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OK, got a question for all you experts out there...
Tonight, I watched The Deadliest Plane Crash on PBS. Source was a DVB-S satellite receiver in my HTPC, running through a media extender, through the DVDO, to the 60638.
During any scene that was dark (like an interview with a close up of a person against a black background), I could notice random white specks all over the screens black areas, much like what you would see watching an old black and white movie. At this time, I paused the video, and the white dots continued. THey were randomly located on the screen, and upon close examination, appeared in both the black and non-black areas of the screen.
I switched the source to DirecTv (again through the DVDO), and closely inspecting, there might be a dot here and dot there occasionally, but nothing like it was on the other source.
Since this is digital from start to finish, what on earth can cause "static" on the screen? I NEVER noticed this on my LCD, and nothing in the entertainment center has changed at all, except the LCD was swapped out for the 60638. Same HDMI cables, etc.
Anyone seen anything like this? I saw some videos on Youtube of similar DLP static, but they were green and more pronounced. Most comments tended to say the "light engine" was bad.
I have 20 days left to return this for a full refund, so I want to make sure it isnt a problem with the TV for one, and if not, what could be the cause so I can fix it on the HTPC/media extenders output.