Netflix: are they OAR safe?

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  1. Kevin_W

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    Just want to make sure as I am filling in my rental queue that I am safe in that all the movies are widescreen. I didn't know if I should be looking at every movie's description to make sure it says enhanced for 16x9, or perhaps they've adopted a widescreen only policy. Thanks in advance.

    Kevin
     
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    I haven't had any OAR problems with them. Obviously if the DVD is only released in P/S, then there's not much that can be done. Otherwise they always appear to stock WS copies.
     
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    All the movies I get from Netflix are widescreen. Many are DTS versions also if there is a choice.
     
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    Thanks guys. Now if only BlockBuster would adopt such a policy.

    Kevin
     
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    I know that at some point Netflix had a whole bunch of P&S Mummy Returns. I don't know what they did with that stock.
     
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    My "Harry Potter" was P&S and went back unwatched. I exchanged some email with them, but mainly got automated responses along the lines of "be sure to check our description for the format," "did you check the disc menu to choose the right version?" and "some films are available fullscreen only." My response, to the effect that the disc itself was labelled "fullscreen" and that yes, indeed, it's available in a separate widescreen version, did not elicit a personalized reply, but they did at least immediately credit me with a return prior to their actually receiving the disc back. I guess that counts as a refund of sorts. Their page for the film still says "widescreen."
     
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    I have rented many movies from them and always got the widescreen version when there has been a chice. I do however also make sure it is widscreen before selecting. There are a few titles (like Mummy) they had in P&S, but it seems to be very few.

    Ron Birk
     
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    The only OAR violation I've had from Netflix was Airport. Pretty good percentage of success considering I've been using them since August of 2000.
     

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