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LUDDITE CRUTCH OF THE WEEK

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LUDDITE CRUTCH OF THE WEEK Letterbox-eliminating DVD players

The merits of viewing movies in wide-screen — that you get more of the film and preserve the director’s artistic vision — were proven back in the 20th century. So why does Samsung’s DVD-V3500 proudly claim to eliminate those pesky black bars with the touch of a button? C’mon, people, get with the program.

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