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If you’ve been waiting for a steal on a new TV, there are now plenty to pick from, according to Consumer Reports.
The nonprofit consumer watchdog recently published a list of 10 of the best bargains for a Super Bowl TV.
The list is the result of a review of all TVs rated by Consumer Reports. It includes models that “offer big-game-quality performance” and “very good or excellent high-definition picture quality” for as little as $300 and no more than $1,300.
We chose to highlight three of the least expensive models — two of the cheapest overall, and the cheapest “4K” model of the bunch that is available online.
Insignia NS-43D420NA16 HDTV
Consumer Reports calls this 43-inch model from a Best Buy house brand “a bare-bones TV” but notes that it “delivers on the basics: very good high-definition picture quality, plus a wider-than-average viewing angle.”
And priced as of Monday at $279.99 — which is $50 off the retail price — it’s by far the cheapest bargain on Consumer Reports’ list.
This 48-inch smart TV is part of Vizio’s entry-level E series, but Consumer Reports notes:
[It] delivers excellent high-definition picture quality and a wider-than-average viewing angle. It has a lot of features for the money, including the company’s smart TV service.
One drawback is sound quality, which is only fair, but that can be remedied by adding a sound-bar speaker.
As of Monday, this model could be found for less than the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $479.99 at:
If you’re after the best-quality resolution, known as “4K” technology, consider this 55-inch smart TV.
Consumer Reports praises it for:
- Excellent high-definition picture quality
- A full-array LED backlight with zones that can be locally dimmed, meaning that some areas of the screen can be darkened while others remain lit, helping improve contrast
- [Doing] a good job of handling motion blur
- A lot of features for the price, making it an ideal Super Bowl TV
As of Monday, this model could be found for less than the MSRP of $849.99 at:
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