maybe not vestel
Totally agree. I have laughed heartily at the Sharp (and to a lesser extent Hitachi) versions of the same PVR fetching much larger prices than the Alba and Bush versions of the same Vestel PVR.
The hope is that 3x USB on the front points to it being a rebadged Digital Vision (was step01, was access devices) DV-DTR1 box http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/07/24/review_digital_video_recorder_digital_vision_gigo_dv_dtr1/
With any luck the same might also be true of the HD boxes. I do hope so as the firm's predecessors made what are perhaps the most straightforward reliable PVRs ever but have been absent from the market for quite some time - probably due to the flood of cheap Vestels.
Quite agree about the poor support from Humax as well. Any manufacturer wishing to enter willing to spend some time and money on their software can have a whole premium corner of the market to themselves.
Now please excuse me, I'm off to watch some DVD-T2 on me drive.