Insignia F20 (LCD)

Insignia F20 (42" LCD)

Insignia F20 (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Sports:
3.0
PICTURE QUALITY: Poor5.1/10
MOVIES & TV: Poor5.1/10
GAMING: Poor5.4/10
SPORTS: Fair6.0/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Poor5.7/10
NEWS & TALK: Poor5.3/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Poor4.5/10

The Insignia F20 is an LCD TV positioned at a budget price with a screen size of 42 inches. It has a reputation for poor overall picture quality, gaming, dark room performance, and bright room performance. It also has a lower score for motion processing, sound quality, and color features, including color gamut and color volume. With no support for advanced HDR formats like HDR10+ or Dolby Vision, it may not be the best choice for those looking for the best HDR experience. If you are looking for an affordable option for casual viewing in a less demanding environment and are not concerned with top-tier picture or sound quality, the Insignia F20 could meet those needs. However, if you’re interested in gaming or plan to watch in a very bright or very dark room, you may want to consider other options that better cater to those specific viewing conditions. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good color accuracy out of the box
  • Decent sports content performance
  • Affordable budget option
Cons
  • Poor overall picture quality
  • Lacks brightness in bright rooms
  • Not suitable for dark rooms
  • Limited HDR performance

Ratings by Category

Sports:
3.0
The Insignia F20 is considered fair for watching sports largely because it has a poor response time, which can lead to motion blur during fast-moving scenes, and it also struggles with reflections, making it less suitable for brightly lit rooms. Additionally, its gray uniformity is only average, meaning some viewers might notice uneven shading during sports with lots of camera panning across uniform colors like a grass field.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$180
Brand
Insignia
Release Date
October 3, 2023
Full name
42F201NA23
Screen Size
42"
Screen Resolution
1080P

TV FEATURES

Operating System
Fire OS
Sound Quality Score
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5.5/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
3
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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5.2/10
Bright Room Score
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4.6/10
Gaming Score
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5.4/10
Movies & TV Score
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5.2/10
Sports Score
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6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
21.1" x 37.4" x 3.2"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
23.5" x 37.4"
Weight without Stand
13 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 100

DISPLAY

Color Depth
8 bit
Black Frame Insertion
No
Auto Low Latency Mode
No
Contrast
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4.2/10
Local Dimming
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2.8/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
10 W
Dolby Atmos
No
DTS:X
No

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