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Old 10-10-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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Food Network HD now on DirectV

Just came on in NJ tonight.

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
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I would love to see Giada in HD
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:19 PM   #3
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LOL..........Your TV should have a zoom feature, too.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:45 PM   #4
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It sure does and it would get a good workout.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:10 AM   #5
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I watched quite a bit last night. The HD channel has a different schedule than the regular one. The sound is a little better than the original; channel, even though that channel has excellent sound. One thing that really did bother me though was, watching Pairings with Andrea, you could hear her chewing. Which really turned my stomach.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:03 PM   #6
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I am sooo confused. Pretty soon I'll have to buy a new tv. Aren't all the channels in HD? Guess not. Dumb question - do I need a hd tv? Then there's digital. Very confusing. Do I buy a digital tv? How does it effect my cable channels?

Jeeks, your avatar - lol. How'd you do that?
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:14 PM   #7
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Not all channels are HD. Very few are actually. The 4 major networks are in HD as well as some other channels depending on your area and cable service.

If you are in the market for a new TV then yes you want digital. Come 2009 all broadcasts will be in digital by law so it makes sense to buy a digital TV if you are looking to buy one anyway.

HD is amazing, but it certainly is not necessary. It is a luxury. If you are buying a new TV anyway and can afford a decent HD TV then go for it. You will be amazed at how different your viewing experience is.

Check with your cable provider to see which channels they offer in HD. That might help make your decision easier.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:20 PM   #8
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HD is amazing, but it certainly is not necessary. It is a luxury.
now THEMS be fighting words!!!!
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:27 PM   #9
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Just a side bar to what GB said, not only will TV be broadcast digitally but pretty much every week new channels are being broadcast in HD as well as standard definition.

The days of the rabbit ears and foil are over.
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We have over 20 HD channels and from a FOODIE'S perspective (sorry GB ) to see a gorgeous green olive oil poured into a white shallow bowl is pure beauty.

The color and sound are truly amazing!
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