You’ve bought your jersey, fired up your grill and invited your friends. Now there’s just one thing left to do before you host the hottest football viewing party on the block: Upgrade your entertainment center.
Whether you’re rooting for Denver or Carolina, you might enjoy the game a little better in front of a brand-new TV. We’ve rounded up a selection of highly reviewed TVs with prices that will have you celebrating like you’re in the end zone.
The magic number at Wal-Mart is 50. The discount superstore has taken hundreds of dollars off a selection of 50-inch or larger TVs.
Take a look at these savings:
— Samsung 50-inch 4K Ultra HD LED Smart HDTV for $698 (list price of $1,349)
— Vizio 50-inch 4K Ultra HD LED Smart HDTV for $598 (regularly $728)
— LG 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart HDTV for $698 (list price of $899.99)
If you’re looking for something not quite as commanding, you can also find a selection of smaller screens for sale. All of these deals will be available through Feb. 7, while supplies last.
Enjoying the hallmark game of your favorite sport doesn’t have to be expensive. Amazon has a ton of deals; just remember to order with enough time for your new set to be delivered before kickoff.
Score big with these discounts:
— LG Electronics 49-inch LED TV for $417.04 (list price of $649.99)
— Vizio 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $628.99 (list price of $799.99)
— Sony 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 3-D Smart LED TV for $1,998 plus free delivery (list price of $3,499.99)
Best Buy is gearing up for football’s prime event with an incentive for those who will be watching the game from home.
The store has slashed prices on select HDTVs by up to 25 percent and certain LG TVs by up to 30 percent. Plus, you can score free shipping on orders of $35 and up. And as an added reason to go bigger, the store is offering free delivery for purchases of TVs 51 inches or larger.
Here are our picks for some of the best options in all sizes:
— Sony Bravia 48-inch LED Smart HDTV for $499.99 (regularly $599.99)
— Sharp 50-inch LED Smart HDTV Roku TV for $399.99 (regularly $499.99)
— Samsung 60-inch Class LED Smart 3-D 4K Ultra HDTV for $999.99 (regularly $1,799.99)
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There are plenty of other retailers with savings inspired by the big game. Consider taking advantage of the freebies and coupon offers at some of your favorite stores.
For example, use promo code PLAYOFFS through Feb. 6 to take up to $500 off your total purchase at HHGregg. (Some exclusions apply, and the discount amount will vary based on how much you spend.)
Things to Remember
So what makes a TV deal truly great? Regardless of where you shop, these are the TV-buying tips you should follow to score a touchdown with your purchase:
— Screen size. Before you buy, determine the screen size you want. This will depend on the available room, in both your home and your budget. Generally, the larger the screen, the higher the price tag. Also keep in mind that a larger screen would work best in a bigger-size room.
— Resolution. Check the product specs for a TV’s resolution. This is usually expressed as a number like 1080p or 2160p. Higher numbers reflect a greater number of pixels, which in turn result in a better quality picture.
— Refresh rate. Ever get confused by the 60Hz or 120Hz on the back of a TV box? That’s the refresh rate, expressed in hertz. It’s a measure of how frequently the TV image is refreshed. Many TV experts believe either of these hertz levels are sufficient.
— Inputs. Check for the number of HDMI inputs a TV has before settling on it. The more the better, so you’ll have plenty of room to plug in peripherals such as your Blu-ray player and cable box.
— Price. Compare prices across retailers to find the best deal, and don’t be afraid to ask a store to match a competitor’s price. Factor in things such as shipping costs and delivery rates when picking the best TV for you.
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