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Is the 2020 Hisense R6 a good TV for PS5, Xbox Series X and other game consoles?

The R6090G is a new low budget Roku television set released by Hisense in 2020. So, is this TV any good when it comes to displaying videogames on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S as well as other game consoles? You can find out in this buyer’s guide.

Quick Summary

The 2020 Hisense R6 is not a great television set for the PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as it lacks a lot of advanced features like 120 frames per second, HDMI 2.1, variable refresh rate and wide color gamut. Not to mention that this entry level TV has low brightness levels when you are playing HDR videogames.

The only positive for the R6090G as a gaming television set is that it offers low input lag with its game mode. So, it is not a bad choice if you want a low budget TV to play non-HDR games on older HDMI consoles like the PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

If you are interested, you can purchase the television on Amazon with the following link:

You can also take a look at our wall mount buyer’s guide for the 2020 Hisense R6 with this article.

Screen Sizes

The Hisense R6 2020 television set is available in four sizes: 43”, 50”, 55” and 65”. You can check out the model number attached to each screen size option below:

  • 43-inch: 43R6090G
  • 50-inch: 50R6090G
  • 55-inch: 55R6090G
  • 65-inch: 65R6090G

Does Hisense R6090G have HDMI 2.1 ports?

The R6090G does not include any HDMI 2.1 inputs. Instead, the television set has three HDMI 2.0 ports.

The PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S all support HDMI 2.0 as well as HDMI 2.1.

Composite Input

The 2020 Hisense R6 TV comes with a composite port where you can directly connect the yellow video input as well as the red and white audio inputs of older systems like the PS1, PS2, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo Wii, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast and Xbox.

Antenna Input

The R6090G also has an antenna/cable input. You can use this to connect really old gaming consoles like the NES, Super NES and Sega Genesis.

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ and Wide Color Gamut Support

The 2020 Hisense R6 supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 but not HDR10+. It also does not have a Wide Color Gamut.

All three of the new consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X/S) are using HDR10 for games. Microsoft will also be adding Dolby Vision support for games in a future firmware update for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Hisense R6090G’s HDR Capabilities

The Hisense R6090G performs very poorly when it comes to HDR brightness. According to the tests done by RTINGS, the entry level television set can only reach 263 cd/m² at Real Scene Peak Brightness, 311 cd/m² at HDR Peak 100% Window and 310 cd/m² at HDR Sustained 100% Window. These and other scenes tested fall way below our recommend HDR brightness level of at least 500 cd/m² if you want a quality HDR picture.

You can take a look at the full HDR brightness test results for the R6090G below (via RTINGS):

  • HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness: 263 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 2% Window: 301 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 10% Window: 311 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 25% Window: 311 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 50% Window: 311 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 100% Window: 311 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 2% Window: 301 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 10% Window: 310 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 25% Window: 310 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 50% Window: 310 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 100% Window: 310 cd/m²
  • HDR ABL: 0.002

Native Refresh Rate

The 2020 Hisense R6 Roku television set has a native refresh rate of 60 Hz, which means that it can display games at up to 60 frames per second.

So, even if you are playing a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S game that supports 120 frames per second, this TV will only display the video at 60 fps.

FreeSync, GSYNC and VRR Support

The R6090G does not support FreeSync, GSYNC or Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). These features will smooth out the frame rate and remove screen tearing in games that run at an inconsistent frame rate.

VRR is currently support by the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The same feature will be added to the PlayStation 5 in a future firmware update.

Hisense R6090G’s Input Lag

When its game mode is enabled, the Hisense R6 2020 television offers low input lag. According to RTINGS’ tests, the latency is just 12.5 ms at 1080p/60Hz, 29.3 ms at 1440p/60Hz, 12.7 ms at 4K/60Hz and 12.7 ms at 4K/60Hz/HDR. All of these falls below the upper limit of 30 ms, when it comes to input delay, if you want a responsive gaming experience.

The 4K/60Hz/HDR setting will mainly be used by the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The 1080p/60Hz and 1440p/60Hz settings will mainly be used by the Xbox Series S.

You can take a look at the full input lag test results for the R6090G below (via RTINGS):

  • 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 12.5 ms
  • 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 29.3 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 12.7 ms
  • 4K resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate and 10 bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled): 12.7 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4: 12.7 ms
  • 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 46.0 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 46.0 ms

Is the Hisense R6090G good for PS5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X?

The Hisense R6090G doesn’t really take advantage of the new videogame consoles as the TV lacks support for HDMI 2.1, wide color gamut, variable refresh rate and 120 frames per second. The television set also has poor HDR brightness levels.

For a better Hisense gaming TV, we recommend taking a look at the H9G instead.

Is the Hisense R6090G good for Switch, PS4 and Xbox One?

The Hisense R6090G does offer low input lag with its game mode. So, it is a decent television to play non-HDR videogames on older HDMI consoles like the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo Switch.

Pricing

You can take a look at the current price tag of the Roku television set on Amazon via the following link:

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