• Lots of customization options
  • Lots of customization options
  • Inexpensive for a 42-inch LCD


  • Mediocre audio
  • Mediocre audio
  • Poor picture quality
  • Poor picture quality

At A Glance

The Insignia NS-L42X-10A has lots of features and a temptingly low price--but also poor image and audio quality.

Manufacturer’s Description

Venture to take the next step in HDTV technology with the Insignia Series 42-inch LCD HDTV. Behold high-definition visuals coupled with Audyssey audio technology and SRS TruSurroundHD to create the cinemastyle entertainment experience. The intelligent sound system automatically adjusts the volume, making for rich sound quality in every scene of your favorite movie or videogame. The television's sleek and elegant design with wall mounting capabilities is sure to enhance the aesthetics of any room while the Energy Star 3.0 rating makes it the eco-friendly addition to your home.

The Specs

Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Display size 42.0 inches
Viewable size 42.0 inches
Display type LCD
Resolution 1080p pixels
Refresh rate 120.0 Hz
General Information
UPC Code 600603122484
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Digital Optical
  • HDMI
  • RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF)
  • S-Video
  • VGA
Energy and Ergonomic Standards Met Energy Star


Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 2.7
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 2.7
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 2.3
Motion Rating Fair
Motion Score 1.1
Power Usage
Green Rating Very Good
Green score 88.0
Power off 0.6   watts
Power on 85.2   watts