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DIRECTV scores another first in sports broadcasting technology with GameSearch(TM


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#1 OFFLINE   STEVED21

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:41 AM

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DIRECTV scores another first in sports broadcasting technology with GameSearch™, a new search-engine based technology that illuminates the problem of local sports game blackouts for frustrated fans. When a DIRECTV receiver is tuned-in to a channel with a blacked-out game, GameSearch™ recognizes the blackout and immediately looks to see if the game is on another channel.

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#2 OFFLINE   PoitNarf

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:57 AM

Yep, it was a feature introduced in a CE release not too long ago. Did you get that quote directly from the DirecTV website or from somewhere else? Either way, the URL would be nice for everyone else...
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:59 AM

I had this happen a week or so ago on a Red Wings game. I was able to find the game on another channel faster than the search-engine

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#4 OFFLINE   STEVED21

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:00 AM

Got it from an e-mail. Looked for the press release on the website but it wasn't there yet. Will do as soon as I locate it.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:07 AM

This was mentioned at the following link too. :)

http://www.dbstalk.c...ght=game search

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:11 AM

See this:

DIRECTV scores another first in sports broadcasting technology with GameSearch™, a new search-engine based technology that illuminates the problem of local sports game blackouts for frustrated fans. When a DIRECTV receiver is tuned-in to a channel with a blacked-out game, GameSearch™ recognizes the blackout and immediately looks to see if the game is on another channel.


I noticed this on my STB on Sunday. I tuned into TBS for the Brewers-Red Sox game, and it directed me to 642-1. Very cool!

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:24 AM

See this:

DIRECTV scores another first in sports broadcasting technology with GameSearch™, a new search-engine based technology that illuminates the problem of local sports game blackouts for frustrated fans. When a DIRECTV receiver is tuned-in to a channel with a blacked-out game, GameSearch™ recognizes the blackout and immediately looks to see if the game is on another channel.




Here's the release


http://biz.yahoo.com...05362.html?.v=1

#8 OFFLINE   STEVED21

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:27 AM

Thanks!!

#9 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 04:17 PM

I had this happen a week or so ago on a Red Wings game. I was able to find the game on another channel faster than the search-engine


Maybe so, but if you hadn't been home and had the game set to record, it still would have recorded on the other channel. 1 minute at the beginning of a game? who cares...

#10 OFFLINE   raoul5788

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:11 PM

See this:

DIRECTV scores another first in sports broadcasting technology with GameSearch™, a new search-engine based technology that illuminates the problem of local sports game blackouts for frustrated fans. When a DIRECTV receiver is tuned-in to a channel with a blacked-out game, GameSearch™ recognizes the blackout and immediately looks to see if the game is on another channel.


My HR20-700 has had this feature since mid March.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:19 PM

Also, mentioned on TV Predictions...

http://www.tvpredict...dgame052108.htm

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:30 PM

My HR20-700 has had this feature since mid March.


Some boxes did as a beta. It's now officially released into the field as of a few weeks ago for those STB's indicated.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:17 PM

How do I get this function? I dont need it but still. I have an HR21. Tonight is a perfect time to test if too since NYM is on ESPN and here in NYC its blacked out. I put on 206 earlier and I got the 'Program not available locally' message and thats it.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 03:21 PM

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DIRECTV scores another first in sports broadcasting technology with GameSearch™, a new search-engine based technology that illuminates the problem of local sports game blackouts for frustrated fans. When a DIRECTV receiver is tuned-in to a channel with a blacked-out game, GameSearch™ recognizes the blackout and immediately looks to see if the game is on another channel.


Yeah, we've had this feature in beta testing for several weeks or maybe a month now. A nice feature for sports fans.
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 06:48 PM

last nite went to espn and the game was blacked out so it said it was doing a "gamesearch"....but it took me hdnet which was showing a john goodman movie.




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