The charm of a small screen personal TV for a small bedroom or perhaps for the kitchen or kids’ room is here to stay. That’s why, when you’re looking for a very cosy, personal experience, our favorite size is 22 inches. In this article we have reviewed various 22 inch TVs to arrive at our best 22 inch TV which happens to be a FULL HD Smart TV.
Table of Contents
- 1 Advantages of Small TVs
- 2 Best 22 inch TV – The Top Three!
Advantages of Small TVs
If the objective is to have a TV which is cheap, does not dominate the room or is only used on occasion, a small TV is a great option. Not so long ago, 21 inch CRT TVs were considered big and today 29 inch TVs are considered small. The definition of ‘small’ varies greatly, in general TVs that are less than 32″ fall into this category.
A huge advantage of a small TV is the significant savings in cost. Most people would not want to splurge on a TV that will be in the kitchen, at risk of accidental spills. Or in a young child’s room at risk of ill treatment and considerably less care.
Choosing the Right Size
The optimal TV size is largely determined by the distance a viewer will sit from the TV. Ideally the TV screen should cover 40 degrees of the field of vision of the person watching the TV. CNET also recommended that the TV size should be no more than 0.667 times the distance from where the viewer is seated.
For areas where the screen has to be viewed from relatively close proximity such as a waiting room, a small TV provides a better viewing experience. Therefore if the distance from the viewer to the screen is 4 – 5 feet, (for example in a waiting room or a small kitchen), the optimal screen size is between 17 and 26 inches.
In comparison to big TVs, small TVs have the convenience of portability in places where they are not meant as permanent fixtures and the space can be used to serve another function. Portability comes in handy in college dorm rooms, boats and mobile homes as well.
In addition to cost saving, small TVs are energy efficient and relatively cheap to run, saving you money in electricity bills.
Given that the TV in the kitchen is not intended for intense movie watching and will not be used as often as the living room television it makes more sense to have a smaller TV.
Best 22 inch TV – The Top Three!
The following 3 TVs have been reviewed in terms of function or usage, performance and cost.
Samsung UE22H5600 22 Inch Widescreen Full HD LED TV
Samsung’s smart hub allows instant access to preferred content with video on demand, games and catch up TV. Optimal audio and video settings for sports are available at the touch of a button with Football Mode.
Classified energy class A, the Samsung UE22H5600 is both cost saving and environmental friendly.The quad Core processor enables Samsung’s Smart TV to perform super fast along with the ability to multitask.
S Recommendation technology intelligently learns the viewers preferences and searches out more similar content from Live TV, apps and Videos on Demand and content and gives personalized TV service with ON TV.
The beautifully designed silver arc stand and equally stylish frame with slim form make it one of the most beautiful TVs even when off in any space.
Samsung Series 5 UE22H5000AK 22 Inch Widescreen Full HD LED TV
With full HD, this TV has great picture quality. The beautiful sleek design from Samsung with a black edge frame coupled with a similar rectangular stand will fit in and accentuate any interior design style for any room.
With Samsung Football Mode, the sound and picture settings are changed at the press of a button to simulate the feeling of being in a stadium.
ConnectShare Movie technology allows for sharing of videos, photos or music using USB.
Freeview HD that is built in offering free access to TV channels of standard definition as well as High Definition. Wide Colour Enhancer Plus makes colours more vivid and realistic with an advanced algorithm for improvement of picture quality.
Super energy efficient with the highest energy efficiency classification and consuming only 20W when on on-mode power, the TV will only use 100kW per year if operated for 4 hours every day of the year.
(used from £189.99)
Sharp LC-22DFE4011K 22″ Widescreen Full HD TV (Built In DVD Player)
With PVR function pausing, rewinding and recording live TV is possible. It is slim, light weight, visually stunning and functional perfect for wall mounting as well as standing alone with its easy fit stand. With full HD, you get colourful, vibrant and realistic pictures.
The built in DVD player is a huge advantage in space saving and seamless design providing convenience and , 2 HDMI ports and a USB port allow sharing and viewing of a wider variety of content.The menu layout and navigation are intuitive with Freeview HD providing access to on demand catch up services.
(used from £189.99)