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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 #2321 of 4784
According to some theory about ended 100 hz IPS panels\PCB's, they will be in stock as giant party or they not... So the best spec of the monitor just gone. Second case is cost of production which was changed to better for manufacture. So...same bad situation without any solutions at this moment...

One member is waiting for PCB's suppliers reply.
Edited by Master Freez - 3/14/12 at 11:16pm
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post #2322 of 4784
Yeah that's the one with the TV tuner isn't it.

I was thinking about getting the Samsung S27A950/T27A950 before stumbling on this thread because I can buy it locally for a cheap price.
It would cost around the same amount as one of these monitors (when I include the $$ for a dual-link dvi > mini-display).
So should I go with the Samsung (1080p TN) or wait to see if they make cheap one with display port?

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post #2323 of 4784
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Originally Posted by nathanyeah View Post

Yeah that's the one with the TV tuner isn't it.
I was thinking about getting the Samsung S27A950/T27A950 before stumbling on this thread because I can buy it locally for a cheap price.
It would cost around the same amount as one of these monitors (when I include the $$ for a dual-link dvi > mini-display).
So should I go with the Samsung (1080p TN) or wait to see if they make cheap one with display port?
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post #2324 of 4784
So anyone have a monitor they're willing to do a teardown on - sourcing each part - what parts were changed etc.

What part changed that has cause the Hz modifying to fail? Could we just piggyback a different IC if it ends up being one changed IC chip? I'm just throwing it out there - hardware Reverse Engineeringis not my forte.
post #2325 of 4784
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So anyone have a monitor they're willing to do a teardown on - sourcing each part - what parts were changed etc.
What part changed that has cause the Hz modifying to fail? Could we just piggyback a different IC if it ends up being one changed IC chip? I'm just throwing it out there - hardware Reverse Engineeringis not my forte.

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post #2326 of 4784
Just wanted to mention that I've caved in and ordered the Crossover with the pivoting stand from dcsamsungmall. ETA is monday at the earliest. I'll post my thoughts then. There doesnt seem to be any evidence of foul play by the retailers so far, so I'm not too worried about that.

What's making me nervous is the "FedEx lottery" aspect of this purchase. ' 3'
post #2327 of 4784
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Thanks. 370$, can you say good deal
And Perfect Pixel...nice!
post #2328 of 4784
Ah Asian gray market products. I wonder if my local Korean electronics store would be willing to distribute these things in the US. Judging by some of the feedback probably not a good idea.
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if i bought these monitors and got a half dead pixel i'd give the seller a negative feedback. if enough ppl gave him negative feedback he'd check before shipping them out because he can just send them back to manufacturer at a much cheaper cost than the buyer. but that's me.

And this is why Asian grey market products will never have a wide market outside of Asian countries, because sooner or later some genius is going to get a lawyer to demand free service and perfection from a product that selling at nearly half of market value.
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post #2329 of 4784
The link to the PC Bank monitor is showing $340 for me. Good deal but will wait for more user reviews.
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post #2330 of 4784
Same, but it was higher 3 minutes ago. Red-Cap only just dropped the price to $340.
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