Super Bowl viewing: Picking the right TV

The Big Game

(NBC News) – Super Bowl weekend is a prime time to find deals if you’re shopping for a new television.

More shoppers are picking TVs that are 65 inches or larger.

If you’re planning to upgrade 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 for the game.

“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,” says Consumer Reports’ Jim Willcox.

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

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

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