Anybody have the black skip problem? This is where the C61 blacks out for a second or two when playing a recording. It's well discussed on some Directv/ATT threads. I may have stumbled on to a fix. At least it works for me; so far. The problem occurred on just one of my two C61's. The one which was in a remote video room where I had to string about 50 feet of coax between the HS17 and the C61. When the installer put the system in he coiled about 15 feet of coax from the 5-Way coax splitter to the entry point in my wall. From the wall it was 50 feet up the wall and through the attic to reach the C61. So recently it occurred to me that maybe the extra distance might be the issue. I replaced the 15 feet with a 6 footer and voila, the black skip has disappeared. Now one other fix is the possible culprit. During the change of cable I tightened down the fittings at both ends of all cables and the coax splitter. A couple of them moved slightly. That could have been the problem. Doing two fixes at one pass is a bad debugging technique but right now I don't care because I no longer have any black skips. So if you have the problem follow this line: 1. Does my black skipping occur on a long coax connection? If so, can I shorten it? 2. Check all the connections. Are they nice and tight? Good luck.