Best 26 to 29-inch LCD and LED/LCD TVs

Great TVs for Modest-sized Spaces

If you are looking for a TV, but don't have a lot of space, consider an LCD or LED/LCD TV in the 26 through 29-inch screen sizes. Check out the following selections for some great choices. Also, check out my suggestions for LCD flat panel televisions in the 40-Inch and Larger, 32 to 39-inch, and 24-Inch and Smaller screen sizes.

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Vizio D28h-D1 28-inch Smart LED/LCD TV

Vizio D28h-D1 28-inch Smart LED/LCD TV
Vizio D28h-D1 28-inch Smart LED/LCD TV. Image provided by Amazon.com

The Vizio D28h-D1 provides a lot for those looking for a smaller screen size TV with has features normally found only are larger sets.

To start, the D28h-D1 incorporates full array LED backlighting (FALD) for improved image uniformity, as well as 1366x768 (approx. 720p) native screen resolution for good detail. The Vizio D28h-D1 also provides all the connections you need, including 2 HDMI inputs as well as a VGA PC monitor input. Also, a USB input is provided for access to digital still photos stored on USB flash drives. However, it must be pointed out that the composite and component video inputs are shared.

However, that isn't all. The D28h-D1 also includes Vizio's Internet Apps Plus platform, which means that you can access a host of internet streaming content just connecting the TV to your internet router using built-in Wifi or standard wired Ethernet connections.

On the audio side, this set also incorporates DTS Studio Sound and TruVolume provides better sound from its built-in speakers. However, an analog audio output (which also doubles as a headphone jack) is provided for connection to an external audio system. If you are looking for a great LCD TV in the 28-inch screen size, that can also double as a PC monitor and media streaming player, check out the Vizio D28h-D1.

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TCL 28S3750 28-Inch Roku TV

TCL 28S3750 28-Inch Roku TV
TCL 28S3750 28-Inch Roku TV. Image provided by Amazon.com

The TCL 28S3750 incorporates quite a bit behind its small 28-inch screen. First off, this set features a 1366x768 (approx. 720p) native screen resolution supported by Direct LED Backlighting for improved contrast and energy efficiency, as well as 60Hz refresh rate. The TCL 28S3750 also provides all the basic connections you need, including 3 HDMI inputs, a shared composite/component video input, and even a headphone connection. In addition, a USB input is provided for access to digital still photos and videos stored on USB flash drives.

However, the big bonus included in the 28S3750 is the inclusion of the Roku operating system which enables you to watch content from Netflix, HuluPlus, YouTube, and more without having to plug in a separate media streaming box (the TV has built-in Wifi). In addition, the Roku interface makes navigating all your TV's features quick and easy - in fact, if you download the Roku Mobile App onto your smartphone, you can operate the TV directly from that phone.

Of course, when you don't want to watch streaming content, the 28S3750 has a standard antenna/cable connection for reception of over-the-air or unscrambled cable signals.

If you are looking for a small TV that really packs it - check out the TCL 28S3750.

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Samsung UN28H4500 28-Inch LED/LCD Smart HDTV

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Samsung UN28H4500 28-Inch Smart TV. Image provided by Samsung

The Samsung UN28H4500 is a 28-inch TV that includes features normally reserved for larger screen sets. In terms of the basics, the UN28H4500 incorporates LED lighting, 1366x768 native pixel resolution, wide contrast ratio, and 60-Hz refresh rate supported by additional motion processing (Clear Motion Rate 120).

For connectivity, this set provides 2 HDMI inputs, an ATSC tuner so you can enjoy true high definition from a variety of sources, as well as an on-board USB port that enables access to music, still photo, and video files stored on USB flash drives or other compatible devices.

However, one added bonus is the inclusion network and internet connectivity via built-in Ethernet and Wifi connection options. This give the UN28H4500 access to a full web browser, as well as a host of internet streaming content (such as Netflix), and even content stored on compatible network-connected devices, such as PCs.

If you are looking for a compact TV that has great picture quality and flexibility, then check out the Samsung UN28H4500.

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LG 28LH4530-P 28-inch LED/LCD TV

LG 28LH4530-P 28-inch LED/LCD TV
LG 28LH4530-P 28-inch LED/LCD TV. Image provided by LG Electronics

LG has a great reputation making stylish, and excellent performing, LCD PC monitors, but they are also heavily invested in both LCD and OLED Televisions. The 28LF4520 is a compact 28-inch (actually 27.5 inches) LCD TV that delivers great images with its Direct LED backlight, 1366x768(approx 720p) native display resolution (which is fine for this small screen size) and LG's Triple XD engine video processing which provides excellent color and contrast.

In terms of connectivity, the LG 28LH4530-P is a little lean with just one HDMI input and one ant/cable input for the ATSC and QAM tuners for reception of over-the-air and unscrambled HD cable signal sources. No other video inputs or are provided, no audio outputs are provided for connection to an external audio system, and there is no built-in Wifi or ethernet for access to internet streaming content.

However, if you are looking for a smaller screen size TV that provides the basics, check out the LG 28LH4530-P - The TV might be a good entertainment companion for a Laptop PC in a dorm or office setting.

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Samsung UN28H4000 28-inch LED/LCD TV

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Samsung UN28H4000 28-inch LED/LCD TV. Image provided by Samsung USA

The Samsung UN28H4000 is compact LED/LED TV that features a 28-inch 16x9 screen, 1366x768 native pixel resolution, wide contrast radio (the range of black to white), and Samsung's Clear Motion Rate 120 (60Hz refresh rate with additional processing) that delivers detailed, colorful, and smooth motion images.

In addition, with 2 HDMI inputs,ATSC tuner, and USB port, you can enjoy true high definition from a variety of sources. However, it must be pointed out that the component and composite video inputs are shared - which means you cannot connect both a composite and component video source into the TV at the same time.

On the other hand, the LED edge-lighting makes the UN28H4000 very energy efficient. If you are looking for a space-saving, but high quality, small screen size LCD TV, that will also save on your electric bill, definitely check out the Samsung UN28H4000.

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