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Super Bowl TV Buying Tips

By January 13, 2014

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Looking for a new TV for the Super Bowl? If so, check out some possibilities featured in my top picks lists for 40-inch and larger LED/LCD TVs (including 80 and 90-inch sets from Sharp), as well as some great Plasma TVs (from Samsung and LG).

Also, there are additional TV options available this year, 4K Ultra HD and OLED. The 4K Ultra HD TVs currently available all used LED/LCD technology as a foundation, but what make them different is that they provide a much higher 4K display resolution capability. Although the Super Bowl will not be broadcast at that resolution, all 4K Ultra HD TVs have 4K upscaling capability, enabling viewers to experience more pereceived detail from current High Definition signal sources, including those supplied. from broadcast, cable, and satellite TV. 4K Ultra HD TVs curently range in size from 39 to 85-inches (check out my listing).

In addition, the other new hi-tech TVs available are the OLED TVs currently available in a very limited supply from LG and Samsung. The current offerings don't provide 4K resolution display capability, but do display the best 1080p image you can find on an HDTV. With the ability to display absolute black, and almost perfect color, LED/LCDs look "pale" by comparison.

However, before you head out to the store, be sure to check out what you need to know before buying any type of TV.

Also, if you are considering a new TV for the Super Bowl, go into your purchase with the intention of keeping the set after the big game - as some retailers have restrictive return policies or restocking fees this time of year due to the increase of those that buy a TV with the intention of returning it. Make sure you understand your local store return policies.

In addition, be sure to read my companion article: How To Set Up Your Home Theater System for a High-Definition Super Bowl. The first portion of the article covers some of the same TV tips outlined in this post, but goes into further detail on how to set up your TV and audio system for the big game. .

Super Bowl Sunday this year, February 2, 2014, will be here before you know it!

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