Originally Posted by k0rn
@Andy: to get the hours, you need to hook up your KRP-500 to the ethernet and access the KRP's webserver using a webbroweser. I read that on a FAQ, if you're stuck or can't find it, I'll dig it up. Let me know. There is no way to do this without the ethernet connection, just with a special service remote control. The usual tricks that applied to the 5090 model DO NOT WORK anymore.
Hi again kOrn!
I'm back at work now and I can't say I have very positive or revolutionary news from yesterday...
First of all - changing the hdmi input from 3 to 4 (ps3) didn't do any good.
After that was confirmed I got ready at my sweetspot with some crisps and a bottle of ice cold coke and started watching the movie "Watchmen Directors Cut".
This movie was of course not the best one to test for panel buzz because of it's loud actionscenes most of the time, but on the other hand it had lots of dark scenes (which is supposed to enhance the buzzing).
I can't say the buzzing annoyed me (too) much, but then again it was a "loud" movie.
After the movie was done I put on the video pattern to wash the screen. The usual loud buzzing from this test mode also seemed a bit more quiet at that moment.
Anyway, today before going to work the late shift, I had the tv on for 2-3 hours and the buzz was back! It is clearly prominent when wathching for example talk shows with no music or other noisY effects (just conversation).
And as stated before, When switching between power save mode "off" and "2" I can clearly hear a big difference where the off mode is a lot louder than mode 2 -> but still the buzz is coming and going in different tones and it is definetely not a constant buzzing in one uniform tone... Is this how you also preceive it kOrn? I have a feeling that people who DON'T seem annoyed by the buzz problem is describing their buzz like one single lower scale tone which is constant rather than a fluctuating tone.
*** Conclusion so far ***
My living room is quite small (and veeery quiet), I sit quite close to the tv and I have a solid wall just behind the sofa.... These factors makes me think that maybe my room settings is not ideal for the size (and buzz) of this tv.
Taking this into account, I guess I will just have to live with it or get another tv.
The guy I bought the tv from at a local electronics shop, is a friend of a friend and he also have the KRP-500A. I think I will ask him to drop by my apartment and give his opinion on the buzzing. If he thinks it's normal I will just have to figure out if I can live with it or not - if not I will sell the tv ;-)
If he thinks it's too loud, I will call Pioneer and ask the to check it out. If they think it's too loud, I guess they also will try to fix it. If they don't think it's too loud, I will either keep it or sell it...
So, I guess that's the end of my investigation so far :-D