How does one do a color banding test on their MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by puddle27, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. puddle27 macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2006
    And what is one looking for in the test? I asked before but no one answered:(
  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    Look up LCD test on and try and find version 1.1. It can help you check for color banding. Be warned though, if you don't experience any problems now, you shouldn't be looking for them.

    Also this thread is pretty thorough :
  3. puddle27 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2006
    thanks...did it. but i still don't know what i am looking for. i see very faint lines in the gradient test. is that bad banding? or is some expected? but most importantly, is that what i am looking for?
  4. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    You are just a "Macrumors newbie" looking for a problem.

    Pretty much most machines are affected, if you are not troubled by it you should just let it be. If you don't even know what to look for why fuss over it?
  5. puddle27 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2006
    just learning and looking into things. i'm not even keeping this one due to uneven backlighting (remember, you asked me about it on another thread). but now i am seeing how far the bad screen goes. i played a movie in imovie and saw some lines in some graphics. wondering if that is just part of the image or poor display.

    Are "Macrumors newbies" not allowed to know about color banding? it's just a simple question and i don't see why newbies are not allowed to know.
  6. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    Pay the $25 and they'll tell you. :D Not that I've paid... yet!

    But seriously, I think the other poster just meant that if you don't see the problem, why go looking for it?
  7. puddle27 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2006
    wow, no one answered my question. so basically everyone here is a smug *******, who looks down at those who are 'new' to macs, or in this case, color banding. "NO!! You are not allowed to know! We are better than you!!"

    This place is full of Mac-Nazi's

    I just do not understand :confused: :confused: :confused:

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