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Old 10-20-05, 10:26 PM
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What are those dang white dots that play during a movie!?!

Hey everybody,
Sorry if this has been asked before but I have a question. Today I watched Kingdom of Heaven and Land of the Dead and during each one, every so often a pattern of white dots flashes on the screen. I re-wound it to see if it was a problem with the DVD's but it didnt appear again, and I recall this happening before on some of my other DVD's in the past. I was thinking that it was some sort of security device or watermark...Does anyone have any idea what this is or am I just special???
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Old 10-20-05, 11:13 PM
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There's something wrong with your equipment.
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he said dang and re-wound
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Old 10-20-05, 11:19 PM
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I think you may be seeing "grain"....
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Old 10-20-05, 11:41 PM
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Anyone who rewinds their DVDs probably has bigger problems than just seeing white dots.
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the burn marks for the projectionist to change the reel, perhaps? they should be removed on a dvd, but dang if I know!
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Old 10-20-05, 11:48 PM
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I'm guessing it's electrical interference from something. Since you've gone back and not seen it appear where it did before, it's probably not something on the transfer itself.
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Bootleg copies?
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Old 10-21-05, 12:01 AM
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Choose a better dvd player.
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Old 10-21-05, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Ianscloset
Does anyone have any idea what this is or am I just special???
Thanks in advance
You are special. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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Old 10-21-05, 12:17 AM
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Pattern of white dots.

Like a theater print?

Where'd you get these flicks?
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Old 10-21-05, 12:20 AM
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There's something wrong with your equipment.

ahem...

thats what she said
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Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
You are special. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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When you close your eyes, do you still see the white dots?
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Are you watching the DVD on a laptop? If so, I've seen situations on my old (cheap) one where there would be an couple of white dots in black areas that weren't reproducable. I chalked it up to the video card having trouble keeping up.
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Old 10-21-05, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Ianscloset
a pattern of white dots flashes on the screen.

Do they bounce on the subtitles while the actors are singing? You are supposed to sing along.
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Do they bounce on the subtitles while the actors are singing? You are supposed to sing along.
Ok... now THAT was funny.
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Are they in a spiral pattern, accomanied by a low harmonic tone? Are you having weird dreams?
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Hahahahahaaa - Best thread in months.
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Strange white dots? You might want to see a doctor about that.
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Originally Posted by Drexl
I'm guessing it's electrical interference from something. Since you've gone back and not seen it appear where it did before, it's probably not something on the transfer itself.
Bingo!
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Could we please stop talking about this guys equipment? Either that or move this thread to the adult forum.
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