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#27795 6-Nov-2008 21:34
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No dolby digital symbols or HD logo on free view guide, also Listener had no HD next to listing, it's a new prime time program, wonder hat's going on? 90210 before it has the works but not my sort of program.

Hope the new Prison Break has the works only seen the "coming soon" adds so far, where there's no mention HD on those.

Glad to see Terminator gone HD, quite a few weeks into it before happened.

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  #176419 6-Nov-2008 21:41
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Wonder if House series 5 will be in HD??  The remainder of series 4 are in SD.  The NZ networks have been a little tardy in showing HD content. Especially movies..




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  #176426 6-Nov-2008 21:53
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Yea I wonder why they don't show them in HD, there all in HD in the US (Heroes, Prison Break, House), trying to save money maybe...?Im guessing that the HD ones cost more to get here?

 
 
 
 




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  #176437 6-Nov-2008 22:34
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Didn't think there had been much in movies. I remember tv3 doing some when they first went HD, but if any been done recently haven't noticed. Mate was asking me about movies in HD on free view and said I'm only going off what I've noticed but waste of money getting free view for that, content is really weak.

He's not into the cop shows , get's wide screen through sky so free view wouldn't add anything there, but at same time he doesn't want to pay costs with skys HD.

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  #177706 13-Nov-2008 09:06
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Did anyone watch it?  Was it HD?  I can't believe it wouldn't be, given all the other primetime shows they've got that are.

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  #177711 13-Nov-2008 09:24
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Yeah I saw most of it, it wasn't in HD.  Think the shows lost the plot to be honest, like they've been caught off gaurd that they've been given a 3rd series and are scrambling to think of where it's going to go now.  But yeah, no HD.  I think Prison Break has gone the same, but hey that's in HD for the 4th season about to start.

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  #177714 13-Nov-2008 09:35
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I think many of these US shows are getting a little predictable. I'm still a fan of House but have found Prison Break to just be dragging on and despite being a huge Boston Legal fan I think the decision to end the show this year is a good one. There just isn't a lot more you can do with the characters and shows are getting very repetative.

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  #177716 13-Nov-2008 09:42
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Yea Heroes is getting a bit strange with this season plot.
But I think this new season from Prison Break is actually pretty good, it's not like the first two it's different (tries to not give away the plot of the new season)...

 
 
 
 


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  #177724 13-Nov-2008 10:03
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Ha, I forgot about the downloads as I haven't had decent broadband in my new place.  I used to download a set of tv shows, prison break, greys, top gear, heroes and have almost forgotten about being able to see these 6 months in advance.  Thanks for not sharing the plot mate!

Yeah these shows hit the same point where the only thing left for the writers is to break the characters away from what they've just spent the last two seasons developing/showing the viewers.  I feel a bit ripped off as a viewer when they go and do this and the writers come up with a twist that's way out of character really.  It all gets a bit silly where there's only so many characters and they've all rotated and slept with each other etc! 

Would be cool to end a show like the xfiles or heroes with some answers whilst it's hot, rather than drag it on till the ratings flop and there's no budget for writers/effects and there's no viewers either.

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  #177743 13-Nov-2008 10:56
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Actually feels like a bit of a waste, because we're not all that far behind most of those shows these days, well comapred to the old days I guess.  I think they just had the 8th episode of Heroes in the US, so I suppose that is about 2 months!

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  #177756 13-Nov-2008 11:39
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I really only do it now because I hate all the NZ ads, there so long and boring, if they made some original and interesting ones then yea thats something, but they don't so I don't watch TV here :(

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rugrat: No dolby digital symbols or HD logo on free view guide, also Listener had no HD next to listing, it's a new prime time program, wonder hat's going on? 90210 before it has the works but not my sort of program.

Hope the new Prison Break has the works only seen the "coming soon" adds so far, where there's no mention HD on those.

Glad to see Terminator gone HD, quite a few weeks into it before happened.



Universal is demanding high definition premium which TV3 wont pay

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  #177784 13-Nov-2008 13:00
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rugrat: Didn't think there had been much in movies. I remember tv3 doing some when they first went HD, but if any been done recently haven't noticed. Mate was asking me about movies in HD on free view and said I'm only going off what I've noticed but waste of money getting free view for that, content is really weak.

 

Sky seems to be putting on lots of HD movies. new and old so don't see why CH 1, 2, 3 can't do the same.. I'm also beginning to think  why I  did waist $400 on a STB with no real HD content





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  #177787 13-Nov-2008 13:09
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I still think they shouldn't have focussed so much on the HD part of freeview UHF as it's potentially misleading to the majority of NZ Public.  Freeview is just simply the new format platform for NZ TV broadcast, and not really competition for sky, well their sport/movie offerings specifically.  Yes the format is capable of HD broadcast, but it's up to the channel/parties involved to actually show HD content.  I would have gone with freeview sat and freeview uhf, where uhf allows for some hd content when available.

How can sky offer so much HD content?!.......
NZPA | Thursday November 6 2008 - 02:12pm

Pay television operator Sky Network Television Ltd is forecasting net profit after tax of between $90 million and $100m in 2009, up from the $98m it reported in the year to June 30.


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  #177975 14-Nov-2008 13:27
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has anyone seen if TVNZ are showing the Womens football in HD on TV One?

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  #178049 14-Nov-2008 19:01
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Brunzy:


Universal is demanding high definition premium which TV3 wont pay


Where did you read this?  TV3 would have negotiated all its contracts via Mediaworks (if that is the name). Seem strange that a supplier would demand more for HD when that is the native format they are shooting in.




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