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 TVsĀ  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.

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Best Overall in 32-inches: LG 32LH550B

LG 32LH550B 32-inch LED/LCD TV
LG 32LH550B 32-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 TVs. The 32LH550B is a 32-inch LCD TV 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 ATSC and QAM for over-the-air and unscrambled HD cable signal sources. On the audio side, the LG 32LF5600 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.

If you are looking for a TV with both style and substance, check out the LG 32LH550B.

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Best Overall in 39-inches: Vizio D39h-DO

Vizio D39h-DO 39-inch Smart TV
Vizio D39h-DO 39-inch Smart TV. Image provided by Vizio

If you are looking for a 39-inch TV, check out the Vizio D39h-DO. First This set features LED full array backlighting with local dimming, 720p 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.

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Best Smart TV: TCL 32S3800 32-inch Roku TV

TCL 32S3800 Roku TV
TCL 32S3800 Roku TV. Image provided by TCL

When you go shopping for a TV, sometimes it seems that they are all the same - but that is definitely not the case with the TCL 32S3800. What makes this TV different is that it comes with the Roku operating system built-in.

This means that right out the of box, all you have to do is connect the TV to an internet router using either Ethernet or WiFi, and you can access everything a Roku box can - an abundance of online TV, movie, and music streaming content. However, keep in mind that even though the TV will allow you access to a lot of channels - not all of the channels are free, some may require a pay-per-view fee or a pre-paid monthly subscription.

Of course, HDMI (3) and other inputs that you need to connect your Blu-ray Disc, DVD player, or other video source device, as well as audio output options for connection to your home theater audio system are also provided.

The TCL 32S3800 has a native 720p display resolution and a 60Hz screen refresh rate, supported by LED blacklighting.

Note: Even though 32S3800 is a 2015 model, TCL has continued it for the 2016 model year.

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Best For 1080p: Samsung UN32J6300 32-inch LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN32J6300 32-inch LED/LCD TV
Samsung UN32J6300 32-inch LED/LCD TV. Image provided by Samsung

You don't need a large screen LCD, OLED, or Plasma TV to get a lot of features and great performance. The Samsung UN32J6300 LED/LCD TV brings high-end features (with the exception of 3D) down to the 32-inch screen size, making it practical for smaller spaces, such as a small apartment, bedroom, or office.

The UN32J6300 features 16x9 aspect ratio screen, full 1920x1080 (1080p) native display resolution, LED edge lighting, wide contrast ratio, and 60Hz screen refresh rate with added Clear Motion Rate 120 processing. Four HDMI inputs are included for connecting a Blu-ray Disc player or other HDMI-equipped devices, as well as an ATSC tuner for reception of over-the-air HDTV broadcasts.

In addition, on-board 3 USB ports provide access to music, still photo, and video files stored on USB flash drives or other compatible devices, and built-in WiFi and Ethernet provide access to a host of network and internet streaming content (includes a full web browser).

Note: Even though UN32J6300 is a 2015 model, Samsung has continued it for the 2016 model year.

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Best For 720p: Sony KDL-32W600D 720p LED/LCD Smart TV

Sony KDL-32W600D 720p LED/LCD Smart TV
Sony KDL-32W600D 720p LED/LCD Smart TV. Image courtesy of Amazon

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 direct from a compatible smartphone or tablet via Miracast (Screen Mirroring).

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Runner Up For Best in 720p: Samsung UN32J4000 32-inch LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN32J4000 32-inch LED/LCD TV
Samsung UN32J4000 32-inch LED/LCD TV. Image provided by Samsung

The Samsung UN32J4000 is a 32-inch LCD TV that features a traditional 16x9 aspect ration screen, 1366x768 (approx 720p) native pixel resolution, LED backlighting, wide contrast ratio, and 60Hz screen refresh rate.

2 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 Samsung UN32J4000.

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Best For Outdoor Use: SunBrite SB-3270HD 32-inch LCD TV

SunBriteTV Signature Series SB-3270HD 32-inch Outdoor TV
Image of the SunBriteTV Signature Series SB-3270HD 32-inch Outdoor LED/LCD TV. Image provided SunBriteTV

The SunBrite SB-3270HD is a 32-inch LCD TV that is optimized for outdoor use. To accomplish this, the SB-3270HD incorporates a fortified LED backlit, anti-glare screen, sealed wiring compartment, and both a built-in cooling and heating system, enabling it to handle temperatures from minus 24 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. This set is also designed to resist rain, dust, insects, and salt air.

The SB-3270HD has a 1080p display resolution and includes HDMI, Composite, S-Video, and PC Monitor inputs, as well as a built-in ATSC/QAM tuner.

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