January 30, 2013 by Grant Clauser
You only have a few days left to pick up a new TV for the Super Bowl. What should you get? We have some tips and picks for you?
When buying a new TV with the intention of impressing friends at game day parties, size is one of the major considerations. That’s why the selection given here are all the biggest (well, mostly) TVs you can reasonably expect to find.
What about technology? With Mitsubishi’s exit from the rear projection TV business last year, your choices are down to plasma and LCD. Of those two, I generally believe plasma offers the best picture, but the best LED LCD TVs look good enough that display technology might not need to be your top criteria. We also love the idea of OLED, but for now it’s just an idea—no OLED TVs are available for you to take home this week.
Smart features? Yes, those can be great, so a TV that integrates apps and streaming well might factor heavily in your decisions. Does the TV include sports apps? Social media apps (because you’re more likely to need Facebook and Twitter during a game than Netflix). Can you video Skype with friends while the game plays?
Check out this selection of the biggest and coolest TVs on the market now. Move fast, because the new line up of models is coming soon, so this might be the best time to get a good deal.
For tips on getting your home theater ready for game day, read this.
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Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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