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    Posted: 19 Feb 2015 at 7:00pm
So for those who have over-the-air antennas, there is a new CBS digital sub-channel called "Decades" which has been running some pretty cool marathons running up to the "official" start of the channel (which I don't understand, frankly). By marathons, I mean DAYS and DAYS of the same show, back-to-back, they just finished a Dobie Gillis-a-thon and are now running Mayberry RFD continuously. Which brings me to the commercial I hate:

THE COMMERCIAL FOR MAYBERRY RFD. Hearing the Mayberry RFD theme song played fifteen times every half-hour during their commercials for the Mayberry RFD-a-thon, then enduring that same theme song every episode start and finish, is TOO MUCH.

Drives me nuts. For now, they don't have too many of the usual offending commercials, but I am sure it won't take long for Liberty Mutual to latch on so they can bombard us with even more MUTE-ations.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2015 at 7:31pm
If I had no other choice, okay.
If it was a 3 Stooges marathon, you have my attention.
 
Back when there were only 3 network channels, I would turn on some music or get the hell out of the house.
I can't complain but sometimes I still do.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hellen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Feb 2015 at 7:45pm
You can catch a few hours of Stooges at a time on one of the OTA channels, not sure if it is Retro TV or Antenna TV. I don't have cable, but my HD OTA antenna keeps me entertained. I get a pretty good line-up b/c I am only a few miles from a major satellite / antenna transponder installation near DFW that also sits about 500 feet elevation above me, so I have almost direct line-of-sight and great reception off of those towers. Funny thing is, all my family / friends still suck on the cable teat (why I will never know) and talk about commercials that I never see. All I get is the "old folks" commercials, like "A Place for Mom" (nursing home comm., I call it "A Place to dump Mom" LOL) here is my line-up, and they ALL play the SAME damn commercials incessantly:

COZI TV
DECADES
MeTV
ESCAPE!
MOVIES!
Retro TV
HOT TV ("History of Television")
GET TV (old movies)
GRIT
ION

Those are the ones I watch, there are others, including CBS/ABC/NBC which broadcast OTA, and why anyone would pay for cable in DFW is beyond me when they can pick up the transponders at Cedar Hill with a $20 antenna. I do miss ESPN sometimes though. Just have to keep the Mute button ready for Liberty Mutual et al. LOL
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There are quite a few people here who have 'cut the cord'.
This is typically a dead time for the forum but you can bet others will ring in.
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Thanks, aka ron, I'm a bit of a "shut-in" b/c of of age / health reasons, so I am looking forward to chatting it up with like-minded folks here--that is, anti-commercial folks, not age/health challenged folks. Great forums!
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The wife and I, in our mid fifties, are facing the challenges of ageing also, I like your spirit, keep it up.
There are some great people here, funny, intelligent.
I don't claim to be in any of those 2 groups but enjoy the forum just the same.
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Originally posted by Hellen Hellen wrote:

Thanks, aka ron, I'm a bit of a "shut-in" b/c of of age / health reasons, so I am looking forward to chatting it up with like-minded folks here--that is, anti-commercial folks, not age/health challenged folks. Great forums!
You'll be able to chat it up with a "few" mental health-challenged folks here too!  (Not naming names.)  Tongue

I cut the cord a few years ago and now have OTA with a nifty 37" flat panel TV and a flat panel antenna.  Works great, except for sometimes the channel I want to watch (my CBS and ABC) are sketchy so I have to readjust the antenna.  I am looking forward to seeing if I get Decades TV.  Thanks for sharing the news!  The Wikipedia entry on it says the official launch is May 25.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tiz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 2015 at 12:05am
Originally posted by Hellen Hellen wrote:

...... so I am looking forward to chatting it up with like-minded folks here--that is, anti-commercial folks, not age/health challenged folks. Great forums!

I see you already met our resident cable cutter Regulus in Television Rants.  Of those channels you listed, we may get half of those. Just recently got GRIT.
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Originally posted by Hellen Hellen wrote:

Thanks, aka ron, I'm a bit of a "shut-in" b/c of of age / health reasons, so I am looking forward to chatting it up with like-minded folks here--that is, anti-commercial folks, not age/health challenged folks. Great forums!

Hi Hellen - welcome to the forum!  There are lots of us "50+" folks around here (and some of the commercials we love to hate the most are the AARP ones).  
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