Still being sick, I managed to test a little further to resolve/analyze my 747 Humming(TM)
SO, indeed, with NO sources connected, the hum exists. But I find this interesting: as I adjust the volume on the Olevia, the hum gets louder once and never goes away until the TV is 'reset'. Let me explain:
First: turn the Oly on and not
MUTE the TV but turn the volume down to zero
. Shut off the TV.
Now, I turn the TV on, and although the humming is there, it is really faint, almost in-audible. Almost. Now, if I hit the volume up 1 notch, the humming gets a lot louder. But, if I continue
to increase the volume, the Hum DOES NOT
increase. Just remains at that louder status.
Now, if I turn the volume down to zero, the humming stays
loud. If I cycle the power on the TV (just with the remote on/off, not unplugging), I start over at the beginning with the "almost in-audible hum state"...weird...
Now, this "hum" is almost identical to the hum that the ballasts on fluorescent lights give off, but at a slightly higher pitch. Anyone know if these LCD's have ballasts in them for running the back light (I sure these don't use a standard fluorescent light for back light)? I guess I should go do some reading there...
That's all for now folks...
Oh, except for anyone else in Saskatchewan, Canada, who is considering buying this TV:
To date, the TV, IMHO, gets better
PQ out of Bell than Sasktel Max (no review of Shaw/Accesscomm Cable possible here).
With the Sasktel "Motorola VIP1200" STB connected via component, set to 16:9/1080i via Component-HDMI and 4:3 Override off, the picture looks ok, but a little fuzzy all the time
. Image onscreen reports as 1080i @ 30Hz.
With the Bell basic box connected via component, with zero upscaling done by the box, the image on screen is actually bigger
in 4:3 than the Sasktel box (not by much but it is), and overlays are clearer and bigger (like when watching sports, where the screen overlay has the score, etc). Although on some channels you might see some graininess. Image reports in as 480i.
I had them both on last night in PIP mode, watching hockey. I found the Bell image to look less compressed
and a little clearer, although some shadows stood out a hare more on the Bell. As well, as I said, the Bell image (both were in 4:3) was actually "bigger" in Aspect
Just my opinion tho