P&S titles only at Walgreens now

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  1. Scott Thomas

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    AS I went into work yesterday, I saw a basket with about a dozen copies of Harry Potter. Excited to see it I picked one up and was contemplating about purchacing it. Then I look in the back and noticed it was the Full-Screen version.

    I quickly put the disc back and punched in.

    The Walgreens company only sells P&S versions of a movie, two weeks ago they only sold full-screen version of Ocean's 11

    one of my manager is also a DVD ethusiast and also complained about P&S Harry Potter.

    Needless to say, I am very upset that Walgreens decided to

    go P&S
     
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    To be expected in the current climate.

    But not many people here would choose Walgreen's as their primary source for DVDs.

    Did you express your concern to the manager of the store?
     
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    I can't wait... I mean, I am REALLY anxious for the day when 16x9 tv's rule, and all these people with their huge collection of pan and scan dvd's wind up with black bars on the left and right sides. On second thought, no, it probably won't happen. They'll hit their zoom buttons and be perfectly satiated watching horizontally stretched images. I am hoping for a "We told you so" day, but it may never happen.
     
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    I'd never think of Walgreens as a place to buy DVDs anyway.
     
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    Not many people here, but the 'impulse buy' of DVDs of drug and grocery stores will be a larger and larger segment of the market.

    Not a good sign.
     
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    Damin: So-called "anamorphic" DVDs are simply encoded to display all their available lines of resolution in a 16:9 window, properly proportioned. That's all. The most accurate way to describe such discs is "16:9-encoded." There's nothing akin to the anamorphic cinematography process at all. Some DVDs offer a 4:3 image natively, while others are authored at 16:9. JB
     
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