Insignia NS-42P650A11 Plasma HDTV Review
We cant recommend the Insignia NS-42P650A11 as a serious, long-term investment.
The NS-42P650A11 (MSRP $499) is a mid-sized plasma from Insignia. Keeping in line with Insignia's tradition of minimalist features and low prices, the NS-42P650A11 should deliver deep blacks, simple set-up, and little-to-no "bells and whistles." This, of course, means no 3D, internet, or smart features, and is one of the only ways a 42-inch HDTV with plasma technology is going to retail for less than $500. Users can also expect simple menus and a modest selection of ports, but for some users that is preferable to a TV with "the works." Unfortunately, what all users want (even for a low-end plasma) is good color performance, and that is where the NS-42P650A11 falls noticeably short.
Before you buy the Insignia NS-42P650A11, take a look at these other televisions.
- Tour & Design
- Picture Quality
- Screen Performance
- Power Consumption
- Software & Internet
- Software & Interface
- Samsung PN43D490 Comparison
- LG 42PT350 Comparison
- Panasonic Viera TC-P50S30 Comparison
- Photo Gallery
- Ratings & Specs
News and Features
Read this first if you're interested in one of Vizio's D Series TVs.
Vizio's 2016 lineup includes improved E, M, and P Series TVs.
Vizio's new M-Series and E-Series TVs will both work with SmartCast.
Your next TV could be the center of your smart home.
Samsung has confirmed the prices and US availability of its 2016 TVs.
It's not easy, but you have options.
Private listening, voice search, and performance gains
Vizio's latest UHD TV offering is a brand new P Series with SmartCast.
If you want 3D, you're going to need to go to the theater.