Display Profiles for new 2010 MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RobNor, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. RobNor macrumors regular

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    Has anyone got any good ones?

    The default settings seem a bit too 'yellow' for me
     
  2. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Everyone might got different LED display... So there is no "BEST" profile ;)
     
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Let's find out what/how many displays are used then. I've got a 9CF2 in my 11".
     
  4. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    You should remind people (in your first post) how to find the display profile. I, for one, forgot.
     
  5. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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    Look in System Preferences, Display - Color. Open the default profile, scroll down to bottom and look at make/model info.

    I have a 9CDF on 13.3" MBA, manufacturer 0610.

    Doing the ioreg shows LP133WP1-TPA1.

    Looking for profiles if anyone has a calibration tool and has built one.
     
  6. RobNor thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    So we're already looking at 3 different displays? Yipes
     
  8. snorkelman macrumors 6502a

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    not that uncommon to be honest especially with two screen sizes to deal with

    I wouldn't be surprised if we ended up with two or three different ones for each display size

    the LP one looks like an LG part number (they've got other panels out there that follow similar naming convention), the LTH one isn't ringing any bells
     
  9. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I have a 9CF0 also. What ioreg options are people using?
     
  10. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    9CF0 as well (13.3"). My current impression of the screen is that it's great, however colors seem a little dull, and the display appears a tad less crisp/more washed out than the one on my 17" MBP (I know the PPI is a little lower as well...).
     
  11. RobNor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Manufacturer of mine is 0610 so this is LG as well?
     
  12. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    I suggest people state the MBA model (13.3 versus 11.6 inch) each time they state a display profile. It is to be expected that the two models have different displays...

    Also, I'd like to hear how people like their displays, i.e. give some description.
     
  13. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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    The 13" 9CDF definitely looks a lot nicer than my current 15" MBP... really bright at max, excellent contrast, really nice deep blacks.

    I'm amazed how losing the glass cover removes reflections - the screen is glossy yet it almost feels like a matte screen minus the fuzziness I don't like on the Apple matte displays. Not totally reflection-proof, but quite a difference.
     
  14. catdog02481 macrumors regular

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    Here with the same problem, I agree with you completely.
    It's bright, but somehow colors are not punchy, and a little washed out, not crisp. Funny went to Apple store and two other 13.3" models also had the same display 9CF0 which looked fine.... at least in that setting.
    A little disappointed...
     
  15. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Hey you two, I wonder if we're on to something here (catdog has similar sub-perfect impression as I do, neteng says it's BETTER than 15" MBP)!

    Now the question is, how can we test it?

    One way is to expand on the subjective evidence by having more people with both displays (9CF0 versus 9CDF) post here. An objective way would be for one of us to bring our MBA's to an Apple store and see if they have the other model display in stock, then take a comparison photo of both displays in the same exposure and both displays set to same calibration profile as well as brightness. Optimally this would be a zoom-in focusing on small parts of the pictures so they show contrast and pixel-bleeding well. As test image the NYT title page might be good as it has various size fonts as well as images. Or other test images better?

    neteng, I have a question: are you referring to the high or low resolution 15" MBP?

    I hope to figure this out within the next week or so so I can exchange my Air in case the 9CDF display is significantly more contrast-rich and crisp.
     
  16. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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    Low-res 9C84 - late '08 unibody.
     
  17. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    My 11" 9CF2 is very bright - much brighter than my 13" MacBook Pro. Colors and viewing angle are very good, though I think it's calibrated a little bit lighter than I would like. Going to try to find my Spyder @ work and calibrate.
     
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  19. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Brightness...good point. The brightness of my 9CF0 13.3" display is not very strong.
     
  20. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

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    I have decided I really like this one. Gives me deep blacks and colors seem very true at least on my screen. Try it out. Make sure you change the file extension to .icc before using it.
     

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  21. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    11.6" or 13.3"? They have different displays FYI.
     
  22. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    11.6" or 13.3"? They have different displays FYI. Also, please specify the 4-digit display code.
     
  23. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

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    I have the 13.3" Base MBA. I couldn't find the display info in my System Profiler. Here is what it says:

    Displays:
    Color LCD:
    Resolution: 1440 x 900
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Built-In: Yes
    Connection Type: DisplayPort
    Display Connector:
    Status: No Display Connected
     
  24. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Directions were posted above by neteng: "Look in System Preferences, Display - Color. Open the default profile, scroll down to bottom and look at make/model info."
     
  25. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

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    Ok thanks. Mine is a 9CFO as well. The profile I'm using takes away the dull look without colors looking over saturated. And whites are very white, blacks very black.
     

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