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Insignia NS-LCD26 (NSLCD26) Review – 26-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on November 13th, 2007

The Insignia NS-LCD26 is a 26 inch LCD flat panel display that can be used for both PC use and regular television viewing. The NSLCD26 has 720p resolution so you can receive HD programming when connected to an HD source like cable or satellite. The HD tuner is also built-in so no extra hardware is needed to display the high definition signal. The Insignia NS-LCD26 features a so-so looking casing that is dark charcoal and black. It’s a pretty typical looking HDTV but set at a low price.

Insignia NS-LCD26 Features & Specifications Review

  • Screen Type: LCD flat panel
  • Screen Size: 26 inch
  • Resolution: 720p (1366 x 768)
  • Dimensions: 21.8 inches high, 27 inches wide, 9.1 inches deep, 41.9 lbs.
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Contrast Ratio: 800:1
  • Brightness: 500 cd/m2
  • Comb Filter: Yes
  • HDMI Input: 2
  • DVI Input: 0
  • S-Video Input: 1
  • Component Inputs: 2
  • Composite Inputs: 2
  • PC Compatible: Yes


Insignia 26 Insignia 26″ 720p Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HDTVThis compact HDTV doubles as a computer monitor, so you can save space in your home office or dorm while enjoying programming in vibrant color and gaming with intense detail.Learn more about HDTV.



A review of the NS-LCD26 is similar to the review of the NS-LCD32 and NS-LCD37. These HDTV’s are in the same line and have similar features. One main difference between the NSLCD26 and the other two LCD HDTV’s in the contrast ratio. The NS-LCD26 has 800:1 whereas the other two have a slightly better 1000:1. With a smaller TV, this is not as noticeable but is still something to consider. Finding the NSLCD26 on sale makes it one of the better budget HDTV’s on the market.

HDTVUniverse.com gives the NS-LCD26 8/10 stars!

7 Customer Reviews for “Insignia NS-LCD26 (NSLCD26) Review – 26-inch LCD HDTV”

  1. mike's reviewApril 20, 2009

    This television is absolute junk. Spend a little more money and get a name brand TV.

  2. Bruce's reviewJuly 11, 2009

    I’m fine with it – great performer and picture/sound for the money paid. I’d say if you’re not happy with it you at least got what you paid for and possibly a little more so.

  3. Ursula's reviewAugust 11, 2009

    I have had my tv for about 2 years now. It’s works fine for what it is and it hasn’t given me any problems. Not bad if you’re on a budget.

  4. Chris's reviewNovember 27, 2009

    I got this TV around 3 years ago or so, and its been a great experience. It’s definitely not the “best”, but price was a big factor for me. For the money, I couldn’t be happier. HD channels look great. DVD’s look great. Works great when I play my XBOX360. The only negative is that the picture lacks clarity when using regular cable channels. My friends Vizio looks great in HD and regular cable, mine does not. Maybe it’s because it is 720p instead of the more desirable 1080p?

  5. Clay's reviewFebruary 21, 2010

    I got my tv in 07 it worked fine for 2 1/2 years now its junk it quit working

  6. harry's reviewJune 08, 2010

    remote control design was by a MONKEY
    no real knowledge of user
    suggest a universal remote

  7. Chris's reviewJanuary 30, 2011

    I purchased this tv in 2007 and now the picture is fading out. Sometimes the picture comes all the way on. Other times all you hear is sound. Best Buy had a recall on the 32 in, but not the 26 in. Most TV’s last at least 15 years not 3. AAAAHHHHH

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