Samsung Q60A (LCD)

Samsung Q60A (32" LCD)

Samsung Q60A (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.5
PICTURE QUALITY: Good7.2/10
MOVIES & TV: Fair6.5/10
GAMING: Poor5.6/10
SPORTS: Fair6.5/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.2/10
NEWS & TALK: Good7.3/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.2/10

The Samsung Q60A is a budget-friendly LCD TV with good overall picture quality and performance in bright rooms. It particularly excels in displaying cartoons and animations. However, it has limitations for gaming due to poor responsiveness and for sports content where performance is just fair. This TV may not be ideal for dark room viewing as the picture quality is only fair in those conditions. It offers decent sound quality but lacks great speakers, supports HDR, but with limitations as it does not support Dolby Vision. The TV is suitable for use as a monitor and has a 60Hz screen with three HDMI ports. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Overall picture quality is good
  • Bright room performance is good
  • Good for cartoons and animation
  • Quick response time
Cons
  • Gaming performance is poor
  • Local dimming is limited
  • Subpar sound quality
  • Viewing angle is narrow

Ratings by Category

Cartoons & Animaton:
4.5
The Samsung Q60A is considered very good for watching cartoons and animation because it displays vibrant and accurate colors straight out of the box, which is essential for the vivid and varied hues typically found in animated content. Additionally, its color gamut and color volume are good, ensuring that cartoons will appear with a wide range of colors that are well-represented at different brightness levels.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.1
The Samsung Q60A is a suitable choice for watching news, talk shows, and other TV programs because it has a robust upscaling ability to improve lower-resolution content and displays very good brightness for SDR content, ensuring clear visibility. However, it has limited local dimming and contrast capabilities, which may slightly reduce the depth of dark scenes, and while the colors are fairly accurate out of the box, the color gamut is just average, meaning the range of colors may not be as rich as on higher-end models.
Bright Room:
4.1
The Samsung Q60A LCD TV is good for bright rooms because it has very good SDR brightness, which means it can get bright enough to combat glare during daytime viewing. However, it only has fair reflection handling, which means it might struggle with direct reflections from windows or lamps.
Overall Picture:
4.1
The Samsung Q60A has high contrast and excellent black uniformity, which allow it to display deep blacks and maintain good overall picture quality in dark scenes. The TV also exhibits strong performance in color accuracy out of the box, with a good color gamut and color volume, delivering vibrant and true-to-life colors across a variety of content.
Movies & TV shows:
3.6
The Samsung Q60A (LCD) displays movies and cinematic TV with only fair contrast and limited local dimming, which can affect the depth of black scenes and the overall picture richness. Despite having good colors right out of the box, its viewing angles and gray uniformity are moderate, meaning the picture might not look as uniform or accurate from side angles.
Sports:
3.5
The Samsung Q60A has a poor response time, which can result in motion blur during fast-moving sports scenes. Furthermore, its ability to handle reflections is only fair, meaning it might not perform as well in a bright room where glare could be an issue.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$468
Brand
Samsung
Release Date
March 1, 2021
Full name
QN32Q60A
Screen Size
32"
Screen Resolution
1080P

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Tizen
Sound Quality Score
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5.6/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
3
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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7.3/10
Bright Room Score
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7.2/10
Gaming Score
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5.6/10
Movies & TV Score
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6.6/10
Sports Score
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6.5/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
16.8" x 28.5" x 1.2"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
18.8" x 28.5"
Weight without Stand
11.7 lbs
VESA Mount
100 x 100

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
No
Auto Low Latency Mode
No
Contrast
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7.1/10
Local Dimming
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3/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
20 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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Geoffrey Morrison | June 2021
"The least expensive QLED is a solid choice for Samsung fans. Right out of the gate my eye was drawn to the Samsung. It is bright. The quantum dots let the Q60A produce far deeper, richer colors than the Vizio and TCL"

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