Lauda89 It may have some affect in terms of output, but the source of strain still remains. I think it is something bigger on macbooks. The whole panel is questionable. Writing this from windows machine, as it just got unbearable. Was working in a cafe, took both laptops. Tried to use macbook air m1 with all the settings and using dummy scream. Then tension got unbearable, switched to windows 11 laptop from HP, got instant relief. Yet windows machine also gets strain, but it would take a bit more time. Plus I do disable dithering on windows through registry, which may or may not have affect.
Folks, there is something beyond dithering, or dithering got much more complex and have many facets to it. Need to really study the underlying technology of LCD panels to see what's going on. Maybe someone by any chance knows which specific LCD manufacturer produced panels for macbook air M1, or if its mixed bag, i.e. during shortages apple would pick whatever manufacturer it suits their broad spects and call it a day. This would explain why some suffer, some do not. This would also explain why notebook check tests give one truth, other party tests totally different. Generally primary markets such as USA get best panels, others get best or shitty, depending on weather in the factory.