It's late, and I got bored watching my red TV, so I decided to try to record exactly what was bugging me so much. You can't really see the "red" here, due to the angle, but you should be able to hear the 24/7 fan that drives me nuts.
When it starts, the TV is on a normal volume, and the camera is pretty close to the speakers (right below them).
7 seconds in, I turn the TV off.
15 seconds in, I unplug it.
I still haven't received a good reason why it needs a fan running all the time. And tomorrow I'm going to confront them with the $60/year that I will be paying for it. (The TV uses 34-38W in "standby" mode, and a normal fridge/freezer uses about 54W standard!)