This might actually get me back into theaters! Saw Wall-E last night as a belated Father's Day treat courtesy of my sons Greg and Morgan. The only other flick I went to see this summer was Iron Man and it's been easily 4 or 5 years since I was last at the movies. My main reason were the endless commercials that Clearview would run before getting to the trailers and main feature. I was pleasantly surprised to see only trailers before the flick. That, and the inconsistant quality of presentation versus the standard I could always expect from my HT. But, MAN, when the Disney Castle logo appeared in the first preview the clarity of the image blew me away. I let out an involuntary "Wow!" Going back to Iron Man, the image was fuzzy, clicks at spliced reel changes and so-so sound. Mind you, this was in a theater built about 3 years ago! I walked out at the movie's conclusion swearing to stick with The ScootPlex 2000 for all future movie watching. After last night, I am reconsidering that position. The audio was flawless, the image pristine! The detail I could see was unquestionably the absolute best presentation of a flick I have ever experienced. (Prior to last night my references for near perfection were the MGM screening room in Manhattan and The Ziefleld Theater's presentation of Apacalpyse Now back in 81.) Granted...everything about the movie's production and presentation remains in the digital domain, but still.... I could see some of what I think may be artifacts of the projector when the PIXAR lamp logo came on, but I will have to closely review my Cars BD to see if maybe the texture I noticed is indeed a background part of that logo. Even if it is from the projector, it's the only "unique" thing I could possibly attrbute to digital projection. YEARS ago, both Jerry Lewis and Francis Ford Coppola predicted digital presentation of their films, via satellite delivery and a nationwide "common start time" for the feature presentation. Satellite certainly is a potential delivery medium for a movie, but so far, no national simultaneous starts for now. When I read their comments, I figured it would look like the closed circuit presentations of the early years of boxing matches and other special events presented in movie theaters. What I saw last night makes those offerings look like a 1940's B&W broadcast of I Love Lucy. Now I know what I have been missing. Don't get me wrong...The ScootPlex 2000 is still my venue of choice. I get to pick who sits next to me, I can enjoy adult beverage and smoke, and when said beverage needs an exit via Bio-Break, I can pause the action. But now a MUST see flick can once again be a MUST see flick for me again...at the movies.