Insignia™ - 42" Class / 1080p / 60Hz / LCD HDTV - Multi
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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.
42-1/50" screen size
Measured diagonally from corner to corner ensures a great view wherever you sit.
Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source.
16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
With 4 zoom/display formats and 3:2 pulldown delivers a cinema-style entertainment experience.
High brightness (500 cd/m²) and incredible contrast (1500:1 native, 6000:1 dynamic)
For an arresting viewing experience.
Wide 178° horizontal viewing angle
Makes every seat the best in the house.
3D Y/C digital comb filter
Delivers state-of-the-art detail and color enhancement.
Ultrafast 6-1/2 ms response time
For improved fast-motion image processing.
2 built-in 10W stereo speakers with ST simulated surround sound for a rich audio experience.
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, 2 component video, 2 S-video, 2 composite video, 1 RF and 1 PC.
Include 1 optical digital audio, 1 audio and 1 headphone jack.
V-Chip parental controls
Give you the option of blocking undesirable material.
ENERGY STAR qualified
Assures a high standard of energy efficiency.
Include closed captioning, sleep timer and channel labeling.
- Product Name42" Class / 1080p / 60Hz / LCD HDTV
- Model NumberNS-LCD42HD-09
- Color CategoryMulti
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year
- Product Weight50.6 pounds
Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 120 reviews(120 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Value!Posted .
I've had this tv mounted on the wall for about 3 months now, an I couldn't be happier. I struggled with the decision to purchase the "Insignia" brand, and I'm very glad that I went for it. After lots and lots of research, and comparing the picture quality in the stores, the Insignia's price to value ratio couldn't be beat. I've got mine hooked up through my home theatre audio setup, so the tinny/hollow sound isn't an issue for me at all. It didn't matter what brand I bought - I wasn't going to use the tv speakers anyway. I did purchase the extended warranty, and that helped put my mind at ease knowing that I was buying a lesser-known brand. The picture quality is outstanding, and it seems like the build quality is fine. Looks very impressive hanging on the wall, too! All in all, I'm very satisfied with the purchase, and the next time I'm in the market for a television, The Insignia brand will be on the top of my list.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Broke on Day 2 After PurchasePosted .
I had been looking for my first HDTV and came across Insignia. I bought this one and when I took it home, everything seemed fine. On the second day, I was playing an XBOX on the TV and pressed the eject button on the XBOX to remove the game. Soon after, a quarter of the right side of the screen was filled with gray and white vertical bars/lines that spanned the entire length of the screen. I turned off the TV and turned it back on, I even "Googled" the problem only to find that this is a common problem with Insignia. I am going to return the TV tomorrow. Please save yourself the trouble that I planned on saving and don't buy an Insignia. Spend the few extra hundred on a better brand for piece of mind.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very Impressive & worth buyingPosted .
I was skeptical at first before purchasing product due to name brand. There were no flat panel TVs on the market that could beat this price so I took a chance. I'm very very happy that I bought this model after configuring video settings (Great video settings are below). The only thing I can't stand is that it takes like 10-15 seconds to switch channel and the sound isn't all that great but ok. Who cares though when you can configure your sound through a surround sound system. Good thing I can surf through channels via my DTV Guide which compensates for the slow channel change. I have my video settings perfect to where the picture will blow your mind. You would think its a Samsung or Sony. Trust me it's GREAT!!!! If you want a great picture use these excellent video settings below for this model: Contrast: 68 Brightness: 50 Sharpness: 29 Color: 74 Tint: 0 Backlight: 10I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Good PC monitor/TV comboPosted .
TVs IN GENERAL: The big problem with large flat-screens IN GENERAL seems to be durability. The backlight engines (tubes, boards, etc) often fail prematurely, as far as I can tell. Do a search for "TV complaint" and put most any brand name in also, and you will likely see long lists of complaints, including the major brands. Insignia might actually be better than most in this regard (no statistics, you can't tell for sure), so I decided to take the plunge anyway. I got the extended warranty. DO THIS if you get ANY big TV. PC: This Insignia 42" 1080p is very nice. I have had it for over a week and don't regret at all getting it. I wanted it mainly for use as a PC monitor. I am currently running 1280x1024 (60hz) because my old Radeon 7000 video card apparently does not support "real" 1920x1080. When I select that, it stays at 1280x1024, but you can "pan" off to the side with the mouse to see the missing portions of the desktop, which is worse than sticking with straight 1280. I'm going to order a motherboard and associated stuff soon to build a newer PC, with decent VGA video and HDMI. BROADCAST HDTV: The picture is amazingly good IF the quality of the broadcast is good, which it often is. There is no annoying auto-switching between zoom modes, but the manual zoom control works well. STD DEF sources look quite good, compared to what I was expecting from all the negative comments about many different sets. Changing channels is a bit slow, but no problem. The remote is well laid out and easy to use. My old rooftop antenna works fine. No PIP, but I did not care about that. My room is not brightly lit, so I turned down the backlighting and brightness quite a bit and the picture still looks fine. This might extend the life of the backlight components. BLU-RAY: Can't say, don't have it yet. MISC SOURCES: I have a WDTV (a Best Buy item) connected to a USB hard drive. I use this only to play WAV files thru the stereo, but you need a video interface to navigate, and the Insignia works well using the composite input. I will switch to HDMI once I have the long cable I need. I also use the composite input for DVD video until I get my HDMI cabling set up, and it also looks better than I thought. It will be interesting to see how 1080p upconversion works, but I don't expect too much. AUDIO: A TV this big needs an external audio system except for casual viewing, but the internal speakers are fine for general use. I have a pretty elaborate stereo, and the audio output via RCA is clean and noise free. MISC: I thought some stuff was missing (remote, cables, etc) but it was packed into the styrofoam pads inside the box lid. If this TV holds up, I will have a great time with it.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
INEXPENSIVE BUT GOOD TVPosted .
I OWN A 22" INSIGNIA TV FOR MY KITCHEN. VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE. I DECIDED TO JUMP TO ANOTHER 42" INSIGNIA TV FOR MY LIVING ROOM.THIS BIGGER TV HAS THE SAME PICTURE QUALITY OF THE 22" AND OF COURSE MORE INPUTS AND FEATURES. THE PICTURE QUALITY WITH HD TV IS STUNNING AS WELL WITH BLUE-RAY OR WITH A GOOD 1080 UPSCALING DVD PLAYER. SOUND QUALITY FROM THE TV SPEAKER HAS A LOT TO DESIRE. THIS IS A COMMON FLAT TV'S PROBLEM. ANYWAY; WHAT'S A 42" HD TV WITHOUT A SURROUND SYSTEM?. CONNECT IT TO A GOOD SYSTEM AND FORGET ABOUT THE POOR TV SOUND !!!. USE DIGITAL OPTICAL; OF COURSE.... VERY SENSIBLE DTV TUNER . ENOUGH INPUTS FOR ALL YOUR AUDIO-VIDEO GADGETS. THE TV HAS AN INTERESTING FEATURE. YOU CAN CONNECT A VCR OR DVD RECORDER AND RECORD FROM THE TV. UNFORTUNATELY ONLY IS POSSIBLE WITH ANALOG SIGNALS . COPYRIGHT ISSUES ANYBODY? GET THE WARRANTY JUST IN CASE...I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Product/Price RangePosted .
I was a little skeptical about purchasing this brand, and after reading some reviews, I was willing to give it a shot. This TV's primary function for me is a Computer Monitor. For the reviewers complaining about only having a max resolution of 1024x768, that is because of the limits using VGA (the TV's "Computer" port). I have both of my computers connected using a DVI to HDMI cable, running at 1920x1080 with no problems at all. The sound quality from the speakers are not very great, and I will be purchasing a new sound system in the near future. I was really hoping for some sort of Picture-in-Picture function, but sadly it does not have it. All in all, this is a great TV, and I would recommend it to anyone. Total inputs used: 2 PC's (HDMI) XBOX 360 (Component) Nintendo Wii (Component) Sony Playstation 2 (Composite)I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great picture but Kinks.....Posted .
The picture quality in HD is fantastic. Love it. However there are little things that you will see that explains why its a less expensive TV. First, it is very slow when changing channels. Second, when going from HD to a Non-HD channel, the TV pauses for about 5-6 seconds, and then comes up. But the picture at the top of the screen has a white line through it. Doesn't look good at all. Third, sometimes when Im going back and forth b/w HD and Non-HD channels the picture comes up SPLIT in half, basically like the screen is cut in half vertically and on oppisite sides. Really odd. Fourth, when I use my Comcast On Demand, it does the same thing. I've fixed it by turning the tv off, then back on. but still a pain. So I guess its what you pay for. But still shouldn't have these kinks for 800 bucks.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Value, Good PicturePosted .
Let face it the biggest selling point of the TV was the price... 42in LCD for $899, even better with best buy coupons! For its size, this is the best deal around. We purchased this TV for a basement TV room – not our main TV room, and were not looking to spend double the money. The 1080p picture looks good with HDTV channels, but shows flaws in regular TV. Recommend using the HDMI connections (it has 3!) to hook up the DVD player. Overall the picture is not as sharp or clear as our other Sony LCD TV. I would rate the TV a 3.0 on performance alone, but it earns the extra 1.0 on the value! I recommend this set if you want a big TV on a low budget. If you looking for a flawless picture, dig deeper into your wallet and buy a Sony.I would recommend this to a friend