Best TV for gaming

Best TV for gaming

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A gaming TV is showing blue and red Formula 1 cars racing against each other in a game.

When you're ready to buy a new TV for gaming, these are things to consider:

Now the game starts soon, so grab what you need.

A checklist with checked boxes shows 5 things to consider for buying a TV for gaming. On the checklist, there are convenient connection, optimised picture and sound, low input lag, game mode and big screen.

Convenient Connection

When you play on game consoles like the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, the first thing to consider is how convenient it is to set up the gaming environment. If your TV could automatically recognise a game console when it's connected, how awesome would that be? What's even better is that the TV shows what kind of game console is connected and switches to that port any time it turns on. Don't miss auto detection function.

An auto detective gaming TV is connected with the game console through an HDMI cable, and then TV is on with game mode by turning on the game console.
A game console is connected to a TV that has auto detection features through an HDMI cable and then powered on. Then TV automatically switches to the screen with game mode after the game console turns on.

Optimised Picture & Sound

It's never easy to see hidden enemies in the dark. However, with technology such as dynamic black equalizer that's not an issue. Dynamic black equalizer works by analysing a game's dark scenes and detecting objects within them. It then optimises the black levels helping to reveal the things that you couldn't quite see well before. In addition, HDR technology, which makes things look more real, and optimised sound settings are also a must. And with sound optimised to adjust to any type of game you choose to play, you can be sure to fully enjoy all of your games.

Two identical images with a game scene show difference by Black Equalizer feature for the best picture quality for gaming TV. The image with Black Equalizer Off is dark and difficult to see enemy, but another with Black Equalizer On is clear.

Low Input Lag

Don't blink! When you play sports, action or FPS (first-person shooter) games, a one-second delay determines who wins or loses. That's why a TV response time is so important and why a low input lag TV is a must for gaming. When measuring speed, input lag — the delay between pressing a button on a controller and seeing the game react — is measured in ms (milliseconds). The lower the input lag, the faster the reaction rate will be. So a TV that has smooth screen processing without tearing(FreeSync) while maintaining a low input lag is definitely the better choice.

The same game scene shows different input lag. The game scene with low input lag on the right side brings fast response time compared with the scene with high input lag on the left side.
Two same game scenes displaying baseball game show comparison by a difference of response time. The batter of the left side miss the ball due to High Input Lag, but the right side shows the batter hitting the ball due to Low Input Lag TV.

Game Mode

To help gamers start their game in no time, Gaming TVs offer a feature called Game Mode which automatically sets necessary specs such as picture and sound to optimal levels all while keeping input lag low. Remember, improved picture quality shouldn't increase input lag because a true Game Mode improves picture quality without affecting the input lag.

A gaming TV is displaying car racing game scene on Game Mode, which makes the game scene more realistic and vivid.
A video is showing how game scene changes by Game Mode. When Game Mode is off, the game scene of car racing looks dark. Then Game Mode turns on, and the same game scene becomes more dynamic with improved picture quality.

Big Screen

It's often said that when buying a TV, bigger is better—and the same holds true when choosing the best size TV for gaming. This is especially true when you race against your friends in a multiplayer game or have a dance competition with your family in your home. A bigger screen makes any game that much more fun and exciting.

With a big screen TV which is the best size tv for gaming, a group of friends is having fun while playing a game on a game console.

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