Originally Posted by realeyz
I talked to a guy in a local TV shop today that sells the 7000 and he said the buzzing issue has been fixed and newer builds shouldn't be buzzing. He also said that the fix is a simple part (some kind of rubber bushing or something) that mistakenly got left off many of the earlier sets. Apparently it's an easy fix for any local samsung authorized shop.
Don't know if this is true - he may just have been blowing smoke to try and sell me. He also said basically the same thing with the peeling issue and that he has only seen 2 come back for this. I didn't get any more detailed with it than that.
More like blowing smoke to me... I have a 59D7000, July Build and my set has a buzzing issue beyond 20 ft. I can hear it over TV sound at even with volume turned up at 14.. what is strange is that I can hear the buzz more sitting on the couch about 10ft within the front left side of the TV, moving to to the right you can barely hear the buzz. Buzz is audible all the way to a breakfast nook area behind the family room beyond 20ft. (more aligned towards the left side of the TV)
Originally Posted by LCD
i'm fairly certain that plasma buzz is what you're hearing. all plasmas buzz to a certain degree and the sound is very directional. different people have different sensitivities to it. i also have a pn59d7000 and the buzzing bothers me also even though it is not very loud. of course, my wife, kids and four different friends hearing nothing objectionable, even when i mute everything. my seating area is about 5.5 feet away from the tv.
i believe that my tv is perfectly within spec and as good as it gets in terms of lack of manufacturing defects (no screen filter peeling, dead pixels, etc.), which is why i'm reluctant to do the whole exchange thing. i doubt that i would get a quieter unit back, although i suppose it might be possible. instead i've arranged for a return while i figure out what to do next.
if this tv could get a little brighter (inherent plasma weakness) and was as quiet as an lcd, i would personally consider it "perfect". as it is, i am still very conflicted about returning it because it really is a fabulous set.
best of luck on your exchange!
I'm the same predicament, besides the buzzing (as mentioned above) the PQ is fantastic, no other issues.. no peeling, don't notice fBr issues, black bars are solid and inky black... saw an issue watching Netflix the other day where the content which PQ was good but, suddenly drops off, just turns black for a couple of secs and back, this happened many times during the movie, I think it may be a Netflix issue though than the TV.
I also noticed I lost settings control while on Netflix cant change picture modes or even pressing info on the remote.
I may be following Chrishman's lead soon here, hoping I get a non buzzer like other lucky people here have.