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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 #1861 of 4784
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Originally Posted by ResidentPsycho View Post

Would be awesome if someone could hook up a ps3 or 360. Quite interested to see how these panels perform with a console. Wouldn't mind picking one up if I can also hook my 360 upto it and have it look decent, sort of a dual purpose screen
+rep

Honestly I have no idea why so many people have asked about running their consoles on this display...not realizing that a 27" monitor that is 720p or 1080p native resolution will look BETTER when hooked up to a ps3/xbox360 than this 1440p monitor. LCD Monitors have their pixel pitch adjusted to look good at their native resolution. Anything higher or lower than that, and you get degraded picture quality.
post #1862 of 4784
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Originally Posted by HyperMatrix View Post

Honestly I have no idea why so many people have asked about running their consoles on this display...not realizing that a 27" monitor that is 720p or 1080p native resolution will look BETTER when hooked up to a ps3/xbox360 than this 1440p monitor. LCD Monitors have their pixel pitch adjusted to look good at their native resolution. Anything higher or lower than that, and you get degraded picture quality.

well in my case, I only have one 'screen' in my apartment. This is going to be my workstation monitor + my tv!

The picture quality when running 1080p on this monitor won't really be that bad!
post #1863 of 4784
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Originally Posted by HyperMatrix View Post

Honestly I have no idea why so many people have asked about running their consoles on this display...not realizing that a 27" monitor that is 720p or 1080p native resolution will look BETTER when hooked up to a ps3/xbox360 than this 1440p monitor. LCD Monitors have their pixel pitch adjusted to look good at their native resolution. Anything higher or lower than that, and you get degraded picture quality.

I don't really want to shell 600+ for a tv just for the xbox and I don't watch tv, so i have no need for one other than consoles, and plus being a uni student I don't have a disposable income
Edited by ResidentPsycho - 3/12/12 at 3:31am
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post #1864 of 4784
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Honestly I have no idea why so many people have asked about running their consoles on this display

There are no other 27" glossy IPS panels except for the Apple Cinema Display which is 1000$. The ACD requires a bunch of extra costly equipment to get it running with consoles and as far as I know the altona converter does not support the proper black level range (16-255 vs 0-255)=grey blacks and washed out colours with consoles. IMO buying an ACD to play console games w/o input lag would be idiotic considering that one can buy a low lag plasma 50" plasma with much better picture quality for the same price. I already have a TV and prefer gaming at my desk so I can multi-task as well.

Sure I could buy the Dell ST2220T but it costs 330$ here and is to small.

These IPS panels are <400$ and the basic models do not have any input lag. I have an S27A850D which has 18ms of input lag (just like the other IPS with scalers and extra inputs) which is 2 much for precision aiming on consoles and killer for vsync'd game play on PC. I use my Asus VG236H for most games which has 2-3ms of input lag, but it is a TN panel.

Finally I have the option to buy an IPS panel that is not super grainy, is sRGB, does not have low contrast and has low input lag. Knowing that the HP ZR27440w works with consoles makes me think it is possible that these new models will as well, which is why it is important.
Edited by MenacingTuba - 3/12/12 at 3:36am
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post #1865 of 4784
The only reason I would have gotten the Crossover over the Catleap was removing the stand would have been easier. Removing the stand on the Catleap requires opening the unit up, which is a PITA compared to just removing 4 screws. I had already ordered the Catleap for $371, but if I had waited I would have gotten the Crossover when it was at $385. Now that it is way above the $400 price, it's not worth it to me, but when it was just $15 I think it would have been worth it. Since these are all the same panels, I think it comes down to how you will use it, i.e. mounted on the wall or on a stand. Anyway, ordered mine on Saturday, still no tracking. The listing says within two business days, so by the EOD today will have been 2 business days in Korea, so hopefully I will have tracking. I would like to have it by the end of the week, crossing my fingers. Either way, any of these are awesome prices for a high res monitor.
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post #1866 of 4784
If the crossover can do 97hz then i'll get one. I like the look and the stand even though the catleap is good looking to. The crossover is the best looking of all 3 and seems to have the better stand over all 3.

After looking at this picture, the crossover is not really that much better looking

http://data.ygosu.com/editor/attach/2/20111112/iJ8p2hehxu94a1AFb7zrJvRU7.JPG
Edited by eduardmc - 3/12/12 at 5:17am
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post #1867 of 4784
After seeing this pictures, crossover doesn't look that much better

iJ8p2hehxu94a1AFb7zrJvRU7.JPG
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post #1868 of 4784
Guys, can you tell me if my GFX will support this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506

Mucho respect / rep / etc. Thanks
post #1869 of 4784
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Guys, can you tell me if my GFX will support this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506
Mucho respect / rep / etc. Thanks
It has dual link DVI-I ports so it will work. It may not be able to show the BIOS screen like a certain few cards but will be fine in Windows.
post #1870 of 4784
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It has dual link DVI-I ports so it will work. It may not be able to show the BIOS screen like a certain few cards but will be fine in Windows.

Will i have a problem getting into the BIOS with my GTX 580 (black screen). I did not think of it until this post. The bios are usually in a different resolution and this monitors are not able to scale different resolution. will my card scale it even if the drivers has not been uploaded.
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