This is very true...almost all HDTV is in 16:9 mode.
However...has anyone else started noticing a few shows/series are throwing in a bit wider AR? Not sure what ratio it is exactly...its not a full 2.35:1, maybe more llike 2.0:1 or something...but I've just noticed a sprinkling of shows on tv with black bars on top and bottom.
I'm not insinuating that more TV shows will go this direction, I don't think they will and really hope they don't. Just thought it was interesting.