The 7 Best 24-Inch and Smaller LCD and LED/LCD TVs to Buy in 2017

Check out these great TVs for small spaces

An LCD Television in the 24-Inch and a 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.

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.

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 make a 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.

Best Features For Non-Smart TV: Haier 24E2000 24-inch LED/LCD TV

Haier 24E2000 24-inch LED/LCD TV
Haier 24E2000 24-inch LED/LCD TV. Image provided by Amazon

If you are looking for a really small TV with lots of connection options, check out the Haier 24E2000 24-inch TV.

This TV has all the basics, plus a few extras. First off, is Direct LED backlight screen displays a 1366x768 (approx 720p) native pixel resolution/ This means that you will see detailed images.

This set also incorporates lots of connection options, which include 1 HDMI input, both composite and component video inputs, a PC monitor input, and, for audio, the inclusion of both a digital optical output for connection to an external audio system, as well as headphone jack for convenient private listening.

One additional bonus is that the HDMI input is also MHL-enabled, which allows direct connection of compatible smartphones and tablets. This is convenient as this set does not have built-in Bluetooth or Wifi.

Another bonus is the inclusion of a USB port for accessing content music and photos from flash drives and other compatible devices.

The Haier 24E2000 is definitely a small TV to check out.

Best Value: 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.

Best for Dorm or Office: LG 22LJ4540 22-inch LED/LCD TV

LG LJ4540 Series LED/LCD TV
LG LJ4540 Series LED/LCD TV. Image provided by Amazon

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 22LJ4540 is a very compact 22-inch LCD TV that delivers great images with its Direct LED backlit IPS panel (provides a wide viewing angle), several settings to limit flicker that ensures comfortable viewing, and 1920x1080 (1080p) native pixel resolution (which is unusual for a small screen size).

However, although the picture quality is excellent, one caution for those that have older video gear that do not have HDMI outputs. The only video input provided for connecting external sources is 1 HDMI. There are no analog composite or component video inputs provided. Also, there is no VGA input. However, if your PC has an HDMI output, you can connect it to the TV using that option. In addition, if you desire to connect more than one HDMI source device into the TV, you may need an external HDMI switcher.

On the other hand, a tuner for over-the-air and unscrambled HD cable signal sources are included.

If you are looking for a really small TV, but don't need a lot of connectivity options, check out the LG 24LJ4540.

Best For The Kitchen - NAXA NT-2208 22-inch LED/LCD TV

NAXA NT-2208 22-inch LED/LCD TV
NAXA NT-2208 22-inch LED/LCD TV. Image provided by Amazon

Do you spend a lot of time in your kitchen? Instead of stretching your neck to see what is showing on that living room TV, just put a small TV in the kitchen with you.

One great option is the 22-inch NT-2208 from NAXA. To start, this setup not only has an energy efficient LED backlight, but displays full 1080p resolution.

This set incorporates 1 HDMI input, both composite video inputs, a PC monitor input (paired with a set of audio-only inputs), as well as a digital coaxial output that is perfect for connection to a sound bar or home theater receiver. Another great feature is a headphone jack for a late nite or private listening.

The NAXA NT-2208 also includes a USB port for accessing music and those recipe photos from plug-in USB flash drives.

The NAXA NT-2208 is definitely a small TV that makes a great kitchen companion.

Runner-Up - Best For The Dorm: 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, 720p display resolution, wide contrast ratio, and 120Hz clear motion 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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