i believe some1 who also owns the set experienced a similar problem. basically he says when he turns the TV on (after its been off for a long period) the PQ would look like crap blurry and everything, but says after like 3-5 mins something kicks in and the PQ looks great again. we guessed that it was the processor just takes some time for it to warm up or something like that similar to some reports of certain pio kuro sets which also takes a few minutes before the deep blacks kick in. so it may be due to a defective electrical component of the video processor or something but I don't know for sure.I haven't heard of this issue affecting other owners out there, but then again not many have it yet. I sure hope this issue can be fixed by a firmware once its deemed to be a major flaw or something.
moving onto a different topic, from the reports of many V4100 and Xbr6 owners so far, it seems that the cinemotion feature on the new sonys are doing quite a good job of reducing judder and whatnot despite the lack of 120hz+ motionflow. many are now also saying that it produces the soap opera effect, which can be either good or bad depending on who you ask. I wonder if the V4100 and small XBr6s are actually 120hz sets. if not, then what exactly is reducing the judder and blur and producing this soap opera effect? If this cinemotion thingi is what most owners are saying is responsible for it, then whats the purpose of 120hz and motionflow if cinemotion is already doing the work? I don't know maybe it adds more processing and totally eliminate judder, blur,smearing and ghosting? yeh I'm really off into speculation land now lol.
edit: found explanation of sony's cinemotion technology which was also a feature on older bravias, so it's nothing new. I never owned a sony tv before so forgive me for not knowing lol. anyways heres what they say:
CineMotion® Reverse 3-2 Pull- Down Technology
Sony's term for a TV circuit that detects a 3-2 Pull-Down sequence and performs the reverse or inverse operation. When film studios release their work on TV, DVD, or videotape, they have to transfer film (which runs at 24 frames per second) to video (which runs at 30 frames per second). How do you get 24 into 30 without speeding up the film? Well, first take note that video actually flashes 60 half frames, called "fields," per second because of its interlaced scan. The film studio has a machine (telecine) that takes one film frame and transfers it to three video fields, then takes the next film frame and transfers it to two video fields-thus 3-2. The technology makes it possible to watch films at home, but creates imperfections and subtle speed shifts in the movie. A Reverse 3-2 Pull-Down circuit looks at the video as it's coming through the television, and in a split second rearranges the fields into whole film frames like completing a puzzle. The surprising thing is that the TV's circuit doesn't have to interpolate, or guess, how the film frames actually started out; it has all the necessary clues and can re-create the film perfectly. Sony's CineMotion® technology takes additional steps to make the image as close to the original film as possible.
so basically, this reverse 3:2 pulldown technology only works on 24p material, I guess for games and other stuff it wont produce the soap effect but thats where 120hz motionflow comes in i guess.