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While you're probably familiar with the fact that LED TVs are actually LCD panel TVs that apply LED backlighting technology, it's worthwhile to know that these LED TVs come in two kinds: Full Array lit/ Direct lit LED TVs and Edge lit LED TVs, depending on the type of backlighting method they deploy. Now, while 32-inch Direct lit TVs have the LEDs placed directly behind the display panel, Edge lit TVs have the LEDs placed all around the edges of the screen.

As always, there are pros and cons for each. Edge lit LED TVs are quite popular due to their slim panels that make for very sleek and convenient wall mountable models.

Full Array LED TVs on the other hand can (if the manufacturer wishes) incorporate a feature known as "local dimming", which means the TV has separate control over different groups of LEDs and is capable of dimming or even completely turning off individual groups of LEDs to get a pure black in scenes which need the utmost degrees of contrast. Typically in edge lit LED TVs this is not possible, so scenes requiring deep black contrast are obscure and intricate details could be lost. However Samsung, Sony and a few others have come out with Edge lit LED TVs with local dimming, but the picture quality of these can't really match up to conventional Direct lit TVs with local dimming.

Since LED TVs are available in an overwhelming range of sizes, you've beaten half the dilemma of choosing the best LED TV once you've decided on a screen size. 32" LED TVs are like all LED TVs, Full HD with resolutions of 720p, 1080p or higher. What's more, some 3D, 3D-Ready and SmartTVs too, are available in a 32" panel, though you probably won't get the best 3D experience with a display of this size. So scroll down our list of best 32" LED TVs derived from the top rated 32" LED TVs available in the market, to check out the choice of features that are open for you.

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Vizio M 1i-A2

VIZIO M321i-A2 32-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV


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TCL LE FHDE3000
Samsung UN F6300
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LG Electronics LN5700
VIZIO M321i-A2 32-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
TCL LE40FHDE3000 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV
Samsung UN40F6300 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
VIZIO M401i-A3 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
LG 32LN5700 32-Inch LED-lit 1080p 60Hz Smart HDTV
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Release Date
May 2013
Apr 2013
Mar 2013
May 2013
Feb 2013
Flat Panel Type
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
Screen Size
32.0 inch
40.0 inch
40.0 inch
40.0 inch
32.0 inch
Contrast Ratio
200, 000:1
3500000:1
10000000:1
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
LCD Response Time
6.0 ms
6.0 ms
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready

  • The 32 inch M321d sells for a modest $398 and is very attractively priced for this size and feature set. The LG 32LN5700 has the same set of features and sells for a bit more. This TV should be a great seller.


  • The TCL LEFHDE3000 series is a no-frills LED backlit HDTV line that delivers a bright picture and sharp image quality at under $360 for 40 inches.


  • Within the TV industry, reviewers and hobbyists alike agree on one thing: Plasma TVs produce a better picture than LCDs. And, hand over heart, it's true. However, LCDs like the Samsung F6300 redeem the fickle technology's mass popularity: This TV's picture looks very good, hands down, and its software works with fluid precision.

    If you're in the market for a mid-sized TV, and want the bright light levels of LCD over the ink-black shadows produced by plasmas, the 46-inch F6300 is a great option.

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    The UN55F6300 is strong in value in 2013 in the 60 inch market. By eliminating 3D and micro dimming and sticking with some of the features that matter most, this is a tough model to beat in the mid-level LED TV category.


  • The 42 inch 42LN5700 is a great value piece if you want that great LED edge lit backlighting from LG and tons of features sans 3D at around $650. And since plasma TVs are not produced in the 42 inch size range anymore this is a standout in terms of quality and value for 2013/2014.