In Depth

This Week in HD: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

HD programming picks for Jan. 31-Feb. 6: “The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Departed,” Super Bowl XLII

“The Shawshank Redemption” (Cinemax). Thursday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. ET. Combine Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins and Bob Gunton (yes, the Warden) with a Stephen King novella adaptation, and you get a 1994 best picture Oscar nominee. In HD.

“The Departed” (Cinemax). Friday, Feb. 1, 10 p.m. ET. Oscar’s best picture of 2006 also garnered Martin Scorsese his first Academy Award. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon and supporting actor Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg star in the tale about Boston’s Irish Mafia.

Super Bowl XLII: New England Patriots vs. New York Giants (Fox). Sunday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m. ET, Glendale, Ariz. “American Idol” champ Jordin Sparks sings the national anthem, Tom Petty performs at half-time and New York and Boston sports fans will continue to hate each other long after the game is over.

—DANNY KING