Insignia NS-24DF310NA19 Review

It sometimes seems like smart TVs cost too much. The only ones that are commonly advertised are the massive, super high-tech ones that cost a ton of money, and other than that, it feels like you’re stuck with outdated televisions.

Insignia NS-24DF310NA19

There didn’t really seem like a good middle point for people like college students and young adults who still want the newer tech, but without the massive, expensive displays. Luckily, the Insignia NS provides a good fit just for that.

Their 24 inch display is good enough for a bedroom or smaller apartment living room, but it’s not going to break the bank like a 50 inch display will. This also makes it easier to move around.

If you’re having to move between dorms or apartments every so often, you don’t want to be trying to lug around a giant TV. This TV is portable, while still providing a great display for you and your friends.

What really puts this TV over the edge is the integration of smart technology. You can get plenty of smaller, flat screen TVs from years ago, but none quite like this. This TV integrates the use of Amazon’s Fire TV service, which grants you access to all your favorite streaming platforms and other commonly used services.

It requires you to have an account with those services, but it’s still much better than watching it on your phone. One of the best features of Fire TV is that it allows you to customize the channels that you see when you start it up.

These channels aren’t like traditional TV channels – they’re more akin to apps. There are major ones like Netflix and Hulu, but there are also more specialized ones like HBO and Showtime that you might need in order to see some of your favorite content.

You can use all kinds of other apps, as well. For example, you can use the YouTube app that comes preinstalled to watch your favorite free online content with your friends at the press of a button. You can also connect your account to services like Spotify or Pandora in order to listen to your favorite music and put on your playlists for things like parties, hangouts, or for when you’re just hanging out around the house. This TV is a great option for someone who doesn’t want to break the bank, but does want some great smart features they can enjoy, too.


Televisions are always improving, and companies are always trying to get the edge on their competitors when it comes to making the best technology. Today, you can get some pretty crazy features on your TV, ranging from the software to the display hardware.

The new LG OLED55B8PUA Ultra HD Smart OLED TV is certainly no exception, with a wide array of improvements built into it to give you a fantastic television experience. One aspect of this TV that you’ll notice right off the bat is that it has Google Assistant preloaded into it, meaning that you’ll be able to have a hub for your smart devices right off the bat.

This also means that you’ll be able to control your TV through voice commands, without having to install some additional gadgets. Even if you’re not sure where your remote is, you can still turn it on and off, adjust the volume, change sources, and more with just your voice.

Physically, this TV is very impressive. It’s big in terms of screen size, but if you look at it from the side, it’s incredibly thin. With LG’s “ThinQ” technology, they’re able to construct a technically impressive TV without having it be bulky, meaning it’ll take up much less space than another TV would.

The display itself is also very impressive. One thing the display does very well is the use of OLED technology. This helps display black colors as more accurately black by lighting up each pixel individually.

Traditionally, an entire screen is backlit by one light, meaning that if you have a black color on screen, it really appears as a sort of dark grey, and even gives off light. With OLEDs, black pixels will turn off, meaning that they’re the most genuine black colors you can get on a TV.

Things like that might not seem significant just thinking about it, but on a display, it makes a huge difference in terms of color quality and contrast levels. Another thing this display gets right is that it uses something called high dynamic range, or HDR. This means that images of dark or very bright environments will appear much more clearly, and won’t suffer from a lack of detail in the dark or overexposure in the bright scenes. This balances everything out for a much more cohesive image, and one that is definitely better to look at.

Toshiba 43LF621U19 Review

Many TV brands have started to switch their focus from displaying cable to giving you methods of using all different kinds of streaming services. Without a smart TV, it can be a bit difficult to do this, because you’ll often need to directly connect a laptop to the TV and pull up each different streaming service manually.

With Toshiba’s 43LF621U19 new smart TV, you’ll be able to use the power of Amazon’s Fire TV to browse all of these services easily straight from the comfort of your couch. Fire TV aggregates all kinds of shows from different services, and as long as you have accounts registered with them and you’re logged in, you’ll be able to watch them instantly.

It can give you a catalogue containing shows from different services at the same time, meaning you don’t have to switch between different ones over and over again to try to find a show to watch.

In the event that you lose your remote, which happens to be a pretty common occurrence with TVs, you can still use the built-in Alexa voice control to navigate your TV.

Using simple voice commands, you can completely control the TV and the different services. This can also make it more convenient to search for shows, because typing it in using a remote can sometimes be a little time consuming.

The fact that Alexa is built into this TV means that you can actually do much, much more than just use it for watching entertainment. Any Alexa-enabled smart devices around your house can connect to the TV as a hub, and you’ll be able to use those same voice commands to control all kinds of devices around your house.

You can use it to turn the A/C on while sitting on the couch so that you don’t have to get up and go do it manually, for example. Given that your TV will always be connected to WiFi, it can do something that many other TVs can’t, which is downloading updates. If a new service comes out, your TV can update to include it as a new app, meaning you’ll always be up to date on the best services that have the shows and movies that you want to watch. This also helps with security, because it can get updates that make your connection more secure from the outside world.

Samsung UN50RU7100FXZA Review

TVs have come a long way from where they first started. Whether it’s the resolution, size, or features, just about everything about modern TVs is improved from where they once were.

They’re now able to do so much more than just show you television shows, thanks to advancements in smart technology. Samsung’s UN50RU7100FXZA new 50 inch 4K UHD Series 7 TV takes these advancements and pushes them to their limits.

The first thing to note about this TV is the resolution. It uses a 4K UHD display, meaning you’re going to have crystal clear definition as well as deeply defined colors and better contrast.

This resolution is as good as movie theaters, if not better in some cases. Any show you watch will appear in very high quality, especially newer shows that have been filmed in and support 4K resolutions.

This TV is impressive in size. At 50 inches, it dwarfs the TVs you might have seen 10 years ago. This size allows you to set it up in such a way that you can be sitting farther away and still see everything on screen just fine.

Sitting too close to any TV can cause eye strain, so by using a bigger one from farther back, you can save your eyesight and still allow you to see a complete picture. The most impressive part about this TV, though, is easily the amount of smart technology integration.

It’s what takes this TV a step beyond your average high resolution TV. First, you’ll see that it has integration from a lot of services. You can stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and more all straight from the TV. There are no extra devices required, just the TV itself.

With all of these services preloaded onto the TV, you just have to enter your account information for those various services, and you’ll be set to go. It even combines the catalogues from all these different platforms and combines them into one big guide, allowing you to see all the shows you can watch at the same time instead of switching around between apps.

Finally, this TV is compatible with other smart home devices such as Alexa and Google Home, meaning you can simply tell your device what show you want to watch, when to pause it, when to resume it, and so on. This makes browsing your shows a breeze.