With the latest in technology becoming more affordable and more accessible, it can be much easier to find a good TV without spending a ton of money. For those who have a higher budget, there are also plenty of TV options with all the features you could ever want or need for home entertainment.
Choosing the best TV for your home depends on the amount of space you have and the ways in which you plan to use your TV. Some are designed for use with the internet and make it easy to stream movies, shows, and other entertainment.
Top 7 32 Inch Tv
- Insignia HD Smart TV - Fire TV Edition delivers 720p picture quality with deep blacks and...
- With the Fire TV experience built-in, enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa...
- Panel Resolution 1366 x 768
- Dynamic Contrast Ratio 1000:1
- Dimensions (w x H x D): TV without stand: 28.8" x 17.1" x 3.0", TV with stand: 28.8" x...
- Smart Functionality offers access to over 5, 000 streaming channels featuring more than...
- Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 28.8" x 17.1" x 3.1", TV with stand:28.8" x 19"...
- Smart functionality delivers all your favorite content with over 500,000 movies and TV...
- 2X HDMI With MHL
- Clear QAM Tuner
- Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 28.9" x 17.1" x 3.2", TV with stand: 28.9" x...
- Smart functionality offers access to over 4,000 streaming channels featuring more than...
- Upc: 845226016738
- Weight: 14.100 lbs
When Big Is Too Big
Nobody likes to sit in the front row of a movie theater. For starters, there’s nowhere to put your feet up and no one at whom you can anonymously throw popcorn. Those are two pretty big negatives. The worst part, however, is your viewing experience. When sitting a dozen feet away from a movie screen spanning twice that in diagonal length, you’d be lucky if your eyes could even take in its entirety. Whatever you manage to see, you’d leave the theater in a neck brace.
Televisions operate within certain ideal viewing distances themselves. These distances are determined by their size classes, but they also change slightly depending on their resolutions. You’ll notice that at 32 inches, none of the TVs on our list feature 4K resolution. That’s because, with a 4K 32-inch television, you’d need to be closer than 4 feet away from the screen to begin to appreciate any difference in resolution compared to 1080 HD.
These are all LED TVs, which utilize light emitting diodes situated behind a liquid crystal display. The LEDs provide the light, while the LCD shapes that light into the image intended. The color comes from a third layer working in conjunction with the first two to organize greens, reds, and blues into a full spectrum of visible colors.
Light From Every Corner
You’re likely to encounter one of three designations of LED arrangement on a television’s specification sheet, all of which are artfully shrouded in vagaries. Throughout the TV market, there is very little by way of standardization in measurement. Manufacturers manipulate the numbers on everything from refresh rate to dynamic range in an attempt to make their sets seem superior to the ones on either side of them on the shelf.
Edgelit, by comparison, usually indicates one to four strips of LEDs located across one to four corresponding edges of the screen. If, for example, an edge-lit LED TV had one strip of LEDs running along its bottom edge, it would be more difficult for that screen to display a bright part of an image toward the top of the screen.
Additionally, you might encounter a feature called local dimming, which is the ability for individual LEDs to reduce their brightness and give you a more dynamic picture. If a TV offers this, it’s usually a good sign.
Despite the fact that most people prefer a backlit display, the 32-inch size class is small enough that a single strip of LEDs situated along just one edge of the screen could provide sufficient lighting for almost any image. Couple that with the industry’s improvements in light direction technology, which mimics the local dimming of full-array backlit LED screens by funneling and redirecting light, and smaller, edge-lit designs quickly seem like a viable option.
From The Lab To The Living Room
In less than a century’s time, the television has become the cornerstone of practically every American household. Growing up in the 1980s, if you didn’t have cable, you were considered weird. I had one friend whose parents didn’t even have a TV in their house until he was twenty years old.
The phenomenon started in the early 1920s with a Scottish inventor named John Logie Baird, who pioneered both the first mechanical television and the first purely electronic color television throughout his lifetime.
At the same time in America, Charles Francis Jenkins was busy working on the wireless transmission of television images. Jenkins received a patent for his work in 1925 after successfully transmitting silhouette images of a toy windmill over a distance of five miles between a naval radio tower and his laboratory.