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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 #1711 of 4784
My shimian finally came !!! did not think it would get here Saturday, but it did, only problem so far... the stand did not come with screws to attach the stand to the monitor !!!!

headed to a hardware store now, hopefully the stand will give me the correct screw size, not going to take the whole monitor to fit the screws into to check.
post #1712 of 4784
Have your tracking numbers from dreamseller the ones attached to eBay?
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post #1713 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Sammael7 View Post

My shimian finally came !!! did not think it would get here Saturday, but it did, only problem so far... the stand did not come with screws to attach the stand to the monitor !!!!
headed to a hardware store now, hopefully the stand will give me the correct screw size, not going to take the whole monitor to fit the screws into to check.

there weren't any in the bag with the manual?
post #1714 of 4784
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Originally Posted by vhxonline View Post

Ordered from Green-Sum. Packaging was well done. However that's where the good things end.
1) Opened it up to find WATER INSIDE THE MONITOR PACKAGING.
2) The Stand tilts, but I understand this is normal for all Catleaps.
3) Got 4 dead pixels stacked next to each other.
Deal was too good to be true, sadly. I guess I can live with it given the price, just very very disappointing.
Here's the pictures I took: http://imgur.com/a/aTnQq

You could always return it and buy another one. I'd say it's worth the $70-$80 it'd cost to ship it back to try and get a working monitor. The manufacturer warranty may not cover less than 10 dead pixels, but the seller return policy has to cover it.
post #1715 of 4784
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Originally Posted by HyperMatrix View Post

You could always return it and buy another one. I'd say it's worth the $70-$80 it'd cost to ship it back to try and get a working monitor. The manufacturer warranty may not cover less than 10 dead pixels, but the seller return policy has to cover it.

Eh I thought of this, but, really who's to say the next one won't have more or have them in the center? Having to keep eating $80-100 over and over is not a good deal. After about a few replacements I could of just gone with a Dell.

Also to add on to my last post, my Catleap is not going above 60hz in any way shape or form on my 9800GT.

Have tried manual timings and automatic timings of the following 'confirmed working' ones 74, 85, 96, and 100.

What a total let down, especially for the hype, meh, atleast the colors are impressive as it's my first S-IPS.
post #1716 of 4784
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

You've come to the right thread on the right forum. Welcome to OCN!
First off, for general, non gaming use, this monitor is amazing. Working with this monitor over, say, a cheap OEM monitor is like putting on glasses for the first time. And you don't need to be a display guru: all you need to know is that this is up there with the very best computer displays available. 24" CRTs, Medical LCDs, and Plasmas are the only different displays I've seen that can compare.
Yes, this deal is incredible, but there's also alot of risk involved. The manufacturer is 6000 miles away, so we don't exactly get much support for faulty hardware. Read the thread, consider the risk yourself. It's well worth it IMO.
Also, a 6870 should be plenty for powering most games out there. The more demanding ones like BF3 might require you to turn down settings, but Bf3 on high with no AA at 2560x1440 looks alot better than it does on high-ultra at 1366x768 with AA. But the real beauty of this monitor shows itself in old games: forcing 2560x1440 resolution brings old favorites back to life.
Thanks, seems like a great community here! I may stick around after the decision is made one way or another...

You say for non-gaming, general use that it's amazing but what about gaming? It's a decent part of what I use my PC for, so it obviously will be a factor for sure. Good to hear that I'll be ok on the settings - I didn't build this computer to be top of the line, so those settings are in line with my expectations with any monitor really.

I am weighing the risk and it looks like I'm in on this at just the right time as many of you appear to be getting your units now, so I will keep watching with trepidation and admiration.
Thanks for the info.
post #1717 of 4784
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Originally Posted by mikeawesome View Post

there weren't any in the bag with the manual?

there was no manual in the box

edit, I need to figure out what screw size is needed, not sure if they are using standard " screws or some strange metric screws, it looks a bit thinner than a quarter of an inch though, I tried a quarter inch screw I had lying around and it was too thick
Edited by Sammael7 - 3/10/12 at 2:19pm
post #1718 of 4784
you can remove the neck of the stand from the monitor and take that with you to home depot
post #1719 of 4784
I received my ACHIEVA Shimian QH270-IPSB today, and initially had some problems. I have the tempered glass model, and had some dust under the glass. It almost looked like a tear in the screen at first glance.

I ended up prying up the glass slightly from the corner, and using canned air to blow the dust out (or somehwere I can't see). After clearing out the dust, I just popped the glass back in. It is actually quite nice, but I underestimated just how glossy this monitor is...
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Crucial M4 256gb Sandisk Extreme II 240GB Western Digital Black 640gb (x2) Swiftech MCP35X 
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EK CSQ-Plexi Top EK X3 400 Res EK XTX 360 Radiator EK Supremacy Full Copper CPU Block 
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EK Titan Block with Backplate Windows 8 Pro Achieva Shimian QH270 Das Keyboard Professional 
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post #1720 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Fleat View Post

I received my ACHIEVA Shimian QH270-IPSB today, and initially had some problems. I have the tempered glass model, and had some dust under the glass. It almost looked like a tear in the screen at first glance.
I ended up prying up the glass slightly from the corner, and using canned air to blow the dust out (or somehwere I can't see). After clearing out the dust, I just popped the glass back in. It is actually quite nice, but I underestimated just how glossy this monitor is...

Not only does the dust scare me about tempered glass, but its how glossy it may be.
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