Originally Posted by hoehne
Regarding the buzz.
My environment doesn't have to be dead silent. The dishwasher, clothes washer (8 feet behind me in the laundry room), refrigerator, and furnace can all be running, audio system at normal volume with dialogue, and I can still hear the buzz on all five displays I have tried.
I am sitting about 10 feet away. The buzz can definitely be louder with bright white images, but during mornal viewing of normal content light and dark, it is still noticeable.
I have it in standard power mode and my hearing "OK", not great.
I would be OK with the buzz provided it didn't show it's ugly head during anything I watch.
Is there anyone who has been able to swap a buzzing display for a non buzzing? I am now believing that those who say it doesn't buzz simply don't have hearing to notice it.
Hello Hoehne... Sorry about your issues, I find this extremely strange (and a bit fascinating though!). You say you have "OK" hearing, but can hear the buzz over normal program dialog on five 141s, even with some background noises in the room, correct? (By the way, Ken, I was indeed talking about dB sensitivity when I said "good hearing", I have edited my original post).
To me, when compared to all of the reports (and my observations on two 141s) that state that the buzz is drowned out, this means that there is "something" in your environment, or your hearing is wayyyyyy better than you think!
Reading your posts, I see that you have tried two rooms, drapes behind the monitors, you have a power conditioner, and pretty much done all the damned things you can think and spent a lot of time on this, but just in case, here's my attempt on it:
First, have you tried plugging directly into the wall and skip the monster conditionner, as another poster suggested in the past?
Also, how many other components do you have connected to the display? Have you tried connecting just a single source? The ideal set-up I could think of would be a laptop running on its battery, connected to any single input of the display (yes, even composite would do) and running the break-in images, with the display connected directly into the wall, or maybe even on a different circuit, using an extension cord. Heck, let's try an extension cord from your neighbor's house!
I know that many have stated that power conditioner or trying the kuro on an independant circuit did not change the buzz, but that would hold true for "regular" buzz. If what we have here is something in the environment, then I feel these things are worth trying, if you have not done so already...
I don't suppose you had any luck listening to a 141 at another house, or in a store?