Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Pro

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 2, 2012, 10:23 AM   #1
UrbanDweller
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Test for rMBP screen manufacturer

I'm trying to find out if people are happy with their retina display screens and who the manufacturer of the screen is:

So if you can run the following command in terminal it will tell you who the manufacturer is:
ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

Following is an interpretation of the string that is returned telling you who the manufacturer is.
LPXXXX = LG
LSNXXXX = Samsung

Please post the manufacturer and if you are having any problems or are happy with your display.

Thanks
UrbanDweller is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 10:25 AM   #2
StuMcBill
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanDweller View Post
I'm trying to find out if people are happy with their retina display screens and who the manufacturer of the screen is:

So if you can run the following command in terminal it will tell you who the manufacturer is:
ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

Following is an interpretation of the string that is returned telling you who the manufacturer is.
LPXXXX = LG
LSNXXXX = Samsung

Please post the manufacturer and if you are having any problems or are happy with your display.

Thanks
Samsung LSN here - very happy with my screen!
__________________
Retina MacBook Pro / 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 / 8Gb RAM / 256Gb SSD
StuMcBill is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 10:36 AM   #3
gentlefury
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
I have samsung and its about the most amazing thing I've ever owned!

I am a big fan of samsung products...so I'm glad I won that lottery! I also have the samsung ssd so im happy
gentlefury is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 10:46 AM   #4
kimovski
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Macau
Just receive my 2.3/16 comes with samsung, the screen is simply amazing!
__________________
rMBP2.3/16/256, iPhone 5S 32GB SG, iPad Mini retina 16GB wifi SG
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III
kimovski is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 10:47 AM   #5
Vyruss
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
I also have a Samsung! I have no image retention or tinting issues!
Vyruss is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 10:51 AM   #6
gentlefury
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Why does apple still do business with LG? Every product they release the samsung panel is worlds better.
gentlefury is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 10:55 AM   #7
terraphantm
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
LG here. No issues to report.
terraphantm is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 10:57 AM   #8
stevelam
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
lg panel. no problems here!
stevelam is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 11:20 AM   #9
jterp7
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
of course my OB would be a LG screen lol.

edit: no issues
__________________
27" Thunderbolt display
2012 rMBP base
2011 13" MBA base
iPhone 5S

Last edited by jterp7; Aug 2, 2012 at 11:32 AM.
jterp7 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 11:27 AM   #10
EatMyApple
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Samsung with no issues.
__________________
iPhone 5 64GB Retina MacBook Pro iPad 64GB Wi-Fi + LTE Time Capsule 3TB Apple TV iPod Classic 120GB
EatMyApple is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 11:31 AM   #11
Queen6
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Behind the Great FireWall and happier for it
Quote:
Originally Posted by gentlefury View Post
Why does apple still do business with LG? Every product they release the samsung panel is worlds better.
Due to it being largely rumor and nonsense, if a venders components were consistently sub standard, they would be instructed to fix it, or be replaced...

Last edited by Queen6; Aug 3, 2012 at 06:30 AM.
Queen6 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 11:33 AM   #12
Pipper99
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fort Worth, TX
LG and have minor ghosting.
Pipper99 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 11:33 AM   #13
ColoArtist
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Denver, CO
Samsung. No problemo.

ColoArtist is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 11:49 AM   #14
Queen6
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Behind the Great FireWall and happier for it
Quote:
Originally Posted by gentlefury View Post
I have samsung and its about the most amazing thing I've ever owned!

I am a big fan of samsung products...so I'm glad I won that lottery! I also have the samsung ssd so im happy

When the Late 2011 Air was launched there was literally a frenzy over the display, due to there being two venders LG Phillips & Samsung. Some even were even posting here on MacRumors how they could return their new Air with an LG display, before the machine had even arrived. Ironically when AnandTech reviewed the display`s they recommended the LG by a hair surprise, surprise the hysteria evaporated instantly. If by any means LG display`s are inferior to Samsung`s Apple would never use them in the first place.

As a community dont allow baseless posts to sway your decisions on returning perfectly good systems in the hope of some visual nirvana. If your display has issue Apple will fix it or replace the machine, however if you are in false hope of receiving a superior display by getting a system with a differing vender, you are only wasting your time and many others and risk actually receiving a defective machine.

As the individual you must filter the content of the internet very carefully, everyone is a "Pro", everyone is the "expert", for the most part they are not, some are well informed, the majority are not. If you need help to make a significant purchase, or qualification on hardware, wait for a recognised source, not the kid with 10 minutes hands on in Best Buy
Queen6 is offline   12 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 11:49 AM   #15
gentlefury
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Queen6 View Post
Due to it being largely rumor and nonsense, if a venders components were consistently sub standard, they would be instructed to fix it of be replaced...
there have always been complaints about random LG panels on apple products, pretty consistantly.
gentlefury is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 11:57 AM   #16
King Shady
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Princeton, NJ
Samsung, beautiful just like my S3
King Shady is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 12:04 PM   #17
Inver
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Samsung. No issues.
Inver is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 12:08 PM   #18
iRyu
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2010
LG in my high end model. No issue
__________________
18. Car Enthusiast. Apple Lover. Branded Lover.
#swag
R35 GTR Black;MBPR 15;iPhone 4s White/Gucci Sleeve.
iRyu is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 12:18 PM   #19
simpleblob
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Smile

Samsung. No issue. Ordered End of June.
simpleblob is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 12:29 PM   #20
Queen6
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Behind the Great FireWall and happier for it
Quote:
Originally Posted by gentlefury View Post
there have always been complaints about random LG panels on apple products, pretty consistantly.
As there have been for Samsung, solely conjecture...
Queen6 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 12:32 PM   #21
UrbanDweller
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pipper99 View Post
LG and have minor ghosting.
I'm getting minor ghosting on my LG screen too. Are you considering replacing the unit?
UrbanDweller is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 12:59 PM   #22
AZREOSpecialist
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Samsung screen, no ghosting or backlight bleed noticed.
__________________
2009 Mac Pro Quad Xeon W3580 @ 3.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB RAID 5/RocketRAID 4320, Corsair P256 SSD Boot Drive, EVGA GTX-285
2012 MacBook Pro Retina 2.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
AZREOSpecialist is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 01:08 PM   #23
appletechpro
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by jterp7 View Post
of course my OB would be a LG screen lol.

edit: no issues
Just out of curiosity... Did you notice a relative yellow tint on your rMBP when next to your TB display with both using their default color profiles? Did you have to make any color adjustments in order to use both in tandem?

Please see:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...7#post15379437
appletechpro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 01:08 PM   #24
daleski75
macrumors 65816
 
daleski75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northampton, UK
Samsung screen with 1 dead pixel here.
__________________
rMBP 2.3 16gb 256Gb SSD
13.3" Macbook Air 4Gb 128Gb SSD
New iPad 16gb 3G, iPhone 4S 16Gb
Apple TV 2, Apple TV 3
daleski75 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 2012, 01:09 PM   #25
Macloven
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
LG, no issues that I've noticed, not that I'm hyper-analyzing looking for issues. Looks great.
__________________
15" rmbp 512mb, 16gig, xp pro sp3 and win7 pro VMWare 4.
15" rmbp 512mb, 16gig My son's
13" Macbook Pro 2.26. My daughter's.
13" Macbook Pro 2.4. My wife's.
Macloven is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Pro

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New rMBP 13" - canīt display screen manufacturer bravenewmac MacBook Pro 2 Dec 20, 2013 06:33 AM
How do you check for screen manufacturer for 13" RMBP? cramazing MacBook Pro 19 Nov 14, 2013 12:46 PM
How do I check for the screen manufacturer on the new RMBP? FrozenDarkness MacBook Pro 4 Oct 25, 2013 07:03 PM
Is it possible to know the name of screen manufacturer of rMBP by the serial number? dtelena MacBook Pro 3 Feb 1, 2013 04:53 PM
13 rMBP and display manufacturer TheRealDamager MacBook Pro 1 Nov 1, 2012 05:10 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:56 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC