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Best Small LCD Television

Looking for a top rated small, flat panel TV to go in the bedroom, or to use as a computer monitor? Then a 22-inch, 23-inch or 27-inch LCD TV that delivers the great picture quality of LCD at a much lower cost than a larger set is probably your best option. Perfect for secondary rooms like a home office, kitchen or bedroom, these small LCD TVs can be put almost anywhere. Today’s small TV models include many features previously reserved for big screen TVs, such as widescreen aspect ratios, surround sound and high definition capability. The models below have gotten consistently high ratings.


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23" Flat Panel Television Best Picks & Best Rated

Ready to get rid of that clunky old analog TV in the kitchen? It’s never been easier or cheaper to get a great looking flat panel 23-inch LCD TV. Bobby’s Best has brands like Samsung and LG, or visit the link below to Amazon.com to check out their most recent bestsellers.

26" Flat Panel Television Best Picks & Best Rated

Just because a TV is small doesn't mean it can’t be stylish and have terrific picture quality. Today’s flat panel 26-inch LCD TVs deliver the goods, bringing your favorite shows to life. Bobby’s Best has brands like Sharp, Magnavox, Philips, Toshiba and Audiovox, or you can visit the link below to Amazon.com to check out their most recent bestsellers.

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Television Features That Count

  • Screen Formatting. Many TVs on the market today have a widescreen aspect ratio, with the most common being 16:9. This is great for movies but can distort television shows, which are usually broadcast in a 4:3 aspect ratio. If you buy a 16:9 TV, make sure it can properly display 4:3 programs as well, or else your favorite TV characters will always look a bit stretched.
  • Speaker Placement. Today’s flat panel TVs take up much less room than those big boxes we all used to have, but speaker placement can really make a difference in a TV’s footprint. Many companies put their speakers on the sides of the TV, which takes up a lot more space than it has to. If you have a big entertainment center this is fine, but if you have limited space, look for TVs that have the speakers placed on the bottom of the set. This way, you won’t have to sacrifice screen size to make the TV fit.
  • Contrast Ratio. LCD TVs use a backlight to generate their picture and as a result the color black in LCD TVs tends to not be as sharp as people like. Look for a high contrast ratio (above 1,000:1) to make sure you get sharp, deep blacks.
  • HDMI. These are the highest-quality inputs/output ports, and can deliver the highest-quality picture and audio from your DVD player, DVR or video game system (much better than those old red, white and yellow wires). Look for at least one HDMI port, if not two, especially if you have a high end TV or a home theater. That way, you can use separate video and audio cables to optimize your experience.
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP). PIP allows you to watch multiple shows, movies or sporting events at once, with one as the primary display and the others as secondary displays in boxes on the screen. This is perfect for when your favorite baseball and football teams are playing at the same time. Many late-model TVs have PIP, and some allow for multiple PIPs, although the additional secondary displays might have to come from an auxiliary source like a DVD player.
  • LCD or Plasma? Probably the biggest feature that you will have to evaluate, especially with bigger TVs, is whether it is LCD or plasma. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. As was mentioned previously, LCD TVs often do not give deep, true blacks, which plasma does give. LCD TVs also have a narrower viewing cone than plasma; if you try to watch an LCD TV from too far off to the side, the picture quality will be degraded. On the other hand, LCD TVs generally have a longer life, with most are guaranteed to 60,000 hours, while plasma TVs can have a lifespan of as little as 30,000 hours. Plasma TVs also can suffer burn-in—the term for when an on-screen image leaves slightly visible and fairly annoying ghost image—although newer models incorporate improved technology that makes burn-in less common.

About This Best Small LCD Recommendation Page

Bobby’s Best has the best picks for top rated flat panel 22", 23” and 26” LCD TVs as well as small plasma tvs and small tv sets. Get the best small tv and best small lcd tv available. Check out the Samsung 22-inch, Samsung 23-inch Plasma (one of the best small lcd televisions), Samsung 26-inch LCD TVs, LG 22-inch LCD TVs, 23-inch, LG 26-inch LCD TVs. Also recommended are the Magnavox 22-inch LCD TVs, Magnavox 23-inch, Magnavox 26-inch TVs, Sharp 22-inch LCD TVs, Sharp 23-inch LCD TVs, Sharp 26-inch LCD TVs. And of course there is the usual favorite being the Sony Bravia 22-inch, Sony 23-inch LCD TVs, Sony Bravia 26-inch LCD TVs, Panasonic 22-inch LCD TVs, Panasonic 23-inch and Panasonic 26-inch LCD TVs. A small flat panel LCD TV is great and is really the best LCD choice for any room in the house where space is limited, especially since plasma can be very expensive in smaller sizes. You can watch your favorite shows in bed or use them as computer monitors. All the best small lcd tvs are here, even widescreen format small tvs like the 19 widescreen tv and the 22 widescreen tv. Just because the TV is small doesn't mean your favorite movies can't be seen the way they were meant to be.

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