Yellow Tint from SIDE ANGLE

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  1. gnownayr macrumors regular

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    i know this isn't a huge issue, i'm just wondering if people have it. i don't have the 1/3 tint, but yellow is noticable from the sides. And my screen is glossy
     
  2. wako macrumors 65816

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    yes... everyone who bought a 15'' MBP recently is experiencing this...


    next time do a search on this, or even LOOK AROUND on this forum. It is being talked about quite a bit.


    What some people are experiencing that is variable from system to system is a yellowish tint on the bottom third of the screen that can be seen no matter what angle it is viewed at.
     
  3. drbrog macrumors member

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    I believe this is normal for the LED screens- I notice it as well on my new MBP. Maybe it will keep others eyes off your screen!
     
  4. kolax macrumors G3

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    It's been discussed way too much. There is still topics on page 2 about this. Search next time!

    But to answer your question; it is a problem with LED screens and to do with what "white light" actually is, and how it refracts different colours at different angles.
     
  5. alexander22 macrumors newbie

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    Remember there is no problem with viewing angles on CRTs. Isn't the yellowish tint from the type of fluid and the polarizers?
     
  6. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Just ask yourself this: Why do you need to use your laptop in a configuration where you aren't looking straight ahead at it? Now I'm not ruling out that no possible use exists, but I seriously doubt that you personally will find any new practical use for the laptop by using it at a viewing angle where the yellow-tint appears.
     
  7. wako macrumors 65816

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    When watching a movie with multiple people. You cant have EVERYONE sit exactly straight ahead, or else only one person could see :)
     
  8. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    I knew I would regret it if I made it sound as if there was no use for extreme viewing angles, glad I didn't do that. Anywho...

    In that case, you'll just have to live with the yellowing. I'm looking at mine right now and I don't think that the tint is all that bad unless you're trying to view the screen from a truly extreme angle. In any case, maybe you can get some benefit out of selling the prime seats of the latest edition of MacBook Pro Theatre. :p ;)
     
  9. wako macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I agree the tint isnt THAT bad until it is viewed at a 30 degree angle. It really doesnt bother me much either. However just because it doesnt bother me, doesnt mean I wish it wasnt there. :)
     
  10. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    So?

    Who looks at a screen from the sides?
     
  11. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Huh

    Who crowds around a MBP to watch a movie with multiple people?

    "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!"

    "Son, stop doing that then."
     
  12. sinecurea macrumors regular

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    Seeing as Apple rave about a 170-degree viewing angle, I think this is a very vaild complaint.
     
  13. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    Where does Apple make this claim for the MBP?
     
  14. wako macrumors 65816

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    ...college students who cant afford a big TV in their small dorm rooms but want to watch a movie with friends?
     
  15. sinecurea macrumors regular

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    I remember it being a feature during the build-up to the release of the MBP early last year. Was mentioned on the website.
     
  16. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    Link? Considering that Apple uses industry-standard TN panels in all of their laptops, any such claim would have been blatant false advertising.
     
  17. koops macrumors regular

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    I ckecked the MBPs for myself in the apple store - all had yellowing and this was from merly moving my head 30 degress from the neetral position - I don't see how this is acceptable for a top of the range laptop. admittidly this was when thee was white / grey colors diplayed, darkerblues and reds are unnoticable. just a sham all apples windows have a grey border!
     
  18. Osprey macrumors 6502

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    I guess that I am a little confused:confused: Aren't the MBP's screens calibrated towards the warmer (more yellowish spectrum?) If they are, it would seem to me that they would look more yellowish when viewing from almost any angle (and no, I am not referring to 1/3 screen yellowish tint, that is a different issue altogether). It seems that calibrating your screen would at least get rid of the yellowish tint that everyone dreads. This is really more of a question on my part rather than a statement, as I am still waiting for mine to be delivered. I do know though that one of the first things I intend to do when I receive mine is to calibrate the screen. I guess then I will be able to grasp what everyone is saying.
     
  19. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    you know it would be really really disspaointing if you ordered such an expensive laptop...then after all the wait got it home open the laptop and turn it on and see the yellow lines there... >_> ...
    maybe i shall wait a little more to get a mbp?!..
     
  20. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Buy a real LCD screen. Even a $300 19" screen beats the pants off your MacBook Pro's screen.

    Cannot afford a $300 cheap PVA LCD screen? Well then you have no business being a Mac user don't you...
     
  21. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    so he pays all the money for that thing and the display doesnt work the way its supposed to o_O??!!
    and your solution is to buy another screen?! >_<
     
  22. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    Once again, this is an understood limitation of TN panel technology. Every LCD display is gonna look poor in one way or another when you view it from outside its rated viewing angle; and the viewing angle of TN laptop panels is usually more narrow than most. It is not an MacBook Pro problem. It is not an Apple problem. It is a well-documented, well-known, industry-wide issue.

    The only thing unique to the MacBook Pro is that the new LED backlight causes a color shift towards yellow when you view it from the sides. A typical CCFL display might shift towards blue or magenta instead, but it will shift. Some might even do a complete inversion of the display's colors or otherwise lose all sense of contrast.

    Another thing is that the yellow shift is greatly exaggerated by the default ColorSync profile shipped by Apple. The calibrated display in my MBP has only a hint of a yellow shift from the sides. Out of the box, it was far more obvious.

    Unfortunately, we are stuck with these limitations for now. The other LCD technologies out there aren't available in panel sizes suitable for laptops. Furthermore, these alternative technologies usually consume more power, which makes them even more unsuitable for portable use.

    If you feel these limitations are not acceptable, then you need to invest in desktop monitor that uses either PVA or IPS technology. Laptop displays have never been acceptable for color-critical or wide-angle viewing. Maybe that will change one day - but not this day.
     
  23. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think its the nature of LED screens I guess its just the panel type (TN) because I have a Sony Vaio TX with an LED screen and it shows no yellow at any angles nor any sort of yellow tint, but then again the screen on the TX is 11.1" compared to the MBP 15.4"
     
  24. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Well good news for all of us here.

    He is not forced with a gun put to his head to "pays all the money for that thing".

    All TN screens do that. It may be a yellow tint, or it may be a colour shift that results in the screen getting more and more washed out the further you go. Does not matter, same result.
     
  25. Gandhi macrumors regular

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    For people complaining that the new LED screens are not up to Apple quality, read this review first and then decide.

    http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-8741-9027

    If it is good enough for professional photographers, it is good enough for the average joe. If you still are not happy, may I suggest Dell
     

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