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C61K-700 Client Stuck on 480P Output. Need Advice

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jborchel, Dec 7, 2018 at 11:31 PM.

  1. jborchel

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    My C61K seems to be locked on 480P output even though under resolutions it says that my TV supports 720P, 1080i, and 1080P. I know this because my TV tells me the input resolution. Also the menu and info lettering is messed up. I've unplugged it and rebooted, to no avail. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. jimmie57

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    Press and hold the EXIT button on the remote until a message comes to the screen. This switches the receiver into HD mode. Do it again and it will go back into SD mode.
     
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  3. jborchel

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    Amazing. That fixed it. What a difference. I wonder what I did to throw it into the SD mode.

    Any other hints for improving the picture?

    Here's one. See if you can find a Denon 602 Video Processor on the used market someplace. There is a 602 Owners thread on AVS Forum in the Video Processor section. Go there and ask if anyone wants to sell theirs as probably many are now in the box. They were $2,500 to $3K new but Denon sold them out for $300 about ten years ago. The 602 does an incredible job of cleaning up the HD picture and scaling it to 1080P. Also, the 602's output goes thru a Darbee Darblet for more enhancement. These can be found very cheap.
     
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  4. jimmie57

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    Same procedure will put it back in SD mode.
     
  5. Rich

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    Naw, just Jimmie being Jimmie.

    Rich
     
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  6. machavez00

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    Holding "exit" fixed our C61K as well.
     
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