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The best of British film-making, US independents, Hollywood blockbusters, guilty pleasures, foreign films and cult cinema. Great films you know, great films you don't.

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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon Film4 page.

Official site: See the link icon Film4 website.

From Wikipedia: edit Programming Film4 did not originally focus on broadcasting blockbusters, but nowadays broadcasts many mainstream Hollywood movies. The channel frequently has themed nights or seasons in which a number of films centred around one genre, director or actor are shown. As Channel 4 also owns a film production company, Film4 Productions, it shows many of its in-house productions. - link icon read more about Film4 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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This channel carries a subtitles service for the deaf, hard of hearing and quiet environments.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Dave Lindsay

1:00 AM

chris: The commercial muxes from Preseli are at 10kW power, whereas the PSB ones (BBC/ITV/C4/C5/HD) are at 20kW.

So there will be some viewers who are further away that won't be able to pick up the COMs but will get the PSBs.

If you supply your post code, we can look up your chances of getting the COMs on the Digital UK predictor.

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7:05 PM

Dave: postcode SA71 5HG.

I've got a weak Film4 after a retune through a goodmans digi box to analogue TV, but still "invalid channel" on my old type digital TV, despite both coming from the same aerial on the roof.

Don't understand muxes but after years of watching tv purely online, I regret now paying £300+ to get an aerial and set-up that is less than perfect!

Any advice readily absorbed, ta

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Dave Lindsay

7:45 PM

Chris: Can you get the following: BBC1, ITV1, ITV3 and Pick TV?

For the ones you can get, what is the signal strength?

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011
3:37 PM

I have the same problem with my Toshiba HDR5010 as the last post anyone got any ideas what has happened? I live in Braintree and also use the Sudbury transmitter.

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Gary's 2 posts GB flag
6:34 PM

Sorted it! Reduced the amount of gain on my single plug amplifier in my living room. Only worked out this as my other set top box in the kitchen received Film 4 ok.

Manually scanned frequency 63 all channels ok now!

I hope this helps others!

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Gary's 2 posts GB flag
7:24 PM

I lost film 4 last night at around 00:00, i have also lost 4music, viva and possibly a few other channels, can someone please give me some idea on how to fix please

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Mo's 3 posts GB flag
11:37 PM

The common thread in these posts appears to be loss of film 4 and associated channels. I live in central Birmingham and share the communial aerial, I have been without a decent reception on film4 and associated stations for nearly 3 weeks. A manual retune, with and without aerials and factory resets has not helped. Sony have suggested that the problem lies with the tranmission as my PVR is brand new. Can anyone offer any real help?

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Thursday, 17 November 2011
Mark Fletcher

1:19 AM

Mo.Unless you leave yer full postcode,we cannot be of much assistance to you !

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John B
7:51 PM

Have also lost Film 4. Viva & ITV 4,Live near Colchester(CO5)14th Nov, Have tried retuning from scatch but no luck any ideas, Daughter wants the music channel back.

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Alan B
10:44 PM

Film 4, ITV4, RT etc have disappeared for me too, near Colchester. I've wasting ages retuning everything several times, even reset to factory defaults. Reassuring to know it's not my set; I suppose we just have to wait till they sort the transmitter out.

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