Best TVs for the 2020 Super Bowl – RTINGS.com

Best TVs for the 2020 Super Bowl – RTINGS.com


Hey guys its Ryan from RTINGS.com. The Super Bowl is coming up, and I know a
lot of you out there will be timing your TV upgrade with the big game. It’s a great time to buy, as there are usually
lots of great Super Bowl specials. Here is a pricing over time chart that you
can see indicates good times of year to buy. In this video, well check out which TVs are
the best options for you and your buddies who want to watch the game in style, no matter
your budget. TVs that are good for sports such as football
require good brightness levels, good viewing angles, good uniformity, good response time,
and of course, everyone wants a big screen. We’ll check out which TVs check these boxes
depending on your budget, as well as why these things are important in a good TV for sports. Let’s get right into it! The best budget TV for sports is this, the
LG UM7300. It is available in a large 65 inch size and
checks all the boxes that make for a good sports viewing experience. It gets fairly bright with SDR broadcast content
and does a great job at cutting reflections, meaning everyone in the room will not be distracted
by possible light sources and windows in your room. Coupled with the wide viewing angles because
of the IPS panel, everyone in your room will be able to see the game. It has good gray uniformity with great DSE
performance. DSE or the Dirty Screen Effect happens when
all the pixels of the screen don’t produce exactly the same color, meaning some areas
of the screen might be lighter or darker than others, causing visible blotches. This is most noticeable when watching content
with uniform colors, such as a football field, so you want a TV with as little DSE as possible. With LG’s WebOS Smart platform, you’ll
have a multitude of apps you can choose from, including most major sports streaming apps
so you wont miss any of the action no matter where you get the game from. Finally, the UM7300 has a good response time,
which means there won’t be a noticeable trail behind fast moving objects for a clearer
picture. A great mid-range option with better motion
handling is the Sony X850G. It boasts a great response time and additionally
is a 120 Hz panel, meaning you can interpolate motion up to 120fps for a smooth experience
if you like the soap opera effect. This should be set to your preference, though,
as adding motion interpolation will smooth motion but might add artifacts. Sony is well known for having good motion
interpolation, and although we don’t evaluate it objectively just yet, it is impressive
here. Since this is a step up, mid-tier model from
Sony, you can expect more features than the budget models, including a good design and
build quality, a wide color gamut, a great peak brightness, and a nice new remote that
is easier and more fluid to use. The X850G has an IPS panel which means, you
guessed it, great viewing angles. It’s available in sizes all the way up to
85 inches but the 85 inch version has a VA panel and not an IPS panel, so it will perform
differently, with shallower viewing angles. Alternatively, if youd like to go all the
way up to an 86 inch IPS TV to get a big picture with great viewing angles, you could opt for
the LG UM8070. It is a large form factor 8 series TV from
LG that is like a beefed up and much larger UM7300, since it has additional features such
as a 120Hz display with motion interpolation. Now, the two LGs and the Sony are great TVs
for sports, but let’s take a look at what you should get if you’re looking for the
best possible experience. First off, if you’re in a bright room and
are looking for the best LED TV, the Samsung Q80R is an amazing choice. There is the pricier Q90R available, but the
extra money won’t add much value for most people since they perform so similarly. The Samsung Q80R is a VA type TV. Normally, this means that you’ll have shallow
viewing angles. In this case, Samsung has added an extra optical
layer to the panel so that the viewing angles are increased, and it works pretty well. This is a very bright, QLED TV with a wide
color gamut with a great response time, so it is sure to give you an immersive, impactful
super bowl experience. Its only downside would be its decent gray
uniformity performance. The best overall TV for watching the super
bowl, or anything for that matter, is the LG C9. It is an OLED TV, meaning each pixel emits
its own light. This means when there’s black on the screen,
it turns off, producing pure black. This allows the C9 to have an effectively
infinite contrast ratio, making sports pop. Not only that, the self-emissive pixels mean
that the viewing angles are top notch and incredibly wide. Other benefits include an almost instantaneous
response time, 120 fps motion interpolation, a wide color gamut, and great gray uniformity. Simply put, it’s the complete package, and
is available in up to a 77 inch size. This is an OLED TV, so there is the possibility
of burn in. Don’t worry though, as our investigation
into OLED burn in has shown that this shouldn’t be an issue for most people who vary the content
they watch. We have tested specifically for football and
our TV hasn’t presented any major issues after almost 10,000 hours. To briefly sum up, the best budget TV you
should buy for your Super Bowl viewing party is the LG UM7300. It’s a good IPS TV that’s sure to please
everyone watching the game. If you want better motion handling, the Sony
X850G would be the step up. It has 120fps motion interpolation, gets brighter,
and has a wider color gamut. Since the Sony is IPS only up 75 inches, where
it changes to a VA panel for its 85 inch version, the better buy would be the 86 inch LG UM8070
if you want a very large screen size. It also has 120 fps motion interpolation for
smooth playback of the game. If you want a great TV with all the bells
and whistles, the Samsung Q80R is the way to go. It has impressive reflection handling, decent
viewing angles, great motion handling, and sports really pop. And finally, if you want the best all-around
TV for no matter the occasion, including the Super Bowl, the LG C9 is the way to go. It excels in every category, including amazing
gray uniformity, an infinite contrast ratio, a near-instantaneous response time, 120 fps
motion interpolation, and vivid colors. It is sure to wow everyone who watches it. Alright everyone, that’s it for today! What do you think about our picks, do you
agree? Also, who do you think is going to win the
Super Bowl this year? Let us know in the comments section below! You can check out all the measurements for
any of the TVs mentioned in this video on our website, linked in the description below. If you’re interested in seeing our test
results first as we buy and test new models, then you should become an insider on the website. Subscribe to our channel and hit the notification
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42 comments

  1. WHY do you have to shill OLED so much?? WHY? Recommending a C9 is IDIOTIC because it has 150nits full screen brightness & glossy screen meaning REFLECTIONS GALORE. Not only that but I can clearly see burn-in on magent in your OWN TEST for both NFL & FIFA. If you want to recommend something for sports then recommend something for sports, stop misinforming people with OLED propaganda!!

  2. The C9 is really the best TV money can buy considering what it offers. And with HDMI 2.1 is also brutally future proof.

  3. Picked up a 65" Sony X950G on Christmas Eve, when it took a $200 price drop ($1199.99), compared to our 13 year old 40" Sony…it's amazing. Watching the 49ers dismantle the Packers yesterday looked awesome.

  4. I lost the panel lottery with my 65 inch C9. A definitely noticeable DSE and it emits a loud high pitch noise when bright vibrant colours take up the majority of the screen.

  5. After watching a game at our home, my family members were blown away by the picture quality of our LG OLED, and they came to watch every playoff game this year rather than watch at home on their various LCD technology TVs.One of them said: It looks real! They are also planning on watching the Super Bowl at our place.

  6. heh, you guys never discuss what the most common problems are for all these particular sets. Therefore your reviews are seriously lacking – and really just paid advertisements from each manufacturer you are representing. Paid advertisements masquerading as honest reviews. Hard pass.

  7. 2 months without any TV reviews on RTings, just “best …” rehash articles. did you ran out of money?
    you just had a inane “Best TV for Sports” rehash, now a Best TV for Superbowl? Seriously are you that dead?

  8. Sony’s Z9F 75 inch the best all-around TV. Sony’s natural color accuracy is second to none. Oh! Niners all the way….:) Enjoy the SB everyone. 😀😀

  9. Completely agree with the top pick. The C9 is the best feature packed image and motion handling I’ve ever seen on a tv within a reasonable price for OLED. Add that to the fact it’s probably the best gaming tv also because of HDMI 2.1, for 4K 120hz , vrr (variable refresh) gsync, and auto low latency mode (allm).

    This tv blows my mind every time I see it in action. Oh don’t wanna forgot that is supports every major hdr (high dynamic range) format including HDR, Dolby bison, and HLG(hybrid log gamma). Basically there’s nothing this tv lacks or doesn’t have built in.

    All that to say I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!

    Lol 😆

  10. Help me guys. Im going to buy a tv tmrw but im really undecided, my budget is around £1300 max, i game a lot and watch a lot of youtube/netflix. These are the options i have decided to choose from:
    1:65 inch samsung q60r–£950

    2:65 inch samsung q70r £1200

    3: 65 inch lg sm9000? This has hdmi 2.1 and its full array i believe. Really wanted this at first

    4: 55 inch lg b9 oled £1300/ was actually 1079 last night but today its back to normal price i missed out. Its a bit small and i worry a lot about screen burn as i have kids who play fortnite a lot and leave netflix on pause a lot.

    4: 65 lg sm8600 + sl8yg atmos soundbar worth £450 all for £1050, which is a bargain. This isnt full array and doesnt have the hdmi 2.1, but the priceeeeee 😁

    What would you go for? Best value or not?

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