The best TVs for Xbox Series X have been curated in this list. While our larger guides to the best gaming TVs range in size, price and features, we have whittled down some of the makes and models to bring to you the ones that work beautifully with Xbox Series X. So if that’s your console of choice, you’re in the right place! If you're more into Sony's console then we have the Best TVs for PS5 handled in a separate piece.
When you’re looking for the best TV for Xbox Series X you’re going to want to keep an eye out for features such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and full support of the HDMI 2.1 specification is great to have too.
From LCD to OLED and a variety of different sizes to suit your needs, this best-of list has some of the top TVs for Xbox Series X to make your gaming experience the best it can be...
Best TVs for Xbox Series X 2023: Top 3
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The best TV for Xbox Series X overall is the LG C1. We know, it's an older model now, but it's still the best option for Xbox Series X gamers on account of its epic low lag and preferable price over the newer LG C2 option.
The best cheap TV for Xbox Series X is the Samsung AU9000. If money dictates your purchase then Samsung's lower-range model still includes some must-have features to make your Game Mode as great as possible when on a budget.
The best small screen for Xbox Series X is the LG C2 42-inch. If money was no object then the larger-screen C2 would be in the top slot, but if you're looking for a smaller screen then the appearance of this OLED in 42-inch size is a rarity.
The LG C1 came out in 2021, but we’re still exceptionally big fans of LG’s OLED TV. Perhaps even more so now that the existence of the LG C2 (and C3 later in 2023 - although this is no brighter generation on generation) means that the LG C1 can be found at its lowest ever price – it's an astounding balance of price, picture quality and features now.
As we said in our full LG C1 review: "LG OLEDs have a tendency to impress straight from the box, but the C1 really rocked us back on our couch. We expect perfect blacks and nuanced near black performance, but there’s a new found smoothness to the C1’s colour, an unerring sharpness to its images (and not just with native 4K, but upscaled Full HD too), that’s often breathtaking."
The C1 has it all: incredible image quality thanks to brilliant processing tech, all the vibrant colours and contrast you’d expect from OLED, plus Dolby Vision HDR, and a suite of features making it the very best TV for Xbox Series X.
All four of the C1’s HDMI ports are of HDMI 2.1 standard which remains a rarity, especially at this price. This means whichever one you plug your Xbox into you’ll get 4K gaming at 120fps – perfect for those eye-wateringly fast screeches across the landscape in Forza Horizon 5 – as well as both Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM).
If you’re looking for a TV that’s not going to disintegrate your bank account but still deliver the gaming goods, the Samsung AU9000 is an impressively specced budget TV for Xbox Series X.
It doesn’t have total HDMI 2.1 functionality, but don’t let that put you off: both Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) are supported, so while you won’t be able to play in 4K at 120fps, the ALLM will automatically switch on the AU9000’s excellent Game Mode with super-low input lag, and there’ll be no screen tearing.
Given the excellent image quality on offer here for the price, 4K at 60fps delivers plenty to enjoy. As we said in our five-star Samsung AU9000 review “play to the Samsung’s strengths with some 4K HDR content and the AU9000 doesn’t take long to impress you. It has some real and unarguable strengths when it comes to picture-making.”
The contrast is impressive, colours are bright when they have to be, and the best news is that the AU9000 comes in a variety of screen sizes so you’ll find one to suit your living space that’s not the TV equivalent of Godzilla. It's a shame it doesn't support Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos, but it's still an excellent fit for your Xbox in a more wallet-friendly package.
Before you buy, make sure you check our Samsung discount codes to help lower the cost.
Just when you thought LG couldn’t improve on the LG C1, the LG C2 arrives to wow us again with even better image quality and improved brightness. There’s also the fact that there’s a 42-inch offering, meaning that you don’t have to find space to host a colossal monster TV if you’re embracing tiny living.
The C2 has LG’s new Brightness Boosting technology to tackle OLED’s oft-cited weak point, but please note this isn’t available in the 42-inch or 48-inch models, which are the same brightness as the LG C1. But, as we say in our five-star LG C2 review “all models wow with their incredible image handling, and it remains one of the best gaming TVs at all sizes, thanks to its future-proofed connectivity.” Obviously this comes with an associated cost and the LG C2 is significantly more than the C1 right now, which is why the C1 is higher on our list.
Once again, LG has provided excellent HDMI 2.1 connectivity so you’ll be happily gaming in 4K at 120fps in supported games. And LG’s proprietary game mode continues to impress. As we said in our review “LG’s Game Optimizer interface offers a wealth of control for console and PC users, including game genre specific presets – and makes it easy to make the most of its four HDMI 2.1 connections.”
Best TVs for Xbox Series X 2023: Best of the rest
Just because the Sony X90K (or X94K as it's known in the UK) is "perfect for PlayStation 5" according to Sony doesn’t mean it turns its nose up at the Xbox Series X. Indeed, it's an exceptionally affordable way to take in the beautiful visuals the Series X has to offer.
As we say in our Sony X90K review: “Sony's TVs are well known for offering gorgeously vibrant colours, and the X90K is no exception. Much of this is thanks to its Cognitive Processor XR and the XR Triluminos Pro engine, which is used to sweeten the TV's saturation and hue in a way that's especially pleasing to the human eye.”
Dolby Vision is on hand for peak contrast quality, but if you’re fussy about frame rates, it’s important to note that Dolby Vision at 4K 120Hz isn’t supported. But for a chance to get your HDMI 2.1 on in a variety of affordable screen sizes, the Sony X90K is a very strong choice for Xbox Series X.
If nothing but the brightest and best will do, the Samsung flagship QN95C has frankly astounding Mini LED picture quality but, of course, it comes at a cost. And that cost is basically 'all your money'. Image-wise, Samsung’s AI processor combines with loads more local dimming zones compared to its predecessor for a more focused light transmission to create unparalleled HDR picture quality.
As we said in our Samsung QN95C review “The QN95C doubles the number of zones in its Mini LED backlight compared to last year's 'B' model, and when combined with class-leading local dimming and image processing, it's a TV that delivers a performance to rival the best OLEDs. An elegant design, solid build quality, serious smarts, comprehensive streaming apps, and extensive gaming support round out what is a very desirable high-end telly.
The QN95C is as big on gaming as it is on video, thanks to a Game Dashboard and all four of its HDMI ports being able to handle the latest 4K at 120Hz and variable refresh rate features – including the AMD Freesync Premium Pro and (although it’s not officially stated) Nvidia G-Sync versions.
So whether you want to game or maximise your movie watching, the QN95C has you covered or, y’know, perfectly lit.
The Hisense A6G appears high on our list of the best TVs under £500 for its 55-inch model, because it delivers a lot of screen for very little outlay. And just because it’s a budget model doesn’t mean you have to make too many sacrifices. There’s no official HDMI 2.1 support, but both VRR and ALLM are available on its three HDMI inputs, for ultra low-lag gaming and no screen tear for your Xbox Series X.
Impressively, there’s also HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR support, so you'll get the best contrast range from it. Motion control is surprisingly impressive and, as we say in our Hisense A6G review “the colour palette is striking. The Hisense manages to be quite naturalistic and yet fairly vivid at the same time, and while it obviously doesn’t have the sort of forensic insight into the minutiae of shade and tone that the best OLED TVs deliver, it nevertheless has a huge amount of variation at its disposal.”
If you want to tick as many tech boxes as possible in a low-priced package, this is an excellent choice.
Although replaced by the stellar LG OLED G3, the G2 remains on this best-of list for the simple fact its price is just that much more appealing. Note that the newer G3 is brighter, so if that's critical to you then it's possibly worth investing.
Otherwise the LG G2 will do a superb job. This is the screen we called in our LG G2 review “the peak of OLED TV quality so far” and “best OLED TV on the planet.” This TV delivers exquisite visuals thanks to LG’s brand new Alpha 9 Gen 6 processor and Brightness Booster Max technology. It's the OLED TV of your dreams for Xbox Series X with full HDMI 2.1 support, Dolby Vision, 4K at 120Hz, and LG’s brilliant Game Optimiser Mode to let you tweak game settings on the fly.
As we say in our review, “the inclusion of improved audio processing, and extensive gaming features keep it ahead of the best gaming TVs, plus the latest version of webOS for smart TV features mean that you're getting a set that's basically impeccable across every aspect of its performance. It's truly one of the best TVs on the planet.” However, do note it doesn’t come with a stand in the box, as is instead aimed at wall-mounting – it comes with a special flush wall-mount included, but a stand-mount is something you'll have to buy separately.
If you like the sound of the QN95C model further up the page, but would like similar for less cash, then the generation older QN95B is still a stunner. In our Samsung QN95B review we call it “the ultimate all-rounder TV.” No mean feat given the last decade of brilliance from the company.
The QN95B is all about perfect HDR image quality with an incredible bright panel that doesn’t skimp on detail or clarity, delivering crisp image quality. The newer 'C' model is even brighter, of course, but it's up to you if you think that's worth the extra investment.
As we state in our review: “the QN95B is as big on gaming as it is on video. All four of its HDMI ports can handle the latest 4K at 120Hz and variable refresh rate features – including the AMD Freesync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync versions.” You don't get Dolby Vision support, but with a screen this bright, it really doesn't matter – it's capable of huge bright highs and super-deep dark tones thanks to its excellent local dimming with light-shaping tech.
Best TVs for Xbox Series X: key features explained
HDMI 2.1: This is the latest version of the connection tech. It looks just like older HDMI ports, but can handle 4K 120Hz, VRR and ALLM – which we'll explain in a moment. Here's our full HDMI 2.1 guide, if you want more info.
4K 120Hz: The Xbox Series X is able to play certain games at 4K resolution at 120 frames per second, which makes things super-clear and responsive. In order to actually see this on your TV, though, your TV needs two things: it has to have a 4K screen capable of refreshing at 120Hz (120 times per second), and it has to have an HDMI 2.1 connector, because it's too much data for older versions of HDMI to handle. We have a more in-depth 4K 120Hz explainer here, if you want to dig in.
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate): This technology enables the Series X to tell the TV when it should refresh and show a new frame, instead the refresh happening at set regular intervals. This means that games can vary their framerate slightly with their being any weird graphical glitches from the fact that they're out of sync with the TV – which means games can be more flexible with including fancier graphics, or can run at higher framerates than usual. If that seems confusing, here's our full VRR explained guide, including a video.
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode): This means the Series X tells the TV to switch into a 'gaming' mode, where less image processing is applied, but it means every frame the Xbox creates is shown on the TV screen more quickly – making games more responsive. Again, it's an HDMI 2.1 feature, though TVs without HDMI often support it, or have their own version of it.