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Searching for TV Programs, Movies, and Special Events

Last Updated: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 > Related Articles

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Summary

Learn how to use your on-screen program guide's search features to find your favorite TV programs, movies, or special events.

Solution

You can use the first three methods whether you have an HD / DVR receiver or a digital receiver.

Note: An HD / DVR receiver can record and store programs. A digital receiver cannot record and store programs; you can only use it to watch programs.

Search by Channel

  1. Press Guide on remote twice.
  2. From Find Shows, highlight Channel List on menu and press Select.
  3. Use the up or down arrows on the remote to select channel and press right arrow to select day, time, and program.
  4. Within the list, use the up or down arrows to navigate to different days or programs.
  5. Press Select on remote to set a reminder or record the show or series.

Search by Theme

  1. Press Guide on remote twice to access time grid.
  2. Use up or down arrows on the remote to highlight Theme and press Select.
  3. From the Theme list, highlight the type of theme, such as Movies, Sports, or Family.
  4. Press right arrow on remote to review more options.
  5. Press Select to view program or use the remind or record options, if the program occurs in the future.

Search by Title

  1. Press Guide on remote twice to access time grid.
  2. Use the up or down arrows on the remote to highlight Title Search on the menu and press Select.
  3. Use arrows on the remote to highlight each letter and press Select to add it to the search term.

    Note: Intelligent keyboard bolds available letters.

  4. Press right arrow on remote to review results list for TV listings.
  5. Press Info button on remote for Plot Summary and Cast & Credits.

    Note: If there are multiple episodes, highlight the folder and press Select to see individual programs.

  6. Press Info again to return to the list of programs.
  7. Use arrow buttons on the remote to move among the options.
  8. Press Select to view a program or to use the remind or record options, if the program occurs in the future.

You can use the next search methods only with an HD / DVR receiver.

Search by Keyword

  1. Press Guide on remote twice to access time grid.
  2. Use the up or down arrows on the remote to highlight  Keyword Search and press Select.
  3. Use arrows to highlight each letter and press Select to add it to the search term.

    Note: You can search for actors, subjects, or programs.

  4. Press right arrow on remote to review results that match search term.
  5. Press REC to schedule auto-recording of every program that matches your keyword.
  6. Select specific program and press Select to schedule recording or reminder.
  7. Press Info button on remote for Plot Summary and Cast & Credits.
  8. Press Info again to return to the keyboard search results.
  9. Use arrow buttons on the remote to move among the options and press Select for the one you want.

Search by Cast & Credits

Note: Most movies and TV series provide cast and credit information, but many news, sports, and Spanish language shows do not provide it.

  1. Press Guide on remote twice to access time grid.
  2. From time grid or keyword / title search results list, press Info for Plot Summary and Cast & Credits.
  3. Use the up or down arrows on remote to highlight Cast & Credits to view list of cast members for that movie or program.
  4. Arrow right to highlight a celebrity and press Select to schedule auto-recording or list upcoming shows with that cast member.
  5. Select List Upcoming Shows to continue discovery of programs airing with that celebrity.
  6. Press Select again for the option of recording, reminding, or viewing.
  7. Press C to cancel and return to previous screen.

Find Recordings in Lost & Found

View a list of recently deleted or missed recordings.

  1. Press DVR List twice and select Lost & Found from the menu.
  2. Use the arrow buttons on your remote control to highlight a program and view information about when the program was deleted or why the recording was missed.
  3. Press Select to view save options (if available), clear show, or see upcoming listings.
  4. Press Info for program information.
  5. Press A for sort options.
  6. Press DVR List to access DVR Menu for Recorded Shows, Scheduled Recordings, or Series Manager.

Notes:

  • You can restore a deleted program if space exists on the DVR. If space is not available, you may see an error message.
  • Deleted programs remain in the list for 14 days.

 


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