Speaking of high-def, you may be worrying about the 720p resolution on these TVs' spec sheets. In short, it's no big deal. At smaller screen sizes it's basically impossible see the difference between 720p and 1080p. Unless you plan to use your small TV as a computer monitor, you won't notice any loss in detail from the lower native resolution.
And in case you're wondering, all of these little sets can handle HDTV sources up to 1080p, so they'll work fine with today's Blu-ray players and game consoles in addition to HD cable and satellite boxes. Their 720p resolutions will show off the extra detail in Blu-ray discs, high-def games and HD shows with no problem. High resolution sources will look better on even these inexpensive HDTVs than they would on any standard-def TV.
So aside from the best black levels on the block, what do you lose by going with an entry-level TV? You won't find extra features like interactive capability, higher refresh rates, or LED backlights, and none of these LCD TVs will wow your neighbors with jaw-dropping style. But at least you can hold onto a nice chunk of change.
Note: All of the TVs below have 32-inch screens, but in many cases different sizes (such as 26-inch and 37-inch) are available, too. Look for the "See all products in the series" link underneath the main product image box in each review.
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