Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
For those enthusiastic gamers who prefer special consoles to a gaming PC, an important question is choosing the optimal TV to get the most out of the game. Technically, you can play on PS4, Xbox or any other set-top box by connecting to any TV – there would be a suitable interface. However, there are still minimal requirements, and to reveal all the possibilities, a very advanced model with specific and not always obvious possibilities is needed.
The editors present you with an overview of the best, according to our experts, TVs for playing with Sony Playstation 4 in 2019.
- How to choose a TV for PS4
- Matrix type
- Other parameters
- Rating of the best TVs for PS4
- Best TVs for PS4 in terms of price-performance ratio
- Digma DM-LED50U403BS2S 50 ”
- Philips 50PUT6023 50 ”
- LG 43UK6450 42.5 ”
- Sony KD-43XF7005 42.5 ”
- Samsung UE58NU7100U 58 ”
- Premium TVs for PS4
- Samsung UE75NU8000U
- Sony KD-65AF8 64.5 ”
How to choose a TV for PS4
To begin with, let's recall the main criteria and technical parameters of the TV, which can be of serious importance for a full-fledged game on PS4.
The most noticeable characteristic of a TV in every respect. At first glance, it may seem that the principle “the more the better” is at work, but this is not entirely true.
Much depends on the size of the room where the TV for PS4 is supposed to be installed, that is, on the estimated distance from the TV to the player. If this distance is 2-3 meters, then a diagonal of about 50 inches may be sufficient. The greater this distance, the larger the minimum recommended diagonal will be. Opinions on this matter vary significantly, but our experts base their conclusions on the impressions and preferences of the vast majority of the surveyed active players.
As for the maximum – here is a question of personal perception and the size of the wallet, since the diagonal very often directly correlates with the price of the TV. But it is desirable to understand that a large diagonal in combination with not the most outstanding resolution, and even at close range, will inevitably give the effect of distinguishing individual pixels, and this is a big minus. So the large diagonal must be supported by high resolution.
The most important parameter that can overshadow even the previous point in its importance. More recently, one could say that the minimum resolution comfortable for playing is FullHD 1920 × 1080. Actually, even now this resolution is relevant despite the fact that 4K is advancing on all fronts.
However, this guideline should be followed when you just need to find out if an existing TV is suitable for a new set-top box. If you are going to buy a TV, then you almost certainly need to choose with a 4K resolution at least 'for growth', since in the very near future 4K will very much squeeze FullHD. 4K TVs are getting cheaper lately, and very rapidly.
Separately, it should be said that for the PS4 Slim, a 4K TV may turn out to be redundant – the set-top box may simply not pull out such a load, and the picture itself will be far from perfect due to blurring.
Behind these simple two words, there is a whole complex of parameters, which implies one or another type of matrix. In total, three types are now most common on the market: IPS, VA and TN.
The best color rendering and the largest viewing angles (178 degrees horizontal and vertical) are demonstrated by IPS matrices. The abbreviations SFT, PLS, IGZO and AHVA are the same IPS technology, but with various modifications and changes. Among the three most common matrices, IPS are the most expensive. Can be considered as a universal option.
TN matrices are almost the exact opposite of IPS in terms of viewing angles. Here they leave a lot to be desired, and that's putting it mildly. TN does have some pluses – slightly sharper contrast, more 'real' blacks and faster response. Plus, TN-matrices are much cheaper than IPS. With that said, a TV with such a matrix might be fine for playing on a PS4, but only if it's going to be played alone and the TV is in the player's straight line of sight. Two players will already notice significant distortion, and the crowd will see little at all.
VA matrices and all kinds of their variations like MVA and PVA are better than TN, but generally worse than IPS, mainly due to the same viewing angles. In terms of color rendering, IPS also wins. The two technologies are almost equal in rendering high-range HDR colors. But where VA leaves IPS far behind, it is in terms of contrast, demonstrating many times better characteristics.
For the sake of completeness, let us mention that there are also matrices OLED that gradually and confidently enter the market. This is already a technology that is significantly distant from all those described, and, possibly, the future belongs to it. While there are still questions to OLED, and TVs at the price of an apartment in a small town, it makes sense to consider within a different topic. But our experts passed one exception.
The following characteristics can be considered as recommended, but the absence of any of them should not necessarily significantly affect the quality of your pastime. You can focus on your own fundamental preferences and financial capabilities.
Perhaps the most important of the 'not-so-important' metrics is support for the extended HDR range. The essence of the function, if extremely simple, is to display a more expressive picture by using extreme brightness indicators. To get HDR in its pure form, the matrix must be 10-bit. 8-bit TVs and monitors use HDR emulation using a specially created technology, and on such models they also indicate HDR support in giant letters.
Signal delay, or in the English wording – Input lag – means exactly this, that is, the speed of the TV processing the signal coming from the game console. The optimal indicator is considered in the range from 10 to 40 ms.
The refresh rate limit for LCD TVs is mostly 60Hz, which can be enough for normal gaming. But if there is a desire to achieve the greatest possible smoothness of the movements of characters and the environment on the screen, then you need to select a TV with a frame rate of 100 or 120 Hz.
The TV must contain an interface for connecting the set-top box – this, oddly enough, is obvious not to everyone. In most cases, HDMI is sufficient.
Rating of the best TVs for PS4
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best TVs for PS4 in terms of price-performance ratio||1||Digma DM-LED50U403BS2S 50 ”||RUB 19,990|
|2||Philips 50PUT6023 50 ”||RUB 21 850|
|3||LG 43UK6450 42.5 ”||RUB 26 230|
|4||Sony KD-43XF7005 42.5 ”||RUB 37 390|
|5||Samsung UE58NU7100U 58 ”||RUB 37,630|
|Premium TVs for PS4||1||Samsung UE75NU8000U||RUB 108,500|
|2||Sony KD-65AF8 64.5 ”||RUB 175,700|
The material was compiled based on the analysis of data from the resource https://rankquality.com/.
Best TVs for PS4 in terms of price-performance ratio
In the first and most voluminous selection of models, we will look at five TVs proposed by experts as optimal for playing on the PS4. Separate reviews are posted in ascending order of characteristics and cost of each specific model.
Digma DM-LED50U403BS2S 50 ”
The first in this collection is the most inexpensive TV in the review, which has everything you need and almost everything recommended for a comfortable game on PS4. The DIGMA brand is known for its inexpensive electronics of quite decent quality. The origin of the brand is presumably Russian, since the main sales market is the Russian Federation and the CIS countries.
This is a TV for playing on PS4 with a conventionally minimum diagonal of 50 “. The model was presented to the public in 2018. We remind you that no one forbids connecting the set-top box to a smaller TV, and further models will be mentioned, including models with a slightly smaller screen size. but with more interesting characteristics.
The dimensions of the TV with this diagonal are 1131x663x69mm without a stand. The stand does not affect the overall dimensions too much – 1131x716x256mm. The net weight of the device is 11.4kg, the stand will add another 200g. Wall mount 400 × 200mm is provided.
As for the resolution, this model, even being the cheapest in the review, pleases with a maximum of 4K 3840×2160. The type of matrix is not emphasized by the manufacturer, but viewing angles of 178 degrees directly hint that it is IPS or any variation based on this technology. The refresh rate is the most common here – 60Hz.
The characteristics of the ability to reproduce an image of this model are quite remarkable in places. With a pretty decent brightness of 330 cd per sq. meter contrast ratio is truly outstanding 5000: 1, and it's not dynamic, but physical. Pixel response – 9ms, progressive scan.
What else can be important for playing on PS4 is the presence of an audio system in the TV from two speakers with a power of 10W each with support for surround sound. Not a bad express option, but the sophisticated player will need a separate, more powerful and sophisticated system for full immersion. And similar to this simple built-in solutions are in every TV, and we will not dwell on them further.
You can connect the set-top box to the TV through any of the three HDMI inputs. This model also provides two ports USB, AV, Ethernet (RJ-45) and wireless connection via Wi-Fi.
The SmartTV function here is built on top of Android. The device supports 24p True Cinema, TimeShift, DLNA technology, video recording to an external USB drive.
This model is one of the most successful in terms of value for money, quality and functionality. The only thing that can be blamed on the TV as a disadvantage is the lack of HDR support, even 8-bit emulation. However, taking into account the price, the disadvantage is significantly leveled.
- 4K resolution;
- inexpensive, but high-quality matrix;
- quick response;
- exceptional contrast;
- protection from children;
- affordable price.
- HDR not supported.
Philips 50PUT6023 50 ”
Now let's consider a TV with almost the same characteristics as the previous example and practically the same price, but already more 'convincing' trademark – Philips. In some places, this model even loses to the one described above, but those who are more confident about the brand should take a closer look. Like the previous one, this TV was introduced in 2018.
The size of the diagonal here is also 50 inches. The dimensions of the device itself are 1126x655x83 mm, with a stand – 1126x716x240mm, weight – 10.3kg. The resolution here is also 4K 3840×2160, the type of matrix does not really stand out, but experts say that VA is used in this model – a good compromise between cheap TN and expensive IPS. The viewing angles, in any case, are maximum here – 178 degrees, which is the main thing.
The brightness of the display is comparable to the previous model, it is significantly inferior in contrast, but the picture is still of high quality. Frame rate – 50Hz.
Three HDMI ports, one VGA, AV, MHL and two USB ports are used to connect a set-top box and other peripherals. There is a coaxial output. The front panel has one HDMI and one USB port. There are useful additional features like a sleep timer, light sensor, 24p True Cinema support.
This TV is perfect as a monitor for playing games on the PS4 console. Many people use it in general as a computer monitor, and the reviews about its work in this role are the most positive. What made the TV a TV set, especially the software, was a bit 'pumped up' in this model.
- 4K resolution;
- high-quality image;
- correct color rendering;
- affordable price.
- user claims to standard software.
LG 43UK6450 42.5 ”
Now let's take a look at one of the most successful TV models LG in this price range. With a slightly smaller diagonal than in the two previous cases – 42.5 “, here we see wider functionality, high performance and interesting additional functions. The year of release is 2018.
The dimensions of the TV are 977x575x81mm, with a stand – 977x636x224 mm. Net weight with stand – 9.3 kg, without – 8.3 kg. Matrix – high-quality IPS with a resolution of 4K 3840×2160 with Direct LED backlighting. And in this model, finally, there is already support for HDR10 in its budget version – an 8-bit matrix, plus FRC modeling technology.
The TV is capable of displaying a picture with a brightness of up to 350 cd. per sq. meter, contrast – 1300: 1. Frame rate – 50Hz with progressive scan. Viewing angles – 178 degrees. Pixel response – 9ms.
Any of the three HDMI ports can be used to connect to the console. Other devices can be connected via USB ports (2 pcs.). Wireless communication is organized through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radio modules.
In this modification, a lot of useful things have been introduced, which can be useful when using the TV for its intended purpose, and not only for playing on PS4. So, here we have a SmartTV based on web OS, Miracast, support for 24pTrueCinema, DLNA, 4GB of its own memory, child lock, sleep timer, support for TruMotion 100Hz technology, voice control.
- high-quality matrix;
- Direct LED backlight;
- HDR support;
- additional useful functions and support technology improvement;
- broad functionality in general;
- voice control.
- unsystematic user complaints about the build quality.
Sony KD-43XF7005 42.5 ”
Next in this compilation of a review of the best TVs for the PS4 game console, according to the version, comes a model whose manufacturer needs no introduction. This is Sony with all the baggage of developments and achievements. The TV is noticeably, a whole third, more expensive than all the previous ones, but it has the right to do so. Like the previous ones, this model was introduced in 2018.
With a diagonal of 42.5 “the dimensions of the TV are 970x630x279mm with a stand and 970x571x58mm without. Weight, respectively – 10.4 and 9.8kg. It consumes 100W of electricity.
In terms of resolution and HDR support, everything is exactly the same as in the previous model. However, there is a significant difference in contrast, as here it is 3300: 1, and only the first model from Digma on the list surpasses it in this indicator. The backlighting is not the most perfect – Edge LED – but for the game this parameter is not critical, and Local Dimming technology adds evenness. The brightness is quite decent – 350 cd per sq. meter. The viewing angles are the maximum possible, that is, 178 degrees. Screen refresh rate – 50Hz.
For various connections, including the PS4 console, the following interfaces are used: three HDMI inputs, three USB, one AV, headphone output, optical, network wired interface with an RJ-45 connector, Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless module.
This model also implements a number of modern technologies: wireless transmission of content from a wearable gadget to a WiDi TV, as well as Miracast, Smart TV based Linux, teletext, FM radio, 24p True Cinema, DLNA, video recording on external storage via USB, TimeShift function. sleep timer, child lock, Motionflow ™ XR 200 Hz support.
- image quality;
- 4K resolution;
- HDR support;
- wireless data transmission;
- a number of improvement technologies.
- complaints about poor built-in sound.
Samsung UE58NU7100U 58 ”
Rounding out the first selection of the best TVs for PS4 according to the version is a representative of the Samsung electronics family. Here we will see all the good things that are in previous models, but also on a larger screen. The release year of this model is the same 2018.
So, in this example we see a noticeably large diagonal – 58 “. This circumstance directly affected the dimensions of the TV – 1301x757x60mm without a stand and weight – 20.2kg. It consumes up to 160W of electricity.
The image pleases with clarity and correct color rendition. Resolution – 4K 3840×2160, backlighting – Edge LED with local dimming. There is support for HDR10. Worthy of praise and the maximum frame rate – 100Hz with progressive scan.
To connect the set-top box and other devices, there are three HDMI ports, two USB, component, AV, wireless Wi-Fi 802.11n, an RJ-45 wired network port, and an optical output.
Other functions in this model include Smart TV technology based on Tizen, as well as Miracast, 24p True Cinema, DLNA, light sensor, sleep timer, child lock control, Picture Quality Index 1300 Hz improvement technology.
One drawback of this model is the lack of support for DTS technology, which significantly limits the number of modern 4K films in which the TV can recognize sound. However, this circumstance does not harm anything for playing on PS4.
- large diagonal;
- high frame rate;
- high-quality image;
- HDR10 support;
- 4K resolution.
- no DTS support.
Premium TVs for PS4
The second mini-selection in the review of the best TVs for PS4 2019 according to the version includes only two models, but the premium category is by definition not massive. Our experts have selected two expensive solutions, which are still the pinnacle of multimedia technologies available to the consumer.
At the first acquaintance with this model, two points immediately catch the eye – a large diagonal and a very 'invigorating' price. The rest of the characteristics already require more close attention, and there is definitely something to draw it on. The release took place in 2018.
So, the screen size in diagonal here is 74.5 “or 189 cm. The dimensions are corresponding: 1674x1041x369mm with a stand and 1674x964x58mm – without; net weight – 39.6kg with a stand and 36kg without. Consumes up to 255W of electricity.
The characteristics of the matrix and the image in this model practically coincide with the previous one, but here you need to remember about the impressive dimensions of the screen, which justify the cost. Matrix resolution – 4K 3840×2160, HDR support, Edge LED backlighting with local dimming. Frame rate – 100Hz with progressive scan.
This model has a very remarkable audio system on board, worthy of a separate mention. Here these are two stereo speakers of 10W each plus a 20W subwoofer. Surround sound is supported.
To connect a game console, you can use one of the four available HDMI interfaces. For other peripherals, there are two USB ports, a network port, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth radios. There is an optical output.
Additional functions in this model include: Smart TV based on Tizen, DLNA, 24p True Cinema, video recording to a USB drive, 24p True Cinema, Picture-in-Picture, TimeShift, sleep timer, protection against children, light sensor, support for Picture Quality Index 2500Hz.
Unfortunately, for all the outstanding features of this TV, it just as lacks DTS support as the previous model. But again, it doesn't matter for PS4.
- large diagonal;
- high-quality image;
- 4K resolution;
- high frequency;
- built-in audio system with subwoofer.
- no DTS support.
Sony KD-65AF8 64.5 ”
Rounding out our 2019 review of the best TVs for PS4 in 2019 is a model that represents one of the most progressive engineering ideas and a brilliant technological implementation. The price of the TV is even higher than the previous one, but it's still OLED, and this must be taken into account.
First, we will briefly describe the fundamental difference between this TV and any other in our review. This is the technology by which the matrix is made. Here it is OLED – the most progressive at the moment, able to really work wonders in terms of image reproduction. The essence of the technology is the use of organic light-emitting diodes for image formation. Whereas in liquid crystal (TFT) screens, LED backlighting is used to make the image visible, in OLED – systems, each pixel is essentially an LED. Experts are unanimous in the opinion that this technology is the future, and as soon as OLED – TVs and monitors become cheaper, they will dominate the market.
As for the physical characteristics of this model, the situation is as follows. With a diagonal of 64.5 “the TV has dimensions of 1447x841x255mm with a stand and 1447x836x55mm – without. Net weight with a stand – 28kg and 24.4kg – without. Consumes up to 501W of electricity.
The matrix resolution of this TV is expected to be 4K 3840×2160 with support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Screen changing frequency – 100Hz with progressive scan. The brightness here leaves far behind any neighboring model – 500 cd. per sq. meter. Viewing angles are maximum, 178 degrees.
The audio system also deserves special attention, like the previous one. The total power is 50W, of which 40 is for 4 speakers, and 10 for a separate subwoofer.
All connection interfaces here are exactly the same as the above described Samsung TV, only there are three USB ports. Smart TV is based on Android. Expanded built-in memory up to 16GB.
- OLED – matrix technology;
- flawless image;
- unique brightness and saturation typical only for OLED;
- high-quality audio system;
- many interfaces;
- 16GB of internal memory.
- not found.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.