Well after eyeballing televisions for a while I finally bought one with the sweet amazon deal from last week. I set it up today and the picture quality is just amazing. I just set it on THX and watch my favorite parts of The Dark Knight, which I've seen about 6 times in its entirety now.
Anyways, I decided to hook up my laptop and as soon as I hooked it up I got a very distinct buzzing sound. It's an electrical buzzing sound, the type you might have heard in those big electrical transformers on electrical lines.
When I hooked it up I think the resolution was 800x600. I looked at the manual and it said the highest supported resolution was 1200x768, so I set it to that. I've heard you can damage the television by not using proper resolutions and such so I got a bit scared because of the buzzing sound coming through. What is everyone else's experience in this manner? Should I be worried about damaging my set by hooking up my pc to it? I noticed that I also had the option to set the television set to 1280x800 but was a bit afraid to do that since it wasn't listed in the manual and I've heard setting resolutions outside of the range of your television can damage it.
I've heard some people complain of a buzzing sound from the set so I started to pay a bit more attention. I hooked up a blu-ray player again and listened in silence. You can definitely hear the fans whirring and there is a definite buzzing sound as well. This buzzing sound increases when you hit the menu button.
You have to listen in a silent room though because its not too loud, when you hook up a pc though, thats pretty audible. Neither of these are deal breakers for me but I just thought I'd report my experience since this is something that concerns some people.
On a bit of a side note, I just got a Samsung 23" monitor which some people have complained of a "buzzing" sound. Mine has a buzzing sound, its not very loud though. My guess is that these sets experience this, but you need to listen in a silent room and be right next to the set. The fans on the television are definitely audible but they emit a gentle whirring sound and I didn't realize the fans were on till I turned off the television. Now when I turn the television on I can hear the fans because I'm conscious of it. It's nothing I'll be able to hear when I have my wireless headphones on though.
6 feet away from a 42" set and the experience is quiet cinematic.