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What Search do you use?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by inkahauts, Aug 24, 2013.

Which option in the Search Screen do you use? Choose the one most true.

  1. I ONLY use Smart Search

    35 vote(s)
    64.8%
  2. I ONLY use Movies

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. I ONLY use TV Shows

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I ONLY use On Demand

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I ONLY use Adult

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I MOSTLY use Smart Search

    19 vote(s)
    35.2%
  7. I MOSTLY use Movies

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. I MOSTLY use TV Shows

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. I MOSTLY use On Demand

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. I MOSTLY use Adult

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Curios what option you all use in the search screen. And do you only ever use one option, or which one do you use the most often?
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    no search. I like to use the guide
     
  3. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy New Member

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    I only use smart search,I rather let Genie earn her keep.

    But the real poll question should be "Do you watch tv like Al Bundy"
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Smart Search. I sometimes search by Movie genre because Smart Search takes too long to setup to get the same results.
     
  5. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    no search. I like to use the guide


    Well this poll is just about when you do use search even I it only once a year. ;)


    Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  6. adamson

    adamson Godfather

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    Smart Search Only
     
  7. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I mostly use Smart Search.
     
  8. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    Smart Search, though I much prefer the faster internet searches I can do on my PC, iPad or iPhone.

    Problem is those apps don't allow me to verify a recording actually got set up on the DVR I selected. A % of the time I'll get a confirmation e-mail only to find the recording never got set-up on the DVR. :(
     
  9. mws192

    mws192 Godfather

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    I only use the ipad search function
     
  10. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Not really sure any of those options fit my search usage.

    Mike
     
  11. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Well, sorry I just dont use search at all. I like to go off the guide
     
  12. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I did read post #2.....


    !rolling
     
  13. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    This is confusing. The only option I see (And have ever seen) is Smart Search and that rarely works for what I use it for. I am hoping the new Sports app-type-thing that is testing is a real sports search when it is done. Smart search is far from smart in regards to sports.
     
  14. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    I use Smart Search a lot. I've never had any problems with it.

    Rich
     
  15. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    This is confusing. The only option I see (And have ever seen) is Smart Search and that rarely works for what I use it for. I am hoping the new Sports app-type-thing that is testing is a real sports search when it is done. Smart search is far from smart in regards to sports.


    To dot see the movies or on demand or TV shows icons in the search screen?

    And what does smart search not find for you?


    Sent from my iPad using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  16. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    I see them, but they don't do anything. I have been sitting here for over 8 minutes waiting for it to find something but it just says "searching for matching programs. this may take a minute." I could have scrolled through the guide looking for a movie 5 times by now.

    Smart search doesn't find games that I can watch. If i want to see all live sports that are on now and will be on later that I can watch, it doesn't. After you wait for it to finish (10-15 minutes) it shows EVERYTHING sports related. I do not care about repeat games, pre-game, post-game, talking heads, etc. I want to see games that I can watch on all channels that I get. If the game is blacked out, the search should not find it. If the game is on a channel not in my package, it should not find it. That is all I could ever fathom using search for.
     
  17. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

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    Update: 12 minutes, still nothing.

    Previously, someone told me about boolean search, but I did not find that to work. It filtered out the 700s channels but nothing else.
     
  18. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Smart Search only (although I still don't think it's that smart)
     
  19. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

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    Don't use that feature. Only use "search for upcoming episodes".
     
  20. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    I use my iPhone and/or iPad
     

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