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Title: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Hyper on January 28, 2019, 08:51:49 PM
Check this out, this is pretty interesting:


ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television, No Contracts


Code:
https://orbytv.com/



Thanks to danristheman




Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: MikeBear on January 28, 2019, 10:57:43 PM
 There's an ORBY forum on satelliteguys.com now, and there's about 4-5 or so users over there that have already installed one of these, including Brian Gohl. Yet another user has just picked up BOTH the basic receiver, and the DVR receiver, and is going to try them both out and report back. The receivers are mpeg4-HEVC KAONMEDIA receivers.

Nobody else as of yet has installed the DVR version receiver.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: AE6CH on February 03, 2019, 03:11:00 AM
I went and picked one up today.  Picture quality isn't bad, HVEC rocks! All it would take is a few more "premium" channels and I'd ditch DirecTV.

Nitpick: There is a SIM that sticks out the back of the unit about 1/4" and its only a matter of time before my kids break it.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: MikeBear on February 03, 2019, 12:31:48 PM
I went and picked one up today.  Picture quality isn't bad, HVEC rocks! All it would take is a few more "premium" channels and I'd ditch DirecTV.

Nitpick: There is a SIM that sticks out the back of the unit about 1/4" and its only a matter of time before my kids break it.

Glue a pill bottle or something over the top of it. Silicone bathtub caulk is easy to use, and easy to peel off in the future if needed.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: AE6CH on February 03, 2019, 12:49:24 PM
You are a genius!

Glue a pill bottle or something over the top of it. Silicone bathtub caulk is easy to use, and easy to peel off in the furture if needed.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Hyper on February 04, 2019, 09:38:09 PM
I went and picked one up today.  Picture quality isn't bad, HVEC rocks! All it would take is a few more "premium" channels and I'd ditch DirecTV.

Nitpick: There is a SIM that sticks out the back of the unit about 1/4" and its only a matter of time before my kids break it.


Pictures please!  


I assume you just bought the receiver, you are using your existing FTA dish?



 ::azn



Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: danristheman on February 05, 2019, 08:34:38 PM
You can reuse are type of Dishes and lnbs and are switches.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on March 05, 2019, 02:24:26 PM
hey everyone,
skymaster here.

found this on ebay researching orby tv. My wife said we need to try it out so who am i to argue with her?
anyway if you are curious on specs i found this on ebay here it is as follows:



    Orby TV Satellite DVR
    Remote control

Features

    Quality satellite TV
    Orby TV offers two paid packages to choose. You can also add paid premium movie channels anytime you want.

    No contract or credit check
    Orby TV will never ask you to commit to a long-term contract.

    You're in control
    You can decide what you spend each month. If you want to take a break, you can skip a month and come back when you are ready. There's never a reconnect or late fee.

    Access to your local channels with the outdoor TV antenna*
    You can get access to your local channels with the outdoor TV antenna that will arrive with the professional installation. Even if you take a break from your pay channels, you can always have your local channels, at no cost.

    No Internet required
    Since Orby TV is delivered by satellite, there's no buffering or drain on your Internet.

    Never pay box rental fee again
    Since you own the Orby TV equipment, you're not bound to pay endless monthly box rental fees.

    500GB hard drive
    DVR has a 500GB hard drive for your additional convenience.



Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on May 04, 2019, 09:58:03 PM
Hey everyone,
Skymaster here.
Just installed my orby TV box.
I also added epic and starz.
They are now offering HBO and CINEMA
Using fta dish with standard lnbf.
Great pics.I will take some pics tonight and upload them for you all.

Skymaster


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: danristheman on May 04, 2019, 11:26:14 PM
Happy for you skymaster


Title: Orbytv pics
Post by: skymaster on May 04, 2019, 11:47:00 PM
Hey everyone ,
Skymaster here .
Pics of orbytv guide and some of the setup choices


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on May 05, 2019, 12:05:23 AM
Thanks.
Channels we get are prime channels with starz and epics .I posted pics under the heading orbytv pics.
Very friendly support,and I did not have to buy the install.I did it myself.locked onto 116.8 ,transponder 11940 v 30000.using my glorystar dish.had to skew the lnbf by 30 to get proper signal.Real easy to find.used sathero with a tone meter to indicate a sat.
When I actually hit it and properly aligned ,in getting 99 signal quality and 90 on other.not bad.After locking in everything your receiver will download guide etc.then it will display Sim card number.All you do is call orby TV during open hours ,tell them you are activating a newly installed receiver.They will ask for Sim number.Then they will give you a choice of $40 or $50 pack.and they also have HBO and Cinema.Starz and epic too.for one monthly programming fee you can buy mote receivers,activate them andno extra programming 💿 sets or box fees.
Just thought I would pass this along


Title: Re: Orbytv pics
Post by: skymaster on May 05, 2019, 12:12:18 AM
Sorry for crappy pics.I was trying to steady my phone.my hands shake really bad with my Parkinson's.
Skymaster


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: danristheman on May 05, 2019, 12:24:50 AM
I think its a great idea my favorite NO SPORTS. I can't stand espn


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on May 05, 2019, 06:13:32 PM
Dan,
I can't stand ESPN either.Also the best thing about this,no contract,no filler channels.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: danristheman on May 05, 2019, 06:54:58 PM
Wonder why people complain about thier bill being so high i tell them its because of ESPN.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: ftasami on May 06, 2019, 06:40:42 AM
Wonder why people complain about thier bill being so high i tell them its because of ESPN.

The ESPN and Fox channels are priced highest. I don't see ORBY in the game too long. They need somewhere around 35,000 subscribers to break even. Last count I read was around 1000. The debt to income ratio ain't there. The banks will call in their loans at some point. Bankruptcy will come next. Best Buy ain't gonna give us anything for our used gear. Won't sell on EBAY. I'll stick with FTA.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Titanium on May 06, 2019, 02:47:08 PM
Probably one of the first kids on the block to install and own one. Am a happy customer for five months now. $40 subscription is money well spent in my opinion.

Makes a great addition to my FTA system here at my shop and adds many entertainment and news channel options that are rarely in the clear. Very good picture quality with a mixture of HD and SD services and with one orbital slot (116.8w), it is easy to set-up when we have taken it camping.  ::grin

Orby TV receivers are now also available at Target. I believe that they will be successful as pay-as-you-go has been a successful business model for subscription TV in the rest of the world for many years. Until now, the US been stuck with two corporations that controlled our satellite viewing and subscription options. Glad to see a disruptive service enter the scene!


Title: Re: Orbytv pics
Post by: Titanium on May 06, 2019, 03:02:25 PM
Heads-up.... On the non-DVR STB, the SQ and SL meters readings are reversed. The Signal Quality meter reading is actually the AGC signal level reading and the SL meter reading is the FEC corrected Signal Quality reading. Not sure if this error also exists on the DVR model.  ::cool


Title: Re: Orbytv pics
Post by: Hyper on May 06, 2019, 05:51:36 PM
Sorry for crappy pics.I was trying to steady my phone.my hands shake really bad with my Parkinson's.
Skymaster

Pics are good enough skymaster, no need to apologize.

I appreciate the pictures as i have not seen any of this until you posted, so it is appreciated.


 ::thumbs_up


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: danristheman on May 06, 2019, 07:16:47 PM
I agree hopefully they stay around.


Title: Re: Orbytv pics
Post by: danristheman on May 06, 2019, 07:19:17 PM
They are nice pics skymaster.


Title: Just got Orby TV today
Post by: ezjob on June 17, 2019, 12:19:56 AM
I installed Orby Tv myself and it's a pretty good picture. No problem, once I got the elevation on the right mark it zoomed right in.

(I had it set on the middle of the bolt instead of the metal line that's outside of the bolt.)

Couldn't get my signal better than 90. By the time it got to TV it was 82. Still has a good picture. I miss a few channels but it's much cheaper than the others and I actually watch many of these channels.

Not bad for $44/mo. with DVR.  If I had high speed internet I could have just went with Philo but unfortunately my area is still in the stone age.

I recommend it. I might try to figure out how to load a photo. Still have my old DirecTv dish up.

I love the free local antenna that comes with Orby. It works really well.



Title: Re: Just got Orby TV today
Post by: Hyper on June 17, 2019, 07:57:57 PM
Hey ezjob, i fixed your post above and added the picture for you.

I am curious about the Free OTA antenna that Orby TV uses?

Is that it, in your picture above the Orby dish?

Is it Orby brand, or from another manufacturer?

What is the model #, etc...?












Title: Re: Just got Orby TV today
Post by: danristheman on June 17, 2019, 10:22:27 PM
You can get the local channels using a t.v. antenna thats how they provide them.


Title: Re: Just got Orby TV today
Post by: ezjob on June 17, 2019, 10:25:02 PM
Hello Hyper,

Yes, that is the antenna that came with the dish. I don't remember a model number or a name on it anywhere.

I ordered the self install kit and it comes with everything you need to mount it on your dish pole. It didn't have any instructions in the box.

Pretty much had to figure out on my own but wasn't hard.

I had to download a pdf of the dish assembly. I was impressed with all of it and the way the local OTA combines with the satellite dish.

They connect at the dish and you have one line running into the house.

Just be sure that your OTA is pointing in the direction that gives you the most local stations. When you start-up your service it will do a scan and include your locals on the Orby receiver.

I've had that old directv so long I didn't realize the picture quality was so bad until I got the Orby TV.

It's $40 plus ($4 per month for DVR) for the smallest package.

That's it. Tax and all. Start and stop anytime you want it.

I bought the Orby TV receiver at Best Buy so I could get a 2 year warranty.

I like it. It cost much less that directv and no hassle. It has way more channels that you will actually watch with local stations than FTA and it's not expensive.

I just hope they keep the price down.


Title: Re: Just got Orby TV today
Post by: ezjob on June 18, 2019, 10:27:16 AM
Hyper,
I went back and looked and the OTA antenna does have a model number.

Here are a couple of photos.

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Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Hyper on July 20, 2019, 09:44:14 PM
ALL Orby TV threads merged.




 ::chill


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: wbman1000 on July 24, 2019, 07:16:11 PM
This is intriguing...

I wonder.... If I could feed their receiver from my setup and not use their dish....

Having the LinkBox 9000 local, and a OTA antenna already, the pass-thru connection to their receiver and onward to the TV....

Hmmm --- Anyone thought about this?

I mean I already have everything else in place except their receiver, and it's on Ku, so..... just thinking out loud I guess....


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Titanium on July 25, 2019, 10:10:15 AM
Yes, the Orby receicer could sidecar or share an existing FTA dish (standard type LNBF with LO 10750) with a diplexer connected to your OTA antenna. I use a dedicated KU dish for Orby so the EPG is always current.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Hyper on August 12, 2019, 06:19:36 PM
I would just like to add the Geosatpro SL1 PLL LNB seems to be a great choice to use for doing your own Orby TV install if you are going to use your own dish. I have not tried this myself yet, but i have had a whole bunch of customers contact me and order this LNB for just this purpose and it seems to work great.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on August 12, 2019, 09:29:19 PM
hyper,

I use one of the dual output lnbfs i bought off you about a couple of years ago. it is an universal lnbf.Works good and we are on our 3 or 4th month with orby. We love it. consistant programming and they even added a newsmax channel recently and are planning to add more later as they go.

Yea the other tow big companies who rip you off even have kicked our local channels off . 6,8,13,etc. and people here in indiana love their basketball and colege sports. But with orby it automatically scans in your over the air tv channels. I installed it my self so i had to go buy a tv splitter since this receiver doesnt do disque switches, if im right. anyway installed splitter and went to menu and voila have 50 over the air plus orby lineup on one box .

skymaster


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Titanium on August 13, 2019, 03:35:54 PM
Are you certain that you are using a Universal type LNBF (LO 9750/10600)? ORBY LNBFs are Standard type LO 10750.  ::huh


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on August 13, 2019, 10:01:59 PM
Yes , Im using a universal lnbf. Its stamped on the label and i can even send you a pic. Maybe they missed labeled it at the factory.

Works good.

skymaster


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on August 13, 2019, 10:14:21 PM
But,

I will recheck to make sure i remember what i seen. ::grin

might be my doggone byfocals ::rolleyes. anyway the lnbf i bought off hyper works beautifully, flawlessly and actually i need to order about 6 more to put on my multilnbf brackets.watching chopped on food network right now and later,the movie Earthquake on the BBC America channel. OHHHHH yea. watched beneath the planet of the apes last night. great show Apes shot charleston heston and he blew up the planet by setting off the DOOMSDAY BOMB. oooooooohhhhhh yea.

skymaster





Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Jimlw1 on August 14, 2019, 02:00:56 AM
Interested in disagreement about Standard or Universal LNB.

Doesn't the tuner have an LNB setting in a menu - somewhere ?

Or is it permanently set to 10750 (Standard) with no choice - or maybe automatically set using detection ?

jimlw1


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Titanium on August 14, 2019, 05:17:37 PM
No LNB type or LO setting is available in the install menu. No TP or service scan function. The services and firmware are updated via Orby satellite TS.

I had snooped the STB back in January and didn't log any 22KHz or DiSEqC signals on the LNB port. Maybe the firmware has changed, but I just rebooted with the satellite meter attached and don't see a 22KHz signal at any time during the boot through "no signal" display.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on September 04, 2019, 05:02:31 PM
skymaster here

hall mark added to channel line up.

Orby tv says they plan on adding more channels in the future. I know newsmax has been added awhile back also. Pretty cool.

skymaster.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: pwmguy on September 07, 2019, 05:47:52 PM
Just swapped out my universal lnb for one of Hyper's SL4PLL, swung my dish around to Eutelsat 117 west and activated a dvr & receiver only box.  I'm combining my OTA using a 3x4 multiswitch.

I'm pretty happy with it. 

Pros: Snappy on channel changes, guide for OTA & Orby is seamless and decent, audio sounds good.  Hard to tell some of the SD channels from the HD channels. DVR has 4 tuners (2 sat & 2 OTA)

Cons: DVR can only handle 2 channels at once (probably a limitation of disk IO), compression artifacts on HD channels (I'm feeding a 110" Faux K projector, may not be so bad on a smaller screen)

Would I recommend it?  Well, in my case where I have the worlds worst cable ISP or if you just wan't a simple integration with locals and satellite, absolutely.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: ftasami on September 08, 2019, 09:59:37 AM
Lyngsat shows orby's using 2 transponders for all the channels. Too many channels in too little space. Saw it on a friends 50 inch, looked pretty bad. Was looking at the orby site. Now they started 2 year contracts like dish and direct. Is the future plan abandon pay as you go? Reminds me of directv's hidden plan.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: elbandido on September 08, 2019, 11:10:50 AM
The Orby transponders are using High Efficiency Video Coding or HEVC which allows more channels per transponder. Orby has a two year rental agreement option which locks the monthly price for two years.

Quote
V1.0 8/23/19Orby TV Rental AgreementEffective as of August 23, 2019, until replacedThis document describes the terms and conditions of the Orby TV Equipment Rental Program. Customers who participate in this program are also subject to all the terms and conditions specified in the Orby TV Customer Agreement. Terms not defined herein will have the definition given them in the Orby TV Customer Agreement, which can be found at https://app.orbytv.com/support/customer-agreement.Credit checkCustomer agrees to allow Orby TV to check credit score by using your social security number. We may get information about your credit history from credit-reporting agencies, which may affect your credit rating. We may also report your payment record to credit-reporting agencies.$100 startup fee plus first month of programming and rental feeCustomer will be charged up front a $100.00startup fee which includes professional installation of the Orby TV system for up to four rooms and free shipping for up to four Receivers,the first month of Orby TV equipment rental,and the first month of an Orby TV base programming package.24-month commitment/price guarantee/warrantyCustomer will be charged a monthly fee for the remaining 23 months of the agreementwhich includes an equipment rental fee and monthly base programming package fee. Orby TVguaranteesthere will not be a price increase on the monthly base programming package for the remaining 23months. 24-month term includes an extended warranty on equipment. Additional details on the Orby TV warranty can be found athttps://orbytv.com/warranty/.Credit or debit card required Customer agrees to keep a valid Visa, MasterCard or American Express card on file at all times.Autopay requiredOrby TV is authorized to automatically charge the card on file for payment of all or any portion of monthly rental fees, the Termination Fee, if applicable (and/or any other applicable fees upon termination),and any other amounts payable under this Agreement, until such amounts are paid in full.Late paymentCustomer commits to on-time payment for entire 24-month term without interruption. If payment lapses, programming will be suspended. If payment is not made or autopayment fails, customer must pay amount owed in arrears for programming to be reinstated. Early termination feeIf a valid credit card is not kept on file or customer terminates the agreement, an early Termination Fee of $250 will apply.  Customer must request a return materialauthorization (RMA)from Orby TV by phoneby contacting 1-877-672-9881. Customer must return equipment in good working condition within 30 days, starting from the day the request is made. If equipment is returned damaged or is not returned within 30 days, customer will be charged the full retail price of the Orby TV equipment, as outlined in the chart below.

Equipment TypeFee for each unreturned or damaged device:

Orby TV Receiver $100
Orby TV DVR $200

End of Term:
Once the 24-month term is up, the agreement will automatically default to month-to-month. Customer may elect to terminate service with no charge at that time.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: pwmguy on September 08, 2019, 11:52:58 AM
The 2 year rental is a new thing for them.  Personally, I prefer to buy my own equipment then rent forever. They also had a couple of short sales offering their equipment at half off.  But, me being me, I  missed both of those.

I would say a couple of the smaller name channels do look pretty bad.  However, the majority are on par with most streaming services and way above what SD channels are like on the other two DTH players.

The HD channels are no where near the NBC network feeds on SES3, nor would I expect that.  I've got local OTA channels that squeeze 4 channels into 1 physical channel, the HD is about the same as the primary in that case.  The SD's are way better than the overly compressed sub channels. 

Side note, COZY is on a 5 channel ota mux here, and watching it OTA instead of the SES3 feed is like fingernails on a chalk board. I guess I'm dating myself. They didn't have whiteboards when I went to school!


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: El_Viejo on September 19, 2019, 10:39:19 PM
is it $40 for one receiver and $80 for two receivers, etc?


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on September 20, 2019, 08:10:52 PM
skymaster here,
I have a quad lnbf and have bought 3 receivers total. My wife has one in the bedroom so when she doesnt want to watch what i want she has a choice. My son has one to watch his stuff and we have one in the front room.

We bought all three at best buy, activated them over the phone, and only pay one fee for all receivers. If you want the $40 dollar package, thats what you pay unless you have the dvd models. We love the service and wont get rid of them anytime soon.

I read some gloom and doom here , but its a new service, they are adding channels, and dont charge extra for more receivers. Personally dish and direct are the ruination of pay tv. hugh monopolization of pay entertainment .I wouldnt sign up for them even if they tried to put back my bad gallbladder.

Im a subscriber and have 3 receivers and pay only one fee and thats the package "I" chose. everytime i call, i receive friendly service. We also have a 50 inch tv and its great

.For the haters, sign up and try it. to the others who have it and dont post about it ,more power to you. Its an alternative to dish and direct. I would figure more members here would try it since this is legal free to air and orby doesnt have a regular contract. no cancelation fees etc.

Be happy someone else has gotten into the game. I keep reading the woulda coulda shoulda guys who keep bringing up the possibilities of another service . where are you?where is the service. when my paid subcription was shut down from wisconsin when they shut the doors due to COMCAST wanting to put out of business the smaller operators, like dish does and like directv, i was %100 no pay. Now I pulled the trigger and went orby. I will continue until someone out there comes up with a better service with the same money. Yea all cable bloodsuckers,dish and direct are the reason we dont have 4dtv today. ORBYTV brings back the feel.

skymaster


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on September 20, 2019, 08:22:38 PM
skymaster here,

My lnbf is a standard. not a universal. I hooked it up to my amiko alien and in universal all my 97 west channels were off frequency. In standard they sung true. label fell off awhile back.

I think they are doing the 2 year contract to get more funding for more channels. My opinion. HOPE THEY ARE NOT SECRETLY RUN BY ONE OF THE OTHER PIZZA BOX TV PROVIDERS!!!!!!!!!!, LIKE SLING RUN BY DISH TV  .

Someone needs to research this.

skymaster


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: elbandido on September 20, 2019, 08:48:58 PM

skymaster here,

My lnbf is a standard. not a universal. I hooked it up to my amiko alien and in universal all my 97 west channels were off frequency. In standard they sung true. label fell off awhile back.

I think they are doing the 2 year contract to get more funding for more channels. My opinion. HOPE THEY ARE NOT SECRETLY RUN BY ONE OF THE OTHER PIZZA BOX TV PROVIDERS!!!!!!!!!!, LIKE SLING RUN BY DISH TV  .

Someone needs to research this.

skymaster
Why does it matter who is running the Orby operation? Either a person wants the service or not. Who runs it should not matter.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: ftasami on September 21, 2019, 09:46:45 AM
skymaster here,

HOPE THEY ARE NOT SECRETLY RUN BY ONE OF THE OTHER PIZZA BOX TV PROVIDERS!!!!!!!!!!, LIKE SLING RUN BY DISH TV  .

Someone needs to research this.

skymaster

To survive they'll eventually pull the trigger and make it contract only TV. With pay as you go they ain't guaranteed the income needed to pay the bills. If that worked they all be doing it. Watch it happen!   


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: elbandido on September 21, 2019, 10:42:20 AM
Pay As you go has worked in Europe. Enigma2 and some other FTA receivers can be set up for pay services in Europe. Orby may do something similar in the future because they are not making much money on the receivers they are selling now. We will see.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: MikeBear on September 21, 2019, 02:57:35 PM
skymaster here,

My lnbf is a standard. not a universal. I hooked it up to my amiko alien and in universal all my 97 west channels were off frequency. In standard they sung true. label fell off awhile back.

I think they are doing the 2 year contract to get more funding for more channels. My opinion. HOPE THEY ARE NOT SECRETLY RUN BY ONE OF THE OTHER PIZZA BOX TV PROVIDERS!!!!!!!!!!, LIKE SLING RUN BY DISH TV  .

Someone needs to research this.

skymaster

No worries. The guys who started Orby, are some of the people that used to run VOOM satellite service...


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: ftasami on September 21, 2019, 04:34:59 PM

No worries. The guys who started Orby, are some of the people that used to run VOOM satellite service...

Voom was bought out by Dish than Charlie dumped their channels. Orbys in this game too late. Cord cuttings at a high, and streaming is everywhere. Like to see their profit vs loss statement.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: elbandido on September 21, 2019, 05:29:11 PM
It may be true that Orby got in too late, but I think they got in at the right time. If Orby had started much earlier, the other two could have cut prices and even took a loss for a bit until Orby collapsed. Today, Orby shows that the cost of satellite entertainment can be decreased. Now we will have to see what happens over time.

Streaming is not the answer for everyone, and there is a lot of theft going on in that area, which will end up not being good at all for the honest consumer.  Streaming has its on set of unique problems.

Overall, I think pay satellite has been too expensive, while streaming has been too cheap. You can expect the theft in streaming to increase until money is thrown at it to fix it. If this happens, the costs to combat theft will eventually end up on the customer, which will make the cost of streaming go up.  Streaming could end up costing about as much as satellite, or even more if you figure the cost of the internet that is needed to use it.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: ftasami on September 21, 2019, 06:27:11 PM
It may be true that Orby got in too late, but I think they got in at the right time. If Orby had started much earlier, the other two could have cut prices and even took a loss for a bit until Orby collapsed. Today, Orby shows that the cost of satellite entertainment can be decreased. Now we will have to see what happens over time.

Streaming is not the answer for everyone, and there is a lot of theft going on in that area, which will end up not being good at all for the honest consumer.  Streaming has its on set of unique problems.

Overall, I think pay satellite has been too expensive, while streaming has been too cheap. You can expect the theft in streaming to increase until money is thrown at it to fix it. If this happens, the costs to combat theft will eventually end up on the customer, which will make the cost of streaming go up.  Streaming could end up costing about as much as satellite, or even more if you figure the cost of the internet that is needed to use it.

It all got to expensive, proud to be a cord cutter. Orbys got a handicap. Without ESPN and Fox they can't compete with the big guys. If they add them the price hike will kill any savings they now try to pass off. Unless they find a way to become profitable, that pension fund their draining to stay afloat will be gone and they'll go the way of Voom.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: danristheman on September 21, 2019, 10:46:49 PM
You are wrong they have 3 advantages 1 Disney and fox charge a lot for ESPN sports. People don't like sports like me why pay for it if you don't watch it. Third no locals increasing the price of the paytv.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Slayers on September 21, 2019, 11:01:39 PM
I get all my Commercials for free. long live free tv.... ::2cen

Slayers


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on September 23, 2019, 06:46:54 PM
elbandido,
 It matters to me I live on principle and honor. Dish,direct ,comcast and other big corp tv providers have snuck around stealing money from people with their bull brap contracts that some how multiply in money after one month.

If i found that dish or direct  or comcast was behind them, I would drop them in a heartbeat. You dont keep feeding raw meat by hand to a mountain lion. Pretty soon that cat will want more than what your hand can hold. Yea most big corp tv providers who try to put the little guy out of business is nothing but scum im my book

nuff said

skymaster


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: skymaster on September 23, 2019, 07:00:22 PM
I was going to sign up for sling but then found out dish owned it.NO WAY.
I dont stream my stuff. Figure i can get it off satellite or antenna. paying for internet to just stream movies ,etc doesnt fit the bill for me.

when the power goes out i do have back up power source for about 1 week without recharge.Orbytv has some great channels and since i dont like sitting and watching sports 24/7 its also great not having every other channel sports.

this lineup is similar to the hits out of wisconsin we were subscribed to off the cband dish. My wife loves it too but swears if they are even affiliated with the other providers, bye bye.

We have friends who had the other services and gave them bullcrap monthly statements and caused them to go to court . they won but the bad part is some people dont have the money to even think about sueing. their monthly went from $75 to 400 in 2 months and they didnt add anything and didnt have another box. THEY LIE BIG TIME.

skymaster


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: elbandido on September 23, 2019, 09:50:06 PM
elbandido,
 It matters to me I live on principle and honor. Dish,direct ,comcast and other big corp tv providers have snuck around stealing money from people with their bull brap contracts that some how multiply in money after one month.

If i found that dish or direct  or comcast was behind them, I would drop them in a heartbeat. You dont keep feeding raw meat by hand to a mountain lion. Pretty soon that cat will want more than what your hand can hold. Yea most big corp tv providers who try to put the little guy out of business is nothing but scum im my book

nuff said

skymaster
The only way you will ever find out who is the real owner of Orby would be in the courts. Most likely, you are feeding  one of the companies you despise by having an Orby service. Staying strictly with free services will be the only way you will not feed one of the companies you despise.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: ftasami on September 25, 2019, 07:28:53 AM
I was going to sign up for sling but then found out dish owned it.NO WAY.
I dont stream my stuff. Figure i can get it off satellite or antenna. paying for internet to just stream movies ,etc doesnt fit the bill for me.

when the power goes out i do have back up power source for about 1 week without recharge.Orbytv has some great channels and since i dont like sitting and watching sports 24/7 its also great not having every other channel sports.

this lineup is similar to the hits out of wisconsin we were subscribed to off the cband dish. My wife loves it too but swears if they are even affiliated with the other providers, bye bye.

We have friends who had the other services and gave them bullcrap monthly statements and caused them to go to court . they won but the bad part is some people dont have the money to even think about sueing. their monthly went from $75 to 400 in 2 months and they didnt add anything and didnt have another box. THEY LIE BIG TIME.

skymaster

Don't know if you know this but the 4dtv service out of Wisconsin was in bed with Comcast. I suspect Orby got ties to some big provider. This ain't 1985 anymore where the small guy gets a chance. I wouldn't buy Orby if you paid me. To me its another pizza service with a hidden agenda. Still see that agenda happening down the road. Paid my dues getting screwed around from pizza and cable providers dirty games. Never again.
 


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: El_Viejo on September 27, 2019, 12:19:54 PM
Has anybody tried this receiver on our FTA just to see if it passes unencrypted signals? Might be good to know if case they don't last. Also, what is the size of the dish they provide with the package?  E_V


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Titanium on September 27, 2019, 07:14:23 PM
For me, Orby is a great service here at the office and we also use in the RV. Easy to aim in the Sierras as only need to find an opening in the forest canopy to hit one satellite. The PQ is very good on the office 55" UHD and the service offers great variety of programming that isn't available via FTA at a very reasonable price.

I prefer paying month by month and be without a contract. If we aren't using the RV much in the winter months, the service will be stopped and restarted in the springtime. We will play it by ear.

The STB does not scan for transponders or receive FTA services. The channels are propagated by satellite update. Not saying that the unit couldn't be hacked to manually add FTA channels, but I have no need to experiment as i have many great FTA STBs to chose from.

No the service isn't secretly owned by Dish, Direct or any other service provider. I have known the principal for many years and know for a fact that Orby is a privately held company that has no affiliation with any other providers.

Saw a deal the other day for a standard Orby STB for $50 or a DVR model for 99. Not much of a risk there... Reading this thread is like hearing the children's story of the blind men trying to describe an elephant.... LOL!


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: El_Viejo on September 27, 2019, 09:13:39 PM
Brian, thanks for your input. I am always curious about this hobby of ours! What size dish is best?


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: ftasami on September 29, 2019, 12:35:06 PM
Read Orby's owner, Thornton came from Directv. Now 2 year contracts at Orby. Just sayin he's walkin in Directv's shoes. Watch what comes next, price increases, contract disputes ect.


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Hyper on September 29, 2019, 10:57:39 PM
I do not YET have ORBY but i appreciate the option to be able to.

Directv - no way

Dishnetwork, better than Directv in my opinion

It is great to have a 3rd (Ku SAT) option with a month to month contract at a fixed price.


 ::thumbs_up







Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Titanium on October 03, 2019, 03:24:10 PM
What size dish is best?

I use the standard Orby dish here at the office and a GSP90cm in the RV. The 90cm is total over kill, but have several unused laying around.  ::cool


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: reairshop on November 25, 2019, 05:12:44 PM
Newbie in Delaware, Thank you all for letting me in the group.

I am trying to get orby setup using an old directv dish with a geosatpro lnbf, i can not seem to hit the sat for nothing,

The dish is pointed 244 west on a compass, the dish is skewed 39.4, with an elevation of 28.3, does all this sound right for zip code 19973?
Thank You
James


Title: Re: ORBY TV - Quality Satellite Television No Contracts
Post by: Hyper on December 17, 2019, 07:02:38 PM
Hi James,

This is what i get for your location using dishpointer.com

Address: 19973
Latitude: 38.6178°
Longitude: -75.6441°

Satellite: 117W EUTELSAT 117 WEST B
Elevation: 28.2°
Azimuth (true): 234.7°
Azimuth (magn.): 246.2°
Skew 39.5

So your info sounds about right.

Make sure you have the skew set in the right direction.

Also, use dishpointer.com with the google earth sat image to show you where to point based on your property, this is very helpful.

Lastly, if all this is correct and still no signal, re-check the focal point/distance angle of the LNB to the dish. I assume you used a add-on braclek to hold SL1 LNB to the old Directv dish. If you are not sure if this is correct put the old DTV LNB back on, make some cardboard templates to show the distance, height and angle, and use this to set the new bracket/lnb.

Keep at it, your hard work will be worth it!


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