This morning, Amazon and Best Buy announced new Fire TVs on Best Buy’s Insignia line. The new Insignia F50 line starts at $599 for a 50-inch. Which does mean that the price is going up, but there is good reason for that.
Firstly, the design on the new Insignia F50 series is much improved over the predecessor. These are TVs that you’re actually going to want in your home. Previously, Insignia TVs were pretty cheap looking. After all, that is Best Buy’s store brand. There’s slimmer bezels this time around, which help with the design too.
There is built-in Dolby Vision HDR support here, giving you some incredible looking pictures from this panel. As well as DTS Virtual-X audio for the built-in speakers. Meaning those built-in speakers are actually going to sound halfway decent. Surprisingly, there’s no Dolby Atmos support here, though that is likely due to keeping the costs down here. As the licensing for Atmos can be pretty pricey.
When can I get this new Fire TV?
The Insignia F50 series Fire TVs are going to be available later this summer. Amazon nor Best Buy has given us a firm date as to when, but seeing as there’s only about a month left of summer, it’s going to be rather soon. They’ll be available to buy from both Amazon and Best Buy.
These TVs will range in sizes from 50 to 70-inches. With the 50-inch model starting at $599. Amazon nor Best Buy has released pricing for the other sizes just yet.
These are still rather inexpensive TVs for what they are. But if you are looking for a TV to take full use of the features in the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, then you’re going to want to look elsewhere. And also spend a bit more on a new TV – likely at least a grand.