Originally Posted by Mac13
BUT, I just got my 500M attached to a stand and have placed it on my entertainment stand and I have noticed that I still don't really hear the buzz from the panel but I hear a really high pitched whine (not really the best word but I think you get my point). It is the high pitched noise you can sometimes hear from electronics. The panel buzz on my 5020 was always drowned out by the sound from the speakers but this high pitched whine is audible even above the speaker sound. Now I have only had it in place for a couple days, but after watching a couple of movies it seems like once the movie is done I don't really hear the whine. Maybe it only does that for the first little while while the TV is on or maybe my ears just get used to it.
Please let me know if anyone else has had this problem or what it is or if it even is a problem. I was also wondering if it might go away since it seems like it goes away after the panel is on for a while. Thanks!
Mine has that high-pitched whine as well. Since the frequency of the whine is much higher than the buzzing, logically it seems to be more directional. Mine sits on a TV stand, and it's easy to notice the whine off to the side when I walk by the monitor as I travel from the living room to the kitchen. But when I actually sit down several feet away in front of the monitor, it is much less noticeable and not very bothersome at all.
If all I sought to do was find fault with the display, I suppose I could allow myself to become attuned to the frequency of the whine, and then fixate on it in an obsessive fashion. In other words, if my sole goal in life was to hear that whine, I suppose I could force myself to hear it all the time.
But usually I totally tune it out, and it is not noticeable from my seating distance in front of the monitor. I am only reminded of it sometimes when I walk up very close to the display when it is on, or sometimes if it is quiet in the room and I walk by to the side of it.