Originally Posted by KuroNeko
Liam, the text says:
which means (I speak German pretty well, but feel free to correct): In the newest G5-generation Vertical banding is still an issue: the preproduction device still had some banding, that could however with the help of the VB Menu be reduced to a very good level."
I also speak fluent German, but I think the difference lies in the interpretation of what they are saying. You are emphasizing the the "VB is still somewhat visible" (wies noch eine gewisse Streifenbildung auf), where i would place more emphasis on "reduced to a very good level".
As I said previously, if it can be reduced to a level which is not noticeable and more importantly, stay that way, then it is solved.
If you have to tune it out every 30 minutes, or it cannot be tuned below a level which you find acceptable, then it is still an issue.
This remains to be seen.
The point is basically that every projection technology has it's problems, whether it be contrast and VB, or rainbows and dithering, or heat and convergence: we just have to live with them. To a certain extent, our own personal perception might make one technology or another totally unacceptable. Some people are hyper sensitive to rainbows, but with 5x color wheels, most people are happy. It is unlikely that TI will go to 7x or 9x just to make sure everyone is happy because it is diminishing returns.
I don't recall a lot of people complaining about VB on the Z3 (compared to the ae700 for instance), and the Z4 seems to be better, and tunable. So that is good. Only you can decide if that is good enough.
BTW I think I remember some people (very few) complaining about VB on the Sony HS50 too, even though virtually every body else says it's VB free. Some people are just sensitive to certain things.