How Much Screen Bleeding is Acceptable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ducatiti, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2011
    So I received my rMBP today. Luckily, I received a Samsung screen. I will not bother to do the checkerboard image retention test but I did a quick Screen Bleed test via YouTube. I would like to ask you guys if this leak is acceptable and won't be a long term problem?:



    Edit: This is at full brightness. Lowering it by two bars completely removes the faint leak.
  2. GoreVidal macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    Do you always stare at black on your screen? No? Do you use your computer for what it was meant for and not a display piece? Yes? That's an acceptable screen.
  3. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2011
    Thanks for your input. Just wanted to hear opinions from others. Is it possible for the leak to disappear after the SMC update? I ran the video again but I could not find the leak anymore?:


    Is that even possible?
  4. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2011
    Mine's like yours, but slightly better on the hot spot. There's that uneven glowing bleed around the edges. I'm forcing myself to ignore it, and I'm sure eventually I won't notice it. For me it's very visible when I watch movies due to the letterbox format. We shouldn't have to accept it, but I'm trying. :rolleyes:

    That's a hardware problem, I don't think any update would help it..
  5. spdntrxi macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    I have an LG (bummer for me, I guess :rolleyes: )

    anyways.. my screen is pretty uniform .. no bleed or flashlighting in corners @ full brightness..
  6. boto macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2012
    4/5 of the 8 rMBPs I tested that were Samsung displays were replaced for this very reason. Backlight bleeding is absolutely not acceptable for a premium computer. My current machine has a LG display and I couldn't care less, it is perfectly uniformed and the color accuracy is superior than the Samsung's. The only drawback is the slight dimmer display.
  7. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2010
    San Diego
    To be honest, I wouldn't accept it. You paid thousands for this computer. Most likely, you bought it because of the amazing display, correct?

    If you are going to cringe every time you have black on the right side, by all means return it. I would. I might be a little picky, but if you are like me, you would want to return it too.

    You didn't spend thousands to have a defect!
  8. ducatiti thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2011
    Great advice. But this is my 2nd replacement. 1st one I had had some cosmetic damages. 2nd one had a dent on the bottom and a lot more bleeding. Both were the base model.

    So I gave the BTO a shot. This time around it has no scratches, nicks, or dents. I also received one with a Samsung screen. I may have just to keep this one. Don't want to risk getting another defective one or an LG display.

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