Supersize your screen for the big game

If you're planning to buy an HDTV to watch the big game between New England and New York, do yourself a favor and get something big.

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If you're planning to buy an HDTV to watch the big game between New England and New York, do yourself a favor and get something BIG.

Football looks best in high-def that's blown up monster-size. We've selected a few of the biggest HDTVs we've reviewed in the last year--call 'em our offensive line--and picked the best for you to size up. When a 50-incher is small, you know you're in the pros.

Though you can spend as little as a grand on a 60-incher, we'd recommend digging a bit deeper for the improvements in picture quality. There's also a couple of tips for getting thebest TV for your living space here. A TV's for life, not just for the holidays.

Panasonic TC-P65VT30 (65-inch)
Superb all-around picture quality, anchored by the deepest plasma black levels of the year, make the Panasonic TC-PVT30 series one of the the best-performing TVs we've tested in 2011. "="" rel="follow">Read the full review.

Sharp Elite PRO-60X5FD (60-inch)
The pricey Sharp Elite LED-based LCD produces the best overall picture quality of any TV we've reviewed since 2008. Read the full review.

Samsung PN64D7000 (64-inch)
With picture quality on par with the best TVs we've ever tested, the Samsung PND7000 plasma represents an excellent value for videophiles who don't demand to own the top of the line. Read the full review.

Sony Bravia KDL-60EX720 (60-inch)
The picture quality of Sony's KDL-EX720 shows some flaws, but its efficiency, design, and well-stocked feature list will win plenty of converts.Read the full review.

Panasonic TC-P65ST30 (46-inch)
If you can live with its homely design, the excellent picture quality and feature set of the Panasonic TC-PST30 series combine to make it one of the best plasma TV values available.Read the full review.

Looking for specs and more information? Compare these TVs head-to-head. Click through to the reviews for additional screen sizes.

Only TVs we've actually reviewed made the list, but if you have an alternate to suggest, leave a comment.