HollyWood Video Managers

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  1. Dave Scarpa

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    I was in my new Hollywood Video the other day. I was checking out and I called the manager over to thank Hom and HV for deciding to carry the WS version of the discs. They have very little P&S in this store. The manager said he would'nt carry anything else and then said......

    "Well here's the thing any DVD Player can play the pan and scan version if they want I tell customers this all the time"

    I said you mean the zoom not all players have this but some do...

    He said no all the players can be changed in the menu to P&S and the disk will play that way. He knows he sold HiFi for awhile....

    Since I was so happy this store was carrying Widescreen I decided to let sleeping dogs lie and not tell him he's been pissing off alot of customers.

    The Mind Boggles
     
  2. jeff peterson

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    I think he probably meant that every DVD player's menu can by set to output to a 4:3 or 16:9 television.
     
  3. MelvinG

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    [​IMG] for our local HOLLYWOOD video. They carry zero pan&scan releases and they have more dvd selection than our local BLOCKBUSTER. Let's hope other HOLLYWOOD video customers were as appreciative as I was on their policy.
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  4. Jesse Skeen

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    That's actually a good idea- if anyone asks for pan n scan, tell them to set their player that way and if they still get 'the black bars' just say there must be something not working [​IMG]
     
  5. Dave Scarpa

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    No he definately thought setting that menu would P&S the disk. Now technically it would if the industry would support P&S on the fly, but they don't, and it Does'nt
     

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