It seems that the studios are providing 1.78 pan and scan masters with more regularity to streaming sites like Vudu and Netflix. Vudu will let you watch the first 2 minutes for free and I've noticed there are many classic CinemaScope titles like LES GIRLS and AUNTIE MAME that start in 2.35 (or wider) scope for the credits, then blow up to 1.78 for the balance of the movie. It's this way for either rental or purchase at Vudu. What's up with that? This has infuriated me with premium movie networks like HBO, which will pan and scan new movies, not just old ones. I know they're trying to appeal to the average viewer who might not understand the letterbox bars and want their new HD sets filled corner to corner, but since these same people have watched DVD's the past decade or so (and those are all original aspect ratio for the most part) why is pan and scan still an issue? Finally some classic titles are available in HD 1080p, but then the studios ruin them by cropping the image. This has got to stop, particularly on pay per view streaming sites like Vudu. Netflix too.