LG 5K + 2018 MacBook Pro - Monitor Differences

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  1. 3587 macrumors 6502a

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    I have two 5K displays hooked up to my MBP... one screen is more yellow than the other... why?
     
  2. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Last model on the left, current model on the right.
     

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  3. Rockadile macrumors 6502

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    Is there a white balance or color temperature option in the monitor menu?
     
  4. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    White balance, yes. But I can’t even get them close.
     
  5. Rockadile macrumors 6502

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    How about Red / Green / Blue option? Can also try resetting them both.

    Are you using f.lux?
    I'm not familiar with True Tone so I don't know if that could be the culprit.
     
  6. Larvas macrumors member

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    Reset the settings on both of them, to me it looks like someone accidentally changed something within them.
     
  7. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The only option for these monitors are to select a different profile. This is how they looked straight out of the box.
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    How do you reset these?
     
  8. Rockadile macrumors 6502

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    I meant doing a factory reset like Larvas said.

    If not, than mess with the Red/Green/Blue option.

    3rd party software like f.lux and Apple's True Tone changes the white balance automatically so I mentioned those.
     
  9. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How?
     
  10. Rockadile macrumors 6502

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    I don't have your exact monitor but mine is LG also and there is one simply labeled "Reset" on the bottom section in the main menu.
     
  11. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, no such feature here.
     
  12. bill-p macrumors 68000

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    Just calibrate the one you deem "off" in Mac OS. Go to System Preferences > Display > Color and there should be an option for you to calibrate the monitor. Press and hold the "Option" key before you click that button to see more options.
     
  13. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did not know this... I played around... it still won't get rid of that pink/yellow hue... it seems like the colors just wash out is all... I just can't get the whites to match the nice whites of the older monitor.
     
  14. bill-p macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, monitor mismatch is a possibility even for the same model. I've experienced that multiple times now, so instead of going for a dual monitor setup, I opted for a single ultrawide instead. Works better for color-critical work.
     
  15. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just got rid of my ultra wide and went with these dual 5Ks... I was thinking of adding a third once I got my hands on the new Mac Pro... but there is such a difference that I might not be able to accept it... terrible. I love the 5K text and screen realestate... how can I get both?
     
  16. Rockadile macrumors 6502

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    The only option I can think of now is calibrating the monitors (Datacolor, X-rite, etc.)
     
  17. bill-p macrumors 68000

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    I have this at home:
    https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-34WK95U-W-ultrawide-monitor

    And it's been perfect. I sit far enough away that I don't mind the lower-than-5K resolution. Set the UI to "look like 3360x1417" and I think that's plenty.
     
  18. Larvas macrumors member

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    Are you still under warranty? If yes, go for it.
     
  19. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a new one and returned the other... its only slightly better. The old one looks like a white sheet of paper. These new ones are yellow/pink. I’ll do some more tinkering.
     

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