I am really tired of reading all the complaints about the growing popularity of pan and scan. I think it is time that we take some action, and actually do something to make sure that DVD's will always be available in their OAR. I have e-mailed the webmasters of popular DVD and widescreen web sites, including the HTF, asking them to start a campaign, but no one has responded. I don't know why they haven't taken action, but since something NEEDS to be done, I want to organize something myself. I WILL do my part. I have created a OAR Support Page, which will be an information resource for those wishing to participate in a grassroots effort to educate people about the benefits of OAR/widescreen. I WILL need the help of the HTF community! Hopefully the DVD sites will at least provide a link to the site. I think the best way to combat P&S is to educate people. Some of you have stated that education will not solve our problem, and to an extent, I agree. However, I do believe it will HELP, and in a BIG way! I have managed to convince many of my friends to switch to widescreen simply by pointing them to web sites explaining the benefits. A lot of people WILL be convinced when they are clearly shown how much they are really missing. Most people truly don't know. I realize that not everyone who is educated will be convinced to switch to widesreen, but MANY certainly will. Below is a list of things that you can do to help with this effort. I need someone to create a good looking, simple, yet informative brochure that could be given to people showing side-by-side screen shots from popular widescreen films. It should include a short explanation of aspect ratios, and URL's to DVD web sites such as thedigitalbits.com, DVDfile.com, and widescreen.org. These will be made available on the site, so that people can download them and print them out, or take them to a Copy Shop, and hand them out in stores, give them to friends, relatives, or co-workers. I need someone to create a nice looking flyer, similar to the brochure I described, which can be tacked to bulletin boards at retailers, libraries, schools, and other public places. I need a list of the mailing addresses of all the major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Best Buy, Target, Kmart and Blockbuster Video, so that we can organize a letter writing effort. If you wish to help with this education effort, keep reading. I have already started working on the web site, but more will be added soon. If you have designed a flyer, brochure, or any other print or online media that you think I should include on the site, please send me an e-mail. If you send it in any format other than PDF, I will convert it. If you wish to upload any files to the site yourself, please do so. If you want to add information to the web site, such as a link to your file, please do so. If you have any other ideas for the site, post them here. Web Site: http://oar.joshuasplace.net  The above url is the previous site. The new site will be http://www.widescreenadvocate.com Thank you.