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lchiu7

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I read reports that when HD first came out in the US, TV fans would watch shows they woudn't normally watch just because they were in HD. I guess we are in this position sort of now.

I never used to watch NCIS, CSI Miami or CSI NY but started watching because they weren't that bad but looked great in HD and sounded great in 5.1 In fact after watching regularly I sort became a fan of NCIS, not so much the CSI's. But I still record them :)

Just wondering if HD broadcasts has changed other folks viewing patterns or choices. I guess the one change for me is, I rarely watch TV1/2 now since their HD content is pretty slim and they don't have 5.1 audio. Talk about a half pie effort!




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  #182008 4-Dec-2008 13:32
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I must admit I started watching NCIS for the exact same reason.

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  #182012 4-Dec-2008 13:46
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sbiddle: I must admit I started watching NCIS for the exact same reason.

Yeah X2

Actually didn't think it was too bad as a show though.  I think the HD bit is being hyped for marketing purposes and a lot of people are just more pleased to have no ghosting/crap reception with freeview rather than the HD part.  And also that it's in the correct aspect ratio for newer widescreen TV's - that's the bit I can't handle going back to watch prime.  The 5.1 is great though but long term you'll need good content to keep viewers watching a show.  Most of the current HD shows on TV3 are pretty good shows I think.

 
 
 
 


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sbiddle: I must admit I started watching NCIS for the exact same reason.

A bit annoyed with that cliffhanger season ending episode. Hope TV3 gets the new season here soon or I will have to resort to other methods to watch it :)




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Only Hi Def programming for me now. The rest is so ........... well 1960's.

Come on TVNZ and TV3 .... get on with it and do it properly. You have an eager audience.

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