just took delivery of this projector firstly can i say after convincing the wife we need a replacement for my trusty Panny 100...that it is simply gobsmacking!!! started a demo on Return of the King only to watch the whole movie again!!........anyway my point while well quieter than the panny sitting next to the projector next to the air in take(projector on right) i was suprised how noisy it is..ok it's pretty good but still noticable.. i have a glass cabinet next to us that housed the panny due to fan noise so i have placed it in there................i have a mate who has just bought the panny 300 and even with my ear towards it could barely hear it.?????? i think that Hitachi have overestimated the 25DB claims!!! any one else hear this??