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Insignia™ - 43" Class - LED - 1080p - HDTV

Model: NS-43D420NA18SKU: 5886208

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2568 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what I would expect of an Insignia Brand TV!

    Posted
    JerseyMike

    I just completed setup of this Insignia 43" 1080p model # NS-43D420NA18 "non-smart" TV earlier today. I own other sizes and models of Insignia television sets--ranging in size from 24" to 32" to 40" and now this 43" Insignia television set. I recognize that I am a bit "unusual" as a TV viewer in this day in age as I do not subscribe to cable TV and I do not subscribe to TV streaming services--all I use my TV's for are over-the-air TV broadcast viewing and I receive some forty (40) channels and I also have them connected to my laptop computers via HDMI cable and I also use my Insignia TV's as computer monitors. This Insignia TV has an ATSC tuner which is made for over-the-air TV broadcast viewing. There are lots and lots of viewing options to be found on YouTube.com and Bing.com and from other sources. I really feel "bad" about giving this Insignia 43" TV a four (4) star rating as it really deserves a five (5) star; however, I enjoy watching a lot of classic TV shows--and this would include TV shows broadcast in 420i. Many times, viewing "some" of these show on this Insignia television will have blacked out areas on the left and right columns--a few inches on each side. This is even when I have the picture-size setting set to wide. I keep the picture size (i.e., p-size) setting set to wide "all" of the time and I find that this produces the best and most consistent viewing results. This above situation is "not" the fault of the TV, but rather, the "source" of these broadcasts are to blame! If anyone wants to use this or other Insignia TVs as computer monitors, all they have to do is go into their computer's display settings and select "112" for display "type" and then under scale and layout select "100% (recommended)" and then for resolution select "1366 X 768 (recommended)" and then for multiple displays select "duplicate these settings. To have it so all of the computer's icons fit on the TV screen which are located on the lower task bar and in the left vertical column of the desktop saver screen click onto the TV's menu button and go into the picture column and then scroll down to "advanced settings" and then set the TV's "OVERSCAN" feature to OFF! For whatever reason with this Insignia 43" model NS-43D420NA18 even over-the-air broadcast programs which are labeled as 720i really look G-R-E-A-T(!) and, many times those programs labeled as 420i can also look fine also--although, sometimes, they are a bit blurry and, again, may not fill the entire screen; however, as already stated this is due to the source of the broadcast. This 43" Insignia TV's remote is a nice (larger) size, this TV (as do the other Insignia TV's that I've seen) has a headphone jack (that feature is tough to find these days!) and it has three (3) HDMI ports (one of them is an HDMI "ARC" port so that you can control the volume of the laptop and TV with one button--together!). There is also a USB port in case you have an amplified indoor HDTV antenna or something else to connect it to this USB port. Unlike the 40" 1080p Insignia TV which was part of this "series" of Insignias, this TV's speakers put out a total of 16 watts--as opposed to 10 watts total. There is "more" than enough volume and the quality of sound is rich also. The "energy guide" sticker which comes with the TV (only based on anticipated electricity consumption I am sure!) indicates that this TV may consume only $10 of electrical energy per year; however, I am sure that I will use this TV a lot more than that! One of the TV product features which some may overlook is the great Insignia tech support which is there for purchasers of their products--long after the initial purchase date and this is hard to find with companies these days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good TV

    Posted
    Florian
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    SUPER Sale Price. Excellent picture -- sharp and clear. Excellent color - especially flesh-tones . Menu and setup were super easy to read, understand and navigate. (Chose manual rather than auto-setup.) Sound is pretty good but may still add a soundbar. Previously purchased 28" model for kitchen, and that along with older purchases (many years ago) of made me trust and go with this Insignia brand. Only reason I can't give 5-stars is the way the remote's "info" button operates. The display is clear and sharp (white letters on black background) BUT only displays the current program info. Can't scroll forward to display upcoming program descriptions like I can on some other (and more expensive) brands. I miss this feature. (Same problem with 28" purchased.) I knew it would be the same issue with this one, but simply couldn't pass up the super-excellent sale price. I have a small living room so this 43" size is just right. Replaces old, heavy 32" "tube" model. Did a lot of research about size to replace it. Actually got pieces of cardboard and cut them to size for 39", 40" and this 43" models based on dimensions provided in Best Buy product descriptions. (Did this to better estimate the best screen size and how they would fit in the location.) Then zeroed in on the 43" model. Then waited for best price on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with ROKU

    Posted
    Moterg
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    Wanted a bigger TV for basement. Use ROKU, so don't have need for a Smart TV. Putting a ROKU Streaming Stick on your dumb TV will make it smart. Great price. Picture looks good. It's a bit slow changing from one channel to another, but that's no big deal. The placement of the legs of the TV made it too big for my TV stand. So, I removed the feet and ordered a Table-Top TV stand from Amazon and it works great. A little extra cost, but I got such a great price on the TV, it was worth it not having to get a new TV stand or jerry-rig the present one. I knew this Insignia brand was decent, cuz I purchased a small one for countertop in kitchen. Picture's great on that, too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for secondary room

    Posted
    SteveP
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    I bought this 43" Insignia to replace a 32" insignia in my office/spare BR. Hangs on the wall and a nice upgrade from the 32(which I now have on the wall of my lanai with a Roku). I am very happy with the picture quality, didn't need 4k or any fancy features, 1080p is great for that room. One odd thing this tv does, that no other Insignia TV's I've ever bought did, when it gets turned on the sound has a momentary spike about 2-3 times the normal volume. Lasts less than a second until it comes fully on but I find that strange. Doesn't impact the normal operation of the tv once on but is briefly disruptive if I turn the tv on in the middle of the night when the house is very quiet. Not a reason to return the unit in my opinion but do take away a half star for that which is the reason I rated at 4 instead of 5. Added note, the sound issue even does it if I have the sound turned all the way down and have my sound bar turned on. Originally thought it was the sound bar coming on with the tv but have determined it is not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised

    Posted
    TheGodFauser
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    I needed a cheaper TV but needed at least a 40" screen. This isn't the one I went in to see/purchase, but after comparing everything I decided to give it a try. I was hesitant of the brand, but cost was the driving factor as this was not a primary TV. The screen is excellent but what I was most impressed with was the sound. No, it's not sound bar quality, but its decent and it gets loud. Much better than I expected for what I paid. My 65" Sony doesn't sound nearly as good. The reason for 4 stars and not 5 is only because it doesn't connect to WiFi so I can't cast to it. But again, for what I paid it's great. I use it with a Roku and the picture and sound is excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost a solid 5 stars!

    Posted
    Mommabearny
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    We found a great deal on this TV. It was for our bedroom so it didn't need too many top of the line features. This was perfect. Colors are vibrant and crisp. Resolution is excellent. You have a food amount of control when it comes to color and brightness settings. There are enough HDMI ports for our needs. The price cant be beat for the good quality!!! The TV lost 1 solid star because of a lack of buttons. There is 1 and it's teeny tiny. My husband claimed it had no buttons because he missed it. This button controls on/off and the input. No volumen controls! So ir we lose the Remote we are not in a good position and with kid this is something that happens quite often! But it's not a crazy con.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome tv for under $200

    Posted
    Lola1025
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    It's been almost 2 months since I've had this television and no major issues with it. Pairs great with my roku stick. The only complaint that I did have was 1st the legs seemed a little wobbly after putting them on. Wasn't quite sure how they'd hold up the weight of the tv. Secondly the sound quality is off. It's super loud when you first turn the tv on. Other times depending on what show or station you're watching the volume has to be turned all the way up past 70 just to hear anything. Other than these two issues it's a a decent television if you're on budget and not into all the 4k technology

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great swap out tv

    Posted
    Replacement
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    Pretty good brand at a great price. HD smart tv went out found this on the site not too pricey. Only issue I had with this Insignia was the optical port door was awful! Had to return within an hour to replace and same issue optical cord wouldn't go into port on tv. Used flashlight and the springs to the door were not visible. So had to use patience and tweezers to get it out or else it would be stuck in the optical port. After getting it out the optical cord went in Fine. Unless that lil door was SUPPOSED to come out. I don't know if anyone else had/ has this issue but hope it helps someone. Overall this 43" inch hd Insignia tv works fine and added protection is a must!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a smaller living room

    Posted
    eldoubleyou
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    I went to purchase a different tv but the sales rep changed my mind. He introduced me to the Insignia TV, same size lower price. Only problem is that I wanted a Roku TV and this was not. However, for about $10.00 more, I did purchase the Roku to add to the tv and I think I did better doing it this way than having the Roku on the TV. Pros: large screen, picture very clear, nice volume - do not have to turn it all the way up to hear it, easy to add my DVD player as well as my satellite TV. Cons: have to use 2 separate remotes, one for the TV and one for the satellite, would like to just use one remote. I would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a decent TV

    Posted
    cutiepie
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    we love Sony TVs because of their reliability but that love affair is over because the Sony that we're replacing died after 3 1/2 years only. the oldest Sony in the house is 15 years and the newest is 1 1/2 years and we never mind forking out bigger bucks . but I think the era of Sony reliability is over. so we decided to buy this TV which has a fairly decent picture. it's connected to a bose sound system so the sound is great. it's covered for the max 5 years extended service just in case. with the price, if it last for 6 years I'll be a happy camper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice TV, except for feet.

    Posted
    jackie
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    Seems like a very good TV. Did not want a "smart tv" as I already have Roku everywhere. Besides, some of the "smart" tv's can drive you nuts. Waited for this to go on sale and grabbed it. Very good picture right out of the box and good sound. The feet that come with it are pretty poor and spaced too far apart for my location. Most tv"s today come with these crummy feet. Bought a sturdy center mount stand on line and now all is well. Overall a very good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice TV

    Posted
    Brian

    We got this TV to replace a 32in LCD. We couldn't go much bigger than a 43in in the room it is mounted. Very happy with the picture. Even at 60hz it has a nice smooth picture watching sporting events, movies, etc. The only drawback is that when you turn on the TV and DirecTV at the same time using the DirecTV remote it will occasionally get stuck in a 480p signal. Then I have to shut the DirecTV box off, wait a few seconds, turn the DirecTV box back on, then go to the DirecTV settings menu and change it to 1080i. It's fairly annoying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    JustJenn
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    If you're looking for simply a no fuss TV at a great price this is it. I didn't need any features from the smart TVs as I have cable box, Chromecast, and PS3. There are 3 HDMI ports which is great (so much better than 2). The remote is simple to use. The audio and video settings available to tweak are good. No this screen isn't the best screen I've ever used. But it's pretty good. I wanted cheap and decent size. Boom. Money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good tv for the price!

    Posted
    zaytyga23
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    I bought this tv when it was a pre black Friday price of $199. And I was debating between this tv and the $249 tv. This saved me 50 dollars because I bought a firestick for $25. The TV picture quality is pretty good. Very clear. One thing I can say it you can see the smudge pixel effects that makes the 1080p up close. Most good quality 1080p will still look clear when up close to the TV. Besides that I wouldn't deter that from me buying the TV. Very clear and loud sound. Very light tv and modern looking as well. Outdated looking menu though lol.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great LED TV for cost

    Posted
    Neztribe
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    I love the picture this TV produces! Never owned a LED type TV and my former screen was LCD and I see the difference. Like the size and is great for gaming. I do like not having WiFi enabled televisions and this is great for me. It do has it nitpicks but the only one I have is that there is no quick jump between connectors such as I cannot jump between my Blu-Ray and Game ports just have to manually jump with the "Input" button, but other than that I do not have with TV and no problems as of yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good buy for the money

    Posted
    DebM
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    I bought this for my 75 yr old sister who wanted a basic TV for her living room and is not technology friendly. The picture is fine, but not great, but she couldn't seem to see the difference; she has no need for a smart TV either so this was the best bang for the buck. I got the 5 yr extended warranty for $30 extra 'just in case'. Hooked it up easily to her Direct TV receiver and VCR/DVD, she is very happy and I am happy for it only costing $200 plus the warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV for a great price

    Posted
    JayLloyd707
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    I wasn't really in the market for a new TV until we upgraded my daughter's entertainment center and her TV was way too small for it. My wife and I went to Best Buy to see if their were and good deals. The sales associate asked us our needs and we told him. He suggested the Insignia because it was a bigger TV and it had the quality that would be sufficient for my daughter. We are very pleased and we'd recommend this TV to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Picture for a low Price

    Posted
    BurkeCableGuy2
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    I have wall mounted this TV and made it smart by connecting it to a inexpensive streaming Blu Ray player. Picture is great and sound is okay for the money. The only thing that I find strange is the set keeps reverting to 480p when it is turned on so I have to take my cable box and re-set the picture. No issue with this via the Blu Ray player. That's why I took off one star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    very simple nice TV

    Posted
    Maya
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    The picture is great. The size is perfect. One of the reasons I am not giving it 5 stars is the Info feature does not allow you to see what is coming up next on schedule, it only shows what is currently playing. The other reason I did not give it 5 stars is the TV legs. They are flimsy and hard to install. Other than this, this TV is great. NIce TV for the price. I am happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall good value for the price and features

    Posted
    Notthatitmatters
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    All I needed was a flat screen monitor, with few bells and whistles. This TV was perfect for the application. My only issue (so far) is the lack of side connections...I have it mounted flush on the wall, and had to pull it back off to get the connections made properly. Other than that, and the usual learning curve with having to set it up using menus that often were frustrating, no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend