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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 #2061 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTM Audi View Post

Newegg has a couple around $12 shipped. Might make a trip to Microcenter for a couple things and could pick one up there too maybe.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119388

I was looking at this one to better fit on the Shimian since the space is so tight.

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Series-DVI-D-Dual-Link-Cable/dp/B000HGLFDI/

$8 for 10 feet is pretty decent if the quality is good and it works.
post #2062 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by B33ker View Post

I was looking at this one to better fit on the Shimian since the space is so tight.
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Series-DVI-D-Dual-Link-Cable/dp/B000HGLFDI/
$8 for 10 feet is pretty decent if the quality is good and it works.

I was looking at that too, but you got to make sure the orientation is right. Some of the reviews say it was backwards for their device.
Plus, if you dont spend $25, you have to pay for shipping.
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post #2063 of 4784
Finally able to vote in the poll! Reposting from the Catleap Club:

Took longer to take pics than to set up!

Will not bother posting all the unboxing pics, they can all be found here.

No dark or bright pixels. Perfect panel.
A touch of backlight bleed at top center, only due to the frame being a tad too tight there. I can make it go away by prying the frame some. Doesn't bother me so far for the price. I may take it apart and sand down the tight spot some to get rid of it if it starts to bother me.
No perceptable tilt to the stand, although a ruler shows 1/16th variance left to right (see unboxing pics).
There is definitely a green tint to it. I used Lightrooms neutral grey background stretched across both monitors (other one is U2412M) and kicked the green gamma down by .05 and the blue brightness up by a few percent to get it to match. Am planning on borrowing a friend's X-rite Colormunki to calibrate both.

Not gonna bother to try to overclock. Incredibly happy with the purchase as is.

At any rate, my desk before:
b-2012_03_12_Yamakasi-7984.jpg

My desk after:
b-2012_03_12-Yamakasi-8027.jpg

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post #2064 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTM Audi View Post

I was looking at that too, but you got to make sure the orientation is right. Some of the reviews say it was backwards for their device.
Plus, if you dont spend $25, you have to pay for shipping.

Yep, I gotta undo the cable and look to be sure.

I've had a Prime account for years so I get free 2 day shipping, so for me, $8 total.

Actually, looking at this shot of the back of the Shimian here

http://cdn.overclock.net/1/16/16b967e0_IMAG0156.jpeg

It looks like its a perfect match with the wider end being on the inside edge.

Right?

Bah I'll probably still pull mine out of the desk to check even though it's a royal PITA. smile.gif
post #2065 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBGunWB View Post

Finally able to vote in the poll! Reposting from the Catleap Club:
Took longer to take pics than to set up!
Will not bother posting all the unboxing pics, they can all be found here.
No dark or bright pixels. Perfect panel.
A touch of backlight bleed at top center, only due to the frame being a tad too tight there. I can make it go away by prying the frame some. Doesn't bother me so far for the price. I may take it apart and sand down the tight spot some to get rid of it if it starts to bother me.
No perceptable tilt to the stand, although a ruler shows 1/16th variance left to right (see unboxing pics).
There is definitely a green tint to it. I used Lightrooms neutral grey background stretched across both monitors (other one is U2412M) and kicked the green gamma down by .05 and the blue brightness up by a few percent to get it to match. Am planning on borrowing a friend's X-rite Colormunki to calibrate both.
Not gonna bother to try to overclock. Incredibly happy with the purchase as is.
At any rate, my desk before:
b-2012_03_12_Yamakasi-7984.jpg
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You have a piano too! biggrin.gif

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Pic was before my Catleap.
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post #2066 of 4784
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I agree completely.. or I wouldn't have bought. Of course there's a level of QA at an electrical/die level that no one here has done (or is able to do) which could be reflective of longevity, but only time will tell on that one. It's a semi-educated gamble, and no one should buy one without being honest with themselves about that fact. I'm all for sticking it to the establishment, but there's a reason the too good to be true adage has persevered for so long!
Just speculating, as others have done, on how they're turning a profit, that's all.

Longevity is the big question. So this is a gamble indeed. However, at sub-$400, it is well worth the risk biggrin.gif
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post #2067 of 4784

We are getting closer to finding out why some Catleaps can OC and others cannot.  Hopefully we will have this sorted quickly (and if we can do something about the non-OC versions.)

   
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post #2068 of 4784
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Longevity is the big question. So this is a gamble indeed. However, at sub-$400, it is well worth the risk biggrin.gif

For that price I would expect it to at least last 3-5 years without any malfunctions. My Samsung didn't cost that much and has been fine for 3 years.

Still interested, but still such a gamble. wink.gif
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post #2069 of 4784
My LED-P is listed as shipped! No tracking number yet, hopefully it will arrive before the weekend. I'll give impressions on the stand and overall build quality to help determine if the extra cost can be justified. Fingers crossed redface.gif
post #2070 of 4784
Seems that green-sum is now offering dead pixel checks for an extra $60
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