15" MBP 2016 with model A030 display -- a bit too yellow?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by robertfrancis70, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. robertfrancis70 macrumors newbie

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    I've got the 2016 15" with the model A030 display and I like everything about the computer except from the moment I first used it, the screen seemed a bit too yellowish to me. I took it to a local mac dealer and compared it side by side with another 15" which seemed noticeably cooler and bluer in its tint. I didn't check to see what model the display on that one was, unfortunately. (And I've since seen other 2016's, both 15 and 13's, that don't have this yellowish quality to them...) I don't think mine is defective, though; and as it happens, when we cranked up the brightness on the two devices side by side, I was happy to see that mine was a tad brighter...

    I've tried calibrating my display and have come up with a setting that dials down the yellow tint, but I'm wondering if anyone has a calibration method -- aside from the "Expert Mode" in OS X's 'Display Calibrator Assistant' -- that would give me more control over particular colors.

    I'm still seeing a bit too much red and I'd like to tweak the calibration color by color... Or use a profile someone else has created.

    Thanks!
     
  2. CliftonHighgrov macrumors regular

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    I'm currently discussing 2016 MBP display issues here, some of it may be of interest. I'd highly recommend you invest in a colorimeter, though, if you really want to make the best of the display. The free DisplayCAL software alongside the free ArgyllCMS CLI utils can help keep costs down - some colorimeter packages vary in price only because of the bundled software - and are well respected in their field.

    EDIT: if it turns out my display model is comparable, I'll happily share a profile optimised for HD video playback, if that helps, but you'd need to calibrate your display's brightness to match, and the gamma would be ambient light-dependent.
     

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