Hi All, I just purchased a refurbished TC-50PS64 from Costco and I've got a few questions for you other S64 owners:
1) I've noticed a buzzing sound emanating from the back of the TV whenever it's on. It's not loud enough to hear when something is playing, but definitely loud enough to hear when nothing is on (and the room is quiet). Is this normal?
2) I tried checking the hours on the TV by going to Menu --> Help --> Version --> Status4 and it says C0220-00000. Does that mean the display has only been on for 220 hours?
3) This may sound like a stupid question, but when I pause a program and look at the TV closely enough to see the individual pixels, I notice that they aren't static. Rather, they seem to constantly be changing color slightly, almost like there's noise going through each pixel. Is this normal? I'm used to looking at LCD displays very closely (laptop display, phone screen, etc) and the pixels on those seem to be completely static when the image is static, but obviously since the TV is plasma, which is totally different technology, maybe that shouldn't apply. But I just wanted to make sure.
So far the picture looks great from a normal viewing distance, but I've had the TV for only a couple of hours so I definitely can't do a full review yet. Any responses to my questions would be greatly appreciated though!
Not sure about your second and third questions but in respect to the buzzing; does the buzzing occur during the entire tv viewing experience or only for the first minute or two when you first turn on the TV while it's warming up? I ask because I have an 55" ST50 (it's about 1.5 years old) that buzzes quite noticeably when I turn the tv on but then, after the first minute, the buzzing dies down to the point where I can't hear it at all. Also, if you tone down your contrast and/or brightness levels, that might help to reduce the buzzing somewhat. (I also recently bought a 65" S64 but have yet to take it out of the box so I can't report on the buzzing for that TV yet.)