Top TVs For Football Season

If you're a football fan, it's time to admit that it's hard to watch a big game on a small TV. Thankfully, larger-sized TVs continue to drop in price. A quick look at our just-published TV Ratings (available to subscribers) shows that you can now get a 60-inch set with very good or even excellent high-definition picture quality for as little as $1,000.

Sure, the flagship models from the major brands tend to top our Ratings—but they typically carry defensive-lineman-sized price tags, and are often loaded with features you may not want and will never use. If you're watching your budget, consider a model in the middle of a company's lineup to get a nice balance of performance, features, and price.

Here are a few things to consider. Plasma TVs make great sports-watching sets thanks to virtually unlimited viewing angles and an ability to handle fast action without blurring. But plasma sets tend to be dimmer than LED/LCD TVs, and don't handle very bright rooms as well. 

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