Insignia NS-48DR420NA16 Review
Best Buy's Insignia is one of many brands incorporating the highly regarded Roku interface into its Wi-Fi-enabled TVs. The smart TV interface is dead simple to use, even as it accommodates up to 2,000 apps and streaming video channels. A CNET reviewer gives a thumbs-up to the DR420NA16 series for the Roku interface and the fact that models such as the 48-inch Insignia NS-48DR420NA16 (starting at $430) are so cheap. The reviewer appreciates the color accuracy of the 55-inch version the site tested and notes that its contrast is pretty good for a budget model. Its black levels are also on par with the competition, which is to say they're respectable though a little washed out. Another point in this series' favor, according to the CNET reviewer, is that the TVs have pretty wide viewing angles.
A PCMag reviewer is likewise very satisfied with the picture quality, although not wowed. He notes that the black levels aren't particularly great and users can't fine-tune the color, which is just a little off but still pretty good considering the price. Skin tones looked natural, although greens seemed a bit pale. This expert lauds the Roku interface and concludes that the DR420NA16 series is a good buy overall.
Insignia DR420NA16 series TVs are available in four sizes: 55 inches, 48 inches, 40 inches, and 32 inches. The 48-inch Insignia NS-48DR420NA16 is a 1080P LED TV with a 60 Hz refresh rate. It includes three HDMI ports, one component/composite port, and a USB port. The lack of an Ethernet port is common for a budget TV.
The Insignia DR420NA16 series is one of the better deals in TVs. The price for a 48-inch display is very competitive and the picture is just a little better than average for a budget TV. The Roku interface is probably the best selling point of the Insignia NS-48DR420NA16.