And I suspect you are correct. I feel as if I would be lost without my hdmi-connected Humax HDR 2000T. It's also very frustrating not being able to watch a different Freesat programme to the one you're recording, although I suppose that's the same for everybody who doesn't have a terrestrial aerial alternative. I like to watch local news programmes from outside my area, which I can only pick up on Freesat. They seem to be no longer available on the iPlayer.