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4K TVs have come a long way. They used to be expensive, there was nothing to watch on them and you could do better for less buying 1080p. That's not the case any more: There's plenty to watch, new 4K panels have a ton of features and they're affordable enough for everyone now. If you've been waiting, now it's safe to start looking.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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TV manufacturers always look for the next leap in picture quality that will make watching TV feel like you're looking through a crystal-clear window. HDR is the latest trend in display technology and it's here to stay. Here's everything you need to know about how it works, and why you may want to consider it when you buy your next TV.

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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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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.

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One of the stranger features of the Australian TV landscape is the anti-siphoning rule: a list of key sporting events which free-to-air TV essentially has exclusive access to, blocking out pay TV platforms from bidding. Despite current plans to deregulate much of the local TV industry, the Federal Coalition government appears to have no plans to change that.

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The lack of high-definition sports broadcasts on free-to-air television is an ongoing source of frustration for football fans, particularly when the grand final months of September and October roll around. Unsurprisingly, money is the main reason standard definition continues to rule the roost, though there was a glimmer of hope as Nine remained undecided about the HD prospects of an NRL grand final. Well, the suspense is over -- it'll be SD thanks to "technical difficulties".

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The AFL grand final is this weekend; the NRL follows the weekend after. That means for two weeks in a row Australians will be forced to watch key sporting events in standard definition (SD) broadcasts, despite every free-to-air network having an HD channel. Digital TV is universal now, so why aren't these major events available in HD?

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Hey Lifehacker, When will Australian free-to-air channels start using their HD channels as their main channel? I am really sick of watching major sporting events on the main networks channels on SD when they are showing Seinfeld (for example) on the HD channel. It just does not make sense. Any insights?

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Dear Lifehacker, When should I choose standard definition over high definition TV shows or movies from iTunes? Right now I have a Sony 1080P in my bedroom and a 42" inch 1080p screen in the living room. Often I'm unable to see a major difference between the two definitions. Any advice? Cheers, Redefined

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Dear Lifehacker, Looking at the TV guide, I see that once again there is no high-definition (HD) broadcast for the State of Origin on Channel Nine. I will again have no other option but to watch a standard definition (SD) presentation of the game on my HD-ready plasma TV. What I can't understand is why?

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Chances are you've spent a good chunk of money on the game consoles, Blu-ray player and home theatre PC (HTPC) hooked up to your TV. However, if you're connecting all of that gear to your TV's crappy speakers, the results will be less than stellar. It's time to fix that. Setting up a proper home theatre doesn't have to be terribly expensive or complicated. Here's how to build (or rebuild) your home theatre.

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Dear Lifehacker, I purchase the odd movie or TV series from the iTunes store to watch on my iPad and iPhone. With such (relatively) small screens, is it worth getting the HD versions, or are they really only for watching stuff on an actual hi-def TV? Thanks, Screensaver

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It's a weekend packed with football as both the AFL and NRL Grand Finals hit our screens -- but what happens if you want to see them in HD or you're overseas? We've rounded up the available options for footy viewers across the country (and the globe).

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Channel Nine and FOX Sports have finalised a deal for National Rugby League (NRL) rights over the next five years. Forget the game: we want to talk about the tech. Does the deal properly take advantage of HD transmission, online streaming and the multi-channel environment? Sort of.

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One of the more notable gaps in Apple's local media lineup has been the ability to download TV episodes in HD. Movies have been on sale in HD for quite a while, but TV for Australian iTunes account holders was a strictly SD affair. That has finally changed, with Apple adding some HD TV shows to the local iTunes Store.