tedster - 9:01 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
@marycontrary - thanks for the report. I don't think we can consider the words of even high level posters on Google's forum as "official", but it's good to know that they feel that non-text content above the fold (such as video/flash etc) isn't a problem for this particular algorithm.
That also lines up with my experience on many sites I'm familiar with - only those that force ads into visitors face had a problem. Google apparently does differentiate here.