Originally Posted by dlplover
So basically you're confirming what I said about leaving it on for extended periods at high settings causing the buzz. Obv. varies some from set to set and I'm not saying to not do break-in, I'm saying that you should stagger it over an extended period to give it time to rest (maybe 2 weeks instead of 1 week). I know hard for the fidgety who want to play with their very expensive new toy.
For curiousity what brightness/contrast/etc... do you generally use? Also which model is it? I have the impression you probably have the 5020/6020 since those are supposed to have it much worse than the m/sig elite series.
Not exactly confirming, while the buzz gets louder during movie watching and the tv gets very hot (I need to use the ac to overcome this) if I turn the tv off and come back a few days later even if the tv is cold the milisecond I switch it on the buzzing is there, quite loud. I swear I never heard the fans run. If I get my head behind the panel I can hear the typical electrical humming/noise but none of it is heard when in front of the panel just the buzz and that up to 30ft (I have a wall there so can't get further back).
Brightness/contrast don't bother I have tried every setting listening for the buzz and only the Power Save Mode 2 works (up to a point ofcourse). For the record I use the default settings of 0/40. First thing I changed was Enhancer Mode, I set to 1 from 2 as 2 is blurry. Also Film Mode to Advance. Sharpness -15, DRE to Mid (I like a bit of extra punch), all others to OFF. That's it I think off the top of my head.
I have an 8g pro-110fd, I only post in the 9g buzz thread as the 8g one is dead. After auditioning several kuros for 7g to 9g I can tell you they all buzz some more than others so it is irrelevant to what exact set you have. The 8g was my first plasma (& last) and I was let to believe that all plasmas buzz but after auditioning a few panny plasmas those buggers where quiet as a mouse, colours were better (not black), had a clearer/smoother image and they were very cool running, good thing I hated the looks and remote.
If it weren't for the buzz I could live with this tv for ever, it has many shortcomings but these are livable, the buzz is not for me unfortunately.
P.S. don't bother looking in the Service and or Integrator Menu, nothing there which eliminates the buzz, already checked
I also tried tapping the bezel/screen and bending the frame but got scared I break something. Still buzzes.
EDIT: I've recorded a ~2min clip with my phone switching the tv several times on/off, switching channels, switching between Energy Mode 2 and Off and running the build in White Bar Test (sorry I forgot the name). I came over here transfered the file and played the video. You can hear all sorts of sounds (pc fan in another room/button presses/cars driving past/ambient noise/etc.) but NO BUZZ
That was the loudest sound in the room. My phone is totally oblivious to it (I've cranked my speakers as far as they would go). How can I make my hearing the same as the phones
I'll get a pc mic and record on the pc tomorrow.