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How To Get Channel 9HD On Your TV

Today is the day that Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin will get a few new free-to-air digital TV channels. Just like in 2009, Channel 9 is again simulcasting its main TV channel in Full HD 1080i as 9HD, but it’s using new technology to do alongside its existing 9, GO and GEM broadcasts, as well as introducing a new channel called 9Life — all using nifty MPEG-4 compression.

Ask LH: Which New LCD TV Should I Buy?

Dear Lifehacker, I am looking for a new TV and thought you may be able to help. I’m considering either a Samsung UA60H7000 (factory second with 5yr warranty) for $1850, or an LG 60LF6300 new, with 1 year warranty for $1800. I can’t work out which is the better buy! Would you be able to help me? Cheers, Sam.

Can You Tell The Difference Between 720p, 1080p, And 4K? This Chart Can Tell You

When I rip my Blu-Ray discs for my home theatre PC, I’m always debating whether to rip in 720p or 1080p. Can I really see the difference?

Dealhacker: Aldi Is Selling A Monster 65-Inch 4K Smart TV For $1199

This Saturday, Aldi will be selling Bauhn’s Black Series 65″ 4K Freeview Ultra HD LED Smart TV for $1199. For your money, you get a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, a refresh rate of 120Hz and inbuilt Wi-Fi with smart TV functionality. Let’s take a closer look at the specifications.

Five Best Budget HDTVs

A great HDTV doesn’t have to break the bank. Sure, you could spend thousands on a panel, but a cheap model will still get you a large screen with great picture quality, solid features and all the connectivity options you require, while still being thin and trim. This week we’re looking at five of the best budget sets; all well under $1000.

HD TV 2015 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 2015 TV lineup; from Samsung’s curvy Ultra HD wonders to Sony’s Android TV.

Dealhacker: Get A 55-Inch 4K TV From Aldi For $799

This deal is straight-up bonkers. Aldi is selling Bauhn’s 55-inch Ultra HD TV for just $799. That’s a 55-inch 4K panel with a native resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. For $799. Read on for the specifications.

OneGuide For The Xbox One Is Now Available In Australia

The Xbox One’s premium TV features have finally launched down under. From today, Australian Xbox One owners can access a public preview of OneGuide — a catch-all entertainment menu that negates the need for a set top box or universal remote. The catch is that you’ll need to purchase a $39.95 digital tuner to access Live TV functionality. Bah humbug.

Do Curved HD TVs Really Provide More Immersion? (Video)

Last night, we attended Samsung’s 2014 TV launch where the company unveiled its latest 4K television range: the bizarrely curved HU9000 series. According to Samsung, the curvature of its new panels draws the viewer into the image in a way flatscreens don’t. But how do they stack up in reality? Watch our side-by-side video and decide for yourself.

Dealhacker: Get A Free Xbox One With Select LG TVs

LG has announced it will be bundling a free Xbox One with selected models in its Ultra HDTV range, including the “entry level” 55LA9650.

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