Insignia™ - 42

Discontinued Insignia™ - 42" Class / 1080p / 120Hz / LCD HDTV

Model: NS-42L780A12

This HDTV supports signals up to 1080p for high-definition images and features a 120Hz screen refresh rate and a 6.5 ms response time to reduce blur during fast-action scenes.

  • 1080p
  • HDMI
  • full HD

Product Features

  • 42" screen measured diagonally from corner to corner: For optimal viewing in large rooms.
  • Ultraslim design (3-5/8" deep): Ideal for wall mounting (with optional mounting kit, not included). VESA 400mm x 200mm compliant.
  • 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: For easy viewing from multiple vantage points.
  • 6.5 ms response time: Helps eliminate motion blur during fast-paced action scenes to ensure crisp, clear images.
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio (6000:1 dynamic): Provides bright whites and deep blacks for enhanced image vibrancy.
  • High brightness (400 cd/m²): For an arresting viewing experience.
  • 1080p display: Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source.
  • Two 10W speakers: With SRS TruSurround HD provide a lush soundscape.
  • Inputs: Include 3 HDMI/DVI (2 rear, 1 side), 1 composite (side), 1 component video (side), 1 PC (rear), 1 component/composite audio shared, 1 PC audio (rear) and 1 RF.
  • Outputs: Include 1 analog audio (rear), 1 optical digital audio (rear) and 1 headphone jack (side).
  • 3 HDMI inputs: HDMI cable not included. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full HDTV experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.
  • PC video input: Lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images.
  • USB port: For quick connection of a digital camera or other USB device.
  • Additional useful features: Include a sleep timer, INlink and channel labeling.
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Complete Specifications

Width 39-7/8"
Weight 43.1 lbs. with stand (36.5 lbs. without)
Sound Leveler Yes
Product Depth (with stand) 10-1/8"
Media Card Slot No
HDMI Inputs 3
Channel Labeling Yes
iPod Dock No
PC Inputs 1
Speakers 2
Box Dimensions 46 x 9 5/6 x 32 3/5 inches
Internet Connectable No
Watts/Channel 10
Mount Bracket/VESA Pattern 400mm x 200mm
Screen Size Class 42"
Vertical Resolution 1080p
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally) 42"
Screen Refresh Rate 120Hz
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
Composite Inputs 1
TV Type LCD Flat-Panel
Simulated Surround Yes
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness 400 cd/m²
Ethernet Port No
RF Antenna Input 1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 6000:1
DVI Inputs 3
Language Options English, French, Spanish
USB Port Yes
V-Chip Yes
Power Consumption (watts) Stand-by Less than 1
Remote Control Type Standard
Speaker Output Power 20W
Best Buy Exclusive Yes
Power Consumption (watts) Power On 200
USB Input Yes
Product Height (without stand) 25-5/8"
Product Height (with stand) 27-1/2"
Headphone Jacks Yes
Component Video Inputs 1
Sleep Timer Yes
Audio Outputs 2
Product Depth (without stand) 3-5/8"
Warranty Parts 2 years
Warranty Labor 2 years
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