Is it me , or is the 09C81 panel Excellent?

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  1. zepharus macrumors 6502a

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    I just received my replacement MBP 2.4 Glossy base Penryn. It has the 09C81 panel which I believe is an LG? I used graf's color profile to calibrate and the quality is exceptional. Ive seen many MBP and this is by far, the best screen I have seen on them...

    Thoughts?
     
  2. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 9C81, also.

    Absolutely astounding.
     
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    i have a 9c81 but matte.
    care to send me the lcc profile?
    cheers!
     
  4. zepharus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ive had 3 MBP's since penryn released, all 3 9C81's and 2/3 had yellow at the bottom. The one that didnt i had to take back because it had a loud buzzing noise that was so annoying. Its really a hit or miss sort of thing.
     
  6. PDE macrumors 68020

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    I think it's generally quite good, as long as you don't find its flaws :) Once you've seen them, there's no return....so don't go looking for them, just enjoy!
     
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  8. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I just put this one on and it's just mildly better than the one I was using, which was from another member here. I'll keep this one, as I was going to borrow a friend's Spyder, but this is just as easy!
     
  9. TheBigApple2006 macrumors regular

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    I have a matte 9C81 too and, while its not yellow at all, I am a bit disappointed by the graininess of text at smaller fonts (10-12 point). Do others feel the same? Yellowness apart, the 2.2 Ghz MBP LED screen I previously had seemed a bit better in this department. Nevertheless, its a keeper...
     
  10. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    I have the 09C81 matte on my new 2.4Ghz Penryn as well. It doesn't seem to have any yellowing and the whites are very good. The colors seem to be a little less than natural compared to my external S-IPS LCD though. And I just tried the color profile that you guys are suggesting and I didn't much care for it. It seems too dark at least on mine. I'm pretty sure that I'm using the ICC from post number #65. Try it out and see what you think of it compared to the one from post #89.
     
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  12. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    system preferences>displays>color

    Then, if you're on the "Color LCD" profile, click "Open Profile."

    From there, click on box 13, and it'll be the last 4 digits of the "Model" field.
     
  13. virtuatony macrumors regular

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    I have the 9C81 panel and it's the best laptop LCD I've seen yet.
     
  14. WHM macrumors regular

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    Thanks! Today is a good day.... I learned something:)
     
  15. WHM macrumors regular

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    9C81 it is. After coming from a 3 year old PowerBook G4 I just thought this is what normal is suppose to look like:cool:
     
  16. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    i also got the 9c81..
    i don't know if it's my eyes or there's a light yellowish at the bottom..

    but when i calibrated my screen using the spyder 2.2 profile.
    everythin improved.
    so it's just me.
    after going with 9c66 9c83 and some some other MBPs..
    i'm resting my case, time to be productive.. time to start working:D
     
  17. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 9C81 as well, and after a quick calibration it is easily the best laptop screen I have ever seen. It doesn't hold a candle to my ACD, but then nothing does...
     
  18. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Also, about the yellowing. Keep in mind, that if you're looking down on the screen and you're not completely adjacent with it, it might look a little yellowed at the bottom when its not calibrated right.

    It might even look a little yellow when correctly calibrated if you're not looking from a perfect angle.
     
  19. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    that's exactly the case, and i think i have exchanged 2 MBPs because of that:D
    and this forum... esp the thread, perform the yellow tint test
     
  20. PDE macrumors 68020

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    A good screen doesn't look yellow unless you're looking at it from an extreme angle. During normal use, a high quality laptop screen should look perfect from most angles that you'd look at a laptop from. If you see a yellow tint, it's a defect of the LCD.
     
  21. zepharus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    TN vs S-IPS Apples to Oranges

    but his LG is the best Laptop display I have seen.
     
  22. zepharus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All Laptop LCD are TN film. these are prone to extreme color shifting, some more than others. It is a limitation of the technology.
     
  23. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    I'll come right out and admit that I'm clueless here. How do I apply this? Is it as simple as downloading and double-clicking? ColorSync utility comes up, then what?? :confused:
     
  24. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    ya and the 2 mbp's i have, the parts that have a slight yellow tint, actually look me yellow when you look at them head on, looking at them at an angle actually helps make it less yellow, so it has nothing to do with the angle.
     
  25. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    You have to drag the .icc file into the ColorSync folder that is in your Library.
     

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