Enjoy high-quality media with this 48-inch Insignia LED HDTV. Its 1080p resolution lets you watch your favorite shows or play games in stunning detail, and its 60Hz refresh rate keeps pictures clear during fast-motion scenes. Hook up your camera or other device to this Insignia LED HDTV through the convenient USB port.
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Excellent value in an all-purpose TV
Posted by: PinFan from: on
This 48" Insignia is a great value (especially under $300) for its size and quality. It's a good all-purpose TV, which is what we use it for -- regular cable TV viewing. We do NOT use external speakers or a soundbar with this TV, and the audio is just fine for what we watch. The built-in speakers on this TV are good -- dialogue is crisp and NOT tinny like on some other TVs in this price range. Rear-directed speaker ports help reflect some bass when the TV is wall-mounted. That said, we do have a complete home theater system to use to watch DVD movies. For a home theater movie experience, you obviously would not rely on the built-in speakers. But 99% of the time, we're not watching movies, and we don't have to rely on external speakers or a soundbar to watch the news, sitcoms, weather report, etc.
We didn't need any "smart TV" features or higher refresh rates you might find on more expensive TVs. We really just wanted a clean picture with clean built-in audio, and this TV delivers.
84 out of 84 found this review helpful.
Good TV, works, great price...
Posted by: Kate from: on
First, if you have a Comcast X1 remote and wish to use it to control this TV, the proper code is 12049. There are other codes that will work partway, but don't seem to allow control of the "input" function on the TV. 12049 seems to be working just fine--snagged it off the Xfinity site.
Now, this is a very reasonably priced TV. Got it for $299 after the movers broke our old TV. I'm not going to say this is the most amazing TV ever--clearly, you can spend thousands of dollars and get something insanely sharp and clear, but this TV is very good. It shows movies well, has good volume, works well with my cable system, and makes me happy. If you're a TV snob (which some people are, and that's ok!), then this is not the TV for you. You can go buy the Sony curved screen 4k 65" or whatever thing for eight grand. But if you want a good TV at a good price, this one's for you.
62 out of 68 found this review helpful.
Good Bargain TV
Posted by: DocSid from: on
This review represents about a month of use. We needed a TV for our summer home. I considered taking our bedroom TV and replacing it with a better unit but ultimately decided that 32" was not big enough for a large room. When I saw this unit on sale I decided to go to a local best buy and check it out and compared it to a smaller TV and several others of approximately the same size. I ordered the Insignia and had it shipped to our summer home with a delivery date two days after our scheduled arrival. We arrived on Saturday, the TV was delivered on Monday. The feet had to be installed on the TV and I was able to do that without much difficulty and with no help from anyone else. There is also a set of bolts for wall mounting which I did not test. I mounted the TV on a home built home entertainment cabinet that is about 4 feet high, almost 5 feet wide and 16 inches deep. I had very little trouble lifting it by myself and putting it on the cabinet.
The sound is typical TV sound. However there are two or three options to improve. First there is a mini phono plug input. I plugged a spare set of computer speakers into it. When you do this you have the option of using the TV (or set top box) remote to control the sound or control the sound by the device you plugged in. Since my spare set of speakers had no remote I let the TV remote control the sound. There is also a toslink (optical digital) sound output available. I did not test this. There is also a set of three RCA plugs which may be for component video or perhaps composite video and two channel audio I did not test this either.
The picture is OK. My home TV is a 60" Panasonic Viera plasma TC-P60ST60 (the bottom of the line 3D tv and last year they made plasmas). In comparison the Insignia's picture is very slightly washed out and the viewing angle is more restricted (but fine for a reasonable angle). The picture on the Insignia is clearly inferior to the Panasonic but I am not dissatisfied with the picture particularly for a $300 TV.
There are several inputs for the TV:
Coax Cable: untested
Component video: untested
Three HDMI: all tested. You can custom label each of them with the remote so mine no longer say HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3. Instead they say: Blu-Ray, Roku, Cable Box. I have tested them all and they seem to work satisfactorily.
There is also a USB connector which is labeled USB (photos). I have not tested this yet.
The TV is NOT smart but my Roku gives me smart functionality.
BOTTOM LINE: I am satisfied with this TV. The other TVs I saw at Bestbuy in this size range that were superior in picture were also substantially more expensive. If I had the opportunity to make a different choice of TV I wouldn't.
The rating of 3 stars above is a rating for all TVs. A star rating based on comparable items in price would probably be 4.5 stars.
47 out of 52 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Chevydude from: on
I purchased the 48 inch, love it! Has the features of the big guys for less dough.
33 out of 37 found this review helpful.
Great Quality - Reasonable Price
Posted by: KngJulian from: on
Insignia is a high quality brand that comes with a reasonable price tag. Since Best Buy owns and manufactures this brand it stands to reason that what they produce would have some quality behind it. I'm not really into paying an arm & a leg for a high end bells and whistles TV, that can cook you dinner and watch the kids.
This is a great sized TV for any room that won't have you company/guests straining their eyes. Using an HDMI really helps to transmit the clearest quality, and with a thin profile this TV won't look like an eyesore. On top of that the TV also comes with the screws and pads necessary for wall mounting the unit (mounting bracket itself not included).
This will be a TV that you would be satisfied with for years to come, before you feel like buying another one!
23 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Great for the Price!
Posted by: PaulE from: on
Hello, so I had planned on spending big bucks $$$ upwards of $1000 on a LG or Samsung 50" TV but when I went to look at them before purchasing one I saw this little Jem on sale. At first I was skeptical but when I compared it to the other TVs it was more bang for the buck. Paid right around $280 on sale for the 50" version and I love it. It's darks are cool and it's brights are warm making a perfect combination. So glad I saved the money on making this purchase rather than an LG or Samsung I actually had enough left for a nice entertainment center to go with it. Definitely won't be disappointed with this product.
20 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Awesome TV , but HAVE to tweak settings
Posted by: thatrgvguy from: on
This TV can look amazing , but the preset settings don't look good at all. Try these:
picture mode - custom
backlight - 50 (the set is somewhat dim but this can be changed according to lighting conditions)
brightness - 52 (this setting wildly changes the image with each step. This is critical)
contrast - 52 (anything higher than 50 doesn't seem to do much)
color - 32 (this set is extremely saturated at 50 which I guess is typical of cheap panel but 32 got it under control)
tint - 0 (no point in touching this)
sharpness - 10 (Sharpness seems to not turn off at 0, but 10 seemed to be the closest to removing edge enhancement)
aspect ratio - normal
overscan - off
dynamic backlight - off
color temp - normal (warm can't be fixed with the limited color controls)
noise reduction - off (this really, really ruins the image)
adaptive contrast - off (this kind of setting shouldn't even exist for calibration)
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Rocksec from: on
Great price, I was worried about the low HZ but as an avid gamer I saw no setbacks. I strongly recommend this tv!
10 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Great TV for the Price
Posted by: BeastlySocks from: on
I bought this tv because after about 8 years, my old one finally died, so needless to say it had been awhile since I purchased a TV. When I first got to Best Buy there were so many options. My primary concerns were that I didn't want a smaller tv than the one I had and I didn't want to go over a budget. I didn't need a smart TV since I already had several game systems, nor did I need one of the 4K TV's since this one sits in a room where you wouldn't notice a difference. For my requirements, this tv went above and beyond. The picture is sharp, it was fairly inexpensive, easy to assemble, and has the right amount of ports.
10 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Best TV for the money
Posted by: fossilman from: on
I have viewed a lot of TV's in this size class and, for the money, this is hands down the best out there. Not a smart TV, but for less than half the price of the smart TV upgrade, you can get a stick (Amazon/Google/Roku) and have the same experience.