Originally Posted by rkolk
By "technically," do you mean its not good for the electronics of the set or just aesthetically?
Quote the person you're talking to please....I wasn't completely sure whom you were addressing. It was back on a different page.
I mean the idea of "pop" is to create a surreal image. Especially starting with that Vivid setting I've seen on the R550 and W802, and Samsungs.
The only time I've ever seen a commonly used something sounding like a "Vivid" setting is in Big Box stores where they're competing with the ambient uber-light and because that POP you're talking about actually sells sets.
Other than that, you might be fooled by that pop. Uber bright is not uber good. Uber pop is not uber good. In fact, for most people it's likely to cause uber eye strain.
YMMV, but IMO, the brighter, sharper, more-pop, that people strive for is a mistake.
While what people "like" is the bottom line of course, I believe that if they gave a more real looking calibrated image a try for a while, they won't miss that Vivid one bit.