Do all LG screens suffer from IR?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KimHansenDK, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. KimHansenDK, Aug 8, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014

    KimHansenDK macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2011
    I was just wondering if all LG screens in the late 2013/mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pros suffer from IR?

    And those of you with the 13-inch rmbp (2.4/2.6 8GB) what screen do you have?
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    IR happens to any LCD display that has a certain static image on it for too long (hours).

    Thing is, it's not permanent, it just takes a certain amount of time (that is a function of how long it was displayed in the first place) for it to fade away.

    That said, I've deployed 20+ rMBPs in the last two months, haven't seen one issue and they're all the 2013 models.
  3. KimHansenDK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2011
    Okay, sound good.

    I am about to get a new rMBP (13-inch 2.4/2.6GHz 8GB), but wouldn't be able to live with the IR issues. I had the first 15-inch rMBP and it suffered from severe IR - and when you work in Photoshop a lot (with the grey background) you notice the IR all the time.

    So I would only buy/keep the new rMBP if I am sure that it does not suffer from this IR issues. But maybe the LG screen in the new models (2013/2014) are better than the first models?
  4. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    i don't see any image retention on my 13". now my 15" at work...
  5. KimHansenDK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2011
    With LG screens?
  6. Rbk23 macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2014
    No but the 7 I have exchanged all had uniformity issues.
  7. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    IR was more of an issue on the 2012 models, it is less likely that the issue persists in the newer models.
  8. KimHansenDK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2011
    So if I got a great deal for a rMBP 15" base model with LG screen, Samsung SSD and no stuck/dead pixels I should just say yes?

    I had the guy run the retention test ( and it showed no signs of burn-in.

    Does that mean that the screen will not be affected by burn-in/retention or could it be a problem later on?

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