ORBY TV

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  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.
     
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    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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  10. vwnut8392

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    can anyone here know if directv or dish network dishes/LNB's work with orby TV? interested in the service and i have a bunch of both companies dishes/LNB's laying around. i tried to use my HH motorized dish and an old directv dish/LNB to see if i could even find orbyTV with my linkbox 9000i plus and i could not see it. only 2 i could see with that LNB and the linkbox was dish at 110 and 119, nothing in between.
     
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    Dish and DTV use circular polarized LNB's. As I recall, Orby uses a liner LNB...
     
  12. James Long

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    A small DTV/DISH dish would not be able to pick up Orby's signal. The satellite Orby uses is lower powered and needs a bigger dish.
     
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    The dish that Orby installs is 27"x18", similar to the Dish and DTV dishes. The difference is in the LNB they use. Some folks have used Dish or DTV dishes with Orby by modifying the arm to accept a standard linear KU LNB like the GEOSATpro SL1.
     
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    ORBY's dish uses the entire surface for one focal point, providing more signal to the LNB than smaller single orbital position dishes. The similar sized DISH and DIRECTV dishes are multi-orbital - building in a little extra gain since one cannot guarantee that every LNB eye on a DISH/DIRECTV dish is at the exact focal point for each satellite. (There is no position adjust for spacing between satellites on the dish.)

    A standard DBS satellite can be picked up on an 18" dish, possibly smaller.

    The LNB is important ... a standard linear Ku LNB is needed, not a universal or DBS LNB. But using a smaller dish (as stated in my post) is not going to work as well as using the correct dish.
     
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    I don't doubt that the dish Orby supplies is optimized better for their sat than the Dish/DTV dishes, but the fact remains that folks are successfully using them with a linear LNB to self install. Others are using Winegard or similar 76 CM (30 in.) dishes for even better numbers. So I stand by my answer that the multi-satellite Dish/DTV dishes can be used with an appropriate LNB mod. They may not be optimal, but they do work...
     
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    You're missing what I said ... but repeating myself didn't work the first time so I guess I'll leave it at that.
     
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    If you mean your references to the old 18" dishes, yes, I agree they're a poor choice for Orby. The current multi-sat dishes though, can be modified for Orby use.
     
  18. P Smith

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    take 1M/39" FTA dish ! - best signal guarantied !
     
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    Jeffrey G Kraft

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    I’d love to get orby but no Fox News no newsmax and no OAN. Worse no football. Too bad I just switched back to Directv from dish after over 20 years with dtv. What a deterioration since Att took over. Dtv now sucks. Can’t wait till my commitment is over! I’d rather do without and just go with SiriusXM despite that idiot Howard stern.
     
  20. techguy88

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    No sports is intentional on Orby's part to keep the cost of the service low. Similar reason why Orby installs an outdoor antenna to receive locals instead of entering into agreements with local station owners outright.

    Looking at the packages again Orby recently added Newsmax to the Essentials packages. Other channels like Fox News might not see Orby because their parent company (Fox) likes to bundle them with their sports channels in some fashion. Similar reason why the Disney channels are not there they are typically bundled with ESPN. It is possible OAN could be added down the road since its parent company just owns AWE.
     

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