Television Hard Drive?

candlerJuly 8, 2009

I've had my 42" Panasonic plasma for a little over two years. Until a few months back I had no idea my TV might have a disk drive. Then I began to hear a noise like something was spinning. I first noticed it one day when I had muted the sound.

Does my TV have a disk drive? If so, what does it do? If so, could it have been making noise all along and I just didn't know it?

I briefly looked on the Net. No, I've never read the owner's manual. A site or two spoke of TV's and disk drives but I'm unsure to what they referred. Thanks, Gene

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My guess is that you are hearing one of the TV's cooling fans. It is summer now and maybe your house is warmer than it was a few months ago.

Just to be sure, what is the model number of your Panasonic TV?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 6:36PM
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Thanks. Model TH-42PX600U. A cooling fan was not even considered. It makes sense that a large plasma TV might have one, or two. Sure makes better sense than me thinking it might have a hard drive. They really do get hot, don't they. About a year ago I bought a 5 speaker Samsung DVD system. I left the TV on when installing (probably wrong) and really could feel the heat. Thanks again. Gene

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 6:47PM
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If it's definitely plasma, I'd guess fans. If it's a DLP then it could be the mirror thing spinning.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2009 at 2:20PM
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Yup. It's a fan. No hard drive in that TV.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2009 at 10:37PM
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DLP would be a color wheel on a non LED model.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 7:17PM
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