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MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?

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  • shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2014 12:19 PM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    It's a shame I sold my old 2012 (samsung) RMBP on ebay a week ago. I did compare the screens briefly and I remember they did have a different whites but neither one of them truely bothered me.

     

    Next step is the apple store, dunno if I will actually go or not but I'll try.

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2014 12:22 PM (in response to shadow82x)

    shadow82x wrote:

     

    It's a shame I sold my old 2012 (samsung) RMBP on ebay a week ago. I did compare the screens briefly and I remember they did have a different whites but neither one of them truely bothered me.

     

    Next step is the apple store, dunno if I will actually go or not but I'll try.

     

    Shadow, if you take pictures at an Apple store, please put the "Preferences" window in focus like I did in the photograph I posted a few hours ago. The reason is that the yellowing is more obvious in the greys and will be less obvious if you just put up a white screen.

  • shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2014 12:33 PM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    Good point, will do. I noticed the same thing when campturing the photos on the macrumors forum too. The greys were the things that seemed to have a yellow tint.

  • Dong Anh Nguyen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2014 9:29 PM (in response to mittense)

    I checked DEll XPS 15 Haswell IGZO today. The color was perfect, high contrast, white like snow, color are rich BUT only at 90 degree viewing angle. If you slightly shift your head, the color will CHANGE immediately. The screen will lose color if you keep moving your head to left or right and finally you only see "NOTHING" at about 45 degree from the center. I mean "NOTHING" because the viewing angle was worse even compare to TN panel. You have only one way to get the best color is looking straight at the screen, no shifting even a couple degrees.

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2014 10:07 PM (in response to Dong Anh Nguyen)

    Dong Anh Nguyen wrote:

     

    I checked DEll XPS 15 Haswell IGZO today. The color was perfect, high contrast, white like snow, color are rich BUT only at 90 degree viewing angle.

     

     

    That's a shame because that's what I was hoping to get.

  • adm85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2014 10:27 PM (in response to mittense)

    yeah I hate staring at my screen straight on... I want full colour display from all angles

  • brdeveloper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 16, 2014 7:31 AM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    Just sent my rMBP for a screen replacement for the second time. The first replacement was because of image retention, now it's because of distracting, disturbing yellow tint at the bottom left portion of the screen. It shows signs of yellowing at bottom right too, but that portion is the epicenter of the worst uneveness.

     

    Now I'm using my old white Unibody Macbook. Not really a hi-fi display, but at least it doesn't show a urine-yellow spot in a big display portion.

  • Nexus444 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2014 2:55 PM (in response to brdeveloper)

    One thing we could do is to post reviews of the systems we own at places like Amazon, which are more public.  Maybe that would draw more attention to the issue.

  • shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2014 1:34 AM (in response to shadow82x)

    So I plan on going to the apple store later today. The backlight bleeding has really been starting to bother me too. I'm going to first compare my screen to the others and see if I have a bad yellow tint than im going to ask about the backlight bleeding and question if another device will have the same kind of bleed.

     

    I'll try to post photos comparing. If I get a new device I'm praying there aren't anymore issues since I'm leaving for college Sunday. :/

  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2014 8:12 AM (in response to shadow82x)

    shadow82x wrote:

     

    The backlight bleeding has really been starting to bother me too.

     

    I'd really like to see pictures of the backlight bleeding. I don't think I've seen this problem.

  • shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2014 4:11 PM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    So I got my new macbook. I compared to the model in the store and it was clear my screen was warmer/had more of a yellow tiny. I tried to capture it as a photo again but it didn't come out too well.

     

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    As for the screenbleed in my last laptop here is an image

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    My new replacement laptop it slightly better with it.

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    Here is a comparison of the store model vs my old laptop

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    And my new replacement which is the same model screen but seems to have the whites a bit whiter. Perhaps it still has a slight yellow tint but its not really noticable to me.

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  • Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2014 4:41 PM (in response to shadow82x)

    shadow82x wrote:

     

    So I got my new macbook. I compared to the model in the store and it was clear my screen was warmer/had more of a yellow tiny. I tried to capture it as a photo again but it didn't come out too well.

     

     

     

    You should have shown the Preferences panel because the yellowing is more obviously seen in the greys.

     

    Here's a photograph I took today. I was at the BestBuy and I noticed that they had a 15" Retina MacBook Pro sitting next to a 15" Classic MacBook Pro. So I took a photograph. Neither unit is mine; both are in the store. Left is the Retina; right is the Classic. I circled some things in the shot that I think are noteworthy. It can clearly be seen in the greys of the Preferences panel on the Retina that the display is yellow tinted. This contradicts some earlier statements I've made that in-store Retina units won't be yellow tinted because surely they can be. But you can also see that both displays are set to D65 which means a 6500 K white point. So why do they look different? Which one is showing 6500 K white point correctly? The Retina? The Classic? Both? Neither?

     

     

     

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  • shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2014 5:19 PM (in response to Merch Visoiu)

    Your right I should of. But either way the difference was there. The in-store model was definetely whiter. Now, the difference isn't extremly noticable but an average person can definetely notice a slight difference. I had a non-technical friend there and she said she would definetely choose the one on the left (the instore model.) I'm pleased with my new replacement though. The backlight bleed isn't as noticable and I definetely feel the whites are whiter. It's still not perfect like the classic macbook pro but I'm just going to deal with it.

  • shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2014 5:23 PM (in response to shadow82x)

    Also a key thing I use to notice the difference is, you don't need to make the screen as bright to cancel out the warm/yellow effect.

  • Tri-stan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 19, 2014 5:24 AM (in response to shadow82x)

    I have the same colouration that you see except I don't think this is backlight bleeding. I used to have an an old Dell U2711 which was ips like the retina and it showed a noticeable greeny yellow to red colour shift diagonally across the screen, similar to your black long exposure image. This could be seen on black and white back grounds very clearly with the naked eye.

     

     

    The technology has come on since this monitor but on my retina screen the blacks are black and the whites are white. Although if I pick it out as seen with the naked eye on a white background I can see a yellowish bottom left corner shifting to redish top right. The top right corner is not as noticeable but the bottom left's yellowing is more noticeable. I have heard that this issue is one of the problems people are picking up on these screens.

     

     

    I don't know how many other people have a yellowish bottom left corner? which I think is down to ips technology. With a tn screen you can get a perfectly uniform white background but with poor viewing angles and colours.

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