Last night, I was standing in the returns line at Fry's Electronics in Woodland Hills, CA. There at the front of the store, they always have a big screen tv set up with some DVD or other blaring away. I noticed they were playing Atlantis, and started watching it out of boredom. When I looked over, I saw that they had taken two Mits big screens, one a 55" 4x3 set, and the other a 65" 16x9 set, so they were roughly the same height. They had put a huge sign above the sets that said "4x3 vs. 16x9" I chuckled, as I imagined that the Atlantis picture had to be badly mangled on one of the sets; you couldn't play it on both sets and have it look good. But I couldn't believe it. Some enterprising sales clerk had gone through the trouble of synching two DVD players! One had the pan&scan version, the other the widescreen, with both being played on their respective sets. While I've seen countless web and video demos of the difference in my years of Laserdisc and DVD collecting, this was the most effective demonstration I had ever seen. There were about 15 people standing there watching, and I was glued to the display. The differences were so glaring and obvious, you just couldn't look away. It was like watching a tennis match, as peoples' heads bounced back and forth, comparing the cropped image with the widescreen one. Everyone who entered Fry's that day got a very effective education in pan&scan!