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July 3: Weekly HDTV program highlights

Kevin C. Tofel

Here's our weekly round-up of "must-see" HDTV programming for the next seven days. Some of these selections are available over the air (OTA), while others are available from your cable or satellite television provider, so check your local listings for the details.

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Listing information gathered via TitanTV.

Note: All times are Eastern Time (ET)

Sunday, 7/3: "Shanghai Noon" on CBS at 9:00 PM. It's one thing to see Jackie Chan do his own stunts; it's a whole new experience in High Def. Add Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu to the mix of fun and you've got a whole new movie than the one you might have witnessed on DVD. (1080i)

Monday, 7/4:
"Greatest Fireworks on Earth" on Discovery HD at 8:00 PM. You don't have to wait for sunset to view the most colorful explosions to celebrate the Fourth of July. This previously recorded special HD presentation of pyrotechnics comes to you from Las Vegas and China. (1080i)

Tuesday, 7/5:
"Orioles at the Yankees" on ESPN-HD at 1:00PM. Almost nothing looks better than sports on an HD set. Catch this afternoon game from Yankee Stadium in the comfort of your own home. Peanuts and Cracker Jack are optional. (720p)

Wednesday, 7/6: "The Inside" on Fox at 8:00 PM. This is actually a double dose of HDTV, since there are two back-to-back, new episodes. Follow the FBI's Violent Crimes Unit from one detailed crime scene to another in Los Angeles. (720p)

Thursday, 7/7:
"Swamp Thing" on Monsters TV at 3:30 PM. View this Wes Craven film on the ex-VOOM channel in complete, campy detail. (1080i)

Friday, 7/8: "Big Air" on Rush HD at 10:00 PM. Enjoy beautiful scenery at altitude over New Mexico, all from the bird's eye view of hot-air balloons. (1080i)

Saturday, 7/9: "Wonderful World of Disney: The Emperor's New Groove" on ABC at 8:00 PM. Treat the kids to a fun, family movie in high-def. This animated delight will keep the children asking what you're laughing at when the adult jokes that go over their head. (720p)

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