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The 8 Best Small TVs (up to 32 inches)

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The best small tvs 32 inches and under
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Although everyone seems to be after larger TVs for their living rooms, small TVs are still in demand too. Small TVs are perfect for guest rooms, home offices, kitchens, bathrooms, and more. A small TV can still deliver great media content and be a medium for games while also fitting into the smallest of spaces.

What to Look for in a Small TV:

Buying a new TV is a big purchase, even if it’s a small TV. But with technical jargon and seemingly random numbers, it can be hard to navigate a product description for a TV. So, here’s exactly what you should be looking for when making your purchase:

Best Overall: Samsung 32-inch LED Smart 1080p TV

SAMSUNG 32-inch Class LED Smart FHD TV 1080P
Samsung

If you’re looking for a 32 inch TV for a guest room or a small office space, this gem from Samsung will be a perfect fit for you. Samsung is a highly reputable tech brand and its products are built to last.

This 32 inch TV has a 1080p resolution and LED display tech with Micro Dimming Pro, which helps your TV display deeper blacks and purer whites. It has a 60Hz refresh rate, which should be plenty fast for most people. And there are a ton of available port connections, including two HDMI inputs, a spot for satellite or cable input, a USB port, an Ethernet port, and more.

Plus, this smart TV runs on the Tizen OS from Samsung. So you won’t need to hook up a streaming device to have access to Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video, and a lot of other streaming services. Instead, you’ll be able to download the apps and log into your streaming service accounts directly from the TV itself. It’s worth mentioning that not all TV operating systems support every single streaming service app, so make sure your favorite service is available prior to making your purchase.

With the stand, this smart Samsung TV is 28.9 inches wide, 18.2 inches high, and 6.4 inches deep. So for most dresser areas in guest bedrooms or home offices, this will be the perfect size.

Best Overall

$237.99

Another Great Option: TCL 32-inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV

TCL 32-inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV
TCL

This TCL 32-inch TV is another great option that will work for a lot of people, especially those who want a TV with Roku already installed. It has a 1080p resolution, LED display technology, and a 60 Hz refresh rate. Then, you’re covered with a ton of ports, too. There are three HDMI ports, one USB port, a headphone jack, an optical audio output, and more.

And as mentioned before, this is a Roku smart TV. So, you’ll have immediate access to over 5,000 streaming channels through Roku TV. You will need to have paid subscriptions, of course, to streaming apps like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, etc. but there are free streaming apps you can check out too.

This smart TV will also work with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to make things even easier for you. You can use a virtual helper to search for a movie or TV show, launch an app, switch HDMI inputs, and more all using voice controls.

For your space planning reference, this TV is 28.8 inches wide, 19.1 inches tall, and 7.1 inches deep.

Another Great Option

TCL 32-inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV

This TCL 32-inch TV is another great option that will work for a lot of people, especially those who want a TV with Roku already installed.

$178.00

Best Budget: LG 22-inch 1080p IPS LED TV

LG

If you need a super basic TV or you’re looking to save a bit of money, this 22-inch 2017 model from LG is perfect for you. Although it is an older model, you’ll still get 1080p resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate, and LED backlighting for sharper, richer colors. And with a 20-inch length and 14.1-inch width, it’ll fit perfectly in small spaces.

There’s only one HDMI port, which is totally fine if you only intend to attach one streaming device to it and that’s it. This LG TV is not a smart TV, so you will have to purchase a streaming device, like a Roku or Chromecast, if you want to use streaming services. Then, there’s also one antenna/cable input as well.

Or, if you want to save even more money, you could go with LG’s 24-inch 720p version. You’ll sacrifice resolution, but get a slightly larger display for a cheaper price.

Best Budget

LG 22-inch 1080p IPS LED TV

If you need a super basic TV or you’re looking to save a bit of money, this 22-inch 2017 model from LG is perfect for you.

$139.99

Best Premium: Samsung 32-inch Frame QLED LS03 Series

Samsung

If you have the money to splurge on a great 32 inch TV, The Frame TV from Samsung is a top-tier, beautiful pick. You can buy just the TV or you can bundle it with one of the custom colored frames, including beige, black, brown, or white. Samsung’s Frame TV looks just like a framed piece of art on your wall until you’re ready to use it as a TV.

If you want to put it on a stand, you have that option, but it really shines best as a gorgeous piece of art on your wall. You can even activate a motion sensor that makes your TV display your art pieces whenever you walk into the room. And you have control over which art pieces show on the TV, either by buying individual pieces of art or subscribing to a large art library.

Plus, with Samsung’s Frame TV, you’ll get QLED display tech instead of traditional LED tech for small TVs. QLED tech involves a quantum dot layer that basically gives you a larger range of colors. Another bonus is that Alexa is already built-in, so it’s ready to go and help you open apps, change the channel, play music, and otherwise make your life easier.

The refresh rate for The Frame TV is 30Hz, so this TV won’t be the best for gaming, but it will be great for streaming media. And for space planning purposes, the TV without the stand is 28.5 inches wide, 16.5 inches tall, and 1 inch deep. If you decide to go the stand route, it’ll be 28.5 inches wide, 17.8 inches tall, and 5.6 inches deep.

Best Premium

$597.99

Best Compact: SuperSonic 24-inch LED Widescreen HD TV

SuperSonic SC-2412 LED Widescreen HDTV
SuperSonic

If you need a small TV to fit a super compact space, like a bathroom or a kitchen, this TV from SuperSonic is perfect for you. This particular 24-inch model is 22.32 inches wide, 14.84 inches tall, and 6.69 inches deep. But if you need an even smaller model, SuperSonic offers TVs in these sizes too: 13.3 inch, 15 inch, 19 inch, or 22 inch.

With this TV, you’ll get a 1080p resolution, LED display technology, and a refresh rate of 60Hz. It’s not a smart TV, but it does come with an HDMI port so you can connect a streaming device. Then, there’s also a USB port, some AC ports, and even an SD card slot as well. Plus, there’s a built-in DVD/CD player that’ll save you extra room if you have a bulky DVD player in your setup right now. But it won’t play Blu-rays, so if that’s what you have in your collection, you’re out of luck.

Overall, it’s a super compact, stylish TV that will work perfectly in tight spaces.

Best with 4K Resolution: Samsung Flat 32-inch QLED 4K TV

SAMSUNG QN32Q50RAFXZA Flat 32 QLED 4K 32Q50 Series Smart TV (2019 model)
Samsung

Here’s yet another TV from Samsung, but this company is a highly reputable tech brand so it’s not surprising. This 32-inch Smart TV from Samsung will cost you a pretty penny, but if 4K resolution in a small TV is what you’re after, this is it. 4K options for small TVs are rare and out of the few, this one is the best.

In addition to 4K resolution, the display technology is QLED instead of the traditional LED that comes in smaller TVs. All QLED means is that there’s a quantum dot layer that helps the TV produce a wider color range. Then, the refresh rate for this TV is 60Hz.

And this TV runs with Samsung’s Tizen OS, so it’ll natively support browsers as well as popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more. As mentioned before, not all streaming service apps will be supported on every TV operating system, so make sure your favorites are available before making your purchase. Though most modern smart TVs will have the most popular streaming service apps available, it’s smart to double-check.

There are three HDMI ports, one Ethernet port, two USB ports, and one digital audio output port. At 28.5 inches wide and 6 inches deep, this TV is perfect for guest rooms or other small to medium sized spaces.

Best with 4K Resolution

$497.99

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Our 5 Favorite Prime Day 2021 Deals (Day Two)

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A set of true wireless earbuds, orbi routers, netgear ethernet switch, projector, and Olympus camera in a collage
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It’s day two of Amazon Prime Day (yeah we question the name too), and all the deals are underway. While some of yesterday’s best deals are still going, Amazon saved quite a few for today. As always the list is big, but we dug in for you and chose our five favorite deals.

One thing we can’t guarantee is that any of these deals will stay in stock long, we saw multiple sales quickly sell out yesterday while others lasted through the day. We also tried to scour high and low for prices … well high and low. Some of these sales are still expensive, but at a significant savings, while others are well in spurge spending territory. Without further adieu, here are our favorite deals.

The Prettiest Pretty Pictures

Let’s go ahead and get one of the priciest items on our list out of the way first thing. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III, built for hobbyists and enthusiasts alike, houses a 20MP live MOS sensor to take high-end photos. It’s resistant to dust, splashes, and cold weather so you can take it with you anywhere.

It’s also more compact and lightweight than the Mark II that came before it. Taking night shots should be easier thanks to its 5-axis image stabilization, and if you’re in the mood it can capture video at 4K.  The LCD flips out to help frame the perfect shot, and with a tripod you can use its 50MP high Res shot mode. This kit comes with a 14-150mm Weather sealed lens, but you can always buy more.

A significant savings

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III

If you’ve always wanted to splurge on a really high-end camera, but they were just too much, now’s your chance. You’ll still spend quite a bit, but at $700 off you’ll save a lot too.

$1799.00

Who Needs a Big TV?

Giant TVs are great, but they’re also expensive and take up a ton of room. Instead, why not put a 150-inch screen in your room without spending 150-inch tv pricing? Anker’s Nebula Cosmos Max projector can put out a 4K resolution 150 image, and it’ll cost you less than half as much as actual TVs.

It even comes with Android TV baked in, so you can watch Netflix, Amazon Prime, or nearly any other streaming service you desire. It can adjust as needed for nearly any placement, from straight on to angled projecting. And with today’s deal, you could spring for a projector screen and still come out ahead. Sometimes projectors really are the better choice over TVs.

Bigger is better

Anker Nebula Cosmos Max

Capable of putting an image up to 150 inches, you don’t need to go bankrupt buying a giant TV with this projector. You’ll even get Android TV right out of the box.

$1699.99

Wi-Fi That Won’t Quit

Do you have trouble getting Wi-Fi to all the corners of your home? If your bedroom feels like a dead zone, a Wi-Fi 6 MESH kit might help. And if you’re adding more smart home devices every day, you may soon find that a Wi-Fi 6 router is the only thing that can keep up with all the demands.

The NETGEAR Orbi Pro WiFi 6 MESH kit promises to cover homes up to 9,000 square feet with its one home and two satellite setup. It can handle up to 6 Gbps network speeds, making it future-proof, and you can separate everything out into its own network. That could guests, work, and smart home devices. Even if you don’t have any Wi-Fi 6 devices today, they’ll benefit from the new routers, so there’s no reason to wait.

Fast as lightning

NETGEAR Orbi Pro Wifi 6 Mesh Router

If your home feels like a ton of dead spots then you a MESH kit. And if you’ve littered every space with smart devices, only a Wi-Fi 6 MESH kit, like this one, will keep up.

$988.48

Less Wireless and More Wired

Of course, fast Wi-Fi is great but wired where possible is always better. The problem is many routers and models come with just a few ethernet ports. You may soon find every connection taken after plugging in the PC, a smart TV, a gaming console, and a NAS. The NETGEAR 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch takes care of that problem.

Just plug into your existing router or modem, and you’ve instantly added five more ethernet ports to your setup. And since it’s an unmanaged switch, you don’t have to worry about software. Just connect it to your modem or router, then connect your wired devices to it and you’re done.

More ports

$15.99

Music To Your Ears

What’s better than a set of true wireless earbuds? An affordable set with Active Noise Canceling, AAC, aptX, and SBC codec support! Today’s deal of Sennheiser CX 400BT True Wireless Earbuds is too good to pass up.

For your hard earned dollars, you get the earbuds, a case that provides up to 20 hours of battery life, and of course the charging cable. With its included app, you can adjust the sound of these true wireless earbuds, and they’ll pair with your favorite smart assistant.

ANC for less

$129.95

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