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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Jan 5, 2012 #561 of 605
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  2. Jan 7, 2012 #562 of 605
    CenturyBreak

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    Anyone else notice that keyword autorecord is seriously hiccuping with the new UI?

    What's happening to me is that for a number of series starting this month, the first episode of the new season is set to record, but subsequent episodes don't show up under the keyword search and thus won't record. This is happening for Shameless and Californication on SHOeHD and Face Off on SyFy HD. In addition, the first few showings of the first episode of the second season of Being Human on SyFy are invisible to the keyword search and autorecord, so it doesn't show up until next Thursday... the premier is next Monday.

    Any thoughts?
     
  3. Jan 7, 2012 #563 of 605
    DogLover

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    In the past, ere has been problems with the autorecord episodes not showing up in the todo list, but recording correctly anyway. Have you actually missed episodes, or are you assuming that you will miss them because they don't show up?

    I'm not saying that it is still not a bug. Just trying to clarify what type of bug it is.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2012 #564 of 605
    CenturyBreak

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    Not sure! I know this isn't the first time it's happened, contrary to my originally blaming the new UI. ;)

    When I first discovered keyword autorecords a few years ago, it worked for a while and stopped picking up episodes of House on my local Fox OTA as well as the first season of Face Off when originally broadcast: setting up keywords including "face" or "off" refused to find any episode of Face Off! Strangely, it worked fine when SyFy re-ran parts of the first season...
     
  5. Jan 8, 2012 #565 of 605
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    ARSL shows don't always show in the to do list, but till you actually see the dvr missing recordings, I wouldn't worry about it. ;)
     
  6. DrummerBoy523

    DrummerBoy523 Godfather

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    Nevermind...problem solved!

    Now if only DTV would let me enter in more than 30 characters!!
     
  7. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    He is in some Matlock as a guest star,
    quite a few as I remember.
     
  8. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    add "NNOT Matlock" to the search. Matlock should show up in every description of the show.
     
  9. jprosiak

    jprosiak New Member

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    So I have a few keyword auto recording I am trying to get to work. When ever I set them up I get all episodes recorded.

    Good luck Charlie:
    AALL GOOD LUCK CHARLIE TITLE Type first run <-- this returns no episodes
    GOOD LUCK CHARLIE <-- (Type All) setting auto record to first run records all episodes of this show

    Game of Thrones:
    AALL GAME OF THRONES Type first run <-- this returns episodes from last week for some reason

    I am also struggling with a keyword recording for recording only packer football on our local stations only.

    Any advice?
    :confused:
     
  10. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    That first search is failing because of "TITLE". It should be TTITLE.

    You don't really need the AALL or the TTITLE. Your second search will only find shows when the words "Good Luck Charlie" appear exactly in that order, so it should be fine. As to why "first run" is not working, it's likely an issue with the GUIDE data not reliably identifying the show status or the proper first aired date.

    Same with Game of Thrones. You don't need the AALL. If you've never recorded a Game Of Thrones before you set up the AUTORECORD, it might still consider a show from last week "first run".

    BTW, curious why you're using AUTORECORDS for two specific shows that are currently in the GUIDE data. Seems like a lot of work when you can also set them by doing a normal SMART SEARCH or via the GUIDE.
     
  11. Steve

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    If you only want the WTMJ games (not pregame or anything else), you might try:

    AALL packers football CCHANS 4

    CCHANS with the "s" is correct, BTW. They apparently changed it. I updated this post to reflect that.
     
  12. jprosiak

    jprosiak New Member

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    I am using them because I want to record the next available airing of the show regardless of the channel it is on. When we have conflicts, sometimes I have to wait multiple days to record the show on the same channel, when I could watch it the next day because it airs an hour later on another channel.

    Setting up a keyword recording for "GOOD LUCK CHARLIE" selecting "Type all" and autorecord of firstrun records every episode of "Good Luck Charlie". However, if I select "Good Luck Charlie" from the guide and select "First Run", it works fine, but only records on that one channel.
     
  13. Steve

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    I didn't realize it ran on multiple channels. That fact may be what is confusing the "first run" logic. You might want to report that as an issue, especially if "first run" works properly for that show when you select it from the GUIDE. The work-around for now may be to just set up two SLs via the GUIDE, one for each channel.
     
  14. jprosiak

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    I finally got these to work. It appears as though for some reason I have to supply something under genre or some other search criteria for the results to be what I need. Here is what I ended up doing:

    GAME OF THRONES CCHANS 501 509 (genre fantasy)
    GOOD LUCK CHARLIE (genre family)

    Both are using auto record and first run. So far so good. It seems like the auto record feature is rather buggy since GAME OF THRONES (type all) auto record first run should work just fine, but doesn't.

    It also sucks that the grouping of the auto record in the playlist is the name of the auto record you setup. Seems ugly to see "GAME OF THRONES CCHANS 501 509" in the playlist.
     
  15. vega

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    since the search has been limited to 30 characters, can partial words be used?

    Nascar Racing nnot qual prac

    I tried this, but practice and qualifying episodes are still scheduled.
     
  16. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Actually it's 50 characters, but unfortunately you can't use partial words, AFAIK.
     
  17. kenkahn

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    I set up the following Boolean search expression

    AANY PSYCH PAIN BURN SUITS COLLAR TTITLE CCHAN 242

    I specified SHOW TYPE = SERIES

    The autorecord list I got back was

    Suits
    White Collar
    NCIS
    Psych
    Burn Notice

    Why is NCIS on this list? Why didn't it find "Royal Pain"
     
  18. kenkahn

    kenkahn Cool Member

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    I think I can answer my own question. It's "Royal Pains" (left off the 's'). Also, I checked and there are at least two episodes of NCIS on 242 with the word "Psych' in the title.
     
  19. CCarncross

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    There is also another problem with your search, CCHAN needs to be CCHANS, CCHAN no longer works correctly. It was changed to CCHANS a update or 2 ago. Unfortunately unless I mis-counted that would put your search at 52 chars after you correct the PAINS one as well. I recently started using the show type=series choice as well and it does help eliminate some unwanted matches.
     
  20. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I don't subscribe to MLB channels, but occasionally The Tigers are on regular channels (ESPN, FOX, etc.).

    What would I set up to record the Detroit Tigers games that happen to be shown Nationally?
     

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