It doesn’t matter if you prefer PlayStation or Xbox – A television set is an essential piece of equipment for every console player ?? Perhaps no one has any doubts about that. Moreover, there is perhaps no better time to replace the receiver than the arrival of next-generation platforms, setting new standards in terms of picture quality or smooth gameplay. Although he is already in the middle of the traffic cycle ??? With the launch of PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X ?? Console games are starting to bond in 4K, and only after the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S premiere can be expected to become a true standard. We don’t recommend it for new generation consoles Buy a TV Less than Ultra HD.
In the editorial office, during the first tests of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, we called a Samsung QLED 55? Q80T.
HDMI 2.1 ?? Is this a major issue?
One issue to consider when purchasing a new PS5 console or Xbox Series X TV is support for the HDMI 2.1 standard edition. This connector provides capability 8K or 4K image display with 120 frames per second animation, and allows the implementation of a number of additional functions, such as VRR (More on her below). However, the question arises: Is this really a major issue? Are the new PlayStation and Xbox devices already using these novelties?
Yes and no. On the other hand, the specifications of the new controllers do not allow you to display the image at 120 fps and in 4K ?? Often we have two or more modes at our disposal and we need to sacrifice smoothness or graphics quality. But on the other hand ?? Some of the first games actually offer over 100 frames per second which is not worth giving up ?? If your budget allows it. From end to end, I think support for HDMI 2.1 on TV for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X is very important and in 2020 it is better to invest more money in a model that supports this standard than one that has, for example, a larger screen.
To take full advantage of the new capabilities of PlayStation and Xbox, it’s worth investing in a TV with an HDMI 2.1 port.
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Fast Frame Transfer (QFT), Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
For PC gamers, VRR is nothing new. Screens offering variable refresh rate have been standard in the PC market for years, but in the case of televisions it’s still a bit of a luxury. This technique allows to eliminate the effect of tearing. Image by adjusting the refresh rate to the number of frames per second generated by the computer or console. In the case of computer monitors, there are several VRR standards, and the same is true for televisions. Unfortunately, not all manufacturers specify exactly which technology their device supports.
In the replayALLM allows the device to automatically switch to low latency mode when a signal from the game console is detected (Requires compatible platform ?? For example, PS4 and PS4 Pro do not support this option).
Most of the possibilities listed here are related to the HDMI 2.1 standard (although some manufacturers have added support for ALLM on models without this input). However, this does not mean that every TV equipped with an HDMI 2.1 connector automatically supports both of these technologies ?? The company decides on support. In our opinion, when purchasing a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, it is worth bearing in mind that the TV supports these “tricks”. Some models also offer special features to players, such as game mode, but many of these tricks do not offer the best picture quality that allows you to fully enjoy your new console.
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4K UHD What about 8K?
Resolution 4096 x 2160 pixels (4K) is seen by fewer and fewer people as an unnecessary gimmick. Even previous generation devices like the PS4 Pro will default to most games supporting 1080p to 4K scale. Sony and Microsoft representatives announced before the premiere of the PS5 and Xbox series that thanks to the new consoles we will be able to play 8K resolution. For now these are promises without coverage, and given the fact that finding an inexpensive TV (up to 3000 PLN) with 4K (or UHD) resolution is not a problem today, you shouldn’t even consider buying 8K.
Besides, not everyone wants to invest in a TV set. People who have little space, for example, can invest in screens. We wrote more about this in the article A console TV is a thing of the past for me – there are more interesting solutions. If you have a lot of space, why not go for a projector? This is a good option for watching movies and playing games, especially when most cinemas are still closed. You can read more about it Here.
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