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Best TV for Super Bowl 2024: Screens to Upgrade Your Game

The biggest sporting event of the year calls for a big screen. Here are some of the best TVs for watching the Super Bowl, and sports in general, at 65 inches and up.

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David Katzmaier Editorial Director -- Personal Tech
David reviews TVs and leads the Personal Tech team at CNET, covering mobile, software, computing, streaming and home entertainment. We provide helpful, expert reviews, advice and videos on what gadget or service to buy and how to get the most out of it.
Expertise A 20-year CNET veteran, David has been reviewing TVs since the days of CRT, rear-projection and plasma. Prior to CNET he worked at Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. He is known to two people on Twitter as the Cormac McCarthy of consumer electronics. Credentials
  • Although still awaiting his Oscar for Best Picture Reviewer, David does hold certifications from the Imaging Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology on display calibration and evaluation.
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Bella covers TVs and home entertainment technology for CNET. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University, where she was editor-in-chief of the independent student newspaper, The Lantern. She recently earned a master's degree in investigative reporting from Columbia Journalism School. When she's not writing, Bella can be found at the dog park with her rescue pup, Wilson.
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$1,098 at Amazon
TCL 65QM850G TV
TCL QM8
Best overall TV
$1,299 at Walmart
LG C2 OLED TV in a bright room on a wooden TV stand
LG OLED C3
Best high-end TV
$368 at Walmart
TCL 4 Series Roku TV on a stand
TCL 4-Series
Best budget smart TV
$1,478 at Amazon
The Samsung QN90B QLED TV sits on a wooden tabletop stand.
Samsung QN90B
Best high-end TV that's not an OLED
$600 at Best Buy
Roku TV
Roku Plus Series
Best midpriced smart TV system

The Super Bowl is almost here. The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will compete for the NFL title on Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. If the rest of the playoffs were any indication, this matchup looks like it could be an all-time classic. 

A game this exciting should have a TV that's up to the task. Here are the best TVs we've reviewed for football and other sports and they also happen to be the best TVs we've reviewed. Unless otherwise noted, we're linking to the 65-inch model, but most of them are available in smaller and larger (up to 85-inch) sizes as well.

Read more: Super Bowl TV Deals: Upgrade Your Screen for Hundreds Less Ahead of Game Day

TCL 65QM850G TV
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TCL has topped our list of the best TVs for the last few years but the QM8 is something different, and even better than before. In my comparison tests it stood out with superior brightness and impact while still maintaining excellent contrast -- a combination no other TV could match at this price. The key is mini-LED tech and well-implemented full-array local dimming. It also has a sleek design with a center-mount stand. The operating system is Google TV, which I don't like as much as Roku TV, but it's still a solid smart TV. This model replaces the TCL 6-Series Roku TV from last year.

LG C2 OLED TV in a bright room on a wooden TV stand
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The C3 represents better picture quality than any non-OLED TV on this list at a price that's definitely higher, but still not stratospheric. Its perfect black levels, unbeatable contrast and superb off-angle viewing kept it a notch above the mini-LED models in my comparison tests, and while its overall brightness isn't quite as impressive, it's still an incredible performer in all kinds of room lighting. The C3 is also one of the lightest TVs we've ever reviewed thanks to its carbon-fiber construction; the 65-inch version weighs just 37 pounds with its stand.

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TCL 4 Series Roku TV on a stand
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The picture quality of the TCL 4-Series Roku TV won't match any of the other TVs on this list, and was a step behind the Vizio V-Series in our budget TV test, but the differences between the two are slight enough that you'd really have to have them set up side by side to notice anything at all. The main reason we like this model over competing budget TVs is its Roku smart TV system, which is simpler to use than Google TV, Fire TV or the systems used by LG or Samsung.

The Samsung QN90B QLED TV sits on a wooden tabletop stand.
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Sizes 43-, 50-, 55-, 65-, 75-, 85-inchTV Technology QLED with Mini-LEDSmart TV Yes (Tizen)Resolution 4KHDMI Ports 4

Looking for a high-end TV with spectacular image quality, but don't want an OLED? The Samsung QN90B is your best bet. This TV uses QLED TV tech augmented by mini-LED for a brighter image than any OLED TV. The spectacular contrast of OLED still won out in our side-by-side tests, but the QN90B QLED screen comes closer than ever.

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

Competition among TVs in the middle pricing band is heating up, and the Plus Series is the latest entrant. Unlike the TCL Roku TVs higher on this list, this one is all Roku, with no other brands on board. It adds a couple of step-up extras, including QLED and full-array local dimming, which help deliver a better picture than the TCL 4-Series, for example. It's not as impressive as the Vizio MQX, since it lacks 120Hz for gaming and has worse picture quality overall. If you value those extras, then the Vizio is worth saving for, but if not the Roku Plus Series is a very good value.

Vizio V-Series on a TV stand
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Vizio V-Series

Best budget TV for picture quality

When we compared the best budget TVs side-by-side, the picture quality of Vizio's V-Series clearly emerged as the leader of the pack. The Vizio offered the most balanced and accurate picture during our comparisons, and it comes with some useful extras such as Dolby Vision support, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth compatibility and a variable refresh rate for potentially smoother gaming. The biggest downside of the Vizio is its smart TV platform, Vizio SmartCast. It's crowded, slow and littered with ads for platforms such as Tubi and Kidoodle TV. Even when you factor in the cost of adding a new streaming device, the V-Series remains the best overall entry-level TV that we tested.

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