There are not a lot of 60-inch TVs out there and only a few are released every year. Manufacturers are focusing more on their 55-inch and 65-inch models where you will find a great selection of choices. So unless your specific situation prohibits it, take a look at these sizes.
We've tested 7 TVs available in this size and below are our recommendations for the best 60 inch TVs you can buy in 2018.
Note: Prices and availability fluctuate a lot at the end of the year and especially after Black Friday.
The best 60 inch TV we’ve reviewed is the Sony XBR60X830F. Thanks to its deep and uniform blacks, excellent motion handling and wide color gamut, the picture quality is great. The TV can be placed in both a well-lit or a dark room because of its high peak SDR brightness and its great native contrast ratio. It has an excellent low response time and a low input lag in 'Game' mode that will please gamers. The X830F is also a great choice for fans of the soap opera effect as it can interpolate lower frame rate content up to 120fps.
On the other hand, the viewing angles aren’t wide enough for larger seating arrangements as the image quality degrades when viewed from the side. It also has mediocre peak brightness in HDR and does not support local dimming.
Overall, the XBR60X830F is a great 60 inch 4k TV that will satisfy most users.
If your main usage is for gaming or as a PC monitor and you want better input lag than the Sony X830F, get the Sony KD60X690E. It isn't as versatile as the X830F, as it isn't as bright, but it has a much lower input lag. The X690E also lacks the more advanced Android TV smart interface but instead features a more basic custom Sony interface.
If you find the Sony X830F too expensive, get the Samsung UN58NU7100. The Samsung cannot achieve the great brightness levels of the Sony nor does it have its great motion handling features.
On the upside, the Samsung NU7100 has a high native contrast ratio that can display deep blacks in a dark room which help improve the picture quality. It has good gray uniformity with minimal dirty screen effect to bother sports fans. In fast action scenes, the motion blur trail is slightly longer due to the just decent response time but this also makes motion look smoother, and you can make the image crisper by introducing flicker through the black frame insertion feature. If you plan to use it as a PC monitor or for gaming you will appreciate the extremely low input lag.
Overall, the Samsung UN58NU7100 is a decent TV that will keep most people happy.
If you want a budget TV that is brighter than the Samsung NU7100, then get the Vizio D60-F3. The D Series 4k 2018 is lacking the great gray uniformity of the Samsung and does not have such a low input lag. On the upside, the Vizio can get much brighter, has a faster response time and thus motion looks crisper. It can handle reflections well so that you don't have to worry about the presence of many small light sources in the TV room.
Our recommendation above is what we think are currently the best 60 inch LED TVs to buy for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of TVs that have a 60-inch size. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.