If you are a gamer, then you know how serious your screen needs are. Some gamers like to take it to the next level and have a big screen TV to enjoy their screen time as much as possible. This is where the confusion begins as buying a TV for watching movies and shows is a bit different from buying a TV that is going to be used for gaming purposes.
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- View The 5 Best 32 Inch TV for Gaming Below
- 32-inch Gaming TV Buyer's Guide
Just, for example, you don't necessarily need a 32" TV that comes with smart features nor one that comes with a thousand apps installed such as Netflix, etc. You do, however; want to look for a TV that has a good sound system and a clear screen.
Here is a list of five of the best picks when it comes to 32 Inch TVs for gaming that are around at the moment. There are plenty of reasons why they made the list, and though they are not the only ones around, they certainly are good contenders.
View The 5 Best 32 Inch TV for Gaming Below
1. VIZIO D32-D1
The Vizio 32 Inch TV, though not built specifically for gaming, is a good option for gamers who are looking for a bigger screen to enhance their gaming sessions. It is Wi-Fi enabled and comes with all the expected apps that you would want to find on your television set, so it is actually a good option to use as a regular TV when not being used for gaming purposes. It has a good screen resolution and is HD enabled as well, which means a clearer and brighter picture.
Why We Liked It - Though it has mixed reviews, some people complain about the screen quality, this seems to be down to a packaging and courier transit issue, i.e. damage incurred through delivery, rather than an issue with the product production itself. The Vizio still averages out at around 4*, which is a good amount of stars. See more budget Smart TV options in our best Smart TVs under $500 review.
2. Samsung Electronics UN32N5300AFXZA
Samsung are a well known electrical company, and therefore it follows naturally that you can place your trust in them to produce a good quality product that will last and do what it says it will. On top of this, you can expect good warranty terms and guarantees which gives you an even bigger peace of mind. This product comes with a 12-month warranty, which is a good amount of time and should make you feel more secure in your purchase.
+Easy to set up
Why We Liked It - It is well designed with smart features and a good screen resolution which is HD enabled and LED over plasma. LED is a better screen choice for gaming TVs as it has low input latency. All in all, this is a good option for gamers. A TV that looks good sounds good and ticks all the gaming boxes.
3. VIZIO D32X-D1
This is another good 32 inch TV for gaming from Vizio. It is practically the same as the previous model, but slightly upgraded and slightly more affordable. The basic difference is in the design of the television itself, as this model is slightly slimmer and fits better onto its stand. The TV itself is more or less the same with apps, Wi-Fi features, and a good quality LED HD ready screen.
Why We Liked It - It has made the list because the model is too good not to make the list. The screen resolution again is favorable for gaming and gamers with low input latency making for a better gaming experience.
4. Sceptre X322BV-SR
Sceptre have produced a good gaming TV here, with an even lower input latency meaning all the action can be captured efficiently on screen for your eyes to marvel over. It is almost as if this TV was built for gaming, which of course it wasnt. There are no smart features on this TV, so that might be an option for you if you are looking for something a bit less complicated that you want to use religiously for gaming.
+Lots of inputs
Why We Liked It - It comes with two HDMI input ports, which means you can have multiple consoles attached at any given time for ease of set up and access. It also looks great with a classic design and is very affordable with good reviews.
5. LG Electronics 32LH550B
Last but by no means least, a classic 32 inch TV from a well-known company, LG. This is a perfect candidate ticking lots of boxes to be used as a gaming TV. It has low input latency meaning clearer action shots, it is HD ready, Wi-Fi enabled and will look great as a feature in any gamers domain. However, it is a bit on the pricy side which can put some people off.
+Low input latency
Why We Liked It - Though for the price, this 32 inch TV does have a lot of input features such as HDMI and USB, and even an Ethernet and mini jack connection as well. So it gives results for the money you put into it and has good reviews in terms of durability and sustainability.
32-inch Gaming TV Buyer's Guide
So those are the top pick of products, but what is it that you have to take into account when looking for a 32 inch TV for your gaming station? You may know exactly what you want your TV to do, or you may need a bit of extra help to know what to consider. Either way, read on to find out some of the most important things to think about when buying a gaming TV.
Why 32 Inch and not bigger?
A 32-inch television may seem like a random screen size choice for your gaming experience. However, consider the following:
- A 32-inch television set is large enough to get a clear picture, especially in a smaller gaming environment.
- A 32-inch television is often made with all the specs of its bigger brothers and sisters.
- A 32-inch television comes with a much lower price tag than the next sizes up, but it still does the job you want it to do.
Low Input Latency
Low input latency has been mentioned a fair few times now. You may be thinking, what is low input latency? Well, low input latency is about making sure what is happening on the game translates onto the screen with no delays and in a clear format. This is especially important for gaming in high action games but is still relevant for other types of games also.
If the television is lacking in this feature, then the game experience will be undoubtedly muted by poor translation from console to screen. This should be avoided at all costs! If you are putting your money into a product to enhance gaming, make sure it is one that will actually enhance your gaming.
Price vs. Value
Ah, the age-old argument. Is a cheaper TV really worth it compared to the value of the one with a bigger price tag? Does the TV with a bigger price tag mean that it is better than the cheaper version? These questions are hard to answer. Unfortunately, with technology products, it is often hard to buy something on a trial period. You can't really rent a television to see whether you like it or not.
You can, however, go into shops rather than buying online. Going into a high street store that sells the model you have researched and set your heart on will mean that you will actually be able to see the product with your own eyes before you purchase it. Even if you haven't walked in there to buy it because you have seen it for a lot cheaper online, which is often the case, at least you get to check it out and maybe even get to experience some of the features before making your decision.
You can get a good feel for any electrical product by putting a bit of research into it. Another good place to start, as ever, is with customer reviews. Customer reviews, especially on online forums that arent affiliated with the company website, are often honest and don't hold back. If they had an issue, they will tell you about it in detail and often with pictures to back up what they are saying. You will most definitely get an honest, unbiased product opinion from someone who has physically bought it and used it.
The Right Connections
Make sure if you find your dream TV for the perfect price with the best screen resolution for your personal gaming trajectory, that has all the features. Sometimes people can be swindled by a TV that looks too good to be true and comes with a cheap and easy price tag because when they get it out of the box and have everything ready to set up, they find that they have forgotten about the inputs. Generally speaking, you need at least an HDMI input port in the television in order to connect your console.
On top of this, if you have multiple consoles, you may want multiple HMDI ports, so you don't have to fuss around changing them over every time you want to swap consoles. Many gamers prefer to have their stations set up ready and waiting for them. So make sure you have done your homework on what your TV can offer you in terms of a number of inputs, so you don't suffer disappointment!
Can you get a good 32 inch TV for gaming?
Yes, yes you can. The majority of televisions made nowadays are all quite similar in function. Generally, you can expect the same output ports, you can expect the TV to be Wi-Fi enabled with an abundance of apps, you can expect the TV to be HD ready, and you can rely on screen quality as well.
TV's have come a long way with the ever-changing technology market and rapidly growing developments in this area. When it comes to gaming, the most important thing is that the screen is clear enough to see all the details of your game, the sound system is suitable to what you want whether that is headphone play or surround sound and you can connect all your game consoles onto the same platform if that's how you want things set up.
There are many options that tick these boxes, not only the ones discussed and reviewed above. Though those five products are certainly the biggest contenders and most likely to give you the best experience out there at the moment, there are of course others on the market as well. They are, generally speaking, affordable and classy with good warranties and durability. What more could you want?