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View Poll Results: Did you return your Macbook Pro Retina that had IR?
Yes, I returned it until I got one without IR 11 33.33%
No, I'm just settling with it or haven't noticed it or won't bother looking for it. 22 66.67%
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Image Retention Retina Macbook Pro Owners

Did you just settle with having image retention with your LG Retina Macbook Pro or did you return it?
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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Did you just settle with having image retention with your LG Retina Macbook Pro or did you return it?
I've only recently noticed a little in mine and think I will return it sometime this year. Consider the cost, you didn't pay for a substandard product, you paid for the best and you should have that from day one.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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I returned it and bought something else. If they don't resolve their issues then it's best to vote with your wallet.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:44 PM   #4
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Is this still an ongoing problem - is Apple still shipping units with LG panels that are susceptible to IR?

Also, is the IR something that will come out over time or if it's there then you will be able to notice it from day 1?
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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Is this still an ongoing problem - is Apple still shipping units with LG panels that are susceptible to IR?

Also, is the IR something that will come out over time or if it's there then you will be able to notice it from day 1?
a large amount of LG screens still have this issue from different posts that I have seen.

You won't always be able to see it under normal usage for the first few weeks, but many have also reported that the IR has popped up after a while. Therefor many run these stress tests to make sure their panel don't suffer from IR. Though even that isn't a 100% reassurance that the screen won't show some effects of it after a while. The safest bet is to get a Sammy screen imo.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:23 PM   #6
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I voted yes, though in fact I returned once, got a second LG with serious image retention during normal use, and then had to live with that for a couple months until I could be without it for a few days, then had the screen replaced. The new Samsung panel I got is lovely.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 10:39 PM   #7
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Is this still an ongoing problem - is Apple still shipping units with LG panels that are susceptible to IR?

Also, is the IR something that will come out over time or if it's there then you will be able to notice it from day 1?
My guess is that they are still using LG as a supplier. In case you haven't heard, Samsung and Apple don't have the best corporate relationship out there. Hopefully these are just "growing pains" for LG and they will sort out their issues.

Some people have reported that IR can show up over time.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:03 PM   #8
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nothing wrong with mine and its even a LG display
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:15 AM   #9
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nothing wrong with mine and its even a LG display
Did you buy your rMBP recently?

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The safest bet is to get a Sammy screen imo.
Agreed, but how can you guarantee one without playing the "receive and replace" game in case you get an LG panel in Apple's screen lottery?

What happened to Sharp btw, weren't they supposed to become 'best friends' with Apple and supply them with everything from iPad screens to reports of Apple's own TV sets?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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Just got this a week a go so yes its a newer version

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:24 PM   #11
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A new version of the LG panel?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:40 PM   #12
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nothing wrong with mine and its even a LG display
Have you done the test yet? Lol
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:10 PM   #13
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tested it out no IR at all colors are all good NP's
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:16 PM   #14
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how to tell?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:18 PM   #15
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Just curious and a possible hypotheses, but if these things can come out over time then wouldn't Apple be fitting Samsung panels in Macbooks ordered with the 3yr Apple Care plan?

Has anyone ordered one recently with the optional plan and received an LG panel?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:41 PM   #16
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tested it out no IR at all colors are all good NP's
Some LG screens are known to start showing IR after a few weeks to a few months!!! Keep an eye on that thing!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:49 PM   #17
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This poll seems to relate only to rMBP's with IR issues, is that right?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:24 PM   #18
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Some LG screens are known to start showing IR after a few weeks to a few months!!! Keep an eye on that thing!
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IR only started to show on my old LG panel after almost 6 months of usage. Sent it for repair ASAP and got it back 20 days after with a Sammy screen. No issues so far.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:28 PM   #19
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Six months so then how do we know that a Samsung wont do the same in six months ?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:33 PM   #20
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Six months so then how do we know that a Samsung wont do the same in six months ?
I've been using mine since late July and so far so good
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Six months so then how do we know that a Samsung wont do the same in six months ?
I did the checkerboard test like 2 months after buying it and got nothing. Never noticed IR before the 6th month but I can't guarantee it wasn't there. I noticed it because I decided to change the wallpaper after being surfing the net for some time. When I chose a grey-ish wallpaper, I could read what was on Chrome's address bar. But Chrome was minimized, if you know what I mean
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:40 AM   #22
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Just over a year ago when I was purchasing a Macbook Air for my lady I remember that there was a lot of commotion about two issues: 1) the panel (LG/Samsung) -and- 2) the SSD drive (Toshiba/Samsung)

Apparently the ideal solution was to get the Samsung panel and the Samsung SSD. So if all parts had an equal chance of being used, the chances of getting a Sammy in both areas was 25%. Luckily that's what I got.

What's the case with the SSDs in current Macbook Pro (retina) machines? Are we also playing the lottery game here in addition to the panel or is the SSD no longer an issue?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:38 PM   #23
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I'm still debating to bring mine in.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:12 PM   #24
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Does the IR issues ONLY show up in grey areas, or do you start noticing them in other areas/colors?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:43 PM   #25
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i bought one yesterday with LG panel, and I let it with the image retention test for half an hour without any retention.
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