List of All 4K HDR TVs Compatible with Xbox One S, Plus Our Top 3 Picks
Microsoft’s highly anticipated Xbox One S hit shelves yesterday. The latest gen console includes support for 4K and HDR, but in order to take advantage of these features, you’re going to need a compatible television. This post will help you with these buying suggestions.
First, let’s get familiar with the basic terminology. HDR stands for “high dynamic range” which is a new color format only supported by 4K UHD TVs. HDR allows for a greater contrast between black and white, as well as offers a wider range of colors to help reproduce subtle color differences.
Currently, there are two competing HDR standards: HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Out of the two, HDR10 is the more widely adopted standard being used by TV manufacturers like Sony, LG, Samsung, Sharp and more. It is compatible with every upcoming 4K capable Blu-ray player.
However, Dolby Vision created by Dolby is superior to HDR10 when it comes to technical side of things. It features 12-bit color depth compared to the latter’s 10-bit, as well as cranks out more nits of screen brightness. This better functionality will obviously cost you more. But if your sole purpose is to get the most out of your Xbox One S then a 4K HDR10 TV should be just fine.
Best 4K HDR TVs for the Xbox One S
Below are our top 3 4K HDR TV picks that will use the Xbox One S to its fullest potential.
Sizes available: 49-inch, 55-inch, 60-inch, and 65-inch
Display type: LED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Price: $1,199 – $1,999
Rtings score: 8.3
Samsung KS8000 offers extremely high contrast and brightness, with very low input lag which is great for playing games and watching movies alike. Not only the picture quality but the KS8000 features a high-end design for an inexpensive TV that makes it hit the sweet spot on the this list of 4K HDR TVs.
Sizes available: 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch
Display type: LED (IPS on 55-inch P55C-1 model)
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz (except 50″)
Price: $999 – $3,799
Rtings score: 8.1
The Vizio P-Series is popular for delivering 4K functionality at the lowest prices on the market. The picture is very bright, even on full screens, along with minimal latency and little motion blur, making it a grat gaming TV. Cons include sub-par upscaling of lower resolutions, and slightly poor viewing angles – but we’ve seen even worse.
Sizes available: 55-inch and 65-inch
Display type: OLED
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Price: Starts at $3,500
Rtings score: 8.9
This one is for videophiles with deep pockets. Unlike the other two, LG E6 features an OLED screen which guarantees perfect blacks and an infinite contrast ratio. So rest assured that you’ll get the best HDR colors when paired with the Xbox One S.
List of All 4K HDR TVs Compatible with Xbox One S
Model Year: 2016
- LG OLED E6
- LG OLED G6
- LG OLED B6
- LG OLED C6
- LG UH9500
- LG UH8500
- LG UH7700
- Samsung KS9800
- Samsung KS9500/KS9000
- Samsung KS8500/KS8000
- Sony X940D
- Sony X930D
- Sony X850D
- Vizio P-Series (C1) (Firmware update has been released)
Model Year: 2015
- LG OLED EF9500
- Samsung JS9500
- Samsung JS9000
- Samsung JS8500
- Samsung JS7000
- Sony X930C
- Sony X900C
- Sony X850C
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