Originally Posted by coops75
Sorry I can't hear you, let me turn the ps3 off.
The noise situation with the PS3 is complicated because it has two fan modes. The initial fan noise is annoying enough, but the fan that comes on when the unit heats up (I call it the turbo mode) would put a space shuttle launch to shame. This turbo mode must be avoided at all costs; it's noticeable even during the loudest movie scenes.
As far as the regular fan noise is concerned, it's not too bad during most movie scenes, but it is annoying during the quiet scenes. Alas, for listening to serious music, it's really unacceptable. This is disappointing to me because otherwise the audio from multi-channel SACD's from the PS3 is really quite nice. I can eliminate the noise completely by closing the doors of my A/V cabinet, but then I have only about 15 minutes before the heat makes the fan turn on to turbo mode. I'm working on installing some computer fans inside my cabinet to try and solve this problem.