Originally Posted by Ictusbrucks
they said they will get another one ordered and call me back today with details.
They knew beforehand that I was replacing the samsung due to buzz and they promised to work with me to find a set that works for me even if it means going through multiple TVs. As somebody else pointed out they still have a comfy profit margin on open-box items, especially since not all customers push for price matching etc.
But I will try powersave2... I was hoping to not have to rely on that but maybe I should just live with it. Unfortunately I'm not at home anymore but I wish I was
I'm not one to defend BB in any way, but you should really try to meet them halfway here, and not leave them with a bunch of open-box TVs unnecessarily. Let me explain.
I truly believe you could take virtually ANY
Pioneer 9G plasma, play a solid white image with Power Mode OFF, listen
for buzz, and hear it very easily from 12-15' away. This is an unnatural and unfair test.
You really need to set the panel up in its intended location, play normal content that you'd typically watch at the normal volumes you use, and sit in your expected seating location. Then, try the different Power Modes. While the buzz on a small number of panels is truly excessive (I know this....I had one once
), the vast majority will be effectively silent under these conditions in Power Mode 2. Many will be silent, depending on both the panel and your hearing sensitivity, with Power Mode OFF as well.