Sorry for a meaningless post but . . . THE THING IS HUGE!! Yea - I had a tape measure out and I know how tall 39 inch's is. But a tape measure and a 17 inch thing 40 inch tall monolith is something else. Remember the scene in 2001 Space Odessey wit hither monkeys touching the monolith? THAT WAS ME!! LOL Well - running to the store to get cable. IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!