Originally Posted by rolltide1017
Does the newer firmware prevent it from switching to Vivid for 3D? I hate it when things change my settings and I'm not going to like having to pull out the TV remote and switch back to "game" every time we want to watch 3D, my wife will hate this as well. Does it switch back to your previous settings when you are done watching 3D? I hate it when devices force certain settings onto you, that's a big pet peeve of mine and I hadn't read that about the Vizio until now. Maybe this isn't the right TV for me even though the price is right.
Edit: Can you calibrate more then one picture mode on each input and will the TV save all those settings? I.E. can I calibrate "game" and "vivid" on HDMI 1 and then switch between them without losing the settings on either mode? If I can at least dial in the colors for both modes and the TV saves them, I might be able to live with that for 3D viewing. My current TV can only save one set of settings per input, it is 7 years old though.
I don’t know if the new firmware will prevent it from switching to Vivid. I do know that the 1.02 fw allowed you to change the smooth motion settings on any setting and then 1.04 changed it so that the options are grayed out. I also know that 1.02 didn't force you into vivid mode but 1.04 does. So I just wanted to say that things could change with 1.06 and if anyone out there with 1.06 can chime in, that would be great. To further complicate things, the firmware numbers are different for the different size groups. I have a 55, and the 50 has the same numbers, but the 60-80 have a different set.
As far as switching off vivid to game mode when you watch a 3d movie, I dont know what to tell you other than you have to use the remote to change other setting, like HDMI and you have to use the remote to play the movie and select the menus, so is it really that big of a deal to have to change that setting
I say that with respect, but I personally think its a mistake to miss out on this TV and the super sweet 3D because you have to adjust a setting every once in a while.
And yes, you can calibrate game and vivid and all the others for HDMI 1 and not lose those settings.(Plus each input remebers your settings as vestaviascott mentioned above). I have a receiver, so I send everything to HDMI one, and if I am playing a game on the PS3, I switch to game because of the lag benefit, and when I am watching TV I switch it to calibrated. This way, I can set up all the colors and smooth motion and smart dimming setting that I like all at once, and then all I have to do is hit menu and change over to game or calibrated. I promise its not as tedious as your old tv that forgot your settings and you really wont regret having this TV
Also, if you do get the TV, then I would recommend you play with how you like your settings on 3D. Remember that even though the passive glasses aren't as dark as active, it still dulls down the screen. Part of the reason the TV switches to vivid is to brighten the colors to the point that even with the glasses, it looks similar to the screen when you don't have the glasses on. So you can make an exact copy of your calibrated setting to your game setting, but find you might want to turn up the backlight more or the brightness/colors because of the glasses. I copied my calibrated settings to game which I use for 3D and then upped the backlight and brightness. Just know you can play with it as you like and it will remember so its not as big of a pain. For me the pain is that because I game, I have to readjust the backlight and brightness back down if I play a 2D game. There is only one game setting with the slower input lag, or I would just adjust a different setting. Given I like smooth motion, I may just calibrate computer for 3D, but it forces medium smooth motion and I like high. Either way, the inconvenience of either scenario is perfectly acceptable to me for the quality and price of the TV. It really only takes a few seconds to make the changes and results are completely worth it.Edited by Cardstatman - 7/11/13 at 10:23am