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Insignia F50 TV Review

True Score

73
73
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Experts

79
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The Insignia F50 QLED has enough brightness and contrast for movie watching and a convenient Fire TV OS, but its 60HZ refresh rate isn’t great for gamers, and other mid-range TVs offer more features for the money.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Insignia F50 QLED is an entry-level 4K TV released in 2022. Like many of the best TVs on the market, It supports Dolby Vision, and its OS provides quick access to numerous streaming services.

As on some of the best 4K TVs, there’s a quantum dot panel that expands its color range and delivers a high contrast ratio of 5496:1 for vibrant picture quality.

It has multiple input options, including USB ports, coaxial jacks, HDMI ARC ports, and VGA connectors. Running on Amazon’s Fire TV smart interface, the TV offers a user-friendly experience with a vast selection of streaming apps and Alexa integration.

Its QLED panel delivers excellent black uniformity, making it suitable for dark room viewing. Although HDR mode enhances dynamic range, local area dimming isn’t available. It also comes with built-in smart home device support via Alexa.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Insignia F50 QLED has good but not outstanding tested brightness of 376 cd/m2 but excels with a 5496:1 native contrast ratio, giving deep blacks.

Inputs include HDMI eARC, analog audio, USB, and coaxial ports. Fire TV OS provides a great selection of apps but lots of ads. The F50 has a wide color gamut but oversaturates some colors.

Input lag is a reasonably low 10 ms, though it’s as much as 117 ms outside gaming mode. The just-average 60Hz refresh rate is not great for gamers.

The TV performs decently in moderately lit rooms with good reflection handling, while its narrow, 26-degree viewing angles limit seating arrangements. Overall, the Insignia F50 is an affordable, convenient smart TV with satisfactory picture quality.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good picture quality for its class
    • It can display a wide color gamut and has good reflection handling

  • Excellent contrast
    • The Insignia outperforms ⅔ of entry-level 4K TVs, with a 5496:1 native contrast ratio, giving deep blacks

  • Reasonably low input lag
    • In game mode, the F50 has a 10 ms input lag time, which makes it slightly better than the average compared to our certified tested TVs.. (ref.)

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow viewing angles
    • Optimum viewing angle of just 26 degrees is less than most competitors and can limit seating arrangements

  • Mediocre tested brightness of 376 cd/m2, placing it just below the average of tested entry-level 4K TVs.
  • 60 Hz refresh rate not great for gamers
    • The limited refresh rate means it can’t display higher-than-60 fps frame rates. Action scenes can appear choppy and suffer “flip book effect.”

  • Fire TV OS can get cluttered with ads
    • This TV’s implementation of the Fire TV system offers plenty of apps but comes with distracting ads.

Insignia F50 TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeQLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size50", 55", 65", 75"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformFire TV
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyNo
VRRVRRNo

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79

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    70
    PROS Excellent contrast. Great selection of apps. Decent reflection handling. CONS Colors are oversaturated in… Read More

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