I read many reviews from good to bad before buying this. This TV was at a cheap price for the size so I figured its for sure going to be a good buy or at least that was my original thinking. I have never bought or had experiences with insignia televisions so I was hoping for the best. When I got the TV It was huge. Allot bigger then I had thought but I was like ok nice.
When I turned the TV on and started watching it I realized the quality Immediately was horrible, skipping frames, choppy, and just laggish. I went through all the settings and custom was the best with it bringing at least the colors out a bit better but was still pretty bad, I tried not to panic or get mad so I went off tweaking the settings by myself instead of the set ones and even after the best I could the quality was still horrifying.
So then I went to play my Xbox one and gta V was so laggy and looked terrible and once again the quality was horrible not even HDMI cables will save this TV. Another terrible thing is this TV heats very fast and its very large so especially if you're getting this for a bedroom you're going to need to have the AC on as this thing generates a ton of heat along with the horrifying quality this TV literally has convinced me Insignia is a terrible brand. Literally I was contemplating returning but was thinking maybe it's not too bad for the price, two hours later I was on the phone with best buys geek squad because I was NOT about to settle for this terrible picture over sized over heating piece of junk. All the reviews of people saying " good picture " or " good quality " I'm assuming are elderly who don't care much about a nice TV picture or high definition or even in general a decent picture because the picture quality on this TV I kid you not is horrible to the point where you will Instantly realize when you receive the TV that you made a mistake.
So after calling for the return I had an amazing helpful and nice geek squad member tell me I can swap for another TV that's with in the same price range or under and that they would come take this TV and give me the new one of my choose of course with in the same price range or under. I had originally thought let me get a Samsung 40 inch since In my opinion Samsung and Sony are the best brands and my sister has a Samsung and our living room TV is Sony. I had got this Insignia only for the price and size. The member told me It was a bit more then this and Id have to pay like a $50 difference which I honestly did not feel like since I was already annoyed with the horrifying picture quality of this 55 inch Insignia TV.
So after digging and really studying I downsized for the 32 inch Samsung smart TV 1080p model UN32J5500AFXZA. The size was allot bigger then I thought it would be for 32 inch but its pretty big and the stand on it's very great for placing it where ever. The quality is also very good for TV and playing games. I'm happy I got rid of this piece of junk as it's quality is insulting even for 55 inches the price was cheap and does not make up for the skipping frames, blurry, choppy and jittery quality that comes with it. Do not buy this, look on, get a Sony or Samsung, if you do not wanna pay a high price down size it is worth it rather then dealing with this TV which you don't deserve as a buyer to deal with having such terrible quality and issues of over heating. I've had my 32 inch Samsung smart TV that replaced this for a few hours already extremely happy and has not generated any heat where as this Insignia 55 inch made my room a living oven with in only 40 minutes of watching TV on it.