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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 #2381 of 4784
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Originally Posted by coldkick View Post

Is the Catleap Q270 compatible with a 8800GT graphics card, if not I can upgrade.

I just plugged it into an 8800 GTS 320mb and it works great.
post #2382 of 4784
So opened my catleap tonight, was just bubble wrap (dcsamsungmall) around the box - no outerbox like green-sum. I'd post pics but they look exactly the same as everyone else's catleap pix =)

No dead pixels, looks great so far, haven't spent a ton of time with it. Hooked it up to my 320mb 8800gts, fired up arkham asylum at 2560x1440 - slow as hell as you'd expect with this vid card, but it looked gorgeous. Gotta buy new vid card now!

Will hook up my 17" MBP here shortly.

The stand is definitely not the best, but it does the trick until I get something better.

Was running a 30" 720p dynex LCD (got for $129 from Best Buy via a SlickDeal in December) as a secondary monitor, so the size of this didn't impress me unboxing it, but the resolution and viewing angles definitely do.

So far I'm very pleased with my purchase. And as I mentioned previously, it arrived in two days all the way to Kansas City - that's pretty damn impressive.
post #2383 of 4784
So I'm curious does the catleap with hdmi or the crossover MLED have a scaler? Or would plugging a PS3/360 look terrible on them? Would like to use one for multiple task.
post #2384 of 4784
MacBook Pro Info

So for the heck of it I tried connecting my 4 week old 17" Macbook pro (with AMD 6770M) to the catleap by way of the $29 adapter - this is a passive single-link adapter, but it has the pins of a DL so I figured I'd try it. Yeah it causes my MBP to crash - no matter what order I turn things on / plug them in. I suspected it wouldn't work but thought I'd try.

I even have an Apple 256gb SSD in it and that didn't make it work, I don't understand why not..

So you definitely need one of the expensive/active mini displayport -> DVI DL adapters to connect a macbook to these things.

What sucks is my old MacBook pro had the integrated DVI/DL port. Stupid apple charging me $100 for an adapter that I didn't need with the previous version of their product.

I'm mainly using this catleap for my desktop machine anyway so I probably won't even buy the adapter, my mbp 17" runs at 1920x1200, so I'm happy with that..
post #2385 of 4784
Just thought I would let you all know that I ordered a Catleap Q270 from red-cap on the 10th(Saturday) for my business office.

I am looking at a very nice catleap 27" monitor with tempered glass and no visable dead pixels or dust. I'm not seeing any of the bleed that some of the other people have reported. I can take some photos if anyone wants, just let me know.

Looks like red-cap shipped it on tuesday and it arrived here today. I order a lot of stuff and I have to tell you that is by far one of the quickest shipments I have ever had from S.Korea.
http://www.fedex.com/Tracking?tracknumbers=521585291461

It was decently packed with bubble wrap around the manufacture box and then wrapped in a cardboard shipping sleve(box) with a ton of tape.

Think I will order a few more of these in the near future after I give this one a good burn-in test, may even sell them at my computer store if I can get a good enough bulk discount.

// Edit
Plugged my catleap into a kill a watt to check usage, Overclocked to 85Hz I'm getting 65-66watts
Edited by kiamori - 3/15/12 at 9:18pm
post #2386 of 4784
Here's mine:

5burdd.jpg

LOVE IT.
post #2387 of 4784
Just noticed the disclaimer on the crossovers regarding "Grade -A" panels. That explains the price difference since Apple buys A grade only. My question now though, if they're classified with a minimum of one dead pixel to be Grade -A, are those who don't have any dead pixels yet just waiting for them to appear? Does whatever method the manufacturer uses to test them reveal dead pixels that normal use doesn't? Therefore, are all the screens we're all buying DEFINITELY going to have at least one dead pixel? Maybe, like a few people have noticed, they take a few days to appear?

Just speculating here. Either way I'm still going to roll the dice and get a 27MLED.
    
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post #2388 of 4784
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Just noticed the disclaimer on the crossovers regarding "Grade -A" panels. That explains the price difference since Apple buys A grade only. My question now though, if they're classified with a minimum of one dead pixel to be Grade -A, are those who don't have any dead pixels yet just waiting for them to appear? Does whatever method the manufacturer uses to test them reveal dead pixels that normal use doesn't? Therefore, are all the screens we're all buying DEFINITELY going to have at least one dead pixel? Maybe, like a few people have noticed, they take a few days to appear?
Just speculating here. Either way I'm still going to roll the dice and get a 27MLED.

Most people don't seem to have any dead pixels, and those that do usually mention them being minor.

Considering the minimal backlight bleed, good factory calibration and price -- paying half price for an A- grade vs A seems to be a great tradeoff.
post #2389 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by pabloedvardo View Post

Just noticed the disclaimer on the crossovers regarding "Grade -A" panels. That explains the price difference since Apple buys A grade only. My question now though, if they're classified with a minimum of one dead pixel to be Grade -A, are those who don't have any dead pixels yet just waiting for them to appear? Does whatever method the manufacturer uses to test them reveal dead pixels that normal use doesn't? Therefore, are all the screens we're all buying DEFINITELY going to have at least one dead pixel? Maybe, like a few people have noticed, they take a few days to appear?
Just speculating here. Either way I'm still going to roll the dice and get a 27MLED.

What did you see about the Grade of the panels of the Crossover? I try to keep up with this thread but it's tough.
post #2390 of 4784
Wow, what a great thread! I just discovered it via Anandtech and would already be on my way to ordering one of these babies if it weren't for the glossy coating.

What do you guys think, will there be an affordable anti-gloat version any time soon?
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