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Written by Kevin Young - Edited by Olin Coles   
Saturday, 29 September 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Insignia NSLCD32 32 Inch HDTV Widescreen LCD Monitor
Closer Look: Insignia NSLCD32
LCD HDTV Detailed Features
LCD Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Introduction: Insignia NSLCD32

With a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 500 cd/m² brightness, the Insignia 32-Inch 720p HDTV lets you view crisp, clear picture quality from your favorite movies and games. The HDMI input ensures there's no loss of picture quality when you hook up your A/V components. Join Benchmark Reviews in a detailed inspection of the Insignia NSLCD32 32 Inch 720P HDTV Widescreen LCD Monitor.

This TV has a built-In HDTV Tuner, which allows you to add an HD-capable antenna to receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. An optional set-top box is required for high-definition cable or satellite programming. This makes the unit forward compatible for the digital changeover we discussed in our Guide: How to shop for your first HDTV.

HDMI input provides an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest-quality 720p connection and supports copy-protected HD broadcast content. When used with a PC, the native resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels for clear, crisp images. At a sub $600.00 price range, the NS-LCD32 is a display to be reckoned with!

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About the company: Insignia

Insignia is a Best Buy brand made exclusively for sale in Best Buy stores only.

The problem with figuring out just who manufactured this TV for Best Buy is that each product is manufactured by different vendors, even within the same product categories. So that while one LCD HDTV might have been terrible, another TV (even the same model) might have been produced up by an entirely different manufacturer, which makes finding out who made yours nearly impossible. Funai and LG are just a couple of the larger manufacturers that produce LCD HDTVs for Best Buy under the brand name “Insignia”.

Features & Specifications

  • 16:9 wide-screen aspect ratio delivers a cinema-style entertainment experience
  • High brightness (500 cd/m²) and contrast (1000:1) for a quality viewing experience
  • Wide 176° horizontal and vertical viewing angles make every seat the best in the house
  • 3D Y/C digital comb filter delivers state-of-the-art detail and color enhancement
  • 2 built-in 7W stereo speakers and amplifier
  • PC video input lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images
  • Inputs: 1 S-video, 2 component video, 2 composite A/V, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA and 1 RF
  • Outputs: 1 A/V, 1 audio, 1 earphone and 1 digital audio
  • V-Chip parental controls keep children from being exposed to undesirable material
  • ENERGY STAR compliance assures a high standard of energy efficiency
  • Trilingual (English, French, Spanish) on-screen menus with closed captioning and sleep timer
  • What's in the box: 32" flat-panel LCD 720p HDTV and standard remote

Insignia NSLCD32 Product Details:

  • Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year
  • Warranty Terms - Labor1 year
  • Product Height 24"
  • Product Width 31.8"
  • Product Weight46.3 lbs.
  • Product Depth 11.7"
  • TV Type LCD Flat-Panel
  • Screen Size 32"
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9
  • Display Type Flat-panel LCD
  • Built-In_DVR No
  • Digital Cable Ready No
  • Flat Tube No
  • Digital Capabilities HD built-in
  • Maximum Resolution 1366 x 768
  • Vertical Scanning Lines 720p
  • Active Light Control No
  • Contrast Ratio 1000:1
  • Brightness 500 cd/m²
  • Dark Tube No
  • Comb Filter 3D Y/C
  • Media Card Slot No
  • USB Slot No
  • Digital Convergence Yes
  • HDMI Inputs 1
  • DVI Inputs 1
  • S-Video Inputs 1
  • Component Video Inputs 2
  • Composite Inputs 2
  • PC Inputs 1
  • RF Antenna Input 1
  • Headphone Jacks Yes
  • A/V Outputs 1
  • Audio Outputs 1
  • AM/FM Tuner No
  • Speakers 2
  • Simulated Surround No
  • V-Chip Yes
  • Sleep/Alarm Timer Sleep timer, yes; alarm, no
  • Remote Control Type Standard
  • Energy Star Yes
  • Box Dimensions11-3/4"H x 32"W x 24"D



 

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# RE: Insignia NSLCD32 32 Inch HDTV Widescreen LCD MonitorBeauty 2012-02-18 08:37
I really didn't know that about the HDTV Insignia. I have been on the prowl for a new HDTV from DISH and I can't seem to find one that stands out to me. I was told from my DISH co-worker to check out Insignia, so that is what I'm doing here. I need one a new HDTV because I am trying to get HD free for life with DISH. I need to take advantage of this promotion while I still can because you never know when it can end. I think I need to go to the store and see the Insignia itself. I hope it is worth it!
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# RE: Insignia NSLCD32 32 Inch HDTV Widescreen LCD MonitorDavid Ramseyd 2012-02-18 08:40
Since this review was written four and a half years ago, the promotion has probably ended...
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