The Best LCD TV - DVD Player Combos

The TV is everywhere in our households. Now, with the advent of new technologies, the TV has taken on a new identity in the form of the TV Combo. Although the TV combo concept has been with us for some time, the concept has evolved into an LCD form factor that include built-in DVD players. Such units are great for locations such as the office, dorm room, recreation room, kitchen, or bedroom. Check out my current favorites. These TV combos also make great gifts for holidays and other special occasions, including back-to-school.

NOTE: The number of manufacturers offering TV/DVD combos is now very limited, a trend that started about 2012, and has continued in the following years. Also, keep in mind tha TV/DVD player combos are not compatible with Blu-ray Discs, unless otherwise noted.

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Sceptre E408BD-FMQR 40-inch 1080p TV/DVD Combo

Sceptre E408BD-FMQR 40-inch 1080p TV/DVD Combo
Sceptre E408BD-FMQR 40-inch 1080p TV/DVD Combo. Image provided by Amazon.com

Well, here is something you don't see often - a 40-inch TV with a built-in DVD player.

The Sceptre E408BD-FMQR incorporates an LED lit LCD screen with a 1080p display resolution and 60Hz refresh rate with added motion processing for a 120Hz effect. This aids in making fast moving objects smoother.

Over-the-air digital TV broadcasts can be accessed via the built-in RF connection. Also, independent sets of composite and component video inputs are provided, but they share the same audio inputs, so this means that you cannot practically connect both a composite and component AV source into the TV at the same time.

However, in a more practical move, a VGA monitor input is provided for connecting laptops or desktop PCs.

In addition, 3 HDMI inputs are provided, with the added bonus that one of the inputs is MHL-enabled. This feature allows connection of MHL-compatible smart phones, tablets, and the MHL version of the Roku Streaming Stick.

The included DVD player has a side loading slot and can play standard DVDs, CD, and CD-R/RW format discs.

A 10 watt x 2 speaker system is included, but for a more immersive audio experience, a Digital Optical audio output is provided for connection to a home theater system (allows for the sending of PCM, or encoded Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound audio to the receiver). For private listening, a 3.5mm headphone jack is also included.

The E408BD-FMQR also includes a practical swivel base - or the TV can be wall mounted (mounting hardware not included).

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RCA LED40G45RQD 40-inch LED/LCD TV/DVD Player Combos

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RCA LED40G45RQD 40-inch LED/LCD TV/DVD Player Combo. Image provided by RCA

The RCA LED40G45RQD is an LED-backlit 1080p LCD TV that features a side mounted slot-loading DVD Player, that, in addition to DVD playback, can also play CDs, SVCDs, VCDs, MP3 and JPEG CDs. This unit is also equipped with additional AV inputs, including two HDMI (including one that is MHL-enabled), shared component/composite video inputs, a USB slot for accessing compatible content from flash drives or digital cameras, as well as a digital optical audio output for connection to a home theater audio system.

The LED40G45RQD also has a built-in ATSC/QAM tuner for direct reception of the digital over-the-air and digital unscrambled cable channels. Even a headphone jack is included that is practical for late night personal viewing. However, it must be noted that this TV does not have internet streaming or 3D features. That being said, it is definitely worth considering if you want a larger screen no-frills TV that also has a DVD player built-in.

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Magnavox 32MD304V LCD TV/DVD Combo

Magnavox 32MD304V LCD TV/DVD Combo
Magnavox 32MD304V LCD TV/DVD Combo. Image provided by Magnavox

The Magnavox 32MD304V is 32-inch TV/DVD combo. The LCD TV section features LED backlight for even blacks and better contrast, 1366x768 native pixel resolution (approx 720p) and includes HDTV tuner for receiving over-the-air and unscrambled cable channels, two HDMI, and 1 composite video input (no component video input provided), and a VGA/PC monitor input. The 32MD304V also includes a digital coaxial output for optional connection to a home theater receiver, as well as a headphone jack for private listening.

There is a disc loading slot on the top of the TV for DVDs and CDs (the 32MD304V is compatible with DVD/DVD-R/DVD-RW/CD/CD-R/CD-RW discs).

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RCA LED32C45RQD 32-inch LCD TV/DVD Player Combos

RCA LED32C45RQD 32-inch LCD TV/DVD Player Combo
RCA LED32C45RQD 32-inch LCD TV/DVD Player Combo. Image provided by RCA

The RCA LED32C45RQD is a 32-inch LED-backlit flat panel 1080p LCD TV combined with a DVD Player that not only offers DVD playback, but can also play CDs, SVCDs, VCDs, and JPEG CDs. This unit is also equipped with additional AV inputs, including two HDMI inputs, a shared composite/component video input, a USB slot for accessing compatible content from flash drives or digital cameras, as well as a digital coaxial audio output for connection to a home theater audio system.

The LED32C45RQD also comes equipped with a built-in ATSC/QAM tuner, which allows direct reception of the digital over-the-air and digital unscrambled cable channels. An added bonus is the inclusion of a headphone jack which is great for late night personal viewing. With its modest size and basic features, this unit may be a good option for your home theater setup.

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Sceptre E249BD-FMQC 24-inch 1080P TV/DVD Combo

Sceptre E249BD-FMQC 24-inch 1080P TV/DVD Combo
Sceptre E249BD-FMQC 24-inch 1080P TV/DVD Combo. Image provided by Sceptre

The Sceptre E249BD-FMQC packs in a lot for a 24-inch TV, but with a the inclusion of a built-in DVD player, this one definitely deserves a look.

To start, the E249BD-FMQC features a LED lit LCD screen with a 1080p display resolution and 60Hz refresh rate.

An ATSC tuner is provided for over-the-air digital TV broadcasts, along with a set of shared component/composite video inputs (this means that you can't connect both a component and composite video source to the TV at the same time).

On the other hand, a VGA monitor input is provided for connecting a laptop or desktop PC.

In addition, 1 HDMI input is provided, which is also MHL-enabled.  You only plug in one HDMI or MHL source at a time, however. My suggestion, consider getting an HDMI Switcher, such as the IOGEAR GHDSW4K4.

Of course, since the E249BD-FMQC is TV/DVD combo, a built-in side mounted slot loading DVD player is included that can play standard DVDs, DVD-R/RW, CD, and CD-R/RW format discs.

A Digital Coaxial output is provided for connection to an external audio system if desired. For private listening, a 3.5mm headphone jack is also included.

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Axess TVD1801-19 19-inch AC/DC TV/DVD Combo

Axess TVD1801-19 19-inch AC/DC TV/DVD Combo
Axess TVD1801-19 19-inch AC/DC TV/DVD Combo. Image courtesy of Amazon.com

Incorporating a DVD play in a TV is a great feature, but Axess TVD1801-19 as another convenience with the include of both AC and DC operation. Of course, the TVD1801-19 can be used at home, but if you have an RV or like to go camping, a 12-volt car power cord is included in the box.

Of course, offering AC/DC operation is one thing, but what about TV and DVD features?

The Axess TVD1801-19's TV section features LED backlight for even blacks and better contrast, 1366x768 native pixel resolution (approx 720p) and includes HDTV tuner for receiving over-the-air and unscrambled cable channels, 1 HDMI, and 1 set of a shared composite/component video inputs, and even a VGA/PC monitor input.

Also included are both a USB port and SD card slot for playback of compatible media files (MP3 audio and JPEG Photos).

For audio, the TV has a built-in speakers, but also provides a digital coaxial output for optional connection to a external audio system, as well as a headphone jack for private listening.

There is a disc loading slot on the side of the TV for standard DVDs and CDs.

Available in several screen sizes in addition to 19-inch model discussed her, including 22 and 24-inches (larger sizes AC operation only).

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