Any 20" owners with a good screen?

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  1. casjohnr macrumors regular

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    I thought I would create a thread for 20" owners to go with the 24" one.

    Mainly because I sold my new iMac as I needed the funds back for something urgent, and now I have the chance to buy again with my 'free' iPod. But I did notice the colour shift really well in Meadowhall Apple Store as they had a 20" and 24" side by side (I didn't really check the 24" for its own defects as there were kids playing around on it and I wasn't there to purchase a 24" at the time).

    Been out around 2-3 months so maybe a few manufacturing changes by now.
     
  2. trot macrumors newbie

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    I have had my 20" 2.4 about a week now. I was very anxious before getting it because of the screen gradient issue.

    Out of the box, the screen is washed out. I calibrated with a Spyder colorimeter.

    There is a slight varient in brightness from top to bottom, but I must say it did caibrate very nicely.

    I have a Samsung 244T hooked up as a second monitor (which is a fabulous monitor for photo editing)

    Side by side, both are calibrated, and there isn't a huge difference between the two in terms of tonality, contrast etc.
     
  3. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Ho Hum, another thread about having an iMac with a good screen? :rolleyes:
    Does it really matter if some of the posters tell you if they got a good screen? It doesn't mean you will get a good one. The TN Panel is suppose to have a color shift. If you like it great, if not buy something else otherwise these threads on this matter are getting to be snore. Besides most of the posters will misunderstand the thread and post that they have a bad screen and not a good one.
     
  4. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

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    Au contraire, iHLdan! My 20" ALU iMac had an ultra-fantabulous double-plus-magnificent display -- as you can plainly see from the photos below. I really, really hated to return it, but the light gray symbols on the remote control buttons clashed badly with my office decor.

    ...a thing of beauty is a joy forever,

    LK


    Color profiles, in order: iMac, Adobe RGB (1998), CustomCalib #1, CustomCalib #2.
     

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  5. jonswan macrumors regular

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    My 20 inch screen is perfect in every way. Honest. iWeb '08 on the other hand is a total pile of crap that does not seem to recognise '06.
     
  6. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Leon, please, please, please tell me that I am misunderstanding what you just wrote. Am I correct in understanding that the color scheme on the buttons of the Apple remote were so out of place with your office that you returned the entire iMac? Huh? Please explain because that doesn't make sense.
     
  7. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    No, look at the images below his comment...

    Loen returned it for that reason... I see it on my new screen as well, not as extreme as his but it's still noticeable even after I calibrated.
     
  8. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Well then that goes again what I posted earlier, the OP wants to know of anyone with a good 20" screen and people keep posting their bad screen experiences.
     
  9. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

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    But of course! They were an affront to my delicate replicant sensibilities.

    LK
     
  10. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

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    Although it seems to have escaped your ultra-perceptive notice, that small inverted fishhook-shaped thingy at the end of this thread's subject-line is conventionally interpreted as an invitation to respond in either the affirmative or the negative.

    ...which part of "?" didn't you understand?

    LK
     
  11. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Well, your sarcasm isn't really needed as I wasn't trying to be rude to you but based on your response good luck with your iMac. Mine is perfect so I could now care less about yours. :p
     
  12. steve5424 macrumors member

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    Got my 20" yesterday and as far as I can see the screen is perfectly fine.
     
  13. Jake91 macrumors member

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    My screen is perfect, have had it for about a year now.
     
  14. ~David macrumors regular

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    I think They're talking about the new iMacs :p

    Just curious to know, cause I can't seem to find a straight answer, are you guys saying there are some iMacs shipping with the lower quality (TN) displays and some that aren't, or are they all shipping with the TN display and only some are noticing the lack of quality?

    I'm getting an iMac soon and I don't want a crappy panel.
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Funny thing is, when you look at the screen from the top -- the screen is putting out a consistent color/brightness.

    The viewing angles just sucks, and the problem tend to occur at the normal viewing position -- which really sucks.

    Something that was really annoying until I found an OK seating position and screen angle -- making it tolerable.
     
  16. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    My understanding is that the 20" iMacs are all shipping with TN panels, whereas the 24" iMacs are shipping with S-IPS panel (I think), or maybe S-PVA panels instead.
     
  17. docprego macrumors 65816

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    While true this is not why people are complaining. The issue is the ridiculous variation in the screen color/brightness from the top to the bottom of the screen. Everyone knows now that the 20" uses a TN panel which provides lousy viewing angles. But this is NOT the reason the display is inconsistent from the top to the bottom, that is due to poor quality control.
     

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