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Fan Noise!#%*

Akira
01-20-2005, 01:11 AM
Every forum I've read talks about tiny visual artifacts, rainbow effects, some variations in color...etc. But what about fan noise. I bought and returned the LG 52" DLP (superb picture and esthetics) but the fan drove me crazy. I'm waiting delivery on the JVC D-ILA, but have read noise complaints on these too. None of these sets are audible in the showroom but, when you get them home...
Are they all like this? Why do people care more about small visual details when the most obvious annoyance is fan noise?

maximus
01-20-2005, 02:52 AM
From what I've read here on DLPs, the Toshiba's are very quiet, and Samsung's seem to be quiet as well. The Mits on the other hand are noisy wee buggers. Not much info on the Pannys.

Interesting question, people will always notice picture flaws first and foremost when looking at a picture...

jfjimmar
01-20-2005, 04:04 AM
I too returned a DLP, the Mits 62525 for fan noise and to make matters worse the fan never turned off. Bought the Sony KDF-60XS955 LCD. Quiet as a church mouse.

scherer326
01-20-2005, 07:21 AM
Dont Buy The Panansonic's, Loud Fan Noise Also

paul11
01-20-2005, 07:59 AM
I have never heard a peep from my Toshiba (52HM84).

HighdefDoug
01-20-2005, 08:38 AM
I have tried to see rainbows and hear the fan or light wheel on my TV...to date...NO ISSUES!

So I'm either blind, deaf, both, or pleasantly surprised to get a good unit.

texnat
01-20-2005, 08:21 PM
I totally agree on the Panasonic fan noise. I went through two 50" DLPs from Panasonic and just could not live with the fan noise. Bought a Samsung 4674 DLP and cannot hear the fan at any time. I love this tv.

jenna1
01-25-2005, 02:51 PM
panasonic fan noise is unbelivably loud!

i will call the technician to have a look at it because the show room model from where i purchased it from doesn't make as much noise

Beastslayer1
01-26-2005, 01:58 PM
It is known that there were a few bad shipments of fans (so says several service techs I talk to.) It's just simply a couple of thousand of bad fans that were manufactured to keep up with demand. As the old economy saying goes: "Quantity goes up, quality goes down..." These manufacturers had probably got a shipment of bad fans, very possible as I have dealt with this myself on computer cooling fans (which are no different than the ones used by DLP, LCD projection, plasma televisions, etc.) Buy one, turns out to sound like a diesel engine, by another the same model/make/same store..as quiet as a church mouse...

globalsaloon
01-26-2005, 03:58 PM
My Toshiba 57H94 has same thing where the fan runs all of the time. Is that normal of Rear Projection TVs?

irishrulze
01-27-2005, 08:12 AM
All of these TV's have fans and fans make noise. TURN UP THE VOLUME!
Anyway, they all make noise Pan, Tosh, Mits, Sam, JVC...the thing is if it makes noise all the time then you have a bad one, the Mits has 5 fans!!! It has one that runs all the time but you shouldn't hear it unless you are listening for it.

globalsaloon
01-27-2005, 08:34 AM
All of these TV's have fans and fans make noise. TURN UP THE VOLUME!
Anyway, they all make noise Pan, Tosh, Mits, Sam, JVC...the thing is if it makes noise all the time then you have a bad one, the Mits has 5 fans!!! It has one that runs all the time but you shouldn't hear it unless you are listening for it.


:D just wanted to know if its normal for it to run all of the time.

amf1932
01-27-2005, 09:13 AM
:D just wanted to know if its normal for it to run all of the time.
Yes.

amf1932
01-27-2005, 09:15 AM
:D just wanted to know if its normal for it to run all of the time.
Yes. Bulbs need constant cooling.

scherer326
01-27-2005, 02:25 PM
I had the Panasonic PT-43LC14, but returned it because of loud FAN NOISE. Exchanged it for the Sony KDF-42WE655, no fan noise at all. Go with this series LCD RPTV, amazing HD picture and no FAN NOISE.

Also, I think Toshiba DLP has no fan noise too.

RAM
02-11-2005, 06:48 PM
I have a Panasonic PT-50DL54 DLP.
It has minor fan noise mainly noticible when there was no sound.
I bought an Auralex 2" Studiofoam 24"x48" sheet at ~$20+ from Guitar Center (or other music store).
I cut it in half and each wedge just leans againt the rear panels where the two fan exhaust ports are (don't completely block).
Guitar Center locations (http://www.guitarcenter.com/locations/)

ewl88
02-12-2005, 08:45 PM
My panasonic dlp doesn't produce lots of noise but it is audible. The fan is only on for 1 minute after shutting off. To keep it in perspective, the cable set top produces just as much noise with its fan. The SA 8300 HD DVR certainly does and it does keep its fan on most or all of the time. (probably to keep the hard drive cool?)

PINGMAN
02-16-2005, 05:41 AM
I have samsung hln567w dlp and i can hear fan all the time it was a little hard to get used too but the video surpasses this downside.

Wimmig
02-16-2005, 06:05 AM
I would prefer to just edit the stock fan with an aftermarket fan. There are a number of great options.

For $25USD you can get multiple 80mm fans running 3500rpm-5500rpm (13db-19db) pushing from 30cfm-60cfm.

Then again..most people are not gam enough to do so.

kaikara
02-18-2005, 07:53 AM
I just got my Panasonic DLP and the fan noise is only audible when the TV is off and the Fan runs for a minute after shut off. And even then you have to walk up to it to hear it. It is quiter then the hard drive in my PVR so I think that is pretty quiet. Maybe they have resolved the problem on later models?

Dont Buy The Panansonic's, Loud Fan Noise Also

Pakbackr
02-18-2005, 08:19 AM
Really glad to read this last post, as I am buying the Panasonic DLP as soon as my furinture arrives. I already have a HD Tivo and that fan runs all the time. I have gotten used to it and figure the fan in the tv can't be any worse.

kaikara
02-18-2005, 03:12 PM
you will be happy that you did. I am extremely impressed with the TV. I got a panasonic s97 DVD player with the hdmi to go along with it and movies look absolutely fantastic. HDTV looks great great. Normal cable and digital cable looks so so but that is to be expected. CSI last night in HD was incredible.

now onto the reciever and surround system. :)

pvguy
03-06-2005, 12:41 PM
Toshiba 57HX94 fan noise is driving me crazy! I got a Radio Shack Wireless Remote Switch to cut power to the TV when it's not in use, but when I am watching/listening, the fan is as loud as the program (when the speaker volume is low.) No one would tolerate that amount of hum from a stereo system, yet we seem to say, "Oh, well..." when it's from a cooling fan. HELP!

Porter27
06-14-2005, 12:10 PM
Does anyone have any more input on the length of time a fan should run after the TV is shutdown (Samsung hlp5685w)?
I've had the tv for about 2 weeks. After shutdown, the standby light and fan stay on... indefinately.

rhino_horn
06-15-2005, 01:56 AM
When looking at the JVC's I was fortunate to see one in a room by it's self. I didn't notice any fan noise at all.

But it can't be any louder than my XBOX. I heard the XBOX had over heating problems so I added a smaller fan on the side and increased the power to the main fan. Talking about loud.

But like an earlier posted stated just crank the volume up a bit and you shouldn't notice. I find that most fans unless they are dirty or about to go out, put out what I like to call white noise. Sometime you just gotta deal with it and move on. I don't think a fan in one of these units should be running non-stop that doesn't sound right.

Blue_Tech
06-15-2005, 02:14 AM
Fan noise? In the room that I work in there are 16 Commercial Sony Trinitrons, 8 Dell LCD's, 8 Dell desktops, 6 routers, 12 WinTerm boxes, 2 copiers, and 10 BackUPS...my ears are ringing.

When I go home, it's quite easy to deal with a bit of noise from 1 PS2, 1 DishNet DVR, and 1 Sony Receiver.