If you are a sports fanatic or dedicated gamer, you probably already know that the type of TV you view your game on makes an undeniable difference in viewing experience. But do you know exactly what specs you should be looking for?
If you walk into any big-name retailer looking for a new TV, you will quickly be bombarded with information while watching at least 30 screens flash around you that are playing the latest sports highlights on a loop. It can quickly become an overwhelming experience and that’s no coincidence. Consumers who feel overwhelmed typically make a bigger impulse purchase than they intended to… of course that is if they didn’t know what they were looking for in the first place. So, let’s look at what really matters when buying a new television for watching sports or gaming.
4 Things to Look for When Buying a TV for Sports or Gaming
Screen Size For the best sports TV viewing or gaming experience, your TV should be at least 55 inches. In this case, bigger is truly better.
Contrast Ratio Your blacks should be black and your colors should be bright. A high contrast ratio creates a more realistic experience while watching a football game or dominating Halo.
200 HZ Please don’t skim on your processing rate, which will usually be referred to in Hz. Your processing rate refers to how quickly images flash on the screen. So, for fast moving sports and games, you will want a processing rate of 200 Hz for the absolute best experience.
4K HDR Do you need to run out and buy a 4K television today? No. But if you are in the market for a television, you will probably end up with one anyway as 4K TVs are quickly dropping in price and replacing the standard HDTV. Our suggestion is to go for a 4K television with HDR compatibility. HDR provides a higher contrast rate.
Let’s cut to the chase. Which televisions on the market right now do we recommend to our sports fans and gaming aficionados?
3 Top Sports & Gaming TV Picks
LG OLED 55B6P
Available in 55 and 65 inches and is a 4K HDR television.
Available with a curved or flat 65-inch screen, this TV is a 4K HDR and has Samsung’s motion technology, designed for fast moving sports.
A 65-inch 4K Ultra HD TV featuring Sony’s Motion Flow technology that provides a faster refresh rate.