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Spring is a great time to buy a new TV

Now may be the time to score a great deal, but beware super-cheap models

Americans who are in the market for a new TV — perhaps in time for the NCAA basketball tournament’s Final Four — will find models that are bigger, better, smarter, and cheaper, according to the latest Consumer Reports tests.

Shoppers should be heartened to know that television prices can be lowest around this time of year, when manufacturers start shipping new models and retailers cut prices to sell off old ones. Compelling new features for 2013 models are not expected, so consumers shouldn’t pass up great deals on top-rated 2012 sets.

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