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The 4 Best 60 inch 4k TVs - December 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 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.

  1. The best 60 inch TV: Sony XBR60X830F

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2

    Test Benches:

    • 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 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.

    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 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.

    See our review

  3. Best Value for Size: Samsung UN58NU7100

    Usage Ratings - Version 1.2

    Test Benches:

    • 1.2: Winter 2018
    • 1.1: Summer 2017
    • 1.0: Winter 2015
    • 0.9: Winter 2014
    • 0.8: Winter 2013
    7.4
    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:
    6.8
    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:
    7.5
    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:
    7.2
    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.
    8.3
    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.
    6.8
    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:
    7.7
    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.
    7.9
    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

    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.

    See our review

  4. 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 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. 

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Samsung UN58MU6100. Decent TV with great contrast ratio, but the NU7100 is better. See our review.
  • LG 60UJ7700. Decent TV with a wide viewing angle, but very 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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