The video player has to be written to take advantage of ICS's "full screen" mode. If he isn't using the default player I doubt any player on the market uses ICS yet. AMOLED is supposed to do "dark" more efficiently then LCD. Though ICS looks like it has a lot more whites and such so that won't help much. The short time I had an Incredible the screen was never the highest battery killer, but it usually is with my DX. I keep my DX's screen at like 10% and don't use it much during the day (thanks to Chrome's Gmail and GVoice plugins) so I am definitely encouraged by this. As long as my battery life is close to my X I'll be satisfied. Now I just need to think of a way for the wife to let me get the Transformer Prime. I like my Xoom, but it sucks as a media player and even the browser gets laggy, stupid Tegra2. I was hoping for a higher res display for my next tablet though (or color eInk ).