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 90 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 so far is the QN58Q60TAFXZA. It's an entry-level TV in Samsung's 2020 QLED lineup and it's the only one available in this size as the other QLEDs are available in 55 and 65 inch models. It's a decent overall TV that won't break the bank either.
This TV 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 it 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 it easily gets bright enough to combat glare. This TV 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, which is 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 find the Samsung Q60T QLED too expensive, then check out the Samsung UN58NU7100. This is an older model from 2018, which you can often find at a reduced price. Like the other Samsung, it has a VA panel that displays deep blacks and has remarkable black uniformity, so it performs very well in dark rooms. Its viewing angles are also poor, so it's not the best choice for large rooms with wide seating arrangements. Its response time is also poor as there's visible motion blur in scenes. On the upside, it has good gray uniformity, a low input lag, almost no stutter, and the Tizen interface is easy to use with a ton of apps available to download.
Overall, if you want the best performance, consider the Q60T, but if you want something cheaper and you can still find it, the NU7100 is a good alternative.
The best 58 inch TV for gaming that we've tested so far is the Samsung UN58RU7100FXZA. It's a decent overall TV that's a newer version of the Samsung NU7100 that has better gaming performance. It has a sleek and modern style and it won't cost you a fortune, either.
The input lag at 1080p and at 4k are both really low, enough to please even the most competitive gamers. It has a slow response time but it isn't bad overall as it's darker scenes that have the most motion blur. It has a black frame insertion feature to help reduce motion blur, but when the backlight flickers at 60Hz, it causes duplication in the image. The picture quality is also good as it has impressive out-of-the-box color accuracy, an excellent contrast ratio, great black uniformity, and good gray uniformity. It also has an Auto Low Latency Mode that automatically switches the TV to 'Game' mode when you start playing so you don't manually have to.
Unfortunately, it's not ideal for really bright rooms as it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare and its reflection handling is just okay. Also, even though it supports HDR, it doesn't add much in that mode as it can't display a wide color gamut. Regardless, if you're just focused on gaming and want a 58-60 inch TV, it's a decent choice.
If you want a 58-60 inch TV that performs better in bright rooms, then check out the Vizio V605-G3. It doesn't upscale lower resolution content as well as the Samsung RU7100 does, but it has better reflection handling, so it's more suited for rooms with some sunlight. The Vizio's response time is also much better 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.
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 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.