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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ronrico51, Feb 25, 2007.

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  1. ronrico51

    ronrico51 AllStar

    Feb 12, 2007
    I'm new to the hr20, have been a tivo user for years. I miss many functions of my tivo box, there are only a few things I like more about the hr20, though I can't think of one right now, besides the fact that it is HD. Of course I miss dual live buffers, the inability to pause a live buffer, watch something else, then go back to right where you were in your buffered show. The small window with whatever is on during menus is also annoying, often I don't want to have it on.
    One thing I really miss is the better search function of the Tivo. I am a movie fan. On the Tivo, you could start a title search, narrow it down to movies, start your search with the # "0", and the Tivo would show a list of all the movies on channels I received, beginning with "0" and going on all the way through "z". Very handy to be aware of all the movies on. Course you could narrow the channel list down to just your favorite channels. I know that the search function is "broken" somewhat on the hr20, but, does anyone know of a way to accomplish the same thing on the hr20? I tried a keyword search, narrowed it down to movies, but it really didn't work at all. TIA.
  2. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Try category sort when in the guide (use the menu button to get to it).

    Unlike the filtering of the guide on a TiVo, this is more like search by time on a Tivo.

    Unfortunately, it will show you moves you are not subscribed to. But that is as close as I think you want that I have found.
  3. Igor

    Igor Godfather

    Jan 3, 2005
    I search for movies in two different ways:

    1) While in the Guide
    I like this mode when I just want what is going on now or in few hours.

    2) While in full screen
    >Menu>Search>Title or Actor
    I like this to find movies, most of the time I use the actor option and trigger recordings.

    I do not know what you mean by "broken", it works for me.
  4. fiveputts

    fiveputts AllStar

    Feb 13, 2007
    What about this ridiculousness of having to include "The" when searching for a specific movie by title? Does D* have no sense of standard alphabetizing!?
  5. ronrico51

    ronrico51 AllStar

    Feb 12, 2007

    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, they don't come close to doing what I can on the Tivo. Guess I'll have to go upstairs and check out the movies, using the Tivo, every couple of weeks and write them down.
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