Televisions that support HDMI 2.1 are going to be able to produce better pictures with faster refresh rates than those that only have HDMI 2.0. These TVs are also capable of delivering dynamic HDR (high dynamic range) with higher contrasts between colors. Instead of potentially viewing a washed-out image, HRD makes generally makes everything more vivid and true to life.
Most of the best 4K Android TVs have at least one HDMI 2.1 port, with some even having up to four. Whether you’re looking for a ground-breaking OLED display or are content with QLED, these great televisions that support HDMI 2.1 should be on your radar.
The best HDMI 2.1 TVs
LG C1 OLED
The LG C1 is the cream of the crop if you’ve got the money to spare. It can deliver 4K resolution at a 120Hz refresh rate and offers four HDMI 2.1 ports, with screen sizes from 48- to 83-inches. The downside is that it doesn’t have hands-free voice control, though Alexa and Google Assistant are built in.
Samsung QN90A Neo
Quantum Matrix Technology
Forgoing OLED, Samsung decided to opt for its own version, called QLED, which usually delivers a brighter image and lasts longer than OLED, though doesn’t deliver as deep blacks. The QN90A Neo sports four HDMI ports, but only one of those is for HDMI 2.1. Thankfully, one is all you really need if you just use it for gaming.
Exclusive features for PS5
Sony’s A80K model boasts an OLED display along with four HDMI ports, two of which are HDMI 2.1. To top it off, it comes with exclusive PS5 features like Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Switch. Where it falters is that it only comes in three sizes (55, 65, and 77 inches), which limits your options.
Hisense uses proprietary ULED technology for its displays, which is essentially LED that uses local dimming to deliver deeper blacks than QLED, making it a great budget option for those who don’t want to splurge on OLED. The U8G offers four HDMI ports, with two being HDMI 2.1.
TCL Class 6-Series 55R646
The mid-range option
TCL provides a decent mid-range option that doesn’t break the bank but also isn’t ridiculously cheap. It features a QLED screen for high contrast images and of its four total HDMI ports, two of them are HDMI 2.1. It also support hands-free voice control and Dolby Vision with HDR10.
Vizio V-Series V555-J01
A budget option
It’s not as glamourous as some other HDMI 2.1 TVs, but it gets the job done at a fraction of those prices, delivering 4K resolution with HDR10. Though its LED panel is inferior to most displays, you can’t go wrong for its cost. It also has three HDMI 2.1 ports on its side.