SMALL SCREEN TVS
If you don’t have much space for a large screen TV, you don’t always have to compromise on the quality. There’s a great range of compact TVs available, many of which come with fantastic features. These models are ideal for bedrooms, kitchens, caravans, and flats.
Find out more in this section of our guide.
The smallest TVs that are available are around 19”, but most compact TVs are between 24”-32”. You can easily watch a 24” TV at around six feet away from the screen, which is ideal for a smaller living room.
The majority of modern TVs are slimly designed to produce a sleek, minimalistic look. This is still the case for small screen models.
It’s easy to mount smaller televisions onto the wall, and wall brackets can support varying sizes and weights. There are two types of brackets – you can either attach your TV to the wall or use retractable arms to pull out a TV from the cupboard. Many of these brackets will specify which type of wall is suitable, such as solid or wood stud.
You can also find many models with integrated DVD players. This saves you having to store a separate box, and the cables needed to connect it to the TV. However, TVs with this feature won’t be as slim because of the DVD player.
As with standard sized TVs, you’ll find a selection of connection ports. Most models will feature HDMI, USB, and SCART ports – ideal for Blu-ray players, game consoles, and soundbars.
The majority of modern TVs are slimly designed to produce a sleek, minimalistic look.
You’ll still be able to enjoy a Full HD resolution on a smaller screen. An HD Ready model will also let you watch HD content, but it won’t be as good as a Full HD screen. Many TVs also have a built-in HD Freeview or Freesat tuner, so you can enjoy digital channels subscription-free.
You can even find LED backlit technology, which produces a brighter image. You won’t find any 4K features on models of these sizes as the screen is too small to show the increased details.
Many small TVs offer smart features, which allow you to watch on demand services from apps like BBC iPlayer, 4oD, and ITV Hub. You can even access online streaming services, like Netflix and Amazon Video.
Some brands will also allow you to stream from your smartphone to the screen – great if you’re showing off your latest holiday pictures.