- Less than $1000
- 60" 4K screen
- Nice black colors
- 120Hz refresh rate would be ideal (I game on my PC, mostly single player games like Fallout and Assassin's Creed)
Based on my findings, it looks like the Vizio M60-C3 would fit the bill very nicely. It's on sale for $949.99, it was rated very highly on rtings.com for contrast and black levels, it supports 1080p at 120Hz, and it's rated well overall by rtings.com as well as user reviews online. The only downsides I could find were regarding motion blur and lack of HDR 4:4:4; honestly, I don't know if I would notice the difference between 4:4:4 and 4:2:0 anyway.
While researching, I've found the Vizio D58u-D3 for almost $300 less than the M60 at just $679.99. The contrast ratio on the D58u is either 2m:1 or 5m:1 versus 20m:1 on the M60; the actual refresh rate is 60Hz vs 120Hz; the Clear Action rating is 240 vs 720; and the amount of backlit zones are 16 on the D58u vs 32 on the M60. The 2" difference in the D58u would be worth saving almost $300.
I need help determining whether or not the sacrifices on the D58u are worth the $300 difference compared to the M60. I think my biggest concerns are the contrast ratios and the zones, which would seem to affect contrast. I'm leaning towards the M60 because it seems like it'll give me everything I'm looking for, but the D58u seems like a great value and might be able to fit my needs just fine.
Would the average person be able to tell the difference between a 5m:1 contrast ratio compared to 20m:1? Do the Clear Action numbers really make a difference? (That one seems to vary from person to person from what I've read.) Can you really tell the difference between 60 FPS and 120 FPS - can the human eye even catch that much detail?
If anyone has experience with these two specific models or might have another suggestion that I should check out, please let me know. Thanks.