What Amount of Backlight Bleeding is Acceptable to You?

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  1. fruitycups macrumors 6502

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    Thread title. Just curious on what the general consensus is regarding the amount of backlight bleeding that makes it unacceptable.
     
  2. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    If it is a few spots that are very minimal, then it is fine.
     
  3. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    If I can only notice it with a black screen and high brightness.
     
  4. fruitycups thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just asking cause I have 6 small spots on one side but its unnoticeable unless your on a black screen.

    have to decide whether to gamble and live with it.

    but then again, 6 is quite number of them.
     
  5. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like its not really too bad, you could easily get a worse one. I'd use it for a couple weeks (whatever your stores exchange policy) and if it does bother you return it because hey its an expensive device. But its mere existence, eh....
     
  6. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    I found a spot underneath the top power button today, but only when I hold it at that extreme angle you see in everyone else's pics. Checked my iPad 2 and it has no light leak. Hubby's iPad 2 has mild light leak, but he's had it a year and never noticed it until today.

    As long as I can watch a movie (letterbox) in a dark room and not see light coming out of that corner, I'll keep this iPad. It has no dead pixels and good, even brightness, so I'd rather have that than a corner of light that I don't notice except at sharp viewing angles I won't use.
     
  7. interfreak macrumors regular

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    To me, it becomes unacceptable if it bothers me watching movies on the iPad (which I hardly ever do).

    Luckily, my iPad has no backlight bleeding issues anyway.
     
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  9. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    Mine has 4, I'll post a pic when I get home tonight.
     
  10. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Haven't noticed any on mine in normal use - can't say that I spend much time staring at an all black screen with the brightness all the way up.
     
  11. It'sMyPrecious macrumors regular

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    Ah, I just discovered mine has backlight bleeding--about a 1" line at the top left. Only noticeable if I turn it on to full brightness and look at it at at angle. I don't know, I normally am a perfectionist, so I'm a little :( that my iPad isn't perfect, but oh well, it's not like I stare at it everyday at that angle with full brightness.
     

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