TOP 5: Lowest Input Lag TVs For Console Gaming
So what are the lowest input lag tvs out there for console gaming. This list is not for the feint hearted. The gaming TV's listed here are at the higher end of the pricing market, but if money is no object, then these are some of your best options in terms of bringing a superb gaming experience into your home.
At the present time of writing, these are the latest tested benchmarks for input lag on full HD TV Screens. Not all of them will be available to buy in your locality because they may be replaced by newer models that have been released but not tested yet. As a reference point, you should always aim for a gaming on the lowest input lag tvs, and it can often mean the difference between winning and losing.
However, it is often said that the standard should be 30ms or under. The gaming TV's below have some of the lowest available with input lags of just 17ms, but the difference between 17ms and 30ms is almost unnoticeable, but WILL give a slight advantage to the more professional gamer.
CONSIDER A GAMING MONITOR FIRST?
But before I reveal some of the best TVs with low input lag for all your gaming needs, it would be sensible of me to recommend a gaming monitor.
Now if you are planning on gaming in a family room (such as lounge, dining room etc), then a gaming monitor probably isn't for you because of the screen size (they are smaller). But if your gaming sessions are going to be done in a small room, or in a computer room, then a gaming monitor is 100% the right choice for you. Why?
Because gaming monitors have low input lag, and their input lag is a lot lower than a traditional TV.
The lowest input lag gaming monitor you can currently buy is this BenQ monitor designed especially for gaming (and yes, I'm not talking PC gaming here - you can connect any console to this via the HDMI port). Wait for it. This monitor has an input lag rate of just 1ms.
Believe me, you will instantly have an advantage over 95% of other gamers when playing online games such as Advanced Warfare because they are playing on TVs with a much higher input lag rate.
To put everything into perspective, by using this monitor, you are giving yourself a faster reaction time.
But anyway, back to TVs. Below are some gaming TVs with the lowest input lag, ideal for console gaming.
LOWEST INPUT LAG TVs FOR GAMING
Below are some of the lowest input lag TVs you can get for console gaming. Don't forget, once you've checked the price of some of these below, to navigate through the lower screen sizes which are obviously a little bit cheaper.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING CHEAPER?
No problem. These 32 inch TVs are cheaper, have a little more input lag than the ones presented in the table above, but come in much cheaper.
BY THE WAY, WHAT IS INPUT LAG?
So why is input lag important?
It's important if you care about winning.
Picture this. You're playing online, you're playing Call Of Duty Black Ops 3. You see your enemy, you both pull the trigger on the Xbox or PS controller at the same time with a well aimed headshot.
You are dead.
Do you know why? Because your opponent is gaming on a lower input lag TV than you.
And here's how it works. The lower the input lag, the quicker your actions on your controller translates to action on the screen.
So if you are ultra competitive, or you're a pro gamer, you need a gaming TV with a low input lag.