Some say 2016 Super Bowl TV deals and sales prices are at their best right now, just weeks after the shopping frenzy that came between Black Friday and Christmas Day. Reportedly, retailers are looking to unload leftover models from their stock, and even though new features are hitting TV sets by the day, the 4K HDTVs and Smart TVs are being offered at some great savings. With the big game arriving in about a week or less, many consumers will look to scoop up the biggest and the best set they can find to watch the Broncos and Panthers battle for the title. Which models are good deals right now on the electronics market ahead of the NFL’s big matchup in California?
On a Jan. 30 Wired.com report, they look at some of the huge savings on higher-end model TVs while mentioning that new TVs are being unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that have stunning “brighter brights and inkier blacks” as well as HDR video support. Still, consumers who want one of those top notch 4K or Smart TVs now in as big a size as they can get for their wallet are in luck. Wired notes that Amazon has $1,800 off Samsung 4K SUHD TV sets, with a 55-inch JS9000 model at $2,200. That model features 4K resolution, a curved screen and bright backlight system for HDR video. It may be a bit costly for most wallets, but provides the sort of picture one would only dream of watching Super Bowl ads and the big game itself on.
A slightly lower-priced model is the Sony 55-inch XBR55X900C that is going for just $1,500 at Amazon or Best Buy. The model was originally priced at $2,500 and was a hit at last year’s edition of CES. It has a screen slimmer than an iPhone’s and includes Android TV, meaning viewers not only can use apps but they won’t need to add a streaming device such as the Google Chromecast. For about $500 less, customers can pick up a Vizio 4K 65-inch M series TV at $1,350 or the 60-inch model for just $1,000. It has the backlight system, the local dimming, as well as picture-uniformity and contrast boosting features.
The prices get lower, which will mean sacrificing some quality, or possibly needing to buy an additional streaming device to hook to the TV if it isn’t already “smart.” A 43-inch Insignia NS-43D420NA16 1080p set lacks the smart features but costs just $270 at Best Buy. One TV that is smart and goes for under $300 is the Hisense 40-inch TV, currently selling for just $280 on a variety of sites including Amazon. A TCL Roku 48-inch 1080p TV goes for $350 for those who want a slightly larger viewing screen. For those who want a name brand HDTV, the Vision 48-inch E48-C2 LED LCD TV is going for $428 at Amazon and has all smart features such as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, YouTube and HuluPlus all built-in.
Consumers will need to shop smart and figure out the range of screen sizes that are acceptable, as well as what other features are necessary. If a viewer already has a Roku or other streaming device, purchasing a Smart TV becomes less of a necessity. However, many sets are being created these days with that built-in technology, so if the price is right, it may be worth it. A clean, crisp and vivid picture as well as great sound may be important considerations, as well as the space available to fit the TV in if it’s not being mounted.
Also realize there won’t be any ads touting “Super Bowl savings” on TVs, as many retailers are only allowed to refer to their deals as “Big Game Deals” or savings. That’s because the NFL policies retailers from using the term “Super Bowl” in their advertising, unless they’ve paid up some hefty cash to do so first. Super Bowl Sunday will arrive on Sunday, Feb. 7 with the Broncos vs. Panthers on the menu for television viewers everywhere.