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What is the Best Way to Watch the Super Bowl?

Poll Results: What is the best way to watch the Super Bowl?

 
  • 34% (98)
    Plasma—Image quality rules and I can see the fast action better
  • 19% (57)
    LCD—Big and bright is the way to go.
  • 42% (121)
    Projector—The Superbowl is almost like a movie
  • 2% (6)
    OLED—It's worth the cost for the ultimate picture
  • 1% (4)
    I'd rather spend the money on tickets to the real thing
286 Total Votes  
post #1 of 70
Thread Starter 

Watching the Super Bowl at home on a big-screen can be a lot of fun. Many people upgrade their TVs in anticipation of the big game, but each display technology has its own advantages and disadvantages. Which type of display do you think is the best way to watch the game next Sunday?


What's the best way to watch the Super Bowl? OLED is one option

 

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Edited by imagic - 1/24/14 at 12:30pm
post #2 of 70
For many people, I think watching the Superbowl is a communal experience i.e. one that's shared with a group of people. The casual, relaxed atmosphere also means that PQ doesn't need to be insanely high: most people aren't likely to be scrutinizing black levels, shadow detail, or screen uniformity. They're attention is mostly split between the game, a healthy amount of trash-talking, drinking, and eating. A good HD signal fed into a decent 1080p flat panel TV is all that's needed. Taking all that into account, I would say a very large LCD is a pretty nice fit.
post #3 of 70
I will be watching it on my Kuro 141 in my HT room with the soundsound blasting, unless someone wants to give me a ticket.
post #4 of 70
The obvious answer would be large flat 80" 4K OLED if it were available. You want to be near the food in the living room with a bunch of friends. So seeing as large flat OLED is not available, then next best option would be LCD—Big and bright is the way to go.
post #5 of 70
Projector. 135 inch screen. Gives you the sports bar feel. Go hawks
post #6 of 70
Anything below 80" is injustice.
post #7 of 70
I say an un calibrated CRT monitor or a 19inch box TV.
post #8 of 70
The whole family together watching the radio is the best way.
post #9 of 70
I'm going to "simulcast" it through the house on multiple TVs including the HT's 110" (that's the 16:9 size, anyway).
post #10 of 70
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Originally Posted by Espnetboy3 View Post

I say an un calibrated CRT monitor or a 19inch box TV.

Ok you post pics watching the Superbowl like that and I'll make sure to give you a thumbs up. But dont be mad if people start questioning if you come from one of those states as the two that legalized mary jane are now the same ones getting together for a 'super bowl'
post #11 of 70
On my new JVC pj with a 100" screen and a 5x9 bar. Plenty of room for friends with 2 rows of seating. Also attending is my friend "Bud Corona from Blue Point"..smile.gif



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post #12 of 70
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Originally Posted by Espnetboy3 View Post

I say an un calibrated CRT monitor or a 19inch box TV.

What!!!???? You haven't got that thing calibrated yet! What are you waiting for?
post #13 of 70
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Originally Posted by Espnetboy3 View Post

I say an un calibrated CRT monitor or a 19inch box TV.

Hey we have several of those hanging around the house!!! biggrin.gif


Oh and a 50" plasma as well
post #14 of 70
On my new Panny ST60 of course biggrin.gif
post #15 of 70
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Originally Posted by taxman48 View Post

On my new JVC pj with a 100" screen and a 5x9 bar. Plenty of room for friends with 2 rows of seating. Also attending is my friend "Bud Corona from Blue Point"..smile.gif



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We have a winner! smile.gif
post #16 of 70
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Originally Posted by tezster View Post

For many people, I think watching the Superbowl is a communal experience i.e. one that's shared with a group of people. The casual, relaxed atmosphere also means that PQ doesn't need to be insanely high: most people aren't likely to be scrutinizing black levels, shadow detail, or screen uniformity. They're attention is mostly split between the game, a healthy amount of trash-talking, drinking, and eating. A good HD signal fed into a decent 1080p flat panel TV is all that's needed. Taking all that into account, I would say a very large LCD is a pretty nice fit.

You took the words right out of my mouth! It's a comunal experience. Nobody wants to sit in the dark watching the game. People are up, yelling at the TV, getting food, drinking, and doing super bowls! Big giant LCD and on as many screens as possible so you can travel around the house.
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Originally Posted by Espnetboy3 View Post

I say an un calibrated CRT monitor or a 19inch box TV.

Ah, a 49ers fan. I feel your pain.
post #17 of 70
On my Pany ST60. Then I'll run the Disney Pixel Flipper all night to try & remove the ir.
post #18 of 70
Whoa, two other ST60 owners! smile.gif We have the 50" version and couldn't be happier
post #19 of 70
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Originally Posted by DeadEd View Post

You took the words right out of my mouth! It's a comunal experience. Nobody wants to sit in the dark watching the game. People are up, yelling at the TV, getting food, drinking, and doing super bowls! Big giant LCD and on as many screens as possible so you can travel around the house.
Ah, a 49ers fan. I feel your pain.

Who said you have to sit in the dark with a projector? And I can fit plenty of people and food on the bar in my room and then also have 3 other TVs on in the house. All the people that come over have 50-60 inch TVs of there own but guess what, they come over to watch it on my 10 foot wide screen.
post #20 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by tezster View Post

For many people, I think watching the Superbowl is a communal experience i.e. one that's shared with a group of people. The casual, relaxed atmosphere also means that PQ doesn't need to be insanely high: most people aren't likely to be scrutinizing black levels, shadow detail, or screen uniformity. They're attention is mostly split between the game, a healthy amount of trash-talking, drinking, and eating. A good HD signal fed into a decent 1080p flat panel TV is all that's needed. Taking all that into account, I would say a very large LCD is a pretty nice fit.

 

The talk won't be trash, the signal probably not HD, but we are planning on talking (and some at elevated volume levels), drinking coffee and tea, and lots of eating, and even some "silent auction" items ... at our church! There will be two projectors shining on screens. Couches and stuffed chairs will make up the front row, and plenty of tables set up near the back of the sanctuary for eating food while watching the game or the commercials. Food and beverage sales and auction proceeds go toward our Youth Ministries and Children Ministries, a big portion for camp scholarships.

post #21 of 70
I will be watching tHe game on my Sony HX850. I bet though it would be awsome watching it on a big projection screen!


Go Seahawks!!!!!!!
post #22 of 70
Actually, my preferred way is on my 65" DLP 1080p TV. I think any of the large 65-80" DLP rear projection TVs are ideal. Great image, brightness, smooth motion. biggrin.gif
post #23 of 70
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

On my new Panny ST60 of course biggrin.gif
Yep yep!
post #24 of 70
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Originally Posted by rushfan2112 View Post

Whoa, two other ST60 owners! smile.gif We have the 50" version and couldn't be happier
Yep yep!
post #25 of 70
Not sure where I will be this year as I may have to work. Last year was in my living room with about 10 other people on my 70" Elite and surround system. Great times.
post #26 of 70

Trying to shrug off my post Pats blues. Lots of alcohol will be required to clean out the wound:) A few friends are coming over and the ZT60 will be keeping them wowed. First super bowl enjoyed at MY home on a large plasma screen.

post #27 of 70
Vt-30 good enough for me
post #28 of 70
I hope my Phoenix Suns hit a home run in the super bowl!
post #29 of 70
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Originally Posted by taxman48 View Post

On my new JVC pj with a 100" screen and a 5x9 bar. Plenty of room for friends with 2 rows of seating. Also attending is my friend "Bud Corona from Blue Point"..smile.gif



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Thats awesome. Im actually from Patchogue, where that toasted lager is brewed. Very nice brew which I always bring back with me when i visit. You should try mixing their outmeal stout and the blueberry..... Really good.

Btw i watch on a 8x10' projector
post #30 of 70
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Originally Posted by SULLY12 View Post

Who said you have to sit in the dark with a projector? And I can fit plenty of people and food on the bar in my room and then also have 3 other TVs on in the house. All the people that come over have 50-60 inch TVs of there own but guess what, they come over to watch it on my 10 foot wide screen.
I've seen sports run on a projector with toned down lighting but still brighter than any number commercial bars. You don't have to be in the dark.
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