The Best 4K TVs For 4K HDR Gaming: 2020 Edition

From the top tier options for 4K gaming to more affordable entries, Digital Foundry’s Will Judd and Tom Morgan cover 2020’s best TVs so far. LG’s B9 and C9 are the clear standouts if you have the budget – as is Samsung’s flagship Q90R – all of which support 4K at 120Hz. However mid-range and value TVs are also considered here, plus our choice of best small TV.

Note: For our updated list of 4K TV picks, check out the full article: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-best-4k-tvs-for-hdr-gaming-7009

Here are links to our latest TV recommendations:

LG CX (UK): http://tidd.ly/75f3a1f6
LG CX (USA): https://fave.co/3jwgBZu
Samsung Q80T (UK): https://tidd.ly/3fnDH25
Samsung Q80T (US): https://fave.co/2PlY2dl
Sony XH90 (UK): https://tidd.ly/2PlUBU5
Sony X900H (US): https://fave.co/32EVJZc
LG Nano86 (UK): https://fave.co/38fMy63
LG Nano85 (US): https://amzn.to/2I1QD34
TCL R635 (US only): https://fave.co/30O59BX
Samsung TU8000 (UK): https://amzn.to/368TrmP
Samsung TU8000 (US): https://amzn.to/3oZIFYP

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50 Comments

  1. Josh on February 10, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    What would be the best to link up with a PC using the nvidia 3000 series?



  2. EmpireZz on February 10, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Is there a good cheap 4k tv 120hz I can buy?



  3. Brandon Philander on February 10, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    I am looking to buy a monitor that says VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certified but it has a brightness of 250 cd/m2 is this good?



  4. Raspriatma Sinukarto on February 10, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    why is there no mention of bravia here? Is this a bad TV for gaming? Ps4 Pro and Bravia are both Sony. they should be the perfect combination.



  5. Andrew C. on February 10, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    you guys really need to do some collaboration with rtings!



  6. Drago Slav on February 10, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Maybe do "best affordable 4k tv’s for gaming".



  7. DaddyCool on February 10, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    great.. just get the most expansive tv in current market and call it the best one..



  8. Vampirerockstar on February 10, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    What is dolby vision?



  9. Ni5ei on February 10, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Weird, I can’t find anything on the Samsung website about the Q60 43 and 49 inch models not having Freesync.



  10. Ziliang Du on February 10, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Is Philips tv 2020 good?



  11. batuhan taşçı on February 10, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    So actually lg b9/c9 HAS FreeSync coz of the hdmi 2.1 support.Why dont you say it while saying Gsync supporr of it?



  12. Secular Spectator on February 10, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Great video buy really battling to find any of these tvs for sale in the uk



  13. Brandon Ware on February 10, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    What about the Q80T?? Is that much of a down grade from the Q90?

    I don’t think I would go all the way down the Q60.



  14. Denis Portaro on February 10, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    I found myself with a LGB9, so my question is: "does it fully support next gen consoles?



  15. Mark Williams on February 10, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    What FPS games were shown in this video?



  16. EJS on February 10, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    If I have a LG OLED C7 model, is it good enough for PC gaming?



  17. Syed Ahmed on February 10, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    In Instagram



  18. Andrew Shepherd on February 10, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    What’s the best TV o could get for £500?



  19. Susan Wakaba on February 10, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    You didn’t talk about sony tv. I have a soft spot for the sony tv. Would you recommend the sony 4K smart tv for gaming



  20. lee rigs on February 10, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    lg are shit , i have a b 55 in, very little use no kids.still got a news logo burn in . NEVER BUY LG



  21. Cons2911 on February 10, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Can’t find c9 these days



  22. Alan Damian Carrabilla on February 10, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Lg bx or vizio h1 🤔



  23. Joshua Rivera on February 10, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    I’m heavily considering a p series quantum just because I’m a gaming nut and will eventually want to have both series x and ps5 so I wanna be sure to have more than one 2.1 hdmi port. I love samsung because they usually check most boxes for me especially (from what I can see) offering extremely low input lag. But I’m gonna have to move on from them for 9th generation. I’m also not interested in OLED for gaming. Any suggestions?



  24. huflungpu90 on February 10, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    I just ended up getting the q80t to go with my ps5 and just got firmware 1403 helping alot with my 3080 ect



  25. Andrea PC Mod. on February 10, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Da 49 pollici? Per gaming?



  26. Uechi Ryuk on February 10, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    so confused on what to do. I was going to get a tv…but now i keep hearing that hdmi 2.1 isnt necessary until next year+…..so is it worth even getting a tv or just getting a better monitor for now. ugh



  27. Lucky You on February 10, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Wish they did prices on this



  28. Satch on February 10, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Is there a tv that you can disable the hdr setting? I think hdr looks horrible but can’t switch it off on my tv.



  29. Arkansauce on February 10, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    So far I have a Samsung 55 inch curve tv and a 32 inch qled tv.



  30. D Johnson on February 10, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Failed to mention the Samsung QLED 80 70. 60 series smart remote fails to turn on Yamaha Denon and other home theater systems do a quick search and you’ll see this is documented in CNET etc. The receiverxwill needcto be turned on with it’s remote . All other functions with the Samsung remote and receiver seems to work it just won’t be able to turn the system on.



  31. Dodo.13 on February 10, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    q80t or xh90? for netflix and ps5 🙂



  32. CrossSlashGame on February 10, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Hey DF team, so I’m looking for a suggestion(s) on a 43" 4K HDR, 120hz, HDMI 2.1. I’m struggling to find a small tv for my small living room, so I welcome your suggestions. It’s just for gaming and I need it to be as future proof as possible.

    Also, 100hz and 120hz, I see this alot, I’m thinking 100hz is still amazing if you cant find a 120hz.

    My price point is up to £600.

    Thanks in advance.



  33. Donald Minor on February 10, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    What about the Samsung Q80T?



  34. Marcelo Anderson on February 10, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    To have the full immersion of a 4k, how many inches at most should the tv have? In other words, from larger inches (type 70 ‘, 75’, 80 ‘, 85’) would it no longer make a difference?



  35. unknown183 on February 10, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Sony A9G 77" or A8H 65". By far the best tv’s I’ve ever seen. 4K and casual gaming is beautiful. Next gen will still be awesome. Stop dwelling on 120hz. You want the best. Sony.



  36. Papa Sears on February 10, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    wow no mention of the Sony x950h? tv is amazing….



  37. Adam Thompson on February 10, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Hi did tweet out asking for help or opinions so I have just pre ordered a Xbox Series X and can not wait, so with my Samsung tv am I ready for next generation gaming? I feel I am but not sure. model number is QA75Q75RAWXXY. My Xbox one X and Ps4 Pro look pretty good 🙂



  38. Ebounce88 on February 10, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Lg nano 90 fantastic for gaming



  39. JenicekUK on February 10, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    X900f, h beats these.. 🙂 nice and sponsored in here



  40. Ian Hogan on February 10, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Samsung TU7000



  41. zer00rdie on February 10, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Wish you’d state the refresh rate on some of these.



  42. Kuzey Karayel on February 10, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Greetings!

    I am planning to get a new TV to get ready for the next-gen gaming on consoles and PC, HDR and all the 4K greatness.

    In my country, Turkey, I can get these TV’s at corresponding prices.

    Which one do you think is the smartest choice?

    > LG B9SLA 55” OLED for 1268$
    > LG B9PLA 55” OLED for 1319$
    > LG B8PLA 55” OLED for 1603$
    > LG CX6LA 55” OLED for 1762$
    > Samsung Q95T 55” QLED for 1589$



  43. SITS Industries on February 10, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Six months since this video came out, Will & Tom have grown their hair so much in lockdown!



  44. szman167 on February 10, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Sony blows Samsung and LG away



  45. Omega Gamer on February 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    But don’t oled have burn in



  46. Casshern on February 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Had the B9, had horrific burn-in. After much arguing with terrible LG support, got the option to upgrade to a C9 replacement, great. Then even worse burn-in on the C9. Still fighting with LG till this day. Even though their T&Cs state that there is cover for burn-in.. They have every excuse in the world to not honour it. AVOID!



  47. Omkar Mhatre on February 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    What do you think about Samsung the frame 2020 for gaming



  48. Gungrave123 on February 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    what about the LG Nano Cell



  49. KiRuR on February 10, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    what about the burn in? are we gonna pretend it doesnt happen? lol



  50. Oscar Berke on February 10, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    But the burn-in on OLEDs is horrible. I got lucky and the-lace I bought mine at let me return it since it was never mentioned when I bought it,