Looking for the best gaming TV is the same as hunting for the best TV for movies or streaming. You need to find a TV with fantastic image quality, a budget that's right for you and a size that fits into your living room. But there are also several specific gaming requirements you need to consider as well.
Here at TechRadar, when we're reviewing the best TVs, we're also testing their gaming features, to see which make the best gaming TVs. For example, gaming TVs need to have a low level of input lag, meaning there isn't a delay between you pressing a button and what you see on your screen. We test this ourselves, and look for input lag of under 15ms to suit the majority of gamers, or under 10ms for those who want the absolute best results.
Today's top TVs all have high-end gaming features built-in. Higher-end models, including many of the best OLED TVs, are usually excellent for gaming regardless of which one you choose. If you need to stay within a budget, you might find one in the best TVs under $1000 or the best TVs under £1000. But be careful, some of the cheaper models won't include the 120Hz screen or HDMI 2.1 connectivity that makes the most of the next-gen PS5 or Xbox Series X consoles.
Take a look at our guide below for our pick of the best gaming TV for all consoles, covering a range of budgets. You'll also find out if these displays work particularly well for certain consoles to help you make the best choice to suit your needs.
The quick list
If you want to quickly find the perfect gaming TV for you, try this list – you can also get a more in-depth write-up of any particular model by clicking the TV link!
The best gaming TV for most people
The Samsung S90C is an OLED TV that's majorly brighter than others at the same price, and has almost every gaming feature going, with four HDMI 2.1 ports. No Dolby Vision gaming, though.
Best PS5 OLED
The best gaming TV for PS5
This a beautiful (though not super-bright) OLED with 'Perfect for PS5' tech, including 4K 120Hz and VRR support, plus a special HDR mode for PS5 unique to Sony TVs.
The best cheap gaming TV
It lacks 4K 120Hz support, but it has Dolby Vision gaming, VRR and ALLM for a very cheap price, so is as good as it gets for gaming tech at this price. The picture is impressive, too.
Best cheaper 120Hz TV (US)
The best budget 120Hz gaming TV (US)
This TV gives you 4K 120Hz support, VRR and stunningly bright images from its mini-LED backlight, for massively cheaper than Samsung or Sony.
Best cheaper 120Hz TV (UK)
The best budget 120Hz gaming TV (UK)
This QLED TV has four HDMI 2.1 ports, all with 4K 120Hz support, so is amazing for gamers on a budget who want lots of flexibility. It's available in the US too.
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Best for size options
The best gaming TV for size options
The LG C3 has every gaming feature imaginable, and comes in more sizes than any other TV here, from 42 inches to 83 inches. It's less bright than the Samsung S90C, though.
Best budget OLED
The best cheaper gaming OLED
This is the cheapest 2023 OLED TVs you can get with 4K 120Hz support. It's less bright than the LG C3 and only has two 2.1 ports, but if you want supreme contrast for less, it's a top buy.