I don't get why more don't embrace vertical letterbox. DB Kai's reruns on Toonami are letterboxed to keep the TV aspect ratio for one. I hate how FXX's Simpsons reruns are crammed into wideframe, as it cuts things off at the bottom and sometimes stretches them. I get that most people with enough money to buy modern television screens only have wideframe, but I don't see why things need to be forced into the format. It's almost as bad as having a low def TV and getting full frame versions of wideframe shows. or WORSE fullframe versions of fullframe shows force formatted to wide frame. Seriously. If those with crappy televisions can get used to wideframe movie aspect ratios, those with good TV's shouldn't be butthurt by side bars upholding classic TV ratios. Though, I get why Sesame Street does it. Probably for consistency sake. I've always had a problem with their HD format. Not for the format itself, but the odd insistence of showing nothing but the current stuff done in HD and not using the older segments, unless they do. It's... inconsistent. Kids probably had none of the problems they thought they did.