Okay, so in an earlier post I stated that firmware 1251 fixed subtitles brightness. After using the tv more I will walk the back a bit and say that isn't entirely true. I still have a problems with sdr content. I had mostly been watching hdr content, so I hadn't noticed it. HDR other than using HDR game mode still works perfectly. Dark scenes in both game of thrones and kingdom were brutal even with yellow subtitles. However, I found a fix for you guys! For SDR content, go into expert picture settings and activate HDR+ mode and make sure local dimming is set to low. Go ahead and taylor hdr+ mode to your liking, but I like a very high backlight(45-50), high contrast (45+), color around 25 and probably the most important one is to change color space to auto as native seems to be on by default and in my opinion over saturates the picture. You also will want to disable motion plus, or turn the sliders of blur reduction and judder to 0 if you don like that since it defaults to on. With these settings, standard dynamic range content looks fantastic for me and it completely removed subtitles increasing overall screen brightness in dark scenes. I might make a video about it later showing the huge difference.
I was watching Dragged Across Concrete and I had some bad light flickering but I think this fixed it for me. At least it wasn't there anymore when I checked. With subtitles the problem is still there but it's better now. I didn't see any blooming anymore when watching from the side. I'll have to wait and see if it comes back. I really don't want to return the tv, too much hassle.
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