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Modern TVs are largely so multifunctional that they are increasingly used for comfortable gaming even by sophisticated gamers, not to mention ordinary users who have bought a game console. However, for full-fledged gaming use, it’s not the first TV that comes across, even if it’s brand new. Expertology’s editors offer you a special review of the best TVs on the Russian market in early 2020, which meet the gaming requirements to the maximum extent, and at the same time are affordable in their class. When selecting participants, the editors were guided by the analysis of technical characteristics on the portal https://rankquality.com/tv/.

How to choose a gaming TV

To begin with, we will briefly describe the main functions and characteristics that a TV should have in order to provide the gamer with a comfortable game and maximum opportunities.

Screen size

Here, at first glance, the universal rule “the more the better” will do, but this is exactly what at first glance. In fact, not only the budget, but also living conditions can and should be deterrents against buying a gaming TV with a huge diagonal.

For a comfortable game on a large TV, some distance is needed. So, if we take the average standards, then the optimal distance for 50-55 inches of the screen diagonal from the player to the TV will be about 2 meters. Models 65 inches or larger require a player distance of 3 meters or more.

The minimum recommended diagonal is 42 inches. Smaller models can no longer be considered fully gaming even if there are other sufficient technical capabilities.

Screen technology

Here we mean, first of all, the matrix technology, and then the backlight technology. We do not consider or recommend the very cheap TV models that use budget TN-type matrices. The reason is simple – monstrous color distortions, if you look at the screen not “point-blank”, but at an angle. These models cannot compete with even more expensive IPS-matrix TVs and their counterparts, even if the price is higher, all other things being equal.

The most common screen technologies in today’s new TVs are conventional LED, “improved” by Samsung’s proprietary QLED technology (not to be confused with OLED), and the most progressive is OLED. The last option is the most preferred, but it is also the most expensive.

When choosing an inexpensive TV with a conventional matrix, you should pay attention that at least the matrix backlight in it is maximum, that is, Full LED – in this case, the matrix will be illuminated over the entire area, and not just at the edges. This will ensure decent brightness, contrast and realism of shades.

QLED technology involves massive tuning of the wavelength of light using a patented “quantum dot” technology. The image really turns out to be much more expressive than that of conventional LCD matrices, even of the highest quality.

OLED is by far the most advanced and expensive technology. It is based on the use of so-called organic diodes. As a result, if you look at the technology as simply as possible, in an OLED screen, each pixel is a separate LED. This achieves outstanding brightness and contrast performance, including infinite contrast and true blacks.

Permission

Also more or less obvious indicator from the category of “the more the better.” And here the minimum-minimorum is FullHD 1920 × 1080 resolution. Less for modern games – just blasphemy.

And that’s about the minimum. From the point of view of the short term, it makes sense to look at models with a resolution of 4K – about 4096×2160 pixels, maybe a little less. More and more games use this mode not “for show”, but to the full, so the lack of such support on the TV can significantly limit the gaming experience.

Update frequency

According to this characteristic, there are also quite tangible criteria. Without delving into the details of the physiological characteristics of perception, let’s say that for modern games, the minimum refresh rate of the screen should be 50-60Hz (frames per second). With such a frequency, a comfortable smoothness of the flow will already be visible.

But even the minimum recommended 60Hz may not be enough. This applies to professional or just avid sophisticated players. Here we are talking not only and not so much about “beauty”, but about the chances of winning the game. The fact is that in particularly dynamic battles, the frame drawing speed can be important for the player – whether he notices the smallest movement of an object or not.

HDR support

High Dynamic Range Image is an extended dynamic range technology that makes the shades especially bright, juicy, saturated and literally alive, even more alive than “really”. It is highly desirable that the TV supports HDR. For speed, this is not important, but it affects the impression of the game very seriously.

Input lag

Perhaps the most non-obvious indicator for ordinary users, but more than obvious for experienced players. Input lag characterizes the interval between the signal from the PC or console and its “embodiment” on the TV screen.

The importance of this parameter can be compared with the importance of the frame rate. And here it is even more important, since a large delay between pressing the button and the reaction of the game character can dramatically affect the result of the game, and even the gaming comfort in general.

The universal rule is this – input lag should not exceed 40ms. A delay of 50-60ms is already physically noticeable and annoys most people. Ideally, the delay should not exceed 20ms, but not all models are capable of this.

With this indicator, just the most problems in terms of official information from the manufacturer. On the other hand, not many sophisticated gamers use a TV as a gaming monitor, and for many it’s generally bad manners. As for ordinary users, for the majority, the subjective invisibility of the delay will be enough, and almost all not the worst modern TVs can already provide this.

Internet connection

A secondary and optional parameter for those who use a game console or PC from time to time to relax without special gaming goals. If it is proposed to play online with other players, and even with specific goals, it would be useful to have a reliable and stable connection to the network and the TV itself, not only the PC or console.

Built-in game mode

Feature “for lazy” or not particularly demanding users. It means optimizing the TV settings for gaming, as the developers imagine them to be. In principle, its presence does not solve anything, since the same parameters can be set manually on any other TV without this mode. But for those who do not want to do this, the presence of a game mode on the TV will be a nice additional option.

Rating of the best gaming TVs

Nomination place Name of product price

Best FullHD Gaming TVs

one

TCL L49S6400 49″ (2019)

21 490 ₽

2

Hyundai H-LED55F401BS2 54.6″ (2017)

24 990 ₽

3

Samsung UE49M6550AU 48.5″ (2017)

29 000 ₽

The best 4K gaming TVs

one

Sony KD-43XE8077 43″

48 300 ₽

2

TCL L55P8US 55″

34 850 ₽

3

Sony KD-55XE9005 54.6″

56 820 ₽

four

Samsung UE-55MU9000 54.6″

67 300 ₽

5

Panasonic TX-55FXR740 54.6″

85 713 ₽

6

LG OLED55B7V 54.6″

57 100 ₽

7

Samsung QE-65Q6FNA 64.5″

92 950 ₽

Best FullHD Gaming TVs

Let’s proceed directly to the analysis of the characteristics of specific models, and in the first selection we will consider the most inexpensive TVs with the minimum FullHD resolution for the game. The presented options have one important property in common – the screen refresh rate – 60Hz – is the minimum comfortable level for the game.

TCL L49S6400 49″ (2019)

Rating: 4.9

TCL L49S6400 49"

The first model in this collection is the cheapest, albeit the newest – 2019 presentation. The sensor here is not as good in terms of technology, so buyers should be aware that the best image will be perceived if you look at the screen as straight as possible. The range of TCL brand TVs has models with a better matrix, but with a much smaller screen – 43 inches in diagonal. Our experts decided to prioritize the screen size for the most inexpensive model.

TV dimensions without stand – 1106x645x77mm, weight – 9.8kg. With stand – 1106x701x216mm and 10kg respectively. The aspect ratio of the screen is 16:9. HDR10 supported. Micro Dimming image enhancement technology is built-in – dividing the image into smaller zones with subsequent dynamic optimization. Smart TV on the Android platform.

Now the most important points regarding the image. This TV can provide brightness up to 280 cd. per sq. meter and contrast up to 4000:1 is a lot, Micro Dimming plays an important role here. The viewing angle is declared – 178 degrees, which corresponds to IPS technology, but in this case, the matrix, if IPS, is far from the best, since at angles the picture still loses its expressiveness and correctness of shades. Pixel response time – 6.5ms. Supports progressive scan.

Here and below we will not consider purely “television” functions of the device (support for TV signal reception standards), but instead we will emphasize the presence and specificity of connection interfaces. So, here we have a set of two HDMI 1.4 interfaces, one AV input, one USB. There is a Bluetooth module and a wireless Wi-Fi 802.11n module. An Ethernet network connection via a standard RJ-45 jack is also supported. Having the ability to connect a TV via a wired LAN can be important in cases where you need the most stable connection that wireless communication can not always provide.

The TV contains a built-in compact speaker system of two speakers with a power of 8W each. There are functions of automatic volume equalization, surround sound, Dolby Digital decoder.

Advantages

  • work speed;

  • large diagonal;

  • HDR10 support;

  • micro dimming;

  • wired and wireless Internet connection;

  • voice search from the remote control;

  • value for money.

Flaws

  • faulty matrix;

  • old version of HDMI 1.4.

Hyundai H-LED55F401BS2 54.6″ (2017)

Rating: 4.8

Hyundai H-LED55F401BS2 54.6"

The TV with the largest diagonal in this collection continues the review – 54.6″. The manufacturer – Hyundai – is much better known to our compatriots than TCL in the previous case. In general, the characteristics here, except for the diagonal, are comparable to the above option.

The dimensions of the main unit with the screen are 1241x719x86mm, the dimensions together with the stand are 1241x777x238mm, the total weight is 14.4kg. In terms of appearance, the TV can be praised for its thin bezels. Otherwise, trendy minimalism dominates here, as in wearable gadgets.

In terms of matrix technology, this model is slightly inferior to the previous one. The VA matrix is ​​used here, which, relatively speaking, is a cross between TN and IPS. The declared comfortable viewing angles are 176 degrees, which is formally only two degrees less than that of IPS, but in reality it is better to look at the screen at an angle “as straight as possible”.

The brightness of the screen can produce up to 280 cd/sq. m, and the contrast ratio is 1200:1. The contrast here is significantly lower than that of the previous model, but it is still slightly higher than that of any ordinary IPS matrix, where 1200:1 is considered a conditional standard. Pixel response is 8 milliseconds. Supports progressive scan.

To connect digital sources and peripherals, this TV has AV, VGA, two USB ports and two HDMI interfaces.

In general, this is a good option for home gaming alone. The TV is fast, the colors are quite bright and juicy, the refresh rate is sufficient. But if a group of gamer’s fan friends are invited, then those sitting on the sides will see rather distorted shades of the image.

Advantages

  • large diagonal;

  • sufficient quality colors;

  • slight input lag;

  • thin frames;

  • the minimum price for such a diagonal and characteristics.

Flaws

  • not the most uniform illumination;

  • VA matrix.

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Samsung UE49M6550AU 48.5″ (2017)

Rating: 4.7

Samsung UE49M6550AU 48.5"

The third and final example of an inexpensive TV suitable for gaming is a model specially selected by our experts for those who prefer curved screens. And the famous brand – Samsung – adds points to the product due to the well-known high quality standards adopted by the South Korean corporation.

TV dimensions without stand – 1105x646x89mm, weight – 12.4kg, with stand – 1105x712x293mm and 13.9kg respectively. Power consumption at the level of 125W. The quality of materials and assembly is beyond doubt. The only point is that users often note the unreliability of the stand. Tests show that the stability of the TV on the stand still has a significant margin, but such feedback is still present. In any case, the model also provides for wall mounting – a mounting kit is included in the delivery.

The image quality of this model is at a decent level, and users for the most part are also unanimous in this regard. As for the backlight of the matrix, here it is the simplest technological option – Edge LED, when the lamps are installed at the edges. Attentive users may notice uneven backlighting. Claimed viewing angles – 178 degrees, which corresponds to IPS technology and its counterparts.

Sound from Samsung UE49M6550AU 48.5″ more powerful and deeper than the two TVs described above due to slightly more powerful acoustics – 2 speakers of 10W each. Built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders.

The set of interfaces here is the widest compared to other models: three HDMI ports; two USBs; component; AV; optical output. Wireless – Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth. Wired – built-in Ethernet network card with a standard RJ-45 interface.

Advantages

  • quality of materials and assembly;

  • curved screen (plus for those who prefer this form factor);

  • wide viewing angles;

  • image quality;

  • wired and wireless connection to networks;

  • bluetooth;

  • three HDMI interfaces;

  • good built-in sound.

Flaws

  • there are complaints about an unreliable stand;

  • not very even illumination.

The best 4K gaming TVs

The second selection in Expertology magazine’s roundup of the best gaming TVs of early 2020 is much larger than the previous one. Here we will look at TVs that, in terms of their capabilities, fully satisfy most of the possible gaming requests.

Our experts selected models based on the purchasing power of the mass consumer and on the potential operating conditions in not the largest rooms. Therefore, almost all the models presented have the most popular screen size – about 55 inches diagonally, with the exception of the first and last examples.

Sony KD-43XE8077 43″

Rating: 4.9

Sony KD-43XE8077 43″

Let’s start with the smallest 4K gaming TV. This is Sony’s KD-43XE8077 43-inch model. It is also the most inexpensive, not least because it has already been discontinued, but it is still available for sale on many sites. Produced in Slovakia.

This TV, like all subsequent ones, has a flat, not curved screen. Screen unit dimensions – 964x617x242mm, weight – 10.1kg; together with the stand – 964x617x242mm and 10.8kg respectively. Average power consumption – 70W, maximum – 133W. Input delay – no more than 33ms.

The matrix technology of this model is IPS, which implies the widest viewing angles of 178 degrees in all directions. Brightness – up to 450 cd / sq. m, the contrast ratio is standard for IPS – 1000: 1. The image quality is at its best, including during a dynamic game. This is facilitated by technology improvements: MotionFlow XR 400Hz, support for HDR10. A little frustrating is the Edge LED backlight, which does not shine with uniformity.

Here and below, by HDR support, we mean the most common form of implementation of this technology in monitors and TVs. In its purest form, HDR requires a 10-bit matrix. But such solutions are much more expensive, and engineers resort to a combined approach – an 8-bit matrix plus Frame Rate Control (FRC) technology. This approach allows you to get as close as possible to the visual effect of HDR without the use of expensive 10-bit matrices.

In addition to the image, it should also be noted that the sound quality of this TV is quite high. A pair of relatively powerful speakers of 10W each is installed here. The TV supports Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse, ClearAudio+ and DTS digital surround sound.

Of the interfaces, we have here three HDMI ports, two AV inputs, three USBs, a composite input, an RJ-45 wired network card connector. Wireless – Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 module.

The official manufacturer’s warranty for this model is 12 months.

Advantages

  • image quality in general;

  • high maximum brightness;

  • HDR support;

  • input delay up to 33ms;

  • motion flow;

  • high-quality sound;

  • European assembly;

  • the most affordable price in the collection.

Flaws

  • Edge LED lighting.

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TCL L55P8US 55″

Rating: 4.8

TCL L55P8US 55″

The review will continue with another TV from the well-known Chinese manufacturer TCL Corporation, and now it will be a fully gaming model with 4K support, high-quality backlighting and effective local dimming. In terms of characteristics, of course, there are brighter models, but here you can see a good combination of them with a fairly affordable price.

TV dimensions: 1244x722x78mm without stand, weight – 11.8kg; with stand – 1244x775x239mm and 12kg respectively. Average power consumption – 112W, maximum – 180W. The type of matrix used is VA. This can be considered a disadvantage, since although the viewing angles are declared at 178 degrees, in fact, at such angles, color distortions are noticeable, which IPS technology does not give at all. On the other hand, it is thanks to the VA-matrix in this model that the static contrast ratio is significantly increased – 4500:1. Brightness – up to 270 cd / m. sq. There is support for HDR10 with 10-bit matrix simulation through FRC technology.

This model has a fairly standard set of interfaces: three HDMI 1.4 ports, one of them with ARC (Audio Return Channel); two full size USB2.0 sockets; wired connection to RJ-45 network card; AV; optical output. There are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless modules.

The audio system here is the most elementary – a pair of speakers with a power of 8W each, plus a built-in Dolby Digital decoder. There is a surround mode.

As a summary, we can say that this model can be considered as a basic one for more or less comfortable gaming. Compared to the previous version, the review is slightly worse here, but the screen size itself is much larger. So, with a properly selected distance, the distortion of shades at angles will not be so noticeable.

Advantages

  • image quality;

  • increased contrast;

  • effective local dimming (Micro Dimming);

  • wired and wireless network connection;

  • separate game mode;

  • combination of price and quality;

Flaws

  • VA matrix.

Sony KD-55XE9005 54.6″

Rating: 4.7

Sony KD-55XE9005 54.6″

The third in the selection is another Sony TV of a similar series. This is the KD-55XE9005 55-inch model, which made a pretty strong impression on the public at the time of its release in 2017. Now this particular model costs significantly less than in the year of release, but is no longer produced and is gradually leaving retail sales. In terms of aggregate characteristics, this model is significantly higher than its own market price, so it makes sense to hurry up with the purchase until the TV has completely disappeared from retail outlets.

Dimensions of this model – 1228x707x60mm and weight 16.9kg without stand; 1228x772x259mm and weight 18.1kg, respectively, including the stand. Maximum power consumption – 189W.

The sensor technology is VA, as in the previous example, but here we have much more remarkable performance in terms of image properties. So, the standard brightness is 550 cd/sq. meter, but under certain conditions, the brightness of individual elements of the image can reach 900 cd / sq. meter. The contrast ratio is also impressive – 4700:1, and this is precisely the static contrast ratio. There is support for HDR10 with 10-bit emulation from real 8-bit with FRC. Compliance with an alternative high dynamic range standard – HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) is also declared.

The most important characteristic of this model, in addition to brightness and contrast, can be considered a screen refresh rate of 100Hz. This is the first TV in our review with such a high frequency. For gaming, this is essential, and this TV is already able to meet the increased demands of gaming. Direct LED backlighting also contributes to the most comfortable image perception.

The set of interfaces in the Sony KD-55XE9005 is much better than all the above TVs. The main thing is 4 new generation HDMI 2.0 ports. The rest: antenna input, infrared input, two USB2.0 ports and one USB3.0; RJ-45 wired network connection interface; Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless modules. There is an optical output and audio for a 3.5mm minijack. The standard acoustics are quite prosaic, but slightly more powerful than the average – two speakers of 10W each.

The conclusion for this model is that the TV is great for gaming, and with fairly high technical specifications, it has an attractive price. The only not very pleasant moment is the VA-matrix, which still noticeably lags behind IPS in viewing angles, not to mention OLED. But at this price, it is difficult to expect something more from a large matrix.

Advantages

  • image quality;

  • high brightness with maximization of individual areas;

  • high contrast;

  • Direct LED backlight;

  • screen refresh rate 100Hz;

  • innovation and technology improvement;

  • HDMI 2.0;

  • low input delay of 31ms.

Flaws

  • VA-matrix with corresponding distortions when changing the angle.

Samsung UE-55MU9000 54.6″

Rating: 4.6

Samsung UE-55MU9000 54.6″

The review continues with an extremely interesting version of Samsung production. This is already a rather expensive TV – in Russian stores at the beginning of 2020, you will have to pay at least 68 thousand rubles for it, and more often more. But its characteristics are significantly higher than the previous model, despite the fact that the UE-55MU9000 is available for sale in due quantity. And this is the second TV in our review with a “fashionable” curved screen.

The dimensions of the TV screen unit case are 1226x714x58mm, weight is 17.9 kg. The dimensions together with the stand are 1226x800x351mm and the weight is 20.2kg. Power consumption – about 154W. The radius of curvature of the curved screen is 4200 (corresponds to a circle radius of 4.2 meters). The screen surface is matte.

As for image quality, here it is worth starting with the fact that the matrix used is 10-bit. This automatically implies a real coverage of over a billion shades and full HDR support without any FRC simulations. To improve the quality of the “picture”, proprietary improvement technologies work – Supreme UHD Dimming, One Connect, HDR 1000, Picture Quality Index 2.7 MHz. The screen refresh rate is up to 100Hz, depending on the mode.

All this is good, but the matrix technology here is still the same VA with characteristic drawbacks. But, here you need to understand that 10-bit IPS would be much more expensive. The backlight is also chosen to minimize the cost – Edge LED with a far from record-breaking uniformity.

On the other hand, the use of a VA-matrix allows you to inexpensively (in the literal sense) obtain high brightness – about 400 cd / sq. meter on average and up to 600 cd/sq. meter maximum for individual plots. The static contrast ratio here is top-notch compared to previous models – 6000:1. The same can be said for input lag – an input lag of 22ms approaches the ideal of 20ms.

To connect devices to the TV, the following interfaces are used: three full-size USB2.0 sockets; four next-generation HDMI 2.0 ports; optical output; wired RJ-45 network interface. Wireless – Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.

Separate warm words are chilled by the audio system. Here it consists of 4 speakers, and not the weakest – 10W for each. So even the regular sound can satisfy the majority of even demanding users.

Advantages

  • 10-bit matrix;

  • true HDR without FRC simulation;

  • high brightness and top contrast;

  • improvement technologies;

  • up to 100Hz screen refresh rate;

  • minimum input lag;

  • HDMI 2.0;

  • high-quality sound of 4 speakers;

  • curved screen (for an amateur).

Flaws

  • edge LED backlight;

  • VA matrix.

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Panasonic TX-55FXR740 54.6″

Rating: 4.5

Panasonic TX-55FXR740 54.6″

Now consider an interesting Panasonic TV model suitable for comfortable gaming. Here we already see a more progressive IPS matrix with all its advantages in terms of image quality and maximum viewing angles.

Dimensions without stand – 1234x717x55mm and weight 28kg, with stand – 1234x775x254mm and 32.5kg respectively. Power consumption – up to 196W.

High-quality IPS-matrix provides maximum viewing angles of 178 degrees without visible color distortion in all directions. The image itself is also very pleasing with rich colors and high brightness of 500 cd/sq. meter. The contrast ratio is standard for IPS – 1000:1, but the manufacturer does not emphasize this value for marketing reasons.

The local dimming technology also contributes to the expressive image quality. Some of the local dimming compensates for the shortcomings of the Edge LED backlighting used on this TV.

Of the interfaces in this model, we see three HDMI ports with HDCP2.2 support – two are located on the side of the TV, one on the back. They also have three USB ports – two USB2.0 and one USB3.0. The rear also houses a combined RCA component and composite video input.

The audio system here is the simplest, though not the least powerful – two speakers of 10W of power each. Notable additional features include the following: support for 24p True Cinema technology; recording broadcast video to an external USB drive, voice control, light sensor, TimeShift function, and more.

Advantages

  • high-quality IPS-matrix;

  • bright and “juicy” picture;

  • high brightness;

  • local dimming;

  • almost frameless.

Flaws

  • low screen refresh rate.

LG OLED55B7V 54.6″

Rating: 4.5

LG OLED55B7V 54.6″

Finally, in the review of the best gaming TVs according to Expertology, the turn has come to a model that uses one of the pinnacles of engineering achievements – OLED technology. Based on the fact that OLED is still an expensive pleasure, our experts offered for review not the newest model, but a 2017 LG TV. This is the best option for OLED in terms of cost.

TV dimensions without stand – 1229x708x49mm with a weight of 17.2kg; with stand – 1229x764x254mm and 18.6kg respectively. Power consumption – 170W.

Recall that OLED matrix technology does not imply backlighting, and thanks to organic diodes in OLED screens, each pixel glows on its own. Accordingly, if the pixel is turned off, in this area we see a real, as deep black color as possible. This also allows you to achieve such an indicator as “infinite contrast”.

In addition to the characteristics of the screen, it is also worth mentioning that there is also a 10-bit matrix, which means the maximum possible coverage of shades and the most effective manifestation of HDR support. In general, in terms of image quality and its properties, this model significantly exceeds any of the above.

To connect devices, this TV provides: two USB2.0 ports, one USB3.0, four HDMI 2.0, other standard inputs and outputs. There is a built-in network card with a wired RJ45 interface, but its maximum speed is 100Mbps, which looks strange in 2020. But on the other hand, the Wi-Fi module operates in the extended 5GHz band, which implies high speeds and a stable connection over the air.

The audio system here is similar to that of the previous model, and even better. There are also 4 speakers with a power of 10W each, but the functions of the “tweeter” and the subwoofer are distributed. As a result, the sound is very decent, and most users do not even need additional installation of separate acoustics.

Most of the complaints about this TV from users in real reviews are in the nature of wishes, rather than identifying objective shortcomings. But in one, the majority is unanimous – in sleep mode, the TV emits a distinctly audible buzz. Not to say that loud, but audible and annoying.

Advantages

  • impeccable image quality;

  • increased brightness;

  • infinite contrast;

  • true black;

  • screen refresh rate 120Hz;

  • OLED screen technology with all the other benefits;

  • dual-band Wi-Fi;

  • input delay 21ms;

  • HDMI 2.0.

Flaws

  • buzzing in sleep mode;

  • wired network 100Mbps.

Samsung QE-65Q6FNA 64.5″

Rating: 4.5

Samsung QE-65Q6FNA 64.5″

The review of the best gaming TVs according to Expertology is completed by the model with the largest diagonal. This pricing factor is offset by an inexpensive and not the most perfect matrix. But considering that it will still be possible to play on such a panel only at a considerable distance, the color distortion should not be too noticeable.

TV dimensions without stand – 1445x833x56mm with a weight of 24.22kg; with stand – 1445x909x284mm and 24.81kg respectively. Conceptually, it is part of the Yandex Smart Home ecosystem, in any case, the voice assistant Alice is present here and functions properly.

The input lag here is extremely low even compared to the previous OLED model – 12ms. The matrix, although VA, is 10-bit, which makes it possible to cover a range of shades from more than a billion and provide an honest extended dynamic range of HDR without the need for FRC simulation.

The speaker system here consists of three speakers: a 10W stereo pair for each speaker and a 20W subwoofer. There is surround sound, automatic volume equalization and a Dolby Digital decoder.

The set of interfaces for connecting devices includes: four HDMI 2.0 ports, including one on the front panel; two USB ports; RJ-45 network interface for wired network. Wireless types of communication – Bluetooth and Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac.

Unfortunately, with all the efforts of engineers, one cannot expect miracles even from a 10-bit VA matrix. Therefore, when playing HDR content in particularly contrasting scenes, a fogging effect may be observed.

Advantages

  • image quality;

  • good acoustics with a subwoofer;

  • input delay 12ms;

  • 10-bit matrix;

  • true HDR;

  • Alice.

Flaws

  • fogging in high-contrast HDR scenes.