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My attempts at searching threads for this subject weren't very sucessful, so maybe someone with actual experience in using a plasma at high altitude can enlighten me. I live in Lake Tahoe at 6200 feet and had decided to get the new Panasonic 8UK. I thought the humm/buzz problem was a couple of generations ago and would not be an issue anymore. But, when I talked to the nearest Home Theater Specialist B&M (in Carson City) who markets to this area, they were adamant that unless I bought a "High Altitude" specific (they recommended LG or Pioneer) plasma, I would have major problems. I think theory and practice might differ here, so I'm hoping for some feedback from someone who has actual experience with this situation.

Does anyone know if any manufacturers specifically warn customers about this as a potential problem. I would assume that they would "CYA" if this is still a known problem. Would this be a return at the sellers expense if it did occur after purchase?

I thought I finally had this purchase all figured out and now this comes up. :confused:

Thanks in advance.
 

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We (and our plasma) are moving to around 6000 feet in a few weeks. I would love to know this also (we have the Vizio 42").


thanks, Kelly
 

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Panasonic plasmas are suppose to work to 8000'. I live in Lake Tahoe also and am thinking of getting a Panasonic plasma TV. Let me know how yours works if you get one. You might want to check with Frank's TV in South Lake Tahoe. They sell Panasonics and say they work OK in Tahoe.
 

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My Panasonic plasma works just fine at 5500 feet in a burb of Denver.
 

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I have an 42" NEC at 7000' in a home in the mountains, the NEC is rated for 9200'.

before I bought this set a little over a year ago I was thinking about the Panasonic. I checked with Circuit City in Albuquerque, N.M. which is approximately 5000'. They told me they did not recommend that set above 5000' unless it was the high altitude model, that they had several on the showroom floor and some of them buzzed at that 5000' elevation.


I have no idea if that has changed in the last year.
 

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Same here. Have had two NEC 42s for two years that work fine at 8,100 - no buzzing and great brightness. At the time I was researching, a Panasonic technician said that he did not recommend their model above 5,000. This may have changed in the interim, but why not consider the NEC?
 

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I took BL1's advise and checked with FRANK'S (long time local dealer) and they assured me that there were no problems with the Panny or any of the the other name brands they sell with reference to altitude. Good to hear - thanks to all for your comments.
 
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