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Just rang and spoke to Channel 7 (Perth) and my worst fears were confirmed.

The AFL Grand Final replay this saturday will only be broadcast in SD!!!! What a f**cken joke!!

Due to the change to 7mate being the HD channel they are no longer able to broadcast channel 7 in HD.

I for one can not stand watching CD let alone watching sport on it.

This is a f**cken joke!!!

I encourage everyone to ring Channel 7 and lodge an official complaint as i did. The lady i spoke to mentioned that she had received a few calls already and if their is enough complaints lodged then Channel 7 may look at the option of simulcasting the game on 7mate in HD but at this stage it wasnt planned.

Spread the word!!!

I guess this may be an insight to what the future of FTA may be in Australia. Id imagine the rugby will be the same on channel 9 and only be SD.

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Just rang and spoke to Channel 7 (Perth) and my worst fears were confirmed.

The AFL Grand Final replay this saturday will only be broadcast in SD!!!! What a f**cken joke!!

Due to the change to 7mate being the HD channel they are no longer able to broadcast channel 7 in HD.

I for one can not stand watching CD let alone watching sport on it.

This is a f**cken joke!!!

I encourage everyone to ring Channel 7 and lodge an official complaint as i did. The lady i spoke to mentioned that she had received a few calls already and if their is enough complaints lodged then Channel 7 may look at the option of simulcasting the game on 7mate in HD but at this stage it wasnt planned.

Spread the word!!!

I guess this may be an insight to what the future of FTA may be in Australia. Id imagine the rugby will be the same on channel 9 and only be SD.

Channel 9 will doing the league and cricket in HD on Gem

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Channel 9 will doing the league and cricket in HD on Gem

Thats good news. The way it should be.

Surely it makes sense for 7 to broadcast it on 7mate in HD then?

and if there is legislation or whatever that it has to be on 7 then simulcast it on 7mate. Major broadcast should all be on HD

The same as channel 7 and 9 News. A major program should be in HD not the fuzzy SD crap.

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I for one can not stand watching CD let alone watching sport on it.

I cant stand watching CDs either... phew glad I wasnt the only one!

I, for one, am grateful that I will be able to watch the Footy Grand Final on TV for free - since I wont be able (or dont want to go, just in case Collingwood win) to go to the game. I appreciate the fact I can watch it for free. Yes, I will miss it not being in HD, but at least I get to watch it.

Wait, am I being too logical for this forum?

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I cant stand watching CDs either... phew glad I wasnt the only one!

I, for one, am grateful that I will be able to watch the Footy Grand Final on TV for free - since I wont be able (or dont want to go, just in case Collingwood win) to go to the game. I appreciate the fact I can watch it for free. Yes, I will miss it not being in HD, but at least I get to watch it.

Wait, am I being too logical for this forum?

Are you going to go on with this crap in every thread?

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Its just disappointing that it will only be in SD and not HD.

There is a massive difference in the quality of the viewing experience both visual and audio.

I like my footy and feel that the FTA networks should be broadcast big events like the Grand Final in HD.

If not let Foxtel do it as well. At least it will be in HD and dont have to worry about all the ads

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Like Paul I also rang Channel 7 to confirm/complain. And the AFL. I suggested to 7 they get 10 to help them out with the HD gear. They say its actually 10's gear anyway, and its all over in Delhi and can't be gotten back in time (or I suspect they don't want to be bothered). The lady at broadcasting in AFL seems rather grateful they are getting the game broadcast at all - Ch 7 has been great she says. Like Ch 7 are not going to make a fortune out of this in extra advertising!!!

Better cut out any Delhi/CG jokes - pot calling kettle or what?? If what I was told is taken on face value, it would appear we have sufficient HD cameras/organising capability in this country to manage just one major sporting event at a time.

I think this episode confirms -- if we needed any confirmation at all -- that FTA HD TV is officially dead.

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I for one have sent an email out to a large group of my contacts informing them of the SD broadcast crap we are instore for this weekend and encouraged them to ring channel 7 direct if they too feel that not having it in HD is a joke. The response has been heated to say the least.

I didnt think about ringing the AFL but that is a good idea too.

The more that complain then the better the chance of something being done!! Not likely but we have to try.

Its not just the GF but this could mean all channel 7 games next yr will be in SD. Thats bullsh*t!!

Ring and complain my comrades!!! ;)

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Because it being a reply match a week later maybe, just maybe the HD equipment is being used for something else! the Spring Racing Carnival is on while I'm not making excuses for 7 it may have nothing to do with them :unsure:

cheers laurie

Apparently they're Ten's cameras and have been whisked off to Delhi

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