iMac 5K 2015 Display uniformity and yellow tint?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Lucagfc, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Lucagfc macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I tried to buy an iMac 27" back in 2011 but, after many replacement I decided to have my money back because I don' t like the yellow tint and in general bad display backlit uniformity. Now I really want to buy a 5K iMac but I' m scared to begin, another time, a series of replacement to have a good display. The problem is still there or with the 5K display unit the problem is gone? thanks!
     
  2. xgman macrumors 601

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  3. Lucagfc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The problem is that if the monitor is not uniform you simply can' t calibrate it because different area of the screen has different "tint". I' m not on the market for a professional monitor and I don' t need calibration. The problem is that I don't want to pay 3000 $ for a computer with a bad uniform monitor. What I want to know from the owners is if this 2015 5K iMac can have this kind of problem. Thanks
     
  4. RDoe macrumors member

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    I've had bad (three times) experiences with imac in 2013/2014 models. All sent back due to huge screen uniformity issues. Now I could not restist and order a 2015 imac. Got it yesterday and guess what, lower right quadrant in a gird of 3x3 boxes is almost 400K off the rest. Resulting in a blueish tint in that area.
    I had a totally killer LG widescreen with I sold to fund this imac, but i'm sorry i did now.
    Im done with imac ... I totally hate/love apple. Im now forced with a mac pro.....
     
  5. Lucagfc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I' ve an 5K iMac now and I' m satisfied with his screen. I only use my eyes to measure it but i will keep my computer and I' m satisfied with it
     
  6. Strider64 macrumors regular

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    I worked as a color matcher for a paint manufacturer for close to 20 years. People see color and lightness different, while some doesn't notice the littlest change others see it as a big problem. I had an Apple monitor that I used with my PCs a while back that supposedly had the "yellow tint" problem, I never noticed it (maybe never bothered me). However, someone once used my monitor and said "Man, that monitor has a yellow tint". The thing is you really really had to look at it to notice it (Well at least I had to). An before anyone says I don't know color, I passed the color test (forget the test name) with a perfect score. Even this 27" 5k iMac I can notice a little difference if I look from one end of the screen to the other side. Though I chalk it up as there is no window on one end and there is a window on the other end, lightness does play a role in color and lightness/darkness. I remember once going over to a friend's house, parked my new truck in the street, another friend comes walking up and says "Nice, blue truck you have there". I look at him strangely and said it was black, but when I looked out the window it did look blue. The sun was going down, so the horizontal light a played factor in making the truck look blue instead of black.
    All I can say is the resolution of this 5k iMac is just stunning and I'm very happy that I bought it.
     

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