Best TVs for watching the big game
You're all geared up for the big game. You've got the snacks, the beer and the guest list. But what are you going to watch it on? If there's ever an excuse to buy a new state-of-the-art TV, this is it.
Want another excuse? TV prices are at their lowest levels early in the year, when retailers try to get rid of 2018 inventory to make way for 2019 models.
So which TV should you invest in? Let's take a look.
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Samsung Q9 Series
One of our more luxurious picks, the Samsung Q9 "has the best overall picture quality of any non-OLED TV I've reviewed, with exceedingly bright highlights, inky black levels with minimal blooming and best-in-class off-angle and bright room performance."
Samsung Q9: Amazing picture, hidden wires
All of the Q9's inputs are handled by the included Samsung One Connect box, seen here, which connects to the TV via one thin fiber-optic cord.
This way, the action on your QLED will be the focus of your Super Bowl party, and not the mess of wires behind it.
If you value the Sony name and are willing to pay a premium for it, check out this Bravia that has, per David Katzmaier, "excellent image quality, with deep black levels, accurate color, solid video processing and very good high dynamic range performance."
Sony XBR-X900F: Sleek and stylish (and expensive)
With its minimalist frame and sleek design, this Sony Bravia looks as good powered down as it does when it's on. But, while it's a beautiful TV, there are better buys out there (with better streaming interfaces).
TCL 4 Series Roku TV: A stellar smart TV interface
This TV is also ideal if you plan to stream Super Bowl 53 because of its smart TV features via Roku.
TCL 6 Series Roku TV
TCL 6 Series: Best-in-class streaming, too
Beyond image quality, Katzmaier loves the TCL 6 Series because it has the simple, best-in-class Roku TV interface built-in.
Vizio E-Series (2018)
Thanks to its local dimming -- there are 10 dimming zones on the 55-inch and 12 on the 65- and 70-inch versions -- the Vizio E-Series delivers superior contrast and black levels.
You can get a 65-inch Vizio E-Series from Dell for $649.
Vizio E-Series: The best picture quality in a budget TV
"The ridiculously cheap Vizio E-Series offers the best image quality available in this price range," David Katzmaier wrote in his CNET review, though the TV's exterior has a dated look.
Vizio M-Series: Minimalist style, major picture quality
Sure, the Vizio M-Series has "excellent overall image quality, with deep black levels, plenty of brightness, rich contrast and accurate color," and it plays well with Alexa and Google Assistant. But you're likely to be happier with the TCL 6 series.
Vizio P-Series Quantum
Vizio makes a great TV, and the P-Series Quantum -- thanks to its quantum dots, wide color gamut and incredible brightness -- is "hands down Vizio's best TV ever, and one of the best-performing LCD TVs I've ever tested from any brand," Katzmaier said.
You can get the 65-inch model at Dell for $1,599.99, delivered.
Vizio P-Series Quantum: The best non-OLED you can get
Yes, you'll get a better picture out of a more-expensive OLED TV. But if you can't afford the expense of one, "the Vizio P-Series Quantum is the closest you'll get to picture quality perfection."