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MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?

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  • Canuck1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to JohnnyC76)

    JohnnyC76 wrote:

     

    "This is also my first Mac.  So Apple didn't exactly wow me with their fabled quality on my first go around."

     

    I converted from Windows to Apple/Mac in around the 2006/2007 time-frame and I've been very happy with this decision. My interactions with the company (tech support and the Apple Store) has also been very positive and I've always been impressed. So, I just want you to know that there has been reason for all the hype. However, my experience this time around has been very different, and I sincerely hope that this is not a sign of things to come. What scares me most is the denial on Apple's part. It would be one thing if it was one Apple Store employee here and there spewing this "IR is normal" garbage, but it's actually Apple policy. So, to sum it all up, if you told me before I bought my rMBP that this may be the last Mac I buy, I'd say you had rocks in your head. Now though? I don't know. We'll see. I'll never go back to Windows for my primary OS though, that's for sure, especially after Windows 8. I'd jump to Ubuntu with Windows in a VM before I'd ever buy a Windows-only machine.

  • Canuck1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to NYSTAR2)

    NYSTAR2 wrote:

     

    The question is does it really worsen by time? I bought 13 rMBP and its November build, I did the test yesterday and confirmed that it has a slight IR, one or two minutes is enough to show the IR using the testing link while if.I switch to any other gray background it wont show up!!!! Looks like the guy who created the test really chose the best background to show it up!

     

    However, if it doesn't worsen then I am OK as it does not showup on real life usage, if it happens one day I have 3 years applecare and can replace the screen anytime

    It does worsen. Mine was barely noticeable at first. Eventually though, I could see it on any background. By the way, I keep hearing a lot of people on this forum claim that no one uses a gray background. That may be true, but you're forgetting that almost all Mac apps (especially Apple apps like the iLife suite) have a lot of gray in them. The image retention shows up quite nicely on that. ANY IMAGE RETENTION IS UNACCEPTABLE...PERIOD. At $2000 to $4000 per machine, we, as customers, have a right to be picky.

  • Hoya50 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to mittense)

    I ordered a refurb rMPB which is showing up tomorrow and I'll post the screen manufacturer here.

  • NYSTAR2 Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to Hoya50)

    Mine is 13, I.ordered it.from B&H Photo for a great price $1670 with applecare, free shipping, No tax

     

    Not sure what to do if I return it they will give me an LG again as most of the 13 are LG!

     

    Maybe better to wait untill it gets  really noticeable then go to apple store and replace the screen for a Samsung.

  • Jajaba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 10:55 AM (in response to NYSTAR2)

    I'm not even sure if there is the same issues and vendor choices on the 13".  But if you are a photographer you may want to stick with the LG.  I have the LG 15" and it calibrates almost perfectly to sRGB (98% Gamut), 2.2Gamma and 65K white point.  My friend who has the Samsung 15" is getting poor calibration results with an identical i1Pro Xrite setup, white point is biggest issue as well as lower gamut results (~90%).

  • Florin101 Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to Jajaba)

    How do you calibrate your display. I am having trouble doing it with my 15Inch Lg Retina.

  • alexxfloo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to mittense)

    Hi guys. I'm not that lucky to live in a country with an Apple store to exchange the retina lg until i get a samsung. I found a good deal on ebay 2800$ from UK so no taxes (i'm from Romania). I reeaaaally want that laptop, but now i can't decide whether to buy it or not. Here in store is like 4000$ (2.6 8GB, 512), waaaaay to expensive. I asked the local authorized service center how they handle the problem and they told me they will replace the screen for such an issue. What should i do? Thanks

  • Florin101 Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:11 PM (in response to NYSTAR2)

    All 13inch retinas have LG dispays. Only the 15inch retinas have LG and or SAMSUNG. But SAMSUNG are becoming more and more rare due to the legal issues between Apple and SAMSUNG.

  • JohnnyC76 Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:16 PM (in response to Florin101)

    Another thing with this is when people go to sell them.  You know what type retina will become a regular question, as well as affect the value

  • Florin101 Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:19 PM (in response to JohnnyC76)

    Actually for the LG Display, after production week 48 seem to be amost or even perfect. Free of IR I hear. So far, I have had NO IR. Mine Lg 15Inch retina is week 50!

  • alphagob Calculating status...
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to Florin101)

    How many weeks have you been using your rMBP?  Have you tried the harsh checkerboard/grey screen test on marco.com etc?  What evidence do you have that Apple has turned the corner on the rMBP image retention issue with LG screens after week 48?   Thanks.

  • Canuck1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to Florin101)

    Florin101 wrote:

     

    Actually for the LG Display, after production week 48 seem to be amost or even perfect. Free of IR I hear. So far, I have had NO IR. Mine Lg 15Inch retina is week 50!

     

    Have you read this thread? It's been mentioned...like hundreds of times...that IR appears over time. It sometimes takes weeks or even months, but it does eventually appear. The fact that your LG doesn't have IR right now means nothing. Give it some time.

  • Florin101 Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:28 PM (in response to Canuck1970)

    Even at the worst if I do infact get IR, My local family owned Apple Reseller will gladly repair or replace the display. There is no way I will go through an Actual Apple Sotre. Have you seen the nighmares people have had trying to get there defective products fixed!?!?!

  • Canuck1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to Florin101)

    Florin101 wrote:

     

    Even at the worst if I do infact get IR, My local family owned Apple Reseller will gladly repair or replace the display. There is no way I will go through an Actual Apple Sotre. Have you seen the nighmares people have had trying to get there defective products fixed!?!?!

     

    Yep, that's what I did. The one near my work was great and fixed it in 2 hours.

  • Florin101 Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to alphagob)

    There is noi point in doing the checkerboard test. It is like difference of someone falling off a building at 10 feet vs. 100 feet. It is a very unreal test. I mean, If I do infect end up getting it, then I have have my local Famil owned Apple Reseller replace the display. Thats what Apple Care is for. Buy locally!!!! Much better overall!

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