No, You Don’t Need a New TV for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

Between black friday Sales and new console launches, everyone is talking about Buying a new tv this year. It seems everyoneIncluding our own reviewers– Ejecting modern panel properties when paired with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. But do you really need a new TV, and if so, what is so special about these new screens?

If you don’t have a 4K HDR TV, you’ll be very short

For the past few years, TV technology is in the midst of a major transition with two major improvements in picture quality: 4K And Hdr. Without getting too much technology, they can improve the sharpness, color, and general “pop” of your TV’s picture, and both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are primed to create all of these technologies. If you’re still using an older 1080p set, the new console will still have some improvements – see below – but they’ll feel like incremental upgrades if you don’t have a relatively recent set.

Technically, the previous generation mid-size refresh, the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, also used 4K and HDR, though the Xbox Series X takes it even further with its Auto HDR feature that allows those bright highlights Adds backwards compatible Xbox. Xbox 360, and Xbox One games. Disc-based versions of both consoles also include 4K Blu-ray players, which is a good value if you have a capable TV.

Smoothy gameplay and fast loading times will benefit any TV

To say that these are not new peace Completely About new TV technology. The beefier hardware inside the PS5 and Xbox Series X can play multiple games at a higher frame rate, meaning you’ll get smoother speeds and more responsive controls no matter whether you use the TV or not, even if it Get an old 1080p set. Some gamers may not notice or care about the added smoothness, but my view is that 60 frames per second is a huge improvement over the 30-fps gameplay of the previous generation. (Some next-gen games will also have the option to play at 120 frames per second, which may require TV recently.)

Also, features have been added to both consoles that have nothing to do with your TV – such as the Xbox’s Quick Resume feature, or the PS5’s improved haptics and 3D audio for headphones. Both consoles also sport super-fast SSDs, meaning the load time will be faster than the Xbox One and PS4. These features are also good on old or cheap TVs.

HDMI 2.1 features are good, but not immediate upgrade

Finally, if you’ve seen any TV buying guides this year, you’ll mention “HDMI 2.1” as a gaming feature to see if you want the PS5 or Xbox Series X. Are planning to buy HDMI 2.1, introduced in 2019. Some Easy Gaming Features:

  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Allows your TV to “sync” the number of refreshes per second the number of frames your console outputs. It can reduce Screen tearing And some sort of speed stutter. Note that the Xbox Series X may use a less powerful version of VRR called FreeSync on some Samsung and LG TVs that do not have HDMI 2.1.

  • Auto-Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Automatically puts your TV into game mode when it detects a game signal. This, coupled with HDMI 2.1 Quick Frame Transport (QFT), You can reduce the input interval without turning the game mode on fire every time you fire up OL PlayStation.

  • Enhanced Audio Return Channel (ARC) Allows your TV to send high-quality audio to a receiver or soundbar. This is not a gaming-specific feature, but if you want to pass Dolby Atmos via your TV (the PS5 only supports Atmos for Blu-ray Discs, while the Xbox Series X supports it in some games ).