My 6208 is also loud. I've had two of them installed and they can both be heard at 30 to 50 feet in a quiet room. The noise appears to come from the fan on the power supply, so that the only way to silence it is to unplug it. Just turning it off does not turn off the fan, it just shuts down the hard disk, which makes much less noise than the fan. I'm planning to upgrade to the two-tuner 64xx model when it becomes available early next year and hope it's quieter.