Best 32 to 39-Inch LED/LCD TVs

Flat panel televisions now the norm on store shelves and in consumers' homes, and the LCD TV is the most popular type. However, although most TVs are offered in screen sizes 40-inches and larger - there is a selection of TVs for smaller spaces that still provide good picture quality and practical features.

For a list of some of my LCD TV favorites in the 32 to 39-inch screen sizes, check out the following selections. Also, if you looking for smaller or larger TVs, check out my suggestions for LED/LCD TVs in the 40-Inch and Larger, 26 to 29-Inch, and 24-Inch and Smaller screen sizes.

The Samsung UN32M4500 is LED/LED TV that features a mid-size 32-inch screen. This set is energy efficient LED edge-lighting.

This set also incorporates 720p native display resolution, wide contrast ratio, and Samsung's Motion Rate 60 (60Hz refresh rate with additional processing), with additional support provided by Samsung's LED micro dimming technology which allows for more precise black levels around bright objects.

The connections provided include 2 HDMI inputs, ATSC tuner, and 1 USB port, so 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.

In addition to physical connectivity the UN32M4500 is a fully-equipped Smart TV with both Ethernet and Wifi connection access to your home network and the internet, so you can web browse or watch video content from both online sources (such as Netflix) and video and photo files stored your PC or smartphone via Samsung's easy-to-use onscreen interface.

If you are looking for a TV with a lot of features that is might be the perfect size for a bedroom or small apartment, the Samsung UN32M4500 is definitely one to consider.

LG has a great reputation making stylish, and excellent performing, LCD PC monitors, but they are also heavily invested in both LCD and OLED TVs. The 32LJ550B is a 32-inch LCD TV that utilizes LED backlight and delivers great images with its 1366x768 (720p) native pixel resolution.

Also included are 2 HDMI inputs, one shared component/composite video, USB input, and ATSC and QAM for over-the-air and unscrambled HD cable signal sources. On the audio side, the LG 32LJ550B incorporates "Clear Voice Technology" which ensures clear dialog when sound effects get louder.

An Added bonus is the inclusion of built-in Wifi, which provides access to internet streaming content from providers such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, and Google Play using LG's easy-to-navigate WebOS 3.5 operating system, which also included a full-function web browser.

If you are looking for a smaller screen TV with both style and substance, check out the LG 32LJ550B.

Note: Availability may be intermittent.

If you are looking for a 39-inch TV, check out the Vizio D39F-E1. First This set features LED full array backlighting with local dimming for more precise black levels and contrast control, 1080p native display resolution, 120Hz effective refresh rate (60Hz screen refresh rate with additional motion processing).

For connectivity, there are 2 HDMI inputs, as well as a USB port for access to audio, still image, and video content stored on flash drives. Also, both a composite and component inputs are provided, but they are shared, which means that you can't connect both a composite and component video source to the TV at the same time.

On the other hand, this set incorporates ethernet port and Wifi for convenient access to streaming content from the internet, such as Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, and more.

The set can be easily stand mounted with its sturdy end feet, which also elevates the set so that Vizio and many other sound bars can be placed in front of the TV without obstructing the screen. In addition, you can also wall mount the TV (additional hardware required).

The TCL 32S305 incorporates a lot of feature for the price. At its core, this set incorporates 720p native screen resolution supported by Direct LED Backlighting for improved contrast and energy efficiency, as well as 60Hz refresh rate.

The TCL 32S305 also provides 3 HDMI inputs, a shared composite/component video input, and a headphone connection. In addition, a USB input is provided for access to digital still photos and videos stored on USB flash drives.

However, an added bonus 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). The Roku interface makes navigating all your TV's features quick and easy - and 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 TCL 32S305 has a standard antenna/cable connection for reception of over-the-air broadcast signals. If you are looking for a TV that really packs it in - check out the TCL 32S305.

If you are looking for a smaller screen size TV with still offers quite a bit, then check out the Sony KDL-32W600D.

The KDL-32W600D is a stylish 32-inch LED/LCD TV that has a 1366x768 native pixel display resolution which is a little higher than 720p but less than 1080p, Direct LED backlighting (no local dimming), for even black levels across that entire screen, as well as a 60Hz screen refresh rate supplemented by XR240 Motion Flow processing. Additional image quality support is provided by Sony's X-Reality Pro video processing feature which provides better looking, smooth motion images.

Note: Since the KDL-32W600D is a not a 1080p TV, any 1080p resolution input signals (such as from Blu-ray Disc) are downscaled for screen display.

Connections include 2 HDMI and 2 USB inputs. The USB ports all access audio, video, and still image content from flash drives and other compatible devices.

In addition, the KDL-32W600D provides network and internet connectivity via both Ethernet/LAN and Wifi, which provides access to content stored on network-connected PCs and laptops, as well as access to online streaming services, such as Netflix, Crackle, and more.

You can even share audio, video, and still image content directly from a compatible smartphone or tablet via Miracast (Screen Mirroring).

Although the 600D is a 2016 model, Sony has continued it through the 2017 model year.

The Hisense 32H3B1 is a 32-inch LCD TV that features a traditional 16x9 aspect ratio screen, 1366x768 (approx 720p) native pixel resolution, LED backlighting, wide contrast ratio, and 60Hz screen refresh rate.

3 HDMI inputs are included for connecting a Blu-ray Disc player or other HDMI-equipped devices, as well as an HD tuner for reception of over-the-air HDTV broadcasts.

In addition, an on-board USB port provides access to music, still photo, and video files stored on USB flash drives, or other compatible devices. If you are looking for a smaller screen size TV that has great picture quality and flexibility, then check out the Hisense 32H3B1.

If you are looking for TV that just offers the basics, check out the TCL 32D100. Although this set does not include smart features, internet streaming, Bluetooth, and other advanced options, it does provide an LED direct lit LCD panel with 720p native display resolution, supported by a 60Hz screen refresh rate.

There are 3 HDMI, shared composite/component, and USB inputs for connecting a Blu-ray Disc player, cable, and/or satellite box. A provided USB port allows you to view photos and videos, or listen to music stored on compatible Flash Drives, cameras, and camcorders.

There is also a built-in tuner for reception of over-the-air TV broadcasts if that is needed.

The D100 also includes a digital optical audio output for connection to an external audio system, but for those that don't have this option, the set also includes a built-in stereo audio system.

If you are looking for good TV without all the frills, check out the TCL 32D100.

If you are looking for a smaller-screen TV with solid basics, check out the LG32J500B. This set features a 32-inch screen that utilizes LED backlight and delivers great images with its 1366x768 (720p) native pixel resolution.

Also included are two HDMI inputs, one shared component/composite video, USB input, and an RF connection and ATSC/QAM tuners for over-the-air and unscrambled HD cable signal sources. On the audio side, the 32LJ500B includes a basic two-channel 10-watt total speaker system.

If you are looking for a TV with both style and substance, check out the LG 32LJ500B.

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