Does the Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK have fans?

chambeaj

Well-known Member
Can anyone confirm whether or not the Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK has fans?

I was under the impression it did have, but the following review seems to contradict this!! :confused:


http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatvreviews/panasonic-th42phd8uk-review.html

'OTHER CONSIDERATIONS - 94/100

This plasma TV runs virtually silent. It is fan-less and has one of the lowest power consumption ratings of any plasma along with Pioneer. I could not hear the unit running at all. Not even from a foot away. Easily the best in the market.'


'The plasma makes no noise at all. Its silence has yet to be matched by high-end Pioneers costing thousands more.'
 

chambeaj

Well-known Member
Mine has two at the top on the rear and you only really hear them on start up...sounds like a server booting up! for a few seconds then silence!
 

chambeaj

Well-known Member
Thanks for the comments.

I found the fans in the Fujitsu 58 Series to be very irretating :mad: - cheap fans with noisy bearings (and running constantly). Silent operation is a must for me. But this somewhat limits your choice with Plasma displays. Trouble is I really do not want to go back to LCD again (lousy shadow detail/poor blacks, motion blur, inaccurate colours, lifeless picture and poor viewing angles :thumbsdow ).
 
9

9series

Guest
Yes the PHD series all have fans. Only the standard PWD series are fanless (although I like them).
 

Jet_Set_Jim

Novice Member
The PHD8 has a lot of fans - to find them, simply start a thread saying "I'm going to buy a Viera TV" and they all come out of the woodwork telling you to get a PHD8 instead.

Now that's comedy
 

shb77

Active Member
On mine there is a 2 second whoosh as the panel is turned on, but then you can't hear them at all (unless you stand right next to the back of the panel and listen closely).

Apparently some PHD8's fans are noisier than others though....

Great screen in any event!! :smashin:
 

Mep

Well-known Member
Baldybouncer said:
Mine has two at the top on the rear and you only really hear them on start up...sounds like a server booting up! for a few seconds then silence!
mine is exactly the same
 

Mep

Well-known Member
Jet_Set_Jim said:
The PHD8 has a lot of fans - to find them, simply start a thread saying "I'm going to buy a Viera TV" and they all come out of the woodwork telling you to get a PHD8 instead.

Now that's comedy
well, of the Terry and June variety :D

actually I must admit that's how i first read the question
 

TarMoo

Well-known Member
The fans on my PHD8 cannot be heard unless you stick your head right against the back of the screen, which is not advisable for the optimum viewing experience. ;)
 

NonPayingMember

Previously Liam @ Prog AV
Sorry typo on our site. Was copy and paste job from Panasonic site, which had copy and pasted from the SD panel spec!!!

All PHD screens have fans.
 

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