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Well, I pulled the trigger! Got it as an open box. 10% off and they have the 5X points going right now. After factoring in the points, coupon and tax, just a few cents under $750. Pretty pleased! Now time to set it up...

The other thing I was debating, and didn't buy (yet) was the Geek Squad extended warranty. They told me it would be $179 for 5 years. Just hard to justify over 20% of the price for the warranty. Or do you guys think I should?
I did buy it with my Discover Card so I know that automatically doubles the 1-year manufacturer warranty. I was also looking into SquareTrade which (with a coupon) is $110 for 4 years.
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The Insignia NS-65D260A13 is all about getting the most picture for your money. Want to check out some 3D? You'll have to go to a friend's house. Some people might even call it a "dumb" TV... But getting a solid performing, large screen display for less sounds a lot smarter to me than any of the latest apps.

For owners who do not wish to get a professional service menu calibration, a good picture can be obtained by starting in Standard mode, changing color temperature to warm, and carefully adjusting the remaining controls with a test disc.

Conclusion:

The Insignia needs careful adjustment to look its best, but the results can be amazing. Colors were both accurate and pleasant, contrast was superb for the technology used, and images were smooth and lifelike.

After calibrating more expensive models from Sharp, LG, Samsung, Vizio, and Sony, I am shocked at how the Insignia's performance can often better the competition, or, at the very least, never embarrass itself. I believe this TV can be the foundation of an outstanding home theater.

Do you have recommended settings that you settled on? I just got my TV and am constantly playing around with them. The 2 toggles that I keep going back and forth on are the color temp (normal or warm) and Adaptive Contrast. Here's where I am currently:

Picture Mode: Custom
Brightness: 54
Contrast: 50
Color: 60
Dynamic Backlight (DCR): Off
Backlight: 15
Insignia Motion 120Hz: Off
Aspect Ratio: Wide
Color Temperature: Normal
Overscan: On
Noise Reduction: Off
Tint: G5
Sharpness: 40
Adaptive Contrast: On
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Regarding the video noise, I have found that using HDMI 1 input has a severe amount of noise but HDMI 2 is clean. Also, everyone should be aware this model has been discontinued so if you find one there won't be anymore.
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I had noticed noise before on Blurays, but never thought anything of it. I just checked and my Denon receiver was on HDMI 1. (I have a Bluray player, Wii, 360 and PS3 connected to the Denon.) My cable box was on HDMI 2.

I just moved my Denon to HDMI 2 and the cable box to HDMI 3.

A few questions:

1. Anyone besides avdoc seen this issue and noticed HDMI 2 was cleaner?

2. Is HDMI 3 clean like HDMI 2?

Looking at the manual I noticed HDMI 1 is also a DVI port. I wonder if there is a setting in the TV related to DVI causing the noise?

Thanks

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I had noticed noise before on Blurays, but never thought anything of it. I just checked and my Denon receiver was on HDMI 1. (I have a Bluray player, Wii, 360 and PS3 connected to the Denon.) My cable box was on HDMI 2.

I just moved my Denon to HDMI 2 and the cable box to HDMI 3.

A few questions:

1. Anyone besides avdoc seen this issue and noticed HDMI 2 was cleaner?

2. Is HDMI 3 clean like HDMI 2?

Looking at the manual I noticed HDMI 1 is also a DVI port. I wonder if there is a setting in the TV related to DVI causing the noise?

Thanks

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Wow, that is good to know. I will move to HDMI2 and see what happens. Thanks for posting the info on DVI- that could (maybe) have something to do with it- not sure. I will report back.

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I did some comparisons and I am not sure if I am seeing a difference between HDMI 1 and HDMI 2. I wish I had payed more attention before. The picture does look good though.

Can anyone describe in detail what the noise looks like? Is it static if you pause a Bluray or like an analogue noise? In dark scenes only?

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I did some comparisons and I am not sure if I am seeing a difference between HDMI 1 and HDMI 2. I wish I had payed more attention before. The picture does look good though.

Can anyone describe in detail what the noise looks like? Is it static if you pause a Bluray or like an analogue noise? In dark scenes only?

Thanks

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I will take a good look tonight and let you know.

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It looks very grainy. Not static, but just a lot of grain in the picture. Also, the background electronic "buzz" from the TV is much louder like it's picking up electronic noise. It could just be my TV, but since I am using my receiver as my switcher I'll just use HDMI2 for now. However, if I change my set-up I'll have to take in to have it looked at.
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I just switched to hdmi 2 and it looks better to me. The watery type edge effect has virtually disappeared. I have my bluray and cable box hooked to my Sony receiver with hdmi pass through so only using the hdmi 2 port. Good idea avdoc. I also find that having the overscan off looks better. I'm still able to use wide modes with cable if needed.
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BestBuy has their new 65" Insignia TV's at $949 and I have to admit they look very very good.

I've owned a 42" Insignia for 3 years now and I feel it has one of the best pictures I've seen on a TV, especially for the price.

Anyone else have an opinion on these TV's? I'm looking for a large TV but don't need 3D or any of the smart features and the Insignia seems like a good deal.
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Best Buy now has the 65" Insignia for $849. I'm surprised that more people aren't talking about this TV.


For those people who want a large screen TV and/or want to wait until 4K becomes more formalized, affordable and popular without spending a lot of money, this TV sounds like a winner.


I was very impressed with the picture quality of the 65" I saw and I own a smaller Insignia that I feel has a better picture quality than it should for the price.
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BestBuy has their new 65" Insignia TV's at $949 and I have to admit they look very very good.

I've owned a 42" Insignia for 3 years now and I feel it has one of the best pictures I've seen on a TV, especially for the price.

Anyone else have an opinion on these TV's? I'm looking for a large TV but don't need 3D or any of the smart features and the Insignia seems like a good deal.
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Best Buy now has the 65" Insignia for $849. I'm surprised that more people aren't talking about this TV.


For those people who want a large screen TV and/or want to wait until 4K becomes more formalized, affordable and popular without spending a lot of money, this TV sounds like a winner.


I was very impressed with the picture quality of the 65" I saw and I own a smaller Insignia that I feel has a better picture quality than it should for the price.
The new 65 inch Insignia is not the same as the TV in this thread. From the description, I'm assuming the new NS-65D550NA15 is an IPS panel, not a VA panel like the original NS-65D260A13 described herein. Settings and picture quality will be different. An IPS panel will have better viewing angles but won't be as dark.
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Just ordered a 65" Insignia. Here are the fruits of my labored Google Research

Best Buy Insignia OEM is XOXECO which is Chinese. Here is their TV website home brand IPRIMA

http://www.iprima.com.cn/eweb/index.asp

Here is IPrima 65" models http://www.iprima.com.cn/eweb/produc...view=TV&style=

According to the Prima specs the panel OEM for the 65" is AU Optronics

Wiki for AU Optronics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AU_Optronics

"Beginning in 2013 and throughout 2014, AUO's supply of panels to TV manufacturers increased dramatically, with virtually all of Sony's TVs sold in 2014 containing AUO panels. Samsung also extensively uses AUO panels in sizes such as 50", which it does not manufacture itself. Also, many other TV sets, like Panasonic, LG, Toshiba, Philips and other brands, are using AUO panels. Sharp also uses AUO's panels in entry level sets"

"AUO produces panels in sizes ranging from 1.2 inches (30 mm) to greater than 65 inches (1,700 mm)."

New Information 10/26/14 from forum member TubeTwister leads me to believe that Hisense is the latest OEM for Insignia TVs

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Did you buy your Insignia from Best Buy? Do you think you made a good purchase?
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ordered but delivery early next week. Will report back after a few weeks use.
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Comparing manufacturer's declared specifications on the users manuals between the discontinued NS-65D260A13 and its new replacement the NS-65D550NA15.

NS-65D260A13 | NS-65D550NA15

Contrast Ratio 7000:1 | 4000:1

Dynamic Contrast Ratio 165,000:1 | 1,000,000:1

Brightness 350 | 240

Response 6.5 | 6.5

Viewing angles H - V 178 - 178 | 178 - 178

Power Consumption ON 260w | 190w

Speakers Power 10w | 8w

DTS Tuning Package N/A | DTS Sound

Audio Menu: Digital Audio Delay N/A | Yes

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Comparing manufacturer's declared specifications on the users manuals between the discontinued NS-65D260A13 and its new replacement the NS-65D550NA15.

NS-65D260A13 | NS-65D550NA15

Contrast Ratio 7000:1 | 4000:1

Dynamic Contrast Ratio 165,000:1 | 1,000,000:1

Brightness 350 | 240

Response 6.5 | 6.5

Viewing angles H - V 178 - 178 | 178 - 178

Power Consumption ON 260w | 190w

Speakers Power 10w | 8w
I assume the change in contrast ratio is because the old 13 is a VA panel (I have viewed the panel under magnification and verified this) whereas the new panel is likely IPS. This would also explain the lower power consumption of the new panel -IPS tend to use less power than VA. Do not assume the old panel is at all similar to the new. I recommend starting a new post for the new TV.
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Just ordered a 65" Insignia. Here are the fruits of my labored Google Research

Best Buy Insignia OEM is XOXECO which is Chinese. Here is their TV website home brand IPRIMA

http://www.iprima.com.cn/eweb/index.asp

Here is IPrima 65" models http://www.iprima.com.cn/eweb/produc...view=TV&style=

According to the Prima specs the panel OEM for the 65" is AU Optronics

Wiki for AU Optronics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AU_Optronics

"Beginning in 2013 and throughout 2014, AUO's supply of panels to TV manufacturers increased dramatically, with virtually all of Sony's TVs sold in 2014 containing AUO panels. Samsung also extensively uses AUO panels in sizes such as 50", which it does not manufacture itself. Also, many other TV sets, like Panasonic, LG, Toshiba, Philips and other brands, are using AUO panels. Sharp also uses AUO's panels in entry level sets"

"AUO produces panels in sizes ranging from 1.2 inches (30 mm) to greater than 65 inches (1,700 mm)."
AFAIK most or all Insignia are Hisense mfr. now but used to be XOXECO IIRC I read it at digitimes or somewhere.
One of the sets here is a 2011 Dynex 40" CCFL/ LCD. It was given to me not working and I put some caps in the P.S. to fix it.

Now the Insignia is being used for a second PC screen it actually has a decent 1080p 10 bit Samsung CCFL S-PVA panel but ofc crappy video processing as compared to what you would find in a Samsung,Sony,LG,Toshiba etc. so it wasn't much as a TV but now that the PC GPU is doing the brunt of the processing it works much better as a 1080P PC monitor (woke up the panel ) and actually looks pretty good . I would have put it on craigslist ,donated it or binned it otherwise .
Ofc I have 2013 Sony,Toshiba ,and LG LED and a 2013 Sammie Plasma so plenty of TV's to compare here .

OTOH The 2013-2014 Insignia's I saw at Best Buy seemed to look better than previous models but still not quite into Sony,Samsung or LG picture quality but better than the 2011 Insignia I have when it was in TV mode.

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If the new 65" Insignia I just ordered is made by Hisense then I am a little more assured. Thanks for replying.

Edit 10/29/14: Started a separate thread for the new Insignia NS-65D550NA15

Here OFFICIAL Insignia NS-65D550NA15

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