Styling & unit design Make no mistake about it; this set is quite an imposing presence in the living room. I didnt think it looked all that big in the showroom I saw it in, but when in a real lounge its quite wide especially as the front frame extends 13cm either side of the screen. The styling of this unit makes more sense when the set is on top of its stand, a theres a kind of boomerang shape on top of the main unit which mirrors the sets shape underneath the screen and the front of the stand. As with all TV stands (especially on TVs whose specification means theyd appeal to home cinema buffs), only those people with small centre speakers will be able to fit theirs on the stands shelving. Thankfully the boomerang part comes in handy here (especially if, like me, youve got a centre speaker previously used on a shelf with sticky stubs underneath) as you can fit a reasonable sized speaker on it. As my speaker had stubby feet on, a dab of blu-tack in a couple of places was enough to secure the speaker on top of the TV. The stand comes with 2 glass shelves. These are held in place by 2 plastic pieces one the rear section, and balance on 2 rather insubstantial looking protusions. While one of these shelves happily held an X-box and digital STB while I had the set, long term I dont think Id be happy trusting the stand to last. The set does protrude quite a bit backwards, and the rear does seem to find favour with pets of a feline variety (despite looking extremely uncomfortable). Fortunately all the vents exit out of the rear with top upwards facing vents, so blocking of essential cooling by a cat shouldnt be an issue.