Re: AVENGERS: Grade, Reviews, Discuss, DVD & Sequel **SPOILERS**
I've long out grown the need for the picture to "fill the screen." I do wish some 4:3 movies were matted to that ration rather than it being a bright, gray-white, dead space on the sides of the screen (a bit more annoying than the black space) so for some 4:3 shows I watch on DVD I do "stretch" the picture through TV functions. (The TV's stretching method causes minimal distortion.) But the black bars on the top and bottom of non 16:9 movies? Meh.
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.