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Advanced SEARCH/AUTORECORD Help & Discussion

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

  1. kenkahn

    kenkahn Cool Member

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    When you say "no ;longer works correctly" does this mean at all or 'iffy'. The couple of searches I've set up that use CCHAN seem to be working OK, i.e. limiting selections to the specified channel, but am I just lucky so far?
     
  2. Steve

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    My guess is you'll need one for each of the possible channels. E.g:

    tigers CCHANS 206 & Sports, Baseball

    tigers CCHANS 5 & Sports, Baseball

    (Second one is Fox in NY.)
     
  3. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. Of course, there's probably 4 or 5 channels that are possibilities.
     
  4. Steve

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    Ya too bad we can't put multiple single channels behind a CCHANS. As you know, two #s separated by a space are interpreted as a range.

    Be nice if they could treat them as separate channels and let us use a "<" to indicate a range. (I keep hoping we can use "-" for OTA channels someday. :p) Prolly not gonna happen tho, because it looks like they're putting all their search R&D into IP devices. Nothing wrong with that, but would be nice to have it all.
     
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    So, maybe I could do this:

    tigers CCHANS 4 249 & Sports, Baseball

    That would cover everything between my locals and the turner channels and exclude all the baseball subscription channels? I think that would pretty much cover everything.
     
  6. CCarncross

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    For Tigers I believe you would want the CCHANS to be something like CCHANS 2 663 to cover FOX Soorts Detroit if thats the correct channel number, that leaves out all the MLB channels if they are still in the 700's. I believe you would also want something like live or events etc in the search unless you want to catch all the pre-game and talking heads commentaries.
     
  7. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Should have thought of that myself.
     
  8. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Good point.

    AALL tigers live CCHANS nnn nnn
     
  9. Carlucci

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    I'm not having any luck setting an autorecord for ALL of the FIFA World cup matches. I want to automatically record all the matches on ESPN and my local ABC affiliate.

    When I use AALL FIFA WORLD CCHANS 206 209 13, I get the matches in the list (as a sub-listing, which I think is the problem), but nothing is showing up in my to-do list.

    Any pro-tips on how to pull this off?
     
  10. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    As far as the To Do List goes, sometimes entries don't appear until the day of the recording. As long as the games you want show up when you run the AUTORECORD search, they'll likely populate To Do at the last minute.

    Regarding the CCHANS, if you want 13, 206 and 209, you'll have to say AALL FIFA WORLD CCHANS 13 209 {and take anything in between as well). I don't have DIRECTV service ATM, so I can't test, but I'll bet that you're not seeing any results on 13 with that search as constructed above.
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    That search works pretty well it seems, and a keyword search for FIFA with categories Sports, Soccer also seems to pull up a lot.
     
  12. inkahauts

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    Do you have a genie?
     
  13. Carlucci

    Carlucci Cool Member

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    Yes, I have the genie. Is it different?
     
  14. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Yes actually it is.

    Highlight one of the games in the guide and hit info then choose record series. Not season record.

    Set the options you'd like (type stop late etc. I think they will all be live but I'd do all instead of live just to be sure and pad 3 hours).

    When you select record series it'll pop up another screen asking if you wanted to record on this channel only or on all channels choose all channels and you are set.

    :)

    Happy watching!!! Should be an interesting World Cup this year.
     
  15. Carlucci

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    Thanks. I did just as you stated, and it seems set, but I don't see any of the recordings, except the one I used to initialize it, in the to-do list, nor are they marked for record in the guide. Should I just trust it to pick them up?
     
  16. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it will get them. Look latter tonight, and you will see it grab games on both espn and espn2 tomorrow morning. It doesn't populate immediately. Also make sure that you don't have any conflicts.. ;)
     
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    Search doesn't work at all lol. Do a search for "Pawn Stars". All you get is 20 episodes with the last airing on Sunday. Funny enough, if I jump to Thursday in the guide 6pm history channel, the episodes are right there. Search can't find 'em though.
     
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    jimmie57

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    On my HR24 I just typed in Pawn. Moved to the right and highlighted Pawn Stars and pressed Select. It found 105 entries.
    I get the same results if I type in the whole Pawn Stars and choose Show for the search.
    I am not connected to the internet with my TVs.

    Edit / Add: I have moved to the den and another HR24. I did the search for pawn Stars and it returned 107 entries.
     
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    Steve

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    I'm not sure how the TMS data gets populated and indexed, but it may be in two phases. E.g., it may go into the guide grid first and get indexed for searching at a later time. If so, it's possible SledgeHammer searched in between the two steps and that Thursday will show up in today's search results, assuming the box hasn't double-rebooted in the interim or new software was downloaded.
     
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    inkahauts

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    Are you Internet connected? And does matter if it finds them two weeks out as long as it actually records them in the future as it's set too?
     

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