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Originally Posted by colnago View Post

Small world...I also bought my ZT in Oct, and have a 2nd on the way to connect to this:

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Nice!! Love the sound of my CJ Valve Amps & Preamp biggrin.gif

Bob
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Originally Posted by myared View Post

OK, so when I mute the sound of the music accompanying the slide preparation on my July built ZT60, I do hear a hum. Going behind the TV, I can hear the fans turning but very very faintly. The hum seems to be emanating from the center of the TV and not from the area where the fans are. The best I can describe the hum is like the sound a small office fridge makes. Is this hum the dreaded "fan noise" and if so, how much of it goes away with the foam fix applied? Thanks.

Does the sound mainly happen when the slides are bright white?
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Originally Posted by Cleveland Plasma View Post

That is a very busy room, looks great !

Thanks! It looks busier than it is in the photo. It's a pretty big room with a 9 foot ceiling. Been with my wife for almost 30 years so my answer to the WAF is "The system was around before you" eek.gif Kidding aside you can still "Keep your pair" and remain King but if the Queens happy then all's good in the kingdom wink.gif

Bob
Edited by mcjimsey - 1/5/14 at 11:01am
post #6094 of 11391
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Originally Posted by myared View Post

OK, so when I mute the sound of the music accompanying the slide preparation on my July built ZT60, I do hear a hum. Going behind the TV, I can hear the fans turning but very very faintly. The hum seems to be emanating from the center of the TV and not from the area where the fans are. The best I can describe the hum is like the sound a small office fridge makes. Is this hum the dreaded "fan noise" and if so, how much of it goes away with the foam fix applied? Thanks.
"Fridge noise" is a sure sign that it's air movement behind the panel caused by fans that are not dampened enough.
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Originally Posted by chillspace View Post

Does the sound mainly happen when the slides are bright white?

No, it's there even on the darker slides. There is a buzzing sound with lighter slides but that doesn't bother me as much as that constant hum does.
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

"Fridge noise" is a sure sign that it's air movement behind the panel caused by fans that are not dampened enough.

OK, how effective is the foam fix then; is it worth someone opening the brand new TV's cabinet?
post #6097 of 11391
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post


"Fridge noise" is a sure sign that it's air movement behind the panel caused by fans that are not dampened enough.

What do you mean by not dampened enough?

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Originally Posted by myared View Post

OK, how effective is the foam fix then; is it worth someone opening the brand new TV's cabinet?
Opinions vary, but 50% improvement seems to be a common perception for those who have it done (I have not yet).
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Originally Posted by tuckersvols View Post

What do you mean by not dampened enough?
Some have stated that adding neoprene washers to the screws that hold in the fans has helped to dampen the pulsations. This is in addition to the dampening that the surrounding foam provides.
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

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Some have stated that adding neoprene washers to the screws that hold in the fans has helped to dampen the pulsations...

Now that you mention it, the hum does seem to be pulsatile with its intensity cycling through quieter and louder phases... Again, is this the fan noise these sets are prone to?
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Yes...the noise involves the passage of air as much as it involves the fans (since the fans have been reported to be whisper quiet once the backside of the panel is removed).
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They are coming to install the foam on my July build thursday but I am debating about canceling it. It doesnt bother me. Like someone else said not sure I want some opening my tv if it does not bother me.

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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

Yes...the noise involves the passage of air as much as it involves the fans (since the fans have been reported to be whisper quiet once the backside of the panel is removed).

Yep, I can hardly hear the fans turn when I'm an inch away from them but can hear the hum from several feet away so what you're saying makes sense. As advised by others, I'll finish running the slides and then move the TV to its final location for regular viewing. If I can still hear the hum with regular programing, I'll contact Panasonic.
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To all regarding the Fan noise.

I got the fan noise fix on my VT60 and it did reduce the noise from the fans quite a bit on my set. In fact , I don't even really notice the fan noise anymore. Doesn't mean its not there, just that I'm not affected by it any longer.

I will say this though, I do notice the bright screen buzzing more. I'm pretty positive that the initial fan noise was drowning that out, and once I got the fix the buzzing became more apparent since the fan noise had diminished.

Overall, I am glad I got the fix.
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Speaking of contacting Panasonic for the fan noise fix, does one just call the regular toll free number or is there a specific number to use for this issue?
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Originally Posted by myared View Post

Speaking of contacting Panasonic for the fan noise fix, does one just call the regular toll free number or is there a specific number to use for this issue?


Below is a link to one of my posts where I have given my personal experience in regards to contacting Panasonic and getting the Fix.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1478361/panasonic-zt60-and-vt60-fan-fridge-noise-production-numbers/390#post_23858057
post #6106 of 11391
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Originally Posted by SwiftSweeper View Post

Correct, ZT only outputs stereo from its optical output when audio is routed through the tv from an external source.

My receiver does not have HDMI connections either. In my set up, I use an optical switch to plug in all my devices. The switch then connects to my receiver.

Can you please tell me what switch you are using?
post #6107 of 11391
Watched a few hours of tv today using THX bright mode and I just want to say the green push is HEAVILY evident on faces.


Whats up with this? Can it be fixed?
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Yes, with calibration.
post #6109 of 11391
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Originally Posted by music_to_my_ear View Post

Watched a few hours of tv today using THX bright mode and I just want to say the green push is HEAVILY evident on faces.


Whats up with this? Can it be fixed?
Maybe not in thx bright room, but with a calibration yes. Whether its your own or a pros. Everyone seems to have bright room green, even both my zts.
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Really impressed with how the black bars have no seam with the bezel. Everything but the picture is black as the void. Even had the bias light turned off.
Edited by Axxion - 1/5/14 at 4:50pm
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Originally Posted by guvadc View Post

Below is a link to one of my posts where I have given my personal experience in regards to contacting Panasonic and getting the Fix.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1478361/panasonic-zt60-and-vt60-fan-fridge-noise-production-numbers/390#post_23858057

Sounds like my experience so far. I'm up to where they told me they'd call back in 24-48 hrs. the first time and didn't.
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Originally Posted by Terebi View Post


Sounds like my experience so far. I'm up to where they told me they'd call back in 24-48 hrs. the first time and didn't.

 

I had a great experience. Took about 10 minutes total start to finish to set up the appointment.

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Originally Posted by Axxion View Post


Really impressed with how the black bars have no seam with the bezel. Everything but the picture is black as the void. Even had the bias light turned off.

KHHAAAANNNNN!!!!

We watched the same movie last night and tried the 3D glasses. One pair must have been left on because the battery was dead. I looked at the instructions to see if their was some trick to opening the battery compartment but I guess they didn't bother with that. (Good news - the 3D glasses are permitted for connection and use by the Nigerian Communications Commission). The nose piece came off reluctantly but the tabs holding it on broke when I tried to close it. Now I've got electricians tape holding the battery in. But at least the glasses fit better.
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Originally Posted by Mr Paw View Post


KHHAAAANNNNN!!!!

We watched the same movie last night and tried the 3D glasses. One pair must have been left on because the battery was dead. I looked at the instructions to see if their was some trick to opening the battery compartment but I guess they didn't bother with that. (Good news - the 3D glasses are permitted for connection and use by the Nigerian Communications Commission). The nose piece came off reluctantly but the tabs holding it on broke when I tried to close it. Now I've got electricians tape holding the battery in. But at least the glasses fit better.

 

You'll always know which pair is "yours"!  Did you make sure to use "matte" finish electrical tape so there wouldn't be any glare from the tape?  ;-)

 

Joe

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Originally Posted by myared View Post

Speaking of contacting Panasonic for the fan noise fix, does one just call the regular toll free number or is there a specific number to use for this issue?
When I called about the fan fix I didn't put the ball in their court at all, I just told them I was experiencing the noise and that I wanted the fan fix. The service appointment was set up later the same day for an appointment later in the week. I then called the local company that would be providing the service to be sure they knew what they'd be doing. I was expecting a real hassle but it all happened very smoothly.
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Originally Posted by tuckersvols View Post

I had a great experience. Took about 10 minutes total start to finish to set up the appointment.

So any pointers as to what to say (or not say) to get the same smooth transaction with Panasonic when one calls for the foam fix?
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Originally Posted by myared View Post


So any pointers as to what to say (or not say) to get the same smooth transaction with Panasonic when one calls for the foam fix?

 

 

I started with the build date. THey asked for the number on the back. Told them the fan noise problem and I had read where tvs built before a certain date did not have the foam. THey had me shut everything off and then had me turn just the tv on and asked if I could still hear it. They scheduled the date but told me the repair guy would not touch the TV if I could not show a receipt.

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Finally ordered my TV today, I went with a 65ZT60 and the company only have a few more available. It will be replacing my 60f8500, I am nervous yet excited to see what this tv brings to the table. Watching my 8500 is a dream come true and if it weren't for the defects to the stand and the buzzing I would have kept and enjoyed my 8500 for years to come. I really hope I get a newer build date with the fan fix preinstalled as well as a TV that doesn't buzz or suffer from severe IR.

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Originally Posted by Inseconds99 View Post

Finally ordered my TV today, I went with a 65ZT60 and the company only have a few more available. It will be replacing my 60f8500, I am nervous yet excited to see what this tv brings to the table. Watching my 8500 is a dream come true and if it weren't for the defects to the stand and the buzzing I would have kept and enjoyed my 8500 for years to come. I really hope I get a newer build date with the fan fix preinstalled as well as a TV that doesn't buzz or suffer from severe IR.

Congrats. My brother has one of the Conn's 60F8500s and while it is a very good TV, VERY good... it's not a full match for the Panny in my opinion. The Panny's only shortcoming is the IR, but for most people this will be such a non issue. Take pride in knowing that you have something that's unlikely to be paralleled for 2 or 3 years at least.
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Originally Posted by cosmos5861 View Post

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Originally Posted by SwiftSweeper View Post

Correct, ZT only outputs stereo from its optical output when audio is routed through the tv from an external source.

My receiver does not have HDMI connections either. In my set up, I use an optical switch to plug in all my devices. The switch then connects to my receiver.

Can you please tell me what switch you are using?

This one

http://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-TOSLINK-Digital-Optical-Connector/dp/B00BB0GY1C/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
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