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Review HDTV TV Shows

Not all HD TV shows are created equal. I won't be able to review them all but I will tell you what I think about some of the HDTV shows I watch.

Not all HD TV shows are created equal. I won't be able to review them all but I will tell you what I think about some of the HDTV shows I watch.

The best HDTV network show I have been watching is American Idol. I don't know what it is but the picture on that show along with the color scheme makes it really pop off the screen. It is also one of the few that I watch that is in ful 16:9.

Some shows like Survivor just don't really seem to get the most out of HDTV. I don't know what kinds of cameras they have out there in the jungle but apparently they aren't as good as what they are using on American Idol.

I have to say that everything in INHD and INHD2 comes out very good. I set my Tivo for "To the Max" which are former IMAX movies. These are great for showing off HD on your home theater. Some are designed to give that roller coaster feeling and it is so real you will almost puke.

Movies on TNTHD are a little better than regular cable but I can't really see an improvement over DVD. Still if I want to Tivo something to watch later this is better than the non-HD channels.

Beware HD will fill you Tivo in record time. In fact for some shows that I Tivo I record them in standard definition to save disk space.

I will add to this list as space allows.