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Dave
Monday 28 February 2011 9:32AM

(Heather
Thursday 10 February 2011 12:11AM
I have recently stopped being able to get any signal for Dave)
I too have lost Dave and Dave Ja Vu within the last couple of weeks or so. I've followed advice to reset, clear all channels and rescan. Still no Dave etc. I have changed nothing. My transmitter is Stockland Hill, Devon. I get a good signal on all other channels but suddenly no Dave etc. Anyone any ideas? Have they pulled Dave from Freeview?

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Dave
Monday 28 February 2011 5:01PM
Exmouth

Many thanks for quick response. Just had a careful look and, yes, I think I've lost the whole of the multiplex. I guess this points to bad signal strength. Strange as it has happened without any obvious reason - same aerial, same booster etc.

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Dave
Tuesday 1 March 2011 3:57PM
Exmouth

SUCCESS !!! Many thanks for your help. I was mistaken when I said that nothing had changed. I wasn't thinking laterally! Tried disconnecting all boxes in turn as you advised. Nothing seemed to be having an effect and still none of the 'Dave' muxes would tune in. Then I had a bit of insight. I have a Humax HDR FOX T2 PVR, added recently. This is what feeds the TV (HDMI) and Dave tuned in OK with it. BUT just upgraded the PVR software to allow access to BBC iPlayer and added a USB wifi dongle to connect to my wireless network. Unplugged the dongle, rescanned and lo and behold DAVE etc. back. Obvious now when you point it out. Still, we all learn by our mistakes. If I plug the dongle back in, Dave etc. disappears as before. But when I unplug it, Dave is back without a re-scan.
Thought I'd go into this detail in case someone else has the same trouble as me. Again many thanks for your help. You're a STAR !!!

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Just a thank you for all your efforts. You must wonder what the recipients of your email updates think. Well I enjoy them and my understanding of TV transmissions is gradually improving!
Thanks.

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If more and more people start to use iplayer and the like to watch TV, rather than watching it live when broadcast, to save paying the licence fee or not, then the BBC will make sure that a licence fee needs to be paid for using iplayer. They have to get their funding somehow.

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