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# 44267 26-Oct-2009 10:57
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I was looking through the listener for last week and had to look really hard to find ANY programs that were marked as HD. What made me look was that I accidentally flicked over "The Cult" on TV2 - havent watched it but I would have probably liked it - anyway - it had the HD logo and there was a bit showing a countryside setting - it looked stunning - really popped off the screen. I then realised that I havent seen that logo on anything in prime time for ages - from memory both 2 and 3 used to show that logo when applicable.

I think when I flicked through the listener the only things I found were a couple of US cops shows on repeat about 11pm and one movie. There was virtually nothing. I know that a couple of the distributors wanted to charge more for the HD versions of their programs. I take it we (NZ) wont pay for it.

So we now only get HD content if someone makes a NZ on Air assisted program that they film in HD?




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  # 266920 26-Oct-2009 16:23
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Gone nowhere.

There was never a great deal to begin with.

There's a smattering on TVNZ.

The movie Cars looked superb a couple of weekends ago, despite being cut-down to fit the 1.78 palette and not having sound to match the visuals.

Quite a bit more HD on TV3 which usually has at least a couple of shows in HD during prime time.

I haven't bought The Listener in nearly a decade, maybe their listings are incompete ?


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  # 266947 26-Oct-2009 17:48
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Cars was the last thing I saw, and damn it looked good...




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  # 267149 27-Oct-2009 10:32
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Not much has changed since this topic was discussed a month ago: What Freeview|HD programmes are in HD and/or DD 5.1? Quite a few current programmes are listed in that thread.

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  # 267292 27-Oct-2009 15:23
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Old thread was locked so here is the updated list of what is and has been on in HD.

Shows that have been in HD
Dirty Sexy Money
Ugly Betty
CSI
Rove - (was)
Criminal Minds
Private Practice
Desparate Housewives
The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Lost
Hotel Babylon
McLeods Daughters
Back to you
Women's Murder Club
Medium
The Librarians
Outragous Fortune
SVU: Special Victims Unit
The Simpsons (new series)
Fringe
Survivor: Gabon
Gone Fishin' (according to tv3 listings when no repeats)
ITM Fishing Show (according to tv3 listings when not repeats)
The Wiggles Show (according to tv3 listings)
Heroes (until NBC asked for more money and TV3 declined to pay so back to SD)
Criminal Intent
Pushing Daisies
Lie To Me
Journeyman
Dexter (until it was pulled from TV3)

Currently Running in HD duuring Primetime.
Nurse Jackie
Survivor: Samoa
The Jaquie Brown Diaries
Ax men
Birdland
City Homocide
Paradise Cafe
CSI: Miami
CSI: New York
NCIS
The Cult
The Mentalist
Fringe

Monday Movies on TV3
Black Hawk Down


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  # 267639 28-Oct-2009 11:10
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browned: Currently Running in HD duuring Primetime.
Nurse Jackie
Survivor: Samoa
The Jaquie Brown Diaries
Ax men
Birdland
City Homocide
Paradise Cafe
CSI: Miami
CSI: New York
NCIS

Monday Movies on TV3
Speed
Black Hawk Down

To the list of current HD programming you can certainly add:
The Mentalist
The Cult
Fringe

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  # 268132 29-Oct-2009 14:33
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I think we may need a wiki for this?

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  # 268404 30-Oct-2009 07:02
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browned: Old thread was locked so here is the updated list of what is and has been on in HD.

Shows that have been in HD
Dirty Sexy Money
Ugly Betty
CSI
Rove - (was)
Criminal Minds
Private Practice
Desparate Housewives
The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Lost
Hotel Babylon
McLeods Daughters
Back to you
Women's Murder Club
Medium
The Librarians
Outragous Fortune
SVU: Special Victims Unit
The Simpsons (new series)
Fringe
Survivor: Gabon
Gone Fishin' (according to tv3 listings when no repeats)
ITM Fishing Show (according to tv3 listings when not repeats)
The Wiggles Show (according to tv3 listings)
Heroes (until NBC asked for more money and TV3 declined to pay so back to SD)
Criminal Intent
Pushing Daisies
Lie To Me
Journeyman
Dexter (until it was pulled from TV3)

Currently Running in HD duuring Primetime.
Nurse Jackie
Survivor: Samoa
The Jaquie Brown Diaries
Ax men
Birdland
City Homocide
Paradise Cafe
CSI: Miami
CSI: New York
NCIS
The Cult
The Mentalist
Fringe

Monday Movies on TV3
Black Hawk Down


cheers
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SVU: Special Victims Unit
Heroes
Criminal Intent
Pushing Daisies

None of these have ever been in HD on NZ television.

 
 
 
 


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  # 268421 30-Oct-2009 08:41
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Outragous Fortune

This can't have been in HD, since they only started filming in HD for the sixth season, which hasn't aired yet.

http://www.throng.co.nz/outrageous-fortune/season-6-confirmed

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  # 268430 30-Oct-2009 08:53
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SVU: Special Victims Unit
Heroes
Criminal Intent
Pushing Daisies


None of these have ever been in HD on NZ television.


Interesting that Pushing daisies was a HD promo on the FV demo Chanel but only shown in SD on TVNZ..




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  # 268437 30-Oct-2009 09:04
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A real shame, as Pushing Daisies would look awesome in HD!

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  # 268447 30-Oct-2009 09:28
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3 News studio looks to be in HD too.




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  # 268609 30-Oct-2009 15:56
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Deev8:
browned: Currently Running in HD duuring Primetime.
Nurse Jackie
Survivor: Samoa
The Jaquie Brown Diaries
Ax men
Birdland
City Homocide
Paradise Cafe
CSI: Miami
CSI: New York
NCIS

Monday Movies on TV3
Speed
Black Hawk Down

To the list of current HD programming you can certainly add:
The Mentalist
The Cult
Fringe

Shark is also broadcast in HD on TV3 on Fridays. It's not a "Primetime" broadcast, but if you have a PVR that doesn't really matter.

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  # 268653 30-Oct-2009 19:12
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kiwijunglist: 3 News studio looks to be in HD too.


Watching cambell live now which is the same studio and its certainly not HD - just SD with excessive edge enhancement - look at that giant halo around the people.

Its one of the worst looking attempts at upscaling I have seen.




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  # 268694 30-Oct-2009 22:20
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Kraven: Outragous Fortune

This can't have been in HD, since they only started filming in HD for the sixth season, which hasn't aired yet.

http://www.throng.co.nz/outrageous-fortune/season-6-confirmed


correct.  Next season.  There was all that drama a while back about them bringing in an Aussie production crew to do it.

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  # 268766 31-Oct-2009 10:30
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Kraven: Outragous Fortune

This can't have been in HD, since they only started filming in HD for the sixth season, which hasn't aired yet.

http://www.throng.co.nz/outrageous-fortune/season-6-confirmed


correct.  Next season.  There was all that drama a while back about them bringing in an Aussie production crew to do it.


They are leasing cameras from an AU company, but the production team are still SPP from NZ. No one in NZ could supply enough equipment at a competitive price.

Great to hear it is going HD though. Shame Season 5 wasn't shot in HD as well.




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