Tonite on DirecTV HD FOTR was shown at 1.78.
I compared it to the 2.35 BD....
The BD has better resolution and color (no surprise there).
The framing is somewhat more problematic.
I am of 2 minds here....
Perhaps screen size may be a factor.
On one hand, for those with small 16x9 TVs, the 1.78 AR may be preferable.
OTOH, those with FPs would probably prefer 2.35.
Ultimately, whatever AR PJ prefers is what should be on the EE BDs.
LOTR is too much of a classic not to be so.