Big Game viewing: Picking the right TV

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2019 TVs are wowing viewers with 8k resolution.

Scott Cohen of Samsung says, “TV is one step closer to looking right out your window.”

But while the newest sets are getting hyped, prices on last year’s models are getting slashed, making this a prime time to find deals.

Jim Willcox from Consumer Reports adds, “A lot of people want to have a bigger TV to watch the big game good news we’ve seen prices really fall bigger size sets.”

More consumers are getting TVs that are 65 inches or larger.

Says Cohen, “One thing they don’t do is move their couch back, so they’re sitting closer and closer to these TVs.”

If you’re planning to upgrade without extra room, you may want to invest in a higher resolution 4k set with a wide viewing angle. Tweaking the settings may also help optimize the picture.

Willcox points out, “It sounds probably counter-intuitive but don’t use the sports setting. We think you should put it in movie or cinema mode going to give you a more natural lifelike picture.”

Audio is another consideration. The physics of razor thin displays can limit the built-in sound quality.

Lauren Goode of Wired says, “Look to something like a sound bar that will really enhance the whole audio experience especially when lots of people crowded around the living room.”

On game day, glean the benefits of your new setup by actually looking at it instead of staring at your phone.

Goode adds, “It’s really tempting these days to have your nose buried in your phone, but just keep your head up from time to time enjoy the people you’re with and enjoy the game.”

Maximize the viewing experience with your full attention.

If you you have a new 4k TV and plan to stream the game, check to make sure your streaming device, such as an Apple TV or Amazon Fire Stick is able to handle 4k content.

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