A lot of really awesome games have come out this year – with a few hundred more on the way. Whether you use a console and a TV or you use a PC and a TV monitor/PC monitor, choosing the best inexpensive televisions for gaming is not always an easy task. With all the different brands, buzzwords, types and prices available, how do you know which ones are good and which ones are not? This is exactly what Gamers Elite will be talking about below.
In a perfect world with your perfect job and your perfect bank account – we would ALL love to own a $4000 OLED 4K Curved TV. But, life just doesn’t work like that sometimes, ya know? So you can either choose a really crap tv or choose a pretty good one for gaming.
Samsung UN55KU6600 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)
This one costs around $800. But the features that come with it plus the reviews, are pretty fantastic.
Streams 4K UHD content from Amazon Video
Motion Rate: 120MR (Effective) designed with the sports and gaming enthusiast in mind
Smart Functionality: Yes- built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth: Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 48.9 x 28.3 x 3.7, TV with stand: 48.9 x 30.7 x 12.2
Inputs: 3 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 Component, 1 Composite In, 1 RF In, 1 Optical Audio
It is curved and it is 4K so $800 really is a good price for what you get. Its also a 2016 model which means the price is lower than it would be for a 2017 model.
TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
This is considered a high value TV which is why its mainly on this list for the best inexpensive televisions for gaming! It costs just under $170 and comes with free 2 day shipping. Its also a 32 inch, and while they do come larger, as always, the bigger the tv the higher the cost. The 40 inch tv, for example, goes up an extra $100!
Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 28.9″ x 17.1″ x 3.2″, TV with stand: 28.9″ x 19.2″ x 7.2″
Smart functionality offers access to over 4,000 streaming channels featuring more than 450,000 movies and TV episodes via Roku TV
720p HD resolution for a crisp picture. 120V – 60Hz 50W
Direct-lit LED produces great picture quality
60Hz refresh rate allows fast moving action scenes to be seen with minimal motion blur
Inputs: 3 HDMI (1 w/ ARC), 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out
Samsung Electronics UN40MU6300 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)
This is a 40 inch tv, but its also a 2017 model and its a Samsung, which are some of the highest rated televisions around. Because of the price – under $500 this is a considered one of the best inexpensive televisions for gaming.
4X more pixels than Full HD means you’re getting 4X the resolution, so you’ll clearly see the difference.
See vibrant and pure color for a realistic experience.
OneRemote automatically detects and controls all your connected devices and content with no manual programming required*.
Smooth action on fast-moving content with Motion Rate 120
The Samsung MU6300 Ultra HDTV redefines the viewing experience by producing a colorful High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture. Our new Smart TV user-interface (UI), the new Smart Remote Controller with voice navigation capability provides faster access to your favorite streaming content choices and more.
So there ya have it. 3 different televisions sets all at very different prices. Its a good idea to try and stick with televisions tat have been manufactured over the past 2 years if you want upgraded features like HDR, 4K and curved televisions. On the other hand if you really don’t care about all of these features and you just want something cheap and something that actually works well, I would look into an LG or Vizio. LG is one of the top contending brands but they also tend to be more lenient with the prices they offer. If worse comes to worse look on Amazon for used or refurbished television sets. These tend be VERY inexpensive televisions for gaming.