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DIRECTV Smart Search (0x395 software)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. hilmar2k

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    I believe that it will. I also think the old search did too.
     
  2. joed32

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    That was one of the things I liked better on the HR2Xs than the Tivo. Using the Tivo you had to clear the old search and Smart Search is like that now.
     
  3. BubblePuppy

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    It seems to me that having the back function on Smart Search act inconsistently with the way it does for everything else indicates to me that someone was asleep when they designed this. It needs to be changed, as it is you might have to press buttons 11 times just to get it to delete the search entry to be able to enter a new search. Poor design. :nono2:
     
  4. billsharpe

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    Hit exit, then start over. Certainly less than 11 button presses.
     
  5. joed32

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    You just have to move the cursor down to clear but that would be 8 keystroke from your last search. Exit and start over is only 5 keystrokes. I'm just spoiled because it used to be just 1.
     
  6. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    That brings you completely out of the search menu so then it is a complete start over. 5 button pushes. That doesn't make any sense.
    Why not just hit back one more time to return to the home search menu, like it does with all other menus. Again consistency. Simple.
    Which is better?
     
  7. TomCat

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    I gotta agree with Sledge, here.

    My test drive crashed and burned horribly. It's not only incredibly counter-intuitive, it just doesn't work at all. First test, search for a show episode I know exists. [sound effect of fingers going tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap... tap...tap...]

    It felt like a had a birthday or two waiting for it to give absolutely zero results. "Dumb Search" is more like it.

    OK, brush off the cobwebs and try again, for another show. Nada.

    Let's try "Julianna Marguiles". Zip. Hard to spell, but c'mon.

    OK, "American Idol", ferchrissakes. Zilch.

    Final grade = F-

    Nothing can be worse than a potentially good idea implemented ham-handedly. I didn't think they had this much failure in them. Back to the drawing board. I'll seach on my Tivos instead.
     
  8. johnid

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    I think it is great got to figure a better after search to filter out individual movies like in a folder for same showing different day besides just tabbing to filmography
     
  9. TomCat

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    While I stand by my earlier statement, things have changed significantly regarding the performance. I think the problem might be that I tried Smart Search directly after the up rev downloaded, which seems like pretty natural behavior if you are there for the download. Now I suspect that there is some period of indexing required to make this feature work, because it works fine a day later, yet did not work at all at first. Of course there was no disclaimer stating that, so DTV still deserves my punch-in-the-face review for not letting us in on that little secret.

    Not that I'm blown away by SS. I think it might be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. I like it a lot, but there are things done less well than within the original search engine.
     
  10. sigma1914

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    Yea, I keep seeing "wait 24-48 hours" to see how this will work. We'll see.
     
  11. Marlin Guy

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    If they could get my system to be as quick and responsive as the one in the video, I'd be one happy camper.
    I'm going out on a limb here and saying the video is fake. :eek2:
     
  12. joed32

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    I was wondering about that because after I read your post I did the same searches and they worked. Was wondering why your searches didn't. I like the fact that you can choose the most unique word in a title to search by and not just the first word to get faster reults.
     
  13. rapjrhb

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    That's a really good point, I should probably go back and try again as well. I tried SS right after getting the new build by searching for "LAKERS" and it returned a bunch of results but NOT the game that I knew to be on that night! I messed around with it a little more and still couldn't get it to find that game (although I was able to find and record from guide) so I sort of gave up on it at that point. Considering your comments above, I think it makes sense for me to give it another shot.
     
  14. Tubaman-Z

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    I thought that I paid pretty close attention to what could be done with advanced searches, but I don't recall any usage of '-'. Could someone point me to a thread?
     
  15. Steve

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    See my response to that same post you quoted. :)
     
  16. dcowboy7

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    There are channels after the search that arent grayed out yet i dont get them.
    Whats the point of graying/not graying out channels if its going to be wrong ?
     
  17. billsharpe

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    "Channels I Get" has been more-or-less broken for as long as I've had my HR20, i.e. three years. Not as bad as before, but still not fixed.

    That doesn't really answer your question, though, does it? :confused:
     
  18. FarNorth

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    Maybe it will improve but for me, it sucks. I have 2 rcvrs and one issue is true on both: Type in a keyword and it gives options but 'Show', no channel numbers. I have to click over and make sure it is the program and channel I am looking for.

    Far worse, the H22 only gives me channels that I don't get and doesn't show the channels that I do recieve, not even greyed out. For example, type in 'SUP' for Super Bowl. After I finally scroll down to find the Ind-NO game and click 'show', it points me to the game on channel 381, the SD variant I don't get - and that's the only option. No other channels are there. Type in 'How' for 'How I Met Your Mother,' same story. Goes to 380, SD. Punch in HD, nothing shows but 'How It Works'. SS works on the 22, not on the 21.

    Maybe it will get better but for right now, it is marginally acceptable on my HR21 and useless on my HR22.
     
  19. Tubaman-Z

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    Steve, thanks. I did see your response before I posted. I've gone back and re-read it and while you stated that advanced searches will work as before, I still am unclear on the usage of the hyphen. I've done a cursory review of the advanced searching thread (having previously read it in totality) and don't see a reference there either to using a hyphen in searches. How and where is it used in searches?
     
  20. Steve

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    I thought there was a discussion in there somewhere on the "-", so my bad if there wasn't.

    It's definitely NOT a replacement for NNOT, as suggested by the post you replied to. It would be so intuitive (and save search characters) if it was, however.

    The bottom line is, like you, I haven't been able to figure out what it does. I've used it after CCHAN to try to force select the OTA verision of a channel, but CCHAN 7-1, e.g., finds shows on both 7 and 7-1, as does CCHAN 7. So a search "-" is about as useful as my pinkie toe, IMHO. :)
     

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