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Poll Results: Vote when your Achieva/Catleap monitor comes in.

 
  • 41% (232)
    Achieva QH270
  • 2% (12)
    Achieva QH270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 8% (46)
    Achieva QH270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
  • 40% (224)
    Catleap Q270
  • 1% (8)
    Catleap Q270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 5% (33)
    Catleap Q270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
555 Total Votes  
post #161 of 4784
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Originally Posted by jcde7ago View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeawesome View Post

why does it say d-sub in the title for the achieva ?

It's just referring to the VGA connector. The Achieva has DVI and VGA only. No HDMI.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-subminiature

About that...

445a0bb9-88ae-b092.jpg

I may be missing something, but this is my first monitor with no VGA input. HDMI = DVI + audio though, so an hdmi adapter would be cheap.

And I just tried to use the OSD buttons. They're totally disabled, and feel different than the functional buttons.
445a0bb9-8918-2402.jpg
No OSD. Your graphics card can do adjustments if needed, but this is truly a bare bones monitor if there ever was one.
Edited by brucethemoose - 2/24/12 at 5:05am
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post #162 of 4784
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

About that...
445a0bb9-88ae-b092.jpg
This is my first monitor with no VGA input. HDMI = DVI + audio though, so an hdmi adapter would be cheap.

And I just tried to use the OSD buttons. They're totally disabled, and feel different than the functional buttons.
445a0bb9-8918-2402.jpg
No OSD. Your graphics card can do adjustments if needed, but this is truly a bare bones monitor if there ever was one.

Disabled OSD? Means you can't use a calibrator?
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post #163 of 4784
Why would the OSD be disabled? Does not computer.
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post #164 of 4784
Price went up again to 439 on the catleaps.

Anyways I bought one, heres to hoping nothings wrong with it.
post #165 of 4784
I noticed last night there were 4 left listed at 413 or whatever and also the 439 listing which states "with built in speaker" even though they're the exact same model. I doubt 4 sold overnight so he is likely just raising the price to squeeze more money out of people. Lame.
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post #166 of 4784
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Disabled OSD? Means you can't use a calibrator?

You can still calibrate the monitor using your GPU.

I'll have my gf go through the Korean manual when mine arrives to make sure we aren't missing anything. Don't get why the OSD would be disabled either, but it's not exactly a deal-breaker when i can make the same adjustments to the picture with Nvidia Control Panel.
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post #167 of 4784

Demand and supply wink.gif. I think i will wait for a bit to see if the price comes down then i'll probably buy one as well.

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post #168 of 4784
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I noticed last night there were 4 left listed at 413 or whatever and also the 439 listing which states "with built in speaker" even though they're the exact same model. I doubt 4 sold overnight so he is likely just raising the price to squeeze more money out of people. Lame.

Yea I sent him a message yesterday since it was originally 389 this is the response I got.
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$389 of this product was one of our staffs' mistake. He mistakenly measured the shipping cost lower than the normal cost and set the wrong price as $389. Sorry for it. That's the reason why the price went up. We beg your understanding in advance.
By the way, as an event for the newly updated products, we have set the price of this product at the lowest price with no margin of profit. So the present price of this product won't go back to $389. Sorry.
post #169 of 4784
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About that...
445a0bb9-88ae-b092.jpg

Those look like vesa mounting points back there but I emailed the seller and he said the achieva doesn't have them. Am I seeing things
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post #170 of 4784
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Yea I sent him a message yesterday since it was originally 389 this is the response I got.
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$389 of this product was one of our staffs' mistake. He mistakenly measured the shipping cost lower than the normal cost and set the wrong price as $389. Sorry for it. That's the reason why the price went up. We beg your understanding in advance.
By the way, as an event for the newly updated products, we have set the price of this product at the lowest price with no margin of profit. So the present price of this product won't go back to $389. Sorry.

They raised the price on the Catleap one yeah, but the Shimian is still $405 and apparently there are more than 10 of them in stock
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