When I first started reading about DVD one of the biggest features I thought it offered was the ability for machines to extract pan and scan directly off a properly flagged widescreen DVD. This would have solved the OAR issue once and for all, as all DVDs would be widescreen, with the option of extracting P&S on-the-fly. However, this type of DVD seems rare and I don't own any of them. Why is this feature almost completely ignored? Is it because of crappy implementation in the DVD spec? Is it because of buggy players? Is it because nobody knows how to flag these things properly? Is it because the companies are afraid J6P isn't going to be able to set up his/her DVD player correctly? It seems that that we are able to survive other problems such as dual layer discs and seamless branching, so why not on-the-fly P&S? ------------------ Eugene Hsieh, VisorCentral FAQ Editor 1000 km on a tank of gas??? Check out the Prius and drive the future now! Check out my switched Dual Boot DVD Player Hack.