Do all LG screens suffer from IR?

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  1. KimHansenDK, Aug 8, 2014
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    KimHansenDK macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    With LG screens?
     
  6. Rbk23 macrumors regular

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    No but the 7 I have exchanged all had uniformity issues.
     
  7. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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 (http://www.marco.org/rmbp-irtest.html) 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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