26", 29" LCD and LED TV

Top Recommended 26", 29" LCD and LED Televisions for 2014

by (chosen by editors Robert Wiley, Jack Burden and Phil Conner)

Below is a listing of 26" LCD and LED TVs that we feel comfortable in recommending for 2014. Many of these TVs have been reviewed either this year or the determination made from last years review of the previous model. In our testing we look for consistency in a brand and model series in many categories such as picture quality, appearance and the presence or not of other features such as internet connectivity.

Best 26" and 29" LCD and LED TVs 2014

Vizio E291i      Editor's Choice: Value
29-inch Smart LED-LCD TV

The E291i-A2 uses the Razor LED backlighting system to create a bright and clear 720p picture. It may not be full 1080p HD resolution, but it is going the be very hard to tell the difference on a 29 inch screen. The Razor LED design give it a super slim appearance with a metal frame and stand to boot.

LG 26LS3500      Editor's Choice: Price
26-inch LED-LCD TV

Optimize picture quality easily with on-screen reference points that help with black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Color presentation was not the best we have seen this year, nor is the picture depth exceptional, but it's a good solid picture quality which will show HD material very well.

Samsung UN29F4000      Editor's Choice: Quality
29-inch LED-LCD TV

The LED backlighting really makes the picture quality pop on the UN29F4000. Overall viewing quality is enhanced due to the light throughput although the picture is much dimmer than some of the larger top end LED TVs in Samsung's lineup.

TCL L26HDF12TA      Editor's Choice: Price
26-inch LED-LCD TV

This feature loaded 26-Inch LCD/LED HDTV has a lot going for it, especially the price. This LCD television offers ample HD connections, as well as high-definition picture quality with pretty good contrast and vibrancy.

Best 26" LCD and LED TVs 2012

Samsung UN26EH4000      Editor's Choice: Quality
26-inch LED-LCD TV

This 1080p 26" TV packs a powerful value punch. Viewing quality is enhanced by the strong LED backlights and light throughput that they afford. Areas of the screen where content sunlight hits a picture background or image will be striking as the clear coat screen makes the picture come alive.

Vizio E260MV      Editor's Choice: Price
LED-LCD TV 26", 1080p

This is another good choice. VIZIO's 26-inch class Edge Lit Razor LED LCD HDTV features Razor LED and 720p for brilliant color and contrast in a razor thin design. It also has some in-room light sensing technology to help with contrast.

LG 26LS3500      Editor's Choice: Value
26" LED-LCD TV 720p

LG's LED technology provides a slim profile and delivers amazing brightness, clarity and color detail, as well as greater energy efficiency

Best 26" LCD and LED TVs 2011

Samsung LN26D450      Editor's Choice: Value
26" LCD Television

One of Samsung's best selling TVs from 2010 was the C450 line of small LCD TVs. No wonder they decided to replicate with production of the D450 series which has many of the same features. Upgrade features include SRS TruSurround HD, a third HDMI input, the ability to watch video off a USB thumb drive and Samsung's AnyNet+ which allows communication between similarly equipped Samsung home theater equipment.

LG 26LK330      Editor's Choice: Price
26" LCD Television

This is a value oriented 720p resolution (HD but not full 1080p HD) 60Hz small LCD TV that should deliver dependable picture performance at a value oriented price. Everyone is on the the latest and greatest 3D TVs and LED TVs, but dont underestimate some of these excellent little LCD TVs for delivering the best value (along with plasma) in the marketplace.

Toshiba 26C100     
26" LCD TV with DVD Player

The C100 series from Toshiba are a line of affordable 720p televisions available in a range of smaller sizes. A PC input allows the C100 series to double as a PC monitor and Toshiba's Photo Frame feature turns the C100 series into a digital picture frame displayig your photos in a customizable slide show.

Gaming mode bypasses the picture processing to lessen the input delay often associated with HDTVs. This feature is a must for console gamers or gamers using the C100 series as a PC monitor.

Toshiba 26CV100     
26" LCD Television

The CV100 series from Toshiba are a line of affordable 720p televisions with a built in DVD Player available in a range of smaller sizes. The built in DVD Player makes the CV100 an excellent choice for bedrooms, kitchens and home offices, a PC input allows the C100 series to double as a PC monitor and Toshiba's Photo Frame feature turns the C100 series into a digital picture frame displayig your photos in a customizable slide show.

Gaming mode bypasses the picture processing to lessen the input delay often associated with HDTVs. This feature is a must for console gamers or gamers using the C100 series as a PC monitor.

Coby TFTV2625     
26" LCD Television

Coby offers the 25 series as a line of budget priced 720p televisions available in a variety of sizes. The 720p panel is CCFL backlit and all the 25 series contain a VGA input so the units can double as a PC monitor.





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