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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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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. - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about Film4 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Monday, 6 June 2011
Briantist
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9:23 PM

Peter: The only person who is "accountable" for your reception is YOU. Please consult a profession installer if you can't fix the problem yourself.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2011
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Peter
10:19 AM

I have told you. No one in this area can receive the channels. It is nothing to do with MY set up when the people across the street CANT get them either. Are you saying a whole row of brand new houses suddenly all at the same time have systems that have failed !!!!!!!!!!! My parents who live about 3 miles away ALSO on thr sandy Heath trans CANT get a useable signal anymore so out saying their system has failed at the same time. I am a long standing IT project contractor with my MCSE, use to got sky dishes in the early days for a living, I installed my parents digital set up 4 years ago and it worked perfectly from the first day. Please DO NOT talk to me like I am a stupid lay person without an knowledge of how it works or what to do.

We have a disgusting and poor quality service that ha effected everyone I know in thr MK area, IT IS NOT our set ups, my house is not even 3 years old with a 2 year old LCD built in TV. If all you can do is blame my set up and say it all my fault for not paying someone to come and then tell me its not my set up the only course left open to us is the local press

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Peter
10:28 AM

That should say "fit sky dishes" and not "got sky dishes" sorry.

Bottom line is you seem very quick to blame my system
And tell me to get someone in to check it over bug NO ONE I speak to MK an get anything of any use from sandy Heath so please don't tell me we have all failed set ups at the same time.

Will you please listen to me when I say NOTHING of any good is coming from sandy Heath,

RETUNING only causes you to LOSE more channels, we are all on different types of set up with different built in TVs etc so nothing in common other than sandy Heath.

When will someone start to accept that's the common link and it's sandy Heath that's failing is am accountable
NOT my system

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Mike Dimmick
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2:41 PM
Milton Keynes

Peter: There is no engineering work and no changes are taking place. The PSB transmissions are already at maximum power, although not at maximum height just yet (to protect services at Rowridge). However, this hasn't changed since the beginning of April.

The commercial multiplexes remain on low power and on their pre-switchover antennas until their final channels are released by later switchovers at other sites. However, 'low' is a relative term: it is the same power level used by the multiplexes before switchover. ArqB has changed mode, however, which means the power on that multiplex (which carries Film4) has been effectively halved. This was done to increase the capacity, in order to carry Sky Sports 1 & 2 for BT Vision and Top-Up TV customers.

If you have lost PSB services as well, the most likely explanation is that you have too much signal. Remove or turn down any boosters you have.

Looking back at your old posts I see you previously provided the postcode MK10 7AL. A look at the terrain shows that line-of-sight is blocked, so you're more susceptible to changes in weather conditions than some, however, the Digital UK prediction is still for a very good chance of reliable reception.

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Peter
3:38 PM

Well I have no booster fitted so they are not to blame. And if what you are saying is that due to location I as well as many other people in Milton keynes ate prone to loss of signal, poor quality reception and nothing we can do about it, we have been lied to then as we were all told digital is the way forward. It will be better than the old set up and much more channels. There are ZERO trees or buildings in the line of sight as I am
In a brand new house right on the very edge of Milton
Keynes. The Aerial is mounted on a 10foot pole on side of house so high above the roof line. I AM NOT the only house affected as everyone I know in MK has lost most of the channels or quality is so bad we all use nothing but sky downstairs now.

If it was just my house that had lost, your reasons might be vaild but people across MK have lost them
That's just too coincidental to be anything other than sandy and if it is a case of poor line of sight, who and when are they going to build a trans that DOES work for us as the gov sold off the old system forcing us into a "shut up and put up" situation !!!!!!!

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Peter
3:43 PM

It ok. I have had enough now. Will be contacting local press this week to see ifthey want to run a story into the poor quality we get

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Briantist
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6:47 PM

Peter: Or, you can call in an engineer.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2011
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Peter
10:00 AM

I have told you it's NOT my system. Today doing NOTHING more than yet another retune I have the itv channels back again. More4 is back but dave is still missing. It jumps from C14 to C28. How can it be my set up when one day we have BBC only then next day itv comes back on. There is nothing an engineer can do here when it is also everyone else I knownin Milton Keynes and if sandy Heath have done something that will require ALL the people in MK to get an engineer in they must accept the cost of this as it worked berry well a couple of months ago,

Are you saying everyones set up has fallen out. You say mk10 post codes have poor line of sight but I am the side of MK closest to sandy Heath and NOTHING is next to my house so line of sight couldnt be better.

I am watching C4 now and You get a few mins of it ok and now it's all blocks, block lines, the sounds is crackles and hurts your ears so unwatchable.

What your saying is my system is able to work perfectly and then just turn crap and NiT be able to play the same channel it played perfectly only 10 mins ago. I don't need an engineer I need the local press to investigate te poor quality of sandy Heath as it's all ok MK who suffer with the same problems
As me thereby proving it's not jut my set up, sorry but that's the facts, ooh and now C4 has stopped completely and doesn't work at all........AGAIN

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Briantist
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10:29 AM

Peter: Please stop being deluded and get your system fixed.

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Mike Dimmick
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3:10 PM

Peter: Milton Keynes is a bit of a special case. As a new town, it was cabled throughout by the GPO, therefore there was no need for a relay transmitter for the parts that Sandy Heath didn't reach. As BT was privatised the service fell into their hands, but they were forced to lease it, which apparently they did in such a way that makes it an anomaly in Virgin Media's network, an analogue cable system that can't be digitised.

The terrestrial broadcasters haven't done anything to compensate for this. Their only requirement for DSO is for the predicted DSO coverage to match the predicted analogue coverage percentage.

However, as I said before, the prediction for *your* postcode is for a high probability of reliable service. The most likely explanation is that the monkey who installed the aerial for the developer used too big an aerial, setting the levels too high in the first place, and it's now overloading. Try adding an attenuator.

If it's a communal system, sharing an aerial among multiple houses (some developers do this), it may need to be adjusted, again so that the levels are correct. It could be a channelized system, and might need retuning, although the PSB multiplexes and ArqB all use frequencies that were previously used before DSO.

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