The Week Ahead in HD: September 10-16

 New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i

Saturday

Under the Grill (TV3, 4.00, R)

Coasters (TV One, 4.55, R)

Best of Carters’ Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00, R)

Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook (TV One, 5.25, R)

Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.30)

Get Fresh With Al Brown (TV One, 7.00)

ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00)

The Voice (TV2, 7.30)

Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals (TV One, 8.00)

Movie: Piece of My Heart (TV One, 8.30, R)

Movie: Panic Room (TV3, 8.30, R)

Sunday

Joey (TV2, 6.30, R)

Global Radar (TV One, 7.00)

Raising Hope (TV3, 7.00, 5.1)

Movie: Casino Royale (TV One, 8.30, R)

Movie: The Hangover (TV2, 8.30)

Monday

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R)

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00)

The Mentalist (TV2, 8.30)

Criminal Minds (TV One, 9.30, R)

Body of Proof (TV2, 9.30)

Tuesday

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R)

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00)

Under the Grill (TV3, 8.00)

Chef on a Mission (TV One, 8.30)

NCIS (TV3, 8.30, 5.1)

NCIS: Los Angeles (TV3, 8.30, 5.1)

Grey’s Anatomy (TV2, 9.15)

Private Practice (TV2, 10.15)

Nothing Trivial (TV One, 11.05, R)

Medium (TV3, 11.25, 5.1, R)

Cold Case (TV One, 12.05, R)

Wednesday

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R)

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00)

What Would You Do? (TV One, 8.00)

Nothing Trivial (TV One, 8.30)

Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud (TV3, 9.30)

Undercovers (TV2, 10.30)

CSI (TV3, 11.30, 5.1, R)

Thursday

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R)

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00)

Movie: Titanic (TV3, 7.30, R)

Fringe (TV2, 10.30)

Life on Mars (TV3, 12.05, 5.1, R)

Criminal Minds (TV One, 12.35, R)

Friday

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R)

Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00)

The Vampire Diaries (TV2, 9.30)

The Best of Graham Norton (TV3, 9.40, R)

Supernatural (TV2, 10.30)

Poking the Borax (TV3, 11.40)

NCIS (TV3, 12.10, 5.1, R)

FlashForward (TV2, 12.30, R)

CSI: Miami (TV3, 1.05, 5.1, R)

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4 Responses to “The Week Ahead in HD: September 10-16”

  1. If last night was anything to go by, Supernatural on 2 will not only be in HD but in 5.1!

  2. Thanks, Adam. Appreciate the heads-up. If only TVNZ were as interested in promoting its HD content as readers of this site! Have yet to receive official confirmation from TVNZ of its 5.1 implementation but will update listings once I do. Presumably The Vampire Diaries, Fringe, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, The Mentalist, Body of Proof and Criminal Minds will all benefit.

  3. Supernatural was in HD 5.1 on Friday 9th, sound was disappointing compared to TV3’s surround quality and even the surround on TV One’s rugby coverage, with little surround action.

  4. The rugby was a good opportunity to compare the audio and video between TV3 and TVNZ (TV One, anyway). I recorded the TV One coverage and was watching the TV3 delayed broadcast, and comparing the same parts of the game. TV3 is definitely better for both. TVNZ has edge enhancement on the picture, and the sound doesn’t have the bass or treble that TV3 has.

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