Originally Posted by smurraybhm
I hope you enjoy your new 8500 and don't get a buzzer. No display is perfect, when its all said and done I think it comes down to the imperfections that you can live with while getting the enjoyment one deserves from their new display. Besides, have you ever known when some of us on AVS don't complain a little more than we should about something? Sure I have some noise from the fans, but in no way does it distract from the image my VT provides with help from DNice. Let us know how you like the 8500, another great option for 2013.
Thanks, I hope I do not get a buzzer either, but rest assured it will go back also. I traded up from a Panasonic TH-50PZ85U and it was just great for many years and the only reason I changed it was to get a bigger screen. If the PZ85 had any flaws they escaped my notice, no buzz, no dead pixels (that I know of), the fans, power supply and whatever else makes noise is unpreceivable, unlike to woo-woo-woo multi-pitch sound the VZ60 makes.
I am no fan (ugly pun) of Samsung, not for any direct reason, but my view of them has always been second tier, I have since learned they have earned a reasonable level of respect in the upper end market, I do hope this is not a mistake but there was no way I could live with that pani.
BTW -- I am not a regular here, I drop in to learn about things or to get help on issues and advice, have a lot of respect for the members here, I should have come here first but I had read cNet and several other respected review sites and there was no mention of this issue. As for the impact of this, I see nearly 300 messages spanning a lot of time of folks trying to resolve the issue suggesting to me that it is a legit issue. So I came in to this with nothing but great expectations, oh and when that picture came on I momentarily thought those expectations had been far exceeded, but then the fan noise jumped out.
I cranked fan noise into google and the first hit is here, due to Best Buy policy (no complaint) I did not have time to try the Panasonic fix, it was delivered 12 days after ordering it at my request so I had used all but 3 days, I spent 2 researhing it and it was the lead in to this thread that made my mind up, it says the pani fix does not fix it for everone, and even when it does, it just makes it less, not gone.
I get the Samsung tomorrow (Sat) between 2-4PM, Best Buy delivery, so I should have an updated late Sat or Sunday.