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What is a dropped pixel?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bob Saylor, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. Bob Saylor

    Bob Saylor Stunt Coordinator

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    What is a dropped pixel? I've heard it mentioned several times but am not exactly sure what it is. I noticed a spot on my TV screen and was curious if that's what it is.

    If that's what it is, can you get rid of it?
     
  2. Bill Slack

    Bill Slack Supporting Actor

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    A dead pixel is on a fixed-pixel display like an LCD projector where that particular one is 'stuck' on a certain color, or just dead. Or on a DLP, projector it would be a little tiny broken mirror that would show the same thing (I don't think it's really a problem for DLPs very often though...)

    If you have a RP CRT based set, it's most likely a speck of dust on the inside of the screen or something larger on the mirror or CRT (like a dead bug, even!)
     
  3. Bob Saylor

    Bob Saylor Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Bill!
     
  4. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

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    A dropped pixel is when you're carrying Tinkerbell and she slips out of your fingers. Oh, wait. That's a dropped pixie. Never mind.
    Jan
     

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