Sony announced new PS4 Pro, and it’s capable of 4K HDR gaming. Now you are in the market for 4K TV to hook with your new shiny console right? Which 4k TV for PS4 Pro to select? Here we recommend good TV’s that’s 60"+ HDR TVs along with some info you should be aware of.
Before you buy
What Sony recommend (Unofficial)?
1. They recommend size of 60” and up for average living rooms
2. HDR10 capability
Bigger the better but it seems little weird. Room size, seating size and media types are all different for each person. The price of UHD TV’s fall recently. But it doesn't mean its still affordable. Maybe a good time to pick one. But watch out for below points if you are getting TV for gaming because streaming and gaming on TV is a bit different.
How to check whats the best size for your living room?
It's really simple. it's the viewing distance(inches) divided by 3 = Recommended TV size. For ex.
If you are sitting 10 ft. away from TV (10 feet*12 inches). That's 120 inches. 120 divided by 3 = 40" is the recommend TV size.
1. True Ultra- HD (4k)
It’s the new standard now.
Have a look at What is HDR. The video is just a glimpse of what real HDR looks like.
There are two standards. Dolby and HDR 10. Some TV’s support only one standard. Some support two. But Sony recommends HDR 10 capability. Companies name it differently. LG calls it HDR pro. Sony does have their branding and calls 4K HDR. And Samsung adopted SUHD branding.That being said a lot of TVs that claim to have HDR can't use it well or at all. A lot of them use 8-bit panels, but only the true 10-bit tv panels can use it to its full extent.
3. 10bit panel
Get 10bit one to take full advantage of HDR.What’s the difference between 8bit and 10bit? Here is the excerpt from 4k.com and check what they say
4. Low input lag
The main problem of TV’s compared to monitors is high input lag. Select the one with very low input lag.
5.8 Bit panel TVs
When you buy an 8-bit panel TV, it can receive and play from HDR video source but the content will not be HDR quality just downscaled to 8 bit.So you won't get the full experience of HDR.
6.8-bit panel TV's with HDR10 (Dithering and AFRC (frame rate control))
In short AFRC is an 8-bit panel flickering rapidly between two shades of color to simulate an in between shade.Manufacturers often claim 8bit+ FRC as 10bit. But it is not good as true native 10bit panel TVs but come close.It's harder to tell the difference and notice it.
Based on official recommendation and high-end spec and info already mentioned you should look at these models depends on budget.The below TVs passed these 4k checks and you are good to go.
The full list of TVs (2016) that meets these requirements - NEW!
(4K HDR10 - 10bit panels)
Sony XBR -X940D
P series (C1)And here is the PS4 pro display chart
Best 60"+ UP HDR TV's for PS4 Pro and PS4
The Best Under $5000 - Premium
Sony XBR65Z9D 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)
Sony XBR75X940D 75-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (2016 Model)
But wait.WTH? Sony thinks we are billionaires? That’s hell expensive. We need to spend more on the games and less on TVs. The next best option is LGOLEDB6.This one is top rated for its price and performance. The only downside is inconsistent input lag issue plagued OLED panels in general.
The Best Under $4000 - Premium
LG Electronics OLED65B6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2016 Model)
The Best Under $2500
Sony XBR65X930D 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart TV (2016 Model)
The Best budget 4K TV with HDR10 - 50"below
The Best Under $800 - 4K HDR10 for Everyone
This model doesn't advertise as a 10bit panel. But according to rtings, they confirmed it does have a 10-bit panel.Thanks to diabloblade for info.
Still, can’t find what to get? Wait for the new TV’s to come out or price to fall. New models come out early March. You’ll get awesome deals and can save a lot of money.
If you have any recommendation or wants to see any info next to each TVs, please let me know!
Here is my super duper 4K UHD HDR 10bit panel (native) list of TVs with rtings game ratings!