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Film 4

UK and US Films free

Film 4 is a commerical-break funded TV channel.

How to Watch: Film 4

Stationonline DAB Freeview Sky no card Freesat AM or FM link icon Film link icon Watch15315300

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

Media UK: For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon Media UK Film 4 page.

Official site: See the link icon Film 4 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 Film 4 on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: Film 4 is on multiplex PSB2 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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

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John Nutt
Friday 20 April 2012 12:12PM

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!

Dave Lindsay
Friday 20 April 2012 12:37PM

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:

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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):

<img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt=" link icon" link iconUnofficial 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.

John Nutt
Friday 20 April 2012 12:59PM

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!

Helen Russell
Saturday 21 April 2012 7:10PM Colchester

All of a sudden film4 has disappeared. Running on freeview Sudbury transmitter. All tv's running off the same ariel. Sony bravia and humax no longer show film4 (no channel 15) after trying full rescan and individual scan (63). Upstairs Sony bravia running off same ariel appears unaffected showing film4. Seems too much of a coincidence that this is not connected to the latest digital switch though it should not have impacted our area post code CO5

Peter Bowler
Tuesday 24 April 2012 6:06PM

Film 4 and ITV4 have disappeared since the re-tuning exercise on April 18th. Received digital channels via FreeView perfectly well before April 18th with a year-old digibox. Now most of the good channels have disappeared despite re-tuning daily.
How much taxpayers money has this all cost?

Percy Verance
Tuesday 24 April 2012 9:01PM Belvedere

Our postal code is DA17 5PD and we, too, have lost channels 12 (history) & 15 (film) - our two favourites. So much for the wonders of digital! Will these problems EVER be rectified? Not a rhetorical question, nor unreasonable! Just my observations but we are sending spacecraft beyond the outer reaches of space as we know it, whilst down here countries are invaded with hostility, children are dying of diarrhoea and TV channels disappear. I don?EUR(TM)t want to know why, I want someone I can trust to say, ?EURoeLeave it with me and I?EUR(TM)ll make sure it never happens again.?EUR? Will the world?EUR(TM)s ignorant and overpaid powers that be, please get their acts together! Or give me the job.

Dave Lindsay
Tuesday 24 April 2012 9:10PM

Percy Verance: Short answer: "Probably not"

Long answer: As the problem is likely to be within your own system, then it is your responsibility and therefore if you do not wish to do anything to try and solve the problem then the likely answer to your question is that the problem will not be fixed.

Percy Verance
Tuesday 24 April 2012 10:37PM

Hello Dave. Thank you for your prompt reply. Apologies for being cynical but... that's the extent of digital TV, is it? DIY! I was nurtured on ink wells, mental arithmetic and The BBC Light Programme. Please tell me how to overcome my TV channel problems and retrieve our favourites in a way that this pensioner can understand and I will do my best. My parents and I await in anticipation and we thank you :-)

Percy Verance
Tuesday 24 April 2012 11:24PM

Stop Press! I have received an email from UK Free TV saying that I will need to perform a 'first time' retune when we get up for breakfast tomorrow morning (25/04/12). Brillo and thank you. I will do my best. I and my octogenarian and nonagenarian parents eagerly anticipate the return of our favourite channels. Someone out there speaks and behaves human being for which we are grateful. We hope that all our Christmas Eves have come at once. We will keep you posted.

Dave Lindsay
Wednesday 25 April 2012 1:03AM

Percy Verange: Let us know how it goes.

Cynical is OK. I was taking you at your word; that you didn't wish to know what the problem was.

Clearly if you wish to fix it, then you will have gathered some degree of knowledge of what the problem was having carried out rectification.

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