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42" Insignia LED TV for $249.99 + tax at Best Buy - Clearance - B&M - YMMV - free store pickup

calido88 146 December 29, 2012 at 02:12 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (9) More Best Buy Deals
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Yes, I know there are a million Best Buy clearance threads today, and they are for TVs, but I think this one is actually a good deal for a 42" LED TV. Reviews are 4.2/5 stars (12 reviews) on Best Buy's website. I just jumped on it online for store pickup. Obviously, YMMV as with all B&M/clearance deals, but worth a shot.

**Edit: don't forget 5% cash back with Chase until 12/31/2012**

Link here [bestbuy.com]

Specs: Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year
Warranty Terms - Labor 1 year
Product Width 39-1/8"
Product Weight 39.7 lbs. with stand (35.3 lbs. without)
TV Type LED Flat-Panel
Screen Size Class 42"
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally) 42"
Vertical Resolution 1080p
Screen Refresh Rate 60Hz
Product Height (with stand) 26-9/10"
Product Height (without stand) 24-1/4"
Product Depth (with stand) 9-7/8"
Product Depth (without stand) 1-1/2"
HDMI Inputs 3
USB Port Yes
USB Input Yes
DVI Inputs 1
Component Video Inputs 1
Composite Inputs 1
Media Card Slot No
Watts/Channel 8
Speakers 2
Speaker Output Power 16W
V-Chip Yes
Power Consumption (watts) Stand-by <1
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
Mount Bracket/VESA Pattern 400mm x 400mm
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5000:1
PC Inputs 1
Audio Outputs 1
Language Options English, French, Spanish
Sleep Timer Yes
Power Consumption (watts) Power On 90
Brightness 300 cd/m²
Headphone Jacks Yes
Ethernet Port No
Energy Consumption (kWh/year) 145
Estimated Yearly Operating Cost $16
Best Buy Exclusive Yes
UPC 600603147302

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#76
I have a dynex 40 inch and an insignia 39 inch and I would definitely go with the dynex. Not a huge difference but a noticeable one as far as colors and viewing angles. 40 inch Dynex are priced at 319 now they go lower too. I would go check them out instore don't get so bummed out you missed out on the insignia. No calibration needed on the dynex really easy to get setup.
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#77
Quote from RUsum1 View Post :
That seems like a weird mentality. You're willing to spend $300 on something you expect to be bad?
For the price it was going to be well worth it to me, that being said having not heard of the brand beforehand at all. I wasn't expecting as good as quality as it turned out to be.
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#78
My order got canceled pos
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#79
Bought the Westinghouse 46" LED 120Hz from Best Buy last night ($300) and received an order cancellation about an hour later. I then ordered this one last night and I haven't received an order cancellation yet, but the charge to my credit card was already reversed... Both are still in stock on their site and can be ordered. Very lame but its Best Buy so I suppose its about par (this is Countryside, IL btw).
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Quote from Twistedshade View Post :
Quote from RUsum1 :That seems like a weird mentality. You're willing to spend $300 on something you expect to be bad?





For the price it was going to be well worth it to me, that being said having not heard of the brand beforehand at all. I wasn't expecting as good as quality as it turned out to be.
Pretty much how i feel. I am just buying a cheap tv for my bedroom. I am not expecting $2000 sony from it.
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#81
In 4 one in Mt Laurel , NJ . Thx for the post.
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#82
Got one today. Pretty decent, particularly after you adjust the settings. The negative reviews make me think that some people have never even heard of a "MENU" button or how to calibrate a TV before. Bad or tinny sound? Adjust the bass and treble. Poor picture? A few slight adjustments and it's 6500K perfect. I guess a few button pushes are beyond some people's mental capacities. laugh out loud

Oh, and for those wondering, I discussed this with a few friends and it seems it's a Samsung panel. (Not 100% certain, but that's the consensus so far.)
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#83
Quote from AznAnt View Post :
$250 in Soho, NYC fyi
Thanks for this Big Grin
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#84
Picked up the last one in the western Chicago suburbs Smilie thanks op good deal. I have 2 47 inch insignias also and I have no complaints with either. I trust the brand.
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Quote from spydersdeals69 View Post :
Oh, and for those wondering, I discussed this with a few friends and it seems it's a Samsung panel. (Not 100% certain, but that's the consensus so far.)
Almost every off-brand TV is suspected to have a Samsung panel. shake head All it takes is one specific model from 5 years ago having a Samsung panel to start things off. Only proof is if someone either opens the TV or can see the label on the panel through the vent holes.
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#86
Insignia are off brand LGs
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#87
As of 12/31 11:30am CT, BestBuy.com is reporting these stores have stock of the Insignia™ - 42" Class - LED - 1080p - 60Hz - HDTV - $249.99

As always, YMMV

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Quote from spydersdeals69 View Post :
Got one today. Pretty decent, particularly after you adjust the settings. The negative reviews make me think that some people have never even heard of a "MENU" button or how to calibrate a TV before. Bad or tinny sound? Adjust the bass and treble. Poor picture? A few slight adjustments and it's 6500K perfect. I guess a few button pushes are beyond some people's mental capacities. laugh out loud

Oh, and for those wondering, I discussed this with a few friends and it seems it's a Samsung panel. (Not 100% certain, but that's the consensus so far.)
Hey could you share your picture adjustments? I think a few of us noobs would appreciate it! Thanks
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#89
Ditto to above poster
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#90
Calibration to 6500K can only be attained professionally, and wouldn't be worth the cost for a $250 TV set in my opinion. One little tip a lot of people forget, the Brightness controls Blacks, and the Contrast controls Whites, remembering that makes it easier when you are tweaking your set.

Calibrating by sight alone might give you an improved picture from the factory settings, but to get the most detail and accuracy out of your LCD TV calibration, you're going to need a set of video test patterns. A cheap, easy fix is to use the THX Optimizer included on many DVD releases: just look for a DVD in your collection with the "THX Certified" logo. The THX Optimizer provides a usable set of patterns that will give recent results, but for a more thorough and accurate calibration, a dedicated Home Theater setup disc offers more fine-tuning options and the added benefit of step-by-step instructions that walk you through the entire process. Joe Kane's Digital Video Essentials disc and the AVIA Guide to Home Theater, published by Ovation Multimedia, are both highly-rated and effective choices. To get closer to D6500K than this, you will need to hire an ISF calibration specialist.


Here is a link to a freebie calibration disc from AVS: http://www.avsforum.com/t/948496/...alibration
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