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Greg Warner

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Well....I tried to rent A.I. at my local West Coast Video this weekend and to my horror realized that they are only stocking 4:3 pan and scan for new releases. If Block Buster follows then my only option will be to purchase the titles that I would rather just rent. Angry.....sooooo angry.

Greg
 

Patrick Larkin

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bummer...

there are some stores where i live called '48 hours.' they not only only do fullframe on new releases but they also do something really strange. they mix dvd and vhs together!!

so, the AI video is right next to the AI dvds. catering even more to J6P.
 

Dave H

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they not only only do fullframe on new releases but they also do something really strange. they mix dvd and vhs together!!
I know of a couple local video stores that do "mixing" and it is very annoying to say the least.
 

Patrick Larkin

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The first time I walked in after they started mixing formats, I stood there for a few minutes trying to figure out where to start. You'd have to traverse the whole store just to browse the DVDs on hand. I didn't bother and just left.

Don't they know that people who rent DVD no longer rent VHS? Duh.
 

Alex Spindler

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I think that practice is done to disguise the fact that they have a limited DVD collection. I'd bet they would do that until they had enough for a wall section for DVD.

Oh, and if you are a frequent renter there, I suggest you ask them how many titles you have rented that year. After they tell you, plainly explain to them that that number is frozen until they order widescreen versions. If you are near the top of the rental lists, they'll at least listen to you.
 

Patrick Larkin

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thats whats wierd about my case. this place had a sizable DVD selection. then they went and mixed them all up for some reason.
 

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