The best 120Hz 4K TVs are becoming a popular choice for new-gen console players who want the most out of their PS5 or Xbox Series X. A refresh rate of '120Hz' is crucial to unleashing the full potential of new-gen games thanks to their higher frame rates that the consoles now support. Every model we've found for the list below will allow you to get the smoothest gameplay experience for titles that support them, and each one has cutting-edge HDMI v2.1 functionality too.
Hard fact before we get into the best options: You won’t find any of the best 120Hz 4K TVs regularly inhabiting the bargain aisles - but if you’re into gaming, then investing in a 4K flatscreen that offers HDMI v2.1 connectivity makes a lot of sense right now. The market, and the demand for these top-screens, is definitely growing, so you never know what might come from Prime Day and Black Friday sales this year. Either way, you'll have to have one of the best 120Hz TVs if you want a top experience from your console and a lot of those on this page also feature in our with one of the best gaming TV and best TV for PS5 and Xbox Series X guides, too, such is their performance and the importance of this feature.
120Hz HDMI ports can be found on both 4K UHD TVs and high-end 8K models, where they may be listed simply as an 8K input. Of course, there’s next to no 8K content to be viewed or played right now, but ensuring you have that valuable port is what you need for high frame rate gameplay, so always make sure you see the term 'HDMI 2.1' in the specs list. Helpfully, all of the best 120Hz 4K TVs also come with other game-facing tech, like VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency).
The best 120Hz 4K TVs in 2023
The G3 OLED TV is the first flagship flatscreen from LG to feature a Micro Lens Array (MLA) panel with advanced brightness boosting algorithms, making it 70 percent brighter than entry-level OLED models. Ingenious Light Control Architecture and α9 AI Processor Gen6 create headroom for brighter peak whites without increasing power usage, meaning pictures have incredible dynamic snap and colour vibrancy.
All four HDMI ports are 4k 120HZ compatible, with eARC on HDMI 2. This provision makes the G3 an excellent option for console gamers. The panel supports HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision, although there’s no HDR10+ support. There’s also Freesync Premium and NVidia G-Sync VRR support for anyone interested in hooking up a gaming PC. A dedicated Game Optimizer menu groups all key gaming settings together, making for an easy time when fine-tuning the TV's various settings.
Available in four screen sizes - 55-, 65- 77- and 83-inch screen sizes (OLED55G3, OLED65G3, OLED77G3, OLED83G3) - the G3 is designed to be wall mounted, so, unfortunately, no pedestal stand is included in the box. This is a pity, as you’ll have to budget for some optional boots.
The G3's webOS platform has an all-new two-page design with nested folders for easier navigation. The G3 also features advanced AI for both imagery and audio, virtual 9.1.2 upscaling, and decoding of DTS, DTS X, and IMAX Enhanced audio.
We rate the LG G3 OLED TV as a top-of-the-line model that is perfect for both gaming and boxset bingeing - provided you can afford the lofty price point.
The C1 is the 120Hz 4K TV every new-gen gamer is going to want this year. Cutting to the chase, the TV's four 4K 120Hz-capable HDMI inputs, plus a dedicated Game Optimizer control panel, means it's as ready for gaming as a TV can be, and it'll be great for those who'll have multi-new-gen devices to plug in.
The premium image quality on offer, which leans more heavily on AI smarts than we’ve seen to date, is spectacular, both with native 4K and up-scaled HD; offering deep blacks, vibrant hues, and almost three-dimensional levels of details, this is an OLED 4K 120Hz TV to be ogled.
Motion handling has also had a tweak from earlier series: TruMotion Smooth is still around if you like a slick interpolated look, but there’s also a Cinematic Movement option that does something clever with frame merging, so movies always look filmic - and it works well. HDR performance is also extremely good. The C1 supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HGiG, and HLG. There’s no support for HDR10+ though.
The set is available in a wide range of screen sizes, beginning at 48-inches (although this offers no appreciable cost saving over the step-up 55-incher), and boasts a powerful new processor, in the shape of LG’s 4th Gen Alpha 9 chipset. AI plays a role on the audio front too. AI Sound Pro upscales stereo and 5.1, and there’s a Dolby Atmos decoder on-board. Streaming services and catch-up support are extensive.
If you’re looking to take home a top 120Hz 4K TV from this year already, the LG C1 is the obvious front runner.
Read more: LG OLED C1 review
The X90J represents the biggest update to Sony’s mid-range 4K HDR range in years. The brand has been treading water somewhat and has been particularly slow to roll out the kind of High Frame Rate HDMI functionality next-gen gamers have been demanding. The X90J sets out to fix that.
Two of its four HDMI inputs support 4K 120fps so that'll have you covered with any of the new-gen consoles, but, rather cutely, the TV will optimise picture parameters automatically for PlayStation 5 HDR, and automatically register whether the PS5 is playing video content or a game. Neat.
Picture clarity is outstanding, thanks largely to Sony’s new Cognitive XR Processor. This takes a rather different approach to picture processing than rivals and aims to replicate how people see objects in real life, by concentrating on natural focal points in the image. The screen is divided into zones and employs AI to determine where the ‘focal point’ is in the picture. It then concentrates its image processing on those parts of the picture. The only feature-based caveat is that we’re still waiting for a promised firmware update that will enable VRR (Variable Refresh Rate).
The X90J uses a Full-Array local dimming backlight system, which is precise enough to deliver deep blacks and plenty of dimensional shadow detail. There’s support for Dolby Vision too, but not HDR10+. Still, it does warrant IMAX Enhanced certification, which can’t be bad. The Cognitive Processor XR also handles audio, analysing the sound position within a signal to match what’s on the screen, and upconverting where necessary. This works well with Sony’s Acoustic Multi Audio System. Speaker drivers have been placed around the minimal frame, resulting in a larger, more involving soundstage.
Overall, we rate the X90J a winner and a great choice for a top 120Hz 4K TV - particularly if you have a PS5.
Read more: Sony X90J review
Gloriously slim, with class-leading luminosity, this first QD-OLED from Samsung is eye-catching in every sense and could be the ground-breaking new 4K 120Hz TV you've been looking for.
Combining the characteristic OLED black levels with the high peak brightness and the expanded colour volume of Quantum Dot technology, the S95B is a superb choice - particularly if you prefer to use your TV in a room with high levels of ambient light.
All four HDMI inputs are v2.1 and support 4K 120fps sources, while there's also VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) with NVIDIA and AMD FreeSync support, plus ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode). Samsung also has a dedicated Game Hub interface. Input lag is low in Game mode; we measured it at 9.6ms (1080/60). HDMI 3 also has eARC, for use with a Dolby Atmos soundbar. In addition to this HDMI quartet, there’s a trio of USBs, a digital optical audio output, and Ethernet, and wireless connectivity covers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi - so you're well catered for no matter your setup
The smart platform of choice here is Samsung’s Tizen. It has a wide variety of streaming services on tap (Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, AppleTV+, BBC iPlayer, to name just a few), as well as Samsung’s own TV Plus IP-delivered channel service. It’s also compatible with SmartThings-connected devices.
Of course, the key attraction of the S95B is its QD-OLED panel and matching Neural Quantum Processor. The latter uses AI-driven Optimization to manage sound and vision, so you don’t need to think too much about it.
The image quality is spectacular. The level of detail is excellent, and its HDR performance is remarkable. We measured peak HDR brightness in excess of 1400 nits. Unfortunately, there’s no support for Dolby Vision, but you do get HLG, HDR10, and HDR10+ compatibility. It’s not just peak HDR brightness which glows: the set’s average picture level is high and this makes it easy to view in bright rooms, but can make for a fatiguing watch. It’s not subtle, and even the Game mode looks overwrought. On the plus side, 4K 120fps playback is buttery smooth.
All things considered, the Samsung S95B is a highly impressive QD-OLED debut. Its peak brightness is phenomenal, and colour depth is high. It never looks particularly cinematic though, and even in Game mode, pictures can seem over-saturated. Some will love the presentation though, and it's a great 120Hz 4K TV that could be the beginning of a new wave of gaming TVs in the future.
The A80J is one of Sony’s sleeper hits and is set within the second tier of their OLED range - but don't let that fool you as it is a quality option as your next 120Hz 4K TV - and a natural bedfellow for PS5s.
As a premium Sony TV, the A80J comes with all the essentials. It has 4 HDMI 2.1 ports with two that support ALLM and VRR for 4K 120Hz gaming. Gaming is fantastic on this screen thanks to the 120 Hz refresh and low latency under 10ms. It only recently got a firmware update that brought VRR but its implementation isn’t as seamless and smooth as that on LG or Samsung TVs. And unlike competitors, there isn’t a dedicated Game mode interface to fine-tune the TV’s gaming settings.
It boasts incredible picture quality in SDR and HDR thanks to Sony’s impressive Cognitive Processor XR. Movies are beautifully rendered in a cinematic film that is true to the director's intent. The exceptional contrast of OLED is put to excellent use here with deep inky blacks and clear, bright highlights. It’s not the brightest TV in the world but viewing it in the daytime and in bright lights was still a pleasant experience. The A80J also supports Dolby Atmos Audio on top of doing native 3D surround upscaling of any audio source going into the TV. The TV can also live scan your room to best calibrate the sound. We found the sound adequate but like most TVs, a sound bar or sound system is recommended.
Overall, the Sony A80J is a great alternative to LG and Samsung panels even though it doesn’t quite match their gaming prowess.
Read more: Sony A80J review
The LG C2 is a feature-packed, high-end 4K OLED with novel Brightness Boosting technology and a full fist of gaming support that we couldn't help but fall in love with during our testing. It's one of the best 120Hz 4K TVs of 2022, for sure - but costs a fair bit more than its C1 predecessor.
At the heart of the C2 is an all-new processor: the Alpha 9 Gen 5. It’s this that powers the set's Brightness Boosting technology, which uses algorithms to enhance the brightest areas of an image in real-time and improve HDR handling. The result is a big improvement on last year’s C1 model. We found the overall image quality to be outstanding, with superb clarity, zero banding, and fabulous shadow detail.
The key spec for this TV in this guide is that all four HDMI inputs are v2.1 certified and support 4K 120Hz. On top of that, there’s extensive VRR compliance too, including NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync. Throw in the set’s Game Optimizer that puts all key gaming parameters in one place, and an input lag of 13.1ms (1080/60), and you can see why this has all the makings of one of the best 120Hz 4K TVs of 2022, hands down.
Elsewhere, the TV sports a slick new cosmetic design that should keep fashionistas happy, and we love LG’s cosmetic tweaks: the bezel is virtually non-existent, and the panel also sits on a more conventional central pedestal, which reduces the need for wide AV furniture. As for tweaks on the inside, there's a very well-appointed smart platform, webOS 22, which comes with all key streaming services, including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and Apple TV. It’s compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa smart systems, too, for voice control of inputs and channels, as well as content search when used alongside LG’s own ThinQ AI platform.
Overall, we found this to be - perhaps predictably - a truly stunning OLED display, and while there’s a high price to pay for being so absolutely fabulous, particularly when compared to its C1 predecessor, it's so worth it, and absolutely one of the best 120Hz 4K TVs of 2022.
Read more: LG OLED C2 review
The XR-75X95K is Sony’s first ever TV to deploy Mini LED technology - a system where using much smaller LED backlights allows far more of them to be squeezed into the TV’s 75-inch screen, delivering potentially more brightness and, even more importantly, finer light controls.
Controls are backed up by an impressive 600 separately controllable dimming zones. The cutting-edge screen technology is backed up by support for 4K/120Hz gaming, VRR and Dolby Vision HDR - though the two gaming-specific features here only work across two HDMIs, not all four. Smart features are provided by Google TV. This isn’t our favourite smart system due to its rather overwhelming and sometimes dictatorial feeling home screen. But it’s content rich and easier to get on with than its Android TV predecessor.
You’d never guess this was Sony’s first Mini LED rodeo from its picture quality. Immediately we were struck by how bright and colourful its images looked with both gaming and video sources, with its brightness, in particular, pushing comfortably beyond anything OLED screens can currently achieve. This ensures HDR pictures in particular enjoy spectacular, lifelike intensity and richness - though over time we also noticed how all this raw spectacle isn’t coming at the expense of an appreciation for the finer things in life such as pretty much infinitely subtle colour blending and shading, excellent shadow detailing, and precious little sign of lost shading and details in the very brightest HDR picture areas. Black levels and backlight controls are mostly excellent by LCD TV standards too.
More likely than LG’s OLEDs to benefit from serious price-cutting, this 9-series Nanocell set is well worth keeping on your watch list if you're ever on the hunt for a bargain when scouting the best 120Hz TVs. Like other LED LCD TVs, it’s immune to image burn, and full array dimming makes the most of its HDR talents, which include Dolby Vision and HLG.
The set has two high-bandwidth 120Hz HDMI inputs, for 4K 120 frames per second gaming, as well as VRR and ALLM.
The set’s smart game is strong too, thanks to LG’s versatile webOS platform, with key streaming apps (Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+) on-board. This is one to watch (in every sense) and would make a prime candidate for those who can't quite stretch the budget to an OLED or Samsung QLed television.
Taking its already-brilliant QLED panel tech and going even further with it, Samsung's 2021 range of TVs come in no better form than the QN90A/QN95A. This has Mini-LED-powered 4K flagship has deep blacks, terrific quality, vibrant colours and contrasts, and exquisite HDR management.
Image quality is superb, thanks to an advanced AI-powered Neo Quantum 4K processor, while an Intelligent Mode optimises all sources, making it an easy screen to live with, whatever you watch, and whatever you prefer.
The television comes with one of Samsung's One Connect Boxes which connects to the set via a fibre optic cable, while an extra unit to factor into the setup, this does allow for four HDMI 2.1 connections meaning anyone with a multi-gaming-device setup is surely catered for well. Smart connectivity is provided by Tizen, Samsung’s smart TV platform and there’s a wide range of apps available, including Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, and Now, plus all the usual catch-up TV services.
New on the QN95A is the Game Bar, a dedicated interface for tweaks and adjustments. Latency is very good: we measured input lag at 10.1ms (1080/60), in standard Game mode. When it comes to HDR, HDR10, HLG, and HDR10+ Adaptive are all supported, but there’s no Dolby Vision compatibility, which is a shame - but still doesn't impact the overall performance of the TV.
Even the TV sound system is nicely improved and very good, thanks to Samsung’s OTS+ sound system. Overall, a stunning high-end TV option, and if you want the absolute best 4K QLED screen Samsung makes, then the Neo QLED QN95A is it. File under expensive, but ridiculously good.
For information, this television is referred to as the QN90A in the US, while in the UK and Europe is called the QN95A. There are only the mildest of actual differences between the two and they are, in essence, the same panel.
Read more: Samsung QN95A review
This Sony A90K OLED TV might be relatively bijou, but it’s packed with advanced picture-making tech. Also available in a 48-inch version, this set shines as both a near-field gaming monitor, an everyday TV, and a fine small-scale 120Hz 4K TV.
The star of the show, and key to its outstanding image clarity, is Sony's Cognitive Processor XR, which cleverly prioritises the elements of an image that our eyes naturally focus on. The result is a presentation that’s always detailed and dynamic. The A90K looks great with 4k streaming services, and the 4K 120fps gameplay is velvety smooth.
A downsized version of Sony’s Acoustic Surface Audio+ delivers crisp audio, courtesy of actuators that vibrate the screen. This technology works fine for dialogue clarity, but falls short when it comes to bass depth; the A90K can sound a little thin. There are four HDMI inputs, two of which are v2.1 enabled and capable of 4k 120fps playback. These also support VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode). One of the v2.1 inputs supports eARC but that happens to be one of the HDMI 21. ports... The set also has two USB inputs, a digital optical audio output, and Ethernet for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Overall HDR performance is good, with high peak brightness measured at 700 nits with a 5 percent patch. HDR support covers Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG, but there’s no compatibility with HGiG, the HDR gaming standard. Connect a PlayStation 5 and you’ll benefit from Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture mode selection, which is useful. Input lag is average though, just 15ms (1080/60).
Overall, the Sony A90K is a superb-looking small-screen OLED 120hz 4K TV, but be aware of the niggles before you buy.
Read more: Sony A90K review
The premium 2021 model in LG's OLED range, the G1 is already one of the best 120Hz 4K TVs going in 2021, and the best OLED TVs that money can buy. It offers the latest in excellent TV-bound gaming features, with beautiful design, and leads LG's charge on the gaming front this year. If you're after the very latest LG OLED TV then this is the one to go for with gaming in mind.
However, the big caveat to get out of the way is that the G1 is specifically designed to be a wall-mounted screen - it doesn't even come with a stand or feet (even in the year 2021). You'll have to pay more for these, but if you're going for one of the best, you're likely to be OK with that to get the perfect setup for you.
Cutting right to it, the big news is that the G1 uses LG's brand new Evo panel and it provides the best HDR performance yet from LG. Teamed with the brand’s latest 4th Gen Alpha 9 image processor, and throw in some AI picture enhancement technologies, the results are stupendous: incredible pictures, wonderful detail, and top-notch motion handling. The G1 supports ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), VRR G-Sync, and VRR AMD Freesync, so it has proper gaming credentials, including, of course, HDMI 2.1 - of which all four ports are of the latest high-speed version.
The icing on the cake, gaming-wise, is the new Game Optimizer interface that allows in-depth tuning, including game genre selection, based on game style. An absolute banger of a 120Hz 4K TV.
Read more: LG OLED G1 review
LG’s G2 is a 4K flagship OLED TV with an artful side. It's gifted the best panel technology available from LG Display, and an artful hang-on-the-wall design (no pedestal for furniture mounting supplied). And it's quite the statement as one of the best 120Hz 4K TVs going in the market right now.
Significantly, it offers the best picture performance we’ve yet seen from LG, benefitting from Brightness Boosting technology and an advanced Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor able to optimise picture brightness and HDR performance.
It’s here the G2 literally shines, expanses of white have a glorious luminosity, while contrasty HDR peaks sparkle on the screen.
The Alpha 9 Gen 5 processor is extremely powerful. It’s great with native 4k and uses deep learning to enhance HD upscaling by determining genre and scene information, to inform interpolation. There’s also AI object enhancement, a technique able to make foreground and background elements appear more distinct from one another, thereby giving a greater sense of depth to images. In terms of HDR compatibility, there's Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10, and HLG, as well as HGiG, the HDR gaming standard.
All four HDMI inputs support that sweet, sweet 4K 120Hz video playback, and VRR extends to NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync while input lag is low at 13ms (1080/60). There’s also a handy onscreen Game Optimizer menu that collects relevant game settings for quick inspection. All of which results in a superb120Hz 4K Tv that has all the features to take your gaming to another level.
Naturally, there’s plenty of entertainment onboard too so you're covered away from gaming with LG’s webOS 22 being well-stocked with services, and there’s also support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa smart systems.
Read more: LG G2 review
The Q80T is a formidable frag-friendly flatscreen that’s fantastic value (even though it's now superseded by 2021's NeoQLED panels, this has aided its value offering!). Its image quality is excellent, with dynamic HDR, superb colour fidelity, and razor-sharp detail. This is actually the cheapest Samsung QLED TV to offer a full array backlight, which means this 120Hz 4K TV will give you better HDR and contrast, too.
Feature attractions are many and various. In addition to 4K 120fps support, there’s VRR and ALLM, plus FreeSync support for PC gamers. We also love its OST (Object Sound TrackIng) audio system, which positions speakers both top and bottom of the set, offering a different edge to the best 120Hz 4K TV.
Samsung’s Tizen-connected smart TV platform is one of the best out there, too. It doesn’t just offer copious streaming apps and catch-up TV players, but there are various smart functions to enjoy, too, like Ambient Mode and Mobile Multi-View twin-screen mode, which is handy for gamers who want to sync their play with someone streaming on Twitch.
The icing on the cake is a two-speed Game Mode. Game Motion Plus keeps some picture processing turned on, for maximum eye candy, while hardcore Game mode just improves input lag, to an astonishing 8.7ms (1080/60). All things considered, this really is the best 120Hz 4K TV, pound for pound, that you can buy, and is also one of the best QLED TVs going too.
Read more: Samsung Q80T review
Looking for a 4K QLED bargain? The Q70T is the cheapest Samsung QLED to contend for best 120Hz 4K TV in 2021, and it’s a bit of a steal. There’s a catch though: just one of its four HDMI inputs (numero 4) is an HDMI 2.1 port - the rest max out at 4K 60Hz. This shouldn’t be a problem if you’re loyal to a single next-gen games console, of course. The set also lacks local dimming, which limits HDR precision and contrast. The good news is, during real-world watching, and certainly during fast-paced gameplay, this isn’t likely to be that noticeable (although you might spot some blooming when dungeon crawling). In other respects, the Q70T offers excellent colour vibrancy and fine detail.
As with other Samsung’s QLEDs, you get two Game Modes - Game Motion Plus and regular Game. Input lag is 20ms and 9ms (1080p/60) respectively, which is good going, too, which rounds of a great package when looking to get a proper QLED 120Hz 4K TV.
Read more: Samsung Q70T review
LG's new QNED91 easily rivals OLED thanks to a proprietary blend of Quantum Dot and Nanocell technology with a Mini-LED backlighting system that has 900-1500 dimming zones. It has over 900 individual Mini-LED zones, enabling it to achieve impressive brightness, contrast, and vibrancy in both SDR and HDR modes. HDR performance is excellent as well with support for Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10, and HLG.
The Alpha 7 Gen 4 AI processor works excellently behind the scenes to control those Mini-LEDs to a powerful effect. The intelligent 4K upscaling and real-time image processing guarantees a stunning image at all times, and while the WebOS is getting a little long in the tooth, it still gives you all the Smart TV features and apps you need.
Its gaming credentials are strong, too, and begin with two full HDMI 2.1 ports – perfect for 4K at 120Hz - and continue with a response time of only 13.7ms. Onboard are VRR, ALLM, AMD FreeSync, and NVIDIA G-Sync, too, so you'll have all the tools at your disposal for smooth and beautiful gaming while running everything lag-free and without screen tearing, offering all the bells and whistles that the best 120Hz 4K TVs need.
The TV has a ton of other quality-of-life features like LG ThinIQ smart service, Google and Amazon Alexa assistants, and the underrated universal remote that allows you to use the Magic Remote to control all your devices including consoles. It's the full package and a great alternative to LG's own OLED televisions.
Read more: LG QNED91 review
Editor's note: USA availability for this model seems to be slim at the moment, but there has been word that this should reach the North American market.
The best 120Hz 8K TVs in 2023
Yes, we know what you're thinking. While the best 120Hz 4K TVs are the absolute go-to options right now for those prioritising gaming specs in their new big screen, the best 8K TVs have all those specs in them too - and more. All while offering that awesome 8K resolution. And even though there's not a whole bunch of 8K content out there, the prices of 8K TVs have fallen significantly, and enough to make them serious contenders for your next panel. If you want to future-proof yourself in terms of resolution, and also maintain that sweet 120Hz speed, the options we'll put below could well be for you.
If you are interested in a 120Hz 8K TV, then the first TV for consideration right now should be Samsung’s QN900A. It's the flagship model from 2021 and has all the makings of a brilliant gaming TV, all while ensuring you're set for the next big generational change in TV resolution.
What's driving the picture is the brand’s powerful Quantum Matrix processor, able to upscale 4K to something very close to 8K resolution. On top of that, this set also uses an advanced Mini LED backlight, capable of greater precision than a conventional full-array backlight. HDR support covers regular HDR10 and HLG, along with HDR10+. However, there’s no room for Dolby Vision though, which will disappoint Xbox owners and film fans (it’s the standard HDR offering on Netflix and Disney+).
The set looks the business too, thanks to its ultra-slim Infinity Design, with an ‘invisible’ bezel - basically, the panel is all picture. One consequence of this is the use of a One Connect box; you’ll connect all your consoles, TV boxes, and whatnot, into the One Connect box, which then, in turn, uses a single cable to feed the TV. Neat.
A seriously great 8K TV in its own right, but the current top performer and contender for anyone looking for a 120Hz 8K TV for gaming too.
This beautiful Bravia set is one of the very best 120Hz Tvs on offer that can bag you premium performance, and that 8K resolution. It's got Sony TV pedigree running through its veins, and that is in no small part due to its Cognitive Intelligence AI processing engine. The clever idea is that it’s able to replicate the way you see and hear, by concentrating on natural focal points in the image. AI divides the screen into zones and detects the appropriate ‘focal point’ - and that’s where it focuses its image processing. Audio also gets a boost courtesy of these Cognitive smarts, as it analyses where the sound position is within a signal to better match what’s on the screen.
Unfortunately, there’s no dedicated gaming interface, although the set is rated as Perfect for PlayStation by Sony, and includes an Auto HDR Tone Mapping feature that ensures the screen will optimise for the console’s HDR output. There’s also Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and eARC.
The set uses the Google TV smart platform, which ensures all key streaming apps are on board and also boasts Bravia Core, a Sony-specific streaming service that uses Pure Stream technology, to stream up to 80Mbps. It talks to Google Assistant, too.
Away from the very, very latest Sony beasts of this year, this behemoth is well worth a look for those wanting a premium 8K 120Hz TV experience.
TCL is clearly stepping up a gear with this Mini LED 120Hz 8K TV offering. Available in 65- and 75-inch screen sizes, it's important to note from the off that the R648 is only available in the US, and is a great value entry into the 8K TV market.
The TV utilises the well-appointed Roku smart platform (all key streaming services onboard) and has two high-frame-rate 120Hz compatible HDMI v2.1 inputs, as well as VRR and ALLM. There isn't any other screen-sync tech but gamers looking to the future should still be well catered for. The set works with Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant, and it’s also Apple AirPlay 2 compliant. HDR compatibility includes Dolby Vision and is solid for a TV at this price point.
Overall, this 120Hz 8K TV is a great value contender, especially when compared to the rival Mini LED QLEDs from Samsung.
Note: To reiterate, this is a USA-only model of TV.
Best 120Hz 4K TVs: FAQs
Do all 4K TVs support 120Hz?
Because the two terms and specs ('4K' and '120Hz', respectively) are becoming more and more intertwined, this is an increasingly common question. But the answer is a clear 'no' - for now. As it stands, it's still the minority of 4K TVs that genuinely offer 120Hz capability, but much like all TV panel tech, it is beginning to become more prevalent and 'trickle down' through the tiers of televisions.
Thus, by default, not all 4K TVs have the refresh rate of 120Hz offered by HDMI 2.1 ports, and, thus, not all 4K TVs can run games at 120fps - you'll have to look out for these features specifically when you're browsing for TVs.
What is better, 4K UHD or 120Hz?
This is a great question in and of itself, but when applied to TV is a relatively easy one to answer or at least direct you on.
You may get to a point where you're considering a 4K UHD TV that doesn't offer 120Hz - which is fine, as some televisions are great without that latter spec. 4K TVs are now the accepted standard for screens, so you should always value that unless you really do only need a 1080p screen. However, you won't find a 120Hz-capable television that's not 4K UHD - this means that you won't have to worry about which is better, as 120Hz will offer 4K UHD by default.
What refresh rate is best for 4K TV?
Now, this is a bit of a subjective number still, but if you have the option, higher is always best when it comes to possible refresh rate (or Hz or FPS). You'll find that most 4K TVs still have a limit of 60Hz though - and playing games at 4K and up to 60fps is still a great experience. However, if your budget can extend to those TVs on this list - those panels that can offer 120HZ - then this will be better and preferable in almost every way.
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