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Normal noise? New 50" Panny plasma

12-22-2009, 09:41 AM
hi guys. i just had delivered yesterday a new tc-p50s1. it seems to play just fine with dvd and blu ray. i have the contrast set down below 50, standard pic, etc. my only concern is the sound it makes when turning it on and off: press the power button to turn on and it makes (what i consider) a sharper "click" than i expected, and as compared to my 2 year old 720p panny plasma. when turning off, same immediate "click," again, sharper than i would have expected. my 2 year old panny plasma just has a softer "click." i guess i expected the 2 sets to be virtually identical in such details, except of course for the 720p vs. 1080p. the new tv gives no other indication (albeit after only about 6 hours of play) of having any other issues. i admit i'm a bit paranoid about a new tv working properly after i had a 3 week fight with BB to get a busted insignia lcd returned, but that's a story for another day.

does this sound seem normal for this tv? thanks for any info.

12-22-2009, 11:35 AM
I have seen a lot of posts about noise on Panny plasma's. I have had the P50V10 for about a month and a half and it is quiet as a church mouse. Awesome picture as well.

12-22-2009, 03:20 PM
same here...I just got a panny 42" s1 plasma and don't notice any buzzing. Of course I have my onkyo system set at a considerable level so I probably wouldn't notice any kind of buzzing unless I were changing inputs from directv to my xbox360 or blu-ray

12-22-2009, 05:15 PM
No loud click from mine either. Don't really hear anything. I get some buzzing with certain tv shows when they play loud music on the show. That's it.

12-22-2009, 09:33 PM
I've got a new G15 (3 or 4weeks old), have always noticed a moderate buzz with all white screens/slides. Can't really hear it with any type of audio playing. But with just the slides and no sound, there is a very noticeable buzz.

As for clicking, mine does this also when turning on/off.........not sure how normal all of this is. Hopefully a few more can chime in before I consider a replacement.

12-22-2009, 10:05 PM
54" V10 here and absolutely no sounds come from the t.v.

12-23-2009, 12:18 AM
ok, i must not have made myself clear, although one responder touched on what i was trying to get at. i was referring to the sound made when actually clicking the power on/off, not any sound while the tv is actually playing. i did a button-push test on a 42" panny plasma, and it made pretty much the same sounds i'm hearing when powering on/off the new 50". i guess i just expected a less sharp "click" when turning the tv on and off based on what i'm used to hearing from my 2 year old tv.