|Philips 22PFT5303 TV||22"|
|August DA100D TV||10.1"|
|Denver LED-1031 TV||10"|
|August DTV905 TV||9"|
|Garsent Portable TV||12"|
|Vbestlife Portable TV||14"|
|Cello C20230FT2S2 TV||20"|
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- 1. Philips 22PFT5303/05 Full HD LED TV
- 2. August DA100D Portable TV
- 3. Denver LED1031 Small Portable TV
- 4. August DTV905 Portable Freeview TV
- 5. Garsent Portable Digital TV
- 6. Vbestlife Portable HD Digital TV
- 7. Cello C20230FT2S2 Freeview HD TV
- Which Small TV for the Kitchen to Go for?
- Small TV for the Kitchen Buying Guide
This freestanding TV from electronics giant Philips is a high-quality small-scale TV. With a 22” display and dimensions of 11.8 x 51.2 x 31.1cmit’s not only impressively compact for a 22” screen, but also packs in some great technology. Most prominent is the resolution, which is in line with some TVs that are significantly more expensive, at 1080p full HD. It also utilises Philips’ own Pixel Plus which helps convert regular TV input signals into near-HD.
It packs in a lot of features you’d be looking for on a full-size TV, including multiple HDMI ports, USB functionality for you to view any content you carry on a USB drive, and the Freeview HD service for a wide range of channels with no subscription. The TV naturally stands with a slight lean-back thanks to slim bezels on the base, but will also fit wall mounting kits. Philips offer a 2-year warranty with this TV.
This portable TV from August is tiny, with a screen of just 10 inches and dimensions of 26 x 17.2 x 3.2cm, but don’t underestimate it. The screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600, which gives excellent image quality on such a small screen. It has a sturdy rear stand to prop it up in the ideal place, but also has fittings in the back to allow you to wall mount it. As a portable unit, it has two power sources – an AC power supply is provided, but it will also run on 6 AA batteries should you need.
It’s also surprisingly well-equipped for such a small unit, with HDMI, AV and USB in ports, and is therefore compatible with many other pieces of tech including games consoles. Freeview HD is built-in, and the TV gives you the ability to download shows to a USB device for future watching, as well as pause and rewind live TV.
This micro TV from Denver has many of the features you’d look for in a quality TV, condensed down to fit into a much smaller unit. A 10.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 offers very good image quality, and the TV comes with the Freeview service built in. Recording TV shows onto a USB drive is also possible, with it also possible to pause and rewind live TV with a USB drive inserted. A DVB-T2 tuner also allows you to watch Freeview even if you take the TV on holiday with you.
An HDMI port is also present in the TV for connection to other devices. Multiple power sources are possible, with a mains adapter and car power adapter both supplied. A portable aerial and earphones are also offered to ensure that the signal stays consistent. It features a built-in kickstand, but could also be wall-mounted, and Denver offer a 1-year warranty on the TV.
The DTV905 Portable Freeview TV from Denver is a super-compact 9 inch TV with multimedia player functionality. The screen has a resolution of 800×480, which for its size offers a decent-quality image. As well as the built-in Freeview functionality, it can also access digital radio stations, and has a 7-day TV guide. You can also add subtitles to what’s on, ideal for noisy kitchen scenarios.
As well as the Freeview function, it supports multimedia files that can be accessed via USB drive. An HDMI as well as an AV input also allow connection to other devices. There is a headphone jack along with the built-in speakers, and it has two power sources it can rely on – a mains adapter is provided, but it also includes a built-in rechargeable battery with a 2-and-a-half-hour runtime.
This portable TV by Garsent, with its 12 inch screen and overall dimensions of 30.7 x 19.8cm, is a nice compact TV option. Featuring a DVB-T-T2 tuner, gives you the option of watching multiple TV inputs including analogue, digital and ATV signals. It comes with a USB port as well as provision for an SD memory card, HDMI, VGA and AV inputs and supports 1080p HD video files with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800.
Powered by a mains charger, it also comes supplied with a 12V car type charger should you choose to take it on trips with you. A rechargeable battery also serves as a useful backup power source. Thanks to a high-sensitivity TV tuner, you can expect enhanced signal reception, and you’re able to save TV shows directly to external storage devices.
This 14 inch portable TV from Vbestlife comes with full HD compatibility and works with a DVB-T/T2 tuner to support analogue, digital and ATV signals. It also supports a variety of different input types, including HDMI, USB and SD memory cards. You also have the option of saving video directly to external storage, as well as using the TV as a multimedia device. The screen’s resolution os 1280 x 800 and it can support 1080p HD video files.
The inbuilt high-sensitivity tuner enhances signal reception for external TV signals. The TV is supplied with a rechargeable battery, but this serves more as a backup for the mains power adapter that serves as the primary power source. The whole package is topped off with an integrated stand to let it stand freely.
This Freeview-enabled TV by Cello utilises a 20 inch HD-ready display with useful features that make this a competitive buy for larger (but still compact kitchen-sized) TVs. One of its major selling points is the built-in DVD player, giving you extra viewing options not found on similar units. The Freeview is also built in, and has access to watch some HD channels amongst the full Freeview selection.
A USB input is present with the ability to view files on the TV, but to also use the external storage to pause and rewind live TV. An HDMI connection also allows for connecting other media devices, should you want a games console in the kitchen for really long bakes. It comes with a stand built-in, but if you prefer, it fits wall-mounting kits (sold separately) to maximise kitchen counter space.
Which Small TV for the Kitchen to Go for?
Best quality & features – Philips’ 22 inch Full HD TV is the best buy here in terms of quality and features. It comes with everything you’d expect to find on a really high-end TV, including a 1080p Full HD display (with Philips’ own Pixel Plus HD-boosting technology), HDMI and USB ports and Freeview HD. The clincher is that you get all of this for a fraction of the price of a much larger TV. Here’s hoping there’s room in the kitchen – there’s always the option of wall-mounting it…
On a budget – Denver’s LED-1031 Small Portable TV is a great choice for a small kitchen-sized TV on a budget. The cheapest TV on our list, it nonetheless does not compromise on quality, with a high-quality 10 inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution, as well as a variety of inputs including HDMI and USB. The USB port also works in tandem with the Freeview service that’s built-in, allowing you to pause and rewind live TV with external memory attached.
The best for small kitchens – The August DA100D Portable Freeview TV is an ideal choice for small kitchens – with a 10.1 inch display and overall dimensions of 26 x 17.2 x 3.2cm, it takes up very little space. While not the smallest TV here, the ability to wall-mount means that it strikes the best balance of small size and space efficiency.
Highest quality display – The 1080p Full HD display of Philips’ 22 inch TV is far and away the best quality display you’ll get from this selection. Including Freeview HD, which naturally broadcasts shows in HD, the TV also benefits from Philips’ proprietary Pixel Plus technology. This works to enhance non-HD TV signals as much as it can to allow them to attain near-HD resolution.
Small TV for the Kitchen Buying Guide
It would be straightforward to consider buying a small TV for the kitchen the same way as you’d consider buying a full-size TV for another room in the house. And granted, many of the considerations are similar, but it’s necessary to think about them in a different way as you’re going to be getting slightly different things out of a smaller-scale TV. Therefore, this buying guide has been put together to help you make sure you buy the right small TV for your kitchen, so that you can make all the right considerations and buy what’s best.
The size of a TV screen is always going to be important, as you want to be able to see what’s on without having to have your face two inches in front of it. Size is always important for TVs on one hand because you need to make sure that any TV isn’t too big for the space you want to place it. On the other, you’ve also got to consider the size of the room where the TV is going as well. Especially if it’s going into the kitchen, the key is to find a TV which is as clear from the far end of the kitchen as it is close-up.
Following on from thoughts on screen size, you could buy a TV big enough that it completely fills the space you’ve set aside for it. However, if that screen doesn’t have good enough resolution, then you might have been better off buying a smaller, higher quality one instead. Most TVs nowadays have some degree of HD compatibility, and although you’re unlikely to find state-of-the-art 8k (yes, that’s a thing now) on smaller TVs for now, you want to find something that balances size with good image resolution.
Freeview and other services
The all-inclusive channel packages from the leading TV companies are often completely overloaded. Sure, you’ve got several hundred channels, but how many do you actually watch? Many smaller TVs now come pre-installed with Freeview which gives you a decent selection of channels, obviously more than the standard terrestrial channels. The clue is very much in the name though; there’s no subscription fee. So, if you’re after a good selection of channels and don’t want to pay extra for a package from a major supplier then look for a smaller TV that has Freeview or something similar.
TVs in the kitchen, like any, can be freestanding or wall-mounted (with the right brackets) – depends on your free space and where you plan to put the TV. Of course, there is the fancy-pants third option which is almost a kitchen exclusive, namely the drop-down mount. There’s something very sci-fi about having a screen unfolding from the underside of one of your upper cabinets, so if that’s something you’re looking for, make sure the TV you buy will fit. These are generally sold separately.
Now you’ve got all you need to know to find the right TV to put in your kitchen. While they come in many shapes and sizes (well, they’re all rectangular. So maybe just sizes), the right one for you and your kitchen is out there. Just don’t get distracted, ok? We’re not responsible if food gets a little… crispy around the edges because of Love Island.
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