Guide: HDR TVs for gamers - 2016 Edition

Dodgexander

Moderator
Interested to see how the other LGs fair, I know someone with a fairly cheap LG using HDR and he loves it

Out of all the LG LCD's the 630v looks the most interesting since it seems it may not use an IPS panel. Unless you need the wider viewing angles of an IPS screen I would generally say there are better choices out there than the LG LCDs if only for this one reason.
 
Great write up, well done. Looking for a 43" 4k/hdr for ps4 pro. Thinking of the sony 807/8 but how do these stack up with a 1080p signal? since 99% of games will still be 1080p at best.
 
seems everything is pointing to hanging on till the 2017 releases, hdr introducing extra lag is ridiculous for gamers. Hopefully we will see a big improvement next year.
 

FedeLup90

Standard Member
After two Hisense 40m3300 returned and refunded I bought the Samsung KU6000 and it's way better then the units I tried.
The gray uniformity and banding( vertical and huge horizontal) was awful on the two Hisense units, the OS was laggy and in 4k gaming I could notice a little input lag...and there is no update for HDMI 2.0a on 40" models yet .
My KU6000 has great gray uniformity, no bleeding, way less banding and in 4k gaming the input lag remains very low.
I think this KU6000 is really the best budget TV for 4k HDR gaming
 
Gonna go for the ks7500 i think will wait for a good price, all around £900 atm.
 
Bit the bullet and bought the samsung 7500 and an xbox one s as a uhd player. Cant wait till next march lol.
 

Daoshai

Novice Member
Question about what my best choice is... I will be buying a 65" z9d or a 75" ks9000. I plan to watch movies and game of course. Sitting about 11 feet away, what would you guys suggest?
 

Daoshai

Novice Member
At that distance with UHD you'll definitely benefit from the bigger screen size. HDR will be a lot better on the smaller screen though so it's a question of what is more important to you? Good HDR or noticing UHD more?
A lot better because of z9d's ability or hdr just generally better on a smaller screen? I'm leaning towards the Sony.
 
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tazmago

Distinguished Member
The ZD9 also has double the input lag compared to the Samsung, if you're after a gaming tv, then surely this heavily favours the Samsung?
 

therat

Active Member
Starting to look at getting a 4K TV for gaming that will eventually be paired with an Xbox Scorpio.

Is it worth getting one of this years modesl or waiting to see what comes out next year?
 

tazmago

Distinguished Member
Starting to look at getting a 4K TV for gaming that will eventually be paired with an Xbox Scorpio.

Is it worth getting one of this years modesl or waiting to see what comes out next year?
That's what I'm doing, only the Samsung KS8000/9000 range are looking good gaming TVs for me this year, but I'm waiting till next year hoping for something better.
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
I personally would wait, this year really the only mid range tv to buy for decent HDR are the Samsung KS series, hopefully next year other manufacturers will bring out some more tv's just as good if not better for HDR. It should also push prices down.
 

Soussi84

Novice Member
Brilliant right up, thanks. Although has just pushed my budget up a couple hundred pounds so thanks for that, hahaha. The ks7000 reviews amazingly and has to be got, Ps pro we shall meet after Christmas I guess, lol.
Great work and thanks again
 

pesser

Well-known Member
Great thread.

Seems samsungs KS series is the way forward for gamers. Shame about LG's oleds cant a firmware update fix it guess they'll push on the next years models then
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
Great thread.

Seems samsungs KS series is the way forward for gamers. Shame about LG's oleds cant a firmware update fix it guess they'll push on the next years models then

They just released a firmware update for the B6 and didn't change anything input lag wise... but that model was kind of unaffected compared to the others. If they do release a firmware update for the others I still think you may be looking at highish figures in HDR mode.
 

Dodgexander

Moderator
@pesser spoke to soon. rtings.com tested the B6 OLED with a new firmware update and input lag is now 38.2ms with HDR which is very reasonable.

Not sure why input lag is still very high with only 4:4:4 chroma though, does anyone know what chroma the new consoles output when not using HDR?
 

cash

Active Member
Okay so I have a 43ks7500, which I thought would be perfect for the PS4 pro but I'm a little unsure about the HDR in game mode. I've updated the tv software and am now able to get HDR in game mode, the message comes up and when I press info it confirms I'm running HDR in 4k, however when I go to picture settings the backlight is set to only 14. When I turn of game mode the backlight shoots up to 20 and the picture looks a lot better to my eyes. Just wanted to know if I'm getting the full HDR experience in game mode or is this some watered down version or even not at all. This is while playing the updated Ratchet and Clank on PS4 btw.
 

Tomsonman

Active Member
You should try some more games if possible and see if the situation is the same ...
 

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