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How to find the best gaming TV for the money in 2021 💸

Here are the most important details to consider when buying a TV primarily for gaming, be it a console like the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, or even for a PC connection.

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    DrFeelgood1234567

    February 27, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    I highly recommend LG CX 65.

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      R N

      February 27, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks

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      rm zeta

      February 27, 2021 at 3:17 pm

      Don’t! Mine had burned after over a month of use. Get x900h or Q90T

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    Andy Lam

    February 27, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    You guys should do a video how to do hdr calibration correctly

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    GAMEBOIMARCUS

    February 27, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Don’t buy an OLED TV unless you’re planning on buy another one in 3-5 years.

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      zafert85

      February 27, 2021 at 11:30 pm

      bs

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      GAMEBOIMARCUS

      February 27, 2021 at 11:34 pm

      @zafert85 Then go buy one. Good luck.

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      Jake Riffle

      February 27, 2021 at 11:38 pm

      Is QLED better? That’s what I’ve heard. I think OLED has bad image burn

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      S C

      February 28, 2021 at 12:08 am

      @Jake Riffle buy both

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      GAMEBOIMARCUS

      February 28, 2021 at 12:23 am

      @Jake Riffle From what I researched, QLED won’t have burn ins and are a lot cheaper, but is closer to OLED than LCD.

      Just to be clear, for phones and possibly tablets, OLED is the way to go because we upgrade our phones 2 to 4 years, so the burn-ins does not matter as much. Not sure about others, but when I buy a TV, it’s for the next 10 years. 😂

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    D3ATHWILL COM3

    February 27, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    How about the LG nanocell85 49”in tv? I’m thinking about getting it for the new Xbox with the HDMI 2.1, freesync, and VRR support

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      Ant J

      February 27, 2021 at 3:14 pm

      Me too

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      B Nav

      February 27, 2021 at 3:39 pm

      I bought that tv for $500 last Black Friday and it’s a good tv just turn off local dimming when you get it

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      korndog81

      February 27, 2021 at 5:59 pm

      Nanocells are trash

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      Melbester9

      February 27, 2021 at 6:17 pm

      That 4KTV is good but the HDR sucks. Which is huge if you want to play PS5 games in a nice colors. Everything else is good. If you get the other 4KTVs like Sony X900H, you’re good to go.

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    Braska Bani

    February 27, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    *How to find a PS5 and Series X.

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      George Kelly Jr

      February 27, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      That’s the REAL question/problem.

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    B Nav

    February 27, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Last Black Friday I bought the LG Nano 85 for $500 which has native 120hz and hdmi 2.1 ports. Cheapest tv with those specs

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    Koreskalp

    February 27, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    I was looking for a Samsung TV (like the interface and the one connect to wall mount it) but haven’t heard about it here. Anything you can say about their line-up?

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    BKLYN Gamer 77

    February 27, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    It’s crazy that you can easily get the most expensive TV in any store but impossible to get the newest gaming console. Things are backwards lol

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      Un Deadly

      February 27, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      yeah i still haven’t seen one on a shelf

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      BKLYN Gamer 77

      February 27, 2021 at 4:34 pm

      @Un Deadly same. It’s crazy

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      Spiritual Cat Lover

      February 28, 2021 at 12:12 am

      Lol… So True

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    oddwolfMARC

    February 27, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Input lag is one of the biggest factors to take into consideration when buying a TV for gaming. Would’ve liked for you to mention the numbers for each display 🤷🏾‍♂️

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    chefkris44

    February 27, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    I love the way you say Mario it reminds me of back home. I also have a suggestion for a video it’s a problem I’m having with my personal computer setup. I’ve taken your guy’s advice and found the TV that works for me for gaming except now my video card doesn’t like the 4K TV maybe do reviews on video cards that can take a 65 inch 4K TV

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    Alino Demichele

    February 27, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Which keyboard is that?

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    tybittz k

    February 27, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    honestly I have the lg cx and it IS really good. but I feel like to call it the BEST all around gaming tv is a bit biased. there are other tvs that are brighter with slightly betta input lag and don’t have the burn in issue. but it’s definitely not a bad choice for a gaming tv

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      Carpediem06

      February 27, 2021 at 5:32 pm

      best all round TV perhaps, yes, you’re right. I think the fact (HDTVTEST youtube) argues OLEDs don’t have enough peak brightness to truly be a ‘best performing’ HDR producing television

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    cbalano

    February 27, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    What is conveniently left out of David’s advice is that OLEDs suffer from terrible burn-in issues, while LCDs don’t. I was an early adopter of plasma TVs, which also suffer from burn-in, and let me tell you, burn-in is a bigger issue than a slight drop in image quality – by a country mile.

    Because of the burn-in, you will not be comfortable using your TV, you will always be mindful of watching certain content, for fear that the TV station logo, stock exchange ticker line, breaking news banner etc. will permanently become etched into the screen.

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    ONEWAYLEEWAY

    February 27, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Samsung left the chat

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    Melbester9

    February 27, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Good thing you made this video! Love your reviews on Series X/PS5. I need a new 4KTV which I’m upgrading for a Sony X900H & PS5.

    I have a PS4 with a Magnavox 22 inch 1080i HDTV. Upgrading both the TV and current console later this year.

    My older brother wants to give me his 4KTV but that TV sucks for PS5. Even if I save money on buying the Sony X900H, I won’t see the next gen benefits on the 4KTV he’s giving me.

    He has an Apple TV subscription so he can still use his 4KTV to watch movies on it. Would be a colossal waste to use his 4KTV without good HDR and HDMi 2.1 on my PS5.

    Plus I’m using the Sony X900H for 4K Blu Ray movies as well outside of games. Anytime I want to watch a 4K Blu Ray movie on PS5, I can use the Ultra HD Blu Ray discs on the console and in that display, will be amazing for new and older movies that aren’t Blu Ray for 1080p like my PS4 console was for games running in 1080p.

    Hopefully Sony X900H drops in price soon but It will be quite a while before that even occurs.

    Would have gotten the LG Nanocell 85 but that 4KTV sucks for HDR, which you need for PS5 games to look great even if both 4KTVs have 120 Variable Refresh Rates with HDMI 2.1 output.

    Sony X900H all the way. It will be worth it in the long run for how much it costs. Will last me a very long time.

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      Spiritual Cat Lover

      February 28, 2021 at 12:13 am

      Good info here… Thanks. 👍

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    Leo S

    February 27, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    What do you think of the LG nano 90 for gaming?

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    enzoTHEferrari

    February 27, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Not a single mention of inputs delay. Disappointed.

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    E M

    February 27, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    if you have a PS5 or Xbox series x, then you should get a tv with 4k 120Hz in game mode, otherwise it’s pointless, really – only very few tvs have this right now

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      Spiritual Cat Lover

      February 28, 2021 at 12:10 am

      Thanks for this info.. 👍

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    Brad

    February 27, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    I like how they mention black level as the most important thing for gaming when it’s really not crucial for gaming. Input lag is and always will be king IMO and refresh rate is vying for that spot this time around with 120hz support on next-gen consoles. Black level, while an amazing feature for many use cases, would be lower on my priorities in a gaming focused purchase.

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    xxXGIXXXZERXxx

    February 27, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Samsung Q90T 👌🏽 and you don’t have to worry about burn in like the OLED tv

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      Umang Rawat

      February 28, 2021 at 8:31 am

      Burn in not an issue on high end oled.

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    SkyTightGaming

    February 27, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    What about 8k??

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    SkyTightGaming

    February 27, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Samsung Q800T

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    SkyTightGaming

    February 27, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    so I just watch this video from the beginning until the end and I didn’t hear you say anything about Samsung stop playing Samsung made great TVs too for gaming

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    Mike

    February 27, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    How does the Samsung q90a get by with coming out with only one hdmi 2.1 port this year?

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    412JFury

    February 27, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    TCL R635 has Vrr and Allm at 2.0

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      Apple_Boy _911

      February 28, 2021 at 5:35 pm

      i have that tv man it’s crazy good

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    000tech-4-less000

    February 28, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Just bought a LG CX 65″ for my gaming PC……. Safe to say its a “game changer”

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      Lockon Stratos

      February 28, 2021 at 10:58 pm

      Give it to me

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    Alfredo Santiago

    February 28, 2021 at 7:39 am

    What about the Vizio OLED?

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    username1445

    February 28, 2021 at 7:51 am

    4k 120 is available in budget tvs

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    Billy Jean

    February 28, 2021 at 7:51 am

    I still can’t believe that a game console can handle 4K 120Hrz ! My gaming pc (i7 10700k , RTX 2070 super , M.2 , etc…) cost 5 times the console! I just don’t think it is the same quality! It can’t be

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    Ervin Lacsina

    February 28, 2021 at 8:45 am

    How to find money to buy a TV

    Waiting for that content

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    cacheaudiochannel

    February 28, 2021 at 11:57 am

    77” SONY AG9/A9G or 77” LG CX guys? both at same price, which would you go for and why?

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    Michael Hunt

    February 28, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    I’m debating between the Hisense h9g vs the Tcl r635

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      David Vangelo

      February 28, 2021 at 9:50 pm

      The TCLR635 doesn’t even have hdmi 2.1. So no 4k 120hz vrr at all. Get the Nanocell90 if you want that. If you don’t care about 120fps then stay with the Tcl it can do 4k 60fps with vrr.

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      Apple_Boy _911

      February 28, 2021 at 9:55 pm

      @David Vangelo no you wrong it can do 1080p/120fps and 1440p/120fps. It can’t do 4K 120 but it can do 4k60 both Xbox Series X and PS5 is not strong enough to run high end games at 4K 120 and the 6 Series has VRR on both settings all you gotta do is type in TCL R635 gaming specs it will show you everything you need to know also the TCL 6 series has micro led so it blows the doors off the Nanocell90 in terms of picture quality, contrast color, vibrancy and brightness in other words TCL 6 Series has much better picture quality, if you gonna get the nanocell90 you might as well get the Sony X900h the both come in around the same price nanocell90 is 900 dollars for the 55 inch and the Sony is X900h is 999 dollars for it’s 55inch if you looking for value and premium quality might as well get the 6 series which is 650

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      David Vangelo

      February 28, 2021 at 10:02 pm

      @Apple_Boy _911 No I’m not wrong. It can’t do 4k 120fps. Hdmi 2.0 limitations

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      Apple_Boy _911

      February 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm

      @David Vangelo most games on the next gen consoles won’t run at 120mhz might as well save your money and go with the tv that has much better picture quality and has about the same gaming features minus the 4K 120 TCL 6 has VRR at 1440p and 1080p and it’s a 120mhz I’m not lying the 6 series has way better picture quality then the nanocell90, the 6 series can get up to a 900 nits in HDR mode sometimes a 1000 depending on what you watching the Nanocell90 can get up 400 In real time that’s a huge difference in brightness, the image on the TCL 6 Series gonna have much more pop to it, I know the nanocell90 is a good tv but I feel the picture quality will help out any weakness it has the 6 series has very good gaming features as well and it’s 250 dollars cheaper

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      Apple_Boy _911

      February 28, 2021 at 10:27 pm

      @David Vangelo I understand what you saying if 4k 120mhz is most important to you then all means get the nanocell90 but why not spend a little more and get the much better Sony X900H? With the same gaming features but if you want to save and can’t afford only so much but want a tv that check all the boxes that has premium picture quality very good sound and great gaming features go with the TCL R635

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    Michael Hunt

    February 28, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    The vizio gets terrible reviews by consumers on every retailer.

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      Emma Madison

      February 28, 2021 at 5:51 pm

      Yhh their TV has so much problem especially the M8 2020 version.
      The only tv that I thought it was worth buying was the Hisense H9G

      But it also turns out it has a red ghosting issue.

      I wanted to but the Sony x900h buh the thing is there is no way am buying a TV for $1000 at 55 inch

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    Apple_Boy _911

    February 28, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    TCL R635 is the best value tv of 2020 it has 120mhz panel VRR it gets very bright in SDR and HDR it has Micro LED and Dolby Atmos built in it can go toe to toe with the Sony X900H, I will go off on a limb and say the TCL R635 will be best value tv of 2021, TCL already came out and say they will continue to make this tv through out the year, even they know this tv was ahead of it’s time when it came out last year. All that performance for 650 dollars??? no tv will come close to the TCL R635 performance at that price range

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      Derrick Jackson

      March 1, 2021 at 1:04 am

      I’m glad someone else isn’t drinking this guys kool aid

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    Emma Madison

    February 28, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Vizio has so much problems especially the M8 2020 version.
    The only tv that I thought it was worth buying was the Hisense H9G

    But it also turns out it has a red ghosting issue.

    I wanted to buy the Sony x900h buh the thing is there is no way am buying a TV for $1000 at 55 inch

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    Hone Code

    February 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    I got the 55″ CX late last year and it has improved my gaming experience so much. No screen tearing because of the freesync/g-sync compatibility. 120hz. It’s an awesome TV. If you’re willing to pay more the new G1 is coming out soon and will have an even brighter panel.

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    Brandon Melendez

    February 28, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    While my TCL 6 series is really making me happy, I wish I could have afforded the cx.
    Post Script: my tcl 6 series can run 1440p/120.

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    Kevin Perez

    February 28, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    LG oled C1 🤔🤔👀👀👀👀

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    dry509

    February 28, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    What about the X930e that Zi have? Is it any good for gaming? Please advise. No offense taken. What consoles are you referring to? Are you including PC gaming?

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    Ilias Guenou

    February 28, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Sony OLEDs don’t have 2.1 hdmi so it’s not 120hz input. Sony x900h, LG nanocell 85/90 and CX have it. Buy Sony for cinema, LG for cinema/gaming

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    Nicholas Tate

    March 1, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Interesting that they didn’t mention OLED burn in once during this…

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      Blake

      March 1, 2021 at 4:15 am

      I’ve got the LG CX and it hasn’t had any issues whatsoever. I know it can be but it shifts around the image on a timer and has screensavers if you’re away for too long. It’s not so much of an issue anymore unless you mess up the settings

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      Jonathan Davis

      March 2, 2021 at 2:51 am

      it is an issue, yes, but not as bad as it was a few years ago. technology has come a long way.

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    Derrick Jackson

    March 1, 2021 at 1:00 am

    M series? Nah I’ll wait on the tcl 6 series

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    ArthropodSpidey

    March 1, 2021 at 1:01 am

    This is the same moron who hated Ghost Of Tsushima right?

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    sasaMK

    March 1, 2021 at 1:37 am

    But oled vs qled?

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    KevcolaTV

    March 1, 2021 at 1:37 am

    This is grew if we could get a PS5 or XSX to play on them.

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    Nemesis encounter

    March 1, 2021 at 1:49 am

    And burn to😤

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    Nikola Tesla

    March 1, 2021 at 2:04 am

    ⓁⓄⓁ sponsored by sony. No comments on Samsung bruh?

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    Charles L.

    March 1, 2021 at 2:56 am

    I have a samsung qled 55inch 4k TV and ps5 and absolutely love how good it looks. Got it at walmart on clearance for 600 so perfectly fine with that for now

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    Dryvlyne

    March 1, 2021 at 3:24 am

    I have the LG C9 OLED and I can tell you it’s absolutely amazing to game on! It’s 120Hz, HDMI 2.1, supports G-SYNC, and the HDR & colors just pop. I have my PC hooked up via HDMI 2.1 (using Nvidia RTX 3070) and play at 1440p. Destiny 2, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Division 2, CoD Warzone, and Metro Exodus all look fantastic!

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      LIONEL SNITCHIE

      March 2, 2021 at 9:48 am

      Can’t find it online, maybe it’s discontinued

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      Dryvlyne

      March 2, 2021 at 1:49 pm

      @LIONEL SNITCHIE yeah, it’s last years model so it may well be discontinued. I got last March on sale for around $1500 after tax. Which to me isn’t bad because it’s the 55″ and that’s the MSRP of the 2021 48″ model. Either way, it was money well spent imo. I love gaming on it and wish more people had the opportunity to see it in real life. To me it’s the peerfect cross-section between TV & PC monitor technology.

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    Alex Rojas

    March 1, 2021 at 5:26 am

    I seriously don’t think these guys really play or know anything…I’ve had the x900h for about 4months & return it the moment the vrr wasn’t promised & the hdmi2.1 was broken not to be fixed..then got cx48 it was not to far off from x900h & it just seem to dim.. so I returned it & got i know for a fact is the best t.v in 2020 was the sony x950h when I tell you that x1 chip is so good & faster than both hdmi 2.1 tvs cx48 & x900h…it has the feature smooth gradation when you switch that on it’s like accelerates the gameplay without losing picture quality..TRUST ME I have ps5 & a pc with a rtx 2080ti & both single player games & Call of Duty on ps5 i played at 120hz on both cx48 & x900h…the x950h beats them both on speed,input & time to kill…it blew my mind that nobody was talking more about x950h & the x1 ultimate processor..I returned the x950h because we’re only a month away from the sony 2021 tvs to drop.. but if the x90j or x95j don’t match or have smooth gradation included..I’ll settle for the x950h it’s that Amazing

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    GG27

    March 1, 2021 at 5:34 am

    Just get the TCL 6 Series. Amazing price and top of the line picture quality.

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    MrBrickhouse

    March 1, 2021 at 5:42 am

    WANT AN OLED, BUT I’M SCARED TO GET BURN-INS.

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      Tech With Sean

      March 1, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Then get a FALD lcd set or wait for micro LED backlight sets to get cheap.

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      MrBrickhouse

      March 1, 2021 at 7:33 am

      @Tech With SeanI might get the new Samsung QLED the specs look good. I currently have the Sony X900F.

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    Brad Haughton

    March 1, 2021 at 8:17 am

    I already know what I’m going for Sony X95J the LG C1 and LG mini LED TV in 65in and 75-inch and the LG new 7.1.4 sound bar that they will be releasing this year

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    Nafis Emon

    March 1, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Watch Quantum TV channel He Is The Original TV Guy.

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    Liam Featherstone

    March 1, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    TCL isn’t OLED tho

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    F.J Tabb

    March 1, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    A sleeper TV is the 2020-21 model Vizio V series! My wife bought me a 70 inch for my birthday right b4 I received my PS5 on launch day. The TV looks amazing at it runs 120fps on my Playstation.

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    Carlo0527 aka ibustnutz

    March 1, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks for the video. Best information I have received on getting the best TV for my ps5.

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    Justen T

    March 1, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    The 2021 LG G1 55″ is THE best monitor TV. EVO panel. 1 ms response. 2.1, VRR,….. It has it all.

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    Oyinkansola Babatunde

    March 2, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Lol the angle on the TV experts face initially… I thought he was Clark Kent 😂

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    Joshua Chandler

    March 2, 2021 at 1:39 am

    There’s No Sony Oled Tv That has hdmi 2.1

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    Jonathan Davis

    March 2, 2021 at 2:50 am

    aye, what was that game at 4:32 looks kind of good, visual wise

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      Jacky B

      March 2, 2021 at 12:48 pm

      Gears 5

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    Dedric Silva

    March 2, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    I love all TVs. Both OLED and LED but i think to me if play games longer like i do get an LED TV like i’m getting with Sony’s LED TV as that has Dolby Vision and not QLED from Samsung. But at least almost all tv has 4k 120fps

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    Mr Eldric

    March 2, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I have a old B6 oled and burn in has ruined it. Has this been fixed in the C10? Bear in mind my tv is on from 6am to 12pm nearly every day. (Keeps dogs from destroying house)

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