Tuesday, April 1, 2008

HDTVs For Super Bowl Sunday

Bring out the best in the big game with a high-performing HDTV.

It's almost time for Super Bowl XLII, taking place in Arizona this year, and the big game begs to be watched on an equally enormous screen. These days, no Super Bowl party is complete without an HDTV—no matter how stocked the fridge is with beer and snacks. After all, high-definition and sports go hand-in-hand, and there's nothing like taking in the game from your living room with all your best buddies crowded around. With this in mind, we've handpicked HDTVs that provide you with the best viewing angles, so no one misses a touchdown or a fumble. In addition, these sets handle action-packed scenes with flair and keep artifacts and other distracting screen noise at bay. Here are some of the best sports-friendly plasma, LCD, and rear-projection sets for your budget and space. So throw the best Super Bowl party ever—one that they'll be talking about all year—by checking out our reviews below.

JVC LT-42X898JVC LT-42X898
The JVC LT-42X898 offers a detailed picture with standard- and high-definition video sources, good image clarity for video containing fast motion, and excellent video processing.

PRO-150FDPioneer Elite KURO PRO-150FD
With superior image contrast and color quality, effective HD video processing, superb video noise reduction and very wide viewing angles, the 60-inch Pioneer Elite KURO PRO-150FD is one of the best plasma HDTVs we've ever seen.

This 47-inch LCD HDTV delivers impressive viewing angles and effective video processing of standard-definition video. But you may need a pro to adjust the picture to get it up to snuff.

Panasonic TH-42PZ700UPanasonic TH-42PZ700U
Panasonic's 42-inch plasma uses full 1080p resolution and effective video processing to keep its picture clean and sharp.

Mitsubishi WD-65833Mitsubishi WD-65833
Mitsubishi's huge WD-65833 rear-projection TV draws you in with its 65-inch 1080p screen, and keeps you watching with its excellent HD video processing, detailed imagery—some of the most impressive to be had from digital HD sources.

TX-47F430SWestinghouse Digital TX-47F430S
The affordable Westinghouse TX-47F430S offers a generous number of HDMI ports, and its superb HD video processing ensures excellent detail.

Toshiba REGZA 37HL67Toshiba 37HL67 REGZA
The 37-inch Toshiba 37HL67 LCD set delivers a good-looking picture with HD sources, boasts three HDMI ports, has plenty of ways to tweak its picture, and can eliminate overscan of HD video.

Samsung HP-S4273Samsung HP-S4273
Samsung's 42-inch HP-S4273 plasma HDTV offers a good picture, contrast, and useful multimedia functionality. Bargain hunters should put this plasma on their radar screens.


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