The 1031 is an industrial projector. In a cool Home theater environment it actually does not need the fans. However, the fans do help it evenly distribute any heat inside. I suggest you try the NMB fans I posted about. Here's the link: http://www.svc.com/80nmb253pinf.html
They are barely audible and will do just fine. I really dare you to complain about the noise from these. I use them in my 1030 and 7 in my computer. I can BARELY hear my computer.
I'm using the NMB fans, convergence drift isn't a problem and it is quiet enough for me to not consider switching the fans off. At $5 for two fans, its a cheap and effective mod - thanks for the info Tinman!
well you know I had to be the odd one and do something really stupid .
-- I have an adjustable regulator to control fan speed and I inverted one of the fans so that the air circulates through [ push/pull ] . I took temp readings inside before and after and it is actually a few degrees lower with my current config. with the fans at about 3/4 speed [ which is almost silent ] , plus I can turn em' back up if I want .
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