Several weeks ago I started hearing a solitary "BEEP" in my TV area. I replaced batteries in my smoke alarm, remote (getting desperate), searched the area for noise makers (kids are jokers), and finally it stopped.
A week or so ago, I started hearing a static like "POP" in the same area, which became more frequent as I left the TV on. Yesterday I determined that it was coming from the Samsung's speakers. Now, I never use those speakers and have the volume all the way down as I have a surround sound system.
I went into the menu, looked everything over, and ended up going into the Equalizer menu and putting all of the sliders to the bottom. POP solved, insofar as I couldn't hear it any more unless I kneeled directly in font of the speakers.
However, the BEEP has returned. Mostly occasional, yet sometimes it is so frequent as to sound like Morse code. 15 minutes ago, I Muted the sound on my set, and haven't heard it since. Yet their is an annoying "Mute" icon constantly on my screen.
All things considered, I would rather fix the problem than use the workarounds. Any suggestions?