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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).

Freeview multiplex: Film4 is on multiplex PSB2 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

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

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Dave Lindsay

12:18 PM

john merchant: On the basis that you say you can see the transmitter, I wonder if the issue is that the levels are on the high to too high side.

See Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | - independent free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
4:16 PM

Sr1 2as

I can't get Film4 Freeview, TV screen states ''No CI module'' (I'm in postal area SR1 2AS)
any ideas ?

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KWH's 1 post GB flag
KWH's: ...
6:09 PM

Hi I live in north London n9 post code and I have lost film 4 also since the the switch over this morning. I have all other channels except this one.

Please help! thanks :(

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Sarah's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 20 April 2012
Roger Kent
12:01 AM

since the switchover on the 18th I've retuned
twice just to get back ITV4 and Film4 cause they keep disappearing which is rather

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John Nutt
8:55 AM

I live in NW3 and have also lost Film 4 since retuning on 18th April using a Grundig box - our other TV with a built in Freeview receiver does receive Film 4 ok since retuning. Have tried 1st time installation twice and a manual re-tune all to no avail - This is really frustrating! Can anyone help?

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Dave Lindsay

11:05 AM

Sarah, Roger Kent, John Nutt and anyone else missing Film 4 since retuning for Crystal Palace, please give the make and model number of your device.

There are some known issues with known devices that may prevent them from receiving Film 4 and other services on Arqiva B multiplex such as Yesterday.

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John Nutt
12:12 PM

Thanks Dave Lindsay - I've tweeted you directly but my Grundig Box is GUSTB160IV - by the way I've tried clearing all channels and repeating 1st time install but still no luck!

All the channel 28 stations are missing and nothing comes up either when doing a manual search.

Thanks for you offer to help!

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Dave Lindsay

12:37 PM

John Nutt: It appears that the issue is as I suspected; that your box will not receive channels with a negative offset and in 8k mode.

Basically, signals are transmitted on channels. Each channel is at a particular frequency. This channel from Crystal Palace has a negative offset which means that the signal is at slightly lower frequency than the "centre" frequency of channel 28.

After switchover, signals use 8k mode rather than the former 2k mode.

See this bulletin from Digital UK:….pdf

There was a firmware (similar to software) update for your model.

If came across this page on the Vestel T810 (which your model is based on):

Unofficial Vestel PVR Information (UK) - T810 Freeview Recorder

Google various terms such as vestel t810 negative offset. You may be able to confirm that the firmware version you have (it will tell you somewhere in the menu system) is not the most up-to-date.

I am not sure whether there is a way of updating the firmware now it's not broadcast over the air. Perhaps one of the pros on here could advise.

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John Nutt
12:59 PM

Dave Lindsay: Thanks for your very helpful reply. It seems we might need a new box and perhaps time to purchase an HD one - unless anyone else can suggest a fix? I know our box was manufactured in 2006. Meanwhile I will check firmware as you have suggested. Many thanks!

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