The Panasonic's are rock solid if you just want a reliable recorder.
The only slight issue is scheduled recordings changing to the +1 channels sometimes. I believe this also happened with the older Dish units.
One other thing that can catch you out is, the unit seems to go into a kiddy lock mode if you try & use it when it's woken up from standby & is currently recording. None of the buttons on the remote will do anything until you've pressed guide & it's come up. Luckily pressing guide is 100% reliable in unlocking it & it only happens if the recorder was off when it started recording, & the recording is still in progress.
Good video, the issues raised are the exact same issues I am experiencing. I will try a power off reboot when I get home to see if that helps. I am yet to hear back from Dish TV but I have heard from the store I purchased it from and they are happy to replace it. Can anyone recommend another recorder which works well?
I'd also be interested in a good alternative if there is one. I'd just like a good freeview box that can record multiple channels at once.
I didnt realise that it was a PAnasonic issue regarding the switching to +1 channels for recording. It infuriates me at times.