The family all clubbed together to update my old folk's video etc. and the Panasonic HT-1500 looked like to perfect answer. I was used to a Pace Twinview which despite early faults now performs well and lets you record one channel while watching another (hence the obvious Twinview name !). I had expected the fully spec'd Panasonic to at least cope similarly and handle multiple feeds (though I knew it didn't have multiple tuners). However, as soon as you set it to timer to record a forthcoming programme, you lose access to any other channels. Hmmm. Not really what was expected. The real problem is that they have an NTL Cable box which is fed into the Panasonic and then out to the Philips TV so as soon as they've set a programme to record, they lose all the NTL channels (even if they wish to record from the terrestrial tuner in the Panasonic). There are so many plumbing and connection options that I may have missed the obvious but some guidance / help would really be appreciated from this forum's experts. Apologies if I've missed relevant threads (first post). I search for the HT-1500 and didn't find much as it's fairly new kit but I appreciate that there may be others threads which address this sort of problem.