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Insignia NSL / NSLDVD / NSP Q10A Series TV (19", 22", 26", 32", 37", 42")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 318 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the remote control and sound are generally positive. The image quality and usability also get good comments. Views about the glare and build quality are mixed, and many are less positive about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Insignia NSL / NSLDVD / NSP Q10A Series TV (19", 22", 26", 32", 37", 42") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Insignia NSL / NSLDVD / NSP Q10A Series TV (19", 22", 26", 32", 37", 42")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Insignia NSL / NSLDVD / NSP Q10A Series TV (19", 22", 26", 32", 37", 42") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Insignia NS-42P650A11

 

The NS-42P650A11 (MSRP $499) is a mid-sized plasma from Insignia. Keeping in line with Insignia's tradition of minimalist features and low prices, the NS-42P650A11 should deliver deep blacks, simple set-up, and little-to-no “bells and whistles.” This,...

Oustanding viewing angle ; Inexpensive

Terrible color detail ; Lackluster interface and menus

The Insignia NS-42P650A11 is not a terrible TV for its price (MSRP $499), but we think Insignia could have given users a little more value for their greenbacks.

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Insignia Connected TV NS-42E859A11

 

It's been 10 years since Sarah Jessica Parker gushed about TiVo on daytime TV, and since then the set-top box has steadily given ground to cable and satellite DVRs in the US and failed to catch on in other countries. TiVo is still well-known as a...

The relatively inexpensive Insignia Connected TV has decent black levels for the price. Its RF remote control doesn't need line of sight, and it offers a worthwhile selection of streaming services and apps

The TiVo interface is essentially window dressing, using it can be annoying, and the search function only works for the Insignia On Demand service. The TV's picture quality is characterized by unnatural color, uneven screen uniformity, and issues with...

The Insignia Connected TV is a competent television for the money, but the TiVo interface detracts from rather than adds to the experience.

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Insignia NS-42L780A12

 

Without any fancy streaming features, the Insignia NS-42L780A12 ($599 MSRP) is encased in a homely, black bezel. Yet it knows exactly what it is: a simple, 46-inch TV that has a color-true, 1080p picture. If a basic TV is all you need, this could be a...

Very accurate colors ; Good motion

Abysmal contrast ; Bare bones connectivity

The Insignia NS-42L780A12 is a television of humble intentions. It offers great, 1080p color accuracy on a 46-inch screen, eschewing fancy connectivity to bring you a respectable picture for $599 MSRP. Its motion performance and resolution scaling were...

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Insignia NS-L42X-10A

 

Not everyone has the needor the budgetfor the latest and greatest in television technology. Features such as LED backlighting, 240Hz refresh rates, and Web connectivity are all the rage right now, but as is usually the case with new tech, you'll pay a...

Inexpensive. Five HDMI ports. Two-year warranty

If you can get past its lackluster design and somewhat antiquated feature set, the Insignia NS-L42X-10A is a solid deal for a 42-inch LCD TV. Just don't expect top-shelf performance from this bargain-basement set.

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Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A LCD HDTV Review - Intro

 

The Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A is a 720p LCD HDTV for the budget-minded. Surprisingly though, this Best Buy store brand TV is not a clunker. Capable of deep black levels and an impressive contrast ratio, we can recommend it as a model for the kids or the...

The Insignia NS-LDVD32Q-10A surprised us, aspiring beyond what the price would suggest. Namely, the color performance proved rather good, and the deep black levels ensure that you'll be seeing a lot of detail in the shadows. However, the TV's...

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Insignia NS-L37Q-10A LCD HDTV Review - Intro

 

At $550, the Insignia NS-L37Q-10A is a very inexpensive 37-inch 1080p LCD HDTV. The set lacks any notable extra features, but delivers picture quality that's more than fine for a mainstream audience. Insignia is Best Buy's house brand, so that's the...

There's not much to say about the NS-L37Q-10A. It's a simple TV. It lacks features and doesn't have perfect picture quality. But it's a pretty good value for its price. As long as you can put up with its quirks, and you're not a cinephile, the...

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Insginia NS-L42X-10A

 

The Insignia NS-L42X10A ($700 as of October 1, 2009) is a great example of how an HDTV's specs simply don't tell the whole story. On paper, this 42-inch LCD-TV from a brand sold exclusively at electronics retail giants Best Buy in the U.S. and Future...

Lots of customization options ; Inexpensive for a 42-inch LCD

Mediocre audio ; Poor picture quality

The Insignia NS-L42X-10A has lots of features and a temptingly low price--but also poor image and audio quality.

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Insignia NS-L42X-10A

 

Insignia probably isn't the brand you see commercials for on TV, go into the store planning to buy, or frankly, brag to your friends about after you buy. But after strolling the show floor and getting a dose of name-brand sticker shock, it's the type...

Stacked with inputs ; including 5 HDMI; matte screen eliminates glare; attractive front bezel; relatively high-quality sound; respectable image quality for the price

Still some motion blur in games; color palette produces banding in gradients; can't muster much volume

It's hard to pass over the specs and performance Insignia has managed to load into a television in this price range.

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Insignia NS-L42X-10A LCD HDTV Review - Intro

 

Priced at $849.99, the NS-L42X-10A is a well priced 42 inch 1080p HDTV. But it also had poor performance, especially in our motion tests, where the 120Hz processing produced a large number of glitches. Insignia is Best Buy's house brand, so the only...

The Insignia NS-L32X-10A is a pretty cheap HDTV. Priced at about $850, this 42-inch 1080p display has a decent set of features, including 120Hz motion processing (Insignia calls it DCM Plus, for Digital Clear Motion) and a good selection of both...

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Insignia NS-42P650A11

 

A poor performer with very little flexibility.

Oustanding viewing angle.; Inexpensive

Terrible color detail.; Lackluster interface and menus

Product Specifications

42" screen measured diagonally from corner to corner so everyone gets a clear view. The NS-L42X-10A provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source. Built-in HDTV tuner add HD-capable antenna to receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. It's designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines. PC video input lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images. It provides an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest quality connection and they support copy-protected HD broadcast content.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7in/9.2in
Height:13.5in/15in/19.3in
Weight:10.1lbs/19lbs/8.4lbs
Width:18in/20.8in/25.9in

DVD

Type:DVD player/None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Insignia
Model:NS-L19Q-10A/NS-L22Q-10A/NS-L26Q-10A/NS-L32Q-10A/NS-L37Q-10A/NS-L42Q-10A/NS-LDVD32Q-10A
Product Line:Insignia

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /1 year warranty / 2 years warranty /2 years warranty

Television

Brightness:300cd/m2 / 250cd/m2/350cd/m2/400cd/m2/450cd/m2
Combined with:Built-in DVD player
Diagonal Size:19in/22in/26in/32in/37in/42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm/48cm/56cm/66cm/82cm/94cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)/720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:12000:1/2400:1/6000:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:2/3/4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1/1300:1/1500:1/2000:1/2500:1/800:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768/1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:170 degrees/176 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:8-VSB / ATSC / QAM/ATSC / QAM / 8-VSB
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes