By EW Staff
Updated May 30, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT

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.