ALOHA, Ore. -- If you can't be in London for the Olympics, perhaps the best place to see them, is right in front of your TV.
Since the last Olympics just two years ago, technology has changed our viewing experience. And industry experts said it's must-see events like the Olympics that's helping many people to upgrade their television.
These days, TVs are like smart phones, they do more than just provide a picture. They're WiFi ready and many come with a keyboard and 3D glasses. All of this will come in handy for the London games because they will be interactive.
The new technology will also allow users to see more stats information during the games. And for the first time, the games will be broadcast in 3-D, too. It should help to boost sales of some TV sets that haven't moved as fast as business owners had hoped.
This Olympics will have more TV coverage than any other. It's why many folks, even though they upgraded for the Vancouver games two years ago, were willing to spend even more for the newest technology. Overall bigger is better for most.
"Sales have been doing very well, the Northwest district is up about 20%. We're doing about a 26% increase right now," said Austin Matthias, a manager at Costco in Aloha.
Many of the new TVs have social media apps built in to check Facebook and Twitter. Plus, with built-in computers, users can check email, surf the web and Skype.
And oh yes, you can just watch TV if you like, too.