Super Bowl 2021 is right around the corner, and although you might have heard that this year’s big game isn’t being broadcast in 4K, there are still good reasons to get a 4K TV for the event. Many 4K TVs have the ability to upscale content, where video which arrives at a lower resolution is processed by the TV so it can be displayed in 4K — and all this happens in real time! So even when you receive a signal in Full HD, you can still enjoy the appearance of a 4K picture, as long as your TV supports upscaling. Make the game look even better with the newest TV technology!
For the best experience, you’ll want a TV that supports 4K and which comes with a powerful processor for that upscaling. The good news is, there are plenty of options on the market that meet these criteria, like our top pick for a Super Bowl TV deal: The 65-inch LG NanoCell 4K TV, available at Walmart for over $300 off, bringing the price down to $897. It has a beautiful, colorful display, support for 4K, smart software, and an Alpha7 Gen 3 Processor for that all-important 4K upscaling.
Those after something more high-end ought to turn their attention to the 75-inch Samsung Q90T. It’s what’s known as a QLED 4K TV. In a nutshell, this means it operates at a higher brightness and has access to a larger color spectrum than standard LED TVs, resulting in more vibrant, vivid visuals. But this next-level viewing power doesn’t come cheap. The 65-inch TCL Roku QLED TV is in the discount bin at Walmart for $877, down $423 from the standard $1,300. It’s a great deal, but the hardware is overkill for most.
The fact of the matter is if you’re using the Super Bowl as an excuse to trade in the aging HDTV at the center of your entertainment setup for something a bit more in line with the times, then you need look no further than the excellent yet affordable 65-inch Sony KD65X750H. It will be a monumental step up, with the difference in viewing quality being as clear as night and day. However, if you’re after the best home viewing experience you can afford, then it will need to be the Samsung Q60R or one of the various other QLEDs or OLEDs on the list.
As we said earlier, we’ve only selected TVs we know are a fantastic fit for the Super Bowl and have the chops to see you through day-to-day life, be it tuning into the latest must-see show on Netflix after work or the next major sporting event after Super Bowl LV is over. If you’re struggling to make a decision, just take a look through and select the television that’s the size you’re after and falls into your budget. We think it’s safe to say you’ll be impressed with what arrives at your door ahead of the big day this weekend.
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