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Samsung Q60D [Q60, Q60DD] QLED TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.11
Reviewed May 16, 2024 at 10:02 am
Samsung Q60D [Q60, Q60DD] QLED Picture
7.1
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: TCL Q7/Q750G QLED
6.9
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio Quantum Pro QLED
7.0
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio Quantum Pro QLED
7.3
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: TCL QM8/QM850G QLED
7.1
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: TCL Q7/Q750G QLED
7.5
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: TCL QM8/QM850G QLED
7.2
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: TCL QM8/QM850G QLED

The Samsung Q60D QLED is the lowest-end model in Samsung's QLED lineup. It replaces the Samsung Q60C QLED and sits below the Samsung Q70D QLED. Like its predecessor, it's a 60Hz TV and doesn't have modern features like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, VRR support, or local dimming. It still has some basic features like Motion Xcelerator to help smooth out motion, and it supports Samsung's Multi View feature that allows for two sources to be displayed on the screen at the same time. The TV has a built-in 20W 2.0 channel speaker system and runs the 2024 version of Samsung's Tizen OS. It's available in eight different sizes: anything from a very small 32-inch to a huge 85-inch model.

Our Verdict

7.1 Mixed Usage

The Samsung Q60D is decent for mixed usage. It has very good SDR brightness and decent reflection handling, so it's suitable for use in a bright room. The TV doesn't get bright enough in HDR for highlights to stand out, and it only has okay contrast, so HDR content isn't as impactful as it should be. Its viewing angle is narrow, so the image degrades when viewed from the sides, making it unsuitable for watching shows or sports with friends. Unfortunately, it also has a slow response time, so faster motion in sports or video games is blurry. Finally, the TV isn't a very good option for gaming on modern consoles or PCs since it lacks HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and VRR.

Pros
  • Easy to use interface and smart features.
  • Bright enough for use in a well-lit room.
Cons
  • No local dimming to improve contrast.
  • Narrow viewing angle leads to a degraded image when viewed from the sides.
  • Poor low-quality content smoothing with noticeable artifacts present.
6.9 TV Shows

The Samsung Q60D is okay for watching TV shows. The built-in Tizen OS is loaded with streaming apps, so finding your favorite shows is easy. The TV has very good SDR brightness and decent enough reflection handling that it overcomes glare in a bright room. It also has good upscaling, so low-resolution content looks good, but the TV has poor low-quality content smoothing, so low-bitrate content has noticeable artifacts present. Unfortunately, the TV has a narrow viewing angle, and the image degrades when viewed from the sides, so it's not a good choice if you like to move around your room while watching TV.

Pros
  • Easy to use interface and smart features.
  • Bright enough for use in a well-lit room.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle leads to a degraded image when viewed from the sides.
  • Poor low-quality content smoothing with noticeable artifacts present.
7.0 Sports

The Samsung Q60D is decent for watching sports. The TV overcomes glare in a bright room due to its very good SDR brightness and decent reflection handling, but it does have a narrow viewing angle, so it's not a good option for watching the game with friends, as anyone watching from the sides sees a degraded image. The TV has very good uniformity, so you won't be overly distracted by the dirty screen effect when watching sports with large areas of uniform color, like hockey. Unfortunately, the TV has a slow response time, so there's noticeable blur behind fast-moving players and objects.

Pros
  • Bright enough for use in a well-lit room.
  • Very good uniformity with minimal dirty screen effect.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle leads to a degraded image when viewed from the sides.
  • Slow response time leads to blurry motion.
7.3 Video Games

The Samsung Q60D is satisfactory for playing video games. It has incredibly low input lag, so there's no noticeable delay between your controller inputs and the action on screen. There's no effect on image quality when the TV is set to Game Mode, so you can enjoy the best possible image while also getting the best possible performance out of the TV. Unfortunately, the TV has a slow response time, so faster motion is blurry. Finally, the TV is limited to 4k @ 60Hz, and it doesn't have HDMI 2.1 bandwidth or VRR support, so it's not a good option to pair with modern consoles.

Pros
  • Incredibly low input lag for a responsive experience.
  • Bright enough for use in a well-lit room.
Cons
  • No VRR support and is limited to 60Hz.
  • Slow response time leads to blurry motion.
7.1 HDR Movies

The Samsung Q60D is satisfactory for watching movies in a dark room. Blacks are deep in dark scenes due to the TV's okay contrast, but since the TV doesn't have a local dimming feature, blacks become gray when bright highlights are on screen. The TV has adequate HDR brightness, so some dimmer highlights stand out, but it's not bright enough for highlights to pop the way they should when watching HDR content. It has poor low-quality content smoothing, so low-bitrate streams or DVDs aren't very clear and have noticeable artifacts present. The TV removes judder from 24p sources, but it doesn't remove 24p judder from 60Hz sources like cable boxes.

Pros
  • Removes judder from 24p sources.
  • Easy to use interface and smart features.
  • Wide color gamut for vibrant and lifelike colors.
Cons
  • No local dimming to improve contrast.
  • No Dolby Vision or DTS audio support.
  • Poor low-quality content smoothing with noticeable artifacts present.
  • Low HDR peak brightness leads to a dull HDR experience.
7.5 HDR Gaming

The Samsung Q60D is good for playing games in HDR, but HDR adds very little overall. The TV has adequate HDR brightness, so it's not bright enough to display bright highlights. Combine that with its only okay contrast, and you don't get a very impactful HDR experience. Fortunately, there's no decrease in HDR brightness when set to Game Mode, so you can get the best possible performance without having to see an even dimmer image. The TV has incredibly low input lag, so you get a responsive experience, but it has a slow response time, so fast motion is blurry. Unfortunately, the TV doesn't have modern gaming features like 4k @ 120Hz, HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, or VRR support, so you're limited to 4k @ 60Hz and will see screen tearing.

Pros
  • Incredibly low input lag for a responsive experience.
  • Wide color gamut for vibrant and lifelike colors.
Cons
  • No local dimming to improve contrast.
  • Low HDR peak brightness leads to a dull HDR experience.
  • No VRR support and is limited to 60Hz.
  • Slow response time leads to blurry motion.
7.2 PC Monitor

The Samsung Q60D is decent for use as a PC monitor. It has very good SDR brightness and decent reflection handling, so it overcomes glare in a bright room. The TV also has incredibly low input lag, giving you a responsive desktop experience. On the other hand, the TV has a slow response time, so there's noticeable blur behind quick cursor movements. It also has a narrow viewing angle, so the sides of the screen don't stay uniform with the center when sitting close to it. The TV displays chroma 4:4:4 properly, but the TV uses a BGR subpixel layout that impacts the text clarity, although not everyone will be bothered by this.

Pros
  • Incredibly low input lag for a responsive experience.
  • Bright enough for use in a well-lit room.
  • Very good uniformity with minimal dirty screen effect.
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle leads to a degraded image when viewed from the sides.
  • Slow response time leads to blurry motion.
  • 7.1 Mixed Usage
  • 6.9 TV Shows
  • 7.0 Sports
  • 7.3 Video Games
  • 7.1 HDR Movies
  • 7.5 HDR Gaming
  • 7.2 PC Monitor
  1. Updated May 16, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated May 13, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated May 06, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Apr 02, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Mar 19, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We've bought and tested the 65-inch Samsung Q60D, and it's also available in 32-inch, 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 70-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch sizes. All sizes offer the same picture quality and overall performance.

Note that with Samsung TVs, the five letters after the short model code (AFXZA in this case) vary between different retailers and regions, but there's no difference in performance. The Samsung QE1D is a Samsung store online exclusive that performs the same, but it's only available in 70-inch, 75-inch, and 85-inch sizes.

Size US Model
32" QN32Q60DAFXZA
43" QN43Q60DAFXZA
50" QN50Q60DAFXZA
55" QN55Q60DAFXZA
65" QN65Q60DAFXZA
70" QN70Q60DAFXZA
75" QN75Q60DAFXZA
85" QN85Q60DAFXZA

Our unit was manufactured in February 2024; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Samsung Q60D is a very basic TV that is decent overall. Unfortunately, it's substantially overpriced for a TV lacking modern features, and its picture quality is nothing special. You're better off buying the better and cheaper Hisense U6K. If you want a TV loaded with modern features and with much better overall picture quality, check out the Hisense U7K.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best TVs under $1,000, the best 65-inch TVs, and the best TVs for gaming.

Samsung Q60C [Q60, Q60CD] QLED
32" 43" 50" 55" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Samsung Q60C QLED and the Samsung Q60D QLED are essentially the same TV with one difference: the Q60D gets brighter when watching movies or playing games in HDR, so highlights stand out more on it, leading to a more impactful HDR experience. The Q60D also has a faster response time, but it's still slow overall, so fast motion is still blurry.

LG C3 OLED
42" 48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG C3 OLED is better than the Samsung Q60D QLED in every way. The LG has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for up to 4k @ 120Hz gaming with VRR, so it's better for gaming. The LG also has more vibrant colors due to its wider color gamut and better color volume, and HDR is more impactful due to the TV's better HDR brightness and near-infinite contrast ratio. The LG also has a much wider viewing angle, so it's more suitable for use in a group setting.

Hisense U7K [U7, U75K]
55" 65" 75" 85"

The Hisense U7K is much better than the Samsung Q60D QLED. The U7K has a wider color gamut and better color volume for more vibrant, lifelike, and brighter colors. The U7K also has much better contrast due to its excellent local dimming and much better HDR brightness, so HDR content is much more impactful on it. Finally, the U7K has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for up 4k @ 120Hz with VRR, so it's the better option for gamers with modern consoles.

Hisense U6/U6K
55" 65" 75"

The Hisense U6/U6K is better than the Samsung Q60D QLED. The Hisense has an effective local dimming feature, so blacks are deeper in dark scenes, and they stay that way when bright highlights are on screen. The Hisense also has a faster response time for much less blur behind quick motion, and its wider color gamut delivers more vibrant and lifelike colors.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The Samsung Q60D has thin bezels and a modern design that looks premium despite the TV being an entry-level model.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures N/A
Design
Stand

The TV uses two plastic feet that support the TV well. The footprint of the 65-inch stand is 42.2" x 10.8".

The height of the feet is adjustable, and you can set them to two different positions. The lower position, which you can see in the photo, puts the screen close to the table. The other position is high enough that most soundbars fit below the screen. The height of the lower position from the table is 1.97", and the higher one is 2.95".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x300

The back of the TV is made of plastic and has a nice brushed finish. There's a single clip included that can be attached to either foot and used for cable management. Unfortunately, the inputs are recessed into the TV, so they're hard to reach if you wall-mount it with a fixed bracket.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.39" (1.0 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 1.02" (2.6 cm)
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Samsung Q60 Series has decent build quality. The stand supports the TV well in the lower position, but there's some wobble front to back in the higher position, although this won't cause any issues. There are no major flaws with build quality, but the TV feels cheap since it's made entirely of plastic.

Picture Quality
6.8
Picture Quality
Contrast
Contrast
7,480 : 1
Native Contrast
7,480 : 1

The Samsung Q60D has okay contrast. Its native contrast is great, but it lacks a local dimming feature. This causes blacks to be deep in dim and dark scenes, but they become raised and washed out when bright highlights are on the screen.

10
Picture Quality
Blooming

The TV doesn't have a local dimming feature, so there's no blooming around bright objects or subtitles during dark scenes.

10
Picture Quality
Lighting Zone Transitions
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge
Dimming Zones Count Of Tested TV
N/A

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature, so it can't adjust the backlight of individual zones to brighten up highlights without impacting the rest of the image. This means that there are no distracting flickers or brightness changes as bright highlights move between dimming zones.

7.5
Picture Quality
Contrast And Dark Details In Game Mode

Switching to Game Mode doesn't result in any noticeable difference in dark scene performance.

6.7
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
382 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
342 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
165 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
424 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
423 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
422 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
421 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
420 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
422 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
422 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
421 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
420 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
419 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The Samsung Q60D has adequate HDR brightness. It gets bright enough for some dimmer highlights to stand out, but it's not enough for most highlights to pop. Combined with the TV's only okay contrast, it doesn't provide an impactful HDR experience.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Filmmaker
  • Brightness: 50
  • Contrast: 50
  • Color: 25
  • HDR Tone Mapping: Static
  • Color Tone: Warm 2
  • Color Space: Auto
  • Gamma: ST.2084 (0)

Results with HDR Tone Mapping set to 'Active':

  • Hallway Lights: 383 cd/m²
  • Yellow Skyscraper: 312 cd/m²
  • Landscape Pool: 165 cd/m²

6.9
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
380 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
352 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
213 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
416 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
417 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
417 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
417 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
417 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
416 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
417 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
417 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
417 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
416 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The Samsung Q60D is slightly brighter in Game Mode, but it's less accurate.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point, with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Game
  • Brightness: 50
  • Contrast: 50
  • Color: 25
  • HDR Tone Mapping: Static
  • Color Tone: Warm 2
  • Color Space: Auto
  • Gamma: ST.2084 (0)
  • Game HDR: Basic

Results with HDR Tone Mapping set to 'Active':

  • Hallway Lights: 389 cd/m²
  • Yellow Skyscraper: 363 cd/m²
  • Landscape Pool: 218 cd/m²

8.3
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0107
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0108
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0105

The TV has great PQ EOTF tracking, but it's not perfect. Blacks are displayed a bit brighter than intended, and mid-tones are displayed a bit darker than intended. Other than that, the TV follows the curve closely until there's a roll-off near the TV's peak brightness to maintain details in highlights. With content mastered at 4000 nits, the roll-off is even more gradual.

7.8
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
404 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
238 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
416 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
414 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
415 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
415 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
237 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
414 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
414 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
414 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
414 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.037

The Samsung Q60D has very good SDR brightness and is bright enough to overcome glare in a well-lit room.

These measurements are after calibration with the following settings:

  • Picture Mode: Movie
  • Brightness: 50
  • Contrast: 45
  • Color: 25
  • Color Tone: Warm 2
  • Gamma: 2.2
  • Color Space: Custom

Unfortunately, when displaying a 2% window, the TV automatically adjusts the backlight and APL to enhance contrast, and there's no setting to disable this automatic adjustment.

7.8
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
87.01%
DCI P3 uv
93.29%
Rec 2020 xy
63.15%
Rec 2020 uv
69.70%

The TV has a very good color gamut. It has outstanding coverage of the commonly used DCI-P3 color space, but yellows, reds, greens, and cyans are undersaturated. The TV has okay coverage of the less common Rec.2020 color space, but almost all colors are undersaturated and off the mark.

7.1
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
60.7%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
26.6%
White Luminance
412 cd/m²
Red Luminance
84 cd/m²
Green Luminance
298 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
30 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
314 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
113 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
368 cd/m²

The TV's color volume is satisfactory. It doesn't display darker colors well due to its unremarkable contrast, and it can't display vibrant colors very brightly.

7.0
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
3.87
Color dE
3.02
Gamma
2.26
Color Temperature
7,009 K
Picture Mode
Movie
Color Temp Setting
Warm 2
Gamma Setting
2.2

The TV has decent pre-calibration accuracy. Blues and greens are underrepresented in darker shades of gray, reds are underrepresented in all grays, and greens are a bit overrepresented in brighter grays. The color temperature is noticeably cooler than our target of 6500K, and gamma is close to our target of 2.2, but dark scenes are too dark, and bright scenes are too bright. The TV has good color accuracy, but yellows, reds, and magentas are off the mark.

9.3
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.53
Color dE
1.30
Gamma
2.25
Color Temperature
6,646 K
White Balance Calibration
20 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The Samsung Q60D has fantastic accuracy after calibration. It's a bit tricky to calibrate and requires custom adjustments to be made to some colors, and it wasn't possible to fix anything below 30%. Nonetheless, the color temperature is much closer to our target of 6500K, and the color accuracy is outstanding, with only some small inaccuracies with reds and blues. White balance is almost perfect, but reds, blues, and greens are slightly underrepresented in dark shades of gray. Gamma is very close to our target of 2.2, but dark scenes are still too dark.

You can see our full calibration settings here.

7.8
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.120%
50% DSE
0.171%
5% Std. Dev.
0.685%
5% DSE
0.086%

The Samsung Q60D has very good gray uniformity. The sides of the screen are darker than the middle, and there's some noticeable dirty screen effect towards the center of the screen. On a very dark or near-black screen, its uniformity is excellent, but the corners and the bottom edge are a bit brighter than the rest of the screen.

9.6
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Std. Dev.
N/A
Native Std. Dev.
0.495%

The black uniformity of this TV is fantastic. There are some minor cloudy patches near the corners of the screen, but they're barely noticeable, even in nearly black scenes.

5.4
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
25°
Color Shift
24°
Brightness Loss
34°
Black Level Raise
23°
Gamma Shift
16°

The Samsung Q60D has an inadequate viewing angle, so it's not suitable for a wide seating arrangement. There's significant gamma shifting, color shifting, and brightness loss as you move off-center, and colors look increasingly washed out as you move further away to the sides.

7.2
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.7%
Indirect Reflections
0.6%
Calculated Direct Reflections
5.1%

The TV's reflection handling is decent. It does an excellent job with indirect reflections, like when you have glare from a light source that isn't directly facing the screen. With more direct light sources, reflections are very noticeable.

6.3
Picture Quality
HDR Native Gradient
100% Black to 50% Gray
6.0
50% Gray to 100% White
6.0
100% Black to 50% Red
8.0
50% Red to 100% Red
8.0
100% Black to 50% Green
6.0
50% Green to 100% Green
4.0
100% Black to 50% Blue
6.0
50% Blue to 100% Blue
6.0

The TV has mediocre HDR gradient handling. There's very apparent banding in greens and some noticeable banding in grays and blues. Reds fare better and have minimal banding.

4.8
Picture Quality
Low-Quality Content Smoothing
Smoothing
3.0
Detail Preservation
9.0

The TV has poor low-quality content smoothing. It does an outstanding job at preserving detail, but there's almost no smoothing actually done to the image, so there's still significant macro-blocking in dark scenes.

7.5
Picture Quality
Upscaling: Sharpness Processing

The Samsung Q60D does a good job at upscaling low-resolution content like DVDs or lower-resolution streams. Details are clear enough, but finer details are hard to make out.

Sharpness processing was calibrated with no over-sharpening for low-resolution content, with the following settings:

  • Sharpness: 5
  • Picture Clarity Settings: Off

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
BGR
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA

The TV uses a BGR (Blue-Green-Red) subpixel layout instead of the traditional RGB layout. For video or gaming content, this doesn't cause any issues, but for PC monitor use, it can be a problem as it impacts the text clarity, although not everyone will notice this.

Motion
6.0
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
6.7 ms
100% Response Time
23.1 ms

The Samsung Q60D has an unremarkable response time. Any fast motion is blurry, and transitions in dark scenes are slow, which results in black smearing behind dark objects.

7.9
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
480 Hz

The TV uses pulse-width modulation (PWM) to dim its backlight, which introduces flicker that can bother people who are sensitive to it. The amount of flicker varies depending on what picture mode the TV is set to and what settings you're using.

It flickers at 480Hz in the 'Movie' Picture Mode at all brightness levels, but all other picture modes, including Game Mode, flicker at a much slower 120Hz, which can cause image duplications or headaches if you're sensitive to flicker. When using the 'Picture Clarity' setting, the TV flickers at 120Hz. With 'LED Clear Motion' enabled, the TV only flickers at 60Hz.

Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
Yes
Min Flicker For 60 fps
60 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
Yes
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
60 Hz

The TV doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion (BFI), to help reduce persistence blur.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

This TV has an optional motion interpolation feature to improve the clarity of motion, but it doesn't work very well. Even slower-moving scenes have some noticeable artifacts and haloing present. In faster-moving scenes, it can't keep up, and there are distracting artifacts and haloing, and sometimes the TV stops interpolating altogether.

8.7
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
18.6 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.0 ms

Due to the TV's slow response time, there's almost no noticeable stutter when watching 24p content.

7.8
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The TV gives a judder-free experience with 24p sources like a Blu-ray player and native apps. Unfortunately, it doesn't remove 24p judder from 60Hz sources like most cable TV boxes and older streaming devices that lack a Match Frame Rate feature.

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDMI Forum VRR
No
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
VRR + Local Dimming No VRR Support

This TV doesn't support a variable refresh rate to reduce screen tearing.

Inputs
9.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.4 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
86.6 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
10.3 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
10.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
10.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
10.4 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
72.2 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
26.6 ms
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

This TV has incredibly low input lag when set to Game Mode, which ensures a very responsive gaming experience with very little delay between your actions with your controller or mouse and the action on-screen.

7.1
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
Resolution 4k
480p @ 59.94Hz (Widescreen)
Yes
720p @ 59.94Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The Samsung Q60D supports all common resolutions up to 4k @ 60Hz. It displays chroma 4:4:4 properly with any signal as long as the input label is set to PC, which is important for reading clear text from a PC.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

The Samsung Q60D is a 60Hz TV, so it only supports 4k @ 60Hz on the P55. It has Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), so it'll automatically switch to Game Mode when the TV detects a game console as its input device, which gives you the lowest possible input lag for games. Unfortunately, 1440p doesn't work with the PS5 and this TV.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

The Samsung Q60D is a 60Hz TV, so it only supports 4k @ 60Hz on the Xbox Series X|S. It has Auto Low Latency Mode, so it'll automatically switch to Game Mode when the TV detects a game console as its input device, which gives you the lowest possible input lag for games. Unfortunately, when the Xbox is set to 1440p, you're locked out of ALLM and HDR.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
Yes
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

The TV is limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth on all three ports.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 3
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 0
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC/eARC Port
eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT
Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD MA
No
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
No
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream)
7.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1
No
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1
No

The TV has eARC support, which allows it to pass uncompressed high-quality audio from a connected source to your home theater system or soundbar. Unfortunately, it doesn't support any DTS formats commonly used on Blu-rays.

Sound Quality
6.0
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
142.54 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
2.99 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.01 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.34 dB
Max
85.9 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.76 dB

The TV's frequency response is mediocre. Like most TVs, bass is pretty much non-existent. The sound is well-balanced at moderate listening levels, so the dialogue is clear, but it sounds progressively worse as the volume increases. Since the TV doesn't get very loud, it's best suited for a quiet environment.

6.7
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.203
Weighted THD @ Max
0.505
IMD @ 80
5.17%
IMD @ Max
11.79%

The TV's distortion performance is okay. Distortion is audible near and at max volume, so you need to listen at lower volume levels for clean audio.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Tizen
Version 2024 (with reduced features)
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
3 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
3 s
Advanced Options
Many

The TV comes with the 2024 version of Samsung's proprietary Tizen OS but has a reduced feature set compared to more expensive models, so you don't get features like TV to Mobile or Ambient Mode+. Still, it's fast and easy to use and supports Samsung's popular Multi View feature.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

Like most TVs, there are ads on the home screen. You can't disable them completely, although you can turn off targeted ads.

8.5
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

Samsung's app store has all of the most common streaming services, so it's easy to find your favorite content. It also includes a great selection of additional apps.

8.5
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Small
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
Yes
Remote App Samsung SmartThings

The Samsung Q60D comes with the same minimalistic remote as the 2023 Samsung Q60C QLED. The remote has a rechargeable battery that can be charged via USB-C or solar power. It has buttons for popular streaming services, and the voice control gives you access to Bixby and Alexa. You can ask it to change settings, switch inputs, and answer basic questions, but it can't search for content within apps.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button underneath the Samsung branding on the right side of the TV, allowing you to turn the TV on/off, change channels, adjust the volume, and select inputs.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote control
  • Power cable
  • Clip for cable management
  • User guides

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 41 W
Power Consumption (Max) 129 W
Firmware 1045