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Insignia NS-DXA1-APT

alaScore 71

23 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and usability. The design and image quality also get good feedback.

image quality, design, usability, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Insignia NS-DXA1-APT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

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Insignia NS-DXA1-APT

 

Editors' note : The NS-DXA1-APT is nearly identical to the Insignia NS-DXA1 , except the NS-DXA1-APT adds the ability to pass analog signals to a TV and has slightly better sound. Otherwise, the reviews are virtually identical.

Solid video quality and reception; easy-to-use design, especially for digital TV amateurs; decent aspect ratio controls for handling wide-screen programs on standard TVs; attractive design; remote can control the TV's power; analog pass-through.

Program guide is very basic; small remote control buttons aren't ideal for seniors.

The Insignia NS-DXA1-APT DTV converter box has an easy-to-use design and solid video quality, but other boxes have more features or are easier for seniors.

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Insignia NS-DXA1-APT

 

There's nothing fancy about the Insignia NS-DXA1-APT. It allows your old TV to receive digital broadcasts, provided you buy an inexpensive HDTV antenna.

Easy to set up. Remote and menus are easy to navigate. Essential cables included.

Limited connectivity. Guide shows only one program ahead of current.

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"Best box out of the three I have used"

 

I bought it at Best buy with one of the government coupons. I guess I was lucky, because the RCA one is cheap, another more expense one I bought online was crap! This was the best one of them all!

Easy to use and set up! Lets you set the zoom level for each channel. The signal finder is the best I have seen, it beeps so when you can't see the screen and are moving your antenna you can tell by the beeps if you are getting a better signal.

Controller is a little small, not made for people with give fingers. Channels that you have blocked or turned off still show up in the box to be selected. Wish they were gone completely.

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"Completely broke after less than a day - also broke TV!"

 

My parents have two Insignia NS-DXA1s that have worked well since last summer, so I decided to try this newer model Insignia converter box. What a mistake! For about 5 minutes, the converter box worked well. We got a good, clear picture and all of the...

When it worked, we got a good picture and all of the available channels.

Broke after a very short period of use; Caused analog TV to malfunction after it was removed

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Completely broke after less than a day - also broke TV!

 

My parents have two Insignia NS-DXA1s that have worked well since last summer, so I decided to try this newer model Insignia converter box. What a mistake! For about 5 minutes, the converter box worked well. We got a good, clear picture and all of the...

When it worked, we got a good picture and all of the available channels

Broke after a very short period of use; Caused analog TV to malfunction after it was removed

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"Works well"

 

I need two of these boxes so I will probably get another one, with the rebate card it cast me around $200 at Radio Shack I also remember LG makes this box as well as the Zenith DTT-901 both are the same

buttons on the front are a good backup for a misplaced remote. Acquires the channel quickly unlike my Toshiba TV

The TV program guide only gives you whats on next I would like to see whats on in maybe two hours from now. Although I have never used a Smart Antenna there is no provision for this

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Great price after coupon, same as Zenith DTT901

 

I use this box connected to both a 4:3 tube tv and a projector capable of displaying 16:9. Both work extremely well in the Chicago area. My picture and sound are great when connected to a basic set of rabbit ears. I receive CBS, NBC, ABC, WGN, PBS, WB,...

Price, ease of use, form factor, and picture quality

Does not automatically detect which monitor I am using to watch the signal

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Great Little Product

 

I purchased this product on Jan 31, 2009. No problems accepting the $40 govt coupon. I also purchsed $13 rabbit ears to do with it. Set up was simple and we were watching TV in minutes. I am absolutely amazed at how clear the picture is and how many...

Small, cheap, easy to install, and amazingly clear picture for over the air tv

Program guide is basic compared to satellite or cable, but then again, over the air never had a guide at all. Remote does not control tv on/off or volume as it should

Consumer review by:

Good and Solid

 

Overall, the Insignia NS-DXA1-APT is above most same priced competitors It provides more than good performance It even includes audio/video cables

Good response time ; Relatively easy setup ; Better than average signal / picture quality ; Remote control / Menu good for most average user

Not intended for seniors ; Basic TV guide

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"Average performance"

 

This review will be quick and dirty because I only just bought the product today so I could have a box before my govt. coupon expired. It seemed to work decently. I liked that the box was small and didn't take up much space. It fit right on top of old...

Improved my signal slightly.

Didn't improve my signal or picture as much as I'd hoped.

Product Specifications

You can use this digital-to-analog converter to convert digital TV broadcast signals to analog signals on analog TVs with antenna-based reception.

Combined Device

Type:Digital TV tuner

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC DTV
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.4in
Height:1.8in
Weight:1.7lbs
Width:8.5in

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Manufacturer:Insignia
Model:NS-DXA1-APT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Insignia
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