The best TVs for PS4 need to tick two boxes in particular: they should have an impressive low-latency gaming mode to make sure you games feel responsive; and they should offer a great balance of image quality and price. That’s we’re going for in this guide: top-value TVs no matter your budget.
The best TVs for PS4 Pro add one more box, and that’s great 4K HDR image quality. But whether you have a PS4 Slim or powerful PS4 Pro, you want something that’s going to keep your games looking and feeling their best.
We also have a guide to the best TVs for PS5, where we’ve prioritised features such as HDMI 2.1 connections for next-gen consoles. But if you don’t have a PS5 yet (and our PS5 restock page can help with that), or aren’t planning to get one, then perhaps you’re happy to forego these features – so with a lot of our picks, we’ve focused on value and image quality over future-proofed features. But we do still have TVs here that include HDMI 2.1, in case being ready for a PS5 future is important to you.
Don’t forget to also check out our guide to the best hard drives for PS4, if you want more accessories to improve your PS4 experience.
The LG A1 brings the beautiful 4K HDR performance that OLED TVs are known for at a lower price than basically any other OLED TV available – the 48-inch model especially is fantastic blend of price and performance. OLED’s self-emitting pixels create their own light, rather than requiring a backlight, which means every pixel can dim itself right down to being turned off, enabling ‘true’ black tones right next to bright sections of the screen.
It means you get stunningly realistic HDR images. That’s great for movies, of course (and you get great image processing), but for cinematic games it means you really get the most from what the PS4 Pro can do. OLED is also extremely responsive, and is ideal for gaming in that regard – in LG’s gaming mode, you get very little input lag.
If you need to keep the price of your PS4 TV down, look no further: Samsung delivers the best balance of image tech and low price you’ll find. You get surprisingly good contrast and even dark tones from this LED TV, even if it can offer the big HDR performance of others here. But it’s also perfectly sharp with 4K video, and handles upscaling from HD to 4K better than anything else at the price.
It comes in a huge range of sizes, which is also ideal – you can go as small 43 inches if you need something for the bedroom, or you can get more inches for your money compared to more mid-range TVs, if going big if your priority. It’s got a great gaming mode too, as all Samsung TVs do, which keeps input lag extremely low.
This mid-range model from Samsung’s 2021 range has a lot of gaming features going on, including lots that don’t even work with PS4 – but that mean you’re future-proofed if you upgrade to PS5 down the line. That includes 4K 120Hz and VRR.
But for PS4 use, we’ve highlighted this 4K TV as being ideal for the non-4K PS4 Slim because Sony’s upscaling from HD to 4K is second to none, as is its boosting of SDR video to look HDR. This TV uses the company’s most advanced image processing from its year, which is obviously mostly intended for movies, but games can take advantage to look even better than usual.
It even has better built-in speakers than most TVs at the same price, and its direct full array backlighting delivers higher overall brightness than either of the TVs above it in the list here, which makes it better for playing in bright rooms (such as a living room that catches a lot of sun).
If you need a reasonably priced TV that’s the absolute peak of brightness for playing in the middle of summer without it becoming all reflections… here you go. This TV uses Samsung’s Neo QLED mini-LED backlighting tech, which means it uses a huge number of very tiny LEDs to light its pixels, and it’s the brightest set here. But it also offers more finely controlled local dimming of that backlight than the Sony X90J above, which means its overall HDR performance and contrast is far better than other mid-range LCD sets for the price.
It also features Samsung’s most advanced image processing, so is great for upscaling, though we’d really recommend this with PS4 Pro, so you get proper 4K and HDR support to take advantage of its screen. It’s also got HDMI 2.1 support, including 4K 120Hz and VRR, in case you upgrade to a PS5 in the future.
This TV is basically for those who read what we said about the Sony X90J above and thought ‘but could the image quality be even better?’
This brand-new-for-2022 OLED TV from LG is very pricey compared to the other options here, and to be fair, it earns the price: it offers all the dark tone performance of OLED TVs that we mentioned for the LG A1 further up, but it can go much brighter than the A1 (at 55-inch and up sizes), making for even more impressive HDR performance. It’s also future-proofed with HDMI 2.1 features for PS5, and has LG’s excellent Game Bar that lets you customise exactly how it performs for different game genres.
All of that has earned it a place in our guide, but it has another trick up its sleeve: the LG C2 range includes the world’s first 42-inch OLED TV. This smaller size is absolutely perfect for bedroom or office gaming, where you have good control of the light (because this model isn’t as bright as the bigger versions, so doesn’t cut through sunlight as well). It’s ultra-responsive, it’s absolutely beautiful, and and it’s compact. If you want a premium gaming TV that can go anywhere, you’ve found it.
This is massively cheap TV that comes in a wide range of sizes, and is actually future-proofed a little for PS5: it supports VRR. Otherwise, it’s just a strong performer for the price all around – it’s very sharp with a 4K source, it delivers rich HDR colours, and its gaming mode is very responsive.
If you have a regular PS4 rather than a PS4 Pro, you may be better off with the Samsung AU7100 above or Samsung AU9000 below, depending on your exact budget options, since they’re a little better at upscaling. But if you have a PS4 Pro and want something that handles 4K games excellently and has a little dose of SP5 future-proofing, this is ideal.
This is the best-looking 32-inch TV for PS4 buyers – its Full HD screen is a match for the non-Pro PS4’s resolution, and it features Samsung’s QLED technology, which means bold and bright colours. Its ‘Frame’ design is also much better looking than your average TV, and you can use Samsung’s Art Mode to display works of art on it when you’re not playing, if you like.
Despite its cultural aspirations, its not above being a great gaming TV – it features the same great gaming mode as other Samsung TVs, which means very low response times.
The image quality is brighter and punchier than most 32-inch TVs, which is why its the best investment for image quality that will make you happy long-term. Just bear in mind that it’s not 4K, but that’s true of the vast majority of 32-inch TVs.
This splits the different between the likes of the Samsung AU7100 or Hisense A6G and the Sony X90J. Its screen is brighter and richer than the AU7100, with slightly more convincing contrast, so it costs a little more. But not tons more – it’s a step up, but still in a very affordable zone.
Beyond the screen, there’s little difference between the two, and that includes the gaming mode: again, it’s extremely responsive (as if we’d let you buy something that wasn’t). It’ll be good for PS4 or PS4 Pro – the upscaling from HD is good, but it’ll be best with 4K HDR, naturally.
This is less of a specialist than some of the TVs here, but there’s nothing wrong with an excellent all-rounder – if you budget stretches to this over the AU7100 or Hisense, it’s a good investment.