If you're keen on keeping a slideshow for its visual impressiveness, make it shorter, use a panoramic aspect ratio because that has a couple of advantages. It doesn't occupy the entire fold. So it lets people start seeing critical information underneath. In this particular example, this is a "best of" slideshow. It has a very wide 8:3 aspect ratio and it just doesn't take up too much vertical space. Uh, it shows the tagline underneath and it's stylish. So I think it's a good solution.