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How to type an "&" in advanced search

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by photojon, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. photojon

    photojon Cool Member

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    I have seen may nice posts on entering "Advanced Keyword Searches" on directv receivers, including my HR24. I tried entering it from the onscreen keyboard but I can't figure out how to type an "&". While researching, I noticed some people recommended using the directv app on the iPad which I tried. I could find the "&" key there but even a "Basic" (advanced search) didn't return any results. So to recap my 2 questions:

    1) how to enter an & from the onscreen keyboard
    2)should I be able to do an "Advanced search" via the ipad app?

    Thanks
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    try the - button on the remote. It has a few special characters.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    or the number 1 button
     
  4. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    An ampersand can be safely omitted from any search strings.
     
  5. photojon

    photojon Cool Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I tried the Hyphen and that did not work.

    I entered the following keyword search but it is not yielding any results even though I know there are shows in the guide that should match it. I am trying to record all shows of the SF Giants baseball team on channels 2,11,696

    AALL GIANTS EVENTS CCHANS 2 11 696 SPORTS BASEBALL

    Thanks
    Jon
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Useful tidbits of knowledge! ;)
     
  7. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    That wont work. It either a single channel or a span of channels (2 696). To limit to your three channels, you'll need three Searches.
     
  8. photojon

    photojon Cool Member

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    Thanks. That is interesting because that does not agree with the FAQ on this board: http://hr20.dbstalk.com/docs/Advanced Search FAQ.pdf

    which is what I have been following. Are their other items here that are not correct?
     
  9. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    Advance Searches PDF
     
  10. dpeters11

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    All the examples there are ranges, though some are really big ones like all channels from 2-799.
     
  11. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    The '&' text portion are the category and sub-category you can select. You don't enter &.
     
  12. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Looks like we may need to clean those up to remove the ampersand.
     
  13. photojon

    photojon Cool Member

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    Thank you to everyone for all the helpful advice. Now one last question. With all this typing, is there a way to use a bluetooth or USB wireless keyboard with and HR24-200?

    Thanks again. Much appreciated!
     
  14. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    No, sorry. No such capability.
     
  15. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    I'll look at it later, it really needs the & to set it apart. I thought that I had put in there that was what the & was for...
     

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