Have read about semi-hydro a lot and I have tested with some of my other plants. As to orchids, I think the best candidates will be those from the Oncidium alliance, they are such water hogs. Got to do proper timing in switching to semi-hydro though, at the time when the orchid is actually actively growing new roots, otherwise, so easy to rot the roots. But as always, got to make consideration for overall temps and airflow in ones growing area. It is indeed nice option if one does not like to water often, or the orchid is just so water needy.
And orchids do go in phases of going somewhat dormant after blooming, so one will still have to be observant about it, and just allow plant to rest. I like that with semi-hydro the media used are clay rocks, they do not rot, have lots of air pockets for airflow at rootzone, but it will also hold a lot of salt, so a good flushing of the media has to be done every so often.