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, but if you want to find the best 58 inch TV or best 60 inch TV, there are a few models available.
We've tested more than 80 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 60 inch smart TV that we've tested is the Samsung QN60Q60AAFXZA. It's a decent performing entry-level QLED model that replaces the Samsung Q60/60T QLED from 2020, which is available in 58 inches, so you can get a slightly bigger screen this year. It's a bit limited on extra features, but most people using a TV to watch movies or stream their favorite content should be pleased with it.
It has a VA panel with an excellent native contrast ratio that allows it to display deep blacks with amazing uniformity. This is great for watching movies in dark rooms, but there's no local dimming feature to further improve the picture quality. If you also want to use it in a well-lit room, it has decent reflection handling and gets bright enough to fight glare in most environments. It has impressive out-of-the-box accuracy, so you may not need to get it calibrated, and it upscales lower-resolution content like cable boxes and DVDs without any issues.
Gamers may be disappointed to know it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, doesn't support any variable refresh rate (VRR) technology, and its slow response time results in some motion blur. However, it still has low input lag and supports both the PS5 and Xbox Series X for 4k @ 60Hz gaming in HDR. Speaking of which, it displays a wide color gamut, but its HDR brightness is just okay; it should be fine for most people, but it's not enough to deliver a true cinematic HDR experience. Regardless, this is still the best 60 inch 4k TV we've tested.
If you're looking for a 58 to 60 inch TV that's well suited to gaming, we recommend the Samsung UN58TU7000FXZA. On the whole, it's a step down from the Samsung Q60/Q60A QLED, but it has a bit faster response time, so motion looks a bit smoother in fast-moving content like video games, and there's a Black Frame Insertion feature. For an entry-level 4k model, it should satisfy most casual gamers, and it won't break the bank either.
It doesn't have all of the features you'd find on higher-end models, like VRR support or HDMI 2.1 ports, but it has a remarkably low input lag that makes gaming feel responsive. There's even an Auto Low Latency Mode that automatically switches the TV into 'Game' mode to get the lowest input lag possible when you launch a game from a compatible device. It doesn't have any trouble displaying gaming from both the Xbox Series X and PS5. It also has an excellent contrast ratio thanks to its VA panel, which produces deep blacks that are great for gaming in the dark. That said, it doesn't have local dimming to further improve black levels.
Unfortunately, it doesn't get very bright and only has okay reflection handling, so it may struggle with glare in well-lit rooms. It also has poor viewing angles that make the image look washed out from the side. While it has HDR support, it simply doesn't get bright enough to bring out highlights and deliver a satisfying HDR experience. Despite these issues, however, it's still among the best 58 inch TVs for gaming that we've tested.
If you would prefer a slightly larger TV, the LG 60UN7000PUB is a reasonable 60 inch alternative. It can't display a perfect 4k signal like the Samsung TU7000, and it doesn't have a Black Frame Insertion feature to help reduce motion blur, but it has an even faster response time and is a rare model that comes with a 60 inch screen. While the unit we tested has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles and a lower contrast ratio, the 60 inch model comes with a VA panel, so it's expected to have a higher contrast ratio at the expense of narrower viewing angles, similar to the Samsung. Likewise, it doesn't have VRR support, but its input lag is incredibly low. It also has great reflection handling, and the webOS interface is smooth and easy to use.
If you want the best 58 inch TV for gaming that can display a proper 4k signal, get the Samsung, but if you're set on a 60 inch model, the LG is a good alternative with a faster response time.
The best 58-60 inch budget TV that we've tested is the Vizio V585-H11. This is an okay budget model with good dark room performance, and it's a decent option for most casual gamers as well. It has Vizio's SmartCast system that allows you to cast anything you want from your mobile devices, but it feels laggy, and you can't download any extra apps. Note that it's available in both 58 and 60 inch sizes, but the 58 inch model is easier to find.
If you want to use it for gaming, it has an exceptionally low input lag, but the response time is slow, and you may notice some motion blur with fast-moving content. It displays chroma 4:4:4, which is important for reading text if you want to use it as a PC monitor. It has a VA panel with an excellent contrast ratio and impressive black uniformity. Although it doesn't have a local dimming feature to improve dark scene performance, it displays 1080p and 4k content well and removes judder from 24p sources, making it an okay choice for watching movies in dark rooms.
Unfortunately, it doesn't perform the best in well-lit environments. Even though it has good reflection handling, it doesn't get bright enough to combat glare. Also, it fails to display a wide color gamut and doesn't make highlights pop in HDR, so HDR content doesn't look much different from SDR content. Regardless of these small issues, if you're looking for a simple 58 or 60 inch TV and don't want to spend too much money, you should be happy with this one.
Apr 27, 2021: Replaced the Samsung Q60T with the Samsung Q60A.
Mar 03, 2021: Reviewed accuracy of picks with minor updates to text.
Dec 18, 2020: Minor updates to text for clarity; no changes to recommendations.
Oct 27, 2020: Replaced the Samsung RU7100 with the Vizio V Series 2020; replaced the Vizio V Series 2019 with the LG UN7000; replaced the LG UM6900 with the LG UN6950.
Aug 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.
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 58-60 inch TVs. 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.