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Channel 4 HD is on Freesat EPG - at last!

EPG position 126 on Freesat now provides Channel 4 in high definition.

EPG position 126 on Freesat now provides Channel 4 in high defi
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Almost three years after the launch of Freesat, Channel 4's high definition channel has finally appeared in the electronic programme guide of the free-to-air satellite service.

The service can now be found at position 126.

This now means you can watch the same four HD services on Freeview HD and Freesat HD: BBC One HD, ITV1 HD, Channel 4 HD and BBC HD.



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Wednesday, 4 May 2011
J
John
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:27 PM

LOL, I know that, but when will it start. I have Iplayer, but thats rubbish on my old HD Bush box..

John

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Thursday, 5 May 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:45 AM

John: I think the current situation is "in due course".

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011
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Chris
5:32 PM

I use a portable dish and free to air decoder in my caravan.

I can align the dish and get nearly all the channels available without great difficulty except for CBS Action. Why is that one channel so hard to position the dish for ? (50,1.37) 

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:24 PM

Chris: The beam for that transponder is slightly different to the "normal" ones for the UK - see Eutelsat satellites : EUROBIRD 1 satellite at 28.5 degrees East - this could be the cause.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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John
3:40 PM

I wish they would put RTE channels on Freesat

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Briantist
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3:52 PM

John: Yes, that would seem very sensible. Except they are going to use a totally different satellite for their service...

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Friday, 20 May 2011
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Ronald
12:48 AM

Hi, I'm trying to decide whether to install freesat or freeview. Not concerned about number of channels, happy(ish) with current terrestrial batch, but I'm concerned about freeview 'pixellation' / 'freezing' of picture. Is this something one just has to expect (presumably more so in bad weather)with freeview? But then I read that the freesat picture is 'softer' than freeview. Could anyone dispel/confirm? Grateful for any help.

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Briantist
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7:34 AM

Ronald: The pictures on satellite and Freeview are technically identical.

You don't get "'pixellation' / 'freezing'" on Freeview if you install it correctly (use a rooftop aerial) and are in a serviced area. This is hard to say for you as you have not provided a full postcode.

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Ronald
7:00 PM
Ipswich

Briantist, thanks for your reply. My Postcode is IP4 2XD. Predicted coverage doesn't seem good according to Digital uk site, yet aerial installers are saying there shouldn't be a problem.

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Saturday, 21 May 2011
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Ronald
10:40 AM

Thanks for your response Braintist, and for answering the above question elsewhere. I'm planning on installing a dish myself, see they're cheaply available on Amazon. Has any one any tips on what to go for/avoid? What type of cable/quality should I use? Re. receiver, although not concerned about HD as don't have HD T.V. (should I be - will an SD box become obsolete soonish?), see everyone seems to rave about Humax - am I likely to achieve a qualitative difference in terms of reception/ease of use over say A Bush SD box for £20 from Argos?
Thanks again for your help.

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