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Top Five 26" LCD TVs

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Eric Stallsworth•updated: 7/22/2009

If you're planning to buy a 26 Inch LCD TV, you're best bet would be to check out what the major brands currently have to offer. Here we give you five top-of-the-line 26 inch LCD TVs from five major brands.

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    Sony Bravia L-Series KDL-26L5000

    Sony Bravia L-Series KDL-26L5000 We're talking about TVs, so it is but proper that we put Sony first on the list. We have the Sony Bravia L-Series KDL-26L5000, a 26-inch LCD TV that provides 720p resolution and dynamic contrast ratio of 13,000:1. It features various HD connections including HDMI inputs as well as PC input to use it as a PC monitor. You can also stream videos onto this LCD TV coming from your A/V component using Bravia Sync technology as this monitor is compatible with Bravia Link modules including Bravia Wireless Link. When it comes to image brightness this LCD TV feature Dynamic Backlight Control which allows the LCD TV to exceed the Energy Star 3.0 standards from energy consumption. The LCD TV also gives you one-touch access and control of your other home theatre which are compatible with the LCD TV. That goes for your Sony Handycam as well. (Price:$449.00)

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    Samsung LN26B360 720p LCD HDTV

    Samsung LN26B360 Next on our list of course is Samsung which has been pretty active in the LCD TV market today. For Samsung, we the 26 inch LN26B360 LCD HDTV boasting 720p resolution. It has a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio and high 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It also features 8ms response time and wide color enhancer 2 technology that provides clearer image quality. For connecting other devices, this LCD TV comes with two HDMI inputs for component and composite video. Other notable features of this LCD TV include two 3W bottom speakers and SRS TruSurround HD sound quality, built-in digital and analog TV tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts, and a built-in QAM cable TV tuner for receiving unscrambled programs without a set-top box. (Price: $419.00)

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    Toshiba 26AV502R 720p LCD HDTV

    Toshiba 26AV502R 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTV The Toshiba 26AV502R 720p LCD HDTV gives you a combination of quality, style and value in one TV box. It boasts of Toshiba's own DynaLight technology that provides deeper picture quality. You can use it in Native Mode for TV viewing or Gaming Mode. It features 2 HDMI digital inputs, 10 bit video processor and 60Hz video scan rate. It has a built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM digital tuning capability as well as a sleep timer to help you conserve power consumption. For its sound quality, this Toshiba LCD TV features HD component video inputs and Dolby Digital Optical Output Dimensions. And finally, this LCD TV comes in a thin, high-gloss black cabinet that will blend well with your room's motif. (Price: $339.95)

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    Panasonic VIERA X1 Series TC-L26X1 720p LCD HDTV

    Panasonic VIERA X1 Series TC-L26X1 Panasonic's entry on our list is the VIERA X1 Series TC-L26X1, also a 720p LCD HDTV with a 12,000:1 contrast ratio. Unlike the other LCD TVs on our list, Panasonic's VIERA X1 Series LCD TV was made with the music and video lovers as the primary target buyers. This LCD TV comes with a universal iPod dock that you can use to plug-in your iPod devices and enjoy listening to music or watching videos and photos on the LCD TV. It also comes with a memory card slot for a convenient and quick way of viewing your digital photos. It also allows you to control your other Panasonic DVD recorder, Blu-ray disc player, home theatre sound system and even HD camcorder via Viera Link. Other features of this LCD TV include HDMI and PC inputs, intelligent scene controller, and a gaming mode. (Price: $414.21)

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    Sharp LCD26DV24U 720p LCD HDTV

    Sharp LC26DV24U 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTV with Built-in DVD Player Sharp's LCD26DV24U 720p LCD HDTV features a slim design that won't make you believe that it comes with a built-in side-loading DVD player. Aside from that, it is also equipped with built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners that allow you to enjoy DTV and analog TV viewing. It connects to your digital devices via 2 HDMI inputs and to your PC via a PC input. It boasts of a true 16:9 aspect ratio at 1366x768 resolution, 16:9 widescreen LCD panel display and high brightness up to 500 cd/m2. This brightness allows you to place the LCD TV even near windows without worrying about distorting its vividness. This LCD TV provides 800:1 contrast ratio and 8ms response time. (Price: $529.99)