i got one of these earlier this week. and straight away i noticed it was a bit noisey. i know there is some noise when a disk is playing but i could hear this even when there was a bit going on onscreen. i got about ten minutes into troy when i had to stop, not because the noise was really loud but because it was there all the time. so i turned the t.v. off and the amp and just listened to the player, it was quite noisey. i thought maybe it might have been because the player was new, but i can still hear it after using the player for around 8 hours. i have since listened to my old toshiba which had a slight noise but not too bad, a proline at work which was very quiet, and a friends pioneer 360 which was also quite quiet. i had a cambrige audio for about a year previously and dont remember any loud sounds when that played a disk, if it did i would have noticed it. im just looking for any ideas before i get back in touch with the shop.