Yes it has the Freeview on it.
I am still awaiting for Panasonic UK to revert to me, however as it's Easter I won't hold my breath too long.
Yes I agree with it being coincidental and that's why I started looking into other things that could be wrong. Just like a NIC card, swop around and see what happens. But stuck for spare parts as it's not my trade and Google is always good for a clue.
It's typical, it does not happen all the time, if it did it would be quite easy to pin it down. But as I'm retired it keeps the brain active.