rMBP 15" 2015 (iris pro, basic model 256g) yellow/white display

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  1. ressac macrumors regular

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    hello, i read about those yellow screens on this forum and others and i still can figure out if "yellowish" display is OK in apple retina display world?

    here is photos of my new rMBP in comparison with old mbp 13" 2011 and LG monitor.

    i bought this rMBP week ago and date manufacture is september 2016
     

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  2. ressac thread starter macrumors regular

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    any forum user with rMBP 15" can share thoughts on this issue?
     
  3. kwandrews macrumors 6502

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    have you tried calibrating it? Looks like a white balance issue to me.
     
  4. ressac thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. PaulWog Suspended

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    Are you... sure? I can calibrate a screen to look just like yours.
     
  6. ressac thread starter macrumors regular

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    i did use expert mode, 6500k looks way whiter/cooler on my old mbp 13" or lg screen(monitor) then on new rMBP 15"
     
  7. PaulWog Suspended

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    *sigh*

    You don't adjust it to the same settings as another Macbook Pro.

    You adjust it individually. As in, 6500k is too warm/yellow, so go further to the cooler side until the white balance evens out.
     
  8. ressac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've changed it to 8000k and it's still doesn't look natural
    i don't understand why screen doesn't come from factory precalibrated

    i did level up 7000k and 7500k but they don't look natural
     

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  9. knudsen2 macrumors member

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    What does it tell you if you do a

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

    in terminal?
     
  10. ressac thread starter macrumors regular

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    output: Color LCD

    i run this command before, think they patched it so people can't figure out what type of panel they have
     
  11. knudsen2 macrumors member

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    What if you just do

    ioreg -lw0 | grep "EDID" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" d -p -r

    ? Well I'm just guessing, it gives a more raw result. Fiddling with the last number ("-6") also changes something
     
  12. ressac, Nov 19, 2016
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  14. ressac thread starter macrumors regular

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    today in store i compared my rMBP to identical 0000A02E, here is results:
    --- Post Merged, Nov 21, 2016 ---
    as a conclusion I'm going to return this professional piece of crap.
     

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  15. ressac thread starter macrumors regular

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    i'm waiting for replacement, will update this thread with results today or tomorrow :))))
     
  16. Farsider macrumors 6502

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    How's your replacement?
     
  17. ressac thread starter macrumors regular

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    same yellowish, except this time with uniformity, right side of the screen was whiter than left.
    i ended up returning replacement unit and I'll stay for a while with old mbp
    i don't understand what's going on with apple...
     
  18. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

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    Ok what do you mean "doesn't look natural" ?

    Different screens doesn't necessarily have the same white balance. Some are warmer some are colder.

    The point is color is relative and your eyes/brain adjust.

    For example if you use nightshift mode on iOS for a little while, then disable it, your screen will look way too blue for a little while, even if it's the exact color warmth that you are used to see on your phone, but then your perception will adjust.

    If you prefer a colder screen, adjust white balance accordingly

    So what are you looking for exactly ? What would qualify as "natural" and acceptable to you ?
     
  19. ressac thread starter macrumors regular

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    look at photos from store I've poster before. How can you explain that 6500k(store model) look colder than 6500k (model i had before).
     
  20. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

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    I can explain by the fact you don't necessarily have the same part in your computer.

    And that is exactly why calibration exist.

    If your screen is too warm for you, then change the white balance of your screen.
     
  21. ressac thread starter macrumors regular

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    they all came precalibrated, that what's apple said also.

    what do you mean by white balance? A Temperature? If so, than true D65 doesn't work on this screen i need to change it to 7500k to see a 6500k?

    ...
    seriously I was trying to convince myself for a week that this yellowish is ok, but it didn't work out. This laptop cost me 2k, and newer MBP TB costs even 3k and they affected by some issues with screen, so whats the point of buying so premium thing to having 100$ screen?
     
  22. idark77 macrumors 6502

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    Return it. The screen of my rMBP 15 2015 is perfect.
     

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