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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 #201 of 4784
Damn it...my hp zr2740w arrived today...but wasn't home to sign for it...

will get it Monday...should have waited for this instead...sadsmiley.gif
post #202 of 4784

@SJetski71

 

First off, welcome to OCN!

 

Actually I am not sure if the Shimian QH 270 Lite model has a working OSD or not as I do not have the monitor.  I was just pointing out those buttons on the back which are supposed for accessing the OSD menu.

(Obviously the Source button should not work because there is only one input source (DL-DVI) for the Lite model.  And when the Menu button is pressed down, the OSD menu is supposed to come on the screen and you can then use the four Arrows buttons to access different features.)

 

Basically Yamakasi produces the Catleap and Achieva produces the Shimian.  In China, there are similar 2nd tier companies producing equivalent monitors based on the same LG LM270WQ1 panel.   And I do know these Chinese counterparts have a functional OSD menu for the basic model as I read a Chinese end user's mention of basic OSD functions like speaker volume +/-, brightness +/-, contrast +/-...etc.

 

Perhaps Achieva disables these functions of the Shimian Lite model while the Chinese counterparts keep them.

 

I think a few people here also order the Catleap version.  It will be interesting for them to check whether their OSD menu is functional or not.

 


Edited by windfire - 2/24/12 at 6:52pm
post #203 of 4784
Thank you for the welcome and your followup Windfire. Everything that you said makes perfect sense, and i realize that seemingly identical displays can have different features enabled or disabled for the export market.

I would pony up the extra if Catleap owners can confirm that the OSD menu works for them.

I also wonder if the stripped down Shimian being sold has a seperate setting to adjust the backlight (?) I have read this thread twice now and never noticed it being specified. I'll re-read the thread again to be sure but confirmation on the backlight would be extremely helpful as well.
post #204 of 4784
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Originally Posted by SJetski71 View Post

Thank you for the welcome and your followup Windfire. Everything that you said makes perfect sense, and i realize that seemingly identical displays can have different features enabled or disabled for the export market.
I would pony up the extra if Catleap owners can confirm that the OSD menu works for them.
I also wonder if the stripped down Shimian being sold has a seperate setting to adjust the backlight (?) I have read this thread twice now and never noticed it being specified. I'll re-read the thread again to be sure but confirmation on the backlight would be extremely helpful as well.

408

Well, there are buttons to adjust the brightness of the backlight, if that's what you mean. They work just fine.
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post #205 of 4784
Thank you for chiming in and providing confirmation Brucethemoose. Please forgive me if i seem a little befuddled since it has been a hectic week for me.

Now the only thing i'm hoping for is info on whether the Catleap has an OSD menu, but otherwise i now feel a lot more comfortable if i decide to go with the Shimian.

Great stuff, i'm very glad you introduced these models to us smile.gif
post #206 of 4784
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Originally Posted by SJetski71 View Post

Thank you for chiming in and providing confirmation Brucethemoose. Please forgive me if i seem a little befuddled since it has been a hectic week for me.
Now the only thing i'm hoping for is info on whether the Catleap has an OSD menu, but otherwise i now feel a lot more comfortable if i decide to go with the Shimian.
Great stuff, i'm very glad you introduced these models to us smile.gif

I'll get my Shimian hopefully within a week, and i'll have my Korean gf go through the manual and see if it says anything about OSD functionality.

Definitely glad to hear that the backlight is adjustable though!
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I hope the group buy goes ahead, I'd be keen for a catleap!
    
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post #208 of 4784
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I hope the group buy goes ahead, I'd be keen for a catleap!

Group buy was already cancelled. It is logistically very difficult to trust a single person or a couple of people with thousands and thousands of dollars for something like this for more than, say, 10-20 people....and there would undoubtedly be probably over 100 people that would want/need to jump on a group buy in order for it to happen. It's not worth waiting.

Pull the trigger now, before the 20-25+ of us OCN'ers that already bought an Achieva or Catleap get our monitors and REALLY make these monitors popular....The longer people wait on these, the closer they're going to get at being priced at $500+....and then the savings one would have gotten by waiting forever for a group buy to form would be non-existent anyways. thumb.gif
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post #209 of 4784

Quote:
Originally Posted by ttoadd.nz View Post

I hope the group buy goes ahead, I'd be keen for a catleap!


Outside of Steam 4-pack sales, group buys are prohibited. Sorry to be bearer of bad news. :(

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcde7ago View Post


Group buy was already cancelled. It is logistically very difficult to trust a single person or a couple of people with thousands and thousands of dollars for something like this for more than, say, 10-20 people....and there would undoubtedly be probably over 100 people that would want/need to jump on a group buy in order for it to happen. It's not worth waiting.
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Not that it matters now anyways, Achieva gave us a quote; price was 320 dollars shipped for 30 panels. For us to ship it to you guys, that would have been an extra 20 dollars or so. So the savings per monitor would have been around 50 dollars.


Edited by youra6 - 2/24/12 at 8:18pm
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post #210 of 4784
hmm. someone with enough capital could theoritically buy 30 of these monitors and make a few bucks over here. haha
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