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Insignia F30 Series 2022 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.11
Review updated Feb 16, 2024 at 04:17 pm
Insignia F30 Series 2022 Picture
6.1
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Toshiba C350 Series 2023
6.8
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Toshiba C350 Series 2023
6.4
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Toshiba C350 Series 2023
6.0
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Toshiba C350 Series 2023
5.6
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Toshiba C350 Series 2023
6.5
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Toshiba C350 Series 2023
6.4
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Toshiba C350 Series 2023

The Insignia F30 Series 2022 is a very simple, entry-level 4k TV released in 2022. It sits below the Insignia F50 QLED and offers very limited picture quality and almost no picture processing options. It's available in 65-inch and 70-inch sizes, so there's very little to choose from if you need something smaller or larger. It runs the Fire TV smart interface, which is very easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps, so you can easily find your favorite content.

Our Verdict

6.1 Mixed Usage

The Insignia F30 is passable for mixed usage. It doesn't look good in a dark room as it has a very bad contrast ratio and no local dimming feature, so blacks aren't deep at all. The TV doesn't get bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room, so it's best suited for a moderately lit room. Fortunately, it has a wide viewing angle and good smart features, so it's a decent choice for watching TV shows or sports as a group. It's okay for gaming thanks to its fantastic low input lag, but its slower response time means there's noticeable blur behind quick-moving objects, and it's limited by its lack of gaming features like VRR.

Pros
  • Image remains consistent when viewed at an angle.
Cons
  • Very bad contrast ratio and unremarkable black uniformity.
  • Not bright enough to fight glare.
  • Low frequency flicker at all brightness levels below max.
6.8 TV Shows

The Insignia F30 is an okay TV for watching shows. It has decent reflection handling but poor SDR peak brightness, so it can't overcome glare in a bright room. It has a good viewing angle, so you can walk around your room while watching the TV and still enjoy a consistent image. The Fire TV interface has a great selection of streaming apps, so you can easily find your favorite shows.

Pros
  • Image remains consistent when viewed at an angle.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Not bright enough to fight glare.
  • Low frequency flicker at all brightness levels below max.
6.4 Sports

The Insignia F30 is mediocre for watching sports. It has a good viewing angle, so it's an okay choice for a wide seating arrangement. The image remains consistent when viewed from the sides, so you don't have to fight over the best seat. On the other hand, it has low peak brightness and just decent reflection handling, so it struggles to overcome glare even in a moderately lit room. The TV has an alright response time, so there's some noticeable blur behind fast-moving players and objects.

Pros
  • Image remains consistent when viewed at an angle.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Not bright enough to fight glare.
  • Low frequency flicker at all brightness levels below max.
6.0 Video Games

The Insignia F30 is unremarkable for playing video games. It has fantastic low input lag, which ensures a responsive gaming experience with little delay between your actions and what happens on screen. Its response time is alright, so there's noticeable blur behind fast movements. Unfortunately, the TV has no advanced gaming features like VRR and is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, so it's not a good choice to pair with modern consoles.

Pros
  • Fantastic low input lag.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Very bad contrast ratio and unremarkable black uniformity.
  • Low frequency flicker at all brightness levels below max.
5.6 HDR Movies

The Insignia F30 is inadequate for watching movies in a dark room. It has a very low contrast ratio, unremarkable black uniformity, and lacks a local dimming feature, so dark scenes look terrible. It has poor HDR peak brightness and can't display a wide color gamut, so HDR content looks dull and muted, and highlights don't stand out much at all. On the other hand, it has excellent gradient handling in HDR, so there's very little banding.

Pros
  • Great accuracy before calibration.
  • Displays 1080p and 4k content without any issues.
  • Very little stutter.
Cons
  • Can't remove judder from any source.
  • Very bad contrast ratio and unremarkable black uniformity.
  • Bright highlights don't stand out.
  • Low frequency flicker at all brightness levels below max.
6.5 HDR Gaming

The Insignia F30 is okay for gaming in HDR, but mainly due to its overall gaming performance, as HDR adds very little. It has fantastic low input lag for a responsive gaming experience, but its only alright response time means there's noticeable blur behind quick movements on screen. It doesn't support any advanced gaming features like VRR and is limited by its 60Hz refresh rate. HDR adds very little overall, as it can't get bright enough to make highlights pop. It doesn't support a wide color gamut, so colors are dull and muted, and blacks aren't deep at all due to its very bad contrast ratio.

Pros
  • Fantastic low input lag.
Cons
  • Very bad contrast ratio and unremarkable black uniformity.
  • Bright highlights don't stand out.
  • Low frequency flicker at all brightness levels below max.
6.4 PC Monitor

The Insignia F30 is mediocre for use as a PC monitor. It's decent for PC gaming but is unsuitable for general desktop work. It can't display chroma 4:4:4 signals properly, so text isn't clear. It also has abnormally high input lag when you switch the label to 'PC,' so there's a noticeable delay between your keyboard inputs and what happens on screen. On the other hand, it has a wide viewing angle, so the sides of the screen remain uniform when you're sitting up close.

Pros
  • Fantastic low input lag.
Cons
  • Very bad contrast ratio and unremarkable black uniformity.
  • Text isn't clear as it can't display chroma 4:4:4 properly.
  • Low frequency flicker at all brightness levels below max.
  • 6.1 Mixed Usage
  • 6.8 TV Shows
  • 6.4 Sports
  • 6.0 Video Games
  • 5.6 HDR Movies
  • 6.5 HDR Gaming
  • 6.4 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Feb 16, 2024: We've updated the text in the review for accuracy and clarity and added additional side-by-sides to better cover the current market.
  2. Updated Apr 28, 2023: We updated the text to match the latest changes to our test methodology and scores.
  3. Updated Apr 28, 2023: Converted to Test Bench 1.11. With this update, we've added a new Upscaling: Sharpness Processing test and revamped our Blooming test so the scores and picture better match the real world experience. With this change, it was necessary to remove the Black Crush test. Finally, we've updated our usage scores to better align our scores with user expectations.
  4. Updated Feb 22, 2023: Review published.
  5. Updated Feb 16, 2023: Early access published.
  6. Updated Jan 26, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  7. Updated Dec 06, 2022: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  8. Updated Nov 18, 2022: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We bought and tested the 65-inch Insignia F30 Series. It's also available in a 70-inch format, which uses a VA panel and has much better contrast and better black uniformity but a worse viewing angle.

Size Model Number Panel Type
65" NS-65F301NA23 IPS
70" NS-70F301NA23 VA

The unit we bought and tested was manufactured in September 2022. You can see the label for it here.

Compared To Other TVs

The Insignia F30 Series is a very basic TV with limited picture quality and few extra features. It's an okay choice if you're looking for a large TV with good smart features on a budget, but if you're willing to spend a bit more, you can get much better picture quality from TVs like the Hisense U6/U6H or the TCL 4 Series/S455 2022.

See our recommendations for the best smart TVs, the best TVs under $1,500, and the best 4k TVs.

Samsung CU7000/CU7000D
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Samsung CU7000/CU7000D is better than the Insignia F30 Series 2022 in most ways. The Samsung has a much higher contrast ratio and better black uniformity for deeper blacks, so it’s better suited for a dark room. The Samsung also gets a bit brighter in SDR, so it can overcome a bit more glare than the Insignia, although it’s still not bright enough for a well-lit room. The Samsung can display chroma 4:4:4 properly, so it’s better for use as a desktop PC. However, the Insignia has a wider viewing angle, so the image doesn’t degrade as much from the sides, which makes it the better option for watching shows or sports as a group.

Insignia F50 QLED
50" 55" 65" 70"

The Insignia F50 QLED is much better than the Insignia F30 Series 2022. The F50 looks much better in both bright and dark rooms. The F50 gets significantly brighter, so it can handle more glare, and it has a much higher contrast ratio, so blacks look deeper. The F50 also has a much wider color gamut, so HDR content looks more vivid and lifelike. Finally, the F50 is better for gaming thanks to its much faster response time, with less blur behind fast-moving objects.

Samsung TU690T
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Samsung TU690T is better than the Insignia F30 Series 2022 in most ways. The Samsung has better black uniformity and a higher contrast ratio for deeper blacks, so it’s better suited for a dark room. The Samsung also has a faster response time, so there is less blur behind quick movements, which makes it the better option for playing video games or watching sports. However, the Insignia does a better job at smoothing out low-quality content, so it’s a good choice if you regularly watch DVDs or other low bitrate content. The Insignia also has a wider viewing angle, so it’s better suited for watching shows or sports as a group.

Amazon Fire TV 4-Series
43" 50" 55"

The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series is much better than the Insignia F30 Series 2022. The Amazon TV is significantly better for watching movies in a dark room thanks to its higher contrast ratio, and it can remove judder from any source. The Amazon TV gets brighter, so it can handle more glare in a bright room.

TCL Q5/Q550G QLED
43" 50" 55" 65"

The TCL Q5/Q550G QLED is better than the Insignia F30 Series 2022. The TCL has a much higher SDR peak brightness, so it can overcome much more glare in a bright room, and it has a much better contrast ratio, so it looks better in a dark room. The TCL also gets brighter in HDR and supports a wide color gamut, so highlights pop more and colors are more vibrant and lifelike than on the Insignia. The TCL is also the better option for gamers, as it has VRR and can do 120Hz with TCL’s resolution halving feature. However, the Insignia has a wider viewing angle, so it’s the better option if you regularly watch shows or sports in a group setting.

Toshiba C350 Series 2021
43" 50" 55" 65" 75"

The Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021 and the Insignia F30 Series 2022 offer nearly identical picture quality and features. The Toshiba is slightly better overall, as the Insignia flickers at a low frequency with any brightness setting below max.

TCL 4 Series/S446 2021
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The differences are minor, but overall, the TCL 4 Series/S446 2021 is a bit better than the Insignia F30 Series 2022. The TCL gets significantly brighter and it has slightly better reflection handling, so it can overcome more glare in a bright room. The TCL also has a faster response time for clearer motion when gaming, and it's better for use as a PC monitor as it can display chroma 4:4:4 properly, which is essential for clear text from a PC.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No

Unfortunately, the Insignia NS 65F301NA23 has a fairly dated design, with thick, glossy plastic bezels that show dust and fingerprints easily. The feet are clunky and look cheap.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures N/A

This TV isn't part of our 100 TV accelerated longevity test.

Design
Stand

The feet are very basic and don't support the TV very well, as the TV wobbles forward and backward easily. There's no alternate position, and they're set at the ends of the TV, so you'll need a large table if you're not planning on wall-mounting the TV.

Footprint of the 65-inch stand: 53.1" x 11.8".

The feet lift the TV about 2.9-inches above the table, so most soundbars fit in front of it without blocking the screen.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x300

The back is plain and looks cheap. Most of the inputs face to the side and are very easy to access when the TV is wall-mounted. There's no cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.64" (1.6 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.63" (9.2 cm)
6.0
Design
Build Quality

The Insignia F30 has mediocre build quality. It's almost entirely made of cheap plastic, and the back panel and borders flex easily. The feet don't support the TV well, and combined with the cheap materials, it's a bit worrisome.

Picture Quality
2.2
Picture Quality
Contrast
Contrast
1,378 : 1
Native Contrast
1,378 : 1

Unfortunately, the Insignia F30 has very bad contrast. There's no local dimming feature to reduce the backlight around dark areas of the screen, so they appear blue and look washed out.

10
Picture Quality
Blooming

Since this TV lacks a local dimming feature, there's no blooming around bright objects in otherwise dark scenes. Since the entire backlight is always on at the same intensity and it has a low contrast ratio, dark scenes still look washed out.

10
Picture Quality
Lighting Zone Transitions
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct
Dimming Zones Count Of Tested TV
N/A

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature; the entire backlight is always on at the same intensity, so there's no distracting flicker or brightness changes as bright highlights move across the screen.

4.0
Picture Quality
Contrast And Dark Details In Game Mode

Switching to 'Game Mode' doesn't result in any noticeable difference in dark scene performance.

5.2
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
208 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
192 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
143 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
258 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
259 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
259 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
259 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
259 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
258 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
258 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
259 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
259 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
259 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

Unfortunately, this TV has poor HDR brightness. Most content looks good enough, but bright highlights and flashes of light don't stand out at all.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point, with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Movie
  • Backlight: 100
  • Contrast: 90
  • Color Temperature: Warm 1

5.2
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
201 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
183 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
167 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
239 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
241 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
241 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
240 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
240 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
239 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
241 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
241 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
240 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
240 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001

There's a slight decrease in peak brightness when you switch to 'Game Mode', but it's not really noticeable. In 'Game Mode', the Contrast setting defaults to '85'. Increasing it back to '90' restores the brightness to what it was in 'Movie'.

These measurements with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Game
  • Backlight: 100
  • Contrast: 85
  • Color Temperature: Warm 1

7.7
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0156
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0156
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0156

The TV has good PQ EOTF tracking, so most content is displayed close to the luminance level intended by the creator. Very dark scenes are too bright, and the TV starts tone mapping very early due to its low peak brightness, so moderately lit scenes are a bit too dim. There's a sharp cutoff at the TV's peak brightness, causing a loss of fine details in very bright scenes.

4.8
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
178 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
196 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
197 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
197 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
197 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
197 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
196 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
197 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
197 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
197 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
197 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

Unfortunately, this TV has poor peak brightness in SDR. It's not bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room. On the other hand, there's no noticeable variation in brightness with different scenes.

These measurements are after calibration with the following settings:

  • Picture Mode: Movie
  • Backlight: 100
  • Contrast: 70
  • Gamma: 0
  • Color Temperature: Warm

6.9
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
76.55%
DCI P3 uv
81.79%
Rec 2020 xy
55.22%
Rec 2020 uv
60.68%

The TV has an alright color gamut. Coverage of the DCI-P3 color space is good, so most HDR content is displayed well. Coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space isn't very good, though, so content mastered in that color space looks dull and more muted, and colors are inaccurate.

5.9
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
41.9%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
18.2%
White Luminance
258 cd/m²
Red Luminance
54 cd/m²
Green Luminance
187 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
17 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
206 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
71 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
241 cd/m²

Unfortunately, the TV has sub-par color volume. It's limited by its low peak brightness in general, and colors don't get very bright. It also can't display dark, saturated colors well due to its low contrast ratio.

8.4
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
2.35
Color dE
1.96
Gamma
2.25
Color Temperature
6,700 K
Picture Mode
Movie
Color Temp Setting
Warm
Gamma Setting
0

The TV has great accuracy in SDR before calibration. The white balance and overall color accuracy are great, but there are a few noticeable issues with all shades of blue. The color temperature is slightly cool, so there's a minor blue tint. Gamma is close to the 2.2 target chosen for a moderately lit room.

9.0
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
1.13
Color dE
1.63
Gamma
2.22
Color Temperature
6,500 K
White Balance Calibration
1 point
Color Calibration
No

Unfortunately, this TV doesn't feature a full color calibration system, and the white balance calibration is very limited. This makes it difficult to accurately calibrate it.

You can see our full calibration settings here.

7.6
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.131%
50% DSE
0.175%
5% Std. Dev.
0.539%
5% DSE
0.079%

This TV has good gray uniformity overall, but there are a few distracting issues. There are vertical bars that are mainly noticeable along the top and bottom edge, and the left and right sides of the screen are significantly darker than the center. There's just a bit of dirty screen effect in the center, though, which is great. Dark scenes look much better overall, though, and there are no noticeable issues.

6.1
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Std. Dev.
N/A
Native Std. Dev.
1.917%

Unfortunately, the Insignia F30 has unremarkable black uniformity. The entire screen looks blue due to the low contrast ratio, and the backlight bleeds through a bit along the bottom edge. Sadly, there's no local dimming feature to improve uniformity.

7.5
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
29°
Color Shift
70°
Brightness Loss
31°
Black Level Raise
70°
Gamma Shift
39°

The Insignia F30 has a good viewing angle. It's a good choice for a wide seating arrangement as the image remains consistent when viewed from the sides. Colors hardly shift, but the image fades a bit at a moderate angle.

7.3
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.4%
Indirect Reflections
0.5%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.9%

The Insignia F30 has decent reflection handling. The semi-gloss finish helps reduce the intensity of direct reflections a bit but adds a slight haze to the screen. Since it can't get very bright, glare is still distracting, so it's not suitable for a bright room.

8.5
Picture Quality
HDR Native Gradient
100% Black to 50% Gray
6.0
50% Gray to 100% White
8.0
100% Black to 50% Red
8.0
50% Red to 100% Red
10
100% Black to 50% Green
8.0
50% Green to 100% Green
8.0
100% Black to 50% Blue
10
50% Blue to 100% Blue
10

Gradients in HDR look excellent. There's some banding in dark shades of gray, but otherwise, there are no significant issues.

8.3
Picture Quality
Low-Quality Content Smoothing
Smoothing
9.0
Detail Preservation
6.5

Surprisingly for a budget TV, the Insignia F30 handles low-quality content well with the smoothing features enabled. There's very little macroblocking or pixelation, but some fine details are lost.

4.0
Picture Quality
Upscaling: Sharpness Processing

Unfortunately, this TV has bad sharpness processing with low-resolution or low-bitrate content. Text is hard to read, and fine details are lost.

The optimal sharpness settings for low-resolution or low-bitrate content, with no over-sharpening, are as follows:

  • Adjusted Sharpness: 2
  • Super Resolution: On

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
RGB
Type LED
Sub-Type
IPS

This TV has an RGB subpixel layout, which is better for PC use than BGR panels because it improves the text clarity, which you can read about here.

Motion
6.7
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
6.7 ms
100% Response Time
18.3 ms

The Insignia F30 has an alright response time. There's very little overshoot, but most transitions are a bit slow, so there's more blur behind fast-moving objects.

3.1
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
220 Hz

Unfortunately, the Insignia F30 flickers at all backlight levels below max. There are two distinct flicker frequencies; the most significant flicker is at 220Hz, and there's a secondary intermittent flicker that sometimes occurs separately at 330Hz, as confirmed with an oscilloscope (220Hz, 330Hz). On the plus side, since this TV can't get very bright, it's probably best to leave the brightness at max anyway, and there's no flicker at max.

Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
220 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
No
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
220 Hz

This TV doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion (BFI).

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
No
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

Unlike the step-up Insignia F50 QLED, this TV doesn't have a motion interpolation feature.

8.2
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
23.4 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.0 ms

Thanks to the relatively slow response time, this TV has very little stutter when watching low frame rate content like movies and most TV shows. It's still noticeable in slow panning shots, but it's not too bad.

0
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
No

Unfortunately, this TV can't remove judder from any source.

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDMI Forum VRR
No
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
VRR + Local Dimming No VRR Support

Unfortunately, this TV is limited to a 60Hz fixed refresh rate. It doesn't support any variable refresh rate.

Inputs
9.6
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.5 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
68.0 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
10.5 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
10.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
10.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
59.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
59.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
N/A
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

The Insignia F30 has fantastic low input lag, resulting in a responsive gaming experience, and there's almost no variation in input lag with different resolutions. Unfortunately, the input lag in the 'PC' Picture Mode, which is normally needed for clear text with a chroma 4:4:4 signal from a PC, is high. Since this TV can't display 4:4:4 properly anyway, this mode is useless.

3.6
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
Resolution 4k
480p @ 59.94Hz (Widescreen)
Yes
720p @ 59.94Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

Unfortunately, this TV can't display chroma 4:4:4 signals properly. It results in some noticeable text artifacts when using it as a PC monitor, but it's not noticeable when gaming, either from a PC or a console.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
No
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

Unfortunately, this TV can't take full advantage of the PS5. It's limited to a 60Hz fixed refresh rate, with no variable refresh rate support. It doesn't switch to game mode automatically, so for the lowest input lag, you'll need to manually switch to the 'Game' Picture Mode.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
No
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

Unfortunately, this TV can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series S|X. It's limited to a 60Hz fixed refresh rate, with no variable refresh rate support. It doesn't switch to game mode automatically, so for the lowest input lag, you'll need to manually switch to the 'Game' Picture Mode.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
No
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out Yes
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)
Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 3
USB 1
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 1
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0

Unlike most modern TVs, the Insignia F30 Series has a full-sized composite input, no adapter required, which is great if you have older devices, including some older game consoles.

Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC/eARC Port
eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT
Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD MA
No
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
No
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream)
2.0
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1
No
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1
No

This TV doesn't support any DTS formats, which is disappointing as DTS is often used as the main audio track on Blu-ray movies.

Sound Quality
6.5
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
106.79 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.40 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.32 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.46 dB
Max
86.1 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.44 dB

The Insignia F30 Series has an okay frequency response. It can't get very loud, and like most TVs, it has very little bass. There's no room correction feature, and there's quite a bit of compression at max volume. The sound profile in the mid-range and low-treble range is good, so dialogue sounds good at lower listening levels.

7.0
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.090
Weighted THD @ Max
0.385
IMD @ 80
4.31%
IMD @ Max
6.83%

This TV has decent distortion performance. There's very little noticeable distortion in the vocal range, even at max volume, which is great for clear dialogue.

Smart Features
7.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS Fire TV
Version 6420030.1
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Very Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
5 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
5 s
Advanced Options
Some

The Insignia F30 runs Amazon's Fire TV smart interface. The interface is very smooth and easy to use, and it has a great selection of additional streaming apps.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

Unfortunately, like almost every TV on the market, there are ads throughout the home interface and content store, and you can't disable them.

8.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The app store has a great selection of additional apps to download, and you can also cast content from your mobile device.

8.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Small
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App Fire TV

The remote is identical to the one included with the Insignia F50 QLED. It's a pretty basic remote, but it has built-in voice control, which you can use to change inputs, launch apps, or search for content in specific apps, but you can't use it to adjust settings like the backlight.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button along the bottom bezel. You can use it to turn the TV on and off or switch inputs.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • Power cable
  • User guides

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 79 W
Power Consumption (Max) 129 W
Firmware Fire OS 7.6.1.4 (PS7614/3231)