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thadoggfather

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of course I like these kind of threads, just because it's what I do :D

A041, seems pretty nice relatively uniform and good quality.

bit warmer next to my 2016 NTB, definitely less bright (as I would expect from the specs), but on its own not bad at all

I think its a keeper. i5/8/256

For reference of what I'm talking about:
System preferences-> display -> color -> open profile (with Color LCD highlighted) -> scroll to line 17 where it says manufacturer model:
 
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-Shock-

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A042.

More uniform than some macbook pros ive seen, great all around.
More warm "orange" than warm "yellow/green" which a lot of macbooks seem to be lately.
Colorimeter confirms my eyeball measurements. Red and blue were almost perfect at 6500 target. Green one tick above.

Off topic, but I wish the hinge was 15% more resistance.
 

thadoggfather

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can you run the code:
ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6


in Terminal?

Mine says its
LP133WQ6-SJA4

so I'm assuming that's an LG display

ill bet yours is a Samsung or some other OEM
 
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-Shock-

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??????


?a?UM?'


Color LCD


FMX0063051UJQLXA9


Less info than Ive gotten back before from terminal- do I need to modify the command?
 

thadoggfather

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Not sure... could be a Catalina thing.

LSN is generally the prefix for Samsung panels so not sure who makes yours since the model starts off with a question mark. That's interesting tho thanks for the data point!

Would love to see what others got (not to provoke paranoia, but just morbid curiosity. I'd be willing to bet LG is the more common one)

This is the general breakdown from googling:
AU Optronics - B
BOE Hydis - HB
Chi Mei / Innolux - N
Chunghwa - CLAA
HannStar - HSD
IVO - M
LG Display - LP
Samsung - LTN (LSN in my experience with Apple screens)
Sharp - LQ or LM
Toshiba - LTM or LTD

Yours seems to be a bit of a mystery :D
 
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thadoggfather

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A02E

??????


?A?UM?'


Color LCD


FMX010306CDJQLWA8

Wish I could understand the codification of some of these model #'s.

another FM, interesting.. but different Axx as well

since I think that's the serial # could be off, but maybe FM = Fujitsu manufacturing
 
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I think something is funny with the command, maybe the latest update of Catalina?
Now you have me going down a bunch of rabbit holes to try and ID.

Here's my 16" MBpro info- see how the longer string seems to be something else? I bet we are just missing the shorter string with the mfr info.

Color LCD

LP160WT1-SJA1. Missing this part

DCN9372015QLP0J7L. This looks similar to the FMX string
 
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thadoggfather

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I think something is funny with the command, maybe the latest update of Catalina?
Now you have me going down a bunch of rabbit holes to try and ID.

Here's my 16" MBpro info- see how the longer string seems to be something else? I bet we are just missing the shorter string with the mfr info.

Color LCD

LP160WT1-SJA1. Missing this part

DCN9372015QLP0J7L. This looks similar to the FMX string

could be, I'm on 10.15.3 still haven't updated to .4

For me, the LP... is right after the Color LCD line.

sounds like your 16" is LG
 

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0000A042

i7,1tb,16gb,silver

I have no complaints coming from a 2015 13" retina. seems great to me.

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can you run the code:
ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

??????


?A?TM?'


Color LCD


FMX011501W1JQLWA0


DDZ!v?


I'm on 10.15.4
 
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Saturn007

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Ah, the old different display manufacturer biz.

Are there any actual differences — I.e., anything that comes close to the LG vs. Samsung issues of days of yore (2013-2015+) MBAs?! With Samsung being head and shoulders better for many, if not most, people.
 

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Are there any actual differences — I.e., anything that comes close to the LG vs. Samsung issues of days of yore (2013-2015+) MBAs?! With Samsung being head and shoulders better for many, if not most, people.

I suspect that this is what this thread is trying to find out.

The machine is still new, not many people have them. All I know is mine seems pretty comparable to my previous MacBook Pro and I have no complaints personally.
 

thadoggfather

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Ah, the old different display manufacturer biz.

Are there any actual differences — I.e., anything that comes close to the LG vs. Samsung issues of days of yore (2013-2015+) MBAs?! With Samsung being head and shoulders better for many, if not most, people.

hard to qualify unless someone is in an Apple store (which isn’t open) to compare side by side units or someone who was unhappy with one unit and exchanged for another they’re ok with

for now it’s really just curiosity of what people have ended up with / what manufacturers are floating around this iteration
 
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thadoggfather

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well I got an i5/512, going to return my i5/256 but not because the screen just the storage difference and got a great deal on the 512, and this one is an A042 like some of you seem to be getting. seems a hair brighter than my A041 and colors on google logo a bit more pronounced, but they seem very close at a quick glance.

It's amazing how Apple can sometimes calibrate different manufacturer panels to be really close in real world performance

Not sure who makes this one vs A041 which was LG

I’d speculate could be a Samsung normally the numbering between LG and Samsung is one off on the model
 
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