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MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?

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  • x0054 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2014 10:07 PM (in response to jedlh)

    jedlh,

     

    I was saying that ambient light sensor is moot for many people with laptops because you always move your laptop from place to place, so the ambient light always changes. The ambient light sensor is important of people who have a dedicated workspace with precise and constant lighting.

     

    I have searched and did not find any forms specific to calibrating rMBP, but this form has a lot of color calibration info:

     

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?board=45.0

     

    If you end up getting Spyder4, try the procedure I posted earlier and let me know if it works. It worked well for me but it's not working for Merch. I would love to get a 3rd data point.

  • jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2014 10:16 PM (in response to x0054)

    I was saying that ambient light sensor is moot for many people with laptops because you always move your laptop from place to place, so the ambient light always changes. The ambient light sensor is important of people who have a dedicated workspace with precise and constant lighting.

    Actually I tend to use my rMBP in one place, that could change, but for yonks now it's mainly been one place, so this is good to know.

     

    I have searched and did not find any forms specific to calibrating rMBP, but this form has a lot of color calibration info:

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?board=45.0

    Know of any good graphics designer communities or similar that talk lots about display optimisation/calibration?

     

    If you end up getting Spyder4, try the procedure I posted earlier and let me know if it works. It worked well for me but it's not working for Merch. I would love to get a 3rd data point.

    I will do, but I need to decide on the optimal make/model for me 1st, I want to get many others opinions on that.

  • jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2014 10:29 PM (in response to jedlh)

    Just noticed I've never run the display calibrator assistant (there's an expert mode too), might have a tinker with that soon.

  • Vinencre Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2014 10:30 PM (in response to mittense)

    Hi,

     

    I  read a lot if this thread, but I can't remember where I read the things  I need to check to see if I am concerned by this problem.

     

    Do you know where I can read what to check, or can you write it again ?

     

    Thank you and happy new year !

  • jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 1, 2014 10:40 PM (in response to Vinencre)

    http://www.mitchmalone.name/retina-test/

    http://www.marco.org/rmbp-irtest.html

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1422669

     

    It's not a issue if the ghosting doesn't stick around long in these "targeted" tests, as they don't fully represent RW use.

    If you still haven't noticed it in your daily use, then it's prolly not affecting you in any significant way*, I've noticed it.

     

    *or you're just not very observant

  • Vinencre Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 1:21 AM (in response to jedlh)

    Thanks a lot jedlh !!!

     

    Happy new year !

     

    P.S.: I did not have it, I will receive my new Macbook Pro in a few days.

  • jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 5:47 AM (in response to Vinencre)

    Eh? How did you test it if you don't have your rMBP yet?

  • Vinencre Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:02 AM (in response to jedlh)

    Sorry for my english, but I never intended to say that I tested it, but I ask for the procedure to test it as soon as I receive it.

     

    Thanks again.

  • Seleur Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2014 7:55 AM (in response to mittense)

    Hi all.

     

    I bought a Haswell RBP 15'' last week and exchanged it for a new one due to a creaky chassis. The new model is completely creak-free and feels solid. However, I would be grateful for your opinions on the quality of the screen. It appears to be an LG (A019), but when transferring data from my old MBP I noticed the retina screen appears a bit more yellow than my previous MBP. How do the below photos look to you? Does this seem to be tinted, or did I get a "good" screen? Trying to assess the risks of exchanging it - am I likely to get one worse than the below, or did I get a bad one? Thanks for your opinion. In the first photo, my old MBP is on the left. The rest of the photos are tests I ran. Thank you.

    comparison1.jpgphoto1.jpgphoto2.upg.jpgphoto3.jpg

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 8:09 AM (in response to Seleur)

    Seleur wrote:

     

    Hi all.

     

    I bought a Haswell RBP 15'' last week and exchanged it for a new one due to a creaky chassis. The new model is completely creak-free and feels solid. However, I would be grateful for your opinions on the quality of the screen. It appears to be an LG (A019), but when transferring data from my old MBP I noticed the retina screen appears a bit more yellow than my previous MBP. How do the below photos look to you? Does this seem to be tinted, or did I get a "good" screen? Trying to assess the risks of exchanging it - am I likely to get one worse than the below, or did I get a bad one? Thanks for your opinion. In the first photo, my old MBP is on the left. The rest of the photos are tests I ran. Thank you.

     

     

    Yeah it's yellow. How did your creaky machine look compared to old MacBook Pro? If you didn't notice anything odd then maybe the creaky one wasn't yellow. But you noticed the non-creaky one is yellow compared to your old MacBook Pro. So yes, you've got one of the yellow-tinted displays. You could exchange it and maybe get another yellow-tinted one.

  • Seleur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 8:27 AM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    I did not notice anything odd on the creaky one, though to be honest, it was creaking so bad I returned it pretty quickly.

  • jaylazaro Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2014 9:24 AM (in response to mittense)

    hi guys!

     

    am planning to buy a retina macbook pro anytime this month but am quite discouraged as I read the complaints regarding screen/display issues. Can't afford getting a defective product and to wait almost a month for its replacement. by the way, the last time I bought a mac 'twas defective, waited a month for replacement. same thing happened to my ipad. head-scratching why such products end up to our shores.

  • MacOSX10.6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 9:30 AM (in response to Seleur)

    Return it is yellow.

     

    I too have the A019 15" late 2013 LG screen. Mine does not have the yellow tint. But I am not a very critical screen evaluator as long as it is not obvious: but yours is yellow.

     

    The only issue I have I think is backplate bleeding. Dim the backlight   down to black and carefully inspect any unuasual pattern. One day I spotted a fuzzy horizontal blurred line  extening all the way from the left screen edge to the right one. Will keep an eye on it (one would probably have to bang heads between the screen and the Apple guy until he acknowledges it).

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 9:34 AM (in response to MacOSX10.6)

    MacOSX10.6 wrote:

     

    The only issue I have I think is backplate bleeding. Dim the backlight   down to black and carefully inspect any unuasual pattern. One day I spotted a fuzzy horizontal blurred line  extening all the way from the left screen edge to the right one.

     

    Show us a picture of your backplate bleeding.

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 9:37 AM (in response to jaylazaro)

    jaylazaro wrote:

     

    hi guys!

     

    am planning to buy a retina macbook pro anytime this month but am quite discouraged as I read the complaints regarding screen/display issues. Can't afford getting a defective product and to wait almost a month for its replacement. by the way, the last time I bought a mac 'twas defective, waited a month for replacement. same thing happened to my ipad. head-scratching why such products end up to our shores.

     

    If you live close to an Apple store you can buy a Retina MacBook Pro and keep exchanging them until you get one that doesn't have image retention or yellow tint or yellow corners or creaking case or dead pixels or exploding pixels. You have about a 1 in 5 chance based on what I've been reading. Or, maybe you could get a MacBook Air and have fewer problems. Or, if you want a computer that "just works," then buy a PC.

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