The best 24-inch TVs to fit your kitchen or bedroom

We've found the best 24-inch TVs to fit perfectly in smaller spaces, without shrinking down on quality.

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by Eleanor Weaver |

These days when looking for a TV, most people presume that bigger means better. However, having a large 50-inch or 65-inch TV can be impractical, especially if you're looking for it to fit in a certain space, in the kitchen or bedroom for example, or on a pre-existing shelf or wall in your caravan or motorhome. Not to mention, a super large TV could dwarf the size of your chosen room and take up limited yet valuable space.

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Just because you're looking for a smaller TV, this doesn't mean you have to cut back on quality as well as size. We've picked out the best 24-inch TVs available to buy, which also save you a considerable amount of money in comparison to the larger models. Some of these boast amazing smart features, others are more basic if you're looking for a TV that's a little easier to operate, but all of them are fantastic options guaranteed to fit your needs.

We also know tech jargon isn't the easiest language to navigate, so we've included a handy buyer's guide at the end to fill you in with everything you need to know when buying your new TV setup.

Is a 24-inch TV right for me?

There are some key considerations that'll help you determine if a 24-inch TV is right for you and your home:

Space: Smaller in size, these make a great fit for bedrooms, kitchen shelves, or even caravans and motorhomes. However, we wouldn't recommend a 24-inch TV to be the main setup in your living room - they should be 32-inches in size or larger. You can find our pick of the best 40-inch Smart TVs for home living here.

Seating distance: A loose rule of thumb is that the suitable distance you should be from the screen is about two times the screen size. So based on this recommendation, the optimal distance for using a 24-inch TV is about four feet. That's why these don't make sure a great choice for larger rooms or spaces - being sat further away will make it a little tough on the eyes!

Budget: As well as the space available, how much you're willing to spend on your new TV will help to determine the size of your TV - larger TVs are typically more expensive. If your budget is tight and you’re looking for a table-top screen for your kitchen or desk, a 24-inch TV will be a great choice for you. However, if budget, room size, and seating distance allow for a medium or even big TV, these will ultimately give you the optimal viewing experience.

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How can I make my TV a smart TV?

Not all our recommendations come with smart technology, and you may have a favourite that you'd buy if only it had those elite features.

Fortunately, you can get the best of both worlds! Simply buy yourself a streaming device, plug it into your HDMI input, and your TV will have access to all the smart features such as On-Demand TV and your favourite music and subscription services. Control with the supplied remote (some of which include voice control - snazzy!) and connect to your Wi-Fi as you would with a regular smart TV.

Check out our pick of the best streaming devices to upgrade your TV experience.

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The best 24-inch TVs

This TV takes the spot of being the best overall as it'll provide you with everything you need to stream, game, or work at your leisure. The TV monitor can be used as a TV screen, PC screen, or both for optimal versatility, and packs a load of smart TV services including catch-up TV, social media, and streaming. With Freeview Play you can go back and watch any programmes you've missed and even cast from your phone to share holiday snaps and videos with the whole family.

Pros

• Smart TV features

• Crisp HD screen

Cons

• Slightly more expensive than competitors

Specifications

Screen type: LED

Features: HD Ready, built-in Wi-Fi

Inputs: 1HDMI, 1 USB connection

The Panasonic is packed with a wealth of features that mean you can discover over 400,000 movies on one TV. Enjoy top streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video, and Freeview Play in HD and even browse the web via the Google Play Store. You can use Google Assistant to control your TV hands-free and indulge in vivid images and sound with Dolby Vision and HDR10. And with Bluetooth connectivity, a great number of connection ports, and the USB media player, you can connect to audio devices, games consoles, and more.

Pros

• Huge range of smart features

• Freeview included

Cons

• Expensive

Specifications

Screen type: LED, 1366 x 768px

Features: HD Ready, built-in Wi-Fi

Inputs: HDMI 1.4 x 3, USB 2.0 x 2, Ethernet

While the Sharp TV is a little more limited on features, it's a great option if you're looking for one to take with you on holiday with you in a holiday stay, motorhome, or caravan. It has more inputs than the other 24-inch TVs on our list, giving you more options for device connectivity, is lightweight to carry on the go or mount on a wall, and is nice and compact. It doesn't include streaming apps but you can enjoy great sound with the DTS TruSound and pause, record, rewind, and fast forward live TV with the built-in PVR system - you never need to miss your favourite shows again!

Pros

• Plenty of input connectors

• Great value

Cons

• No streaming apps as standard

Specifications

Screen type: LED

Features: HD Ready, 720p

Inputs: 2 HDMI, 2 USB connections

The Toshiba TV is another great smart, feature-packed TV option that'll give you fantastic HD-Ready pictures on a smaller screen and a whole host of entertainment with the Toshiba Smart Portal. Watch your favourite shows on-demand with Freeview Play catch-up, pause and playback live TV, stream YouTube or your favourite subscription services, and even check your social media on screen. Use the Miracast Screen Share tech to wirelessly share photos from your phone, and use the Alexa voice assistant to control your TV when the controller is just that little bit out of reach.

Pros

• Toshiba Smart Portal for apps

• Pause and play live TV

• Great picture

Cons

• Some reported the sound quality to be weaker than expected

Specifications

Screen type: LED

Features: HD Ready, 720p, built-in Wi-Fi

Input: 2 HDMI, 1 USB connection

In this compact, affordable TV, you can expect great image quality with deep contrast and brilliant colours thanks to the HDR10 display - expect brighter whites, intensified colour, and overall picture enhancement for an epic cinematic effect. It also comes with Freeview HD included and is compatible with smart TV apps including Netflix and Amazon, plus it has VGA for connecting retro gaming consoles or legacy PCs.

Pros

• HDR10 image

• Rave reviews from buyers on Argos

Cons

• Not compatible with Disney +

Specifications

Screen type: LED

Features: HDR10, 720p

Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 VGA, and 1 USB connection

If you're looking for a vibrant, great-quality 24-inch TV with smart features included, this would be a great choice for you. Powered by Tizen, it gives you access to a huge collection of content with streaming services and apps all available at the touch of a button. It works with compatible smart devices including Alexa and Google Assistant, and you'll have easy access to Samsung TVPlus to watch subscription-free content. Slim and elegant, it's one of our top picks for the bedroom

Pros

• Great array of smart features

• Comes with five-year guarantee

• Slim design and good picture quality

Cons

• Some reviewers were disappointed to find no Bluetooth or audio jack

Specification

Screen type: LED

Features: HD Ready, 720p

Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB connection

This is a fantastic choice for taking on holiday with you in a caravan, motorhome, boat, or alike. The Cello TV comes with a 12-volt power adaptor, Freeview HD, a huge range of smart services, a built-in DVD player, and a built-in Chromecast so you can easily cast content or stream straight from your mobile device to the TV. It's the epitome of convenience on the move and gives you a quality HD Ready TV experience on a slim and modern monitor.

Pros

• Good array of features

• 12v power adaptor

Cons

• Expensive in comparison to competitors

Specifications

Screen type: LED

Features: HD Ready, 720p

Inputs: 3 HDMI, 2 USB connections

24-inch TV buyer's guide

What image quality can I expect from a 24-inch TV?

As they are smaller in size, most 24-inch TVs have HD 720p, compared to larger TVs where you're more likely to see a mix of Full HD and Ultra HD screen resolutions. The higher the resolution, the better the screen display quality.

HD/ 720p: Resolution 1280×720

Full HD/ 1080p: Resolution 1920×1080

Ultra HD/ 4K/ 2160p: Resolution 3840×2160 (premium quality)

If you're looking for your 24-inch TV to have the best image quality, we'd recommend either the Sharp with its ACE PRO software or the Hitachi with its HDR10 image enhancement.

How can I measure TV size?

Most listings of new TVs will include the screen's size, but you may be looking for a new TV based on your current TV measurements.

This may be written on the back of the TV you're looking to replace, or in the user manual if you still have it to hand! But if you can't find this information, you can simply measure it yourself.

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TV sizes are measured diagonally from corner to corner - all you need to do is take a tape measure and start from the upper left-hand corner to the bottom right-hand corner, without including the bezels. You can use these measurements to help determine what size you're new TV should be, or use a similar concept in an empty space to work out the maximum screen size your space can accommodate.

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