Purchased the Samsung PS51F8500 at the beginning of January this year - absolutely loved it at first glance , fantastic picture both 2D and 3D .... unfortunately there is an extremely loud buzz coming from this set which can be heard over loud volumes over 8ft away - now I've always had plasma displays and actually upgraded to this model from an older Samsung 50" plasma which I bought around 2 year ago and in hindsight i'm actually gutted I sold that set and opted to upgrade because this F8500 that everyone is raving about has been nothing but a headache !
Now this isn't your normal plasma buzz which i'm used to , this is unbearable and only gets worse the brighter the picture and because it fluctuates in frequency you just cant ignore it. I arranged for a Samsung technician to come out and after listening to the set recommended I get it replaced as he agreed it was unusually loud - after contacting the retailer for a replacement they no longer had it in stock , so fast forward 2 weeks and my new set arrives and unfortunately it has the same issue...
I've literally tried everything , repositioning the TV , tightening / loosening all the screws at the back , making sure no cables are touching the case , reducing contrast/brightness down to minimum - even holding thick cushions behind the vents at the back to try dampen the sound nothing works.
I'm now submitted to the fact that although I love the TV's picture I cant deal with the buzzing sound (and cant accept this as my previous Samsung plasma nor my mates pioneer plasma buzz this way) that it will have to be returned - problem being I'm at a loss now for what I should get for my new TV
I've looked at Panasonic TX-P50VT65 as a possible alternative or paying a few extra quid for a Samsung UE55F8000 (LED) - the only thing stopping me from picking the latter is after spending so long with plasma's , am I going to be disappointed with an LED? - I use my TV for both watching movies and gaming (PS4) , we have a rounded surrounding leather sofa so viewing angle is another thing that also concerns me , has anyone got any recommendations ?