Thanks again! Super helpful. And I can tell you know what you're talking about. Two last questions, is keeping the panel brightness on high similar to Vivd mode in that it will decrease the life of the TV or are those two things completely unrelated? Also, besides the colors looking way off, why is Vivid bad for the TV?
Panel brightness on high is perfectly fine. Using vivid is fine, and won't decrease the life of the TV enough for it to matter at all. Vivid isn't really bad for your TV at all, but it's brighter and you may get IR easier using it. On warm 2 vivid isn't "way off", it's just slightly brighter and a little more vibrant, like an LCD. Also, I would have used Vivid, but with all the changes I'm fairly positive that Custom is even brighter for 3D.
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