Originally Posted by speeddmon
Well I've got mine set up and everything and it is definitely a buzzer. I don't know if I'm taking it back or not. Hopefully it'll become white noise to me soon and I won't have to worry about it. Other than that everything is fine. Broke a screw off in one of the stand holes trying to get it in, so going to call samsung about that for sure. It's ridiculous putting it together. The 4 screws on the back of tv aren't all the way in either, I just gave up. I guess I'll just look for a tv stand that has the hanging adapter attached to it. I did the settings like Letthal has and was wondering if you use those settings for regular tv viewing as well as gaming and movie setting? Or do you use different settings for regular tv.
Just got mine yesterday, the PN42C450, from Sears. Great price, BTW, let's all remember what prices for this technology used to be just a couple years ago! Anyways, I digress. I spent months looking for a quality set for the bedroom, knowing I didn't want to have the latest/greatest, but also wanted good quality. The room is fairly light-controlled, although some light definitely filters in through the blinds. Viewing angle and night-time viewing quality were my biggest needs, so I went with plasma over LCD. LED just too pricey right now to justify IMHO.
My biggest concerns were the buzzing and screen reflectivity. I would say there definitely is a "hum", but not the coarse "buzz" that I've read about and seen with my friend's B550. It's worse directly in front of the screen. I have the cell light at 8, contrast 70, brightness 50, and still can hear it when muted. But it quickly disappears if off angle by even 10 degrees, and isn't noticeable at normal audio volumes from the set. I'd say that if I didn't consciously know about the humming/buzzing beforehand, chances are low I would even notice today.
As for the reflectivity, I think it's VERY reflective screen, comparable to my 27" iMac. Kind of annoying, but only during the daytime, which doesn't matter to me as I'm not watching bedroom tv during the day. On the good side though, I don't sense the black levels dropping off significantly with lights on in the room (to my eye anyways). Of course, I'm coming from a 50" DLP, so anything would impress me in this regard!
Can't speak to IR, as I do very little gaming. Did play TW2009 (he's a stud) for a few hours, without any problem.
Thanks for the settings everybody, they made the picture go from blah to great!