Best 32-Inch LED TVs

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 14, 2018
Need a small TV for kitchen, bedroom, or exercise room? A 32-inch model is just what you need! This compact TV can easily fit into any small room and bring you hours of entertainment. We have reviewed the best 32-inch TVs to make your choice less tricky. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Size
Screen
Motion Rate
Smart TV
Interfaces
Sound
Warranty
 
PROS

The built-in eco sensor automatically adjusts the screen's brightness to the intensity of the ambient light in the room.

CONS

The built-in Wi-Fi adapter could be more powerful.

OUR VERDICT

If you need a top-tier television from the renowned manufacturer, the Samsung Electronics UN32M5300A Smart LED TV is the best choice. It delivers a stunning picture with amazing clarity.

detailed parameters
Size

32" (40", 43", 49", 50" also available)

Screen

1920 х 1080, IPS

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

1 x USB 2.0

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45)

2 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Component / Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 5 W, DTS Premium Sound 5.1™

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The webOS ™ by LG has its own app store that includes Netflix, YouTube, Hulu ™, Amazon Video, VUDU® and other popular apps.

CONS

Some users claim that the base is a bit unstable. 

OUR VERDICT

This smart TV by LG has an intuitive and very user-friendly interface. Moreover, LG TV Plus app allows you to turn your smartphone into a TV remote for the greater convenience of use.

detailed parameters
Size

32"

Screen

1366 х 768, IPS

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

1 x USB 2.0

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45)

2 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Component / Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 5 W, Virtual Surround™

Warranty

1 year

PROS

This model has 3 HDMI ports (one with ARC), so you can connect up to 3 multimedia devices at the same time.

CONS

The Roku TV works not that fast.

OUR VERDICT

The TCL 32S305 Roku LED TV is great for people who're looking for an inexpensive and yet functional TV with the access to the Internet. It delivers decent-quality image and good sound.

detailed parameters
Size

32" (28", 40", 43", 49" also available)

Screen

1366 х 768, VA

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

1 x USB 2.0

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45)

3 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x Headphone jack

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 2.5 W, Dolby Digital Plus™

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Thanks to X-Reality PRO and Motionflow XR 240 technologies, you'll always get extremely sharp and clear image. 

CONS

The sound quality is average.

OUR VERDICT

This Sony TV is an excellent choice for sports fans, gamers, and those who like watching fast-moving action movies. This TV delivers the most realistic picture possible with the precise motion clarity.

detailed parameters
Size

32" (40", 48" also available)

Screen

1366 х 768, IPS

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

Yes (built-in Wi-Fi)

Interfaces

2 x USB 2.0

1 x Ethernet port (RJ-45)

2 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Component / Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x Headphone jack

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 5 W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The total power of the built-in speakers makes 20 watts, so the sound effects will be incredibly realistic. And DTS TruVolume ™ technology guarantees rich bass.

CONS

It's not a Smart TV. 

OUR VERDICT

The VIZIO D32hn-D0 is best suited for those who are going to watch cable TV, satellite TV or connect a game console or any USB drive. It has an Energy Star 7.0 rate and, thus, it will help you save some money on electricity bills.

detailed parameters
Size

32" (24", 40", 43", 50" also available)

Screen

1366 х 768, VA

Motion Rate

60 Hz

Smart TV

No

Interfaces

1 x USB 2.0

2 x HDMI 1.4

1 x Component / Composite in

1 x Optical out

1 x RCA audio out

1 x Ant. in

Sound

2 x 10 W, DTS TruVolume™

Warranty

1 year

Samsung UN32M5300A

The Best of the Best

If you ask us who makes the best TVs in the world, we will definitely answer "Samsung". This South Korean company is the top TV manufacturer for a good reason. Samsung TVs are much more colorful and brighter than their competitors. Plus, they prevent input lags, which makes them a great choice for gamers who want to connect their advanced video game consoles to a TV. And the Samsung Electronics UN32M5300A 32-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV is no exception. It makes colors look super vivid and is one of the best models to watch HD content on.

It can bring your favorite TV shows, movies, games, and other media content to life in vibrant Full HD 1080p resolution. The model has a built-in Wi-Fi module to give you access to even more functions. This smart TV enables you to watch video on demand, download apps, and more. And thanks to Samsung Smart Hub, you can quickly find your favorite movies, TV shows, sports events, music tracks, and games. The Smart Menu is unobtrusive and easy to navigate. You can reposition the various apps in the menu for your convenience. For example, you can set "quick access" to those apps you use most frequently and remove unneeded apps to de-clutter the menu.

Out of the box, the TV is very easy to set up and get started. It's equipped with a wide variety of inputs and outputs including 2 HDMI ports, 1 Ethernet port, 1 USB port, 1 component input, 1 composite input, 1 RF input, and 1 mini-jack audio out. So, you can plug in any USB storage device to access your photos, music, or movies. And owing to Anynet+ technology, you'll be able to control multiple external devices with a single remote control.

Review of Samsung UN32M5300A 32-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV

2x More Clarity

This brilliant TV allows you to enjoy a viewing experience with 2x more clarity of standard HD TVs. Boasting Micro Dimming Pro technology, this Samsung TV delivers crystal-clear picture while saving electricity - the screen's brightness is automatically adjusted to the intensity of the light in the room. An eco sensor analyzes each frame and optimizes LED backlighting to make the image more eye-friendly with sharper contrasts and deeper blacks. Therefore, the picture quality is always excellent. The sound is fine. The TV uses DTS Premium Sound 5.1 that doesn't have the most powerful bass out there but still, provides you with the clear sound. Overall, if you need a terrific television with stunning picture and decent sound, the Samsung UN32M5300A is the best bet.

Samsung UN32M5300A 32-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

LG 32LJ550M

Bluer Skies. Richer Sunsets. Greener Grass.

The LG 32LJ550M television ensures crisp and clear video with 720p HD picture. It enhances red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow hues and luminance for richer colors, more lifelike skin tones, and contrast. The LED display also boasts exceptional brightness in all lighting conditions and high energy efficiency. It uses tiny light-emitting diodes to optimally illuminate the picture, yet saving some energy. LED is superior to previous CCFL technology, which results in a slim design of this TV.

This LG television broadcasts TV programs and DVRs in a high quality, displaying 720 lines of resolution. With amazing brightness, clarity, sharpness and color detail, the image is simply breathtaking. As for the sound, it comes from each direction. Thanks to the LG Virtual Surround technology, everything sounds like it's happening all around you. For the home theater connection, the TV has two HDMI inputs. The high-speed HDMI cable can transmit both high-resolution 720p picture and digital surround sound. However, note that an HDMI cable isn't included in the package. Also, you'll find a USB input at the back of the TV for connecting your camera, camcorder or another USB-enabled device. The TV has a built-in Wi-Fi module which turns this TV into a smart device allowing for streaming movies, videos, and music. The TV comes with the most popular streaming video apps already pre-installed.

Review of LG 32LJ550M 32-Inch 720p with WebOS 3.5 Smart LED TV

With LG webOS 3.5, Your Favorite Content is Right Here

The LG webOS is one of the best smart platforms for TVs out there. It brings together the most popular streaming video apps. Now, the hottest news, weather forecast, and entertainment are easily accessible through an intuitive TV interface. You can enjoy your favorite TV shows right after pressing "Netflix" hotkey on the remote. The Netflix can stream 4K videos with HDR or Dolby Vision with Dolby Atmos audio (when available). There's also Amazon with UHD HDR and YouTube in 4K available. Among other apps, you can find Google Play TV, Now TV, Hulu, VUDU, MLB.TV, Wuaki, Sky Store, and FandangoNow. Furthermore, you can download even more apps by using the Internet connection. You can change the running order of the apps depending on how you use the set. The streaming apps will remain open and live, even if you navigate away from them. The other cool features of the webOS platform include a 360-degree video playback (from 360-degree videos on YouTube) and an OLED still image gallery. All this makes the LG 32LJ550M one of the smartest models on the market.

LG 32LJ550M 32-Inch 720p with WebOS 3.5 Smart LED TV in the use

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TCL 32S305

Solid Buy for the Price

Although TCL isn't a very well-known brand in the world, it has already gained the popularity among American customers. It's one of the fastest-growing brands in North America that produces high-quality yet affordable electronic devices. Just like the 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV! This smart TV is packed with lots of features at a great price to boot. For less than $160, you'll get an impressive TV without a lot of bells and whistles but with a crisp picture and some apps allowing you to access over 4,000 streaming channels and 450,000 movies.

The direct-lit LED display along with an advanced refresh rate produces a premium-quality picture. The colors are sharp and vivid. And a dual-band Wi-Fi ensures that you'll capture every moment without lags or blurs. The sound is pretty fine for a small bedroom or exercise room. The TV has a simple and intuitive interface with no complicated menus. The TCL Roku TV gives you a quick access to streaming channels, cable TV, satellite TV, gaming consoles, and other devices. And owing to the TV's rear USB port, you can even pause live TV for up to 90 minutes. Also, it's fitted with 3 HDMI (1 with ARC), RF, composite, headphone jack, and optical audio outs.

The remote that comes with the TV is a bit "old lady friendly". It has only 20 buttons, so even seniors can easily operate it. For even easier navigating, you can download a powerful Roku mobile app to your smartphone or tablet. It will turn your gadget into a convenient streaming companion. This way, you can easily share your personal videos, photos, and music to your TV. And with the Voice Roku Search, you can swiftly find the needed streaming media by title, actor, director, etc. Overall, you get a bit more than you pay for.

Review of TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV

Installation Options

You'll definitely be amazed how light this TV is. You can simply hold it in place with one hand only while mounting. By the way, you can also get a package with articulating or tilting wall mounts for a discounted price.

The articulating TV wall mount can be tilted up to 15 degrees, swiveled left to right up to 180 degrees, and extended up to 16.3 inches for the best viewing experience.

The tilting wall mount can be tilted up to 18 degrees to ensure an optimal viewing angle. With built-in bubble level, it's very easy to install. Also, it has quick-release pull tabs that lock this TV in place without any tools. With a sleek, modern design, the TCL 32S305 looks great if it's either off or on.

TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV in the use

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Sony KDL32W600D

Smart Inside, Smart Outside

Enjoy a cleaner and more refined picture with the Sony KDL32W600D Smart LED TV. Packed with the X-Reality PRO technology, the TV ensures superior clarity in every detail. The color is brilliant, the contrast is great, and the images are wonderfully crisp. Yet, the main selling point of this TV is the unique Sony’s refresh rate technology (Motionflow XR 240). Every action in sports or movies is depicted with precise motion clarity. And due to the noise reduction technology, the scenes get ultimately sharp with vivid colors and amazing blacks.

Also, the TV boasts the Clear Phase feature for well-balanced frequencies for natural audio. This model has a powerful built-in computer that analyzes and compensates all inaccuracies in speakers' response. This way, you'll always get a brilliant sound quality. Like other smart TVs, this one has a built-in Wi-Fi enabling you to go online and browse your favorite movies, enjoy stream video channels, and access services like Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube. Best of all, you can also download different apps without the mess with cables. Additionally, you're free to enjoy digital content from your USB stick. The TV supports MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, ASF, MPEG1 2 and 4, WMV, XVID and more formats as well as a wide range of codecs.

The TV itself is very slim. The display has a narrow frame with minimal bezels so that users could watch edge-to-edge pictures. The stand at the back has slots for wires. So, the power cable can be neatly channeled into the stand. Smart inside, smart outside!

Review of Sony KDL32W600D 32-Inch HD Smart TV

Smartphone to the Big Screen

The Sony TV lets you mirror your smartphone to its big screen. Therefore, you can watch and listen any content right from your smartphone on your Sony TV. Moreover, with the Photo Sharing Plus feature, you can share your precious memories with your loved ones. As many as ten people can connect wirelessly from their smartphone to the TV and send photos, short videos, music, or clips right to the TV screen. If needed, the TV can even create a dedicated Wi-Fi network for your guests. Supersize your special memories, enjoy them on the big screen, and have great fun with your family and friends!

Sony KDL32W600D 32-Inch HD Smart TV in the use

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VIZIO D32hn-D0

Incredible Picture. Unbeatable Value.

VIZIO is a leading HDTV company in the US that manufactures only high-quality products, and no wonder that their D-Series TVs are so popular among American users. This VIZIO D32HN E0 full-array LED TV boasts a modern design and decent picture quality to bring you immersive HD experience at an incredible value. The full-array LED means that LEDs are distributed evenly behind the whole screen, delivering excellent light uniformity. So, the picture gets crystal clear with beautiful color spectrum. The sound is quite loud, and no soundbar is needed unless you want to turn your room into a cinema hall. Overall, we consider this model a good option for those that search for a budget-friendly TV to set up in kitchens or bedrooms. But if you're ready to pay a bit more, we'd certainly recommend you to take a look at the other two options offered by the manufacturer. The most advanced of the three comes with a UHD option that features 8.3 million pixels and the stunning resolution of 1080p Full HD. It boasts the Spatial Scaling Engine that transforms 720p and 1080p Full HD videos to 4K Ultra HD resolution. The TV ensures an ultra-HD playback from HDMI cables, satellite receivers, Blu-ray players, and game consoles. And with the built-in V6 Six-Core Processor, you can get fast performance and an ultra-smooth Smart TV experience. We would like to note that all apps are automatically updated to stay current with the latest improvements and upgrades to the latest versions. No matter what model you choose, the set-up process will be very simple. Just put the feet on!

Review of VIZIO D32hn-D0 32-Inch 720p LED TV

Save Your Money on Electicity Bills

The great news is that the VIZIO 32" 720 p LED TV D32HN-E0 is Energy Star 7.0 rated. It's more energy efficient than most LCD TVs on the market. For example, if similar 30"-34" models cost users from $6 to $13 per year, this VIZIO TV requires just $5. This information is relevant if you watch television for approximately 5 hours per day and pay 12 cents per kWh. The estimated yearly electricity use of this TV makes just 41 kWh.

VIZIO D32hn-D0 32-Inch 720p LED TV in the use

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What Is a 32-inch LED TV?

Did you know that on average people watch about five hours of TV per day, nearly 35 hours per week? Almost as a full-time job! And most families own two or more TV sets. People tend to install huge 55-inch TVs in their cozy living rooms and more compact models in smaller rooms. A 32-inch TV has just the right size to fit in bedrooms, guest rooms, exercise rooms, or kitchens. For this review, we have chosen the best LED TVs available on the market. This type of TVs is equipped with traditional LCD panels that are backlit with LEDs. Usually, LED TVs have very thin displays, produce a wide color gamut, provide added brightness, offer good contrast levels, and consume little electricity. The majority of models are packed with built-in Wi-Fi allowing users to watch stream TV, YouTube videos, browse the Internet, listen to the radio, access various apps, and more. So, keep on reading our review of the top 5 32-inch LED TVs and choose the one you really need!

What Features to Compare

Resolution

The first thing to consider before buying a TV is a display resolution. Actually, the resolution is the number of distinct pixels that can be displayed on the screen. The higher this number, the better. Currently, most TVs have High-definition (HD) resolution or Ultra-high-definition (UHD) resolution. The cheapest TVs have HP (1280p x 720p) resolution. The picture isn't so impressive compared to UHD resolution, however, if you're buying a television just for watching TV shows, this resolution will be sufficient for you. Moreover, such popular channels as ABC, Fox, ESPN, and some other channels broadcast at 720p only. More sophisticated (and pricey!) models use Full HD resolution (1920p x 1080p) that is better for watching movies, sports events, and similar video content. And the high-end TVs have the best 4K UHD resolution that ensures the clearest and the sharpest picture possible. Yet, these TVs are the most expensive on the market.

Design

Also, take a look at the design of a TV. If you want to fully focus on entertainment, choose those models with minimal bezels to enjoy almost edgeless pictures. Try to choose the frame that will match your room interior. In case you want to mount a TV on the wall, look for models that come with articulating or tilting wall mounts.

If you're going to connect HDMI cables, satellite receivers, Blu-ray players, game consoles, or USB drives to a TV, consider the interface and the ports available.

Another thing to take into account is a remote control. If your elderly relatives are going to use a TV too, it's better to choose remotes with fewer buttons. We would like to point out that some top TVs can be paired with your smartphones or tablets after downloading a dedicated app.

Extras

Here, you need to decide whether you want an ordinary or a smart TV. By Smart TV we mean a model with built-in Wi-Fi and, consequently, an access to the Internet. These models offer plenty of TV programs, movies, and music without a need to connect a TV antenna or subscribe to cable/satellite services. They come with numerous apps already pre-installed, and if you wish, you can always download more. Yet, smart TVs are more expensive than ordinary ones. So, if you need a simple TV without all those bells and whistles, there's no reason to overpay for "smart" functions.

Did you know?

The Longest Running TV Shows

TV shows have been around since the earliest days of the medium and many of them have come from the radio. So, the beginning of "talk show golden age" is considered to be somewhere in 1948, however, the television wasn't widespread across American families until the 1950s. Meet the Press is the longest-running show (news/interviews) that was first broadcasted on November 6, 1947. Nowadays, the number of episodes make more than 3,600. As for the television talk shows, the world's longest-running show is called The Tonight Show. It has debuted in 1954 and continues up to this day (more than 12,000 episodes). One of the most popular TV shows in the US now is the Oprah Winfrey Show. Currently, it consists of 25 seasons, 4561 episodes.

The First TV Advertisement

The first television ad was broadcasted on July 1, 1941, on screens in the US. The 20-second spot for Bulova watch appeared before a baseball game. At that time the advertisement cost just $9.

The Largest TV in the World

The Austrian company, C Seed, has released the world's largest 4K widescreen TV, C Seed 262. As it goes from its name, the LED screen makes as many as 262 inches (6.65 meters). The TV is priced around $500,000.

The World's First TV

The first television was invented by J.L. Baird, in 1926. It delivered coarse image and had 30 lines only. Nowadays, the number of lines reaches 2160 (UHD resolution). HD television standards were ratified in 1996, before manufacturers all over the world invented the first HD sets.

When It All Started...

The first US television station was launched in 1928, while BBC transmission started in 1930. Yet, the real expansion of television came in 1950s-1960s, after World War II. The first satellite television was launched in 1962. Already in 1969, more than 600 million people had satellites in their homes.

How Many? Statistics

99% of American households have at least one TV, and more than 60% people have at least three TV sets. There're more than 275 million TVs in the US nowadays. The majority of families prefer cable TV.

4% of energy consumption go on powering television.

Annually, Americans watch approximately 250 billion hours of television.

During our entire life, we see over 2 million TV ads.

Where the Word "Television" Comes From

The word "television" comes from the word "tele" (Ancient Greek) meaning "far" and the Latin word "visio" meaning "sight". Actually, the word “Television” was first documented as a term in 1900. It was coined by Constantin Perskyi, a Russian scientist.

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Publish Date: 2018-05-17 11:19:40