Originally Posted by SLCPunk
Just wanted to see how many people were experiencing buzzing with their GT50s and whether having (hearing) the buzzing was age related.
Age has nothing to do with it. I can hear better than a lot of people that are half my age. People of any age can have poor hearing or good hearing.
If you want to take a buzzing poll, forget about age and instead ask if any buzzing can be heard at various distances starting from say 4 feet to maybe 15 feet. Since this poll doesn't take distance into account, any yes or no answers are pretty useless because you don't know the distance they are from their TVs.
Also ask if the buzzing is coming from a defective or cracked power supply, or coming from a bad coil on one of the video boards, or coming from the front/center of the plasma panel itself. These are the three main causes of buzzing on a Plasma and they all cause their own particular type of buzz.
The bottom line is if you can hear it beyond about 4 feet, the TV is defective and needs to be repaired or replaced. My friend's ST50 started buzzing out of nowhere after several months of silence and a defective board was replaced under warranty in 15 minutes start to finish in his living room. He didn't ask what kind of board was replaced though, but it's the one that's in the upper right corner when looking at the rear of the TV. The TV is now silent beyond a few feet (as it should be, and as it was for the first few months).Edited by RandyWalters - 11/29/12 at 6:31am