Question about IR on new rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Magpie-23, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Magpie-23 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011
    As the owner of a month old rMBP, I have been following the threads on image retention (and other screen problems) that have been cropping up on this board in recent weeks.

    I have an LG panel.
    Until I started reading about IR issues on LG screens, I had not noticed any perceivable IR at all. Quite simple I had not been looking for it, and if it was occurring, then it certainly was not occurring in such a way that my every day usage caused me to notice it (I mean how many people actually leave a static image on their screen on high brightness for a prolonged period?)

    Guess what? Since reading the thread which suggested the checkerboard test, I thought I would give it a go. To my surprise, after leaving the image on the screen for 15 mins, it definitely retained for 5 mins afterwords, albeit very faintly. Since then I have noticed it if I leave a bright white safari background open on a browser, such as this forum, and then switch to a darker background. So my points and questions are as follows, and I'd be grateful for some feedback on whether or not this should actually be an issue.

    1) Unless I looked for the problem I don't think to this day I would know about it

    2) It is so faint, and vanishes after a few minutes, is this actually a defect as it doesn't impact my use of such a great laptop?

    3) On the other hand this was a very expensive purchase so should I be turning up at the Apple Store asking to see a Genius about it.

    4) If I live with it and ignore the problem I will probably forgot about it eventually, but will my panel suffer in the long term? Will it get worse?

    I'm mostly frustrated that it's become a nagging doubt since I looked for the problem, but then... have my eyes been opened to bad quality I should not expect from such an expensive product.

    On the other hand, if other people are getting better quality panels than me, should I be demanding the best too. I seriously cannot be bothered with multiple exhanges - if this is going to be an issue going forward in regards to the quality of the panel getting worse and worse, will Apple give me a credit note so I can buy a cMBP instead and I'll sit out first gen retina?

    Pretty confused what to do to be honest.
    Give myself a slap about getting bothered about it or expect better from Apple and go to the store to get some options from a Genius?
  2. switon, Sep 15, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012

    switon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2012
  3. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    ... and that is where you were converted. :)

    Seriously, if you were happy with it before what is the difference? Why are you looking for issues?
  4. Magpie-23 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011
    In case I just spent three grand on something that will look like a dogs dinner after a year of use because of burn in
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    If that's always going to be in the back of your mind then try to get a replacement.
  6. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Me too! :D

    OP: Take it back. Yes, you don't know what it will look like a year from now. Were this a $350 Dell things would be different.

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