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March Madness TV Deals: Upgrade Your Screen Before the Championship Game

The championship and these TV bargains are still up for grabs. Take advantage of slam dunk TV deals while you still can.

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March Madness has reached the Final Four leading into the championship game. Fans of both the men's NCAA tournament and the women's tournament have had an exciting time of it so far, but for folks lacking tickets to the final showdown, there's still time to do the next best thing and improve your view of the court. Overhaul your entertainment space with some great TVs that are loaded with features to help you make the most of game day. Our favorite picks are below, and we've tried to cover a number of sizes and budgets to fit a variety of needs.

Read more: Stream All of March Madness This Year

From massive screens to OLED displays and bargain buys, we've gathered the best TV deals to help you upgrade without going out-of-bounds on your budget. Any of these options will be a slam dunk for your living room. We'll keep updating this list as the championship comes to a close. And be sure to snag a discounted Max subscription to catch the final games of the tournament.

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A slight upgrade on the U7 above, this U8 model has a 75-inch 4K display, Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR 10 Plus, HLG and Dolby Atmos. With a total of five speakers, 1,500 nits of brightness and a 144Hz refresh rate, this TV is a solid option. And it features the Google TV platform.


This OLED model sports HDR 10, HLG, Dolby Vision and DTS Digital Surround, along with a 120Hz refresh rate. It also has Google Assistant and Alexa built-in for hands-free control. If you plan to use a PS5 with this TV when you're not enjoying basketball, you'll get auto HDR tone-mapping for vibrant game play. 


CNET's top pick for the best overall TV is the TCL QM8. It has a bright screen with excellent contrast, as well as full-array local dimming. It uses Google's TV platform and is relatively affordable, especially right now, as Amazon has slashed the price of the 75-inch model by 48%. 


If you're wanting to score a solid deal on an OLED model, this TV is worth considering. It has a massive 77-inch OLED display, along with 4K resolution, HDR 10 Plus and a 120Hz refresh rate. Plus, installation is included for free.


This Q80C model sports a mammoth 85-inch direct full array 4K display, along with HDR Plus, Dolby Atmos and Object Tracking Sound Lite, as well as Motion Xcelerator Turbo Plus, which delivers 4K at a 120Hz refresh rate so you can catch the game without lag or blur. 


If you're looking for top-notch image quality, you'll want to splurge on an OLED screen. The LG C3 is the best high-end TV on the market, and right now Best Buy has slashed the price on the mammoth 83-inch model to just $3,500. 

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For less than $500, you can score this 75-inch TV with 4K resolution, Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10, DTS Studio Sound and a 120Hz refresh rate, all of which will give you an immersive experience throughout March Madness. This model uses our favorite user interface, Roku, and it supports Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free control. 

Sizes 55-, 65-, 75-inchTV Technology LED with local dimmingSmart TV Yes (Roku)Resolution 4KHDMI Ports 4

A 65-inch screen is a really good size for most living rooms, and Roku's platform is our favorite interface to use, so this $600 Roku TV is a solid option for anyone looking to upgrade. It has 4K resolution, HDR 10 Plus, Dolby Vision and HLG. It also comes with a hands-free voice remote.


This TV is a modest 55 inches, but that's a decent size for most dens and living rooms, especially if you don't have a lot of space. Additionally, this TV supports 4K, HDR 10, HLG and Dolby Digital Plus, and it has Alexa so you can control it hands-free. 


The 50-inch Vizio V-Series TV may not have the most impressive screen size out there, but it is the best budget TV you can buy, and right now there's a special deal bringing the price to just $223. It boasts Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10 and HLG and will deliver solid picture for the price. 


This TV has a lot of great specs in addition to its 4K resolution. It also sports Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR 10 Plus, HLG, AMD Freesync Premium Pro, a 144Hz refresh rate and 2.1-channel audio. It also has a really large screen and runs the Google TV platform.


Looking for an alternative option? The Halo Plus portable projector has a built-in battery and is our pick for the best 1080p portable projector. Regularly $849, you can save $99 right now at Wellbots.

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