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What's In High Definition This Week

Including ABC HD, Nine HD, TEN HD and Seven HD

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As you've probably noticed, I haven't updated this guide in a while. Please accept my apologies for this - work/life has just been too busy, and browsing the forums just couldn't fit into my to-do list.

Consequently, I will have to cease updating this guide indefinitely. Unfortunately I just don't have the time to devote to it, and keep it up to date and on-time. In fact, over the last two months I haven't had time to watch much television at all. But from what I have seen, as usual with Australian free to air, there are constant disappointments as well as surprises. WIN's takeover of Nine Perth has pretty much decimated HD on STW, there has been a severe lack of it, and with lower quality video and audio.

The other stations are doing better. With the Olympics around the corner, HD sport should be even more mainstream. Even the ABC is getting in on the HD sport action with the Paralympics.

So here we are. Just a year ago we almost hadn't seen a bit of Australian HD Sport. Thanks to TEN, it received the kickstart it needed. Just two years ago, it seemed SD was king, any HD was fantastic. Now we expect it (and with DD5.1 as well! ;))

Now HD receivers are practically everywhere, buying into HD is now the smart move and the industry is behind several initiatives to make HD the 'standard' (with the Purple Tick and Freeview).

Thanks for all your support over the last 2 years. I feel with HDTV, there's still much more to come. See you around the forums!

If you would like to start your own guide, please feel free to.

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This guide is based off Perth programming information, however it is generally the same around the country. Times/programs may occasionally differ, usually due to sport broadcasts. For more information, see the bottom of this post.

Highlights

Highlights are programs that are typically not shown every week (i.e. movies), the start of regular HD broadcasts, or broadcasts with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. They are not highlighted because of picture quality.

Friday 9th May 2008

ABC - 12:30pm - Bleak House (Part 6)

Nine - 8:30pm - MOVIE: Alexander

Seven - 10:30pm - MOVIE: Taxi

Saturday 10th May 2008

ABC - 7:30pm - Bed Of Roses (Not Worth A Cent)

Nine - 7:30pm - MOVIE: Daddy Day Care [DD5.1]

Nine - 9:30pm - Underbelly (Best Laid Plans/Purana) [DD5.1]

Ten - HD Only 9:00am - NASCAR: Diamond Hill Plywood 200 HD Sport

Ten - HD Only 12:00pm - NASCAR: Dan Lowry 400 (Highlights) HD Sport

Ten - HD Only 1:00pm - NASCAR: Lipton Tea 250 (Highlights) HD Sport

Ten - HD Only 7:30pm - NASCAR: Aaron's 312 (Highlights) HD Sport

Seven - 11:30am - Erky Perky Previously [DD5.1]

Seven - HD Only 8:45pm - MOVIE: Independence Day

Seven - HD Only 10:30pm - MOVIE: Unbreakable

Sunday 11th May 2008

ABC - 9:55pm - Dance In America: Swan Lake With American Ballet Theatre Possibly [DD5.1]

Seven - 9:30pm - Brothers & Sisters (Compromises) [DD5.1]

Monday 12th May 2008

Nine - 8:30pm - Sea Patrol II: The Coup (Hidden Agendas) Previously [DD5.1]

Seven - 8:30pm - Desperate Housewives (In Buddy's Eyes) [DD5.1]

Tuesday 13th May 2008

Seven - 10:30pm - Day Break (What If She's Lying) [DD5.1]

Wednesday 14th May 2008

Nine - 8:30pm - MOVIE: Hitch

Seven - 7:30pm - Ugly Betty (Family Affair) Previously [DD5.1]

Seven - 8:30pm - MOVIE: Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade Previously HD

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Friday 9th May 2008

ABC HD

12:30pm - Bleak House (Part 6)

Nine HD

5:30am - Today

9:00am - Mornings With Kerri-Anne

11:30am - Fresh Cooking With The Australian Women's Weekly

6:30pm - A Current Affair

7:00pm - Two And A Half Men (Camel Filters And Pheremones)

8:30pm - MOVIE: Alexander

Ten HD

8:30am - Rock It!

9:00am - 9am With David & Kim

HD Only 3:00pm - HD Documentary: Ocean Adventures (Voyage to Kure - Part 2)

HD Only 4:00pm - HD Documentary: Earthshocks (Hyper Hurricanes)

6:30pm - Neighbours

11:30pm - The Late Show with David Letterman

Seven HD

6:00am - Sunrise

9:00am - The Morning Show

11:30am - Seven Morning News

HD Only 12:00pm - Beach Girls

HD Only 3:00pm - The Great Outdoors

HD Only 4:00pm - Disney's Lilo & Stitch: The Series

4:30pm - Seven Afternoon News

7:00pm - Home And Away

10:30pm - MOVIE: Taxi

Saturday 10th May 2008

ABC HD

7:30pm - Bed Of Roses (Not Worth A Cent)

Nine HD

4:30pm - Talk To The Animals

5:30pm - The Garden Gurus

6:30pm - Australia's Funniest Home Video Show

7:30pm - MOVIE: Daddy Day Care [DD5.1]

9:30pm - Underbelly (Best Laid Plans/Purana) [DD5.1]

10:40pm - MOVIE: A Perfect Murder

Ten HD

7:30am - Totally Wild

8:00am - Scope (Zoos)

HD Only 9:00am - NASCAR: Diamond Hill Plywood 200 HD Sport

HD Only 12:00pm - NASCAR: Dan Lowry 400 (Highlights) HD Sport

HD Only 1:00pm - NASCAR: Lipton Tea 250 (Highlights) HD Sport

4:00pm - Before The Game

HD Only 7:30pm - NASCAR: Aaron's 312 (Highlights) HD Sport

Seven HD

6:30am - My Friends Tigger and Pooh

11:30am - Erky Perky Previously [DD5.1]

6:30pm - The Great Outdoors

HD Only 8:45pm - MOVIE: Independence Day

HD Only 10:30pm - MOVIE: Unbreakable

Sunday 11th May 2008

ABC HD

9:55pm - Dance In America: Swan Lake With American Ballet Theatre Possibly [DD5.1]

Nine HD

7:30am - Sunday

9:30pm - Wide World Of Sports

1:00pm - Test Drive (Ford Falcon)

5:00pm - Gilmore Girls (I Get A Sidekick Out of You)

8:30pm - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Lying Down With Dogs)

9:30pm - Without A Trace (Claus and Effect)

Ten HD

6:00am - Mass For You At Home

7:30am - Totally Wild

HD Only 2:00pm - Neighbours - Catch-Up

HD Only 4:00pm - One Tree Hill (Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye)

HD Only 6:00pm - Angry Planet (Island Craving)

Seven HD

7:30am - Weekend Sunrise

5:30pm - Mercurio's Menu (Sydney)

8:30pm - Gladiators Previously HD

8:00pm - My Name Is Earl (Bad Earl)

8:30pm - Grey's Anatomy (Where the Wild Things Are)

9:30pm - Brothers & Sisters (Compromises) [DD5.1]

Monday 12th May 2008

ABC HD

7:55am - The Magic Roundabout

8:20am - Wiggle And Learn

Nine HD

2:30am - Eve (All About Eve)

5:30am - Today

9:00am - Mornings With Kerri-Anne

11:30am - Fresh Cooking With The Australian Women's Weekly

6:30pm - A Current Affair

7:00pm - Two And A Half Men (Sarah Like Puny Alan)

8:30pm - Sea Patrol II: The Coup (Hidden Agendas) Previously [DD5.1]

9:30pm - CSI: NY (One Wedding And A Funeral)

HD Only 11:00pm - E-Ring

Ten HD

6:00am - Totally Australia (Ghosts of the Gulf)

9:00am - 9am With David And Kim

HD Only 3:00pm - HD Documentary: Twister Sisters

HD Only 4:00pm - HD Documentary: Monster Crocs

6:30pm - Neighbours

8:30pm - Good News Week

11:15pm - Late Show With David Letterman

Seven HD

6:00am - Sunrise

9:00am - The Morning Show

11:30am - Seven Morning News

HD Only 12:00pm - Beach Girls

HD Only 3:00pm - The Great Outdoors

HD Only 4:00pm - Disney's Lilo & Stitch: The Series

7:00pm - Home And Away

8:30pm - Desperate Housewives (In Buddy's Eyes) [DD5.1]

9:30pm - Boston Legal (The Innocent Man)

HD Only 10:40pm - Ross Kemp On Gangs (St Louis)

Tuesday 13th May 2008

ABC HD

7:55am - The Magic Roundabout

8:20am - Wiggle And Learn

Nine HD

5:30am - Today

9:00am - Mornings With Kerri-Anne

6:30pm - A Current Affair

7:00pm - Two And A Half Men (I Can't Afford Hyenas)

HD Only 11:00pm - E-Ring

Ten HD

9:00am - 9am With David And Kim

HD Only 3:00pm - HD Documentary: Hunter Hunted (Kidnapped)

HD Only 4:00pm - HD Documentary: The Queen Of Trees

6:30pm - Neighbours

8:30pm - NCIS (Designated Target)

9:30pm - NCIS (The Bone Yard)

11:15pm - Late Show With David Letterman

Seven HD

6:00am - Sunrise

9:00am - The Morning Show

11:30am - Seven Morning News

HD Only 3:00pm - The Great Outdoors

HD Only 4:00pm - Disney's Lilo & Stitch: The Series

4:30pm - Seven Afternoon News

7:00pm - Home And Away

8:30pm - All Saints (Stepping Up)

10:30pm - Day Break (What If She's Lying) [DD5.1]

Wednesday 14th May 2008

ABC HD

7:55am - The Magic Roundabout

8:20am - Wiggle And Learn

Nine HD

5:30am - Today

9:00am - Mornings With Kerri-Anne

11:30am - Fresh Cooking With The Australian Women's Weekly

7:00pm - Two And A Half Men (Round One to the Hot Crazy Chick)

8:30pm - MOVIE: Hitch

Ten HD

9:00am - 9am With David And Kim

HD Only 3:00pm - HD Documentary: Crash Science (Cars)

HD Only 4:00pm - HD Documentary: Amazing Planet (Born Of Fire)

6:30pm - Neighbours

8:30pm - House (No More Mister Nice Guy)

9:30pm - Numb3rs (Black Swan)

11:15pm - Late Show With David Letterman

Seven HD

6:00am - Sunrise

9:00am - The Morning Show

11:30am - Seven Morning News

HD Only 12:00pm - Beach Girls

HD Only 3:00pm - The Great Outdoors

HD Only 4:00pm - Disney's Lilo & Stitch: The Series

4:30pm - Seven Afternoon News

7:00pm - Home And Away

7:30pm - Ugly Betty (Family Affair) Previously [DD5.1]

8:30pm - MOVIE: Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade Previously HD

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Please note that there may occasionally be some programming differences between capital cities. This usually occurs because of sporting events. I will do my best to indicate differences when I am aware of them. This guide is complied from Perth programming information, but differences are uncommon and this guide should be applicable to all Nine and Ten HD broadcasts.

Edited by anthonysimilion

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12:30pm - MOVIE: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (!!!) I didn't even notice that when I was browsing the tv guides today :blink:

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12:30pm - MOVIE: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (!!!) I didn't even notice that when I was browsing the tv guides today :blink:

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Edit: Do you think I should include 576p (Seven 'HD') on the list? Anyone interested in it being included?
Only if 7's faux "HD" shows have DD5.1 sound - otherwise it's not worth it for their 576p material.

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I just watched One on One about half an hour ago or so on channel 9 and the HD picture looks incredible. Even up close.

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Damn, i guess we'll be stuck with Today, Spin City, The Young And The Restless or whatever and What I Like About You, and the occasional HD movie like harry potter and possilby panic room, if it was HD.

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How do you know if shows are in HD? I'm new to this I can't spot HD pictures straight away from their SD counterparts. Does it say HD along with the show name when they come back from a commercial break or something?

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I'd still like 576p in - but not if it is just upscaled. :blink:

Geoff

Unless the 576p "HD" broadcast has DD5.1 Surround sound there is no Difference between the it and the 576i "SD" version.

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How do you know if shows are in HD? I'm new to this I can't spot HD pictures straight away from their SD counterparts. Does it say HD along with the show name when they come back from a commercial break or something?

On channel Win, the HD channel only turns off from the demo loop when something is shown (same with Southern Cross 10 here & ABC). Channel 7 upscales everything and when something is 'native HD' the logo will change from the SD logo to the HD one. SBS also upscales everything but I don't think they actually show anything in HD. ABC seems to upscale most things after 7:30 except the news (but they may be from a HD source I don't know - but many will argue that ABC & 7's 576p isn't HD, although I can tell a difference when Seven is using a HD source eg. Boston Legal etc).

Keen

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On channel Win, the HD channel only turns off from the demo loop when something is shown (same with Southern Cross 10 here & ABC). Channel 7 upscales everything and when something is 'native HD' the logo will change from the SD logo to the HD one. SBS also upscales everything but I don't think they actually show anything in HD. ABC seems to upscale most things after 7:30 except the news (but they may be from a HD source I don't know - but many will argue that ABC & 7's 576p isn't HD, although I can tell a difference when Seven is using a HD source eg. Boston Legal etc).

Keen

There is a BIG difference between converting an SD Program to Progressive and Up-Scaling an SD Program to HD Resolutions (720p & 1080i) - Seven are still broadcasting ONLY 576 lines of information; so they are in fact Down-Scaling any HD Programs to SD resolutions. Yes progressive does give you an improvement in PQ at SD resolutions but it's hardly Hi-Def, merely a more stable image!

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I'll have to make a new thread every week for this, as after a few days I am unable to edit the first post (to update the information). It'll be weekly from now on. Do you think it should be every three or four days to keep it fresh in people's minds - or should I stick to weekly?

Isn't there something called a "sticky thread" - whatever that is?? I assume it is some sort of editable thread?

Or you could ask Coral to give you permission to edit this thread on a more regular basis.

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Yes progressive does give you an improvement in PQ at SD resolutions but it's hardly Hi-Def, merely a more stable image!

Stable? Seven use BOB deinterlacing to get a Progressive signal. You'll see logos and text "bob" up and down to verify this.

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Stable? Seven use BOB deinterlacing to get a Progressive signal. You'll see logos and text "bob" up and down to verify this.

very true, but I was trying to keep it simple and avoid the "which de-interlacing system is teh l33t" debate. :blink:

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