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The cheapest 4K TVs and monitors to buy for your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X

We put together a list of the cheapest 4K TVs and monitors you can buy in South Africa to use with your next-generation console.

The next-generation of gaming consoles, the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X, are around the corner.

Microsoft has confirmed the Series X will be launched on 10 November 2020, with a recommended retail price of R11,999 in South Africa.

The PlayStation 5 also carries a price tag of R11,999 for the standard console with a disc drive, and R9,999 for the Digital Edition.

Both companies have punted one key capability as a major selling point for their consoles – 4K gaming at 60 frames per second.

Technically speaking, 4K is filming standard with a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160.

However, when it comes to display standards, the Ultra High Definition resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 is accepted as 4K.

Those who don’t yet own a UHD/4K TV or monitor will have to acquire one to fully enjoy the graphics power of the Series X and PS5.

To help you minimise the total price of your next-generation gaming investment, we’ve compiled a list of the most affordable 4K TVs and computer monitors available in South Africa.

It should be noted that our only criterion for this list was that the display offered a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution.

We did not consider any additional display features which will likely improve the overall viewing experience – such as HDR, local dimming, or panel types.

The cheapest TVs

If you would prefer to use your console in the living room or while sitting on a couch at a distance from the display, then a TV is the optimal solution.

The cheapest UHD display we spotted online was a 49-inch Sansui UHD TV at R4,299 from HiFi Corporation.

This TV does not offer built-in smart capability or HDR, however, and other features…

Hanno Labuschagne

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