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BBC Four HDaccount_box live_tv   106watch_later 116watch_later 108watch_later

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon BBC Four HD page.

Official site: See the link icon BBC Four HD website.

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Saturday, 20 January 2018
A Pickin
11:30 PM

BBC Four HD (Mendip Transmitter) is just slowing "BBC Four HD has moved."

Where to?

Which UHF channel now carries BBC Four HD?

Note I have to selectively tune to avoid Welsh channel supplanting English ones (BS35).

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A Pickin's 2 posts GB flag

11:32 PM

A Pickin: BBC Four HD and CBeebies HD have moved to the COM8 mux which is on UHF channel 35 from Mendip.

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StevensOnln1's 3,645 posts GB flag
Monday, 22 January 2018

9:49 PM

A Pickin:

You need to do a retune to get them all back.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Ken Reaveley
10:08 AM

Having retuned on 20th (Saturday) @ 22:30 to capture BBC 4 HD again, when I set the Panasonic HDD to record the Queen Mary programme on Monday 22nd @ 21:00, the programme never recorded. The counter stayed on 0.00.00 but the REC was on. Pressed STOP ' Message 'Programme Recording, did I want to stop it?' Pressed Yes, looked at the HDD contents, it was no surprise that the programme was not saved. Pressed record, selected continuous - same result. Tried 107 Same result. 102 worked ok at 18:30, but ran through 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 all ok. Also tried with recording to stop at displayed time and 30min time block. No recording made.
Went to tuning menu BBC 4 HD 106 on Ch 32 562Mhz and BBC News HD 107 on Ch 34 578MHz Signal Strength & Quality all at10. Saw that Network set as Com 78 National for both of these. 101-105 where on South East or London. Checked all of C32/34 - 109, 110,111, 112, 115, 205 same Network. Tried recording on these - same condition - would not record, Tried all the other non HD channels same result will not record. Rescanned for Kent, same result, Rescanned for London, same result, Rescanned for Best Signal, same result. Checked Panasonic TV, same info on these channels. So I can watch, but not record any of these channel on Freeview. Actually I only want BBC 4 HD and BBC News HD. Freesat channels on HDD records ok. Anyone having the same issue of not being able to record these channels on Freeview in South East England or anywhere else. If not I have some strange fault on my HDD. Still doing it today 23rd @ 10:00.

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Ken Reaveley's 11 posts GB flag
Ken Reaveley
3:37 PM

Ken Reaveley:
Tried a further re-tune. Still will not recording channels 32 & 35 on Com78 National others o.k!
Tried 2 initialization to factory Reset and Shipping Condition, which included a full re-tune.
Still will not record channels 32 & 35 on Com78 National others o.k!

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Ken Reaveley's 11 posts GB flag
Howard Heywood
7:43 PM

Ken Reaveley:

Hi Ken,
I've had the same problem as you, so I guess it's not your machine.
I'm located in North Hampshire and everything was OK until this last weekend.
However, I did manage to record some programmes on BBC FOUR standard definition,
but these wouldn't offer me a series link. Hope the tranmitters can sort this out soon.

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Howard Heywood's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Clive Blakesley
12:16 PM

BBC FOUR HD was the best channel on TV. Now the the BBC in their infinite wisdom have moved it without telling anyone where it's gone. Bad move BBC!

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Clive Blakesley's 1 post GB flag

2:52 PM

Clive Blakesley : The BBC haven't moved it without telling anyone, it's been widely publicised that on Freeview it's moved to the COM8 multiplex, which for most people who could already receive it on COM7 just means carrying out a retune. If this doesn't restore BBC Four HD on channel 106 for you, please provide a full postcode so that we can see which transmitter you're using which will enable us to offer further advice.

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StevensOnln1's 3,645 posts GB flag
Thursday, 25 January 2018
9:28 AM

I've also lost BBC4 HD this past week or so. I've retuned multiple times over several days and Ch.106 always says "BBC4 HD has moved". I'm in postcode region CH44 (Wirral) and tuned to BBC NW region (and Granada), not BBC Wales.

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Bill's 1 post GB flag
R Murchie

9:39 AM

StevensOnln1: Where was it publicised? I didn't see any information or advice and presumably neither did the people on this thread. I have now seen that there is another change in channels due on 21 March at Rowridge - will this cause similar inconvenience or loss of stations?

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