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fujitsu p50XHA fannoise?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by bartbs, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. bartbs

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    Ì am about to buy a fujitsu P50XHA plasma. Some time ago i read a thread
    about fan noise on fujitsu plasma's. Is this still an issue with the P50XHA?
    Do the fans work always? Please some info.

    Thanks,
    Bart
     
  2. MAW

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    They are pretty quiet these days. I'd have a listen to avoid disappointment though. The 30 series are no noisier than any other plasma in my experience. Certainly quieter than some of those Hitachis in a nearby thread, you can't hear the noise at any normal volume level.
     
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    It is not noticeable from normal viewing distance unless it's completly silent.
     
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    Mine is quiet.
    I only notice it when my ear is on the panel!.

    I do have a large room, which may dampen it down.

    I only notice fan noise when turning all fans to max in service menu, as standard, fans are set to min.
     
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    How do you access the sevice menu on the Fujitsu P50XHA? I've always thought my fan was a little loud.

    Also, has anyone used Sky's HD service on the P50, any problems?

    Thanks,

    john
     
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    If you change the fan settings in the service menu I am 99% sure you will invalidate the warranty and the chances are that the panel will fail. Beware!
     
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    When I first got mine I left it on a white screen for a day while I was at work, when I came back (and this was Wednesday last week when it was a bit heat-wavey) it was very very hot in my living room and I could hear a slight whooshing from the fans. As soon as I put some music on though, even at quite volumes, it was un-noticeable.
     
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    Hold down 'enter' for about 5+ seconds to access the menu u want
     
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    It depends on your threshold of tolerance. I personally found the panasonic/fujitsu panels far too loud to live with and had to return them for a pioneer. The panel fan is about twice the volume of a sky HD box or 1 1/2 times the volume of a sky+ box (when its fan is running) and it runs perminately. It just depends on whether you find the sky fan irritating or not. If the panel is wall mounted on a painted wall, then this fan noise is reverberated around the room and makes a racket. If you are stand mounting it, I'm sure it'll be fine.
     
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    Don't get Fujitsu (General) plasmas muddled up with Fujitsu-Siemens. The former cost about two grand more & have fans...the latter are passively cooled & completely silent :D (sorry, couldn't resist it)
     
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    The fan in the Fuji is variable-speed, and I only heard mine when I left it on all day in a baking-hot room with no other sources of sound (and yes it did woosh somewhat). However I have it wall-mounted in a room with lots of hard surfaces, and in normal use I can hear my SkyHD box when I turn it on so I wouldn't say it's anywhere near as loud as that.

    We can argue about this till the cows come home though - best you get yourself off to somewhere you can demo one and you can decide for yourself.
     
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    Really would like to know why Fujitsu insist on putting fans their displays. The annoying thing is the fans buzz like crazy i.e. poor bearings or something.

    It is clearly possible to produce a design which is fanless as neither the Pioneer 436 or the Hitachi 9700 have fans.
     

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