Q: What is Travel Channel HD?
Channel HD is just like Travel Channel you already know and love, with
the same great shows airing on the exact same schedule—only many of the
shows you love on Travel Channel are in crisp, clear high definition.
Travel Channel HD’s crystal-clear picture and dynamic sound range bring
you deeper into the travel experience than ever before—from the sweep
of distant landscapes to the delicious detail of Anthony Bourdain’s
most adventurous main course!
Q: If I already get Travel Channel, can I watch it in HD?
Channel may be a part of your cable or satellite channel lineup, but
that doesn’t mean you can see it in HD. Distribution for Travel Channel
HD is different and completely separate from distribution for Travel
Channel. To see if it’s available in your area, enter your ZIP Code in
the upper left area of this page and follow the instructions.
Q: What is HD?
stands for “high definition.” HDTV is a relatively new all-digital
widescreen television format that offers far better picture and sound
quality than ever before possible. As the centerpiece of a home theater
experience, HDTV offers picture quality that is 4.5 times greater than
regular TV, for a crystal-clear viewing experience. HDTV also offers
5.1 channels of surround sound, for a theater-like audio experience
that envelops the viewer. When Samantha Brown takes you with her to
Latin America, you’ll be immersed in the colorful details, the
beautiful scenery, and the exotic sounds of the destination like never
before, with Travel Channel HD.
Q: If I’m not getting HD now, what kind of television am I watching?
you don’t currently get HDTV, you’re watching standard-definition
television (SDTV) through either an analog or digital broadcast. All
television signals consist of tiny rows of pixels called scan lines
which, taken together across a screen, create a full picture. SDTV has
480 active scan lines, whether displaying a digital or analog
broadcast. HDTV, by contrast, has either 720 or 1080 active scan lines,
for a much clearer viewing experience.
Q: How do I get HDTV?
requires an HD-capable television set, and a source of HDTV
signals—such as your cable or satellite provider. To receive HD signals
from your provider, you may need to subscribe to an HD package and get
a special set-top box. Get details by using our ZIP Code locator tool
in the upper left area of this page. It not only tells you whether or
not Travel Channel HD is available in your area, but it also provides
your local system’s telephone number and web site so you can get
subscription details. While you’re on the line, be sure to tell your
provider that you want Travel Channel HD!
Q: How do I get Travel Channel HD?
our handy ZIP Code locator in the upper left area of this page to see
if your cable or satellite provider already offers Travel Channel HD.
If so, we’ll tell you what channel number it’s on, and you’re all
set—as long as you have an HD-capable television set and an HD
subscription package through your provider. If you find that your
provider doesn’t currently offer Travel Channel HD, be sure to speak
up. Your provider values your opinion and knows you made an investment
in your HDTV and your HD subscription. It’s important that they provide
you with content you want to watch, and that means adding Travel
Q: How is Travel Channel HD different from Travel Channel?
exactly the same, other than the improved picture and sound quality
available through the HD channel. While you’ll find them on two
different channels (one for the standard definition channel and another
for the HD channel), the shows and schedule are exactly the same.
Q: If I’m new to HD, what kind of HDTV should I buy?
we can’t recommend one brand or model over any other, we can certainly
help you interpret the jargon and give you some general information to