Search syntax query

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by Paul Webster, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Paul Webster

    Paul Webster Member

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    What would be the "right" way to set up a search for "Dexter" without hitting "Dexter's Laboratory"?
    I tried
    -Dexter*s Lab* | Dexter
    But is stil finds the unwanted show.
    I can't put in "-" for Category (to exclude Childrens/Animation)
    I can't put in the category for "Dexter" because I don't know it (I could guess but this is a generic problem really).
    "Dexter" does not appear in the search list - because it hasn't been on for a while I presume.
    I could go on Internet and look up the actor's name but I shouldn't have to - and who knows, it might change for the next series.


    Is it the apostrophe that causes the problem?
     
  2. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    I just tried this and it worked fine.

    Title Keyword: DEXTER
    Title Keyword: -LABORATORY

    Will filter out that particular show, but there's also a programme (I forget what) with a chararcter called Dexter mentioned in the episode title, which the above WL also picks up. But I assume you're not going to make it an 'auto-record' anyway. But even if you do, at least it won't pick up all those eps of "Dexter's Laboratory".
     
  3. Paul Webster

    Paul Webster Member

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    Well done - hadn't thought of that.
     
  4. jethrouk

    jethrouk New Member

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    Dexter* -Lab*
     
  5. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    He can't see my posts; but not sure why he didn't see yours, Paul, indicating the problem was sorted :confused:
     
  6. Paul Webster

    Paul Webster Member

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    Note - episode title is included in "Title" by TiVo search ... so this can pick up some unwanted things (there is a show with a reference to a dog called Dexter in an upcoming episode title).
    Not a big thing for unusual word like "Dexter" but perhaps the ability to limit search to programme name or episode title would be useful.
     
  7. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Which I did mention :)

    Agreed.
     

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