glossy poor quality screen

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bob2131, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. bob2131 macrumors 6502a

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    new macbook.
    screen is poor.
    you have to only look at at a certain angle
    to get the best colour.......any other angle, and the
    colours get distorted and untrue and mashed.

    and also when the screen is dark or black, you can see yourself
    reflected in the screen. i dont like that.

    are these TFT screens?

    my windows xp TFT screen is like matte finsih, no reflection....NICE quality.

    i think the macbook pros come in NOT glossy option, and matte.....
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    yes it's TFT (one reason I'm waiting to see what the new ones are like).
    And the mbp comes in either glossy or flat.
     
  3. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    whats the point of glossy?

    why would someone choose a glossy macbook PRO over a matte finish screen ??????
     
  4. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Built macrumors 68020

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    It sounds to me like you need to change your color calibration settings.

    Personally, I think glossy screens make the colors "pop" much more than matte, especially when placed side by side. I have a new HP desktop and also purchased a Dell desktop through my employer. The HP has a 22 inch glossy screen and the Dell had a 24 inch matte screen. When placed side by side, there was no comparison. The glossy screen was so much more vibrant.

    Just my humble opinion, not based on scientific fact. :)
     
  7. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    behind you!
  8. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately, most laptops (including Apple's) use TFT displays which have very limited viewing angles and color shifting when viewed "off-axis". The reason is cost, for the most part, but hopefully better technologies like S-PVA and S-IPS - common in higher-end desktop displays - will drift down as options. I certainly would have paid $100 more for an S-PVA display in my MacBook Pro.

    Colors "pop" more. If you don't need maximum accuracy (and I do not), I find they look nicer.

    See above. :)
     
  9. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    colour calibration? sigh.....that sound really hard and technical.......

    glossy more vibrant?.........reflection is not a good thing.....
    you need to compare at similar brightness levels....

    i dunno......just my screen dont look amazing.....like my PC monitor....tft matte screen......
     
  10. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what is taht?

    are you joking or serious?
     

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