Originally Posted by audio/videoman
I have the 215. It's noisy, especially at the start and for the first few chapters.
I really doubt the 220 will be any quieter. I stuck mine at the back of the cabinet, and close the doors, so that has taken care of the issue, by and large.
Listen man, I'm sorry to point this out, but it's got to be at least the fifteenth time you proclaim how noisy your 2011 player is. And despite testament from others that our players are whisper quiet, and advice that you get a replacement unit, you seem to prefer keeping it and complaining about it and insisting that all Panasonic players are bad.
And that's just the noise. From your posts I get the impression you hate everything about the Panasonic players - now including the 2012 models which you have not even tried.
I don't know a gentler way to put it, but it really seems as if you've made it your mission to scare people away from Panasonic. Of course members come here for candid opinions and reviews, but if you simply have a bad/defect unit and refuse to replace it, I think you are doing those members a disfavor.
I've been thinking this many times now reading your posts, but this time l simply couldn't sit on it any longer. That's how you come across to me anyway...
Edit: I have a 110 (2011) and it is almost completely silent, except when loading and spinning up a disc. I have no experience with 2012 models.