Screen Quality

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by panthersweat, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. panthersweat macrumors newbie

    panthersweat

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    I recently bought a MBP (2.4, glossy) and thought the screen looked a little funny. No yellowing but fairly washed out. The screen is an LG and compared to the Samsung model (using the same color profile, brightness, and angle) it doesn't look very good.

    Samsung on the left. LG on the right

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    It's still within 14 days, will they swap me out a new one on the spot at the Apple Store or is this too small of a problem?

    I realize the LG's have a tendency to look washed out, but what are the chances of getting a Samsung (SR) model these days?
     
  2. xpovos macrumors 6502a

    xpovos

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    "Using the same color profile" gives me pause. I would recommend calibrating the display (for example, with SuperCal) before deciding to try to get a replacement. After calibration, you're in a better position to make the call. These are two different displays which can sometimes have very different optimal curves.

    The LG displays do have a tendency to look a bit more washed out than the Samsungs, but the Samsungs on the SR MBP are far more likely to have the dreaded yellowing issue.
     
  3. panthersweat thread starter macrumors newbie

    panthersweat

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    I've calibrated the LCD in many ways using SuperCal on my own to achieve that "personal preference" gamma, color, brightness, and contrast but to no avail they all look very washed out in the center, even the color profiles posted on this forum.

    I'd rather risk a piss yellow laptop screen than having such a inaccurate display.
     
  4. xpovos macrumors 6502a

    xpovos

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    Ok. In your first post you didn't say you had calibrated, so that seemed like a reasonable first step.

    I'll even agree that Samsung screens are, in my experience, usually some of the best out there, as long as you can avoid certain issues like yellowing or excessive grain. For example, the LCD on my 17" SR MBP is a Samsung, and while the grain is a little heavier than any of the previous 17" units I've had (long story), it's acceptable (even to my extremely picky eyes) and the display is overall the nicest of the bunch. Then again, I also had one of the last-generation 15" models with a Samsung display featuring the Grain From Hell (tm).

    I would say your chances of getting a Samsung display are pretty good, actually. Unfortunately, I would also say your chances of getting a Samsung display with noticeable yellowing are almost equally good.
     
  5. panthersweat thread starter macrumors newbie

    panthersweat

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    Thanks for your help, I appreciate it!
     
  6. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    And I thought I was the only one that thought the lg screens look like absolute crap. I even did a comparison pic to show the diff as well. The colors look washed out on the lg and i should have kept the samsung mbp. Imo i think that the samsungs slight yellowish tint is not a defect and it doesnt bother me since its a natural temp. I returned my mbp because i already have a mac pro, but i sold my mac pro and getting ready to buy a mbp tomarrow. I wonder if my chances are high for a samsung screen. If I dont get a samsung then I'm going to find a flaw to get it exchanged.
     

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