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I'm grateful to the advice by Steve above. Last Tuesday I set my Panasonic DMR-XS350EB DVD Recorder to record BBC Breakfast on HD. I could not understand why it hadn't recorded. Then someone on Thursday told me the BBC were in the process of setting up for 3D. Then at the weekend I realised that neither BBC HD channels were working.

I went onto the 999 Freesat page and read about the BBC HD changes. The 30sec pause and resume never worked nor did re-tune :(. Today I phoned Panasonic to CONFIRM that a Factory Reset would NOT erase recorded programmes, upload MP3's or pictures on the Hard Drive and they assured me it would not. ** The Manual does not tell you that **
Yes I did the Function Menu/Others /System update/ Initalize /Shipping Condition and turned the box off and isolated it at the wall.
Turned it back on, re-entered my Postcode and it found ALL the freesat channels and all the HD channels work including BBC 108HD and 109 - PHEW! :) I hadn't noticed that Channel 4 have an HD option on CH126.

All my HDD data is still in place - PHEW!
I was worried having had the machine decoded to Region 1 that it would not play NTSC DVD's but everything is fine.
I DID NOT have to put my Panasonic TV TX-L26X20B back to factory settings. I think the BBC HD picture is a touch sharper.

My other Sony TV with the Humax Foxsat HD just need a 2 minute re-tune with the box. The problem lay with Panasonic. As has been stated it is not possible to manually tune to the 23.0 Ksym/s option.

Disgrace how the BBC operate with no warning or useful online help. They seem more interested in trying to promote Andy Murray in 3D. Imagine the uproar if they had done this the day before the Royal Wedding. BBC you treat your customers shabbily (Eg like mushrooms)

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