Are ALL new SR Macbook screens washed out?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by herbiehancock00, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. herbiehancock00 macrumors member

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    I just got my new SR Macbook and the screen sucks compared to what I saw at the store. I'm not sure whether the model at the store is non-SR or not. My question is, are all SR Macbook screens washed out or did I get a lemon?
     
  2. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

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    I'm gonna hope that not all have screen issues but most do

    It's easy to fix though

    1) Download a profile (I use one called David's Profile)
    2) Go to Universal Access and turn contrast up by 2 clicks
     
  3. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Where do you find David's Profile?
     
  4. Ilovemygeek macrumors regular

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    I calibrated mine and it looks great. My husband has a non Santa Rosa and ours looks about the same. Mine is a touch brighter though.
     
  5. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

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    Search through the Macbook forums for a topic about screen calibration and you should find it inside
     
  6. SrMasterSell macrumors newbie

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    Wow, I am so glad this thread came out...

    I just thought the washed out look was normal for the MacBooks.

    Now I adjusted the contrast one half of the first line (I did Control+Option+Command+ the period key three times)

    It looks TERRIFIC now!

    Thanks!

    :)
     
  7. everlast77 macrumors regular

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    Anyone else have a good colorprofile that you will share ?

    //Everlast
     
  8. jeff3221 macrumors regular

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    I have never touched (calibrated it) my screen and it is perfect.
     
  9. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I calibrated Mine. Now it looks a lot better.
     
  10. everlast77 macrumors regular

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    Can you share your colorprofile ?
     
  11. balwx macrumors regular

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    i just downloaded davids color profile & placed it in my library/colorsync/profiles/displays folder. I have verified it is there. When I to go displays>color I can older see the default display color lcd but not David's any ideas?
    thanks
     
  12. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    It might be like this...
    [1]
    Make sure it looks like this...
    [2]
     

    Attached Files:

  13. balwx macrumors regular

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    thanks for the quick reply.


    in the first picture, my display profile says 'Color LCD'. It seems that the profile I downloaded is not displayed in this window. In my 'displays' folder, both icc files are listed though.:(
     
  14. balwx macrumors regular

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    Thanks quillz. The profile is listed as 'looks good' or something similar when I expand the setting as you described in picture 2. Thanks again. I can already detect the difference.:)
     
  15. herbiehancock00 thread starter macrumors member

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    I calibrated the screen using Supercal and it looks much better now. Although it does look a little skewed towards the blue side, but contrast improved quite a bit.
     
  16. everlast77 macrumors regular

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    Can you post your calibrated profiles, so that I can try and see how it looks

    //Everlast
     
  17. queshy macrumors 68040

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    I haven't seen the new SR macbook screens yet so I can't really comment. How can they be worse than the old ones?
     
  18. splashtech macrumors regular

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    What's wrong with the old ones? I have a just-pre-SR black macbook and the only issue I have with it is a pretty awful up/down viewing angle. But this is something I've found with all laptops, so I dont have a problem with it.
     
  19. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I calibrated a few hours ago and this is what i came up with

    Enjoy
     

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  20. everlast77 macrumors regular

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    This profile is the best one for me, my macbook screen is perfect now.


    //Everlast
     
  21. doteyes9 macrumors member

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    Who exactly is the manufacturer of the new SR MacBook screens?
     
  22. Built macrumors 68020

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    Got my new MB on the 20th. Beautiful. Up-adjusted the contrast and it looks great. Maybe I am not that picky...yet, but I sure do appreciate all of you being so helpful on here.

    I will bookmark the zip file with the color profile for use later.

    Thanks everybody!
     

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