55" Class - LED - 1080p - 120Hz - HDTV
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55" screen measured diagonally from corner to corner
For optimal viewing in large rooms.
Comes with a table stand or can be mounted on a wall (with optional mounting kit, not included). Compatible with 400mm x 400mm VESA mount pattern.
178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles
For a great view from nearly anywhere in the room.
Incredible dynamic contrast ratio (1400:1)
Along with high brightness (450 cd/m²) for an arresting viewing experience.
Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source.
SRS TruSurround Sound system
Provides a theater-like surround-sound experience, with clearer dialog and the enhanced bass sounds.
Include 1 composite/component (back), 4 HDMI (3 side, 1 back), 1 VGA (side), one 3.5mm audio (side) and 1 RF (side).
Include 1 analog audio (side), 1 coaxial digital audio (side) and 1 headphone jack (side).
4 HDMI inputs
HDMI cable not included. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full HDTV experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.
PC video input
Lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images.
Useful additional features
Include a V-Chip and a sleep timer.
- Product Name55" Class - LED - 1080p - 120Hz - HDTV
- Model NumberNS-55E560A11
- Color CategoryBlack
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts2 years
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor2 years
- Product Width51 5/8 inches
Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 175 reviews(175 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great picture!Posted .
We bought this LED HDTV when they were having a Superbowl sale. So we got an awesome deal on it that included a free blu-ray player for $999! For this size and being an LED it was a great bargain. We love the bright, vivid colors that the LED's display and this one certainly has that. We also love that it comes with a swivel base stand. We almost bought a swivel wall mount before the tv was delivered, but then were pleasantly surprised we wouldn't need one. The picture is super sharp and very realistic looking, on some of the HD shows it feels like they are right there in the same room! The only minor downsides I would say are the speakers seem to face the back of the tv and there aren't that many av connections (3 total) in the back. Also it would be cool if it was internet connectible, it does however have a connection you can plug your computer or laptop into. We didn't need it internet ready anyways because our blu-ray player already was. We're definitely happy about this purchase.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous Television, especially for price.Posted .
Out of the box I was not too impressed with the picture. I did some research and found that TVs are not set to their optimum quality out of the box. As soon as you get a TV most people assume that the "vivid" would show the best picture and this is incorrect. I didn't find many of the presets to be useful. After tweaking for a while I found the picture to look perfect set at the following settings: Brightness 48, contrast 45, color 50, tint 0, sharpness 2, color temp cool, adaptive contest OFF, dynamic contrast ratio OFF, motion blur LOW. Now the picture is perfect. As far as the audio goes, you can't expect a TV this thin to have surround like qualities but it was decent. However, I have heard slighty better so I gave 4 stars. The only complaint about this TV is something that I knew it lacked before purchasing is all those new built in Internet, netflix, etc features that are built in higher end sets. Overall this TV is amazing and I have no regrets going for the "lower end" TV. What people need to realize is that, not only is best buy trying to turn insignia into a premium brand (unlike the TRUE low end brands like dynex), but insignia is built by LG so you are getting a quality set. Couldn't ask for more!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Throw out your preconceptions and be realistic.Posted .
First off I read all the reviews here before this purchase and I work in the IT field so I have a good knowledge of most things electronic. I researched for monthes different TV's, options, features, etc. and saw in person about 200 different models and styles, so here are my thoughts. I think alot of the lower reviews for this model were from people expecting the horsepower and stats of a $3000.00 dollar model. Yes granted this TV sitting next to a Samsung 55 inch 1080P LED LCD 480 hz refresh and larger contrast ratios doesn't look as good. But honestly at about 1100.00 for this model in comparison you really can't be too disappointed. Also once you get it home and its sitting in your living room hooked up to an HD signal without the 3000.00 dollar TV's around it, man its pretty. Both myself and my fiance once we hooked up our sattelite reciever via an hdmi cable were stunned at the resulting picture. Again no its not a high end Sansung or Sony but boy the 2000.00 bucks we saved for maybe a 10-15 percent drop off in quality can't be beat. Now for the speakers, yes they are very tin sounding. Of course I haven't met an LED TV yet that didn't sound like I was underwater. Its the tradeoff for the wafer thin size. But really how many people are buying a 55 inch TV and don't have at least a small theatre system. As for features their very minimal. All the basic adjustments are there. First thing you want to do out of box is change the trumotion setting to low, and the default picture mode is set to stills and gaming so you should change that option over to normal viewing. Other than that the rest of the adjustments are to your preference. We have watched HD Football and Hockey on it and I was surprised how well both of those fast paced games looked. This set is not internet connectable and does not have any apps in regards to that, but honestly most Blue Rays do that now so to me it didn't matter, since our blue ray does. Plus you can always plug in your laptop and use your TV like a great big monitor if you want to watch online content from the networks thats what we do if we miss one of our shows. But anyway in my opinion this is a very good TV with a really nice picture and just enough options and features to make me happy. In the end I'm a realist. This isn't the best TV out there on the market but I was more than content with the result and we saved a whole bunch of cash. BUt like with anything electronic always always always get the extended service plan!!! Plus if you don't like it you can take it back anytime in the first 30 days and exchange it or get your money back.... -Bruce PS. everyone that has seen our TV have been surprised and amazed at the size picture and price.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very good TV for pricePosted .
This TV is very good for the money. I bought it for $1099. At first I struggled with picture quality. But after one week of tunning pic settings, I believe I found the settings that are right for me. The picture is great, the sound is adequate for an LED. After all it is physics, there is only so much sound "speaker size" that you can have out of such a small space - unless you are "Bose." The key to finally getting a good picture quality was that I went back to Best Buy to compare this TV with a Sony LED that was sitting next to this Insignia, and I can tell you that the picture quality difference was <5%. But the Sony was $2100. For an improved pic quality, I highly recommend that you go back to your original set up and that you select " Store Setting" rather than "Home setting." The picture seems more vibrant when doing so. Finally, the preset picture settings (vivid, standard, theater, etc) only look good with your Blue Ray or your X-box. For normal viewing you want a custom setting th at is set based on your viewing preference. I set mine to a brightness of 40, contrast 48, color 58, tint 0, sharpness 2, 120HZ set to medium, dynamic contrast off, "cool" temp, adaptive contrast off, The response time of this TV is 6ms.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I give it 4-5 stars, wife gives it 3-4 starsPosted .
This television has a lot of positives, but has a few issues as well. LEDs in general take a while to get use to because they light everything up so much it seems like a different movie/tv show. The plus side of LEDs is they brighten everything up and really have an amazing picture (especially with blu-rays). The down side is that sometimes the extra brightness makes the scenes seem like outtakes because the lighting is turned up (ex: dark alleys aren't as dark as the director intended). Pros: 1. The picture is incredible, true LED quality. 2. The TV is light, was easy to mount. 3. Price was great for a 55 inch LED (purchased 5/31/11 for $999) 4. 4 HDMI inputs allows for all of our components Cons: 1.The darks aren't nearly as good. My wife doesn't like the fact that when the screen is darker the corners have a white haziness. I didn't even notice it until she pointed it out. We stopped by Best Buy the day after we bought it and found out that the white haze in the corners is common with most Non premium LEDs because of the backlight glow of the LED lights (Higher end models do a better job of incasing the lights to keep the glow down). 2. Remote features are very basic. I have a Logitech remote that normally sets all my settings with one button push. It can't set my tv input because the Input option on the remote has to be scrolled through. So that means the remote can't just automatically go to HDMI 3 without knowing what the last setting was. I never had that issue with my Toshiba plasma. Not a big deal, but a little frustrating. Overall, the Pros definitely outweigh the Cons. Great tv for the price.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
It is what it is, and... wow! That's a low price!Posted .
I would rate my knowledge of TV's @ about a 9 on a 1 to 10 scale. So normally I wait until I can afford to buy higher end products and steer clear of the cheap stuff. I was really close to buying one of the 55" Samsung 3D packages this Christmas. It was a great deal as a package, but was still a bit more than I wanted to spend on something I really didn't need in the first place (and I wasn't willing to go smaller than 55" for a 3D). I know what to expect from a brand such as Insignia, so when I went against the grain and bought cheap my expectations were already set on low. Ironically out of the box, so are the TV's picture settings in terms of quality. After some tweaking and playing around with the somewhat limited video ajustments (there could always be more IMHO) I found a sweet spot. Initial impressions were about on par for what I expected. My discerning eye could see minor flaws with the lower end 120hz technology and it's ability to measure up pixel to pixel with top of the line stuff I've been drolling over ( 240hz 9000 series samsungs ect.). I don't know if it was the really old Blu-ray copy of Lord of the Rings I put in as a test movie or what but, I'm starting to really be impressed with this TV. I put in Avatar and was presently surprised to see it look nearly as crispy as the above mentioned samy. Just the video speed (120hz vs. 240hz) was noticable. I did just upgrade to better 15' HDMI cords for running into the wall, but the previous ones were 3'-6' and rated for 120hz. Proper ajustment for each input (movies/games) is required to squeeze the full benefit from this TV. Once you do you can not beat the picture quality at this size and price. Period. Just pay the extra $170 and get the 4 year plan and don't worry about it failing. You'd be a fool not to get the warranty. Sound issues: you may find that audio lags behind the picture slightly if your not using a receiver. This has been a reaccuring problem with Insignias but can be managed with the right equipment. Not a big deal. Also, this TV by itself sounds awful. Thats is expected though... this thing is super thin. I'm surprised they even have speakers in it. These days though getting such a big screen and not having a sound system, cheap or otherwise, is a crime. FYI... I paid $1099 for this TVI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Unbelievable deal for a very good TVPosted .
Ok let's get the 'bad' out of the way. Yes, the sound is not good. It's one of those things that if you get used to, it probably won't bother you that much. But if you switch from your surround sound to the TV sound, you'll be a little surprised (again and again) at just how bad it sounds. It's plenty loud though, so I'm not sure where comments about lack of volume come from. The sound is just very tin-canny. The 'features' I had to give a 4/5 rating only because there's no internet connectability. That's the only downside. However, a TV being internet connectable is hardly important anymore in my opinion, seeing as how blu-ray players, GoogleTV, and other devices can connect to the internet these days, and the prices just keep coming down on those things. And it gives you 100% the same functionality as if the TV connected to the internet. So, TV internet connectability is only useful if you don't plan on getting another device that can connect to the internet. I watch streaming Netflix and listen to Pandora all day on my TV, and my connection is made through the blu-ray player. Now, the picture is where the TV gets all the praises. I've had multiple people not believe how clear and crisp the picture is. Now, this is *entirely* dependent on the quality of your video source. If the video quality is great, so will the picture be. It's bad video sources that differentiate some TVs. I wouldn't be surprised if the high dollar Sony and Samsung might have better video processing chips inside, and if this is the case, then analog and digital cable might look a little better on them because they'll be able to clean up the picture slightly better than the Insignia. And I say "might" because I really don't know. However, I can tell you that my friend who has worked for the cable company in both a field tech and supervisor role has said that the regular 'digital' (NOT HD) cable comes through with an excellent picture. He also said that the picture on HD channels is right up there with the high quality HD sets he sees. And I put a lot of stock in what he says, because he's seen more TV sets in houses in the past few years than most people do in a lifetime. So, is this the best LED TV on the market? I'm sure it isn't. But just like a $600 surround sound system will be *awesome* for 99.9% of people, but won't be as good as the $3000 systems that audiophiles have, this TV will impress, please and be fantastic enough to keep 99.9% of owners happy. If you're a true, hardcore techy and true videophile, maybe you'll need to get the >$3000 sets out there. But for me (who is a huge nerd and electronics geek), this TV surpasses my expectations and will keep me happy for years to come. The picture, design, look and most everything about the TV is something I can be very happy with, and I don't go into any purchases this large without doing TONS of research first. I'd recommend anyone to get this TV. Honestly, if you really don't like it (and I'd say it would be an issue with the TV picture settings that are adjustable), you can take it back within 30 days for a no questions asked full return. There's really nothing to lose, and $1000 or more to gain (compared to a comparable purchase of another brand).I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent for Home TheaterPosted .
I've been enjoying this TV for about a month now and overall I am fairly impressed! This TV displays a remarkable picture for High Definition content. My Blu-Rays have never looked better! After a little fine-tuning with the picture settings, it was perfect. However, when viewing standard definition TV, the picture does suffer. Playing with the picture settings will help and is definitely worth toying with. You have to understand, standard definition TV was never meant to be displayed on such a massive screen, so the quality is going to suffer. The extra features for the television are very few, i.e. no internet. But, for my needs, it was perfect. The sound is not great, but it is on par with every flat screen TV out there, no better, no worse. This does not affect me due to my sound system. OVERALL, I would say if you are looking for a TV to watch Blu-Ray on, this is your TV. You won't find a better one for the price. If you are simply looking for a TV to watch standard television, this could be overkill unless you have all Hi-def programming.I would recommend this to a friend
Asked by timo.
Q: QuestionI cannot locate the headphone jack
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer The headphone jack on this TV is at the top of the side panel on the left side of the TV as you're facing it. For a schematic of your TV's inputs, please download a copy of the User Manual via http://www.insigniaproducts.com/products/televisions/NS-55E560A11.html?supportTab=open.
Answered by JohnINSG
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer I would hook up to a surround system. On TVs of this quality, speakers aren't always the best.
Answered by abodoh13
Asked by Robert.
- A:Answer OMG...you have so many choices... Any gaming system can do this. Have you seen the price of the WII lately? If you are not interested in that, add an internet connectable blu-ray player. I personally found a desktop PC to place next to my TV. This provides the ability to use Netflix and any other source on the internet such as watching full episodes of CSI from CBS.com for free.
Answered by TWSHOPPER