Then you clearly have not viewed a video that's set in a dark lighting in a dark room. Frankly, if you are watching movies/whatever in a room with even a bit of ambient light, you may never notice. *I* happen to watch a lot of videos in my bedroom with full darkness or on a plane with all but the emergency lighting on (read: red eye). So you're telling me you can view that video link I posted in a dark room and NOT take issue with it? I wish I had the ability to dismiss crappy video playback like you, I really do. Then I'd be perfectly happy with the device. I don't even think it takes a real keen eye to see it. I asked my 65+ parents to view the video, and without saying anything they both asked what was with the blue blocky crap in the dark parts of the video and the red bars in the girls' face during the sample clip I showed them. Ok, if this is a fact of life with pentile+amoled, then I should have known what I was getting into. But to just deny it exists means either one of a few possibilities: 1. people are not noticing because they are not viewing in a dark/low-light ambient environment 2. the problem is with my phone (and the one I replaced) and many others 3. people have not actually viewed a video with dark shadows/filming in a dark/low-light environment and are just jumping down people's throats for trying to warn others. Honestly, I'm not just here to blow smoke up people's a**es. I HONESTLY hate how bad the video playback is on this phone. And I want to warn others who find this feature of utmost importance in their purchase. I wish I'd found something like this of the folks with gsm nexuses so I could have avoided it entirely. As such, now I'm stuck wanting to keep this phone for all the qualities I DO like, but also torn with keeping something that will make me cringe every time I watch a video on it in bed. So please don't try to make me out to be some kind of troll or anti-nexus person. I really do love the device otherwise (crappy signal not withstanding). But I refuse to just live with the abhorrent video playback quality on this device. People are free to choose what device they most like. I'm not saying this is a dealbreaker for most, just people who value video playback from their phone. Anyone who does would definitely be disappointed in what I am seeing. Again, if it's just my device (and the previous one I replaced, and the others reporting the problem), then I will absolutely stand corrected and go swap it AGAIN and hope I get something that works well. I'm not real optimistic about that at this point, however.