Originally Posted by bucd
There is buzzing, but this being my first plasma TV and hearing that all plasma having a slight buzzing sound, i'm not sure how it compares to last year's model if it's more or less.
Please provide your basic subjective experience FWIW.
The buzzing was a deal breaker for many here on the 8G's.
The buzzing did not bother most people, or was not present at a noticeable level on most units it seems, but the number of people who it did impact the viewing experience was not insignificant.
There will be some noise out of back of set. Nobody really cares about this.
This is not really what the problem is.
Then there may be some hum/buzzing out of the front panel. This is what bothered some people in some environments.
For most people it was directional (you could only really hear it if you sat at eye level in front of set). It could be heard up to 15 feet or so for most people in a quiet room.
For some people (me) it was diffuse as well as directional. I could hear it as the picture brightness changed from over 20 feet away anywhere in the room.
As for how loud is an issue-this is obviously subjective.
I could hear it pretty easily if the volume was low and there was not other ambient noise present (heater or AC). For example, if watching a newscast at low volume or any source at no volume, it could be heard by everyone who came to my house without any real effort.
If the volume was turned up in any source, though, it was not really audible.
Thanks for your input.
My first reaction to you acknowledging that there is buzzing is that it is the same as the 8G's. Likely not an issue for most people.