There aren't 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'll find a great selection of choices. So, unless your specific situation prohibits it, take a look at these sizes instead.
We've tested more than 60 TVs in the past two years, and below are our recommendations for the best 58 inch TVs and the best 60 inch TVs. Also, see our recommendations for the best TVs, the best smart TVs, and the best gaming TVs.
The best 58 inch TV we've tested is the Samsung QN58Q60TAFXZA. It's an entry-level TV in Samsung's 2020 QLED lineup, and it's the only one available in this size, while the other QLEDs are available in 55 and 65 inch models.
It has impressive out-of-the-box color accuracy, so you won't need to pay extra to get it calibrated. It's able to display deep blacks thanks to its VA panel and has outstanding black uniformity, making it an excellent choice for watching movies in a dark room. In bright rooms, it has decent reflection handling and easily gets bright enough to combat glare. It displays a wide color gamut, but it doesn't get bright enough to bring out highlights in HDR. Sadly, it can't remove judder from any source, but it still upscales lower resolution content well. It also supports eARC, allowing you to send high-quality audio over HDMI, a nice feature for a lower-end TV.
Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles and slow response time, so there's visible motion blur behind fast-moving objects. It has a Black Frame Insertion feature to improve the appearance of motion, but it duplicates the image at times. Overall, it's a decent choice, making it the best 58-60 inch TV we've reviewed so far.
If you want to save some money and want a cheaper TV, the Samsung UN58RU7100FXZA is a good alternative. It doesn't get nearly as bright as the Samsung Q60T QLED, and it doesn't display a wide color gamut for HDR content. However, it offers very similar gaming performance for a much cheaper price. It has a low input lag and a mediocre response time, but it has a Black Frame Insertion feature to reduce motion blur. Like the other Samsung, its VA panel displays deep blacks, includes great black uniformity and impressive color accuracy. Sadly, it has narrow viewing angles, and the built-in Tizen interface has limited features. Regardless, there's still a large selection of apps available to download.
If you want the best 58 inch TV that we've tested so far, you can't go wrong with the Q60T, but if you prefer something cheaper, check out the RU7100.
The best 58 inch TV for gaming that we've tested so far is the Samsung UN58TU7000FXZA. It's an entry-level TV in Samsung's 2020 lineup, so even though it doesn't offer the best overall performance, it's still good for gaming.
The TU7000 has a fairly quick response time, resulting in only a bit of motion blur. Its input lag is also really low, making sure you get a responsive gaming experience. It has a Black Frame Insertion feature to clear up motion blur, but because it flickers 120Hz and the TV's refresh rate is 60Hz, there's noticeable duplication in motion. This TV is also good for dark room gaming because it has a VA panel with an excellent contrast ratio and outstanding black uniformity. Lastly, it upscales 1080p content without any problems, which is great if you game with a PS4 or Xbox One.
Unfortunately, this TV doesn't have wide viewing angles, which is expected from a VA panel, and it doesn't perform well in bright rooms. It doesn't get bright enough to combat glare, and its reflection handling is just okay. The TV supports HDR10+, but it doesn't display a wide color gamut, and it can't get bright enough to truly bring out highlights. On the upside, it has decent built-in speakers, which should perform well enough if you're just gaming. All in all, this is the best 58 inch TV for gaming that we've tested so far.
If you are looking for the best 60 inch TV that performs better in bright rooms, check out the Vizio V605-G3. It doesn't upscale lower resolution content as well as the Samsung TU7000 does, but it has better reflection handling. The Vizio's response time is also fairly quick, and it has a low input lag, which sadly still may be too high for competitive gamers. Unfortunately, it has some uniformity issues as the edges of the screen are darker, and it can't display a wide color gamut for HDR content either. Since this TV has a VA panel, it displays really deep blacks, and its viewing angles aren't bad for a VA panel, but you won't get the same wide viewing angles as an IPS panel.
All in all, the Samsung is the best 58 inch TV for gaming that we've tested so far, but if you want a bigger TV that has better reflection handling, the Vizio is the best 60 inch TV for bright room gaming that we've seen.
The best 60 inch 4k TV that we've tested in the budget category is the LG 60UM6900PUA. The 60 inch model of this TV seems to have a VA panel, which normally provides a great contrast ratio and narrow viewing angles. We tested the 49 inch version with an IPS panel, which has wide viewing angles and a lower contrast ratio.
This is an okay overall TV and provides the performance you expect from a lower-end TV. It's a good choice if you want to use it for gaming because it has a decent response time and really low input lag, but it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. It comes with LG's WebOS built-in, so you get a large selection of apps available to download, and the interface is easy to use. It's a good TV if you want to watch cable TV or DVDs because it upscales lower-resolution content well, but our unit with an IPS panel doesn't properly display 4k content.
Sadly, even though it supports HDR10, it doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop the way they should, and it can't display a wide color gamut. It's also not the best choice for really bright rooms because it can't get bright enough to combat glare, but luckily, it has good reflection handling. Overall, if you're on a tight budget, this is the best 60 inch smart TV in that price range that we've tested.
08/28/2020: Replaced the Samsung NU7100 with the Samsung RU7100 and moved the Samsung TU7000 to best gaming pick; added the LG UM6900 as Best Budget.
06/30/2020: Replaced the Sony X830F with the Samsung Q60T QLED; replaced the Vizio D Series 2018 with the V Series 2019 and changed it to bright room alternative.
05/01/2020: Minor text and structure changes; no change in recommendations.
Our recommendation above is what we think are currently the best 60 inch 4k 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 TV reviews. 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.