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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.


Channel Ten HD: Everything You Need To Know

It’s finally happening. Next month, Network Ten will launch Channel 13 on free-to-air television — an all-HD simulcast of its main channel that will be available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Here’s what you need to know.


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.


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