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Pioneer 43'' XDE - Noise ??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by acutts, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. acutts

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    Hi All

    Maybe my imagination is a bit overactive but I recently bought a Pioneer 43 inch XDE screen and it seems to make a humming noise that is quite noticeable. The picture is brilliant but I can hear this buzz/hum when there is a quiet scene etc and it seems to me to be very noticeable .. more so I guess because of the cost of this screen.

    Please advise if this would be normal from a plasma screen. :confused:

    Regards
    Scott
     
  2. gizlaroc

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    If you search there are loads of posts on this subject.

    Oh, and welcome. :)
     
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    They either do or they don't buzz, as it were. Is it the panel or the media box?
     
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    VArying the picture settings can help, put the power mode into save, reduce the brightness to around 0, and contrast to 30ish for the first 200 hours, this keeps the buzzing to a minimum, and also helps avoid screenburn.

    After the 200 hours, get the screen calibrated by a ISF professional, this should et the best picture and reduce the buzing.

    My screen doesn't buzz but the media box cooling fan can be heard when the volume is turned low.
     
  5. acutts

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    Its the panel .... :mad:

    I'll try all that DEANYM .... does that ferrite thing do anything?

    What is an ISF professional?? :confused:
     
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    The ferrite made a bit of difference - clamp it to the iec end rather than the plug end.

    ISF is a procedure which Piers and Gordon@Convergent specialise in to get the best out of a home cinema kit (vision and audio).

    Follow the threads they participate for more info on their services. Watch out though, its £500 for a full audiovisual calibration. Good value I presume but not cheap - esp after forking out for new players and screens etc!!!
     
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    The buzzing is from the panel, probably the transformer. Mine is the same. It's more noticeable when using 'Dynamic' mode. Make sure it's set to Movie or Standard. Even more annoying is listening to the wife moaning about the buzzing.
    Headphones is a good solution!!
     

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