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HDTV Listings for February 18, 2006

Kevin C. Tofel

What we're watching: All of the Olympic hype almost caused us to forget the NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston. Tonight at 8:30, TNT-HD carries the contesting of the Slam Dunk Contest, the Three-Point shootout, the Skills Challenge and more in 1080i. Now that TNT-HD is carried by DIRECTV, even more folks will get to see the NBA in high-def (or in a super-stretch version). Not into basketball or the Winter Games? Why not retire to a warm climate just as Tom Hanks did unintentionally for four years. Catch Hanks in "Cast Away" at 8 p.m. on ABC in 720p.

Our traditional high-def listings continue below.

Here are some other HDTV programs showing on selected networks today. All times are Eastern and reruns are in italics:

ABC (720p): Cast Away (8 p.m.)

CBS (1080i): NCIS (8 p.m.), Without A Trace (9 p.m.)

NBC (1080i):  Winter Olympics: Hockey [U.S. vs. Slovakia], Biathlon (12 p.m.), Winter Olympics: Bobsledding, Speedskating, Skiing (8 p.m.)

Discovery-HD (1080i): Extreme Engineering (6 p.m.), Sunrise Earth (7 p.m.), Planet's Best Dog Friendly Destinations (8 & 11 p.m.), Destination HD: Belize (9 p.m.), Road Trip: Seattle to Portland (10 p.m.)

ESPN-HD (720p): SportsCenter (7 & 11 p.m.), College Basketball: Louisville at Syracuse (9 p.m.)

INHD (1080i): Tour de Gorge: Thanksgiving Invitational (7:30 p.m.), Ultimate Poker Challenge 7 (8 p.m.), Ultimate Poker Challenge 8 (9 p.m.), IFC Global Domination (10 p.m.)

INHD2 (1080i): Discoveries...America: Illinois (7 p.m.), Go! Custom Made Choppers (8 p.m.), In Theaters (8:30 p.m.), Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (9 p.m.), The Krays (11 p.m.)
HBO-HD (1080i): Welcome to Mooseport  (6 p.m.), Assault on Precinct 13 (8 p.m.), The Whole Ten Yards (10 p.m.), True Lies (11:45 p.m.)

Showtime-HD (1080i):  Stage Beauty (5:30 p.m.), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (7:30 p.m.), Saw (11:05 p.m.)

TNT-HD (1080i): NBA's 50 Greatest Players: TNT's Next 10 (6 p.m.), Greatest Dunk Ever (7 p.m.), NBA All Star Tipoff (8 p.m.), NBA's All Start Saturday Night (8:30 p.m.), Las Vegas (11 p.m.)

Universal-HD (1080i): Olympic Ice (6 p.m.), The Equalizer (7 p.m.), Medical Investigation (8 p.m.), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (9 p.m.), Monk (10 p.m.)

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