The best gaming TV in Australia 2024: the top TVs for PS5 and Xbox Series X

Searching for the best gaming TV to pair with your console require a bit of thought. You need to consider your budget, firstly, and then figure out which TV will give you the best image quality for the room it's placed in, and whether it comes with specific gaming features. 

For example, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are designed with HDMI 2.1 connectivity in mind, meaning you’ll need a TV that supports this standard via its HDMI ports to experience the full capabilities of either console. While some TVs with the older HDMI 2.0 standard will offer gaming support features such as variable refresh rates (VRR) and auto-low latency mode (ALLM), the newer HDMI 2.1 is unique in being able to offer crucial support for 4K resolution at greater frame rates. This is because HDMI 2.1 has a higher maximum bandwidth (48Gbps) compared to HDMI 2.0 (18Gbps).

To help you find the right TV to meet your needs, we’ve put a variety of screens to the test with a number of different gaming devices to come up with the following list of the top gaming TVs in Australia. You’ll also find a handy guide to understanding the terms and features your TV will need at the bottom of this page.

The quick list

Below you can find our top choices for the best gaming TV in Australia right now along with our summarised opinion. You can jump to a more detailed review of each pick, and compare prices for each to help ensure you find the best deals. 

Best gaming TVs in Australia in 2024

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The best gaming TV overall

Samsung S90C showing its Gaming Hub screen

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The best gaming TV for most people

Specifications

Available sizes: 55, 65, 77-inches
Measured input lag: 9.2ms
Refresh rate: 144Hz
VRR support: HDMI forum, FreeSync
HDMI ports (HDMI 2.1): 4 (4)

Reasons to buy

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Brighter than almost all OLED TVs
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Excellent gaming features
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Four HDMI 2.1 ports

Reasons to avoid

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Still less bright than mini-LED
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No Dolby Vision gaming

The Samsung S90C is our pick as the best gaming TV for most people because it packs in just about every gaming feature you could need, with a next-gen OLED screen that's brighter than the likes of the LG C3 or Sony A80L (both lower in this list), and yet for a very similar price to those TVs. It's simply incredible value – and we were blown away by its actual picture quality in our review.

When it comes to gaming features, you've got four HDMI 2.1 ports, all supporting 4K 120Hz from consoles (or 4K 144Hz for PC games), and variable refresh rates. Samsung's gaming menus let you tweak how responsive it is and which features you want to use, which is great for tinkerers. We measured input lag at under 10ms, so it's as responsive as TVs get.

Lots of TVs here offer all this, though – what sets the S90C apart is its bright QD-OLED screen. It's about 30% brighter than the LG C3, and you can really see this – clouds pop in the sky, colours are richer, and it's generally more visible over reflections in a bright room. That's while still delivering inky OLED black tones, of course, and you'll benefit from these in both movies and games. It's a fantastic-looking TV that ultimately delivers the best of both worlds.

It's also got better built-in sound than the LG C3. The only downsides to it are that it doesn't include Dolby Vision support (so, no DV gaming from Xbox Series X or when streaming movies and TV shows), there's no G-Sync for PC gaming, and that it only comes in three sizes. But we think that for the majority of people who aren't bothered by any of those, it's the best choice today.

Read the full Samsung S90C review

The best budget gaming TV

TCL C845 TV viewed from the side

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2. TCL C845

The best budget gaming TV

Specifications

Screen size: 50-inch - 98-inch
Input lag: 6ms
Refresh rate: 120/144Hz (VRR)
ALLM: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Great image and brightness
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Comprehensive gaming features
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Budget-friendly

Reasons to avoid

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Picture requires careful set up
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Occasional clouding with some HDR images

We'll start this summary by saying we haven't reviewed the C845 here at TechRadar, but our esteemed colleagues at What Hi-Fi? have, and over there it received a full five star rating. We're therefore using large parts of their verdict to complete this section. 

At a price point that's friendly to a lot of budgets, the TCL C845 is no exception to the above and offers a lot to like for the cost-conscious consumer looking to get the very best bang for their buck. Its use of Mini-LED backlighting is the best example of how little the C845 compromises despite its lower price, offering brightness up to 2,000 nits that beats out OLED capabilities. It even manages to include HDR10+ as a very valuable point of difference to the likes of the LG C3 below.

The number of LED lights in locally dimmable zones will vary depending on the screen size you opt for, but for reference, What Hi-Fi? has reviewed both the 55-inch and 65-inch models, and found both to be incredible performers. 

And what the C845 offers gamers at its price is just as excellent, with VRR support up to 120/144Hz, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Clear Motion Rate (CMR) keeping input lag down to 6ms to provide smooth and lag-free onscreen visuals.

The build here is thicker than many other competitors, but overall the TCL C845 does a hell of a lot to stand out among all of 2023's new TVs. It's without doubt one of the finest budget options you can buy, whether you want something purely for gaming purposes, or even as your main home TV. 

The best mid-range TV for PS5

Sony X90L game menu shown onscreen

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The best mid-range 120Hz TV for PS5

Specifications

Available sizes: 55, 65, 75, 85 and 98-inch
Panel type: LED
Input lag: 18.2ms
Refresh rate: 120Hz
VRR: FreeSync Premium Pro
ALLM: Yes
HDMI: 4 (2x HDMI 2.1)

Reasons to buy

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High brightness for an LED TV 
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Wide-ranging picture adjustments 

Reasons to avoid

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Slight backlight blooming
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Only two HDMI 2.1 ports

Thanks to its 'Perfect for PS5' technology, gaming features and above average LED brightness, the Sony X90L is a no brainer if you are looking for a mid-range TV to go with your PS5. 

The Sony X90L is a great option for gaming, with 120Hz, VRR and ALLM support and 'Perfect for PS5' features. 'Perfect for PS5' means that when a PS5 is connected, the X90L will use its auto HDR tone mapping feature to get the best picture out of games played on the console. Frustratingly, it has an average input lag time of 18.2ms, which is higher than all the other TVs on this list and only two 2.1 HDMI ports, but it still has very good gaming performance overall.

In terms of picture, the Sony X90L's most striking feature is its brighter-than-average LED picture. Its peak brightness measured at 1,225 nits in our testing, which is brighter than a lot of OLED and LED TVs, including the brilliant Samsung S90C. Thanks to this brightness, images on the Sony X90L are punchy and feature crisp details, that'll not only look great with games but also movies.

Sound quality and design are also solid on the Sony X90L, with clear dialogue and an attractive, slim design to the set itself. Yes, it may be more expensive than some OLED and mini-LED TVs on the market, but considering its high brightness and gaming features, the Sony X90L is an excellent gaming option.

Read our full Sony X90L review

The best OLED TV for PS5

Sony A80L TV on a table with movie selections on the screen

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The best gaming TV with 'Perfect for PS5' features

Specifications

Available sizes: 55, 65, 77, 83-inches
Measured input lag: 16.5ms
Refresh rate: 120Hz
VRR: HDMI forum
HDMI ports (HDMI 2.1): 4 (2)

Reasons to buy

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Deep blacks and rich, accurate colors
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Full HDMI 2.1 features, plus PS5 Tone Mapping

Reasons to avoid

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Not as bright as other high-end TVs
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Only two HDMI 2.1 ports

This is Sony's mid-range OLED TV, offering a less advanced screen than the likes of the Samsung S95C further down this list (or the S90C above, actually), but packing in Sony's best image processing and – crucially for us – gaming features.

You've got 4K 120Hz and VRR support over two HDMI 2.1 ports, though the latency of 16.5ms is not the best here by any means. This is part of Sony's Perfect for PS5 TV line-up, which means it includes Auto HDR Tone Mapping support with the console. This means the PS5 adjusts its HDR output to match the exact capabilities of the screen, so you always get the best-looking image.

And it's doesn't rely on its gaming features to get by. We were very impressed with the image quality in our tests, going as far to say in our review: "The Sony A80L might not benefit from next-gen OLED technologies and brightness, but its stellar appreciation for the finer things in AV life means it’s still hard to resist". That includes not just picture quality, but also the sound – Sony's Acoustic Surface tech is very impressive, and means you may be able to avoid getting a soundbar. 

It doesn't go as bright as Samsung S90C, or the mini-LED TVs here, but it does offer an infinite contrast ratio – it's capable of 'true blacks', by which we mean we measured it at 0 nits when it was supposed to show blackness. Absolutely nothing. That's very impressive, and makes it great for atmospheric games or movies in HDR.

If you've got a PS5 in particular and want an OLED that gets that absolute best out of it without paying a super-premium price, this is an excellent choice.

Read the full Sony A80L review

The best gaming TV for size options

LG C3 OLED product shot

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Top performance, exceptional power

Specifications

Screen size: 42-inch, 48-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 77-inch, 83-inch
Resolution: 4K
Panel type: OLED
Smart TV: webOS
HDR: HDR, HLG, Dolby Vision