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MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?

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  • MartyF81 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 6:39 AM (in response to tmathuram)

    Thats why you shouldn't use other peoples ICC profiles. It should be calibrated on your specific machine. Because of variances in manufacturing. I only posted it because you asked. But you screen going Purple, proves that the Samsung displays can be calibrated.... Purple is opposite on the Color Spectrum from Yellow.  Meaning you went from Warm to Cool in color temprature. Even though it went too far the other direction, with proper calibration you should be able to find a happy medium in the middle.

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    Aug 20, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to MartyF81)

    MartyF81

     

    I'm sorry if I'm disturbing you but is it possible for you to post a neutral icc profile ?

    I'm totally cool if your not able to.

    Thanks a bunch

     

     

    Cheers

  • MartyF81 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 6:43 AM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    Merch Visoiu wrote:

     

    Yeah, yeah, I can't use your ICC on my display.

     

    Dude I think you are just angry. You do not want to listen to any type of technical explanation or science and are "set in stone" that your display has issues and cannot be fixed.

     

    If people could just share ICC profiles, there would be no need for calibrators. In fact there would be no need for ICC profiles. OEM's would just include ICC profiles for their displays with the screen.

  • tmathuram Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 6:44 AM (in response to MartyF81)

    Marty

     

    Thanks for the lesson!!!

    There you go guys.

     

     

    Cheers

  • MartyF81 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 7:14 AM (in response to tmathuram)

    tmathuram,

     

    As requested.... This is a more neutral ICC for my display: http://cl.ly/3V1G0T1i1433

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to MartyF81)

    MartyF81 wrote:

     

    tmathuram,

     

    As requested.... This is a more neutral ICC for my display: http://cl.ly/3V1G0T1i1433

     

    Yuck. Still very purple. I'm not going to buy a colour calibrator. I'm going to keep going to Genius Bars until they replace my display. Until then I'm just going to play with the white point slider. And yeah I am angry.

  • tmathuram Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to MartyF81)

    Swell Man!!!

     

    Still purplish, proves your theory!!!

    Thanks for the effort!!!

     

    Cheers!!!

  • Canuck1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 9:25 AM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    Regarding the Samsung displays in the Apple stores (and elsewhere) looking so good, do you really think they're not calibrating them? All displays come off the manufacturing line carrying a generic profile that may or may not (likely not) be accurate. They expect you to calibrate it, and if you're a serious photographer, they expect you to use a proper electronic calibration tool. Any store manager with half-a-brain would insist that all of his floor models' displays be calibrated to look as good as possible for the customer, especially when there are several of them opened up side-by-side. Most customers will get their machines home and not notice there color accuracy is off because they have nothing to compare it to.

  • Canuck1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to Canuck1970)

    Canuck1970 wrote:

     

    Regarding the Samsung displays in the Apple stores (and elsewhere) looking so good, do you really think they're not calibrating them? All displays come off the manufacturing line carrying a generic profile that may or may not (likely not) be accurate. They expect you to calibrate it, and if you're a serious photographer, they expect you to use a proper electronic calibration tool. Any store manager with half-a-brain would insist that all of his floor models' displays be calibrated to look as good as possible for the customer, especially when there are several of them opened up side-by-side. Most customers will get their machines home and not notice there color accuracy is off because they have nothing to compare it to.

     

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Spyder4Pro+Colorimeter/1305186505.p;jsessionid=EC90A 672C3107FA64BB462B038FB7F3D.bbolsp-app02-188?id=mp1305186505&skuId=1305186505&st =spyder&cp=1&lp=6

  • bentley123456 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to MartyF81)

    Marty, I have a Samsung screen (my original rMBP purchased 7/12) that has what I think is good color but a slight yellow tinge on the lower right side of the screen, only noticable on white or light backgrounds. Can calibration fix this?

  • Euroart Calculating status...
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    Aug 20, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to bentley123456)

    You can't fix it. You can reduce yellowness by calibrating to cooler white point but inconsistency will always be there. You can try to swap display unit but you can get similar or worse display. Do you have any bad pixels?

  • MartyF81 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to bentley123456)

    No calibration cannot fix this. Sorry, that would be a defective display.

  • FrancisDaza Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to bentley123456)

    Same issue here... I can notice a yellow tinge in the right bottom area of the screen... Do you think there is any chance of replacement with that? I've been replaced once from a LG display with dead pixels to a Samsung one.

  • MartyF81 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 11:46 AM (in response to FrancisDaza)

    If the issue is severe enough then yes you should be able to get it replaced.

  • shayster98 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 11:53 AM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    Merch Visoiu wrote:

     

    shayster98 wrote:

    Unfortunately, I think we are stuck with what we got, but I don't want it to happen.

     

    What would you have done, shayster98, if the yellow Samsung display you have now is the display that came with the machine? Would you have returned it within 14 days?

     

    Have you tried visiting the Genius Bar to complain about the yellow display?

    I definitely would have returned it, and waited for as long as possible for a revised panel to come out, even if that took years. I have an old 13" I'd have to use for portability, and a 2010 i7-870 iMac for serious performance work. (Still not as great as the rMBP i7-3820QM, unfortunately)

     

    Well, on this Mid 2012 Week 35 from last September so far I've had two screen replacements. The LG panel that came with the machine looked stunning, and contradicted all the reports on this thread at the time that LGs were yellow and washed out compared to Samsungs, which I never understood.

     

    However, it soon developed image retention, and when I could read my mail from the login screen I thought it was time to get a replacement, and, had to fight for it (with the "genius" telling me there are great plugins for Photoshop that move your toolbars around constantly ). But the Samsung that I got in December came with washed out colors and severe yellowing in the bottom left corner. THAT is not calibratable, for obvious reasons. It soon developed dead pixels, so this spring I had to once again change it out.

     

    This one, which I'm still currently stuck with has way less uniformity issues, but it's definitely yellow as well, AND much more washed out than my first Samsung.

     

    Like I said, since I noticed this immediately I compared it to the floor model (also Samsung), and the colors on the store one looked great (noticeably using the Blue Pond wallpaper to compare). I pointed this out to a salesman, but I was told by him and another guy that they could notice it, but that there are manufacturing differences and it's "completely normal." "We can't just keep replacing your screen," he said.

     

    I tried to argue with them but to no avail, so I've been stuck with this screen since spring.

    15" MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), 2.7GHz 4-core i7, 16GB, 256GB, 650M

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