, or don’t want to, spend a ton of cash on the LG OLED C7, you may want to consider the LG OLED B8, which is similar in design and functionality as its more expensive LG model. Boasting the same picture quality as the more expensive LG OLED version, the OLED B8 offers near-perfect colors and incredible motion handling. For those with a dimmer room, this gaming TV can’t be beat.
TCL 6 Series
Another middle-of-the-road gaming TV in terms of price, the TCL 6 Series might not have the flashy price tag as others on the market, but it more than holds its own against nearly any of its competitors in terms of design and experience.
Falling in the $700 to $1,000 price range, the TCL 6 Series has a top-of-the-line picture quality, which can’t quite stack up against some of the other big boys on the market, but is a significant improvement over other TVs in the same range. This gaming TV shows off bright brights and deep blacks, and, per CNET, can hold its own against TVs that are about three times its price — which is impressive.