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Ask LH: Will An External Upscaler Make SD Channels Look Better?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a 60″ Samsung 1080 HDTV and the pictures I’m getting on SD channels are very poor. I have an F5s Skybox hooked up. I’ve seen a box called a HDMI to HDMI Voxlink upscaler, will this device help to improve the picture on my TV or would I just be wasting my money?


Why 3D TV Failed (And Why We Don't Care)

In 2015, 3D was still present in most HD TVs. Not that you’d have known — advertisements had conspicuously stopped mentioning it. This year, the feature has been quietly killed off by most major manufacturers. After years of trying to convince consumers that 3D was the next big thing, it’s finally been consigned to the dustbin of history. Here’s why we won’t miss it.


HD TV 2016 Buying Guide: Sony, LG, Samsung And Panasonic

Thinking of picking up a new HD TV? Here are all the pricing, release dates, specs and features for each big brand’s 2016 TV lineup. This years TVs are brighter (and darker, but only in the places you need it most) and just that little bit smarter.


What Is 'HDR' On Netflix And Do You Need To Care?

Netflix Australia has announced plans to add 100 hours of High Dynamic Range (HDR) programming by August, with another 50 hours slated to appear by the end of 2016. If you’re not a card-carrying videophile, you might be wondering what this announcement means and how it affects your Netflix viewing experience. We explain everything you need to know.


The Best Smart TVs For Watching Netflix, According To Netflix

Netflix has partnered with TV manufacturers to recommend smart TVs based on their movie streaming performance and other features. If you’re in the market this year for a Netflix-friendly television, check out Netflix’s recommended TVs.


Briefly: Millionaire Habits, Tesla Model 3, New LG TVs

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: The common daily habit that self-made millionaires avoid, how (and when) to order a Tesla Model 3 in Australia, everything you need to know about LG’s 2016 HD TV range.


Ask LH: Should I Bother With Preset Picture Modes On My TV?

Dear Lifehacker, Whenever my son uses our HD TV to play Xbox, he switches the screen to “game mode”. I’m now wondering what all the other settings like “cinema mode” and “PC mode” do. Should I be using them or is it just a gimmick?


7flix Not Working On Your TV? Read This

If you can’t get 7Flix to work on your TV or are trying to fix 7Flix’s reception, you’re not alone — many Australians are having the same problem. We explain the common issues with the channel and how to fix them.


Ask LH: Why Can't I Record 7Flix On My PVR?

Dear Lifehacker, Why can’t I get Seven’s new channel 7Flix to record on my PVR? The channel appears in the TV guide and you can press record, but it won’t record anything despite accepting the request. One of my favourite programs is I Dream Of Jeannie which has been transferred to 7Flix from 7Two. Please help! I am using a Panasonic DVD Digital Recorder; Model DMR-XW300.


How To Watch Channel Ten In HD

Today, Channel Ten finally resurrected its high-definition simulcast after nearly ten years in the wilderness. But not everyone is invited to the party. This step-by-step guide explains how to get Ten HD on your TV.


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