Yes, TVH mode allows you to go further in level. You want to get out of TVH mode at as close to Level 50 as possible, if you want to go on to UVH mode. This is because your weapons level is capped at 50, even though your character level isn't. You want to enter UVH mode at as low a character level as possible (i.e. 50), because your enemies are based on that level, and they will be up to (IIRC) 2 levels higher. Your level 50 weapons will be quite ineffective and frustrating if starting UVH mode with e.g. a level 54 character and possibly level 56 enemies. UVH is a whole different ballgame! Some DLCs increase your level cap. I am speaking of the PS3 now, and you had to buy one DLC to get your cap increased to 61 (in UVH mode), and another DLC to get it capped at 72 (IIRC) and to give you the OP (over-powered) weapon modes. You will hit 61 long before completing UVH mode...I didn't even get half-way, and I stopped, while I pondered getting the next DLC/level cap increase. So basically you only have to worry about cap limits if you're going to play UVH mode. As they say, that's where the real game starts! They sure make you go through a lot to get there though... Sorry, I'm also unclear about the DLCs. I used to know the details (it's why I skipped playing the lower-level DLCs), but that was a few games ago and now I forget almost everything BL2. So it's going to be a bit tough when I start up again in the middle of UVH. I still haven't played any PS4 Borderlands yet BTW, was going to transfer my PS3 character/game over but got distracted by some other stuff. The PS4 version has all the level cap upgrades included. I don't know how they sell them for the PC. If it's like the console games, and you have the plain PC game with no DLCs at all, then I'll guess your character and weapon levels are capped at 50.