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Panasonic vs Hitachi

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by willyworm, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. willyworm

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    Hello chaps and chappesses

    Advice please

    we bought a Hitachi PD5300 from John Lewis, the picture quality is superb but there is a buzzing sound, which we find unacceptable. The engineer from JL said it was loud and swapped the screen, new one is just as bad. We have just about convinced them to swap this for a Panasonic TH37-PE30B. Does anybody have any experience of the Panasonic and in particular whether there is any fan noise. We won't be able to swap it again if we go through with this exchange. The TV is in a small, carpeted room.

    We think that there is a problem with Hitachis (reading other threads I think this is the case) and if we change manufacturer then we can have the great benefits of a plasma TV without the distracting buzzing noise

    thks

    PS thanks for the price matching information
     
  2. Orlando

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    My 37PE30 is almost silent, you will not have a noise problem with this set. :clap:
     
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    Although I've had a 5300 since June and not even a vague buzz from it.
     
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    All plasmas buzz to some extent, no matter what the brand. Some people are a lot more sensitive to it than others, just like the EHT whine of a crt tv or the flickering screen of a 50Hz tv.
     
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    PE30 is fanless but all plasma displays will buzzz and it is more specific to individual units than to brands/models
     
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    Haven't noticed any noise at all from Viera 42inch, but now you've raised the issue I probably will! Must be pretty quiet either way.

    Adrian
     
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    Viera pretty quiet here.
     
  8. hornydragon

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    Its more owner biased than anything else (Buzz is plasma's version of rainbows)........
     
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    I disagree there, Horny. I have heard many plasmas, and a bit like women, you get screamers, moaners, and some that make no noise at all but still do the business.
     
  10. hornydragon

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    I mean some see (hear) it, some care, some dont, for some it is a deal breaker, for others a acceptable side effect....... Unfortunatley i have had less success with women.......
    Perhaps Fan noise on PJ's is more similar............

    PS really need more women;)
     
  11. MAW

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    I've said it before Horny, it's tough being a dragon, not enough tender young virgins these days.
     
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    ...and some of the quiet ones turn out to be whispering death...the women of course :D
     
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    Just got Hitachi 42 PD5300 not a single buzz or noise at all very happy!!!!

    Yorkie
     
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    Yorkie, may I quote a line from Jurassic park pt 2 for you? 'First it's the ooohs and the aahs, then comes the running and screaming!'. Got that contrast well down I hope? Read the bit about grey clouds, and the bit about Hi def compatibility, and the bit about buzzing that appears later? And the bit about the Hitachi agents who come round and tell you it's all 'normal, within tolerance'. I'm glad you are happy, I sincerely hope it remains that way.
     
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    For God's sake MAW,

    We all know that you don't like the Hitachi plasmas.

    What's the point of directing your dislike of them at a satisfied user. He clearly doesn't have the problems that you are hinting at.

    This really is an unnecessary bit of mischeif making. You should know better. :nono:
     
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    It is so funny listening to MAW I think he must work for the Anti - Hitachi league lol!!
    Nothing personal, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
    My mate has had his up for a while and no probs yet.
    Yeah spose you pay your money and take your chance.Just wanted to get it home,get it on the wall and s/w it on !!
    Media box connections lovely, did'nt want 5/6 cables going up through the wall, others may want that!!

    What a picture !!! whith great sound also!!!

    :D :D

    Yorkie
     
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    Sorry to upset you all, no I work for myself. What I'm known for even more than not liking Hitachi is speaking my mind. You and you 5 or 6 cables! I'd be bust ina week with the cost of the wire If I did that on every install. It's been quite a while since I last ran more than 1, then it would only be a 'future proof' digital connection just in case. It's a complete fallacy this zillions of connection business. But as you say, your money, your choice. Just I kinda liked you, I'd have liked you to make another decision. Entirely unbiased by money, you were never going to buy from me, nor would I want you to, you are too far from me for dealing with problems.
     

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