I see yet another Chinese made, light pressed steel-cased, failure prone SMPS supply with a internal fan to pull dust in through the edges of the disc tray
But I don't understand most fan usage in lots of home AV gear, amplifiers excluded. Usually it is done for aesthetic and cost reasons. For example I have an Nvidia Shield TV that has a passive power brick, but a small fan on the CPU. I'm assuming that reason is because they slapped the thing in the smallest and trendiest plastic case they could. I love the device, but hate the fan.
In this specific case it appears the CPU/Processor is passively heat sinked on the far right and the fan is only needed on the power supply. Other than cost I'm at a loss why they couldn't design a passive power supply / case design that was able to provide power to this player.
I agree, it is disappointing.