02-08-2011 10:28 AM
I am Handicapped & Disabled & Must be hooked up to medical experiment for 6-7 hours a day & remain in bed & awake during this time. I purchased this TV : Insignia LED-LCD HDTV Model: NS-32E570A11
after my 7 month old Dynex™ - 32" Class / 720p / 60Hz D/ LCD HDTV DVD Combo
Model:DX-32LD150A11 refused to hold & recognize in it's memory HD channels. Guess I should have read the posts from other Dynex users, cuz there are a lot of problems with Dynex.
Even one of the Managers at my Best Buy store told me that her Dynex same exact TV did the exact same thing. I am hoping that once repair is done that I will get a "RA" number so I can get some of my money back on this insignia TV.
I do not See any difference with the Insigna TV & it is not as clear at home as it was in the store.
I have Time Warner cable with extended basic cable & within the last 6 months TWC had installed much larger cables underground & the cable is not the problem.
I did notice that in the store they only had very few channels. Do they "Tweak" the channels in the store &/or power them differently to get sharper clearer images??
I am ready to take the LED Insignia TV back next time I am in town as it is 26 miles each way to get to the closest store.
I should be able to buy a TV & not have to worry that it is going to die on me. My old 36"Toshiba with a big tube lasted 16+ years.
Any suggestions on "RELIABLE" LCD 32" TV's that I can afford on just my SS income??
02-08-2011 01:27 PM
Since you do not have the HD package on your cable, your images will not look like they did in the store. And yes, they do tweak the pictures on the display models in the store. You state that you have extended basic cable service only. That means you have no HD feed, and possibly no digital feeds. Thus you are receiving analog, non-HD signals only. The "size" of the cables has nothing to do with picture quality.
Comparing LCD technology to the old tube (CRT) technology is irrelevant. The are two completely different technologies. Since you are buying at the lower end of the scale, you cannot expect them to last 16 years.
No matter what TV you buy, the picture will not be as crisp and clear as you see in the store until you get HD programming, and even then only those channels will look "good". Your basic analog channels will continue to look as they do now. There really isn't much you can do about that.
02-09-2011 10:51 PM
Yes I do have hd channels & the color on the insignia 42" led TV is so much better than on this lcd/led TV If they "tweak" the TV's for Display & not for the retail public than this is very deceptive trick of Best Buy. They should Tweak all sets & not just for display models
02-10-2011 12:43 PM
02-10-2011 02:39 PM
A store GM and a Best Buy corp Geek Squad Manager (not a tech or supervisor but the Department Manager) told me that YES GeeK Squad DOES hook up a computer to over 75% of all TV's on display to fine tune them. That is so they can sell them with beautiful color & fine tuning that makes the pictures "POP"
02-10-2011 03:30 PM
02-10-2011 09:03 PM
Well for $500.00 I am taking the LED/LCD TV back to Best buy for my money back. I am going to an Independent Retailer that I can get a name brand LCD TV for a 150.00 less & they will deliver it & calibrate it for free as part of their customer service. This customer service is worth it to me since I am supporting a Local Merchant rather than a Huge Corp that doesn't even have the BALLS to publish their Corp phone number. My Local Murchant stands behind their TV's with a 3 year promise & if it dies or has a problem I make a call & they come to me. Being disabled & handicapped This is a HUGE PLUS. When I take the Insignia back to Best Buy it will be the last time that I set my cane any where near them.
02-10-2011 10:24 PM
Stores do nothing to "tweak" channels in the store
Many TVs feature a TORE MODE", and it is most definitely used in Best Buy. Those models that do not have a store mode are definitely tweaked to make the picture as bright as possible. Most people shopping for a TV don't know how to evaluate picture quality and buy whatever is brightest.
02-10-2011 11:18 PM
Then I guess that the GM, Asst Manager, & head of the Geek Squad at the Morehead City, NC store are all feeding me a line of Bull. All 3 of them told me that they DO TWEAK SOME 32" & EVERYTHING LARGER IN THIS STORE. All are done by Geek squad with computers hooked up to each TV. I guess you know more than the Store management.