Is it me, or is the screen better?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kup1986, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. kup1986 macrumors member

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    I de-listed my iPad 2 from eBay once I discovered I had a yellow tint model (whether it clears up in a few days or not, ultimately I cannot sell the item if its potentially defective). Since it'll be going back to Walmart in the morning, I decided to make the most of it and mess with it tonight.

    I was comparing it side by side to my iPad 1 and while in the App store on both models I noticed that my old iPad looked yellow-ish compared to the iPad 2. I made sure I was on the same app screen, had the brightness identical, etc. There was no doubt that the iPad 2 has a better image.

    I loaded a movie I have on my iPad 1, and played them side by side -- while not as noticeable on a moving image, its still obviously iPad 2 has a better screen.

    Has anyone else noticed this?
     
  2. Mac-converted macrumors newbie

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    it is posible that your ipad 2 screen is a different tint than your ipad 1 screen, but tApple would definitely state the screen was better if it really was better!
     
  3. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    The screen resolution is posted as being the same. It must be you. Enjoy.
     
  4. klover macrumors 6502a

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    Black level, color gamut, and contrast play a much bigger role in image quality than resolution. I've read and been told that the display quality is the same but have seen a few posts indicating that it appears better. My Kuro plasma is 720p but looks much better than most 1080p panels.
     
  5. tekksan macrumors regular

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    I don't know either but it does look better to me also.
     
  6. ozred macrumors 6502

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  7. inott macrumors member

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    Was the rumor not same res screen, 1mm thinner with some improved internal specs?
     
  8. No1up macrumors regular

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    100% with y, my ipad2 screen is white or my iPad 1 has a slight yellow tint to it.. I just posted it on my own thread.
     
  9. Cutwolf macrumors 6502

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  10. maclook macrumors 65816

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    Mine seems better but I sold my 1g so I can't do a comparison. I'm surprised none of the reviews had anything to say about the screen.
     
  11. jreuschl macrumors 6502

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    I had the tint issue with my iPad 1.. My iPad 2 is certainly better!
     
  12. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

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    I agree. The screen definitely seems more vibrant side by side next to my iPad 1.

    Games also look alot better on the iPad 2. I had Dead Space running on both iPads side by side and the iPad 2 version looked MUCH better. Much more detail and the lighting was much better on the iPad 2. I had the character in the same hallway in the exact same position on both iPads to get an accurate comparison and I was blown away how much better the game looked on the iPad 2. I'm very impressed.
     

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