Originally Posted by thelonious27
do z4100 owners regret their purchase all things considered ?
I find the red smearing to be very distracting. I've had the tv (46") for 4 months. I don't think I will ever get used to it. I regret spending the amount of cash I spent on it ($2300 back then). For that kind of money it shouldn't have a defect that constantly jumps out at you.
The auto dimming is also a deal breaker. When it happens you see it, and your first thought every time is, it looked fine before it auto dimmed, now it looks too dark. It usually occurs during one side of a conversation scene like in a dark restaurant. As they flip between persons talking, it auto dims on one person, then bright for the other person and then dim for first person again, and the biggest problem is that it takes about 1 second before it goes dim, so the scene starts out normal and then suddenly gets darker for no apparent reason, until you realize it is the the f***ing TV software doing it. And so it goes, bright, dim, bright, dim, until the conversation is finished!
But I also don't know what the alternatives are. Every TV on these forums seems to have it's problems. The state of large LCD tvs seems to be still in it's infancy.
I have a 19" Samsung LCD in the kitchen. No red smearing. No autodimming (infact no adjustable backlight at all) It looks fine, but I don't expect as much out of it either.