04-01-2012 07:56 PM
After a lot of investigation, I decided to go with the PN59D8000 which I bought at a good price on March 24, 2012 since it's a 2011 model, and have a query about the apparently common problem of buzzing/hum with this plasma. After reading a lot of posts, it's apparent that the thinner plasma TV's can have a background hum of varying intensity. Frankly, I would prefer a less thin TV without a hum. The buzzing noise, which comes from the screen and NOT the speakers, is quite concerning since it's pretty loud at 12 feet away to middle-age (not particularly good) ears. I tried all the routine tricks and nothing changed the buzzing noise. The picture quality is fantastic but the buzzing noise is aggravating. My impression is that I can either live with it or return in first 30 days. I wonder if there is anyway to fix but doubt it from what I read?
04-02-2012 01:58 PM
Unfortunately, there isn't a fix for this and Samsung plasmas are known to hum. Mine did, but it wasn't all that bad. Some have reported that theirs do not hum. The sound can be heard mostly coming out of the top/back of the TV and it's probably a little louder when the picture gets brighter. I have to admit that after a couple of weeks that I didn't notice it anymore. So yeah, perhaps see if you can live with it for a few weeks, and if not, return it.
04-05-2012 01:56 PM