theo cupier said:
... AV Sales (who I was lucky enough to buy from) confirmed the fact that it is meant to be fanless and are looking into this as soon as they get their demo screen running in the next few days ...
The manual on page 42 says there is a fan in all PHD8 units!
"[for TH-42PHD8EK/S, TH-50PHD8EK/S] Whirring sounds can be heard
from the display unit ... The display unit is fitted with a cooling fan to dissipate heat generated during normal use. The whirring sound is caused by rotation of the fan and is not a malfunction"
I would have thought AV-Sales would have known this.
Manual available at http://www.panasonic.ch/doc/6301_6400/6327/userguide/userguide_4_th-42phd8ek_-.pdf
Everyone who buys a PHD8 is going to have to get used to the noise. If you think it's going to annoy you get the SD PWD8 instead which is fanless or complain to Panasonic.
However, Panasonic being the arrogant
they are will ignore any complaints and say it's within spec!