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No Food TV?!?!?

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I just moved, and our cable doesn't come with the food network

:eek: :eek: :eek:

I loved that channel! :( :( :(

What am I supposed to do NOW?!?!?

~Shimmer~
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post #2 of 10
I'm with you, Shimmer.



[ July 30, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmie ]
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post #3 of 10
Alas, poor Shimmer, you've join the ranks of those of us who do without it. At least I get to watch it when we go on vacation to Naples, Florida, where it's part of their basic cable service! Here I'd have to pay about $15 per month to get digital service- then I'd get Food TV.
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Shimmer, That is so sad! I got cable just so I can have the food channel. I'm so fascinated that I can barely tear myself away from the tv, and I rarely watched tv!
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post #5 of 10
Same here Mezz but more expensive. For digital TV it's more then 50$ a month. Still I wish I had Food TV.

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post #6 of 10
Hey Mezz, the whole reason I went with the digital cable was so I could get the food channel. Regular doesn't carry it. Worth it though.


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post #7 of 10
I am so happy.. my cable service provider finally got Food Network last month. I was already on digital which I had called to cancel because they didn't seem to be in any hurry to get the Food Network and I didn't really need the extra channels. Then I was told, "But Food TV starts next month" so I said, "OK.. nevermind then." My tv is usualy on there these days except when I watch cooking shows on PBS and Discovery or when Emeril is on for the 10th time that day!

Shimmer: Write and/or email your cable provider. I did whenever I remembered for a year.

[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: Risa ]
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I'm happy for you Risa.

In your neck of the woods, so it seems, if enough people threaten to cancel, cable providers get off their butt and give what paying customers want!

Here, it won't happen because this whole industry is regulated by the CRTC. Funny enough, we always find out meetings have taken place after the fact, which is really annoying!

For them, it's not the paying customers first, it's Canadian content first!

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post #9 of 10
The Food Network is now Canadiian. Still it's not available to people with regular cable.

Maybe it's a blessing though if I had it I might spend more time watching TV.
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post #10 of 10
For all those complaining about not getting Food Network on cable, Jay pointed out that satellite TV service does include it. It's cheaper than most every cable service, and you can get it everywhere in the US (and probably Canada), unless you live at the bottom of a steep cliff that faces north, or in really dense woods. The only drawback is that there's no high-speed Internet service available as there is in a lot of places with cable.

We pay $32 a month for basic DirecTV, which includes Food Network, History, A&E, National Geographic, BBC, HGTV, Discover, Learning, C-Span 1 & 2, Cartoon, Fox News, CNN and Headline, a generic PBS, Travel, and Weather. Plus about 30 more that we never watch. The dirty :D movie channels are extra, so it's about $10 more to keep up with The Sopranos, plus about $5 for the local network outlets if you don't have a regular, local antenna for them. If you do, it's easy to switch back and forth. We get Chicago PBS also with our regular antenna.

There is usually a promotion going for the satellite antenna, receiver, and installation, which you can do yourself if you're a little bit handy and have a good idea which way is South. (Legal Notice: Be sure and ground the antenna feed with the lightning arrestor supplied. You'll also need a grounding rod- not supplied.) Our receiver-antenna-installation kit package was $100 couple of years ago, plus $50 for an extra antenna which we carry in the RV. Never had no signal except at a couple of heavily-wooded RV parks. We move the receiver from the house to the RV; it involves reconnecting three or four wires.

It's worth taking a look at, especially if you miss the Food Network. There are also some very nice, hi-fi music channels- classical, light classical, jazz, big band, blues, rock, and such. Makes great background music run through your hi-fi.

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