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U&Dave   19 (90%) 811 157

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon U&Dave page.

Official site: See the link icon U&Dave website.

From Wikipedia: The channel is available on cable, IPTV, Freeview and some satellite platforms. The channel took the name Dave in October 2007, but it had been on air under various identities and formats since October 1998. The channel was promoted as being an edgier alternative to UK Gold like that channel, the output was mainly comedy from the BBC with some shows produced inhouse. - link icon read more about U&Dave on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014
mark manwaring-white
9:29 PM

Hi, as a regular viewer, I have noticed that both Dave and movies4men have very highly compressed sound... This gives very annoying artifacts on the treble part of the sound... Almost up watchable....
Why is it so bad when most other channels are fine...
Surely this has been heard by your technicians ?please help!!

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Kev Hogan
9:51 PM

Why is the Dave reception so bad in Norfolk? I live near Watton but have IP25 post code not an NR post code.

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Kev Hogan's 1 post GB flag

9:58 PM

mark manwaring-white: Frankly, the audio is the least of their problems! They seem to show straight-to-video films from 20 years ago, with the picture quality of a knockoff video tape. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if they were just going through someones old video collection.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Sunday, 13 December 2015
R Watts
1:28 PM

MikeB: You are probably right the films and sound are awful adverts are fine have now given up with movies for men what is the point of all the latest televisions and equipment to watch poor quality it only shows the poor quality up more

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6:07 PM

R Watts: To be fair, the quality seems to have improved recently, both in terms of broadcast quality, and the sort of films they are actually showing. On the other hand, its still not one I watch that often.

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Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Ken Gibbs
12:40 AM

Why the fanfare about retuning our TVs on March 1st because Dave is moving ? I have retuned about four times and Dave simply refuses to move. When will the change actually take place ?

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Ken Gibbs's 1 post GB flag

9:31 PM

Ken Gibbs:

I suspect that the multiplex that carries the Dave services has changed but it will still appear on the original 'Logical Channel Number' (often referred to here as LCN), so you will see no difference as you have done the retune. If you had not retuned, you may well have lost Dave.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Dennis Robinson
5:25 PM

Why cant I receive Dave on my Freesat box

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Dennis Robinson's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 21 July 2016
11:16 PM
Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE3 2SX Dave (channel 12 Freeview) has been blocky for a couple days, now dropped out completely.
What's going on ?

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Friday, 22 July 2016

10:53 PM

Simbo1943: Check the signal strength - if its very low, sounds like your system has a problem, and its the first mux to go.

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