We had a Humax 5000T which failed to record when we went on holiday, and at other times started to record 5 minutes after schedule but with a broken picture. Eventually we replaced it with a new 5000T but we have the same problem. After a lot of trial and testing, we have found that it only records if we have the TV turned on AND we are watching the TV through the Humax. All other recordings fail with a broken picture and in some cases they don't start until 5 minutes after the scheduled time. I find it hard to believe that both machines have the same problem, but I am at a loss as what could fix this. I would be grateful for any suggestions please.