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  1. Cosmo Blatz

    Repurposing My Orby Boat Anchor Dish

    I realize I can us the Orby LNB. My question is, if I move the dish from its current position on Eutelsat 116.8 W over to 87 W will the skew automatically be correct when I'm on 87W. Seems the design of the ORBY mount and dish should give the correct skew on any satellite. Am I correct on this...
  2. Cosmo Blatz

    Just canceled Orby

    I have absolutely no animosity towards the Orby organization. The Orby tech support was the best I've ever experienced. Ever The Orby equipment works fine. It's just that there a couple channels I refuse to support in any way. I don't want liberal or conservative politics in my entertainment...
  3. Cosmo Blatz

    Is anyone else using a Cloner Box Pro with their Orby receiver?

    I've been using the Cloner Box Pro for about 4 months now. At first, I had problems with the DVR corrupting SD cards to the point they could not be reformatted. Since I started using (cheap) TeamGroup 32 GB SD's I haven't had any problems at all. The Cloner Box seems to be similar in features...
  4. Cosmo Blatz

    Figured Out Why I Have Intermittent Orby Reception

    I get a solid signal on every Ku satellite on the arc except Eutelsat 116.8 W. Here's why:
  5. Cosmo Blatz

    Question on the GEOSATpro 90cm Reflector

    I think I had some vandalism to my dish. Among other things, I'm pretty sure the LNB holder was bent. I'd like to get the LNB pointed at the right spot on the reflector. Where should the LNB be pointed at on the reflector?
  6. Cosmo Blatz

    Cell Phone Holder

    My latest invention holds your phone on the pole while you adjust the dish. Unfortunately, this wonderful invention did not help find my lost Orby signal. Sadly, I had to suspend my Orby account.
  7. Cosmo Blatz

    Program Guide Question

    This is for the Orby channels not OTA (OTA not connected yet). My program guide states " no information available". This message appears when hitting the "Guide" button or when looking at individual channels. All the guide graphics are there, but no program info in the windows. Is there some...
  8. Cosmo Blatz

    DVR Question

    Does the Orby DVR have a 'jump ahead' feature to advance 20 or 30 seconds at a time?
  9. Cosmo Blatz

    AMIKO AMIKO Mini HD SE USB Problem

    I was recently gifted an Amiko Mini HD SE. This Amiko will not recognize a WD Passport HD connected to either USB port. All the other receiver functions are working normally. The receiver DOES recognize flash drives O.K. I have another Amiko Mini HD SE that has been working perfectly with this...
  10. Cosmo Blatz

    Post Your Favorite FTA Test Pattern

    Surely, I'm not the only one that records interesting FTA test patterns? I think this one was from a feed on 91W Ku. (The star spins!) Obviously this was an HD feed. Post 'em if you got 'em!
  11. Cosmo Blatz

    ASC1 Amazon 3-Year Warranty Question

    Who actually does the warranty repairs for the Amazon optional 3-year warranty? Is it Titanium or the company mentioned on Amazon (Asurion, LLC)?
  12. Cosmo Blatz

    50 MPH winds yesterday and now this!

    May 16th somewhere in Nevada. Once the ~75 lbs of wet snow was removed from the Orbitron, the signal popped back in.These old Orbitron's sure can take some punishment ! (The DX Ku is just fine too.)
  13. Cosmo Blatz

    Where are we posting Olympic feeds?

    In the clear, or over in "What's up there"?
  14. Cosmo Blatz

    Not Good.
  15. Cosmo Blatz

    PBS Feeds on 125W

    All the PBS 125W Ku feeds just vanished at 7:15 PM CST. Maybe local weather conditions? Just strange. Anybody else? 'Create' usually hangs in good even in poor weather. Not tonight.
  16. Cosmo Blatz

    C Band Actuators Ball Screw & Acme

    While looking for a new actuator, I came across an article. It illustrates the difference between an acme and a ball screw actuator. The acme screw pictured, has a brass nut. I think maybe only Von Weise and Venture use a brass nut. All the others are plastic/nylon? I never understood exactly...
  17. Cosmo Blatz

    AMIKO Mini HD SE Hard Drive Size

    Will the Mini HD Se work with a 2 TB Hard Drive? $69.95 With Promo Code:
  18. Cosmo Blatz

    Guilty until proven innocent.

    So I called the local telephone/cable/internet provider to get DSL to my trailer here in Nevada. Right off, the sales lady tried to get me to sign up for the DEEEE-LUXX cable package. Told her NO! Explained I had two satellite dishes and was getting all the channels I needed. She asked who was...
  19. Cosmo Blatz

    Found this receipt...

    Still using the Orbitron and JGS actuator. Original boot still is on the JGS (not for much longer). The equipment was in hibernation for over a decade, but has been resurrected. QUESTION??? Thought I was creating a thumbnail of the receipt. Obviously not. How do you create thumbnails?
  20. Cosmo Blatz

    Leave STB Powered Up In Cold Weather?

    I haven't turned off the Mini HD SE since late November. (It did lock up once and need a restart.) My theory is that it is better to leave things turned on than 'shock' the Stab electronics and LNBF to life when it's cold. (HIGH temp today will be about 2 degrees F.) True, LNBF's are cheap to...