rMBP - Red Screen Tint

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skiffx, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. skiffx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    Just received my new rMBP (2.6/16/512) and this red screen tint is apparent as night and day...After my 13" 2011 MBA, this screen just feels not as bright and it's driving me up the wall because I really want to keep the machine.

    If any one of you used an app called FLUX for night time screen color and brightness adjustment, the screen looks like its in NIGHT time setting all the time just to give you an idea...

    You constantly want to press increase brightness button because it's just not bright enough - #$%^!
  2. MacBird macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    I don't think there is anything you can do about the brightness other than put it to a level that you find tolerable, maximum in your case I guess and maybe turn off the automatic adjustment. As for the reddish whites, get a Spyder or i1 Profiler to calibrate the white point properly.
  3. skiffx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    Tried calibrating it manually and it doesn't help...Purchasing a professional grade calibrator is too much hassle (Did it before years back) and does not guarantee that it will fix the problem.

    Last time this occurred I simply returned the machine, and received a proper one...just don't want to go through the hassle :mad:
  4. Teo Morabito macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Maybe it's set to go to a lower brightness when unplugged ?
    Try plugging it in and see ?
  5. monkthehonk macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2009
    I have heard the MBPR doesn't get quite as bright as the regular MBP at full brightness
  6. MacBird macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    Yes, the retina display is 20% darker than the non-retina panel of the previous model.
  7. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    I started a thread about this tint a few days ago - there are others with the same issue.

  8. skiffx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    Yeh just seen it. Im returning mine for a replacement unit...The second it started booting it was apparent to me thats something is off with this screen. Im not going to accept this subpar performance.

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