Considering that 7's network playout is in the same building as the AFL, they can easily archive the HD version.
You will note that in the AFL states the AFL is SD and in the RL states its HD. Similarly the RL in NSW & Qld are on SD and in all other states its in HD.
This is due to the anti-syphoning law to prevent Foxtel from having all football.
Honestly, I've tried to avoid posting anything against you - but you cant be serious, can you?
its a well known, documented, stated-from-Ch.7 fact, easily verified by watching on 7mate and Fox Footy HD, that the AFL is NOT in HD when the broadcast originates from Ch.7 - even if it is shown on 7mate
Please, please, please dont comment about things you have no idea on. This has nothing to do with anti-syphoning laws which clearly state that all home and away and finals games (except Grand Finals for both codes) are Tier B sports which are permitted to be broadcast on the stations mulit-channels, which is why this is done