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 200 TVs so far, and below are our recommendations for the best ones available in 58-60 inch sizes.
The best 60 inch TV we've tested so far is the Sony XBR60X830F. This is a good overall 4k TV that will suit most people's use. It has good contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity, so dark scenes in a dark room look good. It has a wide color gamut, so it can produce many different colors when displaying HDR content. It can get fairly bright and handles reflections well, so it's a good choice for watching TV shows in a bright room.
Gamers will be pleased with the low input lag, excellent response time, and its ability to handle most common resolutions. Like other Sony TVs, it has three HDMI inputs, but only two support HDMI 2.0 with full bandwidth. On the upside, one of the HDMI inputs also acts as the audio return channel (ARC), so you can free up the other HDMI ports if you have a receiver or soundbar. Unfortunately, like all TVs with a VA panel, the image loses color accuracy when viewed at an angle in a wide room. However, there's no temporary image retention or permanent burn-in risk.
Overall, this is a good all-around TV, and most people looking for a 60 inch model will be happy with it.
If you want a good TV in the 60 inch size range but don't want to spend as much, go with the Samsung UN58NU7100. This 58 inch TV has lower HDR peak brightness than the Sony X830F and isn't as good for sports due to its lower response time, but it has an even less input lag and better black levels. It isn't the best option for HDR content as it has low peak brightness and only supports a standard color gamut, so colors and highlights won't pop as intended. On the upside, it has good overall picture quality, with excellent black uniformity.
It's worth noting that this is the 2018 model, so it's becoming harder to find. Overall, if you want the best 60 inch TV you can get, go for the Sony, but if you want to save some money, the Samsung is a good option, as long as you can still find it.
If you want the best 60 inch TV for gaming, then the Samsung UN58RU7100FXZA is a great option. At 58 inches, it's a little smaller than the Sony X830F, and can't remove judder from movies. Nonetheless, this is a good TV with decent picture quality that offers an excellent gaming experience thanks to its very low input lag.
It delivers deep blacks in a dark room thanks to its great contrast ratio, but can't get very bright, so it's best suited for an average-lit room. It has a fast response time and fast-moving content has little motion blur trail. Unfortunately, just like most VA panel TVs, the image deteriorates when viewed from the side, and the TV doesn't have a wide color gamut or a high HDR peak brightness, and can't deliver HDR content as it should.
Overall, this is a good TV with a good performance in most uses.
If you're a sports fan looking for a 60 inch 4k TV, the Vizio D Series 4k 2018 D60-F3 is a good choice. It doesn't have black frame insertion to reduce motion blur like the Samsung RU7100, but its response time is much better. The gray uniformity is okay, although there's some dirty screen effect, which may add dark patches on the screen. This TV has good reflection handling that's suited for most bright rooms, but the poor viewing angles won't be good for a wide room. However, if you stream your sports, there's a decent selection of apps and it supports Google Cast.
If you're a gamer looking for a good 60 inch 4k TV, consider the Samsung, but if you'll watch sports instead, the Vizio is also a good choice.
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 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.
03/03/2020: Minor updates to text and changed honorable mention.