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How to Watch: BBC Four HD

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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon BBC Four HD page.

Official site: See the link icon BBC Four HD website.

From Wikipedia: - link icon read more about BBC Four HD on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Sue Basketter
12:05 AM

IrvSwerve: I'm in Chichester (Rowridge) and had bad interference on bbc channels last night/today (signal showed low), so eventually retuned - and now all bbc channels gone, although show up in the 800's on channel list (but don't work)! I'm in a flat and this kitchen tv affected is from same aerial connection (dual) as another in lounge that has remained okay throughout! Any ideas please? Both TV's functioned okay in last few years. Thanks.

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Sue Basketter's 1 post GB
Sunday, 7 September 2014
Alan B
12:39 AM

I cannot find BBC four HD on Winter Hill. Neither can I get BBC news HD. These channels were available to me earlier. I am tuned manually and have just done a manual re tune as a result of the channel changes. What is going wrong, please? All the other programmes show up fine.

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Alan B's 4 posts GB

1:24 AM

Alan B: BBC Four HD is on channel 31 with other HD channels-it's incredibly difficult to receive if you don't have a good aerial and cabling set-up. It's transmitted at a pathetically low power of 24kW erp which means only 70% of viewers in NW England can get it while a remaining 30% don't get it.

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Anthony's 52 posts GB
Friday, 12 September 2014
10:35 PM

I'm in the Exmouth area and I too have lost BBC Four HD. I manually retuned to channel 33 and I still can't receive a signal. It's strange because my humax box has retuned itself to channel 33 and the signal is fine!

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LindyB's 1 post GB
Friday, 19 September 2014
Chris Shaw
9:03 AM


I'm Rowridge too and lost BBC4 HD when they changed the way it is transmitted. I have a tiny aerial in the loft which gets all the other channels perfectly. I cannot be bothered to change it really. The difference in quality is hardly worth the effort.

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Chris Shaw's 1 post GB
Sunday, 21 September 2014

9:16 AM

Chris-once you've watched BBC Four HD you'll never go back because the picture quality is pinsharp and the sound is infinately clearer, with the added bonus of 5.1 surround on certain programes i.e. films and some excellent european dramas shot in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. It's an audio visual delight put simply.

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Anthony's 52 posts GB

9:20 AM

Also Chris BBC Four HD is transmitted at much lower power than regular SD channels to squeeze an extra multiplex into the Freeview line up hence why a good number of viewers don't get it;a log periodic aerial of high gain wideband aerial set up well with good cabling should pull it in. It is well worth the extra effort if you can be bothered.

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Anthony's 52 posts GB
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Tony Johnson
12:01 PM

Thanks for the earlier posts and comments. I have no BBC Four HD on freesat for the last few months. Before changes i had a great picture and sound. Any suggestions?

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Tony Johnson's 1 post GB
Monday, 16 February 2015
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11:01 AM

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Muhammad Ishfaq's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Doug Fry
7:09 AM

I'm in Thaxted - CM6 2PT - tuned to Sandy Heath. I've lost BBC4 HD and local BBC (Look East) as well as some other channels (mostly on 562000) - no problem reported but unable to find for 3 days - what's going on? Since retuning 562000 I've lost BBC HD from my list!

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Doug Fry's 1 post GB
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