How To Know Which Insignia TV You Have


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Do you know whether it’s an LED, QLED, HD, or whether it’s smart? Just like knowing what type of operating system (OS) you have on your PC can help you determine what your computer can handle, so can knowing the type of TV you have can help you understand its capabilities. Your TV model, like an OS, can help you decipher what your television set can actually do.

This article will teach you how to figure out what type of Insignia TV you have. Every TV should have at least one way to identify its model. We’ll review all of the external and internal methods of finding this information.  

On the Label

The easiest method to determine what Insignia TV model you have is to check the TV’s label. All TVs have a sticker with the model information printed on it.  

Labels can be found anywhere except on the screen.  If you’ve already looked on the back and haven’t had any luck, remember also to check the sides and the bottom of the TV as well.  

If your label is missing, don’t worry. The good news is that there’s more than one way to do this! There are some other problems you can run into if you notice your TV’s sticker is missing and you didn’t remove it yourself. 

On the Accompaniments

If you purchased or had your Insignia TV shipped to you, you should have access to the box, manual, or order information. The TV’s model information will be easy to spot on any of these items as well. You can find it on the cover or inside of the manual. It should also be on the box or with your receipt. 

By the way, it’s a great idea to have a single location to keep all of your manuals so you’ll always know where to find them. A dedicated crate, kitchen drawer, shelf in the garage, or even a file folder in your desk are all great places to house these. As a bonus, keep them in a plastic bag to avoid accidental moisture damage.

Did you throw away the box already?  Have you lost your manual?  Fear not; at least you still have the TV!

On the TV’s System

The next best spot to confirm your Insignia TV model would be via the TV itself.  You’ll want to navigate as follows:  

  • With the TV on, click “Menu” on the TV Remote
  • Arrow over to select “Settings.
  • Arrow down to select “System Info.
  • Your TV Model information will be displayed. 

Just in case you were wondering, Insignia offers LED and Smart TVs. Their primary retailer is BestBuy. Insignia Smart TVs run on Amazon’s Fire operating system, which is why it comes with those great streaming apps already installed.  

Since Insignia Smart TVs are technically Amazon products, they can be used with the Amazon Home series. That means you can utilize Alexa voice commands, and your TV can also be connected through Amazon’s Echo and Dot devices as well.  

Congratulations! By this point, your TV’s model information should be right before your eyes!  

What do the Model Numbers Mean on an Insignia TV?

Insignia TV model numbers generally start with “NS.”  Some sample models are listed below:

The first two digits indicate the screen size, which starts at 19” and goes up to 75”. The “F,” when present, indicates that it is a “Fire TV,” meaning that it’s a Smart TV.  Screen resolutions typically range from 720p, 1080p, and 4K UHD.  Most models are both LED-lit and HD (high-definition). 

Why Would You Need the Model Number?

Have trouble with or lose your remote? One common reason to need your Insignia TV’s model number is if you need to replace your remote. Depending on your Insignia’s operating system, different models will have different compatible remotes. Insignia TVs are also compatible with universal remotes. Insignia even offers a phone app that acts as a remote.

Another reason you’ll need to know the model number is to register your Insignia TV with the warranty program. Insignia TVs come with a warranty similar to most other popular TVs out there. Further, you’ll need the model number if you’re looking to replace certain parts of the TV.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, this article helped you to confirm what kind of Insignia TV you have.  Remember, the simplest method to determine this is to find that TV label.  However, you can check either check the paperwork that came with your TV or use the TV’s Menu to find the System Info (and model number) on the TV itself.  If it starts with “NS,” that means you’ve found it.  
If you happen to lose the manual, there are many websites online that provide these free of charge. If you’re still stuck, don’t hesitate to reach out to Insignia’s Customer Service Team.

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