[SOLVED] 4k TV display

metallfan

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Hi all,

with the new consoles around the corner, I have started looking at upgrading my display top 4K. I have so far been gaming on a PC plugged to 1080p monitor, and have not bought a TV in over a decade. As such I would love to get some advise on what to look out for, assuming I have very little technical knowledge on TVs, so not sure what the difference is between for example HDR 10/12/Hybryd, what some of the technical bullet points mean or what refresh rate TVs normally work on.

I would like to get something that will enable me to fully utilize Xbox Series X's capabilities.

Any advise would be more than appreciated.
 

larsv8

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I'll save you some time.

LG OLEDs are what you should target.

For gaming, refresh rate (higher is better)
Input Lag and Response time (lower is better)
Adaptive Sync (Freesync / G sync) = good

Other characteristics for image quality, not necessarily gaming in general: HDR / Brightness, contract ratio, light bleed, etc.

Here is a good source of info on specific questions:

 

metallfan

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Have you looked at https://www.rtings.com/ ? They explain their testing methodology pretty well.
Thanks for the reply. I have had a quick look at ratings, but the dilemma I'm having is more to do with the fact that the TV will be mainly used for gaming and I am not sure what I should be looking at exactly in order to have that experience as smooth as possible. I'd be interested to know what technicality I should be looking out for that the new Xbox will be supporting and what the deal is with FPS when it comes to TVs ans in-shop I could not find any info on the tickets (couldn't get hold of anyone from the staff, because COVID). So what I am looking for is someone more knowledgeable to explain to me the technical terms and their use for my purpose if that makes sense.
 

larsv8

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I'll save you some time.

LG OLEDs are what you should target.

For gaming, refresh rate (higher is better)
Input Lag and Response time (lower is better)
Adaptive Sync (Freesync / G sync) = good

Other characteristics for image quality, not necessarily gaming in general: HDR / Brightness, contract ratio, light bleed, etc.

Here is a good source of info on specific questions:

 

metallfan

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I'll save you some time.

LG OLEDs are what you should target.

For gaming, refresh rate (higher is better)
Input Lag and Response time (lower is better)
Adaptive Sync (Freesync / G sync) = good

Other characteristics for image quality, not necessarily gaming in general: HDR / Brightness, contract ratio, light bleed, etc.

Here is a good source of info on specific questions:

Thanks. Will Gsync work with the consoles? I thought thy're based on AMD cards?
 

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Once you go OLED you will never want to Go LED.
I think Async is pretty pointless on an OLED display. They are capable of a 0.001 ms Refresh Rate. Adding something to time the refreshes would only slow it down verse refreshing on demand. The limiting factor is the cable standard.
 

mihen

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O.O LG makes a 48" OLED now.
Lets see, HDMI 2.1 check. Yup should be good. The LG panels are all the same for the most part. So it isn't a big deal between the different levels of OLED you buy.
 
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Once you go OLED you will never want to Go LED.
I think Async is pretty pointless on an OLED display. They are capable of a 0.001 ms Refresh Rate. Adding something to time the refreshes would only slow it down verse refreshing on demand. The limiting factor is the cable standard.
I think you're confusing pixel response time and refresh rate.

And I'm not sure why one wouldn't take advantage VRR when available. Especially at high resolution.
 

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