Written on: 15/03/2003 by v3nkman.
HUMMING from the back of the set
I bought the 32ZP18 earlier this week and have already been on to Toshiba and the service engineers about the 'noticeable' humming generated from somewhere in the back of the television.
Even when the sound is quite high you can still hear it - not what you'd expect from a set which costs over a thousand pounds. People who have televisions from Sony/Philips have all said that they don't have the same problem, and more often than not they have 100hz widescreens too.
The service engineer told me that this noise is natural and then tried to blind me with jargon and the various reasons why this noise occurs. I was told that it is something to do with the coils in the back of the machine turning/vibrating... the guy then went on to mention something about degaussing - after that I switched off. He then claimed that this noise should stop after a couple of weeks, that these coils need time to settle down.
I am dubious, but he did tell me to call back in a week or so if this was still happening.
I'm not happy.