Samsung UN55B8500 (starts at $3450; samsung.com)
Although there’s a gang of three-dimensional TVs ready to drop before the end of the year, you’re not watching this Super Bowl in 3D. But one look at the picture on this monstrous 55-inch set and you’ll forget all about it. Equipped with 240Hz, vivid colors and a panel that’s just 1.6 inches deep, this is the perfect TV to catch the big game on CBS. Plus, it’s got interactive widgets and a screen that’ll make this well worth the cost long after this year’s Super Bowl champion is crowned.