Who is the winner of the iPad display lottery?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iWebster, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. iWebster macrumors newbie

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    I’ve come across some interesting findings concerning the iPad 2 displays – or more correctly I’ve done a thorough investigation. It all began with two iPads landing in our home. Both with excellent displays a part from that one of the two had a terrible light leak. I went to my local Apple service center and they did a swop with no further question. When examining the new iPad’s display at home I could conclude that I couldn’t discern any light leak – but the display looked uneven with slightly darker areas along the bezel. I went back to the service desk and showed them. They couldn’t tell right away if that was covered by the warranty but they would check with Apple. Ok – on my way home I went to a handful retailers that sold iPads and scrutinized at least 20 of them and I could without further ado determine that iPad 2 comes with two different displays. And with a little more investigation on the internet it boils down to this:
    Either you end up with a LG display which is bright (on the cold side) and even but is more prone to light leak in dark images – or, you’re stuck with a Samsung display that doesn’t show any light leak but instead has a more uneven display (you see it in images with a lot of white) and warmer colour. (I remember LG having problem with major light leak with the first batches of iPad 2)
    Well, who’s the winner in this display lottery?:confused:
    What do you guys think? And for those of you who can manage swedish are more than welcome to visit my blog: Mac & Blandat
     
  2. mos6502, Aug 16, 2011
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    mos6502 macrumors newbie

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    Well, I guess I have an Samsung because I notice some yellowish tint near the edges of the screen. It's very faint but it's noticeable mostly on webpages with white background. I'm keeping it however (bought 2 days ago actually) because it took 2 exchanges to get a decent one. The first one had a dead pixel in the center. The second one had a dust particle under the screen and major light leakage. This one only has a very slight warmer tint on the edges only visible on white backgrounds. It's not perfect but I can't help but feel if I exchange it I'll get one with a worse problem.

    iPad is fun as hell to use though :)
     
  3. xionuk macrumors newbie

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    i must be lucky - I've no light leaking nor does my display have any unevenness to it. :D
     
  4. mos6502 macrumors newbie

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    I ended up exchanging mine again. This time I ended up with what I think is an LG display. It has a colder tone (blue) to it and the colors look much better. The whites are impeccable. It has no leaking, but has a tiny wee bit of darker edges. From my understanding, this is caused by the way the iPad 2 is manufactured. It is not distracting so I'm keeping this one. It's by far the best of the 4 units I've had. It looks better than most iPads on display at the Apple Store.
     

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