Recently got a Toshiba and while I am generally satisfied with it I am a bit concerned with the 'white noise' (hiss) that is readily heard from the internal speakers when only turning the volume up to its first setting. The level is higher than I would expect and is audible from 8'-10' away. The fact that the level remains the same and is not effected by increase the audio signal level except to "mask" the noise indicates a very poor or faulty amplifier. Now, I know that I shouldn't expect too much from the internal amplification quality wise in a unit such as this. I am also aware that they use highly efficient speaker drivers to mate with low power amp output which in itself would combine to make any noise more audible but this seems to be a little too much even for a TV set. I bypass the internal audio system when playing DVDs as the player's audio outs are inputted directly to my pre-amp but for all other viewing I prefer to use tv's internal sound system. Are there any other owners of this particular or similar sets who are experiencing the same problem? Any feedback would be appreciated.