Consumer Reports scores big screens for the big game
Prices lower as new technologies emerge
SAN ANTONIO – Big screens to watch the big game have never been cheaper. You can get a 65-inch 1080p high definition TV for under $1,000. Although Ultra HD TVs are on the market, Consumer Reports says that a 1080p HD set is still a great choice. Plus the game’s not being broadcast in 4K UHD this year.
Consumer Reports tests hundreds of TVs every year and says for a Super Bowl party, a screen that’s 50 inches or bigger is a good size. Also important is a wide viewing angle. This is where an OLED TV comes in handy. Both OLED HD sets and OLED UHD models have unlimited viewing angles. And that means that everyone is going to get a great view of the game no matter where they’re sitting.
You’ll also want a TV that can handle fast motion without blurring. Consumer Reports uses patterns to test how each set performs. Some TVs may be a great deal for the game. But if you want to invest in the latest and greatest, check out an Ultra HD OLED.
The 55-inch HD OLED LG 55EF9500 costs $3,000 and is one of Consumer Reports’ highest-rated TVs. It offers everything you need to make your Super Bowl party a hit. Plus UHD will help future-proof you for when more 4K content becomes available.
If you want an even newer TV, brand-new models will hit store shelves in late February, early March.
Consumer Reports has several recommendations for good deals on big-screen TVs available now.
For a 55-inch HD television, consider:
- Samsung UN55J620D ($800)
- Sony Bravia KDL-55W800C ($800)
For a 65-inch HD television, consider:
- Sony Bravia XBR-65X850C ($1,500)
- Panasonic Viera TC-65CX650U ($1,700)
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