Mr.A.Sherreard: Yesterday and Film 4 that you are referring to are transmitting from a very low powered multiplex at Sudbury, and which is something that is the cause of numerous complaints from many people located at various distances from the transmitter, including such as you are yourself @ 11mls.
Unfortunately there is nothing really you can technically do to improve the situation without the danger of causing an overload situation in your TV / box from the stations main multiplexes, these radiating on 100Kw compared to the 1.1Kw used by the Mux EPG's 12/15 etc are on.
Its really a hit and miss situation as to whether or not a person can receive a reasonable signal from there, this dependant on various factors including just how good the tuner is in their receiving equipment.
Briantist: I succesfully retuned my Digivox Freeview TV USB dongle from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand by remote desktop access, and was delighted to find that all the programmes I had set to record were waiting for me when I got home last Sunday!
An added complication was that a scheduled power cut was in force when we left for our holiday, and so I had had to set up my computer carefully to ensure that it would reboot as soon as the power returned, and that the necessary applications would also restart. Now all I have to do is to find time to watch them :-)
Thanks again for your advice - Mike