Imac 27" backlight bleed

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  1. Aagaard2703 macrumors member

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    Is this normal on 50% brightness its bot that bad as it looks, i dont look on a black screen all day but watching movie this is frustrating.... I dont see this in any games or on a normal basis but its there.... My question is, is this normal ? :)
     

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  2. arncalars macrumors member

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    It is hard to judge from a picture.
    Have you tried testing the screen with apps designed for the purpose.

    If you set the brightness to auto and take a picture without flash light, I don't think it is much different to mine :)

    If you look for faults and need to see them - you will see them.
     
  3. Aagaard2703 thread starter macrumors member

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    True that my friend, i think its just me... Its a wonderful display though, its something i can accept. I don't think another display will be much different.

    Thanks for the reply Lars :)
     
  4. CCerta112 macrumors newbie

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    Could you take another picture of it from a little further away?
    If it is the normal amount it should be less visible from further away ;)
     
  5. ventuss macrumors 6502

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    You need to see if those are IPS Glow or backlight bleeding. Play a movie trailer and watch it from 7-8 feet to eliminate IPS Glow and better judge backlight bleeding. I bet for bleeding. My iMac has zero backlight bleeding, I couldn't believe when I first test it while watching a movie, as my old iMac was terrible.

    If you are not happy, be aware there are better displays, and worse.
     
  6. Aagaard2703 thread starter macrumors member

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    Here it is a little further away, if i turn the screen a little down its not that bad but... anyway annoying while playing a movie if i'm close to the screen :(
     

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    Another pic when playing a movie :p
     

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  8. Aagaard2703 thread starter macrumors member

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    Another picture close up on the screen, its not that bad with a bit distance from the screen :)
     

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  9. Aagaard2703 thread starter macrumors member

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    Take a look mate :)
     
  10. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    This to me looks fairly typical of an LED screen.

    I have seen some bad ones posted showing extreme bleeding in bands which are usually and easy case for return.

    It's very hard to capture an eye like example with a camera sensor. The noise produced creates casting and the contrast exaggerates the situation.

    I've tried 2 iMac's recently and both had very similar screens to your picture. I have some minor leak from the edges and slight yellow cast at some angles, usual indirect. But only when i whack the brightness up to max.

    Auto brightness has never set it above half way so far. I don't notice bleed or casting at this brightness. In a dark room watching a movie its on 1 bar and not noticeable at all.

    Results may be different if you have a glass office with a lot of light.
     
  11. Aagaard2703 thread starter macrumors member

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    I Think your screen is pretty similar to mine i see that yellow tint at High brightness or at 60-70% on a all black screen, but If i angle my imac abit Down i can't see it anymore # I Can live with it om not looking on a black screen all day. And Thanks for the response ;-)
     
  12. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    That looks pretty normal to me, in terms of the iMac's IPS panel. It's the nature of these displays (at this time, anyway).
     
  13. gCloud macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know if it's normal or not but my 2012 has the same, I think most of them look similar to the pictures you posted.
    You can try exchanging it and try your luck, every 27" I looked at was similar, some are better than others, it's the usual apple product lottery that has become the norm these days.
     
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    both 2012 the one on the right is a replacement due to a disk issue.
     

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  15. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502

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    If you read some of my suggested threads, you will realize that some other customers replaced their 27'' iMac many times till they found a "good" one...that means "poor quality control"!

    ...it's nice to have "APPLE CARE PROTECTION" but as I've said, it's not a "happy game" to replace iMacs just to find a "good" one!

    Besides, there are some bad tempered resellers who don't accept these problems as "defectiveness"...:cool:
     

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