iMac 2012 - getting used to screen?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bunger, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. bunger macrumors 6502

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    My super sweet 27" iMac arrived yesterday and it is replacing my mid-2007 24" iMac. I have it setup and rolling, but have noticed the display is significantly different from the previous model. Specifically, the whites appear to be very bright and harsh ( almost florescent in nature ). I have tried to bring down brightness and run calibration and can't seem to make it less "harsh."

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    tia,
    Bill
     
  2. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    I have a 2008 24" iMac and the new 27" iMac, the screen on the new one is just as good, its actually better as it has far less glare. I run it at just over 50% brightness and it looks great. Turning down the brightness will kill any of the harshness you may have.
     
  3. bunger thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did you calibrate it at all, or just crank down the brightness?
     
  4. Lambros macrumors regular

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    I didn't calibrate myself. I see what you mean, it is a little blinding, especially on a page with majority white. I personally just turn down the brightness if it becomes an issue.
     
  5. torana355 macrumors 68020

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    I run it at around 50% brightness and don't have any issues with harshness. Just because it can go to 100% brightness does not mean you should have it that high.
     
  6. Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    f.lux helps with "harshness". I use it on my MacBook Pro and my MacBook Air. F.lux might look a bit weird at first, but used with care it makes a huge difference for me.
     
  7. leerichards1 macrumors regular

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    Never heard of this software, thanks for the tip. Will check it out.
     
  8. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Just calibrate it to be a bit warmer :)
     
  9. Cidtek macrumors newbie

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    Is there any possibility you may be forming cataracts in your eyes? Bright white screens are hard to look at when this happens.
     

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