Originally Posted by jLp vAk3r0
Did you ever get the Insignia?
I'm looking at the NS-55E480A13a.
Actually, I did!
I decided that I wasn't super concerned about getting a high end TV and just didn't want to drop a lot of cash on one right now. So I got the 46E481A13 for $529.
For the most part, I am satisfied with it. The colors are a bit off, greens and blues have a little "pop" to them. There are scenes where grass can be a very vivid green, and where blues can be a little emphasized and with a little purple hue to them. This is much less prominent with the color temp set to "Warm." The viewing angle is pretty average, so if you need a set where you want people to watch all around a room, it might not do the trick.
On the positive side there is little "flashlighting," no clouding at all, uniformity seems good, blacks are reasonably deep.
I certainly don't consider it a videophile's dream, but it is a good value for someone looking to get a basic set.
Don't know about lag or gaming as I do not have my computer connected to it.
I looked at the LG 47LS4500, Toshiba 46L5200U, Insignia 50L260, and a Samsung LN46E550, along with the 46E481 and went with the 46E481. If I had it to do over, I would make the same choice. I liked it better than the lower cost budget sets I looked at, like those bearing Westinghouse, Dynex, Haier, and more.
I also looked at better sets, like the Samsung 46ES6100, Sony EX640 series, Sharp 52LE640U and some other sets. I liked some of these better, for sure. The 46ES6100 was $270 more and I decided it just wasn't that much better (I didn't care about 3D).
This set is not "Smart" and doesn't have an Ethernet port. I have a Panasonic Blu-Ray player which has their Viera Smart software and so it provides my Internet connectivity.
I didn't see any other set selling for under $650 which I liked better. And I feel it is reasonably close, in overall 2D picture quality, to some sets selling for more.