Originally Posted by diabolyte
is the autodimming really a huge annoyance and does it affect PQ? I'm getting a W4100 soon and I hope the autodimming wouldn't become that big of an issue for me.
Nope. I don't find it annoying. It does not effect PQ. The only time I notice it is when the screen goes all black with no picture, then the backlight reduces itself. When watching movies or tv, it is not there. When playing games it has no effect. The only time I see it during games is when the screen goes all black during loading times in certain games.
I played Bio-Shock, which is a dark environment game. I had no auto dimming during game play. I was looking for it.
I watched I am Legend blu-ray and the screen never auto dimmed during the movie. Only at the end during the movie credits I will notice the auto dimming. This happens during the time the screen goes all black between pages of the movie credits. If the movie has movies credits that scroll across the screen then there is no auto dimming at all. Anyways I never watch movie credits, I just checked them out to see the auto dimming effect.
The set only auto dims during an all black screen after a certain amount of time.
I played the old school classic arcade game Asteroids on my set (I have the 40v4100). This is the most amount of black you will ever get during game play, the background is completely black and the game uses white line vector graphics. I played in full screen stretched, no cabinet art, no background art. I got the first wave of asteroids down to one small rock flying around and me, thats it and the rest of the screen was black. I left this rock flying around and waited for the screen to auto dim, It never did. I
If the set would auto dim during game play then this would be the game it would for sure do it in.
Again, It never auto dimmed during this almost all black background of a game.