I just replaced my VIP 722 receiver with the Hopper with Sling. I say "replaced" because it is not an "upgrade". I have several complaints, but this discussion will focus on the search abilities.
I found an old remote and decided to try the search button on it. The search screen appeared, but it must have send some other commands, because the Hopper re-booted.
Since the tag says you have the 54.0 remote, press the Home button (top of remote, middle button) twice and select Search on the screen.
I'm sorry but that's not a solution. It takes 8 button presses to get to the search icon. Home button twice, down twice, 3 to the right, then the search icon. I have had to switch to my iPad using Dish Anywhere. What a shame.
Press and release the microphone button and then press Options. Two button presses.
Also, it only took me 6 button presses to bring up the search window the previous way I described.
Thanks for the reply. I guess that will have to do. I sure do miss the VIP 722. So much better at searching. Now that I’m using the dish anywhere app on my iPad to control the receiver, I feel much better. I feel more in control and the guide is much easier to read.