FIFA has agreed to broadcast the next World Cup in widescreen format. That is, the letterbox format used in movies. It sounds like a perfect ploy to get soccer fans around the world to upgrade their television sets. If its not broadcast in High-def though, I can’t imagine the extra image room adding much to the experience. Plus, if you keep an old 4:3 set until then, you’d have to put up with ugly black bars at the top and bottom of your screen. Luckily, we’re already planning to be in Germany in 2006!