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Keyword search length limited on new software?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by brianp6621, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. brianp6621

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    I have a very long keyword search string for recording hockey games. It has been in place for a few years on 2 different receivers and translated fine to the new software. However, I just had to replace one of the receivers and I can't re-enter the whole string now. Has something changed in the allowed length of the search strings?

    Here is the search string as it should be and still is on one of the receivers.

    Aall San Jose sharks not byte cchan 698 699

    All I can type on the new receiver before apparently hitting the character limit is

    Aall San Jose sharks not byte

    Please help.
     
  2. CCarncross

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    The ARSL boolean searches have been changed to 30 characters from 50...its affecting many of us. Don;t know if there are any plans to return it to its former glory.
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

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    I think you'll find that if you're patient, you'll be rewarded ;)
     
  4. dpeters11

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    The longer search works if it was already entered, which is why it worked until the new box. But Stuart's post is certainly good news.
     
  5. brianp6621

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    That's unfortunate to hear but I think I can work around it. Was this a change with the recent UI update or some other software version in the last 1-2 years.
     
  6. billsharpe

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    That's good to know, but it appears that this problem is another reason for the rule "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" :)
     
  7. bnwrx

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    Off the subject, but if you don't mind, what does the "not byte" wording in the search do?

    Thanks for your time....
     
  8. Richierich

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    I have heard also that Directv is going to Fix this Problem of Limiting it to 30 Characters (going back to 50 Characters) but I just want to know what were they thinking when they changed it???

    Didn't they realize that many of us use more than 30 Characters to Perform our Series Links? :confused:
     
  9. Davenlr

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    I think its supposed to be NNOT byte. It would exclude any matches containing the word "byte" or in his case, he probably should use
    "NNOT bite" if he is trying to exclude shows on Pacific sharks biting people :)
     
  10. cbd1

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    can I do this boolean search oh HR34? So far (today) I have not found where to do so..
     
  11. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Yes. Use Smart Search. Just start typing it out. WHen done, on the last screen, select AUTORECORD
     
  12. TomCat

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    Hmmm. I need a primer on boolean searches, apparently.
     
  13. cbd1

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    Me too. Is there an example thread? :-D
     
  14. Richierich

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    Yes, there is and if you look around you will find a Sticky Thread all about it.

    The Search Function Is Your Best Friend on this Forum!!!

    Do a Search on "AALL" and you will find lot of Info!!! :lol:
     
  15. dpeters11

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    Or, it could be a bug that wasn't considered high priority.
     
  16. Herdfan

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    I think they had to know since they have data on how many of look at the ToDo List. :lol:
     
  17. HoTat2

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    Particularly with each space counting as a character too, a 30 limit is just totally unworkable for the more complex boolean search strings.
     
  18. CCarncross

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    No, they actually said it was being reduced, it was no bug. They may have found part of the sluggishness was due to the longer boolean searches...maybe they have found a way to return the longer searches and keep the new found speed.
     
  19. dpeters11

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    Ok, must of missed that one.
     
  20. Richierich

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    BINGO!!!!

    I Think We Have Found A Winner!!! :)
     

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