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I saw a movie a long time ago about a company that brought out a new technology for tv. It was a set top box that had a red light on when switched on, and the people who watched it slowly turned to dust/died while they were in front of the tv.

Any ideas what the name of the movie is?

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Are you sure it was a movie? That sounds like a Twilight Zone or Outer Limits episode. Also, what does a long time ago mean? – wallyk Jun 12 '13 at 8:09
Ive wondered what the name of that movie is also. Been searching for a long time as i was a kid. – user7836 Jan 29 '14 at 13:25

It may be Fatal Error (1999). From an online review:

a murder mystery involving a computer virus spread by a cable company’s new product (the company is, of course, run by Robert Wagner, who just exudes that evil corporation kind of feel) that dehydrates people so much that they turn into dust people.

The cable box emits a red light before it turns people into dust.

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I have fixed you answer's format but can you elaborate your answer to show why you feels its a match. – Ankit Sharma Jan 16 '14 at 7:23
Generally, like @AnkitSharma suggested, we like longer answers with some reason for thinking it is correct. A link-only answer is frowned-upon. (I've been guilty of it myself.) Still, it looks like you might have picked the right movie. – Meat Trademark Jan 16 '14 at 9:14
Yes, this seems like the correct answer. I'll flesh it out. – Walt Aug 8 '14 at 19:22

Sounds like the series or movie of Max Headroom (from the late 80s), there was also a British version.

Another possibility is Halloween III: Season of the Witch; where a TV signal generated from an evil company made people who wore their Halloween masks during their commercials die and their bodies broke down and became thousands of crickets, insects, and snakes...etc.

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+1 For Halloween III, that was my first thought too. – Crow T Robot Aug 8 '14 at 18:01
Same here on the Halloween III reference. – JohnP Aug 8 '14 at 21:10

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