Just got my VT60 a week ago. It's wall mounted using a Chief mount. Didn't notice the fan noise the first day or two of viewing, but definitely notice it now. I also have a VT50 that was previously on the wall and I never heard any fan noise or buzzing whatsoever from that set. Even if the room was totally quiet and the volume was muted, it was completely silent. On the VT60, as others have said, when the A/C is running or the dishwasher is running or anything for that matter that will create background noise, I don't hear the fans at all. If the room is quiet, but I have the volume up very high, I don't hear it. The problem is at night when the girlfriend goes to bed and I lower the volume to a low to moderate level. That's when I can hear the fan noise. The other times I can hear it is when I'm watching a movie (or tv show) and you have a scene where there is either no dialogue being spoken or it's being spoken at a very low tone. The fans just take over the sound and make it very difficult to hear. Funny thing is, I have low level hearing loss and Tinnitus, so my hearing is FAR from perfect, yet I can still hear the fans. If you mute the volume and the room is quiet, I can walk as far away as 15 to 20 feet and still hear them. Very frustrating. The picture is awesome, so I really don't want to go with another set. I contacted my dealer and Panasonic, who created a case file and they are going to replace the fans. My biggest concern is this might just be an inherited problem with the VT60 and a trade off you must make for the awesome picture quality. It's one of those issues like a rattle noise in the dashboard of a car. Some people will hear it and it will drive them nuts and others will never notice it even if it's there. I guess I'm in the former category. I've seen some of the ideas people have come up with to lessen the noise on the fans, but I'm worried doing anything like the top gun vents or air filters could lead to the tv overheating, not to mention you shouldn't have to do this with a $3,700 set. Even though the fans are running hard, the back of this set, especially on the right side (when you are facing the tv) is incredibly hot. If you were to leave your hand on the back of the set for about 5 or 10 seconds, you could easily burn your hand. On my 65" VT25 and 65" VT50, the backs get warm, but a lot of the heat comes through the front of the screen. On the VT60, all the heat goes to the back since the filter doesn't allow it to come through the front. I'd be interested to hear from anyone else having the fan issue and how they are dealing with it: using one of the fan covering options on the web, just dealing with it or contemplating a new set.