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What would be the boolean search to find horror movies?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by philmalik, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. philmalik

    philmalik Legend

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    With Halloween around the bend, I tried to do a search on "horror" category on movies.

    At first I tried to do the "guide options" way, but with quite a few horror movies on PPV, it was taking forever.

    I´m looking to do a search on horror movies that are not PPV

    Something like AALL movies NNOT PPV category = horror, (or something like that)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Look for something in common on the descriptions on Chiller.

    Or try AALL horror movie CCHAN 202 599

    THat will get you all horror movies and skip the PPV channels.
     
  3. RBTO

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    This brings up a question. Where would I look for more information on Boolean searches? This is the first I heard about being able to perform one and I would like to know more.
     
  4. makaiguy

    makaiguy Icon DBSTalk Club

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    Good place to start: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=132971

    Hint: found by doing a forum search for boolean
     
  5. philmalik

    philmalik Legend

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    There's no keyword for "category" is there? Like TTITLE, etc? Haven't had a chance to try the suggested boolean search yet but I would think you need to put cateogry in there somewhere.
     
  6. DrummerBoy523

    DrummerBoy523 Godfather

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    if you use AALL HORROR MOVIE (assuming you just want movies) then it will search the entire listing for the word HORROR and MOVIE. This will accomplish what you want.
     
  7. DogLover

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    Also, after you set up the boolean, you can add the category on the following screens, just like all other searches.
     
  8. philmalik

    philmalik Legend

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    Drummer Boy recommendation worked, and I threw on a NNOT PPV at the end for good measure. thanks

    DogLover, what do you mean by "add the category to the following screens"?
     
  9. DogLover

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    When you press the red button to activate a keyword search, you get screens asking you to limit the search by certain categories and subcategories. You have movies with subcategories of different genres, you have sports with subcategories of different sports, etc.
     

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