The 5 Best 60-inch TVs of 2020

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The Rundown
"If you don’t mind spending extra for a seriously dazzling and perk-packed TV, then you can’t do much better than the Sony X900H 65-inch 4K TV right now."
"This TV offers one of the best smart TV experiences today."
"This TU-8300 65-inch model is for anyone who wants to bring some curve appeal into their home theater setup."
"The TCL 8 Series 4K HDR is one of the top options around for a Roku interface."

Most living rooms and home theaters are best suited to 60-inch TVs. This size class is the perfect choice for mid-range rooms, giving you plenty of viewing area without feeling overwhelming. You can choose from either a traditional flat screen or opt for a curved TV, which is designed to reduce glare from ambient light and provide better color volume at extreme viewing angles. Many 60-inch TVs come packaged with a voice-enabled remote or integrated microphones so you can use your favorite virtual assistant for hands-free controls over your new TV and its connected devices. Sony has begun offering models with integrated game modes optimized for use with the PlayStation 4 Pro and new PlayStation 5, letting you take full advantage of your console's graphics capabilities and make the latest triple-A and indie titles look their best. Others, like LG, offer cutting edge OLED screen technology to produce the most lifelike pictures available for home theaters, creating the ultimate viewing experience. 

Samsung offers awesome features like object tracking sound for virtual 3D audio, dual LED panels for better color ranges, and even their own voice assistant, Bixby, to give you hands-free controls without needing to buy an external smart speaker. Brands like TCL and Insignia have offered themselves up as more budget-friendly options to the bigger brands, balancing a lower price with essential features like 4K resolution and a suite of preloaded, popular apps like Netflix. If you'd like to create a total home theater, you'll want to invest in a 60-inch TV that offers Bluetooth connectivity or an HDMI ARC connection so you can set up sound bars, speakers, and subwoofers to have rich, room-filling sound to compliment your new TV's picture quality. Check out our top five picks below, where we've broken down their features, to see which 60-inch TV is the best choice for you.  

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Best Overall: Sony X900H LED 4K TV

What We Like
  • Bold 4K HDR image

  • Android TV interface

  • Dolby Atmos + Dolby Vision support

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

  • No HDR10+

If you don’t mind spending extra for a seriously dazzling and perk-packed TV, then you can’t do much better than the Sony X900H 65-inch 4K TV right now. Sony’s sets are typically pricier than most, but the differences shine through once you see the screen in motion. At 4K resolution with Dolby Vision HDR support, Sony’s TRILUMINOS display and X-Motion Clarity technology ensure that everything looks crisp and smooth, whether you’re watching TV, a movie, or playing games. And yes, it’s naturally well suited for the upcoming PlayStation 5.

It’s also loaded with extra features, such as Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility for mirroring your smartphone or tablet display, and it uses the stellar Android TV interface that holds the key to loads of streaming video apps. It also supports Dolby Atmos for truly enveloping surround sound.

Best Smart TV: Samsung 58-inch QLED Q60T Series

What We Like
  • Updated OS

  • Multi-view

  • Built-in voice controls

What We Don't Like
  • No Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos

Smart TVs provide access to top streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, and more, saving you the hassle and expense of adding a set-top box or similar device. Samsung’s new Q60T 65-inch 4K QLED TV offers one of the best smart TV experiences today, with the Tizen OS-based interface looking clean and crisp while pointing the way towards all kinds of streaming media apps.

This Samsung set has an updated 4K Lite processor that relies on artificial intelligence smarts to help upscale non-4K resolution content and optimize your picture settings. Also, a multi-view feature will display a movie or TV show while also mirroring content from your phone or tablet screen, letting you keep tabs on sports scores, news headlines, or whatever else all the while. Meanwhile, the voice control provides access to Amazon’s Alexa, Samsung’s Bixby, and the Google Assistant, and you can also use it to control other SmartThings-enabled smart devices in your home.

Best Curved TV: Samsung TU-8300 Curved 65-inch 4K TV

What We Like
  • Unique curved design

  • Crisp 4K panel

What We Don't Like
  • Viewing angle quirks

  • HDR impact is modest

Curved televisions didn’t catch on in a big way, but Samsung still has a couple of models for anyone who wants to bring some curve appeal into their home theater setup. This TU-8300 65-inch model is the 2020 version of last year’s RU7300, which we reviewed in the smaller 55-inch incarnation.

Samsung’s design has a bit more spunk than a lot of sub-$1000 4K sets, although to be honest, the curved panel doesn’t seem to make a significant difference when it comes to the so-called immersiveness of the viewing experience. If anything, it limits viewing angles and adds some quirks when it comes to reflecting light. That said, it is distinctive, and while HDR didn’t seem to make a big impact on the 2019 model, the 4K clarity really shined through. The 2020 edition has some new perks, too, such as Ambient Mode+ which mimics the wall or surface behind it when idle, and a remote access feature to mirror your computer screen.

Best Roku TV: TLC 65” 8 Series 4K Roku TV

What We Like
  • Excellent image quality

  • Distinctive design

  • Gets super bright

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

  • Just short of OLED quality

  • No Bluetooth

If you’re keen on the Roku interface, whether from a previous smart set or one of Roku’s own boxes or streaming sticks, then the TCL 8 Series 4K HDR is one of the top options around. It delivers one of the best pictures you’ll find on a 4K LCD panel, nearly matching OLED panels on black levels and contrast. It’s pricier than TCL’s other sets, but you’ll see the benefits with your very eyes with a super-bright screen thanks to thousands of tiny LED lights.

The TCL 8 Series 4K HDR has a premium design with an appealingly unique stand, and the simple Roku interface is smooth and easy to navigate with loads of streaming services available to download to the set. It lacks Bluetooth connectivity support, but plenty of other expected perks are here in the mix, including Dolby Atmos support and compatibility with both Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant.

Best Budget: Insignia Insignia NS-65DF710NA21 65-Inch 4k Fire TV

What We Like
  • App access buttons on remote

  • Alexa Skills

  • Under $450

What We Don't Like
  • No Bluetooth

  • No Screen Mirroring

For more budget-conscious shoppers, the Insignia 65-Inch Fire TV is a great way to upgrade your home theater without emptying your wallet. It uses the Fire TV platform to give you instant access to apps like Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu right out of the box; the remote also features fast-access buttons for popular apps so you can easily switch between them without needing to navigate pesky menus. The voice-enabled remote uses Alexa voice controls to give you hands-free use of your TV and connected devices, and if you connect the TV to a smart speaker, you can have truly hands-free control. 

Dual band Wi-Fi connectivity lets you download other apps for more entertainment as well as Alexa Skills to help turn your new TV into the ultimate entertainment hub. And just because this TV is more budget friendly, that doesn't mean it skimps out on picture quality. With 4K UHD resolution and HDR support, everything from the hottest blockbuster films to classic TV shows look amazing.

Final Verdict

The Sony X900H provides plenty of cool features to upgrade your home theater or for your first smart TV. It's optimized for the PS4 Pro and PS5, so you can take advantage of current gen graphics quality. With Chromecast and AirPlay 2 compatibility, you can stream videos, music, and more from your Android and iOS mobile devices for more ways to entertain friends and family. For customers looking to stay within a reasonable budget, the Insignia Fire TV is an excellent option. It retails under $450, meaning you won't have to empty your wallet to get a great 4K TV. The Fire TV platform means you'll get Alexa voice controls built in and a suite of preloaded streaming apps to get you started with your latest binge watch session.

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What to Look for in a 60-inch TV

Size - It’s not only the size of the screen that’s important, as well as what you plan to do with it—but also the space you’re putting it in. Keep in mind where you plan to mount or place the TV, whether it’s on a wall or a stand, as well as how far away you’ll typically be sitting from it. A 60-inch 4K screen is ideal if you will be sitting around 7.5 feet away, as a good rule of thumb is 1.0-1.5x the size of the screen itself.

Display Type - OLED panels are widely considered the best due to their deep black levels and impeccable contrast, but those are usually found on the priciest of sets. Some QLED screens come close, though. Ultimately, there’s a lot of variance in screen quality across brands and price levels when it comes to aspects like brightness, contrast, and impact of high dynamic range (HDR) functionality.

Smart TV - Nearly any TV you buy today will have smart functionality built-in, which means you can access streaming video apps directly from the TV via an internet connection. There are many different interfaces, from Android TV to Tizen and Roku, and all will have the heavy hitters like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ available. Beyond that, some of the less-mainstream apps could be missing from certain platforms.