ORBY TV

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by icr2002, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. NYDutch

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    For Dish equipment pricing, you can get a good start right on Amazon. The nearest equivalent to Orby's non-DVR STB would be the $65 Wally. But the Wally can be converted to a DVR by simply plugging in a USB hard drive and paying a one time $40 fee. Paired with an $85 Dish 1000.2 DPP or DPH dish, the Wally gets two sat tuners, and an optional USB module adds two OTA tuners. The $38 Flex Pack has 50+ channels, and the sat locals pack only adds $12/mo., something that Orby doesn't offer at all. There's no "scam" involved, just different packaging of different products.
     
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    P Smith

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    finally
     
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    NYDutch

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    I'm glad to see they listened to the folks that asked for a DIY kit, but I suspect many will still find the extra $65 for someone else to do the work worth it. Also note that the kit does not supply the coax that the pro install includes, so add that to the DIY cost. Then again, if you want make sure the work is done to your standards... ;)
     
  5. tivofan2018

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    ORBY'S DVR is only a single tuner and it's 199.99 YIKES that's so stone age in today's world
     
  6. P Smith

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    It would be progressive solution to allow use any FTA receiver with Orby smart card.
     
  7. sparky27

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    Interesting.....I have Flex package and I pay $43.99 a month...granted that's without locals. I also got a free installation and Free Hopper with DVR....

    Locals are $10 per month I think which would still only put it at $53.99 a month.....I think you had more extras in that quote than you remember if your price was at $70....
     
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    I think including the Dish locals fee is misleading since Orby doesn't offer sat locals at any price.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2019 #109 of 109
    Ralph turner

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    I live in North Ga. and had Orby installed in May 2019 and it loses the signal every time it rains. Sunday night it lost signal for about an hour and it wasn't even raining, just heavy overcast in the SW sky. I think that's where the arc is. The Mastec installation is supposed to have a 1 yr warranty so I called them and they said it was weather related and nothing they could do about it. Orby sent a "Director of Satellite Services" and he tuned on it a little but it didn't help. I emailed him 3 times and called 2 times but he won't return my emails or calls. I just wanted to ask him if he or anyone knows of an inline amp that might help or a better LNB. I've still got my old C band dish out behind the house and I may try a c/ku LNB and try to bring in the signal better that way. 82% signal strength is the best they can do out here. Orby customer service was nice about it but they were no help either. I doubt I will keep it very long.
     
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