"It's also not the PS3: I just watched a DVD (The Best Years of Our Lives) and it displayed in 4:3 with black bars. It seems to only be Watch Instantly that stretches the image. This is very annoying, and I'm surprised more people…"
"Thanks for your help. I'm not sure where the option for this is in the PS3 (if there is one) but I know that it's not an issue with the TV itself because it does not stretch the image when displaying a SD TV broadcast."
"I have no experience with the ps3 however I can share what I think may be the issue. My brother has an HDTV 16:9 or 16:10 and an xbox360. Both the HDTV and the xbox have a setting to stretch the video to the screen so that there are no black bars.…"
"I found this recent post on bogleheads.org:
"The increase in the delivery time since the first of the year is almost certainly due to the postal service's "service rationalization" effort. I spoke with someone at Netflix and he…"
"The Virtual Revolution (2010, produced by Russell Barnes)
The information contained in this 4 part tv series won't reveal anything revelatory to anyone here but the origins of the idea for the world wide web might come as a surprise to…"
"Then there's the Hollow Crown series (all three Henry plays), which aired a couple of years ago, produced by the BBC. It's not bad, though not as compelling as the productions we've mentioned, imo. I did find a good streaming version…"
"¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)A very well made film about a trio of touring performers who are forced to entertain Franco's fascist troops during the Spanish Civil War even though their hearts are with the Republicans. Carmen Maura's…"
"Interesting bit from Auden in his Lectures on Shakespeare; he apparently felt that much of the poetry that spews from the character of Henry V is deliberately bad - at least, lesser than the language of Henry IV, passages of which (I must…"