I've pretty much decided on the Sony XBR1 50" set but because of the winged speakers it is a big problem. I have a solid oak cabinet that maxes out at 53.75" wide. I spent some time eyeballing this set at CC Wednesday and it looks like these side mounted speakers could be cut off. Although most likely voiding the warranty. What I saw; The speakers are attached to the set at the top and bottom by a thin/small height piece of plastic which I assume contains the speaker wiring. The backside of the speakers are screwed to the front side. My plan: Unscrew the backs and check out my assumption. Just speaker wire coming into the wings. If so using a fine saw cutting the plastic as close to the TV set as possible and then lightly sanding the edges. The sides of the TV won't be visible in normal use, blocked by the cabinet from view. I'll use my a/v receiver for sound. Anyone know why not to do this? Is it a really stupid idea? Other then butchering a 4,000 dollar piece of hardware? Thanks, MikeS.