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Old 10-30-2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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Experiences with Insignia (Best Buy Brand) TV?

I'm thinking of purchasing an Insignia 28" LED TV/DVD combo television.

Has anyone purchased an Insignia TV and can report on the experience?



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Old 10-30-2014, 09:47 AM   #2
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I have purchased several of them and not had any problems. They are a good TV and DVD for the price.

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Old 10-30-2014, 09:48 AM   #3
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I Bought Vizio Razor with built in WIFI and Bluetooth at Sams Club and really like it.went with a 32"
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:09 AM   #4
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I currently have a 22 inch Insignia TV in my trailer. God picture quality. The sound was a bit weak so I put in a small USB powered sound bar.

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Old 10-30-2014, 10:32 AM   #5
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It may be better to purchase a television and separate dvd player. That way, if one fails, it can be replaced without having to replace both parts.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:18 AM   #6
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Can only comment on best buy, cheapest but watch out for the restock fee, when you take the insurance, they determine unfixable due to lack of parts then replace under warranty insurance which ends with that tv, it doesn't transfer to the new one. After one year old top of line becomes bottom of line and you have to add money to get the new top of line tv. Just my experience yours might differ, mine was samsung and sony.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:14 PM   #7
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I looked at them when I wanted a new flatscreen for my trailer. They seemed OK, but I wound up going with Panasonic. I've been brand loyal to them for years, their parent company Matsushita makes TV's that we put in seatbacks at Boeing. And the picture was better than the Insignia. True, the Panasonic cost $30 more. But two years from now, I won't care about $30.

That being said, I've not personally heard anything really bad about them, and Best Buy does make some deals.

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Old 10-30-2014, 12:21 PM   #8
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I guess what draws me to the Insignia is that it has a built in DVD player so if my Sony radio with DVD ever fails I've still got DVD capability. If it weren't for that I'd probably go with a Samsung 28" model. Mulitmedia car radios in the same form factor don't come with DVD players anymore. I guess that is why Airstream puts in dedicated Samsung BluRay players.

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Old 10-30-2014, 12:38 PM   #9
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I'll also speak up for Vizio - have bought many of them for home, boat & RVs - reliable, good picture quality, the small ones are thin & light. And I think "combo" units are a bad idea, since the failure of one part dooms the whole thing. Plus, DVD is fast becoming obsolete in favor of streaming. Small combo TVs are heavy & thick, harder to mount out of the way in a trailer.

I have a portable DVD player that connects via USB to my tablet, which plays the DVD using VLC Media Player through HDMI to the TV. The small DVD player is easy to stow, and cheap at Fry's or online.
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:32 PM   #10
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Something about the design of the Insignia TV/DVD combo are the input connections, they don't get in the way of the VESA mount that is attached to my AS wall. I looked at a Vizio 28 and I would have some issues plugging in an HDMI because my VESA mount has extensions that allow you to use differently spaced holes. I have some photos in this thread.

I hope DVDs don't go away anytime soon but the writing is on the walls, Apple doesn't even include DVD players on their Macs. I don't use DVDs much but I do rent them at home and rip them so I can play them back at a later date from my wifes iPad or my Macbook when in the Airstream.

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Old 10-30-2014, 02:48 PM   #11
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For our brick-&-mortar house, we have Samsung, Vizio, Insignia, and Sharp TV's. Our Airstream came with a Sansui tv/dvd combo. The Samsung has the best picture, followed by the Insignia. The Vizio & Sharp are about even. The Sansui generates a picture that I do not care for, even when tweaked.
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I picked up a 19 inch opened box one for the trailer nothing missing . Had a great picture and is really 12 volts. Then got a 39 inch for the house picture was extremely blurry and dull took it back and got a Visio.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:04 PM   #13
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We have a Samsung 24" TV with separate Sony BluRay player and Bose PC speakers with subwoofer. I prefer to have these systems separate in case one part breaks or I want to upgrade. However, the old Toshiba (tube) TV/DVD combo that we had in our Bambi for years, still works in our breakfast room at home.
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We have one now for several years. So far so good. Decent quality when playing discs and air pix are OK too, depending on the reception, of course. Also find the audio to be weak but we have lived with it so far.

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