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2010 15" HiRes Anti-Glare video and photo viewing issues

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Mac Specs: mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro 2.8 i7, 8GB, OS X 10.6.8

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In January 2012 I bought my MBP through Apple's refurb dept.
After some weird glitchy things, which a recent format may have fixed, and some overall speed issues that i cant figure out, my monitor seems to suck.
Movies are WAY too dark, and while I can fix it a little in the DVD options, the movies look like they're on a 13 year old plasma TV, not too vivid and not too sharp.

I also do photo editing which is why I bought my 24" matte screen iMac in 2006 and why I bought the upgraded screen on this MBP. But my iMac screen played back movies and photos much sharper and with better color rendition than this MBP screen. (On top of that, my 3GB iMac was peppier and just seemed faster running programs than this 8GB MBP.)


I can't really go to an apple store because I moved from the US to Japan. The move here is the whole reason I bought the MBP, and now I miss my old iMac.
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I was in the same boat as you. I don't know if it was a similar problem but I just returned my 15" Macbook Pro with the Hi-Res Anti-Glare screen and exchanged it for the Glossy screen. Movies were way to card and everything to me just seemed blurry. I looked at an additional model in the store and couldn't tell if it was just limited to my model after only looking at the screen for a few minutes. I tried to live with it but found it was causing headaches after short times in front of it either watching a movie, or even just browsing the web. Again, that was my experience with it and after returning it for the glossy version I couldn't be happier with the screen.
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