Harsh criticism, but you gave specificity with your points; thank you I was unaware. As initially reported in this thread; I've no acoustic complaints to report with my CUH-7000. Like you while streaming, gaming or even using super-sampling the console runs hot at worse yet doesn't produce any audible "whine" or aggressive fan noise. Under cases of prolonged use or resource-intensive gameplay, a low to moderate whoosh/blowing sound can be heard emitting from my fans. It's not loud; it's still "quiet", you'd have to get face-close to the console to "hear" it louder. I thought "This debacle must be getting blown out of proportion; I turned out to be wrong" Far as Digital Foundry/Richard Leadbetter goes, I wasn't sure on the consensus here as I saw some earlier comments in the thread but didn't realize the backstory; thus I linked an article from The Verge in my post as well as to hopefully have some differing perspectives. Thanks for your reply!