I love my Humax.
Had it a month so far.
I didn't really want to buy one, but got it just before digital switchover in our area.
Now I wonder how we did without it.
No more groans when looking at the TV schedules. We only watch a couple of hours of TV per evening and now we have far more good stuff recorded than we can watch! (And a lot of it in HD.)
I love pausing 'live' TV to make a cuppa or whatever. I love recording something and watching something else (and/or recording two things at once). I love being able to watch something in full HD rather than in iPlayer quality.
Now I just need to get the smaller, prettier Sony BDP-S390. (The old S370 is great but looks totally wrong with the Humax. So it will get handed on to one of our daughters soon.)
Sound quality (HDMI to TV then optical digital to M-CR603) is excellent. Picture quality is superb. (Especially since I ditched the old Ixos coax 'fly cable' - that I had to press into service with the Humax - and got a proper 1 metre one custom made by ATV Aerials in Sheffield.)