If you set 2mins start padding and 5mins end padding, what does the Humax do at the change over point? Does it record the same channel for 7 mins using one tuner, to each recording or does it forget about the padding and switch one tuner from one recording to the next? I ask because at the weekend I was recording Strictly, Dr Who, X Factor and Merlin and a message came up asking me which programme I wanted to record at the point where Dr Who was about to start. I couldn't get to the remote fast enough and the message disappeared. I pressed stop and was asked which recording to stop. When I selected Strictly, then Dr Who started recording but Merlin DIDN'T record following it, which came back with a tracking error. X factor recorded fine as we were watching the start of the recording while it was still recording the end.