Insignia™ - 32" Class - (31.5" Diag.) - LED - 720p - HDTV

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Insignia™ NS-32D311NA17 LED HDTV:Enjoy high-quality television viewing with this Insignia 32-inch HDTV. The compact size makes this screen easy to integrate into a variety of rooms, including a kitchen or bedroom, for viewing your favorite programs. Boost your program options by adding a streaming stick or other device (not included) to this Insignia 32-inch HDTV.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Insignia™ 32" Class - (31.5" Diag.) - LED - 720p - HDTV
  • Remote control
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7319 out of 7518)

Features


31.5" screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)

A good size for a small living room, bedroom or dorm room.

720p resolution for quality HD images

Watch broadcast TV and DVDs in high definition.

LED TVs perform well in all lighting conditions

They also deliver plasma-like deep blacks and rich colors.

DTS sound

Delivers clear, crisp and natural sound while providing deep enveloping bass.

2 HDMI inputs for your home theater connection

High-speed HDMI delivers an HD picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. HDMI cable sold separately.

1 USB input

Easily connect your digital camera, camcorder or other USB device.

Manage the viewing experience for your kids

The built-in V-chip lets you block content based on program ratings and check ratings of unfamiliar programs.


Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV for the price

    Posted
    Mason
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Insignia, being Best Buy's in house brand, I wasn't expecting this TV to blow me away and i was right; it did nothing of the sort however, it definitely doesn't disappoint. With a little image tweaking in the VIDEO menu settings, I was able to make this $100 Insignia look nearly indistinguishable from say, a mid tier Samsung of a similar size and type (LED). I wouldn't recommend it being one's main TV, not only because of it's relatively smaller size but rather because it struggles to offer a great cinematic experience and it is unfortunately only 1280 X 720P (HD) although, it will upscale to 1080P however, it still lacks true FHD (FULL HIGH DEFINITION) which is 1920 X 1080 however, as a bedroom TV for example, it is extremely well priced, specifically for it's size (32in). Offering good viewing angels from both sides, generating an image that can be seen well while resting in bed for example, while still offering a more than decent HD experience. Also, because Insignia doesn't manufacture their own panels, at least to my knowledge, it could be a LG or Samsung panel with an Insignia logo on the front, but that's just simply personal conjecture and shouldn't aid in or dictate the consumer's decision making. All around, it's a great TV for more than just one circumstance, not only for the price, but it is predominantly, and simply a good TV in general. A third HDMI port would have been nice but for what this TV will be used for in most cases e.g. the bedroom or rec room, be it a kid's play room or adult's bedroom or office. i suppose two is sufficient, and both optical and analog audio outputs are great additions allowing for the addition of external speakers or possibly a sound bar. Although, lacking a third HDMI port is partially made up for by the TV sporting an analog video input with both left and right stereo sound in, which allows it to connect to older devices that many not support HDMI or output in HD such as old game consoles. So as long as the video settings are correctly adjusted after purchase, it is difficult to find much fault with this TV and for the price of only $100, it's nearly impossible to find fault of any kind.. Hopefully this long winded review will answer any potential questions someone may have and aid in the consumer's choice. All other things aside, one would be hard pressed to find a better TV of matching size and similar quality for this low of a price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Okay TV for the price

    Posted
    OLDGUY70
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this TV to replace a 22-year-old, 32” analog Toshiba TV that bit the dust. In order to fittingly review this Insignia TV, I can only compare it to my now defunct Toshiba TV. Before the picture tube blew on my Toshiba TV, it had a great picture. In fact, its picture was as good as, if not better than, this Insignia TV, which was unexpected and somewhat disappointing, considering this Insignia TV is supposed to be an HDTV. What’s odd is that Best Buy advertises this TV as an HDTV, yet there is no mention of that on the box it came in or on the Quick Setup Guide, which leads me to believe that it’s just a standard digital TV. Whatever the case, it seems like a decent TV for the price, but it does have its idiosyncrasies. The biggest idiosyncrasies involve the Aspect Ratio settings. There are four settings: Normal, Zoom, Wide, and Cinema. The picture in the Normal setting only utilizes about 60% of the screen. In the Cinema setting, the picture is enlarged to the point that the screen crops the picture so that you can see only about 60% of it. Also, the picture is the least sharp in this setting. The Wide setting stretches the picture, distorting it. I don’t understand the point of the Normal, Cinema, and Wide settings, which are virtually useless. The only setting worth using is the Zoom setting, but the picture is not as sharp as in the Normal setting. It’s hard to tell how much, if any, of the picture is being cropped in the Zoom setting, but there is one big drawback to this setting. It crops off the program guide and program information displays, among others, from my cable TV provider (RCN), which is frustrating. Those displays only work with the Normal and Wide settings and are unusable in the Cinema setting. Who would want to have to keep changing the Aspect Ratio setting from Zoom to Normal or Wide to obtain cable TV provider program information. Another set of idiosyncrasies involves the Picture settings, of which there are six: Standard, Energy Savings, Game, Custom, Vivid, and Movie. The Movie setting is the only setting worth using in that it consistently renders the best resolution and truest color. I’m not going to detail the flaws of the other settings because there are too many to document, although the Game setting is an acceptable alternative to the Movie setting in some cases. The other four settings may work well with some programs and channels, but I haven’t found any yet. I found idiosyncrasies with the Game Mode settings, of which there are two: On and Off. If the Picture setting is set to any setting other than Game and the Game Mode setting is changed from Off to On, it changes the Picture setting to Game. If the Game Mode setting is set to Off and the Picture setting is changed to Game from another setting, the Game Mode setting is changed to On. When the Game Mode setting is changed to Off, it changes the Picture setting to any setting other than Game. A final idiosyncrasy I found is with ties, as in ties that men wear. If a guy on a program is wearing a striped tie with thin (as opposed to wide) stripes and he moves, even ever so slightly, the stripes shimmer. This was always a problem with analog TV’s. I don’t know if this is still a problem with digital and HDTV’s. If this shouldn’t happen with an HDTV but can happen with just a plain digital TV, then this Insignia TV is not an HDTV as advertised by Best Buy. If you buy this TV, just keep the Aspect Ratio set to Zoom and the Picture set to Movie. These settings seem to work best with most programs and channels. Don’t bother using the other settings. It’s not worth the aggravation. As for the sound, it’s good enough for my purposes, but there’s nothing special about it. I’m giving this TV a rating of four stars based on my belief that it’s just a digital TV, not an HDTV, and as such works well enough for my purposes. If it really is an HDTV, then I would rate it no more than three stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FIVE STARS: Insignia 32” HDTV Model NS-32D311NA17

    Posted
    Buddy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First, I have rated this HDTV a 5 not because it the best HDTV available. (My thousand dollar 55” Sony 4K XBR850D is far superior, no comparison, with features galore.) I have rated this 32” 720p five-stars because it is the best 32” available for a “C-Note” (deal of the day). Second, the NS-32D311NA17 is a VA LCD Panel that will produce darker blacks and better contrast, but will lose saturation when viewed from an angle. If you need a HDTV that has a much wider viewing angle, then the Insignia NS-32D220NA18 is a better option with an IPS Panel, although you will sacrifice contrast and darker blacks. Google "IPS vs. VA" if you need this explained; choose the link to the rtings.com site. Third, all of the picture presets are heavily oversaturated. The Picture Mode MOVIE was the most useful, I used that as a base for tweaking for natural skin tones storing under CUSTOM. Backlight = 33, Brightness = 60, Contrast = 50, Color =45, Tint = G20, Sharpness = 30. Advance Settings: Aspect Ratio = Wide, Overscan = Off, Dynamic Backlight = High, Color Temperature = Cool, Noise Reduction = Low, Adaptive Contrast = On. Those setting should get you “into the ballpark”, but you may have to tweak for your set and environment to get “front row seats”… Forth, like most all panel HDTV’s, the speakers are small and sound is minimal; will not rock your world. I have mine setup in a wall unit, with the bass jacked up, and the wall unit acts as a baffle that actually provides more than adequate volume with passable bass response. But used on an open base/stand you will probable want a sound bar… Lastly, this is currently being used in a spare bedroom for guest use. I have a cable box, indoor antenna, DVD, and VCR connected. No complaints from me for their “house brand” HDTV at the $100 price point from Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Presentation Monitor

    Posted
    RGJr
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Recently, I have made a substantial shift to a near all digital process and file with my clients. At a couple of stages, it gather information and draw plan designs. To keep the clients engaged while I am entering information, I found it better for them to see what I am doing. This monitor is the right size for our small intake room to be hung on the wall, yet be clear and visible to my clients. I connect with the Microsoft Wireless Display adapter. I use a combination of Excel and OneNote to capture info, design/draw plans, and set next steps. It allows the clients to make sure I am properly capturing information (i.e., names spelled right, dates/values accurate). Also, I can email them a .pdf of the "Plan" when complete so everyone is on the same page. The size is perfect for the room size, it was easily mounted, and the picture is very clear - this is important when people are trying to read information on the screen. On some days, I do stream sports or movies while I am working and the picture quality is really good. This is the 2nd screen this size and 4th Insignia screen I have bought for use at home and office. I've been happy with the quality and value of each.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good TV for the Price, No Regrets

    Posted
    MrFettXBL
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    Was looking for an inexpensive TV to put in our teenager's room and after reading the reviews for this model, felt it was a fairly safe purchase based on the generally positive comments posted here on Best Buy. Setup was super-easy (took more time to get it out of the box than to actually set it up). TV was remarkably light which is always a plus. It took less than five minutes from the point of removing it from the box to it being hooked up and running Apple TV. My first impression of the picture was that the default settings needed significant adjustments, so I consulted a videophile site and used their calibrations -- which improved the picture dramatically. The default settings had too much backlight and contrast (amongst other things). With about 10 minutes to invest, you should be able to find alternative picture settings online that will help significantly. The sound is okay, and about what I expected from a TV in this price range and thickness. Bass is minimal, but the sound is pretty clear and should be sufficient for most average to slightly above average bedrooms. We hooked up a Mohu Leaf HD antenna (very easy to do) and the TV required about 5 minutes to completely scan the airwaves before being ready-to-watch. One plus is that each of the inputs can be custom labeled unlike some other TVs that have pre-programmed descriptions like "TV, DVD, PC," etc. The TV comes with stands (which we used) and a basic remote that gets the job done. Overall, I am satisfied with this item considering the price paid, and my child is VERY happy having their own TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tv, just one problem

    Posted
    Bubbles
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought 2 of these during the black Friday sale. The tv's were pretty cheap and probably the cheapest 32 inch tv's around that I could find at the time. Even though they were inexpensive, they performed very well. The picture quality is pretty good and the sound is decent. I intended on mounting both of these tv's in bedrooms but the problem was that the mounting hardware inside the tv's was installed incorrectly. It was the exact same problem for both units. When it came to the screw holes, only one would take the screw fully in while the other three only screwed in about half way. I took them back to best buy to see if they could repair them but was told it's a manufacturer defect so they couldn't. They did however let me exchange them for different models and all I had to do was pay the price difference. Other than that one problem the tv's were great. So if you want a simple but great tv for the price and you don't intend on mounting it then this is a good choice. If you plan on mounting it though, save yourself some time and choose a different model

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the Greatest Value I've Seen in a TV

    Posted
    BeloitBrewers

    I had been shopping around for a new TV for our bedroom for a long time. There were some good deals, and I had been checking prices for months. Then yesterday I saw the Best Buy ad featuring early Black Friday deals. I can't believe the quality of this TV for only $99. Sure, this doesn't have jaw-dropping picture, but it's just the TV for our room so we don't need a ton of high end features. I also did some research and it said that at our viewing distance I really wouldn't be able to tell a difference with higher resolution. Has nice DTS sound, too. If you need a new secondary TV I would highly suggest this. That said, it really wouldn't even be bad as a primary TV in a smaller space - especially for the price. It was very easy to remove from the box, assemble, and set up. Nice and light. Everything with this TV is right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    poor sound, can't adequately adjust pic display

    Posted
    sportguy

    Bought it tonight to replace a 20 year old 20" tube tv. Figured it was about time but the old 20" was still working fine. Spent 2 hours trying to dial in the sound and picture to make it acceptable but no luck. Speakers have that hollow sound like cheap car speakers. The picture color will adjust red to green but it always looks blue/purple/pink and you can't adjust the blue out. If you set the picture size to "auto", the picture does not fill the screen and is only 12" high, same as my old 20" and only 4" wider. If you set it to full screen, it cuts the top and bottom of the image off so the cable display I get which shows the channel is half cut off. Disappointing purchase. It's going back in the morning. I know it's not the top end unit but even an inexpensive one should have better sound and picture quality than a 20 year old tube tv (which I immediately reinstalled)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend





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