One of the benefits of the 8-Series design is that it is fanless. Historically, while they do cool, fans also do one of three things that causes major headaches:
1. Make unnecessary noise (taking away from movie experience)
2. Unnecessary circulation of air/dust
Most of our LCD panels and plasma panels run on a fanless design, meaning the heat is dissipated throughout sinks within the unit. Simply put, the panel is designed to never require a fan. Such a reliance on a fan also means that if the fan were to break, you won't know until something that NEEDS a fan burns out. This keeps our panels running longer with fewer necessary repair calls.
We like to think of it as being innovative. I don't suppose adding a fan would hurt the unit in theory, but doing so is unnecessary and adds an additional reqiurement from the power supply. (and I might add, voids the warranty). It might cause more damage than anything.
That's my take on it. Thoughts?
I just had my panel replaced by a samsung tech and I noticed an area near the inverter that has the same mounting holes as the other fans placed on the board. I was wondering if I could/should put a fan and is it of some benefit to do so.
For a pic look here http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=16057039#post16057039