32" 720p Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV
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Built-in HDTV tuner
Add HD-capable antenna to receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. Optional set-top box required for high-definition cable or satellite programming.
32" screen size
Measured diagonally from corner to corner is ideal for large rooms.
Wide (1024 x 720 pixels) resolution
Supports 720p signals for stunning image clarity.
16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
With 4 zoom/display modes delivers a cinema-style entertainment experience. 3:2 pulldown for accurate reproduction of film-based sources.
High brightness (1,000 cd/m²) and incredible contrast (30,000:1)
For a stunning viewing experience.
3D Y/C digital comb filter
Delivers state-of-the-art detail and color enhancement.
20W built-in speaker system with auto volume leveler
Delivers crisp audio and prevents volume fluctuations during commercials or when movie soundtracks play.
Ideal for wall mounting (with optional mounting kit, not included). VESA compatible.
PC video input
Lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images.
Provide an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest quality connection and they support copy-protected HD broadcast content.
Include 3 HDMI (1 side, 2 rear), 2 S-video (1 side, 1 rear), 1 PC, 2 component video (rear), 2 composite A/V (1 side, 1 rear) and 1 RF antenna.
Include 1 optical digital audio, 1 A/V and 1 headphone.
V-Chip parental controls
Give you the option of blocking undesirable material.
Useful additional features
Include trilingual menu display (English, French, Spanish), closed captioning, channel labeling and favorite channel function.
Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews(54 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Incredibly Good DealPosted .
We purchased this TV several weeks ago, to replace our old 27" CRT. We'd pretty well decided upon a 26" LG LCD for $100 more, but after taking a look at the units on the wall, we found this amazing deal. The clarity is truly awesome, even with rather old material (The Thin Man, anyone?). This beats any LCD screen I've seen all hollow. To deal with the lack of bass, I added a pair of Insignia IS-SP3WAY speakers. Now, it makes an excellent bedroom set, though it would also be great in the living room.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Picture is great without Cable or VIOS and so is the sound. Digital turner only needs rabbit ears with power boost and the reception is good. Sound control on TV controls 5.1 external amp on one control. Size of screen is perfect for our viewing sitting area of 5-25 foot. TV sits fine in our existing entertainment center, see pictures.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
My Precioussss....Posted .
Simply amazing. In terms of picture quality, connectivity and value this little gem absolutely smokes any other TV in the 32" size class. This TV has developed somewhat of a cult following on numerous audio/video fan forums, which is why I bought it... Pro's: Wonderful, natural rich colors right out of the box. No motion blur even during very fast moving scenes. Great contrast levels and brightness, with good shadow detail and black level. Solid build quality & design and construction. PC input. Optical Out & HEADPHONE OUTPUT !!! Swivel Stand. Great OTA/Cable TV reception. Best price/value in this class. Con's: Very, very sensitive to Image Retention - Be sure to break this TV in properly during the first 100 hours of operation, just as you would any other Plasma TV. Google "Plasma break-in" for details on the subject. No anti-screen burn protection functionality - I have seen claims by some members of an audio/video forum that this TV does in fact have an automatic pixel orbiter built in. If that is true I can not confirm this. Fact is, there are no configurable screen protection options, so be very careful with this set regarding image retention and burn-in. No aspect ration control - If you watch a 1080p/i TV channel on this set and it broadcasts a square picture in 4:3 with sidebars surrounding it, you won't be able to resize the picture to fill the entire screen. This is very, very bothersome since this is a small set and your stuck staring at a smallish, square picture. This problem does not occur watching SD or 720p channels. Problems with some non-standard OTA TV channels - Some people have reported having problems receiving some non-standard HDTV broadcasts. I myself have not had this problem.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good for certain situationsPosted .
I got this TV because of many positive reviews at various websites. At first, I was impressed with the picture and audio quality found from this TV. The numerous inputs available and the swivel stand were also great features. The only problem I had with the TV was with the digital tuner. On one HD channel that I watch regularly, the TV's tuner would only play the audio while the video was all black. From online searches I discovered that certain HD broadcast channels in various parts of the country cannot be displayed correctly with this TV. I had no HD cable or satellite service so I had to return it. If you do have a HD cable or satellite service, or need a TV primarily for Blu-Ray movies or HD video games, then this TV is highly recommended for you. If you just need a TV for general channel viewing without a box, look elsewhere.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great little plasma, especially for the price.Posted .
I ended up getting this off of a service plan exchange from an earlier set I bought from Best Buy (the service plan is a necessary purchase - totally worth it in this case). The TV picture quality is excellent, and if you know how to adjust properly, you can end up with excellent contrast and saturation, with bright colors and beautiful deep blacks. And because it is a plasma, expect very little to no motion blur and pixellation as you would with LCDs in this size. The sound system is the best of any other TV I tested at the store, giving you ultimate control with preset EQs, virtual surround, and ultimately, one of the most adjustable internal speakers I've seen. The menu screen is easy, fast and intuitive and gives you great range over adjustment options for picture and sound. Now for the cons - LG parts make this TV solid and reliable, with great picture quality. On the other hand, LG does not have a plasma with proprietary anti-image retention as Pioneer, Panasonic and some Samsungs do. Of course, this TV is small and inexpensive, but I do find myself constantly worrying about image burn, especially when playing video games. A type of pixel orbiter would have been immensely reassuring and would have garnered a 5.0 review from me instead of a 4.0, but the plus is (and I have emphasized this before) that Best Buy's new Black Tie Protection service plans now cover image burn. All in all, this store-branded plasma is a great television and I would absolutely recommend it to any budget-conscious consumer who wants the best deal out of their purchase. Low price, high quality - can't ask for much more than that. Oh, and did I mention Insignia plasmas are a Consumer Reports "Best Buy"? No coincidence there.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The Best 32" you can buy...Posted .
My 4 year old 30" Olevia LCD (I have come to realize a really nice LCD) died so the search was on for either a 32-37" LCD...or so I thought. My source video is HD Directv as either 720p or 1080i. After *all* the research and many trips to BB and CC, I realized that I wanted a 1080p 37"...with all the fixin's: 120hz, 10bit panel, and sub-6ms response time. Basically I wanted more than my budget would allow given that I knew a 4-year extended warranty would also be a required purchase. My journey started by bringing home what I thought was the bargain of the week -- a 37" Insignia 1080p LCD. It was huge, bright as all get out but seriously lacked definition and with the NFL in HD, the motion blur was horrible. I couldn't get rich or well blended colors and the pixelization was atrocious. To boot, it was all plastic, very light for the size, and just felt a bit cheap, even though I knew it was made with LG parts. I realized that a large-ish, budget LCD is no value at all..especially when the price with warranty and tax was $900 out the door. Having tried the 37" in our space, we knew also that a 32" was the right size. Thank goodness I found this 32" Insignia plasma...it is simply the best picture quality you can find in a 32" plat screen -- I compared side by side with the best Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, and Toshiba 32" LCDs for hours after tweaking in the store and it wasn't even close...the plasma owns the LCDs. The plasma technology truly offers beautiful rich color blending, no motion blur, sweet black levels and amazing contrast and brightness ratios when packed into a 720p box this size. The case has a very nice black bezel and the back of the display is metal. It has a nice heft, excellent inputs and outputs and the built-in swivel stand instills confidence. The remote is nicer than it needs to be -- and actually that's how I feel about this TV...it's all nicer than it needs to be, across the board and for a silly price. I just made an account here just to tout what a deal this is after living with my Insignia 37" LCD, bummed and hoping for more for a week. One day with this new plasma and I am feeling like my expectations have been well exceeded and also have an extra $260 in my pocket. If they made a 37" of this TV I would deal with the ire of my wife -- this is one of the nicest TVs you can get for a small to mid-size room (we sit 10 feet away and it's great). Sales guy said they can't keep them in stock and they never come back. There was only one in Boston when I bought. Seriously folks, this is a gorgeous TV...but *always* but the extended warranty to keep you feeling happy with your purchase.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good for Price, Simple and SweetPosted .
I use with xbox360 and looks great, colors are vibrant, natural and deep..dark games look good too with the contrast...great for even most SD movies. HD is great too of course. Base and lining around screen make tv look "slick" nice black :] I have had set for 3 weeks and no problems Main downside is "patience" (true for plasmas in general) (if you want tv to last longer and no burnt in images) you can play the same game for a little more or less 2 hours, then just watch a movie or video or another game...for at least 25-30 mins in between long gaming sessions and keep setting below 55% of max... -_- Do this for first 100 hours then you should have "Broken in" the Plasma TV..from there you should be able to safely game for 3-4 hours..Also by then you can calibrate your contrast,saturation better and set your tv to brighter/higher numbers as the phosphorus (gas) in tv have "aged or settled down a bit" ^_^ I have seen that there IS a pixel shifter which is helpful to keep image burn chance low...thought it's never listed anywhere? and maybe most people haven't noticed it? As far as the almost insignificant motion lag, probably just me more sensitive eyes, does not bother me at all tho, only when playing fallout 3 have i noticed it much There is image retention after hours of gaming: it is normal and goes away quickly when playing something else for 5 mins... Sound is perfectly fine and how it should be for most games, sometime a little muffled sound and really only default surround sound setting good out of the 6 choices... extra color temp options are cool and warm, simple but helpful, aspect ratio options wide,zoom,cinema, pretty standard stuff...basic yet enough for most, not much tweaking needed for good picture quite Those looking for low priced good value balance and or a first HDTV this is good choice, Get the warranty 4 years only $99..I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
One of the best 32" HDTVs on the showroom floor!Posted .
I recently auditioned this plasma at my local BB after reading rave reviews about it on the web. It's easily one of the best 32" HDTVs they offer in terms of picture quality, a close second only to the Sony 32" XBR6 which is twice the price. The settings will require some tweaking out the box to achieve optimal quality. If you are viewing it in-store, you should do the same. This set has a wealth of inputs that should satisfy all your devices: 3 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 2 S-video. The remote is fully featured with dedicated input selection, aspect zoom, and just about anything else can be accessed. There are a few minor things that were left out of this set. There is no independent adjustment of the RGB/color temperature gamut which is very useful when fine tuning the image. Rather, there are 3 preset gamma options: warm, normal and cool. Another problem I noticed on the showroom floor is that the store lights left a very distracting horizontal strip of glare across the LG-supplied glass panel. Depending on your viewing environment, that may or may not be an issue. Again, these are minor gripes I had but won't prevent me from purchasing this set in the next couple of weeks.I would recommend this to a friend