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post #2141 of 4784
Any idea if crossover comes tempered. I know they are not selling those version but would like to know if they do in korea.
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Any idea if crossover comes tempered. I know they are not selling those version but would like to know if they do in korea.

Yes, they sell a tempered glass model in South Korea. However, it's the one with the fixed stand.
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Yes, they sell a tempered glass model in South Korea. However, it's the one with the fixed stand.

Thanx for the info. i rather have the better stand than tempered.
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Agreed.
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Ordered my Catleap Q270 from dream-seller on 3/5, it arrived yesterday in the US on 3/12. Now I'm struggling to get anything other than a blank screen frown.gif
Was a bit paranoid when opening up the box since it looked (from signs of wear) like it might have been previously opened up form the bottom (without breaking the top seal) and taped back up. Also the clear wrap cover had been cut out on the base stand where the neck fits in, and also had been cut on the back of the monitor so that the input jacks could be accessed. Can anyone confirm if this is how they all come new?
I guess the good news is that when the monitor is on (backlight on) showing a blank black screen, there are no bright dead pixels :/ Bad news is that I can't get a picture to show. I've tried two cards - a 8600 GT and a 4670 HD, both of which say they support dual-link DVI on all DVI ports in their card specs. I only have the DVI cable that came with the monitor to test. Once I was able to get a picture out of the 8600 GT (didn't notice any dead black pixels too..), but that was a fleeting moment and it refuses to do it again. Curiously the time I got it to work, it was first showing up blank. When I plugged in a second DVI monitor into the second port, the catleap flashed as if it were switching modes and then the image popped up. I've tried every combination of 1-2 monitors / jacks / settings since then but no luck.
Can anyone say what happens if you send a lower resolution signal to the monitor (without GPU scaling) or turn down the refresh rate below 60 Hz? Does anyone have suggestions about which DVI timings are most likely to work? I'd like to send an easier signal down the cable, but dunno if that should work or not. I'm a bit worried that the monitor seems to blank out on other people when they push their refresh rate past 60 Hz (I got a C model). Worried that mine has the same problem but can't even get to 60 Hz..
i dont think dual link dvi is supported all all ports on any gpu...
you probably dont have the right cables. or just dont have it plugged in the right port.

i've seen some posts about turning monitor on after boot or something like that....
    
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i dont think dual link dvi is supported all all ports on any gpu...
you probably dont have the right cables. or just dont have it plugged in the right port.
i've seen some posts about turning monitor on after boot or something like that....


My GTS 250 is running two Catleaps with no issues (and that's the lowest end card I have them running on - I have been testing them on 560 SLI and GTX 295 and 580 SLI).

 

 

   
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It's probably not common, but the user's manual for my 8600gt does state: "The NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT GPU-based graphics card installed in your computer contains two DVI-I dual-link connectors.". It does say that 2560 x 1600 32bit 60 Hz is supported at reduced blanking. My Asus 4670 says: "Dual-link DVI Support: Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600" and there is just one DVI port (and one HDMI). In any case I have tried all the ports and turning on the monitor after windows boots up - will fuss with it some more.

I just borrowed another dual-link DVI cable to test.. but there are no dummy holes for the DVI-I pins on the Catleap plug so it won't fit aargh. The cable I'm using currently is the one from the box. It's clearly a dual-link DVI cable, but who knows the quality.

Will the monitor display lower modes (without scaling) or just go blank? Also can it display lower modes over a single-link cable or is that also a no-go? Just hoping to figure out what things I might be able to try.
post #2148 of 4784
my previous 6870 and i think even my current 6970 have the dvi labels backwards.

my motherboard does not support dual link but my 30" monitor will work at 1028x768 and lower resolutions. the zr30w that doesnt have a scaler.

when i got the monitor i had the guy from craigslist bring it to me at work but couldnt test it because the best card at work was only some high end nvidia 7900xyz. so i just bought it without testing it until i got home and plugged it in my 5670 and it took off...
    
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post #2149 of 4784
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Congrats. Did you get a model 2B or 2C and from whom did you order?

Please post this info to the Catleap club as well!

http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club
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Congrats. Did you get a model 2B or 2C and from whom did you order?

I think a 2C, it has speakers frown.gif
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