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24th Apr '16 8:22:30 PM JackG
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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': Kusanagi gets the Snowy Screen of Death when the hotel staff whose vision she had hacked into gets killed by a stray bullet.

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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': Kusanagi gets the Snowy Screen of Death when the hotel staff maidbot whose vision she had hacked into gets killed by a stray bullet.
10th Mar '16 2:52:41 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''{{xkcd}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/1229/ Signal Lost]] and [[https://xkcd.com/1245/ Ten-Day Forecast]].

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* ''{{xkcd}}'': ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/1229/ Signal Lost]] and [[https://xkcd.com/1245/ Ten-Day Forecast]].
9th Jan '16 5:54:01 PM Plactus
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* ''{{xkcd}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/1229/ Signal Lost]].

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* ''{{xkcd}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/1229/ Signal Lost]].
Lost]] and [[https://xkcd.com/1245/ Ten-Day Forecast]].
4th Jan '16 11:22:27 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Actually very unlikely with real security cameras - if a CCTV camera is disabled the screens will turn black, or show a 'no signal' message. The only time static would appear would be in the event of a wireless camera being disabled, in which case the Snowy Screen of Death is a likely outcome.

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* Actually very This is becoming increasingly unlikely with real as {{technology marches on}}. To reduce the annoyance factor of static, most modern [=TVs=] are designed to show either a solid color or "No Signal" message if the signal cuts out. Of course, if you were watching something important (like a CCTV security cameras - if a CCTV camera is disabled camera), the screens will turn black, or show switch to a 'no signal' message. The only time blank screen would be just as shocking as the switch to static would appear would be in the event of a wireless camera being disabled, in which case the Snowy Screen of Death is a likely outcome.have been.
2nd Jan '16 9:19:26 PM WhosAsking
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** Season two episode, ''And Now For A Word'': A brief battle takes place outside the station. Twice, stray shots from the battle strike exterior cameras, producing this trope. A much-less catastrophic instance, meant more to drive the point the station was receiving collateral damage.
1st Jan '16 10:19:31 PM nombretomado
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* The title of the novel ''SnowCrash'' refers to this phenomenon. [[spoiler: The plot revolves around a BrownNote hidden in some static.]]

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* The title of the novel ''SnowCrash'' ''Literature/SnowCrash'' refers to this phenomenon. [[spoiler: The plot revolves around a BrownNote hidden in some static.]]
13th Dec '15 4:00:49 PM nombretomado
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* One of the [[XWingSeries X-Wing novels]] had a scene where a security expert was tracking a target by which cams he shot out. Also, X-Wings and other fighters in various media have a tendency to get interrupted in mid-transition by something (up to and including the fighter) blowing up.

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* One of the [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries X-Wing novels]] had a scene where a security expert was tracking a target by which cams he shot out. Also, X-Wings and other fighters in various media have a tendency to get interrupted in mid-transition by something (up to and including the fighter) blowing up.
28th Nov '15 2:15:49 PM Prfnoff
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* When Snake is killed in ''MetalGearSolid4'' the game's video fades to static.

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* When Snake is killed in ''MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' the game's video fades to static.



* Used to show short skips in time in MichiganReportFromHell.

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* Used to show short skips in time in MichiganReportFromHell.''VideoGame/MichiganReportFromHell''.



* In the first game of the ''StarControl'' saga, having a ship destroyed would have the image of the ship's captain replaced by static. This was changed by the screen turning off in the second one.

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* In the first game of the ''StarControl'' ''VideoGame/StarControl'' saga, having a ship destroyed would have the image of the ship's captain replaced by static. This was changed by the screen turning off in the second one.
24th Sep '15 7:41:32 AM wolftickets1969
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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'', the HUD suffers from interference when Rex is [[CriticalAnnoyance low on health]], and cuts to static when he is killed.

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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'', the HUD suffers from interference when Rex is [[CriticalAnnoyance low on health]], and cuts to out in static when he is killed.
24th Sep '15 7:33:23 AM wolftickets1969
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* Used when Giygas is destroyed at the end of ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.

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* Used when Giygas is destroyed at the end of ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.
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