Consumer Reports HDTV Picks for Best Super Bowl Viewing Experience

Are you holding a Super Bowl pregame tailgate party in your driveway this year?

If you are looking to upgrade to an HDTV for this Sunday's Super Bowl, recently announced its top five TV picks for the game. Whether you are waving Terrible Towels or Title Towels at game time, these HDTV sets will bring out the best of the Pittsburgh Steelers' black and gold and the Green Bay Packers' green and gold.

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."

Visit Consumer Reports Electronics Blog to help you become a more knowledgeable consumer. There are 10 great tips that offer valuable insight on navigating through the purchasing process and picking up a super buy. 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

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