The best 4K TVs for gamers in South Africa

Whether you’re gaming on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC, your experience is limited or enhanced by the display you use.

This is especially true for TVs, where resolution, viewing distance, and response time can play significant roles in the player’s experience.

When buying a TV for gaming, it is important to keep these factors in mind – along with the capabilities of your console or PC.

Most high-end TVs boast UHD resolutions and HDR support these days, but the lesser-advertised specifications like input lag and I/O layout can make the difference between a decent TV and a good gaming display.

We’ve outlined the basic specifications to look out for, regardless of which platform you game on, below.

Important specifications

Response time and input lag are key elements of a good gaming TV, as they can drastically affect a player’s performance in fast-paced games.

Unlike monitors, TVs have quite a high response time which can impact latency and make controls feel sluggish.

For this reason, buyers should pick a product with low input lag and good response time specifications.

Connectivity is also important, as gamers will need to connect their devices and peripherals to their new TV.

Ensure that your TV has enough HDMI or other display ports to connect all your hardware, with room to spare for anything you may need to connect to the display.

A Bluetooth connection is also an advantage, as it can be used to connect third-party controllers or wireless headsets, when using the TV on its own.

4K and HDR are also requirements for future-proofing your gaming, especially on a large-panel display.

In terms of panel types, OLED provides better contrast ratios and less motion blur than an LCD, but the latter does not suffer from burn-in and is significantly cheaper.

Based on these specifications, we’ve listed great 4K TVs for gaming available in South Africa below.


Samsung 75-inch UHD Smart TV

Samsung MU7000

Samsung MU7000
Size 75-inch
Resolution 3,840 x 2,160 LCD
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Input Lag 12ms
Connectivity 3x HDMI, 2x USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Price R42,999

LG 55-inch 4K OLED Smart TV

LG OLED B7

LG OLED55B7A
Size 55-inch
Resolution 3,840 x 2,160 OLED
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Input Lag 21ms
Connectivity 4x HDMI, 3x USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Price R33,697

Samsung 65-inch QLED 4K Smart TV

Samsung Q8C Curved TV

Samsung Q8C
Size 65-inch
Resolution 3,840 x 2,160 QLED
Refresh Rate 120Hz
Input Lag 20ms
Connectivity 4x HDMI, 3x USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Price R48,999

LG 65-inch UHD Smart TV

LG 65SJ800

LG 65SJ800
Size 65-inch
Resolution 3,840 x 2,160 LCD
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Input Lag 15ms
Connectivity 4x HDMI, 3x USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Price R22,999

Samsung 65-inch UHD Smart QLED TV

Samsung Q7F

Samsung Q7F
Size 65-inch
Resolution 3,840 x 2,160 QLED
Refresh Rate 120Hz
Input Lag 25ms
Connectivity 4x HDMI, 3x USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Price R44,533

Now read: What to expect from the next generation of 4K TVs

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