Your donations pay for the CIH Forum hosting and software.
Please help the CIH Forums by disabling AdBlock Plus on this page.
Forum Home Forum Home :: The Message Board :: Television Related Rants
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Comet TV
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Comet TV

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
DesertX View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll


Joined: 18 May 2008
Status: Offline
Points: 247
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DesertX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Comet TV
    Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 4:17pm
Yet another over-the-air digital channel that carries a number of sci-fi series, so-bad-they're-good B-movies of the '50s and '60s, and to top it off - MST3K reruns! For those of you who have access to it on a strong over-the-air station, you're lucky; for those who don't, they still stream their content on their website.
Back to Top
Sponsored Links



Back to Top
Jimbo View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll
Avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 45564
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 4:44pm
Cool!!!!

I'm not really a sci-fi fan, but I'm all for as many new over the air broadcast channels as possible.

And though they haven't started up yet where I live (though I suspect they will soon because we get them all) you can live stream them right from the website.

Comet TV

Thanks for posting that, DX!!!!

Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
Back to Top
DesertX View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll


Joined: 18 May 2008
Status: Offline
Points: 247
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DesertX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 5:52pm
I've seen some strange movies that I never would have seen through Comet. Lately, they've been airing a 1953 low-budget sci-fi classic called "The Twonky" about a TV which can walk and do weird things, among others. I'd ditch the dish if they carried it on a station here where you can receive it, but I live more than 15 miles away from the low-powered transmitter (at least I can get Antenna TV clearly).

If you live in an area where the NBC, CBS, etc. affiliate carries an all-weather channel or one of those redundant MeTV clones, I'd say call them and tell them to carry Comet instead!
Back to Top
PaWolf View Drop Down
Revolutionary
Revolutionary
Avatar
Hoary Ol' Chestnut... doncha know....

Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Location: GreatWhiteNorth
Status: Offline
Points: 37151
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PaWolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 6:09pm
I've friends that have the Comet Channel. Sometimes when we are playing cards, it is on in the background - and YES! MST3K is there.
X               <sig.nature>
"What we do for ourselves dies with us, What we do for others is and remains immortal." - Albert Pike
Back to Top
Jimbo View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll
Avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 45564
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 8:03pm
We get RTV (Retro Television) here and they run both MST3K and old Dr Who reruns to boot.

Some of their Dr Who episodes go way back to the 60's and 70's.

Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
Back to Top
Jimbo View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll
Avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 45564
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 8:10pm
Originally posted by DesertX DesertX wrote:

I've seen some strange movies that I never would have seen through Comet. Lately, they've been airing a 1953 low-budget sci-fi classic called "The Twonky" about a TV which can walk and do weird things, among others. I'd ditch the dish if they carried it on a station here where you can receive it, but I live more than 15 miles away from the low-powered transmitter (at least I can get Antenna TV clearly).

If you live in an area where the NBC, CBS, etc. affiliate carries an all-weather channel or one of those redundant MeTV clones, I'd say call them and tell them to carry Comet instead!


Instead???? You mean "too". I wouldn't want to give up one for the other.

As far as your antenna reception is concerned, I think it's time you visit Solid Signal and browse their selection of high powered antennas, signal boosters and accessories.

You might open up a whole new world of free TV.

Other than the cost of a couple of antennas, I haven't paid a penny to watch TV in going on 14 years now.

As Andy Rooney would say.... "I like that."


Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
Back to Top
DesertX View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll


Joined: 18 May 2008
Status: Offline
Points: 247
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DesertX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 9:12pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by DesertX DesertX wrote:

I've seen some strange movies that I never would have seen through Comet. Lately, they've been airing a 1953 low-budget sci-fi classic called "The Twonky" about a TV which can walk and do weird things, among others. I'd ditch the dish if they carried it on a station here where you can receive it, but I live more than 15 miles away from the low-powered transmitter (at least I can get Antenna TV clearly).

If you live in an area where the NBC, CBS, etc. affiliate carries an all-weather channel or one of those redundant MeTV clones, I'd say call them and tell them to carry Comet instead!


Instead???? You mean "too". I wouldn't want to give up one for the other.

As far as your antenna reception is concerned, I think it's time you visit Solid Signal and browse their selection of high powered antennas, signal boosters and accessories.

You might open up a whole new world of free TV.

Other than the cost of a couple of antennas, I haven't paid a penny to watch TV in going on 14 years now.

As Andy Rooney would say.... "I like that."




Here, we have a news rerun channel and two weather channels on strong over-the-air signals. And I'm in a place where the weather is nice 3/4 of the year. Some of the good subchannels are relegated to low power stations. Yes, I could put up an antenna, but their technical quality from the studio side has a lot to be desired too.

Also, Retro TV is a rather bush league operation compared to Comet. Outside of "MST3K" and "Doctor Who," they've got recent Canadian dramas and public-domain reruns from the '50s.
Back to Top
Jimbo View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll
Avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 45564
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 10:03pm
Originally posted by DesertX DesertX wrote:

Here, we have a news rerun channel and two weather channels on strong over-the-air signals. And I'm in a place where the weather is nice 3/4 of the year. Some of the good subchannels are relegated to low power stations. Yes, I could put up an antenna, but their technical quality from the studio side has a lot to be desired too.

Also, Retro TV is a rather bush league operation compared to Comet. Outside of "MST3K" and "Doctor Who," they've got recent Canadian dramas and public-domain reruns from the '50s.


I think ALL digital subchannels are low power no matter where you live. Anytime a station adds a subchannel to its bandwidth, it takes some power away from the main channel while only getting a small portion of the total broadcast signal itself. But with a good, long range antenna and a signal booster, you can still get enough of a signal to watch it.

As far as RTV is concerned, I don't really watch it much. It's just nice to have as another option just in case I'm ever in the mood to watch something they happen to be showing. As I have occasionally done in the cases of MST3K and Dr Who.

And like I said, I'm not much into sci-fi anyway.






Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
Back to Top
DesertX View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll


Joined: 18 May 2008
Status: Offline
Points: 247
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DesertX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 11:20pm
BTW, Jimbo, Comet should be available on Channel 50.1 in Orlando:

http://dtvamerica.com/stations/
Back to Top
Jimbo View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll
Avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 45564
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 2016 at 1:11am
I'll re auto scan my TV later tonight and see if it comes up.

Their website said they weren't around here yet.

Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.04
Copyright ©2001-2015 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.047 seconds.



"CANDIE!"