Color calibrating the new LED displays?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Manfr3d, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Manfr3d macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2007
    Howdy all,

    has anyone successfully color calibrated the new LED display
    in their mbp? I'd like to buy one too but no manufactuer (spyder,
    pantone) officialy supports those displays (only TFT/LCD and CRTs).
    Maybe someone with hands on experience can tell me which
    corlorimeter seems to work ok on the new display.
  2. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    The displays are still TFT/LCD, they just use LED's as a backlight source rather than the CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp)

    Think of it this way, they've changed the light bulb behind the display from a fluorescent tube (like you'd see in the ceiling grid) to a bunch of white LED's.

    Everything else is the same, just a different light source behind the substrate. You could hold a candle back there and it would still work, but it would not be lit evenly or be very bright. LED's are bright, last longer, use less energy and are greener (no mercury) than the CCFLs.

    So to answer your question, a calibrator that works on LCD's should work just fine

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