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Discussion in 'TiVo Search Feedback - Beta Release (Archive)' started by TiVoPony, Jan 7, 2009.
A great addition to Tivo. I love the new search!
I went to the Tivo Search Beta, but did not opt-in so it took me to Swivel search. My TV stayed in HD mode and swivel search displayed only on the left half of the screen and wrapped around itself on the left half of the screen when I searched on something. It probably should not have stayed in HD mode when going to Swivel search.
The keey points made in this thread by TiVo employees need to be posted as a stickum.
When trying to activate Tivo Search, the Tivo is telling me that my Parental Controls are on and that I need to turn them off. When I try to turn them off, Tivo indicates that I have KidZone activated, and that I can't use Parental Controls simultaneously with KidZone, so it does not let me turn any Parental Controls off. Is it possible my Tivo is incorrectly indicating that my Parental Controls are on? I definitely do have KidZone activated now.
Kid Zone must be Disabled for the Beta Search to function.
WARNING! If you disable KidZone (via the TiVo KidZone Menu Option 'Turn OFF TiVo KidZone') to play with the new search, all of your custom KidZone settings will be lost.
And remember to re-activate KidZone after you have played with the search... You had it on for a reason.
I'm using KidZone and TiVo Search works fine.
I'm having the same problem with TiVo Search not working while KidZone is activated. I hope that's just some temporary glitch. KidZone is not the same thing as Parental Controls. With KidZone activated, if I'm not in the KidZone area I (the adult) should be able to use the TiVo Search feature.
Now, if I was in the KidZone area I would fully expect the TiVo Search to be disabled, but not when I'm outside of KidZone.
Is anyone else having this issue?
How do I get TiVo Search back without having to disable KidZone?
One of these days maybe broadband will be useful to me, at home. Until then, I feel like I'm only getting a part of what I pay for with the TIVO. Not knocking all the things it does. Just saying that without broadband out here in the sticks, all these features are worthless to me, yet I pay the same.
The criteria for related searches are incredibly loose. For example, when I searched for "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" and selected related items the following came up:
Bitter Moon - a contemporary drama about an American in Paris who falls in love with a young French woman...
Shadow of Fear: Harrison French's father-in-law is sick of footing the mortgage and his young wife is getting antsy....
Last Call: In a Sanyiago Chile apartment building a shady dealer and two American visitors await a phone call about a business transaction...
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (!)
The Brain Fitness Program (!)
This doesn't do us or the merchants any good.
Tried to use this for the first time in months this past weekend. Crashed after I scheduled one movie to record. Then I remembered why I stopped using it.
In my limited use, it's pretty, but not stable.
They should add Exact Title as option for this situation.
My top three requests would be: keyboard support for series 2/3/HD TiVos; the ability to search on episode titles; and the ability to do a blanket search, i.e. for all upcoming HD movies being broadcast. The thread started by bkdtv "How would you change TiVo Search" has a number of intriguing suggestions, most of which I wouldn't have thought of but which would be helpful in my heavily computerized, multi-TiVo household.
Tivo beta search is too slow to be usable.
Your feedback may have had (more) impact in January 2009 (or shortly after) when this thread was started than now, after the TiVo Search went "Live" in the Premiere.
In other words: day late, dollar short.
Plus we heard you the first two times.
I find it very usable now (though not ideal). It's my primary choice for searching in most cases.
I still really, really wish that they would add access to a data source that includes all programs instead of just what's currently available. That would be ideal for setting up wishlists for programs which are not yet available.
Additionally, Wish Lists should have an "alert" option that will alert you when a matching program becomes available through a paid source.
+1 on all counts! :up: