Hi guys. I'm new to this forum and coincidentally enough I found this thread through Google search hoping to find a
discussion about this monitor.
I'm from Australia and recently I traveled to Korea with some friends on vacation. I went to a town in Seoul called Yongsan
which is pretty much known for being the electronics capital of Korea.
I've been searching on korean sites for a type of monitor like this for quite a while (as you can see from this
To my luck, I manage to find one vendor who was selling a monitor like this - the ACHIEVA Shimian QH270.
I paid 270 000 KRW (which is approx $240 US) from the seller. The monitor was considerably heavy to carry
around (approx 10kg for the box) so I was against the idea of bringing it as a hand carry. I paid approximately another
$100 US to get it shipped by airmail. It took about 3 days to ship which I was quite impressed with but that just depends
on what type of courier you use.
Ok, pretty much I've checked all the voltages and what not and it seems that it complies with Australian power standards
(230V - DC 24V = 5.0A) Instead of using a transformer, I just used a universal converter so that it plugs in into the power
socket. The monitor itself comes with a power brick instead of connecting the AC adapter directly into the monitor. A
DVI-Dual Link digital cable is included as this is crucial for a monitor to work properly at such a high reso.
When I first turned it on, the monitor worked like a charm. The glossy IPS screen looks really really impressive. I wouldn't
considered myself a pro when it comes to analyzing the fine details of what looks good or not but from a average IT user
point of view I must say it looks better than most screens. Compared to my old Benq 24", the colors are much more vibrant
and the blacks seem more black. I must say, I am quite pleased for being able to get such a nice monitor for only $340! however...
I came across a problem with the monitor. I woke up the next day and when I turned on my monitor, there was artifacts all over
the screen. It pretty much went berserk. After a while, the monitor just stayed blank for the whole time (you can tell it was on
because the back light was on). After changing AC and DVI cables, experimenting with this and that I finally came up with a
solution to the problem. I've realized that if I turn on my monitor before the computer even boots up (before the beep), the
monitor becomes confused and the weird colors occur. However, if i wait about 10 seconds and wait till my PC makes the
beep sound and then turn on my monitor, then its perfectly fine. It hasn't stopped a beat since. Or the other solution was if I
turn on my monitor before my PC and the weird colors occur, I turn off my monitor and turn it back on and its fine. So what I
can say is, this could just be a problem with this specific monitor. Or it could be a universal problem with the other same
models as well. But all I can say is, ever since I found the solution, its been working perfectly. In conclusion even though it
has it's faults, I paid not even half of what the cheapest 27" panel is available on the market in the US and AUS. If you can
live with that, then go for it. I will update this post if any more problems occur in the future
Edit: Sorry, I forgot to post some evidence of my purchase. I apologize in advance for the crummy picture quality that was
taken from my Motorola RAZR.
Edit: More updated picture http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/9783/highreso.jpgEdited by songnari - 2/15/12 at 10:00pm