Additional shows in HD on Food Network

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  1. logicman1

    logicman1 New Member

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    When Comcast added Food Network HD to the channel line up in Carmel, NY a few months back, 2 shows I watch, Ace of Cakes and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives only aired on Food Network SD. I just noticed that both are now being aired in HD.
     
  2. 59er

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    I'm excited to get Food Network HD, which TWC is adding on April 30 in Manhattan.
     
  3. azitnay

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    Thanks... Looks like The Secret Life Of is available on the FOOD HD channel as well now (no idea if it's actually HD).

    I didn't look into it too much... Has FOOD HD switched to having its lineup be a complete mirror of FOOD SD? That would be greatly preferred.

    Drew
     
  4. flightrisk

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    Yes, Food announced that the HD channel would be simulcast starting 3/31. I don't know about your specific program, but they do use stretch-o-vision on SD content for the HD channel.
     
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    Damn, stretch-o-crap sucks... Guess I'll have to remove the season pass on the HD channel if that is indeed what it ends up being.

    Drew
     
  6. windracer

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    Oh, it's finally simulcast now? When I first got Food HD I switched all my SPs only to find that the schedules were not the same. Guess I can switch to the HD versions of Good Eats and Ace of Cakes now. :up:
     
  7. logicman1

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    I watched the Neighborhood Joints episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. It looked great and appeared to be true HD. However, the Avenue Q Cakes episode of Ace of Cakes was stretched SD. :thumbsdown:
     
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    That would explain, then, why I couldn't find Ace of Cakes when I used the HD filter under Find Programs. :(
     
  9. logicman1

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    Hmmm, details displayed after pressing Info while it's playing shows 1080i same as the episode of D,D&D.
     
  10. azitnay

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    Yeah, upconverted and/or stretched SD will always show up as an HD resolution, because that's what it's broadcast as.

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