Originally Posted by Nambit
I gotta admit, I'm disappointed with the fact that quite a few folks are still experiencing buzz, whether it's in the tech or not.
Please understand where I'm coming from: I watched the Russ Johnston videos over and over again last year
(after I left the LCD realm) and he talked about how Pioneer re-engineered their plasmas from the bottom-up.
They wanted to improve everything, including the sound. Further, I read the elite series of plasmas go under
stringent scrutiny before they are released. I was so impressed with all the stuff, I spent over $8K for a 150
last year and waited an eternity for it to arrive. When it did, I was disappointed to have a panel that buzzed
really really loud, and it had lots of streaks all over it. Folks can read posts like optivity and such and think
he's being a bit negative, but imagine a guy like myself, or even Chadmak09 who is so incredibly excited for a
panel, only to be horribly disappointed in one way or another when it arrives. In my case, I sacrificed a 52 inch
LCD TV and waited 6 months for a new one (I caved and bought a 37 inch to watch in that period) only to be sorely
disappointed. I am actually more disapointed with the streaks than the buzzing, but still, I think folks have to
question the QC from time to time. I know I have every right since my streaks should *NEVER* have passed QC...
especially on the company's flagship 'Elite' TV which has stringent QC measures. Sorry, but as of now, I believe
there is *NO* distinction between elite and non-elite when it comes to QC.
Further, Russ Johnston's videos echoed how Pioneer strived to perfect each element of the TV, which includes sound.
If they worked so hard on the audio aspect of the TV, then why did they not consider reducing panel buzz if it was
inherent, as it *DOES* interfere with the sound. Yes, mine buzzed loud enough that you can hear it while watching
regular TV content with the sound at a relatively medium level.
Sigh... folks just can't understand how disheartening go from the king of one technology (Sharp/LCD) to another
(Pioneer/Plasma) and have the same nasty bug of QC issues follow you.