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

  1. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha. I'm not a Sunday Ticket subscriber, so I didn't know that. Like you, I couldn't find any difference in the two program descriptions, so you could NNOT something in the earlier one.
     
  2. markman07

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    Of course the way to prevent the 5am time slots from recording is to set up two short higher priority manual events at 5am.
     
  3. Steve

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    That would work. :)

    I'm not a ST subscriber, but if I was, I'd be sure to complain to anyone who'll listen (NFL, DirecTV, the team itself) about the incorrect game time guide data.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2010 #504 of 604
    inkahauts

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    I don;t have ST either, so I I'd say your manual recordings would work.. :)
     
  5. Drewcipher

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    Ok, it may be in here but I can't find it. Is there a way to get a true exact match in the smart search? I want to record a movie called The Road, for instance. My autorercord is road ttitle. This give me and movie or show with road in the title. Can I ask for movies titled Road or The Road?

    Thanks for the help

    Drew
     
  6. E91

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    My DISH VIP722 used to do that with Center Ice and it drove me freaking crazy. So, far my HR24 is not doing that though.
     
  7. DogLover

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    That one is probably tough. Since the initial "The" is ignored, for search purposes it is basically a 1 word title. Normally if you have multiple words in a search and you don't include "AANY" or "AALL" on the front, then it would look for the exact phrase you entered.

    However, since it is a 1 word phrase, it will find any show with that word in the title. You can limit it to movies, but otherwise there's not much you can do.

    I'm assuming that the movie isn't being show right now, or you'd just scroll down the list afterdoing the keyword search. There's just no way to limit a keyword search to not include movies whose title includes more words than what you have entered.
     
  8. Syzygy

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    AALL The Road TTITLE — finds all shows with either The and/or Road in the name or in the episode name

    The Road TTITLE — finds all shows with The Road in the name or in the episode name

    The Road TTITLE & Movies — finds all movies with The Road in the name

    I saw this after I replied. If this is true, it's news to me. I'll try it soon to check it out.

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    The Big TTITLE & Movies — finds all movies with The Big in the name, plus MacGruber (VOD), which doesn't match (except for "the"). Evidently D* is so intent on selling this 1080p movie that they'll add to their normal level of pollution with this non-match.

    Big TTITLE & Movies — finds more movies than "The Big" does, including Big Fat Liar, Big Fan & Big Daddy — and MacGruber again.

    So DogLover is wrong.
     
  9. DogLover

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    You had me wondering whether I was remembering it wrong. I couldn't find definitive proof using "The Road". However, in searching for "The Day TTITLE" It did find several shows that didn't have "the day" exact phrase. However, all of the shows that it returned, had the word "the" and the word "day" (or "days" or "day's") somewhere in the show or episode tite.

    Searching "Day TTITLE" did return many more shows. It returned many shows that had "day" (or "days" or "day's"), but not the word "the". Searching for "AALL the day TTITLE" found more shows that without the AALL, but not as many as leaving out the the".

    I would have to consider this an error, since I can see no rhyme or reason.

    Summary:
    1. Searching "the day TTITLE" displays the shortest list of shows, some of which do not have the exact phrase "the day", but all have both words.
    2. Searching "AALL the day TTITLE" displays a longer list of shows.
    3. Searching "day TTITLE" displays the longest list of shows.

    Number 1 has to be considered an error, since it is not finding exact phrase only, nor is it displaying the same list as 2 or 3.

    (I am not on a national release, so if someone would verify these results and enter an issue report, I would appreciate it.)
     
  10. oscar madison

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    I am looking to record The Office for a certain season, last season. This doesn't pull up anything.

    AALL THE OFFICE 2009 2010

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance
     
  11. inkahauts

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    You can't pull anything based on what season or year it was aired. It won;t search air date info... I suggest netflixing just that season.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2010 #512 of 604
    D_Thomas

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    Do we know if DirecTV is considering expanding the keyword search terms to include additional terms?

    I'd also like to have TTIME to handle some of the evening news shows that repeat several times after midnight.

    Something like this to record at a specific time of 2000 (8 pm):

    AALL GRETA TTITLE CCHAN 360 TTIME 2000

    Or a time range to record only during Prime Time 2000-2300 (8 pm - 11 pm) and not repeat overnight:

    AALL ANDERSON COOPER TTITLE TTIME 2000 2300

    As a workaround, I have setup some Manual recordings, but I have not found a way to "Keep At Most" on Manual recordings. I'd like to have just 1 show kept and it be the one that was broadcast during prime time. Is there a way to set a Keep At Most for Manual recordings that I have not found?
     
  13. Dec 7, 2010 #513 of 604
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    I like the idea of a keyword advanced "smart search" but I have to think what we have now is just a beta program.

    It needs to be replaced or updated with a user friendly interface that lists and allows us to invoke any or all the Boolean options, and is called up with the press of one of the color buttons.

    I don't like typing to start a category search, as that implies I know all of the category options to start with. How about assigning another color button to start a category search?

    I'd also like the ability to edit existing searches, and also to use one as a template from which you can make different versions (save as).
     
  14. Dec 7, 2010 #514 of 604
    Steve

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    Good question. We have couple of long-standing requests related to TIME and DATE on the Wish List, but so far, they haven't been addressed.

    While not quite as detailed as yours, we have asked for the ability to at least confine a SL to a particular time or day with this request:

    SERIES LINK setup options: RECORD: [First Run/Repeat/Both/All with Duplicates]; RECORD THIS TIME SLOT ONLY?: [Y/N]; RECORD THIS WEEK-DAY ONLY?: [Y/N]; KEEP AT MOST: [1/2/3/4/5/10/ALL]; WHEN LIMIT REACHED: [Delete Oldest/Stop Recording]; AUTODELETE WHEN DISK FULL?: [Y/N]

    We also have a related request for DATE:

    Ability to SEARCH for shows by DATE or ranges of DATES.

    • CSI DDATE 2008 would limit the search to those episodes containing the string "CSI" that aired anytime in 2008.
    • CSI DDATE 0108 would more specifically limit the SEARCH to January, 2008.
    • CSI DDATE 0108 0308 would limit the SEARCH to January and March of 2008.
    • CSI DDATE 0108-0308 would limit the search to January, February and March of 2008.
    Also on the Wish List:

    Offer a "Keep At Most" option for recurring manual recordings.

    If you haven't already done so, would be great if you could take a couple of minutes to complete the survey, and give those suggestions a :up: !
     
  15. Dec 7, 2010 #515 of 604
    Syzygy

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    The lack of any change, or even documentation, suggests that the Boolean Search project is moribund at best. My own feeling is that the person who started it (perhaps on his/her own time) is no longer working in the DVR development group.

    I believe that ARSLs still record reruns even though FRO is specified — a bug that has been present since September 2009.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2010 #516 of 604
    Richierich

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    And the sad thing about it is it wouldn't take alot of code to implement it. It's all about Directv's Priorities compared with our Priorities.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2010 #517 of 604
    D_Thomas

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    Steve, thanks for the information.

    The requested Series Link options would be great and would totally resolve the limitations that I'm having. This would go a long way to further differentiate and extend the DirecTV DVR features and capability.

    I hope someone at DirecTV is reviewing (and acting on) the requests coming from this forum.

    Many companies spend a lot of money in product development expenses trying to understand what their customers want in a product, and this forum is a great pipeline to DirecTV to see what their customers want. So let's hope DirecTV knows what a gem they have here with all this great feedback and feature requests.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2010 #518 of 604
    Richierich

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    It would also be Nice if Directv would let us Rename a Manual Recording. I have to manually record "Monday Night Football" as the Title Monday Night Football is not in the Guide Data so if I could rename it as Monday Night Football it would put it in a Folder so I could find all of my MNF Games at once.
     
  19. Dec 9, 2010 #519 of 604
    Sea bass

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    I tried using smart search while watching a recorded show, the video froze and started to skip and stutter the audio. I had to exit to a froze screen. Corrected by clicking 8sec skip back button. Other occasions using smart search during live tv, picture freezes but audio continues. Again, skip back clears it up. Kind of annoying considering this unit is new! HR24-500 is the model.
     
  20. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Is there a DirecTV Boolean Keywords Glossary somewhere online?
     

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