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  • 9,225. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    shadow82x wrote:

     

    It's no doubt noticable in comparison. I've been looking at a few theards (some of which you posted in actually) and some comparisons are a lot more noticable than others. Which is odd because it's not consistantly wrong at the same level.

     

    Tomorrow I'm going to compare it to my mom's 2010 macbook pro and see how big the change really is.

     

    I agree that some comparisons are more noticeable than others; I'm on my third yellowed display and this one is the least yellow of the three. And someone on MacRumors posted a photograph at the Apple store and the Apple store unit looked more yellow. But for a lot of people these displays are noticeably yellow on their own.

  • 9,226. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's interesting. Wonder what actually causes the yellow, and if it would get worse in time? I don't think my yellow is too bad, but its definetely there, I needed to analyze it for a bit.

     

    How accurate is the yellow tint test at http://imac.squeaked.com/test.php ? My bars nearly look identical. The bottom one seems slightly darker (maybe) but barely.  I'm still within my 14 day return window so I'm curious to know how badly yellow this is. Since I'm going to school in a few days (where there is no apple store within 100 miles) I don't want to risk getting a worse device with IR or dead pixels. I'd much rather take a slightly yellow tint.

  • 9,227. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    shadow82x wrote:

     

    It's interesting. Wonder what actually causes the yellow, and if it would get worse in time? I don't think my yellow is too bad, but its definetely there, I needed to analyze it for a bit.

     

    How accurate is the yellow tint test at http://imac.squeaked.com/test.php ? My bars nearly look identical. The bottom one seems slightly darker (maybe) but barely.

     

    The test is for uniformity. Most displays are evenly yellow. And most people seem to be OK with an evenly yellow display. I have no idea why; I prefer my whites to be white, not yellow. I don't know what causes the yellow. I don't know why Apple is doing this but clearly they don't care about colour accuracy. Even if someone wants to argue that perhaps the yellow displays are better that doesn't explain why there is a wide variation in the displays with some displays not being yellow at all. I don't think the yellowing gets worse or better over time the way that image retention can get worse or muras can appear. Many people report that the lower left region of the display can be darker yellow than the top. I have that on my current yellowed display but not on my previous two yellow displays and certainly not on my first display which was the most amazing thing I ever saw but I got it replaced because of muras (white spots).

  • 9,228. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To clarify further, my model is mid-2012 15" rMBP, LG panel, can't recall what week, but I received via post approx. new yrs day 2013.

    shadow82x wrote:

    ETA - Something odd I should probably mention is my screen model is different than most of the 2012 models giving issues. Don't know if that has anything to do with anything but thought I'd throw it out there. (LP154WT1-SJE1)

    Yours is very similar to mine: LP154WT1-SJA1

    I used: ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

     

    Cheers.

  • 9,229. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hmmm maybe you should try the black light bleeding test. I do have some bleeding mainly in the bottom left and top left. Again this picture makes it look a lot worse than what it is.

     

    http://i43.tinypic.com/106bnva.jpg

    (says my image is too big to attach here.)

     

     

    Think I should return it? :/ This is how my Samsung monitor was too from mid 2012.

  • 9,230. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    shadow82x wrote:

     

    Hmmm maybe you should try the black light bleeding test. I do have some bleeding mainly in the bottom left and top left. Again this picture makes it look a lot worse than what it is.

     

    http://i43.tinypic.com/106bnva.jpg

    (says my image is too big to attach here.)

     

     

    Think I should return it? :/ This is how my Samsung monitor was too from mid 2012.

     

    Yeah that's how mine is too on black. I don't know if you should return it or not. I would return mine if I could until I got a display that wasn't yellow but I'm past the return period.

  • 9,231. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Upon investigation LP154WT1-SJE1 is the second generation LG screens and LP154WT1-SJA1 is the first generation.

     

    Oh and good to know. The black light bleeding is probably like that on all of them. I even see it on other devices like my TV so I'm not too worried about it.

     

    Since I don't think my yellow tint isn't too bad and it's pretty uniform across the screen I'll probably stick with this one for now. But ill truly decide that after comparing against a normal macbook.

  • 9,232. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    shadow82x wrote:

     

    But ill truly decide that after comparing against a normal macbook.

     

    And you'll send us a picture.

  • 9,233. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Definetely. Maybe I'll get some in comparison to an external monitor too for curiosity.

  • 9,234. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    shadow82x wrote:

     

    Upon investigation LP154WT1-SJE1 is the second generation LG screens and LP154WT1-SJA1 is the first generation.

     

     

    Crap. Source? Then again, newer generation doesn't always = better.

  • 9,235. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    shadow82x Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Honestly just googling the serial number. Your right it might not mean anything. Some people had flawless LG screens the first time around apparently.

     

    Also out of curisosity, you should post a photo of your backlight screen bleed. Seeing if thats uniform with LG and Samsung screens. (Think it more so has to deal with how its assembled.)


    Edit - I'm off to bed guys. It's super late here. Maybe I'll try to steal my brothers DSLR to get some pics up tomorrow. If not it will have to be the iphone sadly.

  • 9,236. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Photos are a bad way to demonstrate anything, especially iPhone photos, if you've got a decent DSLR maybe, but even then. We'll see a difference, but the difference won't be a real representation (unless you're a wiz in PS/similar & can touch-up later).

     

    Having said that, maybe I'll have a crack at posting some shots using my Nokia 1020 (now that the yellow tint issue has supposedly been resolved with the latest update), as I don't have a DSLR any more.

  • 9,237. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    Merch Visoiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    jedlh wrote:

     

    Photos are such a bad way to definitely demonstrate anything, especially iPhone photos. If you've got a decent DSLR maybe, but even then. We will see a difference, but the difference we'll see won't be a real representation.

     

    That's why I always post two displays in the same shot, and I asked shadow82x to post a comparison of two displays so we can see the relative difference. And we use a control; in this situation the control is the assumed good display; the assumed good display is a unit in the Apple store which is the product that Apple advertises to customers, and a unit from 2010 which is what many of us had as a prior machine.

  • 9,238. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Merch Visoiu wrote:

     

    And we use a control; in this situation the control is the assumed good display; the assumed good display is a unit in the Apple store which is the product that Apple advertises to customers,

    That's a very big assumption, they'd have almost as much trouble as us getting "uber perfect panels" for every one of their official stores, it doesn't sound practical/feasible at all. Some stores will be much better than others, but I imagine the majority just wouldn't bother for a audience that doesn't care about such subtleties to anywhere near the degree that we do. The person on the ground will be the best ultimate source of info, so long as we can take their word at it.

  • 9,239. Re: MacBook Pro Retina display burn-in?
    jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh, & if anyone can add anything to my earlier posts it'd be greatly appreciated:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/24511405#24511405

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/24511713#24511713

    Have I missed anything? Any advice? etc. Thank-you.