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MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?

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  • my-username-was-taken Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to Grrrr8)

    Grrrr8 wrote:

     

     

    I blame LG! :-)

    I always considered LG an off-brand company to be frank. My TV is Samsung and not LG for a reason. I've ALWAYS purchased TVs like that too.

  • Christopher Wall Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to Grrrr8)

    Interesting on the Dell Ultrasharp!  I have a U2711 (older one) and the orginal Apple LED 27" (year prior to Thunderbolt) and niether of these have any issues.  Although I do run screensavers and screen power off when not in use...

  • bentley123456 Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to jiveturkey7876)

    My MBPr is my original computer that I ordered in June and has a Samsung panel. I took it into the Apple store because I was a little concerned that it wasn't as bright or bluish white as my iPAD 3. I compared it to the other retina macbook pros on display and it was as bright but not as bluish white. I don't know if the screens there were LG or Samsung. The genius ran a program on photoshop and said that my screen actually had a truer white panel and that it shouldn't be bluish and also that this screen wouldn't be as bright as the iPAD as the iPAD is smaller. At any rate I came home completely satisfied with the explanation and am very happy with my computer. It is not yellow, just doesn't  have a blue tone. I have the brightness at about 75% and it is bright enough for me. I have no dead pixels or tints or fading or any other problems described here and feel very lucky to have gotten this computer on my first try.

  • J.K. ROFLing Level 4 Level 4 (1,220 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to Grrrr8)

    I have been following the turmoil on this thread for a while now first with a bit of concern that this was a failure of the displays, but now with a mild bit of amusement over the anger and frustration that is exhibited over a non-issue with a simple avoidance.

     

    With the information, it seems to confirm what I have come to believe a while back now, that it is obviously an issue (not a defect) with this type of LCD. One that also seems to be a pretty easy issue to avoid, just don't leave a single image on the display for an extended period of time. Move your window during the day, let a randomizing screen saver come on, shut the display down when not using it. Guess that's why I haven't seen the problem. 

  • DomdiDom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:08 PM (in response to J.K. ROFLing)

    @J.K. ROFLing

     

    Are you kidding or just trolling to get a reaction?

     

    Imagine you're WORKING. On what planet are you able to be productive by allowing a screensaver every 2-3 minutes or whatever nonsense Apple suggests.

     

    It's a defect and any profesional says it is except for Apple employees, which I suspect you happen to be. You call it an issue, is that a good thing or a bad thing? LOL

     

    Your lack of respect for people and their hard earned money is vile, not to mention your lack of understanding for profesionals who are in front of these defective retinas for hours also says a lot.

     

    "issue"....lol

  • dbainbridge Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:21 PM (in response to J.K. ROFLing)

    J.K. ROFLing wrote:

     

    With the information, it seems to confirm what I have come to believe a while back now, that it is obviously an issue (not a defect) with this type of LCD. One that also seems to be a pretty easy issue to avoid, just don't leave a single image on the display for an extended period of time. Move your window during the day, let a randomizing screen saver come on, shut the display down when not using it. Guess that's why I haven't seen the problem. 

    Being able to read your email text AFTER the window has already been closed and the window had only been open for one minute is a defect, not an issue.

     

    You should be thankful you have not experienced the issue but to discredit what others have experienced first-hand is a bit harsh.

  • Dark Ayla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to J.K. ROFLing)

    Are you trolling or you might be Apple's auto answer-machine???

     

    Apple is changing screens that cost $740 each and you say this is NOT a defect, are u serious?

  • rrahimi Level 3 Level 3 (615 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:33 PM (in response to J.K. ROFLing)

    I have been following the turmoil on this thread for a while now first with a bit of concern that this was a failure of the displays, but now with a mild bit of amusement over the anger and frustration that is exhibited over a non-issue with a simple avoidance.

     

    With the information, it seems to confirm what I have come to believe a while back now, that it is obviously an issue (not a defect) with this type of LCD. One that also seems to be a pretty easy issue to avoid, just don't leave a single image on the display for an extended period of time. Move your window during the day, let a randomizing screen saver come on, shut the display down when not using it. Guess that's why I haven't seen the problem.

     

    So every three minutes I should move away from my full screen app for a few minutes? Please keep your "advice" to yourself.

  • iliasp Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to rrahimi)

    Dont feed "it"

  • Grrrr8 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to iliasp)

    iliasp wrote:

     

    Dont feed "it"

    Yep, there be trolls.

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  • my-username-was-taken Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to bentley123456)

    bentley123456 wrote:

     

    My MBPr is my original computer that I ordered in June and has a Samsung panel. I took it into the Apple store because I was a little concerned that it wasn't as bright or bluish white as my iPAD 3. I compared it to the other retina macbook pros on display and it was as bright but not as bluish white. I don't know if the screens there were LG or Samsung. The genius ran a program on photoshop and said that my screen actually had a truer white panel and that it shouldn't be bluish and also that this screen wouldn't be as bright as the iPAD as the iPAD is smaller. At any rate I came home completely satisfied with the explanation and am very happy with my computer. It is not yellow, just doesn't  have a blue tone. I have the brightness at about 75% and it is bright enough for me. I have no dead pixels or tints or fading or any other problems described here and feel very lucky to have gotten this computer on my first try.

    The guy was right, it is a more true white. When you work with photographs and design for print the white point that the Samsung screens deliver natively are closer to what you're after. I've had both an LG (plagued by IR) and now the Samsung. I will admit that the LG was brighter but it was also wildly inaccurate. For any non design or photography professional it may even be desireable...At least until you get hit with the image retention. So trust me, be satisifed with the Samsung display. I'm not entirely sure I believe in an image retention free LG. Heh so maybe it is a "feature" and Apple should let you choose, I'm reminded of that wonderful image someone posted of the Apple store site.

     

    Actually, I'm a bit surprised. Let's assume for a minute that none of the screens had an image retention issue at all... I know companies will use multiple vendors for their parts all the time, but just the difference in the white point alone is so large that I'm left to wonder why Apple even decided to use these two vendors at the same time in the first place. I would have rather seen rMBPs be sold out and have had to wait an extra week before getting mine over going through the trouble I did in getting the screen replaced.

  • rrahimi Level 3 Level 3 (615 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to iliasp)

    Dont feed "it"

     

    True. I shouldn't.

  • J.K. ROFLing Level 4 Level 4 (1,220 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 3:35 PM (in response to rrahimi)

    rrahimi wrote:

     

     

    Dont feed "it"

     

     

    True. I shouldn't.

    OK, I understand...no disagreement with the current opinion is allowed and will be ridiculed and shouted down. Only posts agreeing with the mob will be tolerated.

     

    Enjoy your collective misery.

  • my-username-was-taken Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to J.K. ROFLing)

    J.K. ROFLing wrote:

     

    rrahimi wrote:

     

     

    Dont feed "it"

     

     

    True. I shouldn't.

    OK, I understand...no disagreement with the current opinion is allowed and will be ridiculed and shouted down. Only posts agreeing with the mob will be tolerated.

     

    Enjoy your collective misery.

    Did someone feed you after midnight? Did you sprout wings?

    For what it's worth, I had an LG and got it replaced with a Samsung. There's a MAJOR difference. You should read next time before posting..Oh god I'm sorry I'm feeding it!

  • quintex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 30, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to bentley123456)

    This is a bit off topic but the white point of my Samsung display is exactly at 6500K based on measurements with an i1Display Pro. This is a typical white point of most LCD displays.

     

    In regards to another post, you should not adjust the white point of an LCD monitor through calibration (unlike CRT monitors). Any adjustments with an ICC profile simply make changes to your graphics card which greatly reduces the amount of colors you have to work with. This is especially true for laptop displays since they are only 6-bit.

     

    bentley123456 wrote:

     

    My MBPr is my original computer that I ordered in June and has a Samsung panel. I took it into the Apple store because I was a little concerned that it wasn't as bright or bluish white as my iPAD 3. I compared it to the other retina macbook pros on display and it was as bright but not as bluish white. I don't know if the screens there were LG or Samsung. The genius ran a program on photoshop and said that my screen actually had a truer white panel and that it shouldn't be bluish and also that this screen wouldn't be as bright as the iPAD as the iPAD is smaller. At any rate I came home completely satisfied with the explanation and am very happy with my computer. It is not yellow, just doesn't  have a blue tone. I have the brightness at about 75% and it is bright enough for me. I have no dead pixels or tints or fading or any other problems described here and feel very lucky to have gotten this computer on my first try.

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