Ya. Depends if you're AUTORECORDING, or just SEARCHING.
Just for SEARCHING, it may ultimately take the same amount of time, but it sure feels faster to simply ignore some extraneous matches than having to triple-tap or bingo-board all those extra characters (Jennifer and NNAME, in this case). Now if we had a real keyboard, that would be a different story.
How I wish I could Google my DirecTV GUIDE data on this PC, e.g, and simply manage my WHDVR SLs and TDLs from here. Maybe someday.
Oh I agree. If it was just a search, I'd type it in..
What I really want is the dtv iphone and ipad apps to have remote controls that will allow you to type in the numbers with voice command! Yeah, I want to be lazy!