Originally Posted by jmilacek
I am also having totally unacceptable buzzing problems.
If I sit on my couch in the center of the screen, about 12 feet away, I hear extremely annoying buzz that I can distinguish over almost any show/movie/game unless the volume is way louder than I would ever normally use. Browsing SmartHub, or during anything quiet, the buzz is so loud and annoying that I will deliberately switch seats to one on the far left or right to avoid hearing it. If I stand up from my normal couch position, the buzz is completely gone. I can't hear it anywhere else in the room either. In fact, it is quieter when putting my head directly behind the TV than it is 12ft away on the couch.
Do you guys recommend exchanging this or should I give up on this unit and go with Panasonic plasma or LED? I really like this TV other than the buzzing, but it is becoming intolerable for me. All of my guests have heard it too when I told them where to sit.
The only other problem I have with this TV is some sort of flickering when there is a large region of white on the screen. This reminds of an old CRT monitor with the refresh rate set too low (which no one else ever seemed to notice); I can't really describe it, but I think people will know what I am talking about. None of the motion judder settings alleviate this.
You shoudl dump it like a hot rock, I just had to do that with a Panisonic ZT60, and it broke my heart to have to do it but it makes a woo-woo-woo fan noise that would have driven me crazt and 600 messages deep on this forum and guys are still trying to solve the problem. This is why I now have the Samasun F8500 and my, which I just got last weekend is dead quiet, you literally have to put your ear within an incude of the back of the panel to hear the normal Plasma power buzz, but one step in front and it is gone, it is about the same as my old 50" pani.
As to what you should do, if you are at all like my you will never get used to and regret not returning it far more than any momentary regret you feel right now, I would be just like the die hards on the Pani "refridgerator" Fan noise thread and trying everything under the sun and then some, who needs that when you drop 3 or 4 grand on a TV, that sucker should be perfect or darn close to it.
Makes me a little angry they they are all just letting Panasonic walk all over them, stuffing the unit with a bucks worth of foam tape and asking them to eat the difference. Had everyone who bought a noisy Pani ZT returned it, Panasonic would have fixed the problem and life would be good, accepting bad products hurts all customers and only benfits the makers.
Hit them where it hurts and never look back is my approach on high end products, I cut a lot of slack on cheap junk but we are not talking cheap junk here these are their flagship TV's why would anyone accept a buzz or a fan noise with this kind of expense...
My 2 cents worth.