Best TV for PS5 : The launch of the PS5 happened just a few days ago most of the world. The PS5 will be on sale for the UK and Europe from November 19th.
With all of this going on, one might just wonder, what type of TV would be best suited for a next-gen console? Well, conveniently enough, we are here to solve that query for you.
What type of resolution and refresh rate can the PS5 support?
The PS5, being the extremely powerful console that it is, will be able to support 8K resolution on screens. The refresh rate of the screens however will be capped at 60 Hz. Even if we temporarily ignore the fact that 8K 60Hz screens will be preposterously priced as of now, the main issue will still be the availability of such screens.
Not to mention, the availability of at least an HDMI 2.0 port on your TV is also a must. That’s right, to run your next-gen console, you must have a TV that supports an HDMI 2.0 port. This would enable it to run at 1080p 120 FPS.
To enable 4K 120 FPS, an HDMI 2.1 port is needed. Buying a monitor must seem like the most sensible thing to do right now. Luckily, we do have some suggestions for you on that in a future article.
There is, however, an unsolved mystery with regards to the HDMI 2.1 port. It’s incredibly fast and can handle resolutions up to 8K with refresh rates higher than 60Hz. Then why is it capped at 8K 60Hz for the PS5? Well, the reason behind that might just be to preserve future upgradability.
Not to mention, currently, we don’t that think that a PS5 will be able to cross the 60 FPS mark on 8K resolution anyways. Given that the lifespan of a PlayStation console is around 5-7 years, you can expect great things from next-gen consoles.
These are one of the best-suited TVs out there that will push your PS5 to its limits.
To start off with the TVs, an 8K, 120Hz refresh rate TV would set you back by about $30,000. There are cheaper options such as the Samsung Q800T which goes for around $2,700 with an 8K 60Hz panel. Even so, it is hardly justifiable to buy a TV as expensive as that when the console won’t do it justice.
So, we will stick with the 4K 120Hz refresh rate TVs that are still quite affordable and future-proof your PS5 as well. This is because, eventually, there will be games out there that will push the PS5 to give 120 FPS on them, at 4K.
- LG Nano85 Series 2020: The 55-inch variant costs $700. There is 4K at 120Hz and full HDMI 2.1 support. It also has a gaming mode that gets the response time down to 6 ms at 120Hz in gaming mode. It also has FreeSync support.
- Hisense 55H9G Quantum Series: It costs about $1,120. It supports a 4K 120Hz refresh rate. It also has a gaming mode which drastically reduces the response time of the TV to 16 ms.
- Samsung Q80T QLED TV: Its 55-inch variant costs about $1050 on Black Friday pricing. However, its original pricing is at $1,3oo. It has FreeSync support as well as HDR10+ and one of its HDMI ports supports 4K 120Hz gaming. It is, however, not OLED and this means there is less chance of any burn-in on the screen. The response time can be brought down to around 9 ms if the processing suite is turned off.
We hope that this helps you shorten your search for a next-gen console TV. Check out this article by EuroGamer to view more buying options by clicking here!