No, my post was not intended for you alone.
It is my opinion, that you should only exchange the tv if you find it bothersome, it's your choice to live with it or not. I don't think that others should be encouraged to keep a tv with buzzing that bothers them, especially when it is not a "feature" of the make or model. Yes, there is a certain reasonableness that should be employed, however that reasonableness does not extend to hearing it under normal conditions- not for a Panasonic, maybe a Samsung, but not this year's Panasonic.
No you didn't exactly use the words "defective" or "untruthful" but your statements (and you are not alone) seem to imply as much.
BTW, I'd be interested in seeing the data that supports your "placebo effect" claim.
The buzzing seems to vary a lot from panel to panel. My 65VT50 is hanging on the living room wall. With only the solid white slide playing and no other noise or volume playing anywhere, both my GF and myself can only hear buzzing noise when we put our ears in the space between TV and wall.
Does it? Is there anything resembling evidence to back that up?
I'm not saying you're wrong. But I'm finding myself skeptical of this claim right now. I have a pretty good handle on when mine buzzes and how audible it is. I've given some consideration to exchanging it except that I'm fairly convinced that it's a waste of time. There's a huge placebo effect when people change out a TV. So I'm really curious if anyone has done anything to actually test whether there is any variance.
Now, none of what I said was meant to be an insult. I am simply asking that people stop challenging those who don't hear the buzz so that they can justify the buzz they own and choose to keep. Just as we believe those who claim that their tv buzzes, I think that those who don't have buzzer be given the same consideration. I'm sorry if there are people who have a negative reaction when I suggest that a person exchange the tv instead of trying to convince them to keep it. I won't buy a Samsung because the chances are great that I will receive a buzzer, and I suspect that there are some who by Panasonic for the very same reason. I'd like to keep it that way and he best way to do so is to send the buzzers back.
Lastly, I do believe that there may be a small portion of people whose ability to hear, or not hear, it is directly related to the individual's ability to experience the buzz under normal circumstances, but I don't think this element is very much different than those who experience phosphor trails.
It may be a good idea to take a step back like I had to do the other day. There is no big deal here. As substantiated by D-Nice not long ago: D-Nice Quote "Actually it is 100% correct. Every single plasma ever made buzzes. It is 100% inherent to the tech. Wheather or not you personally hear it would be dependent on your hearing capabilities and room size and acoustics." They all buzz. Some just may buzz far less than others. You seem to be lucky with one of the "far less" ones.
I happen to think mine is a very quiet one, but this morning I used the TV speakers instead of my AVR and had volume just loud enough to hear dialogue. I could hear the buzzing change pitch at every scene transition. I would normally never hear that but some people actually do listen with volume super low. ie... my mother. lol She would constantly hear buzzing on my set if she owned it.
Arguments about other peoples perseption of things never quite tend to go well as proven by this thread. Hand held up as a guilty party.
No big deal
Edited by TopperMcFly - 6/22/12 at 8:50am