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Envy 15 IPS Red vs. Orange tally

Discussion in 'HP Envy & HDX' started by Lvivkse, Jan 4, 2012.

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Colors like red

  1. My display can reproduce red (and violet)

    27 vote(s)
    11.3%
  2. My reds look to orange (and violet looks blue)

    96 vote(s)
    40.3%
  3. I don't have one and just want to vote because it's fun

    115 vote(s)
    48.3%
  1. Lvivkse

    Lvivkse My username is a typo

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    For Envy 15 (2011) owners, this is a tally of if you find your IPS' color gamut to display proper/decent reds, or if they appear orange to you. Ditto for if you find violent to be blue.

    Whether it's a big or small issue to you, that doesn't really matter. Just want to see how common the red issue is.

    Yes, "my reds look to orange" is a typo. Crap.
     
  2. gameface25

    gameface25 Notebook Consultant

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    I get the orangish tint with no calibration, but its not enough to be a deal breaker for me, at least not yet
     
  3. Thors.Hammer

    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Would have been funny if it said "My reds look to orange, eh?"

    Canadians. Too much beer to type. :D
     
  4. CompUG

    CompUG Notebook Evangelist

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    To those who do not have the problem please post pics..
     
  5. independent1

    independent1 Notebook Guru

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    If they're all the same model panel by the same manufacturer, then they will all look the same and have this problem.
     
  6. Lvivkse

    Lvivkse My username is a typo

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    Totally agree, but a few people have said their colors look just fine, and another has said it's not a widespread issue - so I figured it would be good to confirm what we (mostly) know to be true
     
  7. CompUG

    CompUG Notebook Evangelist

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    This looks red to me

    http://www.laptopmag.com/images/uploads/ppress/43563/HP Envy 2011_g2.jpg

    http://www.laptopmag.com/images/uploads/ppress/43563/HP-Envy-2011_movie.jpg

    http://www.laptopmag.com/images/uploads/r304/32628.jpg

    The pictures are from this review and they are have the IPS screen

    HP Envy 15 (2012)
     
  8. Lvivkse

    Lvivkse My username is a typo

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    well they also say
     
  9. FightGravity

    FightGravity Newbie

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    Same here 10char
     
  10. timjuliani

    timjuliani Notebook Consultant

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    Yes, if only they had said "orange" instead of dull.

    The best thing about reading these threads for days and expecting the worst is I'm hoping that when my machine finally arrives hopefully on Thursday, I'll be able to handle it. I will take photos against my factory calibrated Dell U2410.
     
  11. Luxferro

    Luxferro Notebook Consultant

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    To truly test and/or see the orange reds, everyone needs to check using the same method. The easiest way to see it is to open MS Paint, and fill the screen with a custom color of 255,0,0. You'll see it looks more orange then red.

    make the canvis size 1920 x 1080, fill it with the color and hit F11 for fullscreen. If you don't see orange either you magically have a different panel, or are color blind :p

    I think the OP should put this little test in the first post and have them do it before answering the poll.

    edit: OP should put 1920 x 1080P panel in title as well ;)
     
  12. minazaki

    minazaki Notebook Enthusiast

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    Will respond to this poll when I (finally) get mine.
     
  13. Hookerlips

    Hookerlips Notebook Evangelist

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    I got the orange...
     
  14. Don Draper

    Don Draper Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well... http://www.laptopmag.com/images/uploads/ppress/43563/HP-Envy-2011_movie.jpg is a screenshot, not a photo, so if your monitor can display reds, then you'll see them. The other two are the same image and look like a stock photo, not something taken by a reviewer.
     
  15. Luxferro

    Luxferro Notebook Consultant

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    I posted this in the envy 15 owners thread, and I'm reposting it here:

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    The problem with everyone who says my reds look fine, is everyone uses a different example that has surrounding colors around it. It more or less creates an optical illusion that your reds look red. Display a 1920x1080 screen filled with red from MS Paint. This is going to be the same exact reason that HP is going to say there is no problems with the displays - They don't properly isolate the problem.

    Attached below is one using MS Paint's un-edited RED.

    [​IMG]

    Here's a comparison with the image above between my Envy 15 (IPS 1080P display) and Dell P2310H (TN 1080P)

    [​IMG]

    Now if you want to prove to the world that your laptop does the red color, do the exact same thing. Don't take a picture of an apple with all kinds of other stuff in the background :p
     
  16. sullymc

    sullymc Notebook Enthusiast

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    Been lurking around this forum for a couple of weeks since my computer died and I really wanted to like the Envy 15 but those pictures above really demonstrate just how off the red reproduction is.

    Thanks for the great compare. I called HP yesterday and inquired about the IPS screen issue and, not surprisingly, the rep claimed complete ignorance.
     
  17. CompUG

    CompUG Notebook Evangelist

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    Someone should email this to HP the picture and all and keep sending dozens of emails a day until HP releases a statement..
     
  18. CompUG

    CompUG Notebook Evangelist

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    Lvivkse, could you try to hook up ur ENVY to ur tv and see if the color red comes out orange, because if it does it might be software problem wouldn't it then? But if it comes out red on ur tv it would an hardware issue I would assume?
     
  19. Lvivkse

    Lvivkse My username is a typo

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    interesting theory

    wouldn't this be answered just by taking a screen shot though?
     
  20. Lvivkse

    Lvivkse My username is a typo

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    Or do reviews on hp.com uploading the pics and giving it 1-stars, maybe then they'll admit to the problem
     

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