This weekend I had several friends come over with their girlfriends to watch DVDs on my new 47" widescreen set. When I popped in a 2.35 movie, some of the girls said "Oh you still got those black bars..." which led to a general widescreen/letterbox vs. TV discussion. Most of my male friends already know my HT passion, but the 3 girlfriends there just did not get it. Then I popped in the "Why Widescreen" part of Die Hard Ultimate Edition... All 3 girls understood and then supported the use of widescreen/letterboxing. There is nothing like a short visual tutorial of the compromises that have to be made to put a widescreen movie onto a 4:3 TV to drive the point home. Although I was doing (IMO) a decent job of explaining the situation, it wasn't until this short 5 minute demo that they all "got it." Then I popped in Star Trek IV and fast-forwarded in the documentary to Leonard Nimoy's little bit about widescreen vs. pan & scan, complete with moving picture comparisons of both. This further drove the point home and convinced 3 girls I had barely known (and who have no HT background) that letterbox was the way to go. Here are some great comments made while we were watching the demos: "Oh my god, what happened to the other guy?" "Whoa, it's like a totally different movie!" "Check out how one camera's stable, and the other one keeps moving back and forth to try and follow the conversation." So please, ALL STUDIOS, consider putting a short (like 3 minutes or so) Widescreen Explanation on all DVDs. It could even be a stock one that you use over and over again, or a few that you rotate between on different DVDs. It will help educate the masses in a way that we OAR supporters only dream of. Thank you for your time. And please, anyone in support of this idea please post here.