New 24" imac DVD playback problem and backlight bleed - Need advice.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FranklynRecords, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. FranklynRecords macrumors member

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    Hey everyone I have just got an iMac 3.06 24 inch - 4gb ram. At first I was really happy with it until I put in a dvd.
    While playing dvds ( yes real ones ) the picture is really really grainy with loads of digital noise - I just cant believe that this is how its supposed to be. I tried using vlc and divx but its the same. At first I thought it must be something to do with the resolution but like I said it just seems unbelievable. also I just noticed when looking at photos - tried getty images and others - that there seems to be some sort of digital noise around the photographed object. say its a persons head shot - there is a little faint squiggly line close to the outline of the objest - like a ghost. HELP!! Could this be a problem with the video card or am i going mental?

    Also when I was watching one at night guess what I noticed - the old back light bleed in the bottom corners - worse on the left.

    Can other owners please give advice about the dvd play back - need some peace of mind.

    Also is it possible to get one of these machines without the backlight bleed? Is it a case of sending back till i get a good one?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Ozz.Man macrumors member

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    Mine does not have these issues. I would call Apple and ask for a replacement.
     
  3. FranklynRecords thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers for the reply.

    So even if your up close to the screen whilst playing dvds the picture isnt a bit fuzzy?

    And you have no back light bleed when watching a film with borders in a low light environment ?

    Cheers
     
  4. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    The newer aluminum iMacs use crappy screens. It sounds like you have a lot of dead pixels. Definitely get it exchanged for a new system, call Apple or go to your local AS immediately.
     
  5. FranklynRecords thread starter macrumors member

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    The 24 inch still uses a H-IPS panel though doesnt it?

    I thought that was an alright panel?
     

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