Originally Posted by RAVEN56706
im so on the fence of getting a plasma over an LCD but buzzing sounds might be the dealbreaker... sucks...
sucks that these tv's with great picture and all have a buzzing sound that comes with it
Since 2007, I have purchased 3 panasonic plasmas, all of which I am still enjoying: a pz700, a gt25, and a gt30, and here is the statistic you might be interested in:
I haven't heard one single buzz from any of them, not from 10 feet away, and not from 1 foot away. And yet according to all the hearing tests available through modern state-of-the-art medicine, my hearing is 100% intact and unimpaired.
I do not discount the fact that there might be some "buzzers" out there, but they are clearly an exception, especially those that buzz loudly enough to draw the attention of the viewer...
I'm familiar with the line: "All plasmas buzz." Now if that is a scientifically verifiable fact, then it means that any possible buzzing on my 3 sets is not even noticeable, and honestly, I haven't gone looking for any... Why should I?
Long story short: AVS is a wonderful place to learn a ton of useful "techie-stuff" about tvs and other electronic machines, and to get a lot of invaluable trouble shooting tips on them... One downside to frequenting this site is that one can very easily become a "techie-hypochondriac" if they do not take some of the things they hear with some perspective...
If you're planning on getting a GT50, don't make a mountain out of a little "buzz." If you're unlucky enough to get a "buzzer" the first time around, you can easily exchange it for a "non-buzzer," nice & easy, problem solved!
At any rate, I'd say there is more than a 90% chance that you won't get a buzzer... And I say those are some pretty good odds.