John Lewis played ball, and now we have a shiny new Panasonic unit...
That has it's own issues: only 32 recording slots, it does not permit watching a third channel whilst recording 2 (albeit only on the same transponder as one of the two), a weaker clash of recordings resolution, no folder structure for storing recordings. But at least we can record and watch HD TV again.
A couple of benefits though - we can watch programs at 125% normal speed and still hear the soundtrack (great for those documentaries that squeeze 10 minute of information into a whole hour), more channels on screen at the same time in the program guide. And slow mo is back
Muscle memory from many years of Humax is hard to lose, but the products reached the point of being unfit for purpose, and it seemed to me Humax no longer care about quality, performance and user experience.