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# 77290 14-Feb-2011 11:27
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It hardly seems to be a cost issue since they show Bones (another Fox show0 in HD and yet they show House in SD.

Of course we have to be thankful for small mercies since TVNZ's HD offerings are laughable. I was watching snippets of Twilight last night on TV2 and the AAC audio is just lousy (even with DPL IIX Movie processing) in terms of effects, direction etc. compared with standard Dolby Digital.

Many of the Twilight scenes make extensive use of the LFE channel which of course does not exist on AAC stereo.




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  # 439188 14-Feb-2011 11:45
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I seem to recall at one stage 'some' companies/studios were charging a premium for the HD versions of their shows.

Could be the studio that produces Bones doesnt and the studio that produces House does.

I see that House has something to do with Universal as well as Fox - dont know who TV3 buys from. Maybe House rates better and costs more?

The HD/non-HD thing does seem a bit hit and miss though - TV2 had some older episodes of 2 and a half men last night (I think it was) and it was 4:3 - but they have had even older episodes (you can easily tell by the age of the boy) and they were 16:9 and looked to be HD.




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  # 439227 14-Feb-2011 12:53
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May have something to do with :
Bones is a joint production by Josephson Entertainment, Far Field Productions and 20th Century Fox Television where as House MD is distributed by NBC Universal who wants more for HD products..




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old3eyes: May have something to do with :
Bones is a joint production by Josephson Entertainment, Far Field Productions and 20th Century Fox Television where as House MD is distributed by NBC Universal who wants more for HD products..


Interesting that House is distributed by NBC Universal yet shown on Fox in the US.

CBS seems to the leader here. TV3 has or had Hawaii Five-0, NCIS, NCIS LA, all in HD.




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  # 439425 14-Feb-2011 19:48
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i heard house is only filmed in 720p

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I think for one or two seasons, TV3 did indeed broadcast House in HD... but I can't remember why they stopped. Probably because of the cost...




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  # 439478 14-Feb-2011 21:30
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House has never been shown in HD in NZ.

For the lowdown on TVNZ/TV3's 2011 HD lineup...

http://www.screenscribe.tv/channels/networks-splash-out-on-hd/

Comment on House

http://www.screenscribe.tv/channels/tv3-yet-to-get-house-in-hd-order/


And for the twilight lover...

Did you also notice it was being shown in the wrong aspect ratio ?

Pan and scan for the digital age.



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