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Advanced SEARCH/AUTORECORD Help & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    It's because you need the AALL operator in front. When you don't quality terms in the beginning, the HR looks for the exact phrase "INDYCAR LIVE", which is why you're not getting any hits.

    Try this instead: AALL indycar live CCHAN 603

    It means both "indycar" and "live" need to be present, but in no particular order.

    /steve
     
  2. slimoli

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    Thanks Steve. With AALL it works now.
     
  3. Steve

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    I'm happy to report that for the third week in a row, this SEARCH has resulted in only recording the 11PM ET Mon-Thurs episodes. It's a winner!

    It would be great to know if others have been able to successfully apply this technique to other "generically described" shows that typically record too many duplicate or unwanted episodes. /steve
     
  4. oldfantom

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    Well, the one I have issues with sometimes is the Simpson's. But the generic description is something like .. Marge and Homer raise Bart Lisa and Baby Maggie. Nothing I would NNOT
     
  5. Steve

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    Just checked my FOX affiliate's Simpsons' showings and all 21 episodes appear to have pretty good GUIDE data. I'm seeing unique episode descriptions and "first aired" dates, so I wouldn't expect to see Daily Show type issues here in NY. Guess it's a problem with the information your affiliate is sending to TMS.

    Unfortunately, you can't NNOT a phrase, AFAIK. You could try NNOT'ing "raise", however. Not foolproof, but might be right 99% of the time, like my NNOT'ing "slant" above. /steve
     
  6. inkahauts

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    I still want Diredctv to give me the control Replay did with recordings..
     
  7. vega

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    anyone having issues with Nascar? My HR21-700 refuses to record on channels I get, but will record from a station I don't get. Todays Nationwide is on 7-1, Buffalo NY, but no matter what I do short of recording direct from the guide, it insists on recording it on 10-1 from Rochester NY. I do not receive this station OTA or on DTV, and it is not in my favorites list. The prioritizer and autorecord has proven to be useless for this, and the Sprint series, along with a host of other shows that are on the Rochester stations.
     
  8. Steve

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    So frustrating DirecTV allows this. Will it actually try to record 10-1, tho? Or will GAMESEARCH "swoop in" at the actual recording time and find the 7-1 showing?

    It's unbelievable to me that they still don't filter our SEARCH results by channels we get. GAMESEARCH should only apply to blackouts on channels we get, and not be a band-aid to a bigger underlying issue. :bang

    Just my .02. /steve
     
  9. vega

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    it will record 10-1, just a blank screen.
     
  10. Steve

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    That's a serious bug then, IMO. If you haven't already, you should definitely report it in the appropriate "issues" thread. /steve

    PS: In the meantime, if 10-1 is NOT a channel you get, have you tried "removing" it, under "Edit off-air channels?" I'm thinking that in spite of my earlier rant, you can remove OTA channels. Just not SAT channels.
     
  11. vega

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    I'll have a look, I did remove it from both favorites lists. Looking in the guide, the Rochester channels are not listed.
     
  12. Steve

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    Might want to make sure your GUIDE is set to "ALL channels", to be sure. If you remove it from Edit OFF-AIR channels, you shouldn't even be able to tune to it manually, using 10-1 on the remote. /steve
     
  13. xmguy

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    I've filled my series links. I'd like to use this. But want to set shows like CSI: NY and Miami but only to record NEW episodes. Can the commands be set to filter like that?
     
  14. Steve

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    Yes. Once ;you do create a KEYWORD SEARCH that finds the correct shows (repeats or not), when you select AUTORECORD, you have the same options you do when setting up a SL... First-run only, Keep at Most, etc.

    If you want just CSI:NY and Miami, you can try csi TTITLE NNOT marg. Since you want FIRST-RUN only, you probably don't have to add a CCHAN #. If you want all the CSI's, csi TTITLE should do it. If you only want the CSI's from USAHD, e.g., then try csi TTITLE CCHAN 242. /steve
     
  15. vega

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    the Rochester channels were removed from the off air list. If I try to tune to 10-1, the unit will go to the next channel, 17-1 (PBS). The record functions however insist on recording 10-1.

    All I can do now is find the shows manually, and record. Record series, autorecord etc for OTA is definitely broken. If I do not delete the autorecord, or the series from the prioritizer, the recordings get canceled in favor of the Rochester stations. I guess I'll have to babysit until the issue is resolved.
     
  16. Steve

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    Sorry to hear that. Can't think of any other possible work-arounds.

    If you haven't already, you should definitely document this in the "issues" threads so DirecTV is aware there is a problem. Better for you to do it than others, in case they want to contact you directly about it. TIA. /steve
     
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    Syzygy

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    By now everyone's on board with using cumbersome Keyword Autorecords to get around the 50-SL limit. But here's a couple of ideas that only recently occurred to me (D'oh!):

    • Conflicts, esp. with Law & Order: SVU -- which repeats on Saturday, as does Trauma:

    AANY Chuck Heroes One Parenthood TTITLE CCHAN 11
    AANY Chris Office 30 Law NNOT SVU TTITLE CCHAN 11
    AANY Community Leno SNL SVU Trauma TTITLE CCHAN 11 (low priority)

    • Series appearing on multiple but contiguous channels:

    AANY Californication NFL Penn TTITLE CCHAN 537 540
    AANY Dexter Nude Nurse Weeds TTITLE CCHAN 537 540

    P.S.
    Add & Show Types, Series to prevent matches on movies, etc.
    First-run only is usually selected with these Keyword Autorecords.
     
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    Steve

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    Nice work, Frank!

    I wonder if you can also use double entry with CCHAN to insure you get your local sports team on the channel you want, by entering it twice?

    ALL your team live CCHAN (the one you prefer)
    ALL your team live CCHAN (the one(s) you prefer less)

    My theory is if it's on both channels, DirecTV will recognize the second one as a dupe and only record the higher priority game. Anyone ever try this?
     
  19. Sep 7, 2009 #339 of 604
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    As hockey season approaches, or even the tail end of baseball this type of search is close to on point for me..

    Here is the bay area, Sharks or Giants away games are usually on 696 in SD (not shown in HD) while home games are on 696 in SD AND 696-1 in HD. Unfortunately, the descriptions are almost ALWAYS identical. Hi-Def category is not used in the description. and I could not find a way to autorecord the -1 channel last year.

    In the last year, Is there a way to Autorecord -1 Channels using the CCHAN command, or other commands?

    I am sorry if this is covered somewhere and I missed it. I have been doing some searches but have yet to uncover the answer.

    Thanks
     
  20. Sep 7, 2009 #340 of 604
    Steve

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    Unfortunately, there's no "Autorecord -1 channel", at least that I know of. E.g., I've tried NNOT'ing channels, to no avail. The good news is if the descriptions are exactly the same, then my searches above may stand a chance. Because they're identical, the HR2x may decide to not schedule the lower priority search, if both searches show matches.

    If you do try it, would love to know what happens. TIA.
     

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