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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)
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post #1781 of 4784
Doesn't paying them to check kinda ruin the 'chance' of the deal? I thought the risk was part of the fun...wink.gif
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post #1782 of 4784
I don't mind dead pixel really. I don't notice them until i start looking for them. I even bought a monitor that had like 12 dead pixel and i did not notice until other people started complaining about them. After that i use to look for them all the time and be annoyed. I have only seen one person here with 4 dead pixel, others (few) have report 1 pixel which is really nothing. If my monitor comes damage (DOA) i'll not be paying shipping back cause i will fight this out with paypal until the end. The user never claim that is our duty to pay return shipping FOR DEFECTIVE UNIT. He only state if we are not satisfied with our monitor that we will have to pay return shipping. Dead pixel is not really a problem for me,
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post #1783 of 4784
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Originally Posted by HyperMatrix View Post

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

Not entirely true. There's still ghosting visible on every IPS screen available. despite the the 6ms or whatever low spec manufacturers claim, ghosting/blurring is always present and easily picked up in certain conditions. input lag is something else altogether. it's noticeable in fighting, fps, rhythm games, etc. it's great that some of these monitors discussed here have no input lag!
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Originally Posted by CharlesK View Post

I'd be grateful if someone could measure the backlight PWM frequency of the catleap (I plan to do it on the achieva when i'll receive it). The method is described in this article : tftcentral : Pulse Width Modulation ("Testing and Interpretation" part)

Thanks for the link to there! I knew about the PWM issues with LED backlit monitors, but not how to test for it. I hope people here can find the backlight switching frequency for their monitors here, and I look forward to your findings too! If there is no PWM switching on these monitors, that would be SO GOOD. but not likely.
Edited by mahdi - 3/11/12 at 5:10pm
post #1784 of 4784
I see for $54 I can add a 3 year squaretrade warranty. Anyone know much about squaretrade warranty and If I should?
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post #1785 of 4784
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I see for $54 I can add a 3 year squaretrade warranty. Anyone know much about squaretrade warranty and If I should?

Squaretrade is amazing. When u get your monitor squaretrade is a must. They'll probably won't be able to get you a replacement or replacement part if monitor goes bad. In the end you'll get your money back from them. I have deal with squaretrade before and they returned all my money back no question asked after 5 days and they could not repair my laptop.
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post #1786 of 4784
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I see for $54 I can add a 3 year squaretrade warranty. Anyone know much about squaretrade warranty and If I should?

I did. After reading as much as I good on the ST website, I'm pretty confident it will be covered so I figured it was worth the $54 bucks. However, I feel that if it isn't valid, I'll get my $54 back, and that would be able to go towards shipping this thing back to Korea if needed for repairs. That's my worst case scenario with the ST warranty, so I thought it was worth it.
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post #1787 of 4784
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I see for $54 I can add a 3 year squaretrade warranty. Anyone know much about squaretrade warranty and If I should?

I've bought several SQ warranties, never had to use them, but know 2 people personally who have and they were very positive about their experience. Squaretrade is very reputable as a company. I know some of the folks in this thread have contacted squaretrade about this monitor and they've said they'll cover it, but I wasn't willing to do it myself, not for 15% of the price. I'm willing to risk my $370 =)

I want to believe if these are designed to be abused in gaming cafes, they'll do fine with just me. I didn't get the tempered glass though, I understand it for the cafes, but useless for home purposes.. unless you have seizures from gaming light flashes =)
post #1788 of 4784
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Squaretrade is amazing. When u get your monitor squaretrade is a must. They'll probably won't be able to get you a replacement or replacement part if monitor goes bad. In the end you'll get your money back from them. I have deal with squaretrade before and they returned all my money back no question asked after 5 days and they could not repair my laptop.

Thanks
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I did. After reading as much as I good on the ST website, I'm pretty confident it will be covered so I figured it was worth the $54 bucks. However, I feel that if it isn't valid, I'll get my $54 back, and that would be able to go towards shipping this thing back to Korea if needed for repairs. That's my worst case scenario with the ST warranty, so I thought it was worth it.

Thanks aswell. Yeah, I mean.. It's already a good $600? less than it's dell equivalent so, makes absolute sense to get that too now that I think about it more.

I've been on this thread like glue since it started. I think I'm on day 6 with the ebay page up ready to order just haven't pulled the trigger yet. Not that I can't afford or do not want.. It's just I need to figure out my desk situation. Very nice corner desk, but only can house a 24" monitor tops. Not going to let a desk stop my eye's from "liquid gold" though.
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[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.
The quantity prices are no secret, it takes a lot of units to get a discount, i doubt that garage-based sellers are buying that many at once as the initial investment is high.

But if these sellers are drop-shipping, as we suspect they are, then everything we mentioned above goes out the window. It's one set price with drop-ship unless you move a lot of volume, and going by their feedback these are small-time ebay sellers.
post #1790 of 4784
Almost forgot, large and oddball shaped boxes increase shipping costs dramatically. I recently price shopped some shipping service for some refurb 26" monitors i sourced, and i was shocked at the prices that UPS, Fed-Ex and USPS were quoting.

Talk about taking a big chunk out of my profit, i wouldn't do it again in that situation, the risks with sensitive electronics and potential complaints isn't worth it.
Edited by SJetski71 - 3/11/12 at 6:07pm
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