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The number one pick, the Panasonic Viera TC-P65VT25, also was a CR top-rated 3D model type. Priced at $4,300, it offers the largest viewing screen at 65 inches. For a lower priced option that delivers comparable quality to the top five, the Sanyo DP 55360, with a MSRP at $1,300, is CR's "budget" selection. Sound quality is fair and an external sound system is suggested to pump it up.
"With prices continuing to fall on televisions with larger screen sizes, this is actually a great time to be looking for a new set," said Jim Willcox, senior editor for electronics at Consumer Reports. "While there are a number of televisions in our TV ratings that are worth considering, the five models we've identified are especially noteworthy for sports fans looking to buy a new set."
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ConsumerReports.org Five TV Picks for the Big Game
(Organized by Model - Screen Size - MSRP)
1. Panasonic Viera TC-P65VT25 - 65" - $4,300
2. Samsung LN60C630 - 60" - $2,000
3. LG Infinia 60PK950 - 60" - $2,000
4. Vizio XVT553SV TruLED - 55" - $1,700
5. Sony Bravia KDL-52NX800 - 52" - $1,990
Source: Consumer Reports