Originally Posted by JukeBox360
Move to LED. Sets aren't meant to take slides. Let alone a white slide to check for anything. Let alone buzz. Move to led and be done with it.
As for your stand. Wal mounting is the best and easier solution. I don't know what anyone wouldn't wall mount a set. It's not like people don't place their tv directly infront of a wall to begin with
. So mount it right where it is. Height and all. Use the stand for your components. Wall mounts can be super cheap and save space. Plus it just makes everything look that much better.
Speak for yourself. This television is in 10x20 media room with a sliding accordion wall on one 20' side, a media closet on one 10' side, a window on the other 10' side and putting it on the other 20' side is impossible because there is no way to arrange the furniture so I could sit in front of the TV. Trust me, I would rather have it on the wall but there are literally 2 walls in my entire 1200 sq ft condo that could be used to mount a 60" TV, one of them already has a TV mounted on it and the other has my bed up against it. I don't even have a wall I could put a TV stand up against. The entire place is open with windows and walls that jut out unevenly. I am putting this TV in this room because I can control the light, the window has a dark shade and the sliding wall can be closed to seal it off from the rest of the place.
I have the stand 18" out from in front of the media closet. The TV is about 30" away from the closet on the stand and 8' away from the seating and the closet itself is black to provide a fairly nice backdrop. I have no problems with where the TV is. Regardless, I highly doubt it being on the stand is the cause of the buzzing or that mounting it on a wall would all of a sudden cure the problem.
I don't want an LED, I tried it, it was inferior in every possible way to this TV. Not sure why that is the recommendation. I'm not some rookie at this coming here begging for help on what TV to buy, every TV I have owned in the last 7 years has been a plasma. I strayed and tried an LED for 20 days before taking it back because of pathetic uniformity issues and the fact that it couldn't handle motion. Why would I want an LED?
It has nothing to do with the slides either, I did not run slides for "break-in" nor do I have any interest in wasting a week doing so. A TV is meant for watching, not lighting up a room with colors. I put the slides on USB to check for any problems with the screen when it was delivered, pixel problems, cracks I may have missed, etc. Hadn't touched them since. I noticed the buzzing during the first real world content I displayed on the TV after I put it on the stand, with the sound on. I verified it with a blu-ray I knew to have quick cuts between bright and dark and could still hear it with the sound at 20 and those weren't even quiet scenes. The slides were used to confirm it and determine just how dark it has to get before it stops, I could still hear buzzing on the darkest gray slide. That's how bad it was.
Originally Posted by sheshechic
If this happened to me I would try loosening the mounting screws (one or two threads) on the back of the tv, just to see if that has any impact on the buzz.
That was my first thought as well since it happened right after I tightened everything a second time. Went back, loosened all the screws but still have intense buzzing. It isn't even just one "white" screens, it is pretty loud on just about any bright screen including the red and green test slides and any "outdoor" daylight scene in a show or movie.
Oh well, disappointing but Amazon is going to ship a replacement out and take this one away next week so we'll see what happens. Hopefully that one is solid. I was perfectly fine with the little buzzing I had with it on the floor in the center of the room, my cable box and PS3 both drowned it out on even the brightest of scenes and any sound washed it out completely. This new buzz was overwhelming and seemed to come from all parts of the TV, left, right and center.