Originally Posted by mfb
I have been away from the thread for about a week. How are we doing on panel buzz?
I have noticed a pretty decent buzz with mine. Yes, going to power save 1 does help but I don't want to compromise the PQ.
I didn't notice this much noise when I was running thru the breakin process.
Should the buzz increase or decrease (or neither) as we add more hours to the set?
Yeah, my 600m buzzes. The volume of buzz depends on what's on the screen. Brighter scenes with lots of contrast seem to buzz more. And as someone else mentioned, the buzz is directional (ie. it's loudest when the panel is pointed directly at you).
Just guessing here, but I wouldn't think the buzzing would increase or decrease based on the age of the set. The only thing I've heard that can affect buzzing is elevation (the higher the elevation, the louder the buzz -- and I'm at 4500 ft).
The buzz bothered me when I first got my 600m, but I don't think about it much any more. I also leave my set on Power Save mode 2 which attenuates the buzzing quite a bit. Occasionally, I'll flip back to Standard (Power Save off) just to see how the picture changes. More often than not, the picture looks identical. Sometimes it's a bit brighter with power save off, but it's not significant enough for me to worry about. And if I want more brightness/pop, I just switch from Pure to Standard picture mode.
For me, buying a Kuro is kind of like buying a new car. In the beginning, you stress over every tiny detail and every perceived flaw -- no matter how small. You spend the first couple of months washing your car every other day lest it get a spot on it. But after a while, you settle down and just enjoy it for what it is. That's where I'm at with my Kuro. Just enjoying it for what it is -- a sweet display.
Contrary to what some people suggest, a Kuro won't change your life (unless you lead a pretty limited life). But if you enjoy film and (quality) television, it WILL make that part of your life a heck of a lot more enjoyable.
Anyway, sorry for waxing philosophical... It's late, Roberto go leepy now