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Freeview FilmFour - Reception in Sussex?

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Random Tox

Guest
Apologies for another FilmFour topic!

I spent a lot of time on Sunday trying to update/retune my TV to pick up FilmFour, unfortunately it has completely refused to acknowledge the existence of this channel:( . Has anyone in my location (West Sussex, just south of Horsham) been able to pick it up over Freeview? If not is there a reason for the problem? I have emailed Channel 4 directly but I don't hold out much hope of receiving a quick response.
 

IndianaBlues

Well-known Member
Did you ever have More4+1? FilmFour took over this station's slot on transmitters, perhaps you just can't get reception from that mux?

Nic
 

hornet5

Standard Member
Hi - I live in Burgess Hill and have noticed that I can only pick Film4 up from Heathfield not Midhurst. Heathfield signal seems to be stronger in the last few weeks - has anyone else noticed this or can they expain why? Sometimes in the morning I cant get a Film4 signal but try later in the evening and it is fine.
 
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Random Tox

Guest
IndianaBlues said:
Did you ever have More4+1? FilmFour took over this station's slot on transmitters, perhaps you just can't get reception from that mux?

Nic

Can't remember ever having this channel, but I've got the other Channel 4 stations (C4, E4 & More4). I'm not entirely au fait with Digital transmission terminology (but I do know the basics about muxes) - is FilmFour really on a different mux to their existing channels?
 

IndianaBlues

Well-known Member
Random Tox said:
Can't remember ever having this channel, but I've got the other Channel 4 stations (C4, E4 & More4). I'm not entirely au fait with Digital transmission terminology (but I do know the basics about muxes) - is FilmFour really on a different mux to their existing channels?

Most of C4's lineup is on Mux 2, FilmFour is on Mux D (along with ftn, The Hits, TMF...if you can't get those then I think this is your problem... http://www.dtg.org.uk/retailer/dtt_channels.html).

Hope I'm wrong!

Nic
 
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BobD

Guest
Failrly sure that the muxes C and D are sectored out - not transmitted towards - Horsham as it will cause interference with some local repeaters around Reigate and Godalming. I live in Horsham and get good reception of all other channels except for all those on muxes C and D. The EPG lists them as this is carried on all channels but I cannot receive them. Suggest you write a snotty letter to the BBC etc.
 

Eye2007

Banned
Film4 unfortunately is on MUX D. This is not a MUX that many people can get hold of. Due to the weakness of this particular MUX, you will miss out unless:

You get yourself a WIDE BAND AERIAL or find out whether there are works on transmitter.


FIlmfour is on a MUX D. This can cause some viewers Freeview boxes to automatically skip this channel.

For further information consult a professional.:hiya:
 

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