'An absolute steal': This 50-inch 4K smart TV is just $380 at Amazon right now

Rudie Obias
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No need to get a streaming device for this 4K TV -- it's already built-in! (Photo: Amazon)
No need to get a streaming device for this 4K TV -- it's already built-in! (Photo: Amazon)

The days are getting longer, the temps are getting higher and summer's just around the corner. But don't let that fool you — this is the perfect time to turn your living room into a cool home theater. For one thing, it's baseball season, the Tokyo Olympics are on the way, and, thanks to the lingering pandemic, many of this year's blockbuster films are going to be available to stream as well as, if not instead of, theatrically released. Besides, we're all going to see our share of rainy days and nights. So, yeah, it's time to up your big-screen-TV game, and Amazon's here to help, offering up this Insignia 50-inch HD Smart LED TV — Fire TV Edition for the gobsmackingly low price of just $380. That's right — $380

Set yourself up for cozy spring movie nights and well-chilled summer afternoons; you'll wow the family and your guests with, while this remarkably affordable 4K TV as your centerpiece. Don't believe us? This 4K TV is so popular that it has earned a perfect five-star rating from more than 8,700 reviewers.

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? Just sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (Either way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Here’s the lowdown:

Impressive picture and sound

This Insignia 4K TV features vivid colors and exceptional picture quality — both of which are four-leaf-clover rare in this price range. It really stands out among its peers. The audio, too, is head-of-the-class. Reported one satisfied Amazon shopper, "I love this TV, especially for the price. I could have my window air conditioner on and only have the volume at 17 and still hear it perfectly. I highly recommend this TV...It’s very user-friendly and I love that it has a full internet access web browser."

The best shows and movies

As a Fire TV Edition, this model lets you stream 4K movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, YouTube, Disney+, Prime Video, SlingTV and more without a separate streaming box or stick. And the best part? Alexa is accessible via the remote. So if you’re not a fan of endlessly scrolling through a grid of titles (and who is?), you can just say, 'Alexa, play Sound of Metal,' and she’ll make your wish come true.

Compare this to other built-in video-streaming TVs, and you’ll really appreciate the benefits of this Insignia. For example, the TCL 50-inch 4K Roku Smart LED TV comes with Roku inside, but it doesn’t have voice assistant out of the box. So you’re stuck hunting and pecking on that tedious keyboard to find something to watch. No thanks.

50-inch screen. 4K resolution. $380 price tag. The stuff that dreams (and streams) are made of. (Photo: Amazon)
50-inch screen. 4K resolution. $380 price tag. The stuff that dreams (and streams) are made of. (Photo: Amazon)

Cut the cord and ditch cable

This Insignia 50-inch Fire TV Edition 4K TV is perfect for cord-cutters since it turns over-the-air TV into a cable-like experience. And it meshes the choice of broadcast TV with all the other options available to you. Wrote a five-star reviewer: "...With so many Internet interruptions lately due to the pandemic, I find myself not streaming as much TV as before....Where this TV excels is in how Amazon has integrated the broadcast channels seamlessly into the familiar interface. Love it." Translation: You don’t have to go back and forth to find, say, your favorite medical drama on NBC. It’s right there on the menu with Netflix, You Tube and the latest greatest action flicks. 

Meanwhile, the Insignia 50-inch Fire TV Edition TV also has three HDMI ports, so you can hook up a sound bar, a video game console, a Blu-ray player, and more. You can even choose your own internet browser and surf the web right on the TV.

It’s a steal

At just $380, the Insignia 50-inch Smart HD TV — Fire TV Edition isn’t just another top-rated TV, but it’s also the very essence of ‘more bang for your buck’ thanks to its full feature set, brilliant picture, and top-notch audio. It would serve you very well in a living room, a large bedroom, a basement ‘man cave,’ or a dedicated viewing room.

"This TV is an absolute steal for the price," raved a TV fan. "The menu is very responsive with zero lag. The built-in Fire OS just makes things so much simpler...You really can't go wrong with Insignia."

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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