Imagine if Google ran TiVo's search function?! Good times right? Until that blessed day, I can help you buzz through the somewhat frustrating TiVo search!
To learn lots of great TiVo searching tips, just
- Did you know that wildcards work in TiVo? Add an asterisk to the end of your search, i.e., Osbourne*, and it'll look for variations on the end of the asterisked word. This is great since TiVo is usually very demanding about the search term being exact.
- Here's another standard search term I use all the time on the Internet that I didn't know TiVo would respond to: Use quotes around terms to look for exact phrases, like "real housewives." The PAUSE button makes the quote marks.
- Don't forget about Wish Lists. If you can't find a program in the schedule, whether it's not immediately upcoming or if you have the title slightly off, program the actor, show or movie name, or keyword in as a Wish List, and TiVo will automatically record the coordinating programs.
- Oh, and have you found the TiVo Easter egg yet? Press the TiVo button then the zero button to see it!