The 6 Best 24-Inch and Smaller LCD and LED/LCD TVs to Buy in 2016

Check out these great TVs for small spaces

An LCD Television in the 24-Inch and smaller category is often just the right size for a second room, office, or small apartment. Today's LCD televisions offer great performance, as well as the latest input options for Upscaling DVD and Blu-ray Disc players, and some have outputs for connection to a home theater system. A compact LCD Television is the perfect space saver. Check out some of my current favorites. Also, check out my suggestions for LCD TVs in the 26 to 29-Inch, 32 to 39-Inch, and 40-Inch and Larger screen sizes. In addition, check out more suggestions for small LCD TVs from the About.com TV/Video Site.

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Best Overall: Vizio D24-D1 24-inch Smart TV

Vizio D24-D1 24-inch Smart TV
Vizio D24-D1 24-inch Smart TV. Image provided by Vizio

The Vizio D24-D1 is a compact 24-inch TV from Vizio that delivers a lot more than its small size might indicate. This set features LED edge-lighting, which not only provides better contrast, but also allows for eco-friendly power consumption, and a very slim profile. Along with the LED edge-lighting, this set boasts a native 1080p display resolution so you can all the detail in Blu-ray Discs and high-def TV broadcasts, and for connection convenience one HDMI, a shared composite/component input, a VGA-PC monitor input, a headphone connection, and a USB port for playback of compatible media files are also provided. It must be noted that since the composite and component input is shared, you cannot connect a composite and component video source to the TV at the same time.

However, the big bonus is that the Vizio D24-D1 is also a SmartTV, with built-in Ethernet and WiFi for connection options for access to your home network or the internet, enabling users to stream content from a host of providers such as Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, and more. This set is a great option for small spaces and can even​ be used as a computer monitor.

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Runner-Up, Best Overall: Samsung UN24H4500 24-inch LED/LCD Smart TV

Samsung UN24H4500 24-inch LED/LCD Smart TV
Samsung UN24H4500 24-inch LED/LCD Smart TV. Image provided by Samsung

The Samsung UN24H4500 is compact LED/LED TV that features a 24-inch screen energy efficient LED edge-lighting, 720p native display resolution, wide contrast ratio, and Samsung's, Motion Rate 60 (60Hz refresh rate with additional processing). In addition, this set includes 2 HDMI inputs, ATSC tuner, and 2 USB ports, 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.

On the other hand, this TV is a fully-equipped Smart TV with both Ethernet and WiFi connection access to your home network and the internet, so you can watch video content from a variety of sources, including Netflix and more.

If you are looking for a space-saving TV with a lot of features, check out the Samsung UN24H4500.

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Best Features: Insignia NS-24ER310NA17 24-inch Roku TV

Insignia NS-24ER310NA17 Roku TV
Insignia NS-24ER310NA17 Roku TV. Image provided by Best Buy

The Insignia NS-24ER310NA17 incorporates a lot of great features for its small size. Starting with the basics, 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 Insignia NS-24ER310NA17 also provides 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 NS-24ER310NA17 is the Roku operating system. This enables you to watch content from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more without having to plug in a separate media streaming box.

In addition, the Roku interface makes navigating all your TV's features quick and easy - You can even download the Roku Mobile App onto your smartphone, and operate the TV directly from that phone.

To makes connection to the internet easy, the NS-24ER310NA17 includes both WiFi and Ethernet.

If you are looking for a small screen TV that offers up something extra - check out the Insignia NS-24ER310NA17.

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Best Value: RCA LED24C45RQ 24-inch LED/LCD TV

RCA LED24C45RQ 24-inch LED/LCD TV
RCA LED24C45RQ 24-inch LED/LCD TV. Image provided by RCA

If you are looking a basic LCD TV in a very small screen size, RCA offers up the LED24C45RQ. This set sports a 24-inch screen, LED edge lighting, 1920x1080 (1080p) native display resolution, good contrast, and a 5ms response time. This set also has 1 HDMI input and a shared composite/component video input. A USB port is also provided for playback of music and still image files from flash drives and other compatible USB devices. If you are looking for a compact, thin profile, LCD television, that is also very energy efficient (About 25 watts average during operation), definitely include this set on your consideration list.

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Best for Bedrooms: LG 24LF4520 24-inch LED/LCD TV

LG 24LF4520 24-inch LED/LCD TV
LG 24LF4520 24-inch LED/LCD TV. Image provided by LG

LG is well known for its PC monitors and high-end OLED TV tech, but they also make some great basic LCD TVs in screen sizes large and small. The 24LF4520 is a very compact 24-inch LCD TV that delivers great images with its Direct LED backlight, 1366x768 (approximately 720p) native pixel resolution (which is fine for this small screen size), and excellent contrast ratio. Also included is one HDMI input, one shared Composite/Component Video input, and ATSC and QAM tuners for over-the-air and unscrambled HD cable signal sources. A USB port is also included that allows playback of audio and still image files from Flash Drives and other compatible USB devices. If you are looking for a really small TV, check out the LG 24LF4520.

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Best for Dorms: Samsung UN19F4000 19-inch LED/LCD TV

Samsung UN19F4000 19-inch LED/LCD TV
Samsung UN19F4000 19-inch LED/LCD TV. Image provided by Samsung

Samsung brings LED edge-lighting to the 19 (18.5)-inch screen size. The UN19F4000AF has great styling. Featuring a 16x9 screen, 1080 display resolution, wide contrast ratio, and 120Hz refresh rate, the set delivers a very pleasing image. In addition, with 2 HDMI inputs, ATSC tuner, and USB port, you can enjoy true high definition from a variety of sources, including from USB flash drives or external hard drive. Another bonus is the LED edge lighting makes the UN19F4000 very energy efficient. If you are looking for a space-saving, but high quality, LCD TV, that will also save on your electric bill, definitely check out the Samsung UN19F4000.

However, do keep in mind that there is no audio output provided for connection to an external audio system to get better sound. However, it does provide a headphone output.

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