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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 #1771 of 4784
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Originally Posted by born2bwild View Post

I meant that the LED backlight will reduce color accuracy; LED monitors are just LED-LCD.

I think its the opposite... LEDs enhance picture quality.
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post #1772 of 4784
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Originally Posted by KuuFA View Post

I think its the opposite... LEDs enhance picture quality.

Yup. LED Backlight gives you a cleaner colour spectrum. Your whites look a lot whiter. Whereas an actual LED display/amoled will have poor colour reproduction in that they are over-saturated, which looks really good for some things, to be honest with you, but can ruin many things too. A good IPS LCD with an LED backlight can get 100% colour reproduction. Can't really ask for more....

And if anyone complains about 6ms response times on an IPS display...that's stupid. 6ms = 1/166th of a second. Considering even at 100hz you're getting fewer frames a second than can be noticed through response time....you're probably just imagining things if you think you notice any sort of delay.

Not to mention our own body's response time for the average person is about 300-350ms. Around 250 if you're a sharp fps'er. You really honestly won't notice a difference. Rant over. Lol. tongue.gif
post #1773 of 4784
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Originally Posted by sinter View Post

The ones with DisplayPort are above $700 and not worth the hassle IMO. Just get an HP for $100 more with 3 years warranty if you need DisplayPort.

This. I saw the DP models, but they're too expensive. Grab a DP adapter and call it a day thumb.gif
     
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post #1774 of 4784
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Originally Posted by born2bwild View Post

FYI, the Apple Cinema display is 1440p and LED backlit. There is a reason why the majority of high-res monitors are LCD, it's because LED usually decreases color reproduction accuracy.
As for LED backlights, a lot of the times it is true that it messes with color accuracy a bit, but not always to the point where it's noticeable. As per ToastyX the Catleap has been factory calibrated to a point of *good* color accuracy, 2.2 gamma, and the full advertised contrast.

When I say *good*, that is a subjective opinion, but imho the only people who will look to improve the color are calibration hobbyists and people who want/need an even higher degree of color accuracy.

Overall, i'd say Catleap and Shimian owners got pretty lucky in regards to default color accuracy, gamma and contrast (considering IPS panels often have lower contrast). Having relatively even backlighting certainly helps.
Edited by SJetski71 - 3/11/12 at 3:49pm
post #1775 of 4784
I have convinced myself to buy a Catleap. There's a part of me that is scared that I will receive a monitor with dead pixels. So I messaged green-sum, dream-seller, and 1 or 2 other sellers asking them if it was possible to have them tested for dead pixels.

So far green-sum has been the only one to respond with the following:

Zero-defect system operates by manufacturer. Additional fee is their own policy. $60 and takes a little day.

And we cannot open boxes before you receive.

thanks.

- green-sum
post #1776 of 4784
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Originally Posted by hatfield113 View Post

I have convinced myself to buy a Catleap. There's a part of me that is scared that I will receive a monitor with dead pixels. So I messaged green-sum, dream-seller, and 1 or 2 other sellers asking them if it was possible to have them tested for dead pixels.
So far green-sum has been the only one to respond with the following:
Zero-defect system operates by manufacturer. Additional fee is their own policy. $60 and takes a little day.
And we cannot open boxes before you receive.
thanks.
- green-sum


Interesting, green-sum told me $100 =)

"Hi,
We have not listed it on ebay, our supplier provide zero defects product.
There is $100 difference.
Thank you."
post #1777 of 4784
$60 usd is too high considering he has nothing to lose. he's probably made over $11,000 in just 2 weeks.
    
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post #1778 of 4784
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Originally Posted by jayhawknative View Post

Interesting, green-sum told me $100 =)
"Hi,
We have not listed it on ebay, our supplier provide zero defects product.
There is $100 difference.
Thank you."

You know it might be the way I asked.. I told him a competitor offered that service and I was curious if he did too... who knows.
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Originally Posted by Remix65 View Post

$60 usd is too high considering he has nothing to lose. he's probably made over $11,000 in just 2 weeks.

I agree, $60 is too high, but his monitors are roughly $30 cheaper than dream-sellers, and dream-seller is charging $30 I hear. So it's about as broad as it is long.

I wonder whose shipping method is faster?
post #1779 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Remix65 View Post

$60 usd is too high considering he has nothing to lose. he's probably made over $11,000 in just 2 weeks.
$11,000 gross, but after shipping, ebay and paypal fees you would be surprised at how little Net profit they are making on each monitor, even if it only costing them $250 at cost.
post #1780 of 4784
[quote name="SJetski71" url="/t/1215866/reviewed-400-2560x1440-ips-no-ag-90hz-achieva-shimian-qh270-and-catleap-q270/1920#post_16686299"]$11,000 gross, but after shipping, ebay and paypal fees you would be surprised at how little Net profit they are making on each monitor, even if it only costing them $250 at cost.[/quote] I think it is naive to believe that they are getting the monitors at the retail price of $250. Stores need to make a profit to stock and sell them for $250. I think you'd be surprised at how much profit they're actually making ~ even after shipping and ebay fees. They are just taking advantage of the flock of extremely willing customers. They know that people are willing to pay a handsome 'tip' for them to check the monitors ~ especially if they are following this thread.
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