Originally Posted by Kid Red
The poll is flawed. The PS3 is silent until the fans come on, and they come one two settings. So, the PS3 can start out silent, get hot and the fans kick in, or if it gets really hot, the fans kick in high gear and really blow.
So my answer to your poll is:
'My PS3 is silent, a little noisy and very loud depending on usage and ventilation.'
I suggest yours has issues with heat or ventilation maybe. I did the poll with two things in mind. To find out how many are silent and to help those with noisy ones to see if it warrants looking into further. Look how many are dead silent.
I sit six feet away from mine. Blu ray movies, Games, etc. and not a sound from it, I swear except when putting in a disc at startup then back to silent. The noise of the drive I consider as normal upon startup. Even that is minimal in terms of noise. When I turn the PS3 on I hear a fan ngage which then shuts off immediately.
I like to keep my house warm. In fact I have a space heater plugged in blowing hot air between me and the PS3. It is about 4 ft away from the PS3. Even with that I have no issues or noise of fans etc.