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Film4 live_tv   14   300

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.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

8:49 AM

Jo Moor: Please do a "first time install". This is more likley to work when a channel changes multiplex.

Otherwise you might be left with Film4 in the 800 channel range.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

3:03 PM

Jo Moor: If it's like my UE26EH5000, you simply need to do an Auto Retune.

Looking at the manual for your TV, you should press the Menu button, then select Broadcasting, Auto Tuning. The previous channel list will be deleted and the channels will be detected from scratch.

My TV asks whether I want to retune analogue channels, digital channels or both. I just select 'digital channels' since I don't have any analogue equipment.

If you're using the Touch Remote, press More then press Menu on the touch area to get to the menu.

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Friday, 23 August 2013
Roger Kent
8:39 AM

My postcode is SG12 7QA (Herts)
My digibox seems to be 'forgetting' channels especially Film 4 (15). I've tried retuning without the aerial first-it then has to be auto-retuned twice to get the usual 119 channels. Then after the digibox and tv have been switched to standby and back on again I have lost number 15 and about 28 other channels.
My roof aerial points the same way as when I had
analogue signal. Recently it seems I am just losing number 15 so every time I want to watch film 4 I do a retune-I will check whether it is available on 791 though. Yes film 4 will lose customers-things are ridiculously complicated!
Roger Kent.

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8:22 PM

Roger Kent: Any Freeview box that loses channels after having been switched off is an indication that its tuners memory is overloaded hence drops the channels when its temporary memory store is unpowered.

You should carry out a "first time installation" as that wipes out everything stored, this being followed by a normal auto-tune.

By the way first time installation can also be called "default setting" or "factory reset" dependant on the brand of equipment.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 1 September 2013
John G
12:41 AM

I have lost Film 4. The message "Film 4 has moved. If you can see this message at Channel 15 please retune your Freeview equipement" shows.
However, on doing an Auto Retune, this message still appears, and Film 4 is not found in the 800s or anywhere else. Seems it has been lost!
I;m in Billericay, Essex. Postcode CM12.

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John G's 1 post GB flag

7:41 AM

John G: Some TV's or boxes require a "first time installation" to be carried out as a standard auto-tune does not completely clear the tuners memory of all stored in it, this procedure also being described on some brands as "factory reset" / "default settings" or some similar sounding term.

By the way (15) Film4 now on the same multiplex as ITV1, and the message you refer to is "only" seen on Film4's original location.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
8:46 PM

hello i,ve lost film4 on ch15 i,ve done everything to get it back retuned deleted retuned again ch 15 is blank ch 791 says retune my epg is right my tv is updated please hspelp

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dox's 2 posts GB flag

9:04 PM

dox: Some TV's or boxes require a "first time installation" to be carried out rather than the standard auto-tune which in some instances fails to completely clear the tuners memory of any remnants of channels stored in it, "first time installation" being described on some brands as "factory reset" / "default settings" or some similar sounding term.

However, before carrying out the aforementioned procedure you could try carrying out another auto-tune "but with the aerial removed", once completed which might result in a "no signal" or "no channels stored" message being seen, reconnect the aerial and carry out a second auto-tune.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
11:22 PM

i have retuned my tv 20 plus times and still keep getting invalid service on channel 15, film 4 went to 791 and now thats saying if i see this messege on channel 15 please retune, what is happening and how do i sort this out

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andy's 2 posts GB flag

11:32 PM

andy: No matter how many times you have retuned your TV this message is an indication that its not up to date.

Some TV's or boxes require whats known as a "first time installation" to be carried out, this also known as "factory reset" / "default setting" or some similar sounding name dependant on brand, this in most instances curing the problem.

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