With the DVD recorder's Zoom-out function, it not only spices up DVDs; it spices up TV in general. I like to watch ballgames windowboxed; in fact I just watched most of the World Series that way. Ballgame cameramen can have a good eye for composition too.
Think of a movie as a painting- with the overscan on most TVs, it's like putting the frame down on TOP of the painting instead of around it. This of course, cuts off all four edges of the painting. With zoom-out windowboxing, the picture is shrunk just enough so that the TV itself becomes the frame...AROUND the picture, not on it.