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well, just to chime in, i've had a ps3 for 1 week. I love it, but i can't get over the hum of the fan in the background when watching a dvd. I'm sure there is nothing "wrong" with it, it sounds like a normal fan.... just too much for my taste. I have it sitting outside of my entertainment cabinet and standing vertically, so I don't think it is a location issue. It is just too annoying to hear the fan during quiet parts of a movie. Other than that... i love it. I think i'll return it to circuit city and wait to for the 65nm 80gb version....
someone mentioned that there is no reason to think the 80gb version (assuming we get the 65nm chip) will be quieter, and that it is more powerful, but i'm not sure what that info is based on. 65 nm chips should run cooler and use less power, so it seem like an obvious fix to me (or it may just be a firmware 1.8+ issue.
Anyway, i don't consider myself too picky, but I agree with the others here that it is a bit too loud during movies.