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    Quote Originally Posted by rconn2 View Post
    @seadog: Thanks. How do you know this -- can you direct me to where I can find out more? This is important because if this is a fact, then I should definitely return mine and spend no more time thinking about the issue.
    You are quite right - if you do have an issue - why don't you take it to any store that has a couple of iPad3s on display and compare them to yours. I'm pretty sure this is not an epidemic though.
    The fact is if they are the same then your 3 does not have any issue - it's as accurate a color pallet as you can get on a tablet right now. You may still see it as green shifted when comparing to your ipad2 simply because the 2 is so red shifted and you have gotten used to seeing colors that way, but then you would know that it's just an optical illusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rconn2
    I compared my iPad 2 and iPad 3 playing the same 720p video simultaneously and side by side last night. In scene after scene, I strongly perceived my iPad 2 as having better picture quality (at 720p, the resolution didn't matter).

    The colors seemed true and natural and realistic on the iPad 2. They seemed unnatural on the iPad 3. How utterly disappointing! I was biased to want to be favorably impressed by the iPad 3 and the 2 had the significantly better display.

    What was going on? The iPad 3 colors were too greenish. If we had an advanced display setting (of course Apple won't allow that), I'd be looking to shift the hue over to the red a bit and away from the green.

    How bad is it? Am I some overly critical videophile? It's bad and no, I don't think so. The major selling point of the iPad 3 is the retina display. The trade-off is cost (for those replacing their older iPad) extra weight, thicker size, and slower battery charging. And what is gained? Regarding color fidelity, the display is seriously flawed and there's no setting to be changed.

    On certain scenes (various videos) faces and hair have a greenish cast. Once noticed, it's obvious and annoying. Grass looks cartoonish with a neon glow, while it appears completely natural on the iPad 2 -- this is the easiest test. Water appears greenish, not blue. It's very evident.

    I did a google and found this, so I'm not alone:
    Falk Lumo: Apple iPad 3: A first screen evaluation

    I suppose Apple could fix this with an upgrade. But, it's not even an acknowledged problem. I don't know, but I guess it's just a bad setting choice and affects all 3's. If so, didn't anyone test this? I noticed right away.

    As things stand -- I'm just digesting this disappointing discovery -- I see no sense in keeping my iPad 3 with an overall worse display. Crisp text is good, but video is where it should wow and it doesn't... it uggs instead.
    I finally received my new IPad last night and was sorely disappointed. After setting it up, I discovered the strange greenish/yellow hue. I promptly drove over to the Apple Store about a half an hour away.

    The young lady that took care of me told me that many iPads have different hues some have blue hues, some red and some the yellow/green hues as mine. She told me that it was well within Apple's standards. I told her that it was not within my standards. She said, well what are you going to do - exchange up to 15 times before you are satisfied? Needless to say, I was very shocked she took this stance.

    I did exchange it and now I am very happy. No strange hue, no heat-gate, no extra heaviness of the product and alas no battery issues.

    A postscript, the guy exchanging the IPad (at the register) agreed with my screen assessment. She told him he was wrong.

    Sent from my iPad2 32 3G Black
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    By the way there is an app that will let you adjust your screen colors and hues.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spyde...0625?mt=8&ls=1

    Okay you need the Spyder colorimeter which ain't cheap.

    I'll work on it later and report back. Anyway it looks like there are options to actually adjust the display, but finding an inexpensive option is the problem.
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    Alas - it looks like the Spyder only let's you adjust color for the particular viewing application it works with. Possibly great for photographers that need to show actual color - but does not much for the rest of us.

    I have heard however, that it is possible to make adjustments in a Jailbroken iPad. Which is a good enough reason for me to look into jailbreak.
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    Most HDTV should on break in period for about first 200 hour......don't know that new Ipad should break in or not......

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    I was only demonstrating that it is possible through third-party applications to make changes to it. I'm surprised nobody has and actually I'm thinking about it. Cool to know that there's a jailbreak break version that will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rconn2 View Post
    I compared my iPad 2 and iPad 3 playing the same 720p video simultaneously and side by side last night. In scene after scene, I strongly perceived my iPad 2 as having better picture quality (at 720p, the resolution didn't matter).

    The colors seemed true and natural and realistic on the iPad 2. They seemed unnatural on the iPad 3. How utterly disappointing! I was biased to want to be favorably impressed by the iPad 3 and the 2 had the significantly better display.

    What was going on? The iPad 3 colors were too greenish. If we had an advanced display setting (of course Apple won't allow that), I'd be looking to shift the hue over to the red a bit and away from the green.

    How bad is it? Am I some overly critical videophile? It's bad and no, I don't think so. The major selling point of the iPad 3 is the retina display. The trade-off is cost (for those replacing their older iPad) extra weight, thicker size, and slower battery charging. And what is gained? Regarding color fidelity, the display is seriously flawed and there's no setting to be changed.

    On certain scenes (various videos) faces and hair have a greenish cast. Once noticed, it's obvious and annoying. Grass looks cartoonish with a neon glow, while it appears completely natural on the iPad 2 -- this is the easiest test. Water appears greenish, not blue. It's very evident.

    I did a google and found this, so I'm not alone:
    Falk Lumo: Apple iPad 3: A first screen evaluation

    I suppose Apple could fix this with an upgrade. But, it's not even an acknowledged problem. I don't know, but I guess it's just a bad setting choice and affects all 3's. If so, didn't anyone test this? I noticed right away.

    As things stand -- I'm just digesting this disappointing discovery -- I see no sense in keeping my iPad 3 with an overall worse display. Crisp text is good, but video is where it should wow and it doesn't... it uggs instead.

    Here, this is a link Edited by Moderator - link removed, see Admin/Moderator posts later in this thread that will help you find out which week of production your iPad-3 has come out of. Can you please put your week of production so that others can understand which week Production Batch is having this problem of yellow Hue. Same applies for people having a Backlight Bleeding problem, please post your week of production.

    Also you can have a look at this link Edited by Moderator - link to external forum removed people have reported here on which week has maximum Hue

    Apparently the following weeks have a Hue Problem :

    week-3
    week-6
    week-5
    week-1
    week-10
    week-7
    week-9
    Last edited by Gabriel1; 03-25-2012 at 03:10 AM. Reason: Links removed as per Admin/Moderator posts later in thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by rconn2 View Post
    I compared my iPad 2 and iPad 3 playing the same 720p video simultaneously and side by side last night. In scene after scene, I strongly perceived my iPad 2 as having better picture quality (at 720p, the resolution didn't matter).

    The colors seemed true and natural and realistic on the iPad 2. They seemed unnatural on the iPad 3. How utterly disappointing! I was biased to want to be favorably impressed by the iPad 3 and the 2 had the significantly better display.

    What was going on? The iPad 3 colors were too greenish. If we had an advanced display setting (of course Apple won't allow that), I'd be looking to shift the hue over to the red a bit and away from the green.

    How bad is it? Am I some overly critical videophile? It's bad and no, I don't think so. The major selling point of the iPad 3 is the retina display. The trade-off is cost (for those replacing their older iPad) extra weight, thicker size, and slower battery charging. And what is gained? Regarding color fidelity, the display is seriously flawed and there's no setting to be changed.

    On certain scenes (various videos) faces and hair have a greenish cast. Once noticed, it's obvious and annoying. Grass looks cartoonish with a neon glow, while it appears completely natural on the iPad 2 -- this is the easiest test. Water appears greenish, not blue. It's very evident.

    I did a google and found this, so I'm not alone:
    Falk Lumo: Apple iPad 3: A first screen evaluation

    I suppose Apple could fix this with an upgrade. But, it's not even an acknowledged problem. I don't know, but I guess it's just a bad setting choice and affects all 3's. If so, didn't anyone test this? I noticed right away.

    As things stand -- I'm just digesting this disappointing discovery -- I see no sense in keeping my iPad 3 with an overall worse display. Crisp text is good, but video is where it should wow and it doesn't... it uggs instead.

    Mine does not have green tint. All HD video plays flawlessly. Don't know what you're talking about. Get it replaced.

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    My screen is perfect and i like the warmer colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by augustya View Post
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    Apparently the following weeks have a Hue Problem :

    week-3
    week-6
    week-5
    week-1
    week-10
    week-7
    week-9
    Ooh, hate to disagree again mate, but if you read some of the forumposts on Macrumors link you included, there is a lot of disagreement - with many saying I have one from week x on the list, yet I don't have any of those problems. Big question is how did they compile this list? It may be valid and more people in those weeks have a problem or may be complete gobledegook but we cannot know unless we know how the list was assembled. As one poster in the forums stated - there are many assembly lines, it does not seem logical that you can tell from the serial number which ones had issues especially when there are posts about people with units from those weeks that report having no issues on the forum.


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