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Insignia™ - 50” Class – LED - 2160p – Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR – Fire TV Edition-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4K with no frills and a few surprises

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    Batlacit
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    This may be the single most affordable 50” 4K TV I’ve seen yet. Generally, you’d expect this to come with a whole list of compromises that were made to reduce costs. But after spending a few days with it, I have to say I’ve been very surprised by how few of these I’ve found. While you may not get all the features you’d get with another 4K set, I’m rather impressed by the implementation of the ones they did opt for. First up: the display. This is probably the weakest element of the unit unfortunately. It’s only 60hz, and the 4000:1 contrast ratio isn’t capable of the kind of range you need for true HDR support. Colors tend to skew slightly towards the warmer end of the spectrum, and motion can be just a little bit fuzzy at times. BUT… it is still a 4K display. Details are razor-sharp. And unlike many displays with faster panels, there is no motion smoothing to produce the soap opera effect that many find unsettling. Unless you’re used to having an OLED set with full HDR support, I doubt it’s a feature you’ll ever miss. Then there’s the sound. It’s very rare to find a TV with good built-in speakers, and this one isn’t likely to change any minds. They’re plenty loud and have good treble response, but suffer with bass tones. BUT… even if these speakers aren’t great, they sound better than a lot of the ones I’ve seen on higher-end displays. And the reason is simple: most high-end TVs prioritize being thin over everything else. And this, while by no means thick, isn’t trying to so hard to produce a thin profile. Having an extra centimeter or so for the speakers makes a big difference, and I suspect they’d be perfectly fine for most non-audiophiles. Finally, we have the TV’s smart functionality. And this time, there is no but. Most mid-to-low end Smart TVs skimp here and don’t include the necessary processing power to drive the apps and OS for smart functionality. But there is no sign of any corners being cut here. The Fire TV software is amazingly fast and responsive, the Alexa features are very well integrated, and the WiFi is more than up to the task of streaming 4K content. It’s probably the first SmartTV I’ve seen that delivers performance that’s on par if not better than what you’d get from a dedicated streaming box. And the fact that you can control the entire thing from an Echo only makes it better. Overall, I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a path to UHD content that won’t break the bank or a cheaper second set for a bedroom or den. It may not wow anyone with the color accuracy or perfectly smooth motion, but it’s still a rock-solid performer and a great value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is an Amazon TV! :)

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    PhilGA
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    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    It is clear that Insignia has worked themselves into a deep partnership with Amazon for this TV -- from the time you turn it on, Amazon's software pretty much takes over. Whether you like that or not depends on your own opinion with Amazon. In fact, as a part of the overall setup process, Amazon plays a full-screen video introducing you to the essentials of the TV and, of course, why having a free Amazon account is so important for accessing the full array of services that are available :) Overall, at 50 inches, this LED 4K HDR TV performs as well as most other TVs in its class. From startup, the TV performed very intuitively in terms of finding a network, connecting, and then pulling down the latest software and updating itself. In fact, as I was attempting to power off the TV, it then told me that an update for the remote was in progress (it advised keeping the remote close to the TV (the infrared module is at the font-lower-left). As mentioned, Alexa is tightly integrated with the main modules of the operating system. Of course, if you navigate beyond this point (say, when downloading a version of Firefox in order to play videos in YouTube), voice navigation is captured more by the downloaded software than by the TV itself. The remote reminds me a lot of a very famous company's square box tv remote -- minimal but intuitive buttons which, when navigating onscreen, keep me from having to navigate to change upper/lower-case, for example. That's pretty neat considering many other TV remotes don't have that feature. As a part of setup, Amazon asks to enable PINs for child access. After I messed it up, it was very simple to simply log into the recommended Amazon page and change the PIN there. Once changed, it immediately took effect on the TV. There are a total of 3 HDMI ports, 1 USB port, 3-color RCA jacks (for old-school audio and video), a hardwired Ethernet port, a coaxial cable port, and a digital optical port. Honestly, if you're not thrilled with having Amazon taking over your TV, you might want to pass on this one. You will be confronted with Amazon's logo on power-up, and things only go deeper with that business relationship between the two companies from there. On the other hand, if you're an Amazon and Alexa aficionado and are looking for something the size of this TV with the latest in motion picture technology, this could be the one for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 4K TV on a budget

    Posted
    NyVetteGuy
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    OK… when first getting this TV I didn’t expect much..Man was I wrong...from the feature set to the picture quality to the build quality it ticked many of the boxes for a great price. It really wasn’t that long ago that TV’s of this size with 4K etc would be exponentially more money than this set will cost you...way to go progress! As it’s an Amazon Fire TV, there are many smart features built in to the TV including voice control so there is obviously software to run all this. When taking the TV out of the box and mounting and or installing on a stand you will need to go through the usual electronic software upgrade process to bring the TV up to current specs, which while is a necessary evil I did find somewhat annoying when I first set the TV up as all I wanted to do was start using it and maybe update later. I had to let the process run for a bit and then I was on my way. The 4K pic while only at a 60hz refresh rate (which I personally prefer to avoid the video “soap opera” effect of sets with a 120 or 240hz option) is adequate and motion blur isn’t that noticeable. Colors look great, sharpness is on point and there are enough HDMI connections to allow you to make this the centerpiece of your entertainment. There is also ARC HDMI capability for ease in getting sound to a sound bar or other audio system, and even a digital out to give you a couple of choices on how to augment sound. There are on board speakers that sound ok and there is EQ adjustment capability to tailor the sound to your liking so if you use only the TV speakers they will do an adequate job for you. I personally never use on board speakers and have hooked this TV to a sound bar. Getting back to the thing that differentiates this TV from others is the built in Amazon Fire TV capabilities and the Alexa voice control. Using these features is seamless and it just works, from watching Amazon Prime content to launching Netflix using these features is easy. Not to mention that you can do all this with the included voice remote that will launch Alexa, always at the ready to help…you can even ask Alexa to “switch to HDMI 2” and the TV will change inputs…pretty cool. In conclusion, you cant beat the value proposition of this TV…4K Pic, pretty good on board speakers, multiple inputs and Amazon Fire / Voice capabilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Lot of Bang for Minimal Buck

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    CrazyTechLover
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I love technology. Who doesn't like a sharp clear looking TV nowadays? Who wants to drop over $500 on a TV knowing next year the same TV will be half the price? This TV brings the latest and popular technology (UHD with HDR Fire TV) for last year's price range. Unboxing was easy. I was concerned about the static the bag packaging over the TV creates. Set up was super easy — I do recommend a magnetic tipped screw driver to put on the legs. Setting up the TV internet connection, programming updating and setting up Netflix and HULU accounts was painstaking. Although the TV has voice response on the remote — that does not work when entering your usernames and passwords (as it does on the Apple TV). After the set up is complete. Turning off the TV, it shuts down quickly. Turning on the TV is just as quick! Our previous TCL TV was not as such with powering up. Nor was our Vizio. Image quality is very nice and of course you have to adjust to your tastes in color and contrast. But once you find your sweet spot, it's very satisfying. The sound quality is very pleasing and easily adjustable to your tastes. I compared the sound quality to the soundbar and found that with a minor bass adjustment they were very similar. Now, if you are using a surround sound system — well there's no contest. One note though. Watching Hulu or Netflix through the TV does not give you the best quality image. Using the APPLE TV 4K product (highly recommend), the subscription channels (Netflix) and movies through iTunes is 100% 4k Ultra High Definition FANTASTIC on this TV. The INCREDIBLES 2 is so vivid and so sharp! So WOW on this TV. The APPLE TV remote can also control the TV sound. Bottomline: Save some money and still enjoy the best technology with this TV. It does not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hi! Thank you very much for taking the time to review this TV. We really appreciate your feedback. As you mentioned, the combination of this TV and an Apple TV 4K is extraordinary!. Our goal is to provide you with an amazing product for an affordable price. If you have any questions about this or any other Insignia product, please give us a call at 877-467-4289, from 8 am to 9 pm CST and we will gladly take the time to assist you. - Mario S. Insignia Support BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Par for the Price

    Posted
    MRWilson
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I`ve been a big proponent of the upper range of TVs as it is something I use every day, but this new Fire TV definitely is a strong competitor for its price point. Firstly, the aesthetics of the TV fit the mid-range price point very well as it is a sleek form factor and materials do not appear cheap. This carries over to the remote as it is a traditional Amazon remote and works well with the TV. Then with the picture, this is the aspect I was exceptionally pleased about for this price point. Nowadays there are many variations of 4k and HDR so I was not expecting much for the price, but upon watching numerous shows and movies that were 4k and HDR compatible I was impressed with the picture in a variety of ways. If you are coming from anything not previously 4k and HDR you will definitely be able to tell how much sharper and clear the picture is. Then briefly on the sound of the TV I found it very strong out of the box and didn`t find an issue at all as I didn`t have any problems with the clarity of voice or loudness. I did end up setting up a Polk soundbar through HDMI ARC and was eventually able to get it to work, however, it was not as easy as plug and play as I did have to disconnect it and reconnect it a couple times for the TV to recognize it, but since it recognized it I have not had a problem. Then finally the smart aspect is what this TV is predominantly advertised for. This was where the TV reminded me of the price point as with the solid aesthetics and wonderful picture the smart aspect wasn`t as strong as more expensive models. For its purpose, the smart functions work great if you need the basic features of simply watching Netflix. Ironically though, there are times where I have difficulty loading Amazon specific content through Prime Video as it will constantly load and never start until I turn the TV off or unplug and plug it back in. However, both Hulu Live and Netflix have worked very fluidly. Then also I am just not a proponent of the interface as it seems very cluttered with the various ads and suggestions for content. Overall, for the price, this is a great value and I would highly suggest it for that sub $600-$700 range. Both the aesthetics and picture were strong points for me, but the interface did fall a little short for me at times. If you can bare the small little bugs every once and awhile I would definitely recommend this TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great picture, very poor software and support

    Posted
    Micky
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    I bought this TV as a replacement for a 10 yr old TV whose tuner would not work anymore. I got this on sale for $249.99. Straight out of the box I started to have issues with this TV. As I carefully removed the TV from the box I noticed what looked like a greasy smudge like smear near the bottom of the screen and didn't pay too much attention to it. Setup: this was a breeze as I was already a user of the TV stick. Then I notice there were a few Updates that the FireTV completed. Included in one of the updates I found very annoying. The update included a pop-up on the home screen (every few seconds) suggesting to use Alexa for different functions such as turning on the TV. When the pop-up appeared it would also dim the screen. I contacted Amazon and basically got ignored. I have Alexa on a couple devices but I don't want to be hammered over the head every few seconds to suggest using Alexa for various functions. Finally, about a week later the latest update removed the Alexa pop-up. Now back to that smear/smudge on the screen. I tried every safe product out there to get rid of that smear which was all over the screen. Even just distilled water would smear it all over. I contacted the geek squad and they came out and were not able to help. I also noticed after a google search many other people were having this same issue. Later a best buy associate said the smear or oily film is put on at factory to detect scratches. Want to use a sound bar with this TV? Forget it!!! Actually, pairing a Bluetooth sound bar to the TV was very simple/easy. When you pair a sound bar via Bluetooth (Settings/Controllers & Bluetooth Devices/Other Bluetooth Devices) you get an additional function under (Settings/Display & Sounds/Sound Setting/Audio Delay). You are able to adjust the audio delay to make the video and audio in sync from -200 to 3000. I wasted so much time to get this to work. Again, I see there are many more that had this issue. Further, I contacted Amazon help from the help menu under settings and as before that was a fruitless effort too as all I got was a “canned” response and wanting me to do a full factory reset which I did and as I thought did not fix the issue. The other thing I notice after awhile, the software would not remember my connection setting. I had set it up for both wireless and hard wired (cat5). After a few weeks it decided that I don’t have the cat5 connected (which I did) and the work around was to disconnect the cat5 from the router then put it back in…walla. On the Plus side the TV has a great picture for the price and the built in speakers are decent. I’ll most likely return the sound bar as I wanted to eliminate having to use two remotes. So disappointed!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Budget 4K TV

    Posted
    ElectronicJunkie
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    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    To be honest, I was not expecting a feature packed TV when I got the Insignia Fire TV. I was wrong. The picture is nice for the price range. The HDR works great as well. I tested the TV utilizing my Amazon Prime account first. Everything streams and works flawlessly. The loading speed is fast, actually better than any of my Fire TV products. The menu is typical Fire TV. The available 4K content looks great once you go back and forth between the picture adjustments and the movies. After testing it with the built in software, he enters my 4k bluray player and 5 movies I always use to show off my other TVs. I have to say, it is nice but not mind blowing. Colors are bright and crisp, but blacks bleed and whites look faded. My wife cannot see it, but I can. I have to state right away here, that the remote is horrible and getting the picture adjusted is a chore, I hated that wholeheartedly. You must go into the menu to change the picture settings, you cannot adjust while watching a movie, which just plain stinks, these 2 reasons are why I gave it a 4 star rating. The TV is easy to hang, even includes the screws preinstalled in the mounting holes, which I have never seen before, thanks for that Insignia. For a basic 4k TV, it works, and works well. My kids now have a big 50" TV in their room and are beyond excited. For a movie buff like me, I would not look forward to watching movies on the TV though, I like to adjust per movie, but for my kids, it's perfect on the preset Dynamic. They can easily use the remote and the built in Parental controls are top notch. For the average TV watcher, this TV will not break the bank and will satisfy 95% of the people who buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome value - Must Buy

    Posted
    Bootleg89
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    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I am an avid Firestick user and love that Best Buy sells a budget friendly 4K TV with the Fire TV built in. The TV is very light and was very easy to mount. That was the first thing I liked about this TV. I was able to have it mounted in about 15 minutes. I then setup the TV and registered it to my Amazon account. No different then setting up a Firestick or Fire TV. I then watched a few minute long video and was up and ready to go. The TV works perfect and the features are really nice for the price. The only difference on the TV interface and that of a Fire device is the addition of sources (HDMI) and live TV mode. Very easy to use. You can navigate the home screen very easily with the remote. I also love the feel of the remote, bigger than a regular Fire device with quick launch buttons for 4 different apps like Netflix. I then connected the TV to my Echo Dot from my bedroom. Now i can simply give voice commands to Alexa and she will control the TV. Not an absolute necessity but still very cool. The only thing is you have to call the device "Fire TV" for it to work, even if you give the TV it's own name in the Alexa app. You can turn the TV on and off and even just tell Alexa to open a show/movie from Netflix and it will go right to it. Very nice. The picture quality is also very good, a huge upgrade from my other bedroom TV which was 1080p. The speakers are even louder than the Sony TV in which it replaced. So far I have zero complaints about this TV and it will serve me well in my bedroom with all of the features I want at a rock bottom price. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Picture, Tricky Setup

    Posted
    Zero2700
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    So this TV has a great picture. The problems I ran into was setting it up with my existing equipment. Keep in mind that what Im about to write is not necessarily the TV's fault but a communication between old and new hardware. So my current setup looks like this: - The new Insignia 4k HDR 50" HDTV - Apple TV 4K 32gb - Sony BDP-S3700 1080p Blu Ray Player - Klipsch R-15PM Speakers - Harmony 650 Universal Remote Im using all new 4k Dynex HDMI 6ft wires and a new Amazon Basics Fiber Optic Cable. I was getting a mix of no sound and/or no picture on all inputs, including using the RF Coax connection to scan HD cable channels. the settings that fixed my issues was changing the HDMI Picture setting from HDMI 2.0 to 1.4 (you have to go to settings, display/sound, advanced and all the way down to HDMI). I had to set both my blu ray and Apple TV to HDMI 1.4 for my picture and sound to work. I expected this from my older blurry since its not 4k capable but not from my Apple TV since its the latest version and is HDR capable. The only downside to going from HDMI 2.0 to 1.4 Is a 30fps max. Also I changed the audio output settings to PCM and shut off the tv speakers. I would have wished this TV was just plug and play but I guess that's what I get for not upgrading some gear. All in all im still happy that I got this tv. Oh one thing I forgot to mention, I couldn't program this tv work work with my current Harmony 650 Universal remote so I type in my older insignia 48" model number and it works fine but doesn't give me the option to program HDMI3 since the older model only has 2 HDMI inputs, Im replacing this harmony remote with a much newer one in hopes that it can be programmed to work with the new Insignia tv. I would recommend buying this tv for the simple fact that it has a great picture and if your not doing crazy hook ups it will suit you just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hi! Thank you very much for taking the time to review this TV. We really appreciate your feedback, our goal is to provide you with an amazing product for an affordable price! Any time you have any questions about this or any other Insignia product, please give us a call at 877-467-4289, from 8 am to 9 pm CST and we will gladly take the time to assist you. - Mario S. Insignia Support BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent TV for the price

    Posted
    AFBob
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I recently upgraded from a 39" 1080p TV to this 50" Insignia 4K and really enjoy it. I was used to having a Fire Stick so it was very easy moving to this TV. Between the voice command features, the "Recently Viewed" feature and the remote, I found it very easy to move between inputs and streaming video options. I use the voice command to switch between HDMI 1, 2, or 3 and I like the fact that while watching a TV show or movie, you can push a button on the remote and have access to change the picture levels (brightness, tint, contrast, etc.). I also love the fact that while watching something, I can push the microphone button and ask Alexa what time it is or what the weather is like and then I'm right back to watching my show. I initially connected all internet streaming via my wireless router (TV does both WIFI bands). After a week, I connected an ethernet cable (used Cat 7) and I think the quality was even better. I never had any issues whatsoever using the WIFI, but I read that wired connections are always best. My favorite things about this TV: -Great picture on 4K, 1080p, 720p and even some Netflix non-HD movies look great -Easy to use (Voice, remote buttons, on-screen menus) -I love the Alexa feature (you DON'T have to mention that name...you simply push down the microphone button, talk, and let go). I always ask for my daily briefing, which is user-customized via the Alexa App. Things I wasn't too crazy about: -Depending on the input quality, you can't get a full-screen picture (example: On Netflix $7.99 plan, I don't get HD quality so the screen isn't always a full screen. This isn't the TV's problem because if it would let you get a full screen, it would be blurry when expanded. -With other streaming video apps/options, you may have a bar on top and bottom of the picture. So far, everything I've watched with Amazon Prime shows full screen with great quality. For the price, I don't think you can beat this TV. I was going to get the Toshiba model but this was on sale for less and I like the fact that I can bring my Insignia to Best Buy if it breaks during the warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV for price range

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

    Originally bought the 43" onsale for $199 but decided I had space for the larger. Waited until TV was onsale for $299 ($279 with student deals discount). Fire TV interface is great at presenting content (heavy on Amazon). Overall picture is good...maybe not as good as Samsung or Sony but again for the price I could two or three sets for the price of one Samsung. When you get it home you won't have a wall of competing displays to judge against. My grips have to do with the OTA channels. There is no way to manually tune in a station. I live about 50+ miles away and some local channels that I was able to get with my previous 10 year old Samsung LCD I'm not able to get as well. Secondly the remote doesn't have buttons for directly changing to a channel. You have to use the Channel Guide which does give a nice grid with what's on TV but requires lots of scrolling if you live in area with plenty of channels available. Lastlily I haven't found a code on my universal cable reomte to allow me to switch input sources without using the tv remote. You can use the supplied remote to enter voice commands or press and hold the home button to bring up a menu with the inputs as well, You can also use an echo device (i.e. echo dot) to also give voice commands (however I've had trouble with pairing the two devices..this is a known bug and hopefully it will get resolved soon...see https://www.amazonforum.com/forums/devices/fire-tv/496649-echo-wont-stay-linked-to-fire-tv). Beyond these issues I still think this TV is a solid buy for the price and if you want the Fire interface. I personally prefer this set over the Toshiba Fire TV mainly due to the on device power/input button location. On the Insignia the button sits on the front bottom easy to reach whereas the Toshiba is a bit recessed on the side. Since I had a tight cabinet that barely fits my TV having access on the front was a must. Otherwise I think there is little difference between the two sets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice 4K TV!

    Posted
    KCRoanoke
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This TV was a size/resolution upgrade for one of the older TVs we had. It has a nice clean look, thin bezel and overall not very thick (only 3.3"), so good for mounting flat. The picture is really good. Fire TV setup was quick and easy and it took some tinkering with the sound settings to get the best sound for me. I do like that it is a bluetooth remote for navigating once the TV is turned on (similar to other streaming devices we have), so don't have to point directly at it. I also like that I could pair a bluetooth headphone directly so I can watch TV at night without disturbing anyone (don't have to use a phone app and headphones connected to the phone like other devices). The only 4K content I've tried through streaming apps looks good so far. Works great with the other streaming apps we use. Not sure about how live sports will look on it with only a 60Hz refresh rate. While not many, the one of the main issues I've had so far is that there some trouble with app/content icons not displaying, at least not right away. Also, the shape of the back of the remote is a little awkward to me (never used a Fire TV remote before), making it a little difficult to move between buttons, but I just may be used to other remotes with flatter backs. At least the voice control is a nice touch (not in the middle of the night, though :). While I probably wouldn't use it in the media room, it is great as a secondary TV. Overall, not quite an "xLED" display from the big brands, but should be great most.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Misleading specs all around

    Posted
    janellecolorado
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Where do I begin with this TV? My fiance and I we're in the market for a new TV, and we decided to get this one on Black Friday because of the amazing reviews and price on Best Buy. We opened the packaging and everything was perfect! The TV itself was very modern like and sleek. However, our happiness was shot down as soon as we turned on the TV and set it up. The picture quality was HORRIBLE! It was literally like we were watching it in 480p quality. We even went back to Best Buy to buy a new HDMI cable that supported HDR, but that wasn't the issue. I am not sure if we just received a dud TV or what, but the image quality was by far not up to par with the product description. I have no idea where the 2160p UHD quality comes from, but this TV does NOT have that. The next day, we took the TV back and exchanged it for the Samsung UN6900 (50 dollars more). We immediately saw a HUGE difference between the two. Even though they had the same specs, the picture quality on the Samsung was MUCH BETTER than the Insignia. I was also told by a Best Buy employee that Insignia is a Best Buy "in-house" brand, aka a cheap TV. Honestly, I would go for the Samsung if you can afford an extra 50 dollars. The sound also is great on the Samsung (Dolby surround sound quality). As far as the Amazon Fire Stick performs, it was good. I had issues speaking into the remote, but we do not own an Alexa, so I wasn't sure if that had anything to do with it or not. You can download apps onto your TV, but they come strictly from you Amazon Prime account, which means that if you don't have Prime, you might be limited to what you can and cannot watch such as movies and TV shows. You will also receive an email and notification in the Amazon app when you download an app to your computer, which is a great feature. If you watch a movie or TV in 4K, the 4K feature is nice on the TV, but it is still very pixilated and soft. Overall, the picture and sound quality on this TV is bad. If you don't care about what your picture looks or sounds like, and you are getting this TV just for the Prime features, this is a good TV for you. But if you want the all around package, I would find another TV or pay an extra 50-100 dollars for a quality TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice picture, decent sound but it's not very smart

    Posted
    SunBurst
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is my first large screen TV. It replaced a 32" in. TV that I had for over 10 years and it was used when I got it. It was a pretty decent TV with nice picture quality. I used a Roku Streaming Stick+ with it that was incredibly fast and super reliable. I just wanted a bigger screen. So I got this and I was SO excited about the much larger screen size. The picture is very nice and the sound is pretty decent too. But . . . the streaming is HORRIBLE and is not app specific. it's all apps. It freezes, it will stop in the middle of shows and spin and spin and spin, often several times during a 1/2 show which easily turns it into an hour or more show with half of it not even playing. Sometimes shows will just go black, some apps won't even open. It drops it's wifi connection often and it's not a problem with my wifi. I always test my wifi on my computer when the TV drops it, and it's lightening fast on my computer and other devices. it's just this not so smart TV that has a problem with it. I'm a self employed graphic designer, I need the best of the best and the fastest of the fast wifi available and I have it! This TV doesn't get it. Not smart. My Roku + streaming stick was always reliable, never froze, never dropped connection and was 3 times as fast. I love the big screen and better sound, but what good is it if the streaming functionality is so bad? I regret my purchase and I can't return or exchange it unless I ship it to a store which would probably cost almost as much as the TV did. I bought it at a Best Buy store while I was on vacation. There is no Best Buy close to where I live that I could just take it back to. Also, while I was at the store being assisted with the sales associate, she told me it was a ROKU smart TV, NOT a Fire TV. I really love Roku and that's what I was told I was getting. I feel like Best Buy should come pick the TV up themselves for being mislead at the store to begin with and all of the problems with the streaming. Very disappointed!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I’m glad I bought it

    Posted
    Luvmyelectronics
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    I was a little weary of getting another 4K tv. My internet isn’t that great (8 mbps upload and 1 mbps download). So far, the picture is great. I do however use my Roku stick for most apps because I can change the resolution to 720, which results to a clearer picture. The remote is simple enough, however, the first couple of days I had a hard time navigating to where I need to be. The simplest solution is to long press the home button. You can get to most everything from there (channel guide, inputs, apps, sleep timer, and picture). I absolutely love the channel guide for my antenna tv. Press the home button it goes the guide , that shows the channels that saved to your tv (after scanning). It will show you 2 days worth of programs. While watching antenna tv, press the 3 horizontal lines on the remote to get to closed captions. The downside, there isn’t a power button on the tv. If I lose the remote, I can only watch apps on Roku (pressing any button on Roku will wake the tv because I have it set to go to that input) but I still can’t turn the volume up or down. But, that’s not important enough to drop any stars for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A BEST BUY!

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    Cipher469
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    This is a lot of TV for a “fit into the budget” price! For less than $400, you get a 50” screen, HDR-compatible 4K UHD, Quad-core processor for streaming, Amazon Fire TV (more viewing options), remote which includes voice control Amazon Alexa, and very easy setup. In addition, the 3 HDMI inputs and 1 USB input let you connect a lot of peripherals for even more viewing. Yes, all that and more for an affordable price. I expected this to be a good TV, but I was very pleasantly surprised by how good it actually is. TV reception, streaming video, and watching movies on BD discs are all a pleasure! Oh, let’s not forget streaming music! It’s pretty much a full circle of entertainment opportunity, all without spending $1,000+. If you need/want an affordable TV offering a lot of viewing/listening pleasure, this one is made for you! Heck, buy two, and you still can save money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV Especially for Amazon Users

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    tpgp4
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    Took a chance on this in house brand because the price was great and we couldn't be happier. The picture is EXCELLENT and since were already Firestick users, the interface was familiar. If you aren't a familiar with the interface, it is simple and EASY to navigate. If you can't click or are too lazy, simply speak into the remote and Alexa will find it for you on major players such as Netflix and Hulu and speaking can adjust the volume and change input modes too. Your Alexa info. displays on the giant screen, such as "What is the weather or show me how to cook chicken soup." We haven't cut the cable cord yet, and it is easy to switch between cable and internet TV. We have a maximum internet speed of 10 mbps and have no problems with buffering unless there are 4 people running an app such as Netflix at the same time on different devices and then we get a small amount. We aren't getting a true 4K experience because we don't want to pay extra, but who needs it. The picture is clear, the colors accurate and overall this is a fabulous TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible

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    Coke2g11
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    Purchased this TV to play PS4 on basically and when I got it home and set it up, it wasn’t compatible with the PS4. Returned it and got another TV same one same model because the sales person told me that maybe my HDMI input were bad. Got home set the new one up and same thing. Tried all HDMI inputs and all said No Imput detected. Plugged in various other devices into the HDMI inputs to make sure they work, and they did. Called Geek Squad out and they came 2 days later to check the TV out and said they’ve had issues with certain smart TVs not being compatible with the PS4. Returned the TV and got A 50” Insignia non-smart TV and it works perfect. Not sure what the issues are, but sales associates should be informed when selling the TVs to customers about all the issues that may occur. Geek Squad techs were awesome when they came to check out the TV and were very knowledgeable and informative about the TV and issues that have been occurring.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bargain

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    Pianomanguy
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    I was skeptical at first when buying this tv, mostly because of how cheap it was. I’m about a month in and love it! Since the tv is software based, it has some lags from the amount of storage being used. Pros: Picture quality Sound quality Usability PRICE Unboxing experience - they put the tv in a bag with handles on it for easy removal from the box. THANK YOU BEST BUY!! Cons: Interface slow-down w/updates Occasional long lags Frame rate Overall, AMAZING tv for the price. If you don’t want to deal with some software delay after a period of time, I’d go with a higher-end model. Even still, I think this tv is well-worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Manual Operation of Insignia TV

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    MrMZ
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    Insignia TV is Great! Good quality picture, yet the volume not all that great. I really enjoy the other features which include the Alexa remote and the options on the TV screen to enjoy Movies, video games, and other programs right at your finger tips. The only down fall...no real instructions or manual on how to set up your cable box to the TV. Utilizing HDMI cables...no issues there. Had to contact customer service on how to work through the settings to get the cable box to go back to regular cable. Here's the solution to the challenge... Through the settings...search through various options...once you find power...select it...then select last input. This will allow your regular cable to turn on first instead of Insignia selections. Also, when I reached out to customer service they were extremely friendly and went above and beyond to help me with my issue and provided me with additional information on the Insignia TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend