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

Model: NS-43D420NA18SKU: 5886208

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mid-sized bargain TV!

    Posted
    varja2
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    I previously posted a review of Insignia’s 55” LED 1080p TV. This will be both a review for the 43”, as well as a bit of an extension for the other review, to mention things I didn’t get to before, and to further promote Insignia’s line of televisions. This is the third of four Insignia televisions I have purchased, the first and second being the 24” and 32”, and the fourth being the 55”. Overall, I have been very, very pleased with their performance. I mostly have used them for playing on my game consoles and to watch my DVDs and Blu-Rays, and they looked great on all of these units. Each new Insignia I got improved on the viewing experience from the previous, and now it’s like I have my own mini theater right in my own bedroom. Initial setup is simple and straight forward. There are different tabs for different aspects of the screen you want to configure, such as one for the visuals, one for audio, one for the channels, etc. For the tab that deals with the visual display, I like to keep it at the Vivid setting with slight adjustments, for those bright, vibrant colors. The sound coming straight from the units themselves are fair enough, but you can tell it’s coming from the TV, I’m not sure how to describe it. It’s almost more like a monaural sound, not stereo. I would suggest attaching some kind of speaker system if you really want better audio quality. Also, I like how the HDMI ports go to the side, not straight out backwards. This helps save much depth space, and your cables won’t be so scrunched up close to the wall. As of this writing, I haven’t used any of my Insignias to watch any actual cable channels just yet, and I’ll leave that to those reviewers who have used these units for TV watching purposes. But coming from how great all these screens run video games and Blu-Rays and DVDs, I’m sure the picture is great for watching channels as well. For being, I heard, the store brand of televisions for Best Buy, Insignia is not a bad choice. I think they are able to mass produce these lines of television so it is more available to more of the population. But don’t be fooled. Yes, Insignia does have Smart TV and 4K versions of some its screens, but the non-Smart TVs and 720s and 1080s work just as well for those who don’t need/use all those extra bells and whistles, and/or who are fine with those resolutions for now. 4K will be around for a while; you can always choose to invest in 4K later. It may be the new thing as of now, but who knows? Another handful of years down the line, and the new thing might be 8K, or 16K. If you’re one of those on a tight budget, but looking for just a good-quality television that does the job, look no further than the Insignia fleet of bargain televisions. Other brands of TVs of even similar sizes could be twice the cost or more. Need a good modern flat-screen that won’t nickel and dime you? You’ve found them. I would like to stand by Insignia’s statement in their aim to bring “simple, focused products [that] give you what you need to make the everyday a little easier.” I would also once again like to thank Insignia and Best Buy for making owning a flat-screen much more accessible and affordable for the masses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    End your search. This is a regret free purchase

    Posted
    Bayou70592
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    I purchased a 32" 1080p Insignia 2 years ago and thus far it has exceeded my expectations for both picture quality and overall durability. I been delightfully surprised to find the unit undamaged after taking several counter height falls. I found the unit to be quite portable and easily moved from playroom to bedrooms to kitchen to wherever Mom has herded her little's. I digress... In late November, early December of 2018 I found myself Christmas shopping for a screen to fit a specific dimension. After hours of idle research, reading customer reviews, price shopping and numerous comparisons I pulled the trigger on this 43" for $180 which was shipped to my home for free. After un-boxing we were streaming Nick Jr and Prime video in no time. Myself, my kids and my pocketbook were all happy. The unit has performed as outlined in the specifications and has beyond my kids expectations as both the 8yo and 3yo cant tell if it is 1080p or 4k. In summation, if your shopping for a TV, around this size with a $500 budget I recommend saving $300 by purchasing this one for around $200. Competitors products are many, and most have more options and brand recognition but the added features and name plates are not worth the added cost. So if its already in your cart you are halfway down good decision street. Complete your journey and place the order. Now in a few days when your thinking 'What should I do with the money I saved?" Well, make arrangements for a sitter, get the kids some pizza, set them up for a night of binge watching My Little Pony and Blaze with Nana. Yup, that right, surprise the old ball and chain with a date night courtesy of your regret free purchase. P.S. I felt this product review warranted more than the average BOLTR since best buy though it was so important. They nagged me with email after email hinting, asking, begging that I review the product. Bets Buy just couldn't get over getting ghosted. I hope this gives you some closure Best Buy. Its not you, its me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lot of bang for the buck

    Posted
    mrsfixit
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    I have 6 Insignia TV's, ranging in size from 19"-55". I have had good luck with all of them, and feel they offer a decent quality product for not a lot of money. All TVs need tweaking of the default color and audio settings out of the box. This TV has an excellent picture once set up. It's sharp, bright, color is good, and HD looks great on it. The speakers aren't the best, a little tinny- but *all* flat screen TVs have issues with sound. Go into the audio settings, turn the treble down and the bass up and it will sound somewhat better. Or better yet, use a soundbar or hook it up to your audio system. I was a little upset that the set does not have RCA audio out jacks, as I needed to hook up the transmitter for my wireless headphones. What I didn't realize, was that I could just hook up the transmitter to the TV headphone/audio out port. You can control the TV speakers to be on or off, regardless of whether you have headphones plugged in or not. So no RCA jacks needed. Voila, wireless headphones work great, and I can turn the speakers on for hubby with a simple click of the remote. Headphone jacks have been disappearing from devices lately, and I think it's great Insignia not only still has them on their TVs, but lets you control the speakers independently. Insignia TVs also support CEC- which is "Consumer Electronic Control". This allows your TV remote to control other devices hooked up to it that also support that feature. Every TV I have has a FireTV stick, and a Raspberry Pi attached to it. I can use the TV remote for all. So if you've ever wondered why your TV remote has Play, Pause, Stop, Fast Forward, etc- it's so it can work with attached devices that support CEC. On the Insignia sets, they call it "INLINK", and it's disabled by default. You have to go into the settings menu to enable it. All in all, I have been very satisfied with this TV, and all the other Insignia TVs I have. They really are a good product for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great moderately-priced TV, with a few challenges

    Posted
    DrumR
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    Having moved up from a 32" off brand television to this 43" private label television (Insignia is the private label of Best Buy, so I understand) was a good choice. It is crystal clear, seems stable on its feet, has a great remote with readable buttons, and doesn't flicker or fudge when streaming dense graphics or sports. Only had it a week thus far, but it seems to be a winner. A few caveats: first, don't expect to be overwhelmed with a wealth of instructional material out of the box. You have to go online and download the instruction manual for that, and given that I'm not a geek, I had to download the manual in order to figure out how to tweak this tech beast. Next, if you plan to stream, say a Roku, device you had better be sure to set your cable box (mine is Comcast/Xfinity) to default to a 1080p image setting. You do this by leaving the TV on but turning off your cable box, then choosing the "Menu" button on your cable remote and scrolling to the option to set the resolution (to 1080). Next, be sure your Roku (or whatever streamer you have) is set to 1080 also. This advice came from somewhere online as I was searching for why my Roku would play sound but no picture. My Roku was factory set at 720. Soon as I chose those settings, I had a great mini-theater in my living room! All in all, this is a very good TV for the price point, and for only $40 more you can extend the warranty for five years. That should be enough time to allow for the next big advance in tech for low-cost TVs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am ecstatic over the Quality, and Price

    Posted
    Kingming
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    So after having Watched Blu Rays of Tron Legacy, Harley Davidson and Marlboro man, Rambo, Spider-man Homecoming, OTA TV mixture of 480i, 720p and 1080i broadcast, and playing Nintendo Switch Games. I can say I am 100% satisfied with the picture quality of this set. Witnessed 0 blurring of OTA sports, No blurring in Switch Games like Fast RMX or Mario Kart 8, I would say well defined detail of 1080p Blu Ray represented here. I would say the Speakers are fine for use, however I do use a set of PC speakers from the Headphone jack to deliver the sound... (make sure to securely insert the jack from the Speaker/headphone into the 3.5mm jack otherwise you will just get left audio and thing something is amiss) as it does take just a hair more pressure for full insertion than typically required by a phone or pc or I was just very tender with it being a new tv I didn't want to mess up. I even have a friend who has now bought the exact same model of tv and happy with it, as well another friend who bought a 4k insignia brand tv who is happy. So if it last , then insignia bestbuy could be the best no frills quality product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good tv, great for price

    Posted
    ShinyToys
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    I wanted to replace an old 1080p tv, and they are getting hard to find in the wake of the 4K revolution. I didn't want to buy all new 4K peripherals, so I went to Best Buy to look at new ones in person. I liked the looks of this one, but there was an LG whose picture I liked slightly better. When I came back to buy a week later, though, the Insignia (which was already $30 cheaper) had gone down another $50 (for a price of $179 as of now)! And that's unbeatable. So you've got LED backlight, a super-light chassis (great for mounting, and easy to lift out of the box using the bag handles, even for one person), 3 HDMI inputs, optical and headphone jack sound outputs, and an above-average picture. Super-fast set-up, too. If you're unhappy with the picture, be aware that the default is energy-saving mode. If you hit the Menu button on the remote, you can make the picture brighter with more vivid colors, plus up the sharpness. At this pricepoint, I think this set is unbeatable by any other 1080p tv at this screen size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fit your TV purchase to your viewing profile

    Posted
    Marvelous
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    I have a very good internet/cable package through my condo association, if not I probably would be looking to cut the cord. My cable package affords me all the viewing I want and then some. I’ve been checking out 1080 versus 4K, since my bedroom tv has been acting up. It died last week so I purchased the “best” available from Best Buy, ordered on line and pickup at store. As I will be watching financial networks or programs that I VCR’ed, as noted earlier I do not stream so no need for 4K and no requirement for smart tv in the bedroom, therefore I purchased a 1080 HD, unfortunately it is 60 not 120 refresh. Best value was Insigna 43 inch on sale/clearance 2017 model. Picture is not as crisp as name models but it is good enough for my purposes. Sound was sufficient to me, not sure what some of the reviews are griping about, remember the is a low cost alternative. Setup was extremely easy! Once old tv crapped out, ordered new tv on line, picked up and setup the new tv from Best Buy the same day, never missed a beat. If you do not stream, someone please tell me why you need UHD 4K?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great HD TV for the price I paid...

    Posted
    jer2000
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    I ordered this particular TV around Christmas 2017 and got a fantastic deal on Bestbuy.com. It was on sale. Everything went very smoothly, the purchase, the delivery etc. I've had it set up for a couple weeks now and the picture is really good. I use this TV as a monitor for my laptop computer. I have the laptop plugged into the TV by way of HDMI cable and I have a wireless mouse and a wireless keyboard and I lay in bed and go online, watching movies, streaming stuff, and surfing the web. I couldn't be happier. The clarity seems really good and you can adjust the screen settings to your liking(If you want to). Sound is great too! It's a good TV, especially if you get the sale I got, which was around 200 bucks. I'd say this TV is nice and bright and the clarity is really good. Let's put it this way...if you can get this for the deal I got it for, it's very much worth it! If not, there may be a better brand with a bit more clarity, but still this is top notch to me. Nice, large screen...clear picture. Good, easy functions to figure out! Headphone jack in back of TV too! 4.5/5!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best TV for the price

    Posted
    DonY
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    I was skeptical about this TV due to some of the negative reviews, but I’m glad I didn’t listen to them. This TV has a great picture and decent sound. The colors are truly bright and the black is a nice dark warm black that a lot of higher end TVs don’t have. With three HDMI ports and the RCA inputs, this was exactly what I was looking for. I only wish it had another RCA input, but after all, it is 2018. The only other issue I had (minor to say the least) wa that the HDMI ports are a bit too close together. I wasn’t able to connect my firestick next to any other HDMI plug. I ended up just getting a smart HDMI splitter and problem solved. The reason I went for this brand was not only for the price, but because I got fed up with two of my Samsung TVs dying on me within 5 years. I figure if I get five years out of this one, I will be ahead of the game. They just don’t make them like they used to. But in the mean time, I am an Insignia fan so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1st Impression: Great value and picture

    Posted
    LeeG
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    This was my first Insignia product from Best Buy, so I was apprehensive, wondering if the quality would be acceptable. After one week, I am very impressed with the picture and overall performance. I didn't want a "smart TV" for this application, but did want 1080P in order to use my Amazon Fire TV Stick, so this one fit my requirements exactly. Setup was easy, with just a few tweaks to the picture settings to achieve the color and contrast I like. The only feature I wish it had is that the remote had separate buttons for HDMI and TV, as I often switch back & forth between the Fire TV Stick on HDMI and the OTA antenna. This remote requires selecting: "Input - up/down arrow - Enter" to make the change, which makes 3 button presses, not a big deal unless the room is dark, requiring a light to see the buttons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful And Sharp for A 1080 TV

    Posted
    aquarianman
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    I purchased a 32 720p about a month ago and loved the picture quality and sound. Therefore, I bought this Insignia TV for my bedroom and it is just great for watching movies on my ROKU player and watching cable tv. No, It's not a 4k tv, but when the prices come down a bit and they work out the bugs on them, I will buy one. But for now, this tv is great and I highly recommend it. For the price, you can't go wrong. I highly recommend this brand if you are in no hurry to buy a 4k tv yet. Picture quality and the sound is great. You don't need a sound bar and I love the fact that you can use headphones. I can't understand why the big name brands don't have headphones. Anyway, don't hesitate to buy this tv. Good for a bedroom or a living room. BestBuy will be the only store I will buy a tv from. Their prices are great and the selections are plenty. Reliable delivery and great customer service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tv @ Just the Right Price

    Posted
    Jake
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    This is my fourth personal tv purchase and I'm loving it. I got this to add to the bedroom and it fits perfectly. I don't like smart tvs because the operating systems get all slow over time and ruin the experience and meaning of smart tv. It's better to get a dumb tv, or standard HD TV and add a set-top box or streaming stick, or console to manage all your viewing needs. Personally, I use the Amazon firestick and Roku for the standard HD TVs. I also have two Vizio P-55C1 that are smart tvs but work differently than normal smart tvs, everything comes from the cloud, so it's not like all the other smart tvs you're probably thinking of, most reviews have it wrong, contact me, and I can prove it with evidence from Vizio, articles, and interviews, etc. Not reviews, they typically get some information wrong. Anyway, this is a great tv, I really like the picture, just right for 1080p content and some gaming. I recommend getting it if you're not into the 4K HDR hype. Otherwise, good luck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the TV

    Posted
    Dawg
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    I originally upgraded to a 4K television which I returned due to limited 4K programing via cable. 4K works great but only on video shot in 4K. Anything in 1080 HD looks like garbage because of the unused pixels. Disappointedly I exchanged the 4K for this one. I felt bummed that I had to stay with 1080 HD. I couldn't be happier with this television. Awesome picture quality and decent sound. I don't have a soundbar and see no need to purchase one. Very easy to set up and is lighter than my smaller HD television. I'd recommend this in a heartbeat especially at the $199 price. Buy it, set it up and if not happy return it (I doubt you will).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everyday use tv

    Posted
    Timmy
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    This TV surpassed my expectations in both picture quality and sound from the speakers. The speakers are crisp and clear and provide room filling sound. The picture is bright and consistent all across the board. I don't write reviews however I wanted to let everyone know that you cannot go wrong with this TV. I use it everyday and it has been wonderful. I would definitely buy it again and I am going to tell all my friends and family to consider this brand of they are asking about a new TV. I recommend getting this non smart version and making it smart by simply adding a fire TV stick by Amazon. A truly wonderful combo. I stream everything and I have it mounted on the wall right in front of my treadmill. Buy it you will not be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT T.V. !!

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    limeylass
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    I was looking for a 43 inch 'non smart' TV and Consumer Reports recommended this Insignia but the 50" one. On checking I found it also comes in 43 inches so I was very pleased. The TV is hooked up to cable plus my ROKU stick and both sound and picture are great!! Be aware that there is no outlet for a DVD player but I didn't use it anyway. All the outlets for hooking up are pointed straight down instead of horizontally which is great if you are putting it on a wall but if you have bad knees it's a little difficult. I am very happy with this TV and hope it lasts a long time. Best of all, it was on sale at the time I bought it so I'm one happy retiree!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV for the price

    Posted
    Asher

    I ordered this TV on sale for $200. I have to say that this TV is awesome. The TV is big enough for most living rooms, not so heavy, and you have to make sure that you can either mount the tv or that your stand fits a 43 inch tv. The sound on the TV is eh, so I use external speakers (to be expected on new TV's). The picture quality is even bette than my 32 inch 1080p roku tv. I use the tv in my living room, and all of the colors seem to be pretty accurate, and the quality of the image is crisp clear! I love this tv and for the price, on sale or regular, unless you are getting the same size tv with roku or amazon fire os built in for the same price, go with this one. This is the cheaper option, and for what it is worth, I have not seen anything cheaper than this one at this size. I love this tv all around, and would recommend this one to anyone looking for a new tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Paying more for a name brand is just plain silly!

    Posted
    SoonerSteve
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    This is the sixth Insignia (or Dynex) brand TV my wife and I have bought over the past 19 years. We have been so happy with the Best Buy brand that I no longer even look at name brands. In fact, people often comment on how lovely the picture is on the 50" we have in our living room. This 43" inch was to replace a 32" that my mother was using in her nursing home room. She is 93 years old and the 32" was 7 years old and getting to be just a bit difficult for her aging eyes to enjoy. She and I couldn't be happier with the larger screen and the vibrant colors and crystal clear picture of this Insignia. The price was also exceptional ($229.00 plus tax). Set up is simple and quick. We intend to give the 32" to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Insignia NS-43D420NA18

    Posted
    Rick

    It is sad to see folks post negative info about a product before even learning to make adjustments to the TV that will take care of their complaints... Everything said "bad" about this TV can be adjusted--you just need to learn how to do it via online help such as youtube, etc. The remote is fine also-it's not cheap... Most people adjust their TV provider remote to operate their TV anyways. Also, not too many of the HD TVs sold today have very great speakers--that is very well known... You are buying an oversized computer monitor in reality. The speaker(s) on this unit is fine for my bedroom and if by choice later, I may purchase a sound bar.... Again, excellent TV for the cost and a reassurance in quality is the fact that Samsung makes the Insignia brand....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant picture, good sound

    Posted
    Sammy
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    Some reviews say the sound is not loud enough. With a normal antenna, the typically TV channels we can hear fine at a volume of 15. I have good hearing and can hear perfectly at a 9. Some commercials are tooo loud at a 5. The volume goes up really hugh and is used for movies or other inputs at 40 or higher. My sister has a similar insignia TV and hard of hearing and must use it at much higher v9lukes whuch is too loud for my ears but she never needs an additional speaker. As far as the picture, it is brilliant. Clear picture. The Tv antennas don't seem to do it justice but watching a movie on a DVD player, it is wonderful!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    Steven
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    Replaced a 32” Insignia that I purchased open box back in 2013 with this 43” Insignia. Absolutely nothing wrong with the 32”, my eyes are just getting bad so a 43” was night and day. I have other Insignia TVs in my house and they are all stellar. Great picture, doesn’t hang up on any functions, and just works. I like that this one doesn’t have any fancy bells and whistles. Great product and I suspect I will have it until my eyes require a 50”. (Side note: like any modern TV, the sound is terrible. Invest in a sound bar.)

    I would recommend this to a friend