Last updated on July 10th, 2021 at 10:41 am
Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 43-inch Smart 4K UHD (Fire TV Edition) Review:
In this post, we’re going to talk about the all-new Insignia 43DF710NA21 43 -inch, smart, 4k UHD Fire tv edition review. It is one of the best TVs overall for those on a budget.
The 43-inch set measures 38.2 by 22.5 by 3.2 inches. Without the stand and weighs a manageable 18.7 pounds, making it small enough for one person to assemble and move the attached stand consists of two feet and while the plastic feet are a little chunky, they sit perpendicular to the display, instead of at the awkward angled position That so many inexpensive tv designs prefer it’s a small improvement, but for a low price tv, even small, touches, make a difference. The tv itself is fairly thick with a rounded chassis on the back panel is a four-hole pattern for a standard 200 by 200-millimeter visa mount on the left-hand side of the tv. You will find two panels of inputs, one that faces left and includes two HDMI ports, one of which has arc support, a single USB port, and a headphone jack for audio output. A second rear-facing panel offers a third HDMI port, an rf connector for antenna, and cable composite video input. Digital optical output for surround sound and an ethernet port.
Looking over the specs for the insignia, a 43-inch 4k display a 60-hertz refresh rate, and limited hdr capability. I wasn’t too excited about the prospect of another mediocre amazon tv. However, the insignia impressed me right out of the gate watching scenes from spider-man homecoming. We saw vibrant colors and fairly smooth action for a 60-hertz panel in a scene in which spider-man climbs the Washington, monument, the bright blue skies and green lawns of the national mall look great, and the reds and blues of spidey’s suit. Look true to life night.
Shots of a marvel inflected manhattan offered bright city lights, especially on avengers tower. The small tv may be inexpensive, but it is largely free of the anemic audio that is so often heard in the sub dollar 500 range. The tv has a pair of 8-watt speakers and while they are not remarkably loud, they do offer fairly rich sound. If you’re already on board with amazon’s fire tv devices, the remote that comes with the insignia will be refreshingly familiar. The remote itself is slightly longer than the fire tv version, and the button layout seems slightly more refined, but the design is extremely similar to that of the fire model from the shape of the remote to the mic button at the top.
The other big difference is an insignia logo. Emblazoned on the face of the remote amazon’s name is all over the insignia packaging and home screen and with good reason where past insignia models relied on Roku smart tv operating system. This new model is all about amazon’s fire tv os. As smart tv platforms go fire tv is fairly capable. It offers most of the apps.
You would expect Netflix, Hulu, and HBO, both HBO go and HBO now, as well as the expected amazon prime video. What this os does not have is google’s streaming services, whether it’s the google play store for video or YouTube and the many YouTube variations. While you can still enjoy YouTube through the tv’s web browser. The official app is nowhere to be found.
I recommend the combination of a low price and decent. If not category-leading performance helped, this set is ahead of the disappointing amazon branded smart TVs, But the insignia manages to match that set in a few key respects. The built-in mic for voice search is nice on the TCL, but it takes on new capability on the Alexa-powered insignia and the amazon fire tv os, while not yet a match for Roku’s polished interface.
- Come with Alexa with easy voice controls.
- 4K Ultra HD picture quality with more than 8 million pixels for stunning clarity.
- Deep contrast and clear color tones for improved viewing.
- Sometimes TV makes a buzzing noise.