When it comes to gaming, there are a few things to consider when searching for a compatible TV for your long and often fast-paced console sessions. The Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and the latest games are essentially made for 4K resolutions, so if you’re looking to pick up a new 4K set, it’s good to note that the panels can differ from one to another quite drastically; but we’re here to help you make the right decision.
In terms of technology to go for, ULED, OLED or QLED TV are the best bets. These advanced panels use backlighting technology to make bright colours more vivid and blacks even darker, and in order to make gameplay and fast-moving images smoother, often have a high refresh-rate (written in hertz, or Hz) which is the number of times a TV refreshes the image.
LG OLED55C8 55-inch Smart 4K OLED TV
Price: from R29,999
If price isn’t a concern, the LG OLED55C8 is a breathtakingly beautiful TV that features a OLED panel and extremely minimalist stand, suggesting that this should be hung on a wall in order for you to fully immerse yourself in a good gaming session.
Samsung 55Q6F 55-inch QLED UHD Smart TV
If you want to dive into Samsung’s QLED technology without breaking the bank, the 55Q6F 55-inch Smart TV is a solid option. Some say the blacks on the QLEDs aren’t as dark as the OLEDs from LG, but what Samsung’s offering lacks in finer details, it more than makes up for it in price.
Hisense 65-inch U7A 4K Smart TV
If size is what you’re after, the Hisense U7A is the perfect blend of top-tier quality without the exorbitant price-tag that tends to come with other 65-inch sets. Featuring 4K capabilities, smart functionality, and a colour-sizzling ULED panel (giving this admittedly colossal TV an incredibly bright display), this TV rivals anything on the market, and costs about half the price too.