Originally Posted by aaronwt
I hear the fan in my set all the time if I have the volume down. It is louder than I thought it would be but I can't hear it at normal volume levels.
I wonder if the firmware affects the fan speed since I put 1005.3 on but it came with 1006.1
Just my two cents on fan noise. Based on the three sets that I've had, including two that I took back, my observations are as follows, in order of the least noisy set first:
1. 67" LED Samsung.....this thing is awesomely quiet, making it the perfect set for me, as I obsess over anything that distracts me from what I'm watching.
2. 73" Mits 833 Diamond....the sound this makes is more annoying than loud....as quiet, but high pitched sound that sort of stabbed my ears, but was usually not audible at normal viewing volume or distance. Set was returned due to poor pic compared to cost.
3. 72" series 6 Samsung.....this thing's color wheel sounded like a band saw....loved the pic and size, but couldn't tolerate the noise. The second one my dad bought was loud too, but was placed in a bigger room, and viewing distance was farther away, so not much of an issue for him.
I think that the new LEDs should be quiet. Being as how all their is is a fan to move air and cool the LED, if the TV is way loud, there could be an issue there. Lamp based models may always have some issue with noise because of the danged color wheel. I think that maybe companies did not anticipate this being as much of an issue as it is, maybe thinking that if the pic was great, people would accept it, but I hope they realize that these things are TVs, and not dishwashers. Fan noise should never take away from the experience of what you are watching.