MacBook Pro Retina Screen Poll

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xPurpleblob, Dec 2, 2012.

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Screen Uniform?

  1. LG Uniform

    20 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. LG Not Uniform

    7 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Samsung Uniform

    34 vote(s)
    48.6%
  4. Samsung Not Uniform

    9 vote(s)
    12.9%
  1. xPurpleblob macrumors regular

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    So I finally got a Retina Screen that was made by Samsung but it seems like the screen is not uniform? The lower part of the screen seems to be darker than the top, the right side cooler than the left...

    Is anyone else having the problem?

    Also, if I decide to get the screen replaced, and I'm still in my 14 day return period, can I return the product if I still am not satisfied in the end?
     
  2. xPurpleblob thread starter macrumors regular

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    Responses to my question above will be helpful too :)
     
  3. Gazous macrumors newbie

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  4. psychedelia macrumors regular

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    Almost the same for me, though my left side is cooler than my right side. Samsung display and just what you described.
     
  5. Gazous macrumors newbie

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    Do you think that uniform screens really exists ?
    Maybe most of people does not see this "little" tint difference...
    Do you know if a replacement at the genius bar is fast ?
     
  6. nalk7 macrumors regular

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    I voted samsung uniform, although my screen is slightly warmer on a very small portion of the left side, it's really not noticeable. Looks balanced in everyday and professional use.
     
  7. Unhyper macrumors regular

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    Samsung. If there's a tint, I sure can't see it.
     
  8. psychedelia macrumors regular

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    All though a photo taken by a smartphone won't give any scientific results, I sure would love to see someone who claims they got a uniform screen to post a picture or two.
     
  9. Unhyper macrumors regular

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    How do I test it? Just any solid color background?
     
  10. psychedelia, Nov 18, 2013
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    psychedelia macrumors regular

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    Most people take their pictures with a white background displayed on the Mac, and the test on this page: http://imac.squeaked.com/test.php
     
  11. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    My mid 2012 15" rMBP screenshot.
    It has a first generation LG screen and (to my eyes) gives perfect whites and completely uniform brightness.
    There is no IR evident at all.
     

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  12. psychedelia macrumors regular

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    A screenshot of your screen is not going to do much good.
     
  13. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, neither is a iPhone pic :)
    Take it from me, my screen looks perfectly uniformly bright and has no change in whiteness uniformity.
     
  14. Gazous, Nov 18, 2013
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    Gazous macrumors newbie

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  15. psychedelia, Nov 19, 2013
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    psychedelia macrumors regular

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    Like I said, the iPhone picture is not going to be any scientific evidence, but it will give us a comparison between a tinted screen and a uniform screen.
     
  16. katorga macrumors regular

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    Samsung - pretty darn good

    Mine is not uniform when displaying the all black log in screen, with some bright areas.

    Once the desktop is loaded the screen looks perfect. Note, the old 1440x900 screen on my 2007 MBP had better color, at least to my eyes, but the current retina seems to use a more accurate color profile.

    One of the best display's I've had on a laptop.
     
  17. Gazous macrumors newbie

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  18. nalk7 macrumors regular

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    Here you go
     

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  19. Serban Suspended

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    how i test in maveriks the display panel brand?
     
  20. Gazous macrumors newbie

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    Like mine : warm on left and cooler on right...
    Did you try to display a black screen with full back light ?
     
  21. nalk7 macrumors regular

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    Not yet, but I could try tonight.

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    Open the Terminal and type the following command:

    ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

    If the result starts with the prefix "LP" you got an LG display, if it starts with "LSN" you got a Samsung display.
     

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