Backlight Bleeding unusually high on MBP LG Display?

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  1. mandoman macrumors 6502

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  2. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Hmm looks pretty odd to me. Mine definitely doesn't do that.

    Do you notice it when using the computer, or only on a perfectly black screen?

    Keep us posted!
     
  3. mandoman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I notice this most on the default blue background. It is really noticeable
    with the black background (pixel check black = all pixels on).

    Most noticeable under dim lighting.
     
  4. dap1215 macrumors regular

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    If you look in this post ( http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=353984 )scroll down a bit to the pictures you will see my MBP has a bit of a light band at the bottom too.. I didnt take these pictures on dark cuz I was trying to picture the dark area on the right of my screen.. I was at the apple store and they said the light band I have is within apple specs.. Its not as bad as the one you have pictured.. So I would say yours is not normal, or in to apple spec like mine is.. Hpe this helps..
     
  5. mandoman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I may take mine in and see what a genius has to say and look
    at the floor models. Don't think I dare swap this though, I'd hate
    to get an even worse yellow samsung screen and can't handle
    any downtime.

    In the meantime, I've switched to a different background and turned
    down the brightness (it does not need to be cranked!) which helps
    alot. The only thing I see this being an issue with is watching letterboxed
    movies with the black top and bottom bars.

    Otherwise, I'm loving my Macbook Not-So-Pro very much!

    Keep those comments. Thanks!
     
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  9. mandoman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the clarification in nomenclature. This helped me on
    my search terms to find that some others have the same issue.
    One thread indicated it 'might' fade over time with some hot/cold cycles,
    but I'm not convinced of that.

    Real question is, do most or all LG displays have this backlight bleed
    and will it fade over time? Should I live with it or have it
    looked at?

    I have edited the title to be more clear.

    Thanks!
     
  10. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Sigh.


    Apple ought to add one more button to their shopping cart...
     

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    lol...okay, that has my vote for post of the day. :)
     
  12. mandoman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn, that's funny!

    Apple has had pretty craptastic displays ever since the powerbook 'hi-res'.
    I remember having to return my hi-res PB
    because of horizontal lines. Than there was uneven backlighting
    on pretty much all of the cfl MBPs. Now these sub-par LED screens...
    Oh, and who can forget the 'white spot' powerbooks
    way back when.

    Apple really needs to work on their display technology.
    Hopefully when Leopard goes resolution independent
    and LED tech is more mature Apple can use more standard
    displays and fall in with better display vendors.

    Oh well, still love my Macbook Not-So-Pro.
     
  13. queshy macrumors 68040

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    hahahaha post of the week forsure.
    they should add another option that just says "surprise me!"
     
  14. theman macrumors 6502a

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    nah, "surprise me!" is the default configuration. not an option.
     
  15. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Tee hee! :D (Thanks!)

    It just amazing the terrible luck Apple is having with its vendors. LG's screens are chromatically correct but ooze like teenage zits on prom night and Samsung's screens have a nice complexion but it's pancreas and liver are shot.

    Its one or the other! Poor bastards.
     
  16. Cookiemonster macrumors regular

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    hahahahahah that was hilarious, I completely agree with you!
     
  17. majordude macrumors 68020

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    What dat? :confused:
     
  18. mandoman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Resolution independence in the OS means you can change
    the overall screen resolution indepedent of the display
    resolution. I don't think apple goes to really high resolution
    laptop displays like other vendors because everything (text, icons,
    etc), would be too small. But with leopard, you will be able
    to adjust the overall resolution up or down to suit your taste.

    That means this will open up the possibility to have really
    high resolution displays and give apple more options.
     
  19. majordude macrumors 68020

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    But don't all LCD/LED screens have a "native" mode where one resolution is much clearer than another? Is this feature supposed to overcome that?
     
  20. mandoman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, this will allow you to change resolution (size of fonts, text, windows, everything) while the display is set native.
     
  21. majordude macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if it will be as sharp at all (not native) modes.
     
  22. queshy macrumors 68040

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    ROFL true true...where is my common sense?
     
  23. mandoman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had a genius look at my display. First response 'I've never heard
    of that' before. Second response - 'within tolerance, not much we can do'.
    Third response 'I see what you are talking about, call apple and
    have them DOA it for a new one'. I had him document the issue and give
    me a case #, I'm going to call apple tomorrow.

    Tough one, but guess I'm sending this back. Two early model 15" in the
    store, one glossy, the other matte, were both LG's and did NOT have
    backlight bleeding.

    Question - anyone with a recent LG display NOT have backlight bleed?

    Do I feel lucky?
     
  24. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Here's a clue... it's the STORE. They WANT you to buy Apple computers! Do you really think there was a memo recommending that they display the seconds or consumer returns? :rolleyes:

    They might have opened 34 boxes before they found those two units. I feel their pain.
     
  25. mandoman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So are you saying if I try and get a new one, I'll likely get the same
    bleed LG (or worse piss yellow samsung)?

    Tough one. It's like sometimes I really don't notice and have to look for the bleed, and other times it smacks me right in the face. Makes me wonder if maybe it really will fade over time? Wishful thinking.
     

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