Top 10 Best Rated Gaming TVs 2021

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There is usually not much of a difference between a gaming TV and a normal one beyond refresh rates, response time, and brightness. To call a TV a gaming TV, it needs to have enough HDMI ports and must be able to render images at high speeds.

There is, however, not much point in buying a massive panel if you don’t need one even though the pricier it is, the better.

Optional motion interpolation, optional black frame insertion, low input lag, and variable refresh rate are some of the more exciting features of a gaming set.

You find that most of the features that make some TV expensive are not needed for gaming. Sorting out the gems that lack these features but excel in gaming areas may prove difficult, however.

We have listed the top ten best TVs you can buy for gaming to simplify your choices.

Best Gaming TV 2021

1. LG OLED65E9PUA

LG has been making headway in turning their OLED TVs into strong gaming machines. 2019’s E9 model is like the E8 in many facets with only a few changes. LG E9 comes with one of the thinnest panels you’ll find in a 4K TV.

There is also the promise of G-Sync for all the E9-series in an update when you have a game mode on. Its Dolby Atmos 4.2 is also brilliant when working with a pc.

Specs

  • 65-inch
  • 75-pounds
  • 3840 x 2160p
  • G-Sync, Dolby Atmos, and HDR
  • 6ms and 13ms response time (1440p and 4K)
  • OLED
  • LG AI ThinQ Smart TV

Pros

  • Ultra-thin and pin-sharp
  • Sleek look
  • Confident build (Popular manufacturer)
  • Black levels are incredible
  • G-Sync and smart TV with Dolby Atmos

Cons

  • 4K’s refresh rate is limited to 60Hz
  • Colours are at OLED quality
  • Heavy

2. LG OLED 55E8PUA

LG’s E8 is not a 2019 model gaming TV, but a 2018 one. Although the E-series comes with a hefty price tag, they have some of the strongest performances among gaming TVs.

This babe sports a brilliant sheen on a sleek body and features an Alpha 9 processor that keeps the HDR brighter than ever.

It is ultra-thin with an HDR10 mode and has Dynamic Tone Mapping for a dynamic playthrough.

Specs

  • 55-inch
  • OLED
  • Smart TV
  • 3840 x 2160p
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 4ms response time
  • HDR10 and Dolby Atmos

Pros

  • Peerless black levels
  • A Sleek look and fantastic sheen
  • The display is incredible
  • Fast response
  • Ultra-thin frame

Cons

  • Pricy
  • 2018 model
  • OLED TVs are not as bright as QLEDs

3. Samsung Q9F 65-inch

Where LG leads the OLED revolution, Samsung leads the QLED TV design. Q9F won 2018’s best 4K TV, and even though it has been replaced by Q90R, it still outperforms Q90R at pricing.

Samsung 65-inch has the brightest and most vivid HDR display available on the market. It boasts of an excellent range of colours, fantastic HD picture upscale, direct full-array LED, and an anti-reflection screen.

Specs

  • 1-pounds
  • QLED
  • 65-inch
  • Samsung QSmart
  • 3840 x 2160p
  • HDR 2000

Pros

  • Best Gaming TV of 2018
  • HDR 2000 is exceptionally vivid
  • Compatible with FreeSync
  • Lightweight with super audio
  • Fantastic display
  • Wide anti-reflection screen

Cons

  • Limited viewing angle
  • Expensive

4. Samsung Q60R

Since we have spent so much time talking about high-end gaming TVs, Q60R is the budget choice.

It is a souped-up model of Samsung’s Q6FN from 2018. While you will not get most of the fancier features of the premium choices, Q60R has more than enough features for your games.

Specs

  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 10ms response time
  • FreeSync, Bixby/Alexa, HDR and Smart TV
  • 55-inch
  • QLED
  • 3840 x 2160p
  • Samsung Universal Guide and Interface

Pros

  • Vibrant display
  • Cheap
  • Fast and durable
  • Sleek look
  • Has voice control

Cons

  • No direct full array or HDR 2000
  • Fast response rate reduces HDR brightness

5. Sony X900F 49-inch

X9 is another 2018 model that is still an excellent choice for 2019. Much like Samsung Q8FN, local dimming and direct LED lighting are what they use.

While it doesn’t support higher frame rates, variable refresh rates, or automatic game mode switching, it still has a brilliant performance.

Specs

  • 4-pounds
  • 49-inch
  • LED
  • Triluminos colour system
  • 3840 x 2160p
  • 30ms input lag
  • Android TV

Pros

  • Fantastic value
  • HDR support is brilliant
  • Innovative colour system
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Android TV is awkward
  • Not bright with HDR
  • Expensive

6. Samsung UN55RU8000FXZA

Since we are alternating between cheap and expensive gaming TVs, UN55RU8000 makes an appearance. While it lacks certain features of the 2019 models, it performs superbly in all other aspects of gaming.

Specs

  • Smart TV
  • 55-inch
  • LED
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 3840 x 2160p
  • FreeSync, Real Game Enhance, and Samsung Universal Guide
  • 8ms response time

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Excellent performance
  • HDR performance is worth the price
  • Brilliant 4K picture upscaling
  • Sleek finish

Cons

  • Poor voice control
  • Not as cheap as expected

7. TCL 55R617

TCL’s Roku TV is an excellent budget gaming TV. While it has a low refresh rate and response time, it is still a decent choice for most games.

Specs

  • 2-pounds
  • 3840 x 2160p
  • 55-inch
  • LED
  • Roku TV
  • 6-12ms response time

Pros

  • Vibrant display
  • Surprising response time
  • Great price
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Colours are not as deep as OLEDs
  • Slow
  • Spotty quality

8. Samsung NU7100

Samsung NU7100 is the cheapest TV you can get that can still be called a gaming TV. It has impressive HDR and 4K quality, although it isn’t a match for most OLED or QLED.

Specs

  • Android TV
  • 50-inch
  • 6-pounds
  • LED
  • 3840 x 2160p
  • 15ms response time
  • 120Hz refresh rate

Pros

  • Latency is low
  • Cheapest
  • Steam link-enabled
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Small viewing angle
  • Low contrast and colour

9. LG UM7300PUA

While you can get better-dedicated gaming TVs, if you are not too concerned about refresh rates and the likes, UM7300 is for you.

Specs

  • LED
  • 43-inch
  • Smart TV
  • 3840 x 2160p
  • Alexa/ Google voice assistant
  • 60Hz refresh rate

Pros

  • Superb value and performance
  • Voice control-enabled
  • Sharp pictures
  • lightweight

Cons

  • Audio is foggily
  • Small screen

10. Sony Bravia X800E

Bravia X800E does enough to be one of the best, but not enough to climb higher than a bottom position. It is remarkably expensive for its quality.

Specs

  • LED
  • Android TV
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 43-inch
  • Google voice search and Chromecast
  • 3840 x 2160p

Pros

  • Superb HDR performance
  • Voice control-enabled
  • One of 2018’s best
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Low refresh rate
  • Expensive for a 43-inch TV

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