When it comes to televisions, the adage, “Bigger is better” is certainly true. The downside is there is also a point where bigger is too big. For more mainstream homes and apartments, 60 inch is a great all around size.
Big enough to have the large screen experience but still leaves room enough for other furniture in the room. When coupled with a external sound system or even using onboard sound, the television becomes a focal point for all those who enjoy viewing shows and movies.
60 Inches is Just Right
Television have always come in different sizes. Previously, during the CRT era, the largest CRT possible for mainstream use was 31 inches and it was cost prohibitive for most. There were other CRT or tube televisions that were specialized that were larger but not technically open to the public.
The standard size in the early nineties, before the flat screen revolution was 27 inches. Now, televisions can be found all the way up to 240 inches but again, not technically available to the public.
The standard sizes range from 24 inches to 75 inches with the median being the overall standard. Thus for those looking for a large television for homes or apartments, 60 inches offers the best possible ratio of size and affordability, while maintaining the features people expect from a quality television, Great picture, good sound and a host of expandable options.
Since the late nineties, when many manufacturers left the television market, those that were left were forced to compete on a level pricing field and thus changed the focus from price to features as a means of differentiating between the various brands. Of which, is great for the consumer.
Five Great 60 Inch Televisions (2015 Model Year)
Best Large Screen TV under $500
TCL is a worldwide, leading, television manufacturer with a massive, state of the art, production facility in China. They are well known for producing affordable, quality televisions in Asia and have now entered the NA market under their own name.
Previously, they sold under other brands such as RCA and the like. This specific model – TCL Model #50FS3800 Television is a ROKU ready, smart television for a great online, streaming experience.
It has a generous contrast ratio for beautiful colors and a full 1080p resolution for sharp pictures. It has multiple HDMI ports and USB ports and the standard AV suite. Overall, a great 60 inch television for any home.
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Sharp is manufactured by Hisense of China at a plant in Mexico for the NA market. This 60 inch television – Sharp Model #LC-60LE653U Television offers a generous contrast ratio for great coloration and full 1080p resolution for a sharp, crisp picture.
It is a smart television with plenty of applications for streaming and online viewing. The refresh rate is 60Hz before processing and 120Hz after processing.
It has multiple ports including HDMI, USB and AV connectivity. This is a great television for those who are just starting with smart television technology. Affordable and well made, great for dorm rooms, and apartments.
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This specific television model – Vizio Model #E60-C3 Television , is a 60 inch, smart technology television with a high contrast ratio for superb colors and deep, blacks.
Full 1080p resolution offers a crisp picture and the refresh rate is 120Hz native and 240 after processing, so you don’t miss any action. It has three HDMI ports, two USB ports and plenty of AV connectivity for expansion. This is an great, family room television.
Best Smart TV under $1000
Having the second largest market share in North America, LG is well known for quality televisions and other electronics. This television – LG Electronics Model #60LF6100 Television is 60 inches and is the most energy efficient in its class.
A smart television, it comes with a suite of software applications for a great online experience. The contrast ratio is very high for rich colors and deep blacks and the resolution is 1080p for sharp images.
It has multiple connectivity including built in Wi/Fi, HDMI, USB and AV connectivity. This is a top quality television for any home or apartment.
Best 60 Inch TV for the Money
The leading manufacturer for the NA market, this smart, 60 inch, Samsung Television is well liked by users. The Samsung Model #UN60J6200 Television has a 120Hz effective refresh rate and a high contrast ratio for superior coloration in all lighting.
It has a full 1080p resolution for extremely crisp and sharp pictures and the sound is of superb quality. It has two HDMI ports, two USB ports and a host of AV connectivity.
When purchasing a new television, be sure to always place the television according to the optimal placement as outlined in the manual. This ensure the best possible picture quality due to internal room conditions.
Additionally, be sure to have the television stable when placing and make sure that any accidental touching or bumping does not result in the television toppling.
Be sure to prevent cords from being a tripping hazard as well, including any attached gaming systems.
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