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If you are going to buy a gaming TV... learn about the most important features that it should have


Whether you use it for gaming or not, all good TVs are built on the same foundations like having 4K resolution, adequate brightness, high contrast ratios with deep, uniform blacks, colors that strike the right balance between accuracy and saturation, and wide viewing angles.

There are some terms you should pay special attention to when purchasing a TV for your new gaming console or high-end graphics card.

HDMI 2.1

To get the most out of your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series for HDMI 2.0 - and a host of features specifically useful for gaming performance, including Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).

Furthermore, perhaps the main advantage of HDMI 2.1 is its ability to transmit 4K video at a refresh rate of up to 120Hz with modern consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series Or Xbox Series A source device connected to the TV to a compatible amplifier or receiver.

HDR - high dynamic range

HDR refers to a TV's ability to display a wider range between the darkest and brightest parts of an image. This wider range can bring out details that may be missing on a standard dynamic range (SDR) TV, in both very dark areas, and especially very bright areas of Image, HDR usually comes with an improvement in color reproduction as well, displaying a larger palette of more vibrant colors that bring the content closer to its creator's original vision.

ALLM - Auto Low Latency Mode

ALLM allows a source (such as a PS5 or Xbox) to tell the display to switch to a picture mode that reduces the delay between receiving each frame of the picture and displaying it on the TV. This cuts out the extra processing that can be the millisecond difference between inputting an accurate input or not, and the TV can It's good for Talk to automatically switch into gaming mode, then back off when you'd rather watch a movie or TV show.

VRR - Variable Refresh Rate

VRR will sound familiar if you're a PC gamer. Most gamers have experienced lag, screen tearing, or stuttering as the system struggles to display each frame at the target speed, which is often 30 or 60 frames per second on a TV. With VRR, everything stays in sync: Your monitor displays the next frame until it's ready, making things look smoother and more responsive, even if the system fails to achieve its target frame rate.

There are a few different implementations available for VRR, including Nvidia's G-Sync, AMD's FreeSync, and the HDMI Forum's VRR specification, which is part of the full HDMI 2.1 standard. Both your TV and input device need to support the same VRR technology in order to It works, and different devices may only support VRR within a specific refresh rate window, for example, on a 120Hz display, the PS5's VRR only works between 48Hz and 120Hz.