Been wanting one of these sets since they came out...but hate the look of the dumbo ears. And now the '06s are in the same cabinet yet agin!
I know some like it though.
For those of you that disliked it, but bought anyway...do you find yourself noticing them still, in a darkened room? My fear is that since they're silver, that with the lights dimmed for viewing, they's still have a presence in the room (like an 800 lb gorilla...or a 4 ton elephant!).
When friends used to comment on the "black bars" on my 4:3 screen, I told them, "focus on the picture that's there, and you won't even notice the black bars". Do you ever have that ability to "tune" the ears out of your vision, once you get immersed in what's on the screen? Or is it a constant reminder of how silly it is to design a TV cabinet with big silver "handles"? (again, directed at those that dislike the ears...I know some like the "floating" screen effect they are reported to promote)_