I heard a nasty rumor that they have become a bit noisier than the TH-50PHD7UY they are meant to replace. This is strange, but it makes sense if they are indeed the same glass that is seen in the new 50&500U consumer models. Both of which seem to have noisier PQ than the 7UY. (At least from what my eyes can discern) Since they are not "officially" supposed to ship for another 4 weeks, I was wondering if anyone at a dealership has had a look. Or perhaps someone caught a glance at one of the conventions?