Insignia 50-Inch 4K UHD Fire TV

Last updated date: September 10, 2020

DWYM Score

7.5

Insignia 50-Inch 4K UHD Fire TV

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We looked at the top TVs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best TV you should buy.

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 13 expert reviews, the Insignia 50-Inch 4K UHD Fire TV placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Fire TV Edition brings together live-over-the air TV and your streaming content on the home screen. Connect any HD antenna (sold separately) to watch live over-the-air TV or stream movies and shows from Disney+, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Hulu, and more. Experience breathtaking 4K Ultra HD picture quality with over 8 million pixels for stunning clarity, deep contrast and vivid colors. Watch movies and TV shows come to life in ultra high definition. Everything you’d expect from a remote – plus launch apps, search for TV shows, switch inputs, control smart home devices and more, using just your voice. With Prime Video, Netflix buttons, instantly access your favorite apps. This TV is smart and simple in every way. Just plug it in, connect to Wi-Fi and enjoy. Plus, your TV keeps getting smarter with new Alexa skills and features through automatic over-the-air software updates, so that you always have the latest. Item arrives in packaging that reveals what’s inside and can’t be hidden

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

6.7
3 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.0
2,047 user reviews

What experts liked

It comes pre-installed with apps such as Hulu, Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, amidst others. However, if you can't find your favorite app pre-installed, you can easily download and install it yourself.
- Screen Rant
This TV is smart and simple in every way. You simply plug into your WIFI and enjoy. It has 4k Ultra HD picture quality and you can stream movies and shows via Netflix, Prime Hulu and more.
- Techeblog

What experts didn't like

Chromecast is off by default.
- Screen Rant

An Overview On TVs

With television technology improving so rapidly, sets are replaced much more often these days. They certainly are more affordable than they used to be, and they come with features unimaginable even just a few years ago.

The first step in buying a new television is establishing a budget and sticking to it. Otherwise, you could end up with features you may not need at a price you’re not comfortable with.

Then, you will need to decide if you want the TV to be wall-mounted or tabletop. This choice can lead you to your ideal screen size, which can range from 14 to 100 inches. A tape measure will be handy in this case.

The next decision is whether to get an LCD or OLED TV. LCD (liquid crystal display) TVs have edge-mounted lights, or lights mounted right behind the screen. The latter is preferred because of better contrast, but these models are not as sleek and slim and can be more costly to buy and operate.

LCD and LED TVs have panels that use liquid crystal pixels, which may have more limited viewing angles; higher-end models may have Quantum Dot technology, which offers a better viewing experience.

OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TVs work with organic phosphors, and their self-emitting pixels each generate individual light. This results in better contrast and light for viewers. They may be more expensive and not work as well with HDR content, though.

Resolution is another factor to consider. Ultra HD (4K) and HD are the two big choices on the market today. Here is a comparison in terms of pixels:

  • HD TV = 1920 by 1080 pixels
  • Ultra HD =  3840 by 2160 pixels

That’s a big difference. Since more and more services like Amazon and Netflix are using 4K, your decision may be influenced by how often you stream content. 4k also looks better on larger screens of 50 inches and more.

The TV Buying Guide

  • You may want to get an Ultra HD TV for your main viewing room and a smaller HD to use in the bedroom, office or kitchen.
  • Some TV screens are curved, although these are not as popular as they once were. Some people prefer them, but they can distort on-screen reflections. You also have to be sitting in just the right spot to avoid distortions.
  • With so many multimedia options, you also need to know what kind of connections you will need for your new television. The most important ones are USB ports, multimedia support, and HDMIs. The TV’s product description should contain useful information about this.
  • Take some time to research the TV’s speakers, too. Sound quality can make or break your TV purchase.