Hi there I recently bought one of the old 801 record one watch another vestel clones out of asda (durabrand pvr80). Was only 70 quid so I thought I would give it a go. It worked ok initially but I found the ability to only record one channel a pain so I thought I would try the twin record upgrade. I downloaded the files from off here and got the correct serial cable. I followed the instructions to the letter and everything went exactly as described in the guide except at the end when I reset the box and all it did was say "starting" on the front panel. The hard disc didn't spin up and no picture appeared on the TV. I tried downloading the firmware again and again all the correct information appeared on the PC screen but on resetting the box it just sat there with "starting" on the screen. I even tried resending the 4.9 single record firmware but again no luck. The box was one of the ones with "freeview playback" on the front so I am not sure if they are different and the twin record upgrade does not work with these. I ended up taking it back to asda and just kept quiet about what I had done. They exchanged it under the 28 day guarantee and I got a proper twin record thomson in its place which apart from the irritating hard drive noise in standby seems a much better machine. However I am still a bit confused as to why the upgrade did not work as it seems to have worked fine for everyone else who has done it. Any thought would be welcome.