With the arrival of the Xbox one S and PS4 Pro, HDR Gaming is quickly leaving the bounds of expensive high-end PCs into the more popular living room console. Unfortunately, HDR support isn’t that streamlined as it's not exactly a Fail/Pass thing beyond the basic HDR signal. Input lag is also incredibly important for gaming (see our recommendations for normal gaming), and some TVs have vastly different numbers in HDR. Because of all that, it can be a bit confusing. Here are the HDR gaming TVs we recommend.
Best high-end HDR Gaming TVs
OLED TVs top our charts for HDR gaming, and the best 4k TV for gaming is the LG B6. The picture quality is great for HDR with its deep blacks and wide color gamut. Price is even more reasonable, so it's a better choice now.
If you're sensitive to input lag and want the quickest 4k HDR TV, the Samsung KS8000 is the LED TV to get. At an impressively low 21ms, its only competition is other Samsung TVs. It's not OLED, but it's still an excellent TV that gets very bright.
Best budget HDR Gaming TVs
HDR is as of now a premium feature, so no real budget TV supports it, only the mid-range and up.
For a lower end model, the Sony X800D is the best at HDR, and its capabilities apply to gaming as well. Unlike some other TVs, the X800D doesn't have any additional input lag with an HDR input since you can have both HDR and game mode on at the same time. Its only real shortcoming when it comes to HDR is the peak brightness.
If you're looking for something a bit larger, you should go for the Samsung KU6300. It's not as good at HDR as the X800D since it lacks a wide color gamut, but like the Sony, the latency isn't affected by having an HDR input. It does get brighter than our top pick so it will be a bit more suitable for a bright room.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best gaming HDR TVs to buy for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
A few examples of HDR TVs that didn't make the cut:
- Vizio P Series 2016. While it has some excellent input lag for SDR gaming, the HDR capable ports have high input lag that renders this TV not suitable for it. See our review
- Sony X930D. Great TV but its input lag reaches unacceptable levels in HDR mode. See our review
- Samsung KS9000. Essentially the same picture quality as the KS8000, but with a better design and higher price tag. See our review
- Samsung KU7000. Same picture quality as the KU6300 but supports a wide color gamut. Not worth the extra money in our opinion, especially considering the fairly low peak brightness. See our review
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of TVs that support HDR. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.