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Hi guys, currently looking for a modern TV for gaming on my Xbox One S which I have pre-ordered. I will be looking to purchase 'Project Scorpio' too when that comes out. Basically I have been scanning… Read More
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10m, 3w agoPosted 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi guys, currently looking for a modern TV for gaming on my Xbox One S which I have pre-ordered. I will be looking to purchase 'Project Scorpio' too when that comes out. Basically I have been scanning along HUD for a TV suited for high end gaming but there are so many different TV's now and so many gimmicks, I have no idea what to look for. I have been told HDR is the thing to look out for and that there is two types (8 bit/10 bit). I am not fussed about it being a smart TV, nor a freeview HD, 3D, 4K bla bla. I just want a future proof television suited for gaming. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks in advance.
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10m, 3w agoPosted 10 months, 3 weeks ago
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higher hz are a result of sub field processing. For example a 50" screen could be divided into 6 zones, each being processed by it's own processor. If each zone refreshes at 60hz and the LEDs double blink per frame each zone is 120hz. 6x120hz = 720hz.
One of the most important things to look for is input lag rather than refresh rate when gaming. The lower the better, also make sure the HDR is compatible as there are 2 different standards in use. Check there are enough inputs that support HDMI 2 or higher. Read up on motion blur and whether the TV supports local dimming.

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#1
I'm a pc gamer and for us hertz(hz) is important. if your get a low hz you will get crappy frames. higher the hertz the better.
#2
brendanhickey
I'm a pc gamer and for us hertz(hz) is important. if your get a low hz you will get crappy frames. higher the hertz the better.

Appreciate the input, that's one thing I'll note down! Thanks.
#3
What size? You can game on a PC monitor for better results. Refresh rates and all that.
#4
loopylloyd
What size? You can game on a PC monitor for better results. Refresh rates and all that.
Would like between 37-50 inch panel. TV for bedroom gaming.
#5
Craigmcfc95
loopylloyd
What size? You can game on a PC monitor for better results. Refresh rates and all that.
Would like between 37-50 inch panel. TV for bedroom gaming.

Ok, Sony TV's are pretty decent and affordable nowadays for 37 onwards.
#6
I've got a 43" Sony android tv but it has a great refresh rate 800mhz I think from memory
And games look great.
I think that Hdr is a bit of a gimmick from what I believe if you use that the refresh rate needs to be lowered so you'll be losing 1 thing to gain another
#7
stefromuk
I've got a 43" Sony android tv but it has a great refresh rate 800mhz I think from memory
And games look great.
I think that Hdr is a bit of a gimmick from what I believe if you use that the refresh rate needs to be lowered so you'll be losing 1 thing to gain another
Now this is where people get confused, these tvs with 200mhz/400mhz/800mhz has nothing to do with refresh rates etc, your still be at 60hz, there different things, all tvs run at 60hz.

Edited By: Daytrader on Sep 01, 2016 18:20
#8
brendanhickey
I'm a pc gamer and for us hertz(hz) is important. if your get a low hz you will get crappy frames. higher the hertz the better.
Agreed, how i wish for a big tv with great hz.
#9
Daytrader
stefromuk
I've got a 43" Sony android tv but it has a great refresh rate 800mhz I think from memory
And games look great.
I think that Hdr is a bit of a gimmick from what I believe if you use that the refresh rate needs to be lowered so you'll be losing 1 thing to gain another
Now this is where people get confused, these tvs with 200mhz/400mhz/800mhz has nothing to do with refresh rates etc, your still be at 60hz, there different things, all tvs run at 60hz.
Ha ha yeah my mistake getting my Hz muddled up :(
#10
brendanhickey
I'm a pc gamer and for us hertz(hz) is important. if your get a low hz you will get crappy frames. higher the hertz the better.

Agree, I've brought several TV's in the past solely for gaming and it's all about Hertz. Be careful though because some manufacturers call Hertz something else to make it look higher, but when you do the conversion to Hertz, it turns out it's pretty low. You'll see what I mean by looking at the different TV's around from different suppliers. Pretty easy to do a conversion, just google it.

Here's some info that might help you:

Manufacturers now use their own measurements so can not necessarily be compared between brands. Examples include LG - Motion Clarity Index (MCI), Samsung - Clear Motion rate (CMR), Philips - Perfect Motion Rate (PMR), Sony - Motionflow XR and Panasonic - BLS (Back Light Scanning). All these figures are twice or more than the traditional 100Hz/200Hz refresh rate figures.


Anything from 400/500 Hertz plus will be more than good enough for a PS4/Xbox One. I'm currently using a Samsung LED TV with 400 Hertz and it runs Fifa, COD etc on my PS4 without any lag.
#11
If you want the best possible performance buy a Monitor.

They have less input lag and image processing and don't have a tuner inbuilt which adds to the price.
#12
gsj87
brendanhickey
I'm a pc gamer and for us hertz(hz) is important. if your get a low hz you will get crappy frames. higher the hertz the better.
Agree, I've brought several TV's in the past solely for gaming and it's all about Hertz. Be careful though because some manufacturers call Hertz something else to make it look higher, but when you do the conversion to Hertz, it turns out it's pretty low. You'll see what I mean by looking at the different TV's around from different suppliers. Pretty easy to do a conversion, just google it.
Here's some info that might help you: Manufacturers now use their own measurements so can not necessarily be compared between brands. Examples include LG - Motion Clarity Index (MCI), Samsung - Clear Motion rate (CMR), Philips - Perfect Motion Rate (PMR), Sony - Motionflow XR and Panasonic - BLS (Back Light Scanning). All these figures are twice or more than the traditional 100Hz/200Hz refresh rate figures.
Anything from 400/500 Hertz plus will be more than good enough for a PS4/Xbox One. I'm currently using a Samsung LED TV with 400 Hertz and it runs Fifa, COD etc on my PS4 without any lag.
My post stands, no such thing as 100hz/120hz/200hz/240hz/400hz/500hz etc true refresh rate, All tvs are 60hz input period, the 120 hz or 240 hz etc you see advertised is in post processing. the tv adds in those extra frames(fake), first thing i do and most people should do is turn all that stuff off.



Edited By: Daytrader on Sep 02, 2016 14:19
#13
Daytrader
gsj87
brendanhickey
I'm a pc gamer and for us hertz(hz) is important. if your get a low hz you will get crappy frames. higher the hertz the better.
Agree, I've brought several TV's in the past solely for gaming and it's all about Hertz. Be careful though because some manufacturers call Hertz something else to make it look higher, but when you do the conversion to Hertz, it turns out it's pretty low. You'll see what I mean by looking at the different TV's around from different suppliers. Pretty easy to do a conversion, just google it.
Here's some info that might help you: Manufacturers now use their own measurements so can not necessarily be compared between brands. Examples include LG - Motion Clarity Index (MCI), Samsung - Clear Motion rate (CMR), Philips - Perfect Motion Rate (PMR), Sony - Motionflow XR and Panasonic - BLS (Back Light Scanning). All these figures are twice or more than the traditional 100Hz/200Hz refresh rate figures.
Anything from 400/500 Hertz plus will be more than good enough for a PS4/Xbox One. I'm currently using a Samsung LED TV with 400 Hertz and it runs Fifa, COD etc on my PS4 without any lag.
My post stands, no such thing as 100hz/120hz/200hz/240hz/400hz/500hz etc true refresh rate, All tvs are 60hz input period, the 120 hz or 240 hz etc you see advertised is in post processing. the tv adds in those extra frames(fake), first thing i do and most people should do is turn all that stuff off.

I'm sorry but I don't understand what you're saying. I've purchased TV's in the past with 200 Hz or 300 Hz and when I played the PS4 on them, they were insanely laggy. Then when I returned them and moved up to 400/500Hz, no lag at all on gaming or football etc. So, whats causing that differentiation in performance if all TV's are the same 60Hz?

Edited By: gsj87 on Sep 02, 2016 14:34
#14
gsj87
Daytrader
gsj87
brendanhickey
I'm a pc gamer and for us hertz(hz) is important. if your get a low hz you will get crappy frames. higher the hertz the better.
Agree, I've brought several TV's in the past solely for gaming and it's all about Hertz. Be careful though because some manufacturers call Hertz something else to make it look higher, but when you do the conversion to Hertz, it turns out it's pretty low. You'll see what I mean by looking at the different TV's around from different suppliers. Pretty easy to do a conversion, just google it.
Here's some info that might help you: Manufacturers now use their own measurements so can not necessarily be compared between brands. Examples include LG - Motion Clarity Index (MCI), Samsung - Clear Motion rate (CMR), Philips - Perfect Motion Rate (PMR), Sony - Motionflow XR and Panasonic - BLS (Back Light Scanning). All these figures are twice or more than the traditional 100Hz/200Hz refresh rate figures.
Anything from 400/500 Hertz plus will be more than good enough for a PS4/Xbox One. I'm currently using a Samsung LED TV with 400 Hertz and it runs Fifa, COD etc on my PS4 without any lag.
My post stands, no such thing as 100hz/120hz/200hz/240hz/400hz/500hz etc true refresh rate, All tvs are 60hz input period, the 120 hz or 240 hz etc you see advertised is in post processing. the tv adds in those extra frames(fake), first thing i do and most people should do is turn all that stuff off.
I'm sorry but I don't understand what you're saying. I've purchased TV's in the past with 200 Hz or 300 Hz and when I played the PS4 on them, they were insanely laggy. Then when I returned them and moved up to 400/500Hz, no lag at all on gaming or football etc. So, whats causing that differentiation in performance if all TV's are the same 60Hz?
People get confused, for a start im on just a 60hz samsung led with zero lag, please show me a 400/500 hz tv, are you sure it was not a 400/500 mhz tv, massive difference, even the top pc dedicated monitors are mainly 120/144/240, i would be in heaven with a 400/500hz true tv :), better for google to explain than me, will be here for hours otherwise, input lag/stutter has nothing to do with hz refreshrate either, what causes alot of stutter/lag is all the processing being done by the tv, my 60hz tv was like £1500 years back, you can get £500 4k tvs now(crap ones), or £2K/£3K or more 4K tvs, you get bad and good.
Remember the best and still only zero lag/stutter screens is the now old CRT 50hz/60hz, nothing comes close to it still now.

LCD HDTVs take 60Hz inputs and they display output at 60Hz. DVD players and Blu-Ray players output video at 60Hz. LCD HDTVs operate a little differently from PC monitors that operates above 60Hz (meaning 120Hz monitors).

120Hz basically accepts two 60Hz inputs. Each input more or less refreshes half of the screen so combined you effectively have a monitor that refreshes at 120Hz.

120Hz and 240Hz HDTVs operates much differently. The "120Hz" and "240Hz" does not refer to video signal input or output. It referes to video processing to "improve image quality" and smooth out video playback; "240Hz" is more video processing than "120Hz". This is done by the HDTV's internal electronics. Some people like using "120Hz" or "240Hz" mode, while others do not. For my 47" LG 47LG90, I keep it at 120Hz.

If you are gaming on a LCD HDTV, I recommend using it in 60Hz mode; sometimes referred to as "Game Mode". As stated above, "120Hz" and "240Hz" refers to video processing performed by the HDTV. Since it takes a bit of time to do this it causes input lag for games.




Edited By: Daytrader on Sep 02, 2016 15:15: e
#15
higher hz are a result of sub field processing. For example a 50" screen could be divided into 6 zones, each being processed by it's own processor. If each zone refreshes at 60hz and the LEDs double blink per frame each zone is 120hz. 6x120hz = 720hz.
One of the most important things to look for is input lag rather than refresh rate when gaming. The lower the better, also make sure the HDR is compatible as there are 2 different standards in use. Check there are enough inputs that support HDMI 2 or higher. Read up on motion blur and whether the TV supports local dimming.
#16
I just want crt quality specs in a big thin screen at 4K, or even at 1080P and i know it aint ever going to happen :(

Edited By: Daytrader on Sep 02, 2016 16:47

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