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Old 11-14-2012, 03:33 PM   #51
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I know my fat ps3 is louder than your slim by far but my game sounds and movies always overpower that by a good bit.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:50 PM   #52
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I have a fat 80gb PS3 and I have never heard or noticed any loud noises while playing a game or watching a movie.

I have heard the disc reading noise during load times, but that's to be expected.

I also sit about 6 feet away from the PS3 so maybe that helps?
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #53
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I have a fat 80gb PS3 and I have never heard or noticed any loud noises while playing a game or watching a movie.

I have heard the disc reading noise during load times, but that's to be expected.

I also sit about 6 feet away from the PS3 so maybe that helps?
the disc reading noise is the only noise I have complained about. its absolutely ridiculous how loud it is and it happens many times while playing a game.

EDIT: called newegg and they are sending me a prepaid shipping label and giving me a full refund for PS3 and the games I ordered.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:44 AM   #54
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EDIT: called newegg and they are sending me a prepaid shipping label and giving me a full refund for PS3 and the games I ordered.
Awesome, thanks for passing that cost onto the rest of us instead of doing some research before you bought something. Way to think it out.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #55
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I wouldn't be so harsh on him, the vid sounded pretty loud. I think a regular slim is the answer. Maybe on black Friday?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #56
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I just bought one of the new super slim PS3 consoles and I cant believe how people put up with this. I am playing Uncharted and the disc player is loud as hell ruining the gaming experience especially during quiet parts of a game. the player itself is pretty loud but the whirring and speeding up/slowing down noise made when reading is ridiculous. I did a quick search and it seems like a pretty common complaint even on the previous slim models. and please dont tell me that yours is quiet as I heard the same excuse when I used a noisy Wii a while back yet all 3 Wii consoles I tried made the same noise. for the Wii it was something to do with being loud when reading dual layer discs.

getting back to the PS3, it also seems there are occasional pauses when walking or even looking around at times in Uncharted as I guess its reading from the disc. the screen also lots of jitter when looking around but I guess that is because its only at 30 fps. still there are a few places where it sort gets pixelated if you move fast which is odd. and it happens even on the crt so it is the game and/or PS3 not the tv. and screen tearing is pretty noticeable too although its not a annoying as the other stuff.

at this point I think I will just return it but it appears I will get a restocking fee from newegg though.
I don't have this issue on my PS3 Slim sorry.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:16 AM   #57
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i sit like 4 feet back and never hear it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:46 AM   #58
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anybody claiming not to hear the disc reading has hearing problems or its no where near you. I can clearly hear it even in another room. the video I posted shows what it sounds like on any super slim and even the regular slim, xbox 360 and Wii make a similar sound and that is fact. the mine does not do it claim is silly as I never found a single console that cant clearly be heard reading the disc. the super slim is certainly the loudest I have heard though. I bought a 360 and luckily I can just install the games right on the hard drive. of course some of you claimed to install and run all your ps 3 games from the hard drive which is not even possible.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:35 AM   #59
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Toyota I'm going to record a vid soon of my PS3 sound level for you to see, it's pretty damn quiet
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:53 PM   #60
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I've had two copies of the exact same game and even THOSE sounded different just spinning in the drive.
There are a lot of variables.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:22 PM   #61
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Toyota I'm going to record a vid soon of my PS3 sound level for you to see, it's pretty damn quiet
Same here mine is quiet, my other slim was a bit loud.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:09 PM   #62
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Sounds like a case of someone who claims to have supersonic hearing. I have a slim and it is not loud, even when the disc loads. Wanna hear loud? Check out my 7950 when the fan speed is past 40%
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:43 PM   #63
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I've had two copies of the exact same game and even THOSE sounded different just spinning in the drive.
There are a lot of variables.
very true as the game disc itself can most certainly be a major contributing factor.

I returned it and now have an xbox360. its a little noisy when reading disc but since I can install to the hard drive its not an issue. maybe the PS4 will allow that and I can just get the PS3 exclusives from the playstation store at that time too if they are not compatible.

only thing that has pissed off about the 360 so far is they have the nerve to require you have a gold account just to watch netflix. that's a waste as I have no other need for a gold account at all.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:51 PM   #64
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Take PS3 back, buy console that requires you to spend money to use your Internet connection + services you already paid for.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:36 PM   #65
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Maybe you seriously had a defective model. I have a slim and never hear it even with low volume on the tv.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:01 AM   #66
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Maybe you seriously had a defective model. I have a slim and never hear it even with low volume on the tv.
AGAIN I already said that I tried another unit and it did the same exact noise. all the consoles are pretty loud when reading a disc but it can vary from exact model and games being read. I swear some of you people must have hearing problems...lol
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:10 PM   #67
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The BD read noise is not even close to as loud as the 12x DVD vacuum cleaner inside the 360. Enjoy installing every game you have to avoid the noise. Also enjoy paying to use Netflix and downloading new demos. LOL.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:45 PM   #68
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The BD read noise is not even close to as loud as the 12x DVD vacuum cleaner inside the 360. Enjoy installing every game you have to avoid the noise. Also enjoy paying to use Netflix and downloading new demos. LOL.
sorry but the PS 3 blu ray drive is much louder than the 360 drive as I had both here at the same time. and it takes only a few minutes to install a game on the hard drive in the 360 so how is that possibly a negative? and I can watch netflix for free on my pc and tv in my living room so no big deal there even though it is silly of them to require gold membership for that. really you seem to be a PS 3 fanboy and only looking at negatives from the 360.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:37 AM   #69
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sorry but the PS 3 blu ray drive is much louder than the 360 drive as I had both here at the same time. and it takes only a few minutes to install a game on the hard drive in the 360 so how is that possibly a negative? and I can watch netflix for free on my pc and tv in my living room so no big deal there even though it is silly of them to require gold membership for that. really you seem to be a PS 3 fanboy and only looking at negatives from the 360.
Millions of people have said the 360 drive is louder than the PS3 drive and I agree with them as well. It's the general consensus.
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Millions of people have said the 360 drive is louder than the PS3 drive and I agree with them as well. It's the general consensus.
well its not so with the newer 360 and the super slim PS 3 when it comes to disc reading noise. I have heard an older 360 and it was indeed louder in every way though.
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well its not so with the newer 360 and the super slim PS 3 when it comes to disc reading noise. I have heard an older 360 and it was indeed louder in every way though.
I have a Slim 360 and a Slim PS3 and the 360 is still infinitely louder.
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I have a Slim 360 and a Slim PS3 and the 360 is still infinitely louder.
I said super slim. I have heard the regular slim PS 3 and its quieter than the super slim PS 3.
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I have a Slim 360 and a Slim PS3 and the 360 is still infinitely louder.
Infinitely? Uh, no. Where would this forum be without laughable hyperbole.

The 360 Slim is still marginally louder, but neither should be very audible when playing a game or watching a movie at anything approaching reasonable sitting distance, especially with current big screens.
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again its only very audible when having to read the disc. every console out there has varying levels of annoying sound when doing that. the Wii was the most annoying because it almost continuously read the disc if it was dual layer. it was not tolerable for me at all. the super slim PS 3 is very loud but at least it does not have to read the whole time like the Wii did. the 360 was slightly quieter but is not an issue now as it only has to check the disc with the game installed on the hard drive. my old Gamecube is way quieter than any new consoles but even it annoyed me a bit.
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Has anyone here tried replacing the optical drive of any of these 'loud' consoles?

(I don't have one and so I don't have first-hand experience of this sort of issue)
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