Originally Posted by dsl_steve
The *black grass* you've read about that is common to the HL-S4266 does not move. It is stationary, and is usually more visible on a "No signal" screen such as a DVD player input with the DVD player OFF (when the screen actually says "No signal detected".)
Ok, I have read and read about black grass, back to mid summer when I was buying my HL-S5086W and was in this thread researching the 50".
I am about to purchase a TV for the bedroom, and I have two choices. I can go with a 37" LCD (probably Vizio because of price point) or the HL-S4266W. The reason I am limited to those TV's is because of space. My current CRT based TV (and it's replacement) is housed inside of an armoir in my bedroom. The inside is 40" wide, and I can accomodate something as tall as 35" or so by lowering a shelf. There is already a whole in the back of the armoir, so I don't think ventilation on the Samsung will be a problem.
Back to grass. In the above quote, the poster said the black grass is most noticeable on a "no signal detected" screen. My question is how noticeable is it when watching normal TV/DVDs, and should I sacrifice 5" of diagnal viewing size to avoid it?
I don't care about whether or not the black grass being there is wrong and Samsung should fix it, I am only concerned about whether it will drive us crazy when we are watching TV and make us regret buying the TV.