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!
Whether you’re looking for the best TV for Xbox Series X or the best TVs for PS5, 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 in some cases you may wish to see if it supports HDMI 2.1 specification too.
From LCD to OLED and a variety of different sizes to suit your needs, this list has some of the best TVs for Xbox Series X to make your gaming experience the best it can be.
Best TVs for Xbox Series X 2022: The top 3
The best TV for Xbox Series X overall is the LG C1. We know, it's a year old, but it's still the best option for Xbox Series X gamers on account of its epic low lag and preferrable 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 than the appearance of this OLED in 42-inch size is a rarity – and it's mighty impressive too.
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 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, Dolby Vision in 4K at 120fps, 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 2022: The best of the rest
Just because the Sony X90J is "perfect for PlayStation 5" according to Sony doesn’t mean it turns its nose up at the Xbox Series X. In fact, given that the Series X already has VRR and the PS5 doesn’t, Microsoft’s console is actually better geared up to make the most of everything the X90J has to offer.
This is also an exceptionally affordable way to take in the beautiful visuals the Series X has to offer. As we say in our Sony X90J review “Sony's TVs are well known for offering gorgeously vibrant colours, and the X90J 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 X90J is a very strong choice for Xbox Series X.
The Samsung QN85A is the least eye-wateringly priced of the company's next-gen Neo-QLED range, which uses advanced mini-LED tech to give you with brilliantly bright imagery that doesn’t need a darkened cinema room for you to truly appreciate it. High-end localised dimming tech is on hand to dramatically improve contrast and detail, making it a perfect partner for your regular delves into Xbox Game Pass.
You don’t get a T3 Platinum Award for nothing, y’know, and, as we say in our Samsung QN85A review, “The colour palette from which it draws is extraordinarily extensive – there really seems to be no limit to the nuance of shade the QN85A can deliver. And it’s utterly convincing when it comes to skin-tones and textures too – the subtlety of complexions of all types is given full expression here.”
It’s a shame that there’s only one HDMI 2.1 port, but if you’re sticking with Xbox only that's not a problem. And again, it's a shame there's no Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, but this TV is bright enough that's not a big deal.
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.
Not willing to make a single sacrifice when it comes to OLED visual quality? Then only the LG G2 will do. 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.”
LG’s G2 manages to deliver exquisite visuals thanks to LG’s brand new Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor and Brightness Booster Max technology that is a true OLED upgrade for 2022. The LG G2 is the OLED TV of your dreams for Xbox Series X with full HDMI 2.1 support, Dolby Vision in 4K 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 – but it comes at a premium price.” The price is one downside, as is the fact that it doesn’t come with a stand in the box, and is instead aimed at wall mounting – it comes with a special flush wall-mount, but no feet. You can buy some separately.
To compete with the majesty of LG’s OLED, Samsung is bringing out the big guns. The QN95B is Samsung’s flagship mini-LED model for 2022 and in our Samsung QN95B review we call it “the best 4K TV from Samsung yet.” 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 and unparalleled image quality. Of course, it comes at a cost but the QN95B makes sure it’s worth the investment for gaming too.
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 (although it’s not officially stated) 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.