Originally Posted by Skeenatron
Of course now that you guys have started praising the new 2010 3D Plasma I start second guessing my decision to buy the LCD, but the first page I looked at after searching PN50C7000 was this http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1241887
. This guys seems to be describing the exact same buzz I had in my B860 and what I heard on the floor model C7000. So who knows.
Very understandable after reading that one review, but of course it's important to note that he describes himself as a passionate newbie, and then goes on to describe his extremely high, and in my opinion unrealistic expectations, watching everything in 3D, big side lit windows etc.
As far as the buzzing goes, it sounds like he was watching in "Torch Mode" which runs the TV with the brightness and contrast levels pretty much all the way up, which will tend to exaggerate any problem the TV might have, including buzzing louder and making it run hotter than normal.
I think it's important when investing in something like this to spend some time looking into the technology and finding out what it's strengths and weaknesses are, especially when spending this kind of money.
Plasma TVs have many good points, but in order to get the full benefit it's important to understand their limitations as well, and, there might be times when an LCD would be preferable. It's also important to understand that it can take a bit of time to break-in and tweak a new plasma TV to get the most out of it.
As far as the 3D goes........ I think it's kind of a bonus technology at this point, and folks who think they are going to be able to watch "everything" in 3D on their new TV are probably going to be a bit disappointed.
This whole 3D TV thing is new, and interesting..... and for those brave enough to test the waters, and keep their expectations realistic, it should be a lot of fun.
As far as the PN50C7000/8000 goes, it's really to early to for any kind of verdict, so keep reading, asking questions, and enjoying the ride!