CLOSEThe annual drive to get a new television prior to the Super Bowl has not slowed during the coronavirus pandemic. If anything, the lockdown has led to more big game-related TV sales than usual.That has certainly been the trend in recent months. Americans bought 20% more TVs in 2020 – purchasing 48.4 million displays, the most in the past seven years – spending on average $363, according to research firm The NPD Group.With much of the country hunkering down at home since mid-March, televisions became a connection with the outside world, as well as one of the few sources of entertainment. The annual approach of the Super Bowl serves a chance to reassess your viewing situation and perhaps upgrade – even during a pandemic.”Historically, TV sales are as big and as expensive as they get in the run-up to the Super Bowl,” said Steven Baker, vice president of industry analysis for The NPD Group. “Consumers do go out and buy big screen TVs for the game, that is not a myth.”Streaming video: Services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube TV may raise rates, but you can still save moneyJust in time for the Super Bowl: You can get a top-rated Vizio TV for less than $600Picture Brady-Mahomes matchup on

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