Originally Posted by M7C
...FWIW I'm going back to BB tomorrow with my flash drive and hopefully get some alone time with their GT/VT50 models. When I listened the first time, the content playing was relatively dark.
With a white slide I was able to hear the buzzing pretty well on the 65VT50. I couldn't find the remote for the 50GT50 & couldn't figure out how to pull up the USB drive w/o it. It was playing a Tivo demo and I could hear a bit of noise during the brighter portions of that.
Here's a little test I did to satisfy my OCD...
Not having a copy of Fargo, I went home and made the house as quiet as I could. Turned off all fans, HVAC, 8300HD DVR ,etc. I pulled up "Encounters at The End of The World" on Viera Netflix. TV on mute. About 5 minutes into it, things get very white. I had no problem hearing the noise in complete silence, 8 feet away.
After bringing up the volume a bit I could still hear it but not as well.
Booted up the 8300HD which tends to make it's own little noises at random. I could still hear the buzzing but it was starting to become "background noise" at this point.
Turned on the Central Air and fan in the back room. By this point the noise could still be heard during the snowy scenes but I had to listen hard.
Waiting to hear how ATC7's swap goes but I'm still inclined to think this is normal. I'm wondering if the folks who say their TV is absolutely silent went through the steps above, would they come up with similar results? Again I know the phrase quiet room
means different things to different people. And without the results from a recent hearing test in hand most of us don't have a clear understanding of how good our hearing is. Which makes all this pretty unscientific, no doubt.