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    Insignia Brand TV

    Going to finally get a 42" LCD flat screen. Has anyone purchased a Best Buy house brand Insignia TV? It is a 120hz for $598 right now. Comes with a two year warranty. It's either that or a Vizio from Sams. The Best buy TV definitely has more features. Obviously with this budget I am not going to get the best but I'm OK with good. Whatever I get will be tons better than the 32" tube I have now. I thought about plasma but the reflection from the glass drives my wife crazy. If anyon has found a better deal let me know as I am probably buying tonight. I have looked at American, Sears, NFM, Walmart, Sams, K-mart, Best Buy.



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    I really think the Insignia is a good buy for the money. The 2 yr warranty is also great and it is an in-home warranty meaning they come to your house to fix it if anything is wrong. I have an LCD and Plasma. I think the Plasma looks better but I also have it in the basement where I can control the light (reflections) a lot more.



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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    I have a plasma question. Is it normal for the colors to shift as if a shadow is going over the screen from time to time?


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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    We bought a 42' Insignia at the end of June and haven't had any issues with it. I realize that's not a very long trial but I figure if you're going to hate your TV you will hate it right away. It's a good price on a good TV.



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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    An engineer with the NC public television (UNC-TV) told me that Insignia is the Best Buy brand name for Zenith, meaning that Best Buy slaps an Insignia label on a Zenith then sells it. Zenith has been and still is a good company. I have an Insignia that works great, although its not a big fancy HD TV.



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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    Quote Originally Posted by colbycheese View Post
    An engineer with the NC public television (UNC-TV) told me that Insignia is the Best Buy brand name for Zenith, meaning that Best Buy slaps an Insignia label on a Zenith then sells it. Zenith has been and still is a good company. I have an Insignia that works great, although its not a big fancy HD TV.
    Yup. Learned this when we first got DirectTV. As the installer was trying to sync up the remote to the TV, there was no code for Insignia, but Zenith worked just fine.


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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    I bought a 46" Insignia LCD about a year ago and I love it. We have it in a pretty bright room and it looks great. When we bought it the Besty Buy guys told us it was made with LG parts. Maybe he was lying to us, as people above are saying its a Zenith. Honestly, I don't know too much about tvs, but we have loved our Insignia. The only thing that made me mad was they droppped the price 200 bucks about a month after we bought it.



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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    I have a plasma question. Is it normal for the colors to shift as if a shadow is going over the screen from time to time?
    Does your TV have auto-brightness adjust to ambient light? This could be the cause.



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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Does your TV have auto-brightness adjust to ambient light? This could be the cause.
    How would I find this out?


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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    I bought a 26" Insignia HDTV about a year ago, and I've been totally happy with it.

    Some of the other 'premium' brands looked a bit better in the store, but to me it's not worth the 30-50% higher cost.



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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    Quote Originally Posted by clonechemist View Post
    I bought a 26" Insignia HDTV about a year ago, and I've been totally happy with it.

    Some of the other 'premium' brands looked a bit better in the store, but to me it's not worth the 30-50% higher cost.
    I'd completely agree. You can notice the difference when you're standing there looking at them. But when its up on the wall, 99% of people would have no idea of the differences.



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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    My roommate bought an Insignia a year ago. He said he was told that it was the Best Buy brand name for LG though. But he has a history of not knowing everything.

    When it's on, it works great. But sometimes the picture doesn't appear right away so we need to turn it off and on a few times before the picture appears.



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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    How would I find this out?
    I have a Samsung and it had this "feature" on as the default. I just went into the menu and display settings under brightness and turned it off



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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    I have a Samsung and it had this "feature" on as the default. I just went into the menu and display settings under brightness and turned it off
    I'll check that out, thanks.


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    Re: Insignia Brand TV

    Quote Originally Posted by SoftE View Post
    My roommate bought an Insignia a year ago. He said he was told that it was the Best Buy brand name for LG though. But he has a history of not knowing everything.
    Zenith is owned by LG

    Zenith Electronics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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