Insignia™ 42

Discontinued Insignia™ 42" Class / 720p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV

Model: NS-P42Q-10A

Experience your favorite TV shows and movies in clear detail with this plasma HDTV that features 1500 cd/m² brightness and a 10000:1 contrast ratio for stunning images. The SRS TruSurround Sound system delivers a virtual surround sound experience.

  • 720p
  • 16:9
  • HDMI

Product Features

  • From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores
  • Built-in HDTV tuner: Add HD-capable antenna to receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. Optional set-top box required for high-definition cable or satellite programming.
  • 42" screen measured diagonally from corner to corner: Ensures everyone will have a great view of the show or game.
  • 1024 x 768 pixel resolution: Supports 720p signals for stunning image clarity and a true-to-life display.
  • 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio: Delivers a cinema-style entertainment experience.
  • 3:2 pulldown: For accurate reproduction of film-based sources.
  • High brightness (1500 cd/m²) and incredible contrast (10000:1 dynamic): For an arresting viewing experience.
  • 600Hz screen refresh rate: For smooth transitions between fast action scenes.
  • Wide 160° horizontal and vertical viewing angles: Make every seat the best in the house.
  • 3D Y/C digital comb filter: Delivers state-of-the-art detail and color enhancement.
  • Two 10W stereo speakers: With SRS TruSurround HD simulated surround sound and a sound leveler provide a lush soundscape.
  • Ultraslim design (3" deep): Ideal for wall mounting (with optional mounting kit, not included).
  • 2 HDMI inputs: Provide an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest quality connection and they support copy-protected HD broadcast content.
  • Inputs: Include 1 composite video (rear), 2 component video (rear), 2 HDMI (rear) and 1 RF.
  • Outputs: Include 1 audio (rear) and 1 digital audio (rear).
  • V-Chip parental controls: Give you the option of blocking undesirable material that you don't want your kids to see.
  • ENERGY STAR qualified: Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Useful additional features: Include trilingual (English, French and Spanish) menus, closed captioning, sleep timer and channel labeling.
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Complete Specifications

Width 41.5"
Weight 57.6 lbs. with stand (54.2 lbs. without)
Sound Leveler Yes
Media Card Slot No
HDMI Inputs 2
Channel Labeling Yes
PC Inputs 0
Speakers 2
Watts/Channel 10
Screen Size Class 42"
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Vertical Resolution 720p
Speaker Location Bottom
Screen Size (Measured Diagonally) 42"
Screen Refresh Rate 600Hz
ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Composite Inputs 1
Simulated Surround Yes
TV Type Plasma Flat-Panel
Brightness 1500 cd/m²
DVI Inputs No
RF Antenna Input Yes
USB Port No
Language Options English, French, Spanish
V-Chip Yes
Remote Control Type Standard
S-Video Inputs No
Headphone Jacks No
Component Video Inputs 2
Audio Outputs Yes
Warranty Parts
Warranty Labor
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