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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).

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 September 2013

8:38 PM

David Craig: Film4 is broadcast from the same multiplex transmitter as used by ITV1, and so if your older TV's set up menu is seen to offer "first time installation" then use this before carrying out another auto-tune, this facility also being referred to as "factory reset" / "default setting" or some similar sounding term.

Should you experience any problems with the older TV's tuning menu then please provide the model number of the set in question, but though if it receives ITV1 OK then it should receive Film4.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Jason Bell
6:16 PM

Has anyone thought it may be because film4 is now hd. Have you tried recording on film4 plus 1?

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Jason Bell's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
9:37 PM

Yes similar here cant get film4 on c15 despite retuning the box BT You view Humax box but can get film4+1 on C45 shall try recording progs on C45 and see if that works, as not able to record on film4 as only a blank screen appears. By the way I have a Sony tv and live in Gloucester area not sure if any of these are something to do with this..

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paul's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Shirley McNerlin
1:06 PM

Tried to record a film on freeview 15 (film 4) but it said that it is scrambled. It was on too late at night to sit up and watch it.

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Sunday, 20 October 2013
Brenda Ellis
10:06 AM

I want to retune/reinstall my TV with inbuilt Freeview as suggested but it throws up a password on the installation process. I have no idea what that is. I have no memory of using one when the TV was installed. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Brenda Ellis's 5 posts GB flag
jamie stevens

11:11 AM

Brenda Ellis:

passwords are usual set to either 0000 or 1234



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Monday, 21 October 2013
Brenda Ellis
10:31 AM

Thanks Jamie. This is very helpful. Now I can fully reinstall TV and get this working again.

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Brenda Ellis
12:11 PM

Oh dear. I went to reinstall using default and every other setting that seemed relevant but still no film 4. My son who is usually good at this says he has no idea why it will not retune. Any more ideas please?

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Brenda Ellis
12:20 PM

Finally sorted it. I also have HUMAX box so I retuned that as well and it has come back on 15. Great. Thanks to everyone for their help.

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Sunday, 17 November 2013
carole m
9:18 PM

Graham james I am also in Cheltenham and having the same problem, no error message, have retuned and done several first time installations. No film 4 on channel 15. I do have film 4 +1 though

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