Pro Display XDR vs LG UltraFine 27 - Warmth and Brightness

tuncer

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Just set up a Pro Display XDR (glossy) next to an LG UltraFine 27 and I'm slightly disappointed at the brightness of the XDR vis the LG UltraFine. The colors also seem more warm on the LG side by side. Brightness is turned up all the way on both monitors. The colors on the XDR just seem a little dull compared to the LG. Brightness wise the LG seems brighter.

The XDR's preset it set to Pro Display XDR (P3-1600 nits).

Any thoughts?

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syndr0me

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Have you disabled True Tone on the XDR yet?

I don't have mine yet, but that profile you're using I think is specifically for HDR content. For SDR, it's 500 nits, same as the LG5K. Maybe try one of the 500 profiles?
 

tuncer

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Have you disabled True Tone on the XDR yet?

I don't have mine yet, but that profile you're using I think is specifically for HDR content. For SDR, it's 500 nits, same as the LG5K. Maybe try one of the 500 profiles?
I ended up using Apple Display (P3-500 nits) and it's definitely better.
 
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j81photo

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Just set up a Pro Display XDR (glossy) next to an LG UltraFine 27 and I'm slightly disappointed at the brightness of the XDR vis the LG UltraFine. The colors also seem more warm on the LG side by side. Brightness is turned up all the way on both monitors. The colors on the XDR just seem a little dull compared to the LG. Brightness wise the LG seems brighter.

The XDR's preset it set to Pro Display XDR (P3-1600 nits).

Any thoughts?

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Frustratingly enough - I can tell which is which just looking at how badly the color shift falls off on the Prodisplay XDR. That darker bluish edge is a dead giveaway despite their claims of unprecedented viewing angle. I get the same bright warm white falling to darker cooler tones in mine as well.
 

tuncer

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Frustratingly enough - I can tell which is which just looking at how badly the color shift falls off on the Prodisplay XDR. That darker bluish edge is a dead giveaway despite their claims of unprecedented viewing angle. I get the same bright warm white falling to darker cooler tones in mine as well.
I've gotten used to it but definitely not worth the price of admission.
 

j81photo

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Feb 12, 2020
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Most IRONIC gif of the year:
looking at the color shift and poor viewing angle of the prodisplay xdr... on apple's site touting its superior color consistency and "superwide viewing angle". (we know their site is supposed to be solid white right?)

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ouch.