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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

Closer Look: Insignia NSLCD32

Insignia was not a brand name I’d ever heard of before looking for an LCD HDTV, but when researching an inexpensive HDTV for my HTPC build, the specs were fairly impressive for the price. This project, while not having a particular budget in mind was done “on the cheap”. I wanted something that would connect from my HTPC with DVI to HDMI, get decent resolution for gaming, play my DVDs, record TV shows, and this model fit the bill perfectly.

The Insignia NSLCD32 32 Inch 720P HDTV Widescreen LCD Monitor came packaged in a somewhat attractive, and colorful box with the main specs listed on the outside. The documentation was complete, and just what you’d expect for this particular item. Inside the box looked exactly like many other PC monitors’ packaging. Plenty of Styrofoam on each end of the display along with top and bottom covered in Styrofoam as well.

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What cannot be seen well in this picture is the high gloss black lacquer like finish around the physical borders of this TV. It gives the appearance of a much costlier brand. Indeed it does look like an expensive HDTV. While the speakers can’t possibly deliver a true surround sound experience, they’re not bad. They’re a bit weak if you’re wanting the punch of theater sound, but once again at this price, you really can’t complain. Personally I run all sound through my surround sound system, never even turning on the TVs built in speakers.

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The only drawback to the design of this particular model is the base cannot be adjusted in any way, shape, or form. I ended up wedging a DVD case under the front of the base to get it at the correct viewing angle for my couch.

There are no mounting points on the rear of this TV, and in that respect you’re getting what you’ve paid for. Mine sits on a matching black TV base cart, which holds my HTPC and DVD player, so the lack of mounting points were not a detriment for my needs, although they might be for some.



 

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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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