Having just recently bought my first widescreen (16:9) tv I've been looking into the different widescreen aspect ratios available on DVDs and such. I find it really odd that there seem to be 2 different ratios. There is 16:9 (often listed as 1.77:1), which is the standard widescreen tv ratio, but there is also 2.35:1, which I presume is the ratio used in cinemas. Oh and there there's your standard fullscreen or 4:3 which is still available is countries like the US where widescreen has taken longer to break through. My biggest irritation is the 2.35:1 ratio. Even on my widescreen this leaves the inevitalbe black bars top and bottom. I can understand this is a great aspect ratio for cinemas and possibly for people using beamers/projectors, but doesn't the average consumer just have a regular 16:9 or 4:3 screen? Anybody have any ideas as to why the movie industry constantly releases movies in this aspect ratio or why tvs aren't made in this ratio instead of 16:9?