Thanks tremendously for those GREAT screen shots....finally, many YEARS after Passport, we might get the function back for searching by actor.
I am in the hinterlands of southern California (Orange County Time Warner). I just got an 8642HDC a few days ago, and I still have the old guide.
Any guesses as to when the new Guide and Search might be rolled out to us poor west coast denizens?
The new guide will be rolled out across divisions in the coming months. Plans are to have all TWC divisions with the new guide by the end of the year.
Sadly, the Advanced Search will only be on the Multi-Room/Signature Home DVRS for some time. In addition two other things must happen:
1.) You have to subscribe to Multi-Room or Signature Home Service for advanced search.
2.) Your division has to enable it.
Legacy boxes will eventually get advanced search. I am working with sources to try to get advanced search to all the boxes AND to fix one thing with it that needs changing. For the boxes that have it, the search defaults to Title and takes about seven button presses to get it to go to "All" when you use it. I want "All" to be the default option for ALL STB search systems, and for TWC to get the Keyboard to search for ALL instances of a keyword, (not just Title) on all the boxes. Title Search is OK for movies, but it doesn't do crap for finding Topics, or People. This is something that the new team needs to make high priority. Get every ODN/MDN keyboard to show ALL instances of what is keyed in as the default.
Until I can use the keyboard to find all instances of the word "Chicken" or "Gregory Peck", in addition to names of movies and shows, TWC's STB guide's keyboard will remain a half-assed effort. Passport did this 10 years ago. no excuse why TWC can't do it now.