I am asking this, because on more than one occasion, I have found my commitment to OAR only presentations challenged by friends, and even family members. Example: In school, I am taking a film studies course. One of the movies we watched recently was Batman. (It was an example of unique lighting) Unfortunantly, the screening of it in class was a typical Pan n'Scan, VHS mono presentation. I couldn't even understand the dialogue most of the time. My solution? Go out to video stores and rent a Widescreen Dolby Digital DVD of it and watch it at home! Surely this doesn't make me mad, does it? (I'm sorry, we also watched The Telltale Heart!) My friends sure thought so. They thought it was ludicrous to actually pay to rent the DVD when we're already watching it in class for free. My only response being, "but....it's....pan n'scan. " They think I'm crazy. Example 2: My Dad doesn't have a problem with watching Widescreen DVDs, but also doesn't mind Pan n'Scan either. He frequently gets up on my back for not wanting to watch VHS tape, or movies on TMN. He thinks I need to "not be so stuck up." When a movie we want to watch isn't available of DVD, he'll gladly rent it on VHS pan n'scan. I never got an opportunity until recently to watch American Beauty because of this. (He rented it on tape before the DVD was out) When Galaxy Quest came on TMN, he wondered why I wasn't enthusiastic about taping it on VHS. Well, it's simply because it's Pan n' Scan, Pro Logic, and worse of all, VHS! But after the attacks on my commitments pass, I always come back to here! The HTF! Where people will make a big deal about a certain DVD not having enough bass. VHS? Hah. An ancient format. Around here, movie watching is more than a time waster. It's a whole experience. Presentation quality must be as high as possible. Sadly, most people will just shrug everything we spend thousands of dollars on, shrug artistic vision, simply because. "it's only a movie." Even those who do recognize the advantage of Widescreen, will ignore it because they are saving money with VHS, or that the movie "isn't artistic enough." (One instance in Goldeneye was ruined in Pan n'Scan because it looks like James Bond just says "Vodka Martini, Shaken Not Stirred" in the the middle of a conversation for no apparant reason, because the waiter was chopped off the screen. But is Goldeneye qualified as an artistic movie?) The question is, is it us that are mad?