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The 3 Best 60 inch 4k TVs - September 2018
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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 a 60" size and below are our recommendations for the best ones you can buy in the summer of 2018.

  1. The best 60 inch TV: Sony XBR60X830F

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2

    Test Benches: test

    • 1.2: Winter 2018
    • 1.1: Summer 2017
    • 1.0: Winter 2015
    • 0.9: Winter 2014
    • 0.8: Winter 2013
    7.7
    Mixed Usage
    What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
    Score components:
    7.2
    Movies
    What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
    Score components:
    7.6
    TV Shows
    What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
    Score components:
    7.6
    Sports
    What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
    8.2
    Video Games
    What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
    7.2
    HDR Movies
    What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
    Score components:
    7.8
    HDR Gaming
    What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
    8.1
    PC Monitor
    What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
    Score components:
    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    The best 60 inch TV we’ve tested so far is the Sony XBR60X830F. It has a very good picture quality with excellent black uniformity, wide color gamut and very accurate out-of-the-box colors. It can get very bright in SDR content, so it is suitable for brighter rooms. Its excellent motion handling will please both those who love watching fast action content as well as those who love the soap opera effect or lower fps content. The X830F is also a great TV for gamers as it has a low input lag and is very responsive.

    However, the TV can't get bright enough to make highlights pop in HDR and the image quality degrades when viewed at an angle. 

    Overall, the Sony X830F is a very good 60-inch TV that will keep you happy in a variety of usages.

    See our review

  2. Alternative with lower input lag: Sony KD60X690E

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If your main usage is for gaming or as a pc monitor and you want better input lag than the Sony XBR60X830F, get the Sony KD60X690E. The X690E isn't as versatile as the X830F, as it isn't as bright, but it has much lower input lag. The X690E also lacks the more advanced Android TV smart interface, but instead features a more basic custom Sony interface.

    See our review

  3. Brighter Alternative: Vizio D60-F3

    Type : LED
    Sub-Type
    What it is: Type of display technology used by the TV.
    When it matters: Different technologies have different performance and are suited to different uses
    Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle. OLED maintains good color accuracy at an angle without any of the other issues seen with IPS and VA, as they keep good brightness and contrast at an angle.
    :
    VA
    Resolution : 4k

    If you find that the Sony XBR60X830F is too expensive, but want something brighter than the Sony KDX690E, get the Vizio D60-F3, D Series 4k 2018. The D60-F3 is brighter than the X690E and has a wider assortment of apps in the app store. the X690E has more options to improve motion, including an optional motion interpolation feature, and it can also reduce the backlight flicker frequency to improve clarity of motion.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Samsung UN58NU7100. Decent TV with great contrast ratio, but the X690E is worth the extra bucks. See our review.
  • LG 60UJ7700. Decent TV with a wide viewing angle, but hard to find. See our review.
  • Vizio E60-E3. Decent TV, but not as good as the Vizio D60-F3.  See our review.

All Reviews

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. 

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