As a long time supporter of Bill Hunt and The Digital Bits I am disappointed in the recent promotion of their opinion regarding the situation involving the Directors Guild of America and MoveMask/Cleanflicks etc. I feel Mr. Hunt has missed the focus of the argument and also has set a double standard with regard to their take on home theater viewing. Mr. Hunt states initially that ‘Editing a movie without the filmmaker's knowledge, permission and supervision is absolutely, unconditionally and completely wrong.’ There is no clarification here…but I would assume the argument would be in conjunction with the RESALE of the movie. The whole suit has NOTHING to do with resale of the movie just the editing services of a consumer purchased and owned media copy. If not, Mr. Hunt is telling the consumer that we cannot modify the contents of any media we own (VHS, DVD, book, magazine) etc. in our own homes. I can’t cut and splice a VHS tape or audio cassette. I can’t have my kids cut photos out of old magazines. I couldn’t throw various pages of a novel through the paper shredder. Yet these items are solely my property. Why should government tell me what I can do with them? Secondly Mr. Hunt and the Digital Bits have always championed the cause for the consumer in deciding the best presentation of home theater media. Yet, his argument against MovieMask, TVGuardian and the like completely goes against what he has preached. Surely Mr. Hunt wouldn’t argue against someone putting up masking material for a pan and scan movie release to improve the perceived viewing aspect ratio? Or how bout using a special stretch mode on your new widescreen TV to view non-anamorphic releases? Nor would he argue you couldn’t use your FF button on your DVD remote to skip an objectionable scene or the mute button to mute objectionable dialog. Yet each one of the options is ‘altering’ the original intended viewing ‘desires’ of the director/studio. However by criticizing MovieMask and the like he is arguing for banning all of the above! That the consumer does not have the rights to alter the PRESENTATION of a film at home. We’re not talking editing the content of the DVD in any way, shape or form. We’re talking about changing the PRESENTATION for the desires of the home theater enthusiast. I feel Mr. Hunt needs to review exactly what his cause is pursuing and make clarification because in my opinion it goes against what The Digital Bits has championed since its inception. As a sidenote I’m disappointed in Mr. Hunt’s tone and use of profanity in his public column. This lack of professionalism is uncharacteristic and clearly hits at the respect The Digital Bits has been striving for all these years in the online home theater community.