Macbook Screen: linen alike?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by verveshen, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. verveshen macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2005
    Just bought my macbook off apple retail store. When I was playing back some trailers from apple website, I noticed that the clips are covered by some linen-alike thing, especially when there is a fighting scene. Is there anything wrong with the graphic card or screen itself?
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    I think what you're referring to are compression artifacts in the streaming media or ghosting in the panel.

    Both, sadly, are normal. Both phenomena occur more often in dark scenes, with compression artifacts showing in large swaths of a single color (black background type of thing)

    Ghosting is due to the pixels of the panel not being able to switch from light to dark fast enough, and leaving a "ghost" of the color change as the action happens faster than the pixels can render/change.
  3. verveshen thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2005
    It's not ghosting. You move any window left and right gently while keeping an eye on the silver rim of the windows, you will see what I mean.

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