HT Gurus, Why are today's standard widescreen tvs in 16x9 (1:78:1) aspect ratio? Most movies are shot in 1:85:1 and 2:35:1 ratios. 2:35 we get some black bars unless you do the dreaded zoom feature. Zooming is a trade off for the picture quality. I want the picture in its purest form. Of course, 4.3 is 1:33:1, but I believe 1:78:1 (16x9) is the standard that is now functional on all widescreens because of High Definition trademark and thats the size they went with. So we suffer while watching movies? Why not make the freakin tv in 1:85 or 2:35 size so we have a filled up screen and no black bars? Hello? Or from now on, directors film movies at 1:78 ratio, but I dont think thats gonna happen either. This question above probably has come up before. Is this some mass joke on the public by the tv manufacturers? or a big conspricy to get more money out of us later? What gives?