Game day is approaching! Is your television up to the challenge? If you’re in the market for a new TV set before the big day, read on for hot picks worthy of your favorite team’s best plays.
This thin television with its slim frame will lend a modern elegance to your living area, and the game will never have looked better, thanks to LED backlighting, 1080p full HD resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate with Vizio’s Smart Motion technology. The set offers a wide range of functionality, thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and a smart remote with a QWERTY keyboard. It retails for $999.99.
If you want a TV that performs as well as this year’s football champions, consider this set, which CNET gave top ratings for its performance. Not only does it offer 1080p for regular HD viewing, but when you pop on a set of special eyewear, you can enjoy 3D programming in full 1080p. Other handy features are personalized home screens for each member of your family, voice-activated controls and slim side speakers that provide a surround sound effect. The price for this television is $3,199.99
Sony’s Ultra High Definition technology offers four times as many pixels as standard high definition televisions. The 8 million pixels on this 65” TV will deliver a picture like you’ve never seen before. Watch movies through Sony’s 4K Ultra HD Media Player, or watch your normal HD content, which the television can automatically upscale to 4K quality. Wi-Fi is built in, and if you have gamers in your house, they’ll appreciate the SimulView gaming glasses, which allow each player to view his own unique point of view in select PS3 games. Technology doesn’t come cheap, however, as the MSRP on this set is $4,499.99.
If you’re looking for a TV that will organize your viewing, check out this Samsung model. Various interfaces organize your media content, and the television provides you suggestions on what to watch based on your preferences. Thanks to 1080p resolution, Wide Color Enhancer Plus and a Clear Motion Rate of 240, the set will allow you to watch the big game in all its glory. This television sells for $3,099.99.
LG’s Full HD offers double the number of pixels of standard high definition televisions. And with this set, there’s no need to worry that the game’s biggest play will look blurry on your screen, since it’s equipped with 600Hz technology. If picture calibration is necessary, it’s made easy with simple on-screen guides. Power-saving settings help you conserve both energy and money. Get your hands on this plasma television for an MSRP of $799.99.
If you’re looking for a really big screen, this 80” television from Sharp is one to consider. CNET gave the Aquos line high marks for picture quality compared to others in its class. To complement the 4 million: 1 contrast ratio you’ll get with the picture, the set also offers 20W audio with Clear Voice, so the big game will sound as good as it looks. This big screen retails for $3,999.99.
When you want to catch every minute of the action, turn on this television’s ClearScan setting, which ups the refresh rate to 240Hz. Wi-Fi capabilities connect viewers to the cloud, where you can organize your content, manage calendars and stay in touch with friends and family. Gamers will appreciate the special Game Mode that limits controller delay, and parents will like the built-in Gaming Timer. This Toshiba television can be yours for $1,199.99.
Every year, TV technology gets better and better. If you can’t attend the biggest game of the year in person, the top-notch pictures offered on these television sets will be the next best thing to being there.