Is the iMac 27" screen the only IPS to yellow?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BrokenE, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. BrokenE macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I've read a few threads on here as well as some of the links those threads point to. Unless I missed something, the reason for the yellow is: the yellowing of the display is a manufacturing defect involving the distance between a layer of material used to diffuse the LED backlight and the LCD panel.

    I haven't heard of any other credible reason, have you?

    My question is, if this is the reason for the yellow, then why is the Apple (LG/Phillips) the only one we hear about yellowing? Is this a weakness in all IPS screens or just a design flaw to this particular screen design? What other screens have the same or similar design? And why hasn't Apple or LG/Phillips come out and said "we have an issue, this is what the issue is, and this is how we are going to fix it"?

    Anyway, I am wanting to buy a 27" iMac, but don't want to deal with this type of issue. I feel sorry for all the folks that have gone thru 3 and 4 replacements and Apple and company don't even acknowledge this to be an issue, what the heck is happening to Apple?
     
  2. nutritious macrumors 6502

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    IPS panels are known to have quality issues. This isn't the first case and won't be the last case.
     
  3. SilenceBe macrumors regular

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    IPS screens are known for there excellent colour reproduction and viewing angles. They are superior to TN panels. But then again my companion Samsung 920n screen that I use with my 20" iMac (gradient problem) has a TN panel and has excellent colour consistency...

    And don't buy in the "defence force" argument that colour consistency is something you find only in professional grade monitors. Features that make a screen professional grade is from a whole different order... .

    a) because a lot users don't notice that they have an inferior screen.
    b) they have rabid followers that makes it very hard for a group of normal consumers to speak/complain with one voice.
    c) because they can get away with it
     

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