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Insignia™ - 55" Class - LED - 1080p - HDTV

Model: NS-55D510NA19SKU: 6172325

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 802 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great large TV for a great price!

    Posted
    varja2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This would actually be my fourth Insignia TV purchase. I previously bought the 24”, 32”, and 43” versions, and I am now a proud owner of Insignia’s largest size class of flat screen television. I mainly have used them to game on my consoles and watch my DVDs and Blu-Rays, and they all have looked and played great on all of them. 1080p is still good enough for me; I don’t need 4K yet right now. Nor do I use all those Smart TV features. Set up was quick, easy, and user friendly. There are different picture modes meant for different uses. I usually keep mine at the Vivid setting, for those bright, vibrant, brilliant colors, with slight adjustments. Images are sharp, clear, crisp, and colorful. The sound is adequate, but I might still suggest connecting some kind of external speaker system to the unit if one truly wants better quality audio. The product was also rather light for a television of its size, which surprised me a little. I thought I would be struggling to get it into place, but I was able to lift it on my own and set it where I wanted to, and I’m not a big guy. Note to possible future buyers: the tips of the TV’s legs, from one outer edge of a footprint to the other, is about 39 inches apart. I hope this helps those who wish to use the stands included with the TV and stand it up on a table of some kind. If you’re looking for just a basic, good-quality, modern flat-screen television that does the job and sells for a bargain price, you really can never go wrong with Insignia. While there are Smart TV and 4K versions of some of Insignia’s screens, the non-Smart TV and 720s and 1080s work just as well for those who do not need/use Smart TV features or are content with those resolutions for now. Particularly, it doesn’t get much better of a deal than $300 for a 55” screen. Other brand TVs of similar sizes would run up to around twice that much or more. I personally would like to thank Insignia and Best Buy for making the possibility of owning a flat screen television much more affordable and accessible. So what are you waiting for? Buy an Insignia flat-screen television set for your home or business today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat for price...

    Posted
    RobT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It's a "dumb"/basic TV - nothing "SMART" 3 HDMI and 1 Analog Video input. Just fine for my needs. Color is not a "perfect" out of the box experience and requires some tweaks. There are other imperfections that some may not like -- concerning the picture quality. But it was CHEAP. So, not being so picky here - just mentioning it. I find the sound to be adequate. It is as loud or louder than any other TV I have owned. I like the bezel, especially how the "Insignia" name almost fades away and isn't as noticeable/bold as other TV's I own. The on-screen menu/guide takes some getting used to - but seems to work without any bugs that I have noticed. Changes channels very fast - even has an on-screen clock! The remote is basic - but I love that it has large buttons and some of the largest printing I have seen on a remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 18 months

    Posted
    airbudbundy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased as gift for parents, TV was dead after 18 months. After searching online looked like a known issue with one of the components on this model. Insignia and Best Buy both basically said since it was past the 1 year warranty I was out of luck. I explained that this was gift and that I really didn't want to tell my parents that their gift was now a paperweight. I asked if there was anything they could do as far as help with fixing it or some kind of a discount on a new TV to compensate for the fact that I was sold a defective one and neither Insignia nor Best Buy offered any help. I've worked retail customer service for years and this was a really disappointing experience. Both companies could have done better. They sold me a bad TV. So I guess my advice would be if you get one of these you really need to get the extended warranty but it's the last Insignia I'll buy and I'll probably think twice about buying from Best Buy in the future too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth The Money

    Posted
    Tiger

    I bought this TV based on reviews and price ($279 on sale). I had purchased a budget 4K TV and just wasn't happy with it, so I returned it and bought this "old school" 1080 instead. Big 1080's are getting scarce these days, but I thought this would be fine for my needs. Overall picture quality is quite good, though I had a hard time tweaking the settings to get flesh tones exactly right. Overall colors, resolution, contrast, and brightness are fine. I was surprised that this TV actually has decent sound, unlike a lot of other cheap TV's. It won't compare to any kind of soundbar or other external audio system, but internal speakers sound fine and don't have the "tinny" sound like found on a bunch of other LED TV's. Overall, if you have more money to spend you can get a better TV with more features. But if you just want a basic performer without a lot of bells and whistles, you will be happy with this Insignia model. For what its worth, the BB guy said it was made by Hisense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basic as basic gets and it's great

    Posted
    JeremyD
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    This is a good sized TV at a good price. I made it a point to look for a 1080p TV. I don't have anything to push 4K or 144Mhz. So 1080p does the job. I use it for my streamer (Roku) and console (Nintendo Switch), and it works. At 55" 1080p starts to look a little pixelated, and so if you're looking for something ultra crisp, then I'd recommend going with one of the 4K UHD type TVs. The picture is okay, the contrast is a little muted. So black isn't as deep. I don't see much difference in the presets. Overall the picture will work for my viewing. The price point is just right for what I'm looking for. I've had other brands which I payed over 1K+ a few year back only last a year or two, so if this lasts two years, then I've gotten my ~300 dollars worth. By that time, perhaps I'll have something that can push 4K resolutions. Bottom line, if you're videophile looking to be blown away by super crisp images, I'd look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a big, yet budget minded TV you can't go wrong with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal! Great TV!

    Posted
    VTRex
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I think this TV is probably the last of the great HD televisions. Everything is pretty much Smart 4K nowadays. We have a Fire TV box, a Chromecast device, a digital DVR and an Android TV box. I see zero reason for the Smart features in new TVs. because of an ongoing renovation project we currently sit about 5 feet away from this TV. My wife and I both agree that the picture is amazing. If you have pixelation I suggest it is a bandwidth issue. We have a great connect speed and I use ethernet for all of my video connections. I bought this TV when it was on sale for $249 and had a 10% off coupon. So I paid around $225 for it. This is my third Insignia TV. I have never been disappointed with this brand!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hi Rex.

      We are very happy to read that you are having a great experience with the TV. Simpler TVs are a choice usually preferred by people who know their devices. Of course, this unit certainly works wonders proving to be cost-effective. A TV that offers you a premium experience at a budget.

      Charles V. - Insignia Support BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 55" TV

    Posted
    CouchMaster
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This Insignia 55" TV replaced my six year old Samsung 55" TV that died of old age. The color on the Insignia is better than on the old TV, and the presets for video appearance (e.g., vivid, normal, movie) give me exactly the picture I want. I leave it set at Movie most of the time. I didn't need a smart TV because my blu-ray player already has those features. Most content available today is 1080p resolution or less, so I also didn't want to pay extra for 4K resolution. This TV delivers an excellent picture, and the price can't be beat. If you already have streaming/smart capability built in to your blu-ray or other component, you shouldn't hesitate to buy this TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV but Warranty Dept questionable service

    Posted
    David
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I loved the tv. Great picture..easy set up..big button remote control is a big plus. HDMI outputs streamed my Roku player and blue ray dvd player great. Issue: the screen took an accidental hit and the picture got distorted. Geek Squad Insignia stated this was not covered under the warranty and refused to fix and or replace the tv. The hit was not with a hammer or a brick or a round house kick by Van Damm. My other brand TV's have taken similiar hits by my terrible 2 grandson and survived. I can understand if the warranty had expired but 3 months into a 12 month warranty. I had just purschased a 32 inch insignia and I am considering return it and I will definitely will not buy a 55 inch Insignia tv again and would not recommend anyone to buy one if the tv cannot take a minor hit before the warranty expires

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    300$- GREAT DEAL

    Posted
    Electroexpert
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    I have toshiba 40", LG 42", Samsung 46" and insignia 32"-smart tv . Now this. Great experience with Insignia 32" smart TV , i have chromecast, Amazon Fire so skip smart TV. 16ft from wall to viewing area so 50"-55" inch. Bought Toshiba 49" Smart TV 249$ black friday, canceled order after saw InSign 55" @ the store check the review, glad i made the switch. Sound is 0-100 + Digital surround(dts) and usually 55/100 is loud. We usually watch movie without- audio out to small Sharp 50W microsystem. With audio out wow movie theater. Time will tell how long this will last. just bought this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It was great while it lasted!

    Posted
    Patrix2h
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    We bought this model about three years ago and used it like most any other family would: on during the week for about fours a night, and on the weekends it would be in use for sometimes 10 hours a day. It had great picture quality and terrific sound. We loved this TV! And then five days ago, the picture crapped out. Black screen with audio is not very exciting. After viewing various "easy" self-repair videos on YouTube, I determined that it was "easier" to buy another TV. Which we haven't done yet. We just moved our 10-year old Insignia LCD 46" from the bedroom to the living room and life is proceeding. The Blue Jackets still look good in 1080i.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Second Insignia Purchased

    Posted
    Memphis
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased a 40 inch Insignia in 2015. I was extremely surprised at the screen quality, image sharpness and vibrant color, I wanted at least a 65 inch for the Super Bowl this year. I bought an LG OLED since it was the best looking screen for my budget. Once I set it up at home, (with cable rather that 4K content like in store) it left a lot to be desired. I decided to return the overpriced OLED and get another Insignia. Imagine my disappointment with the grainy image quality, muddy color options and the very generic settings. I will eventually move this television out of my family room and put it in a bedroom so my friends and family don't give me a hard time about my shabby tv.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking TV, questionable reliability

    Posted
    Chris
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    When I looked at the TVs on display, I could not tell a significant difference in picture quality until you get up to 3 or 4 times this price. I did have an issue with my first TV, the screen developed a vertical line across the TV, but it was replaced under warranty. I opted to get the protection plan on the replacement, but still turns out to be cheaper than name brand TVs. We have another Insignia that has lasted for years, so it's probably hit and miss. Overall, happy with the TV and love the built-in Roku, much better than other Smart TV experiences. As usual, the speakers suck, you'll probably want other speakers. Would buy again though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    Posted
    Delc
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    Haven't had it long, but it's my second Insignia tv (have a 40" in my bedroom") and it's suiting the purpose and I'm loving it. Didn't need a smart tv because I have Amazon Fire TV. The price was very good for a 55". I do agree that the sound could be better, but I'm not usually one to blast my tv during a movie, etc. May buy a speaker bar though at some point, but for now, it's working just fine for me. Very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Was looking for a new TV under $500

    Posted
    emily88
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    I spent a few weeks looking through TV choices and decided just to stop in to my local place. I only use my TV for Skyrim on xbox and tv streaming. I wanted something under $500 and with a bluetooth option. I didn't even bother seeing the demo TV model and just trusted the sales person. I am pleased! I walked out with a 55'' (had a 30''), 5 year warranty, and a bluetooth..thing I am still trying to figure out! $50 dollars under my budget :) TV screen is very clear and I like the sound it produces. I am still tweaking my personal preferences but I am very pleased and recommend to anyone looking for a BIG, reasonable tv, and good quality!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I wanted

    Posted
    Robodog
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    I wanted an inexpensive large-screen TV for our family room, and this fits the bill perfectly. I don't need (or want) "smart" features in the TV; I already have a Roku and a Tivo OTA. 99% of the content we watch maxes out at 1080 anyway, so 4K isn't really a factor. Setup was simple; it only took me about 20 minutes to get it to work exactly how I want with our existing equipment. The built-in speakers are just OK, but they're on par with other TVs in this price range. I feel like we got a good value for what we paid, and I'd buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible "bang for the buck" TV

    Posted
    TimR
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    When shopping for a replacement TV, I wanted a 55", but didn't need it to be a smart TV or 4k. My options were fairly limited, but this one fit the bill perfectly. I was a little hesitant to try the Insignia brand, but after reading the reviews and talking to others that has owned them, I decided to purchase. I'm VERY happy with the picture quality, and have enjoyed the TV very much. 3 HDMI ports (more than the Samsung it replaced, and more than the Sony in the other room). Super easy set up and use. No issues, complaints, or cons. This is a great TV for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Insignia 55" Class LED 1080p HDTV

    Posted
    Migraman
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    So far, so good. Easy set-up with ample slots for a Firestick, ROKU, Blue-Ray, antenna and the Dish hook-up. Picture quality is above average with little change or distortion when viewing from the side. Sound quality is on par with most of these bottom facing speakers. We added a Vizio soundbar to add a little better depth but could have lived with the TV speakers if we had to. The folks at the Las Cruces Best Buy were extremely courteous and helpful which made the purchase even better. We are happy with the product and service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV for Youth Suite

    Posted
    YouthDirector
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    I am a Youth Director, and we needed to replace a TV in our Youth Suite. I was able to find a deal online for this TV at $250, so I promptly bought it, and I've been impressed both by the picture quality (which isn't perfect but is great for our needs) as well as the sound quality. I had read online reviews saying this needs a sound bar, which I can see now depending on the circumstance, but it wasn't 100% necessary for ours. I think it's a great TV for the price, and I'm glad to have found a deal on it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value

    Posted
    frugal
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    Other than 1 quirk, an excellent value. It has a good picture and the brightness is great compared to my old Samsung that finally died. It's not smart but that was my preference. The quirk it has is that the sound is slightly delayed, which can be maddening with another tv in the adjoining room on the same station produces an echo like condition between the two at some point between. Also, the picture and sound on this tv will fall out of sync at times and I must change the channel and change back to get them back in sync.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great affordable TV

    Posted
    wranglerrider09
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    I was looking to buy a TV for my first home and I couldn't afford to buy a higher end TV. I didn't feel the need for a Smart TV or anything like that. This TV does everything I needed it to do. While 1080p is expiring, I don't have anything that gives 4k output, so I had no need for that. Basically, if you're like me and don't need a super fancy TV, this is the one for you. It also fixed one of the problems of my previous HD TV. It has 3 HDMI ports! Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend