Most of the plasmas have a lot of superfluous trim on the ends (and I certainly don't need the speakers), even the Panasonic looks like it could lose an inch. But I haven't opened one up, so I have no reason to doubt you that the necessary electronics fill up the cabinet, which means it would take a major redesign to shrink it. Unfortunately, I doubt they'll do that just for me. Thanks.
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