Buying an Xbox One X? These are the TVs Microsoft recommends

With the Xbox One X offering unprecedented visual fidelity for console gaming fans, many early adopters will be thinking about snapping up a new TV to truly make the most of those native 4K HDR experiences.

Well, if you’re among those champing at the bit to experience the 60fps goodness, Microsoft is recommending Samsung’s latest QLED TVs to those seeking an upgrade this winter and beyond.

To be honest, even though this is clearly a marketing gig, the so-called “unbeatable combination” isn’t a bad shout — especially given what we saw during the demonstrations using the sets at E3 2017 this summer.

The new QLED sets offer peak brightness of 1,500 nits and 100 percent colour volume, making the quantum dot sets perfect for High Dynamic Range experiences.

They also offer 3-step image processing, and a low input lag of less than 20 milliseconds. This means they’ll keep up with the most demanding multiplayer missions.

Better still, there’s a lifetime guarantee against burn-in, offering protection against extended periods on title screens or the Xbox One X dashboard.

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As another added bonus, the 2017 TV sets feature an expanded Samsung Smart Hub. Once connected, the TV will automatically recognise the Xbox One X. This will allow owners to simply say “Game Mode” into the remote, for an optimised experience.

“The arrival of true 4K UHD gameplay on the Xbox One X this Fall gives gamers the perfect reason to upgrade their television,” said Eddie Combs, Vice President of Marketing for Samsung Electronics America. “If gamers are looking for a TV that delivers premium 4K HDR picture quality with industry leading design and smart functionality, then the QLED TV and Xbox One X are an unbeatable 4K gaming combination.”

Mike Nichols, Xbox Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, added: “Xbox One X will bring true 4K gaming to console players for the first time with 40 percent more power than any other console. We’re thrilled to join forces with Samsung in the U.S. to deliver immersive 4K gaming experiences to our fans.”

Those testing the console following the launch will be doing so on the QLED TVs, both companies confirmed over the weekend.

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