Are there any w/o the fan noise? My perception is that the only difference is the owner's perception of noise (i.e. really quiet room--room acoustics vary from room to room as does the normal noise level in the room, listening w/o sound on TV). The TV has fans. I can't image any w/o fan noise. From what I've read the foam is only an attempt to mitigate and may increase the heat w/o much impact on noise. It is good to read that some are seeing at least improvement with the foam. I haven't read where the foam eliminates hearing it from the seating area so "fix" isn't a word I would use.
I just special ordered a ZT from BB...waited 2 weeks....got July 2013 sticker on back. I can clearly hear the fans everywhere in the room 15' feet away...with sound off and quiet room it is a bothersome noise. When I turn the sound on and start watching I either don't hear it or it doesn't stand out. So far I'm going to see if I can just ignore it and not sit in a quiet room with set on.
Edited by Hoots - 9/20/13 at 3:17pm