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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 #2451 of 4784
I'm afraid you are probably right, but then, that means Eyefinity would be just as tricky with three of these.
    
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post #2452 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by TriWheel View Post

I'm afraid you are probably right, but then, that means Eyefinity would be just as tricky with three of these.

Can I just put 2 video cards in my computer? Use the DP and Dual Link DVI from one, and just the Dual Link DVI from the 2nd card?
post #2453 of 4784
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Originally Posted by chukdotcom View Post

Can I just put 2 video cards in my computer? Use the DP and Dual Link DVI from one, and just the Dual Link DVI from the 2nd card?

Yes, that is similar to what i am doing now. I have two 5770's, and 3x 1920x1200 monitors. I am using 2 DVI ports on the first card and 1 DVI on the second.

A word of warning though, you may run into some display driver quirks if you are using windows. Whenever I try to watch video in VLC (and most media players) on a monitor on the second card, Aero crashes. My screens also tend to flicker a couple of times whenever I open/close a video player.

I might recommend looking at similar nvidia cards, before I upgraded to my 5770's I had a pair of 8800 GTS 640 mb cards, and while they didn't have nearly the performance the drivers worked flawlessly with windows.
post #2454 of 4784
Also keep in mind that a passive DisplayPort -> DVI adapter does NOT support dual-link (not enough pins) so you would not be able to drive 3 of these on any card that did not have 3 DVI ports.

A DP->DVI (passive) converter won't cut it, unless you were satisfied with driving the monitor using its one alternate resolution that it supports (720p)

An active DP->DVI adapter will work fine, but will require power, and won't be cheap.

Example:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=330-5521

or

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=6904&seq=1&format=2

In addition, they (the active DP->DVI adapters) apparently do seem to fail a lot and nobody likes to warranty them.
Edited by ThingyNess - 3/16/12 at 12:54pm
post #2455 of 4784
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Originally Posted by ThingyNess View Post

Also keep in mind that a passive DisplayPort -> DVI adapter does NOT support dual-link (not enough pins) so you would not be able to drive 3 of these on any card that did not have 3 DVI ports.
A DP->DVI (passive) converter won't cut it, unless you were satisfied with driving the monitor using its one alternate resolution that it supports (720p)
An active DP->DVI adapter will work fine, but will require power, and won't be cheap.
Example:
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=330-5521
or
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=6904&seq=1&format=2
In addition, they (the active DP->DVI adapters) apparently do seem to fail a lot and nobody likes to warranty them.

Thanks. I was hoping to avoid the DP entirely, but I can't find any cards that have (2) dual link DVI connectors. I don't mind buying 2 cards, but I'd like to keep this as simple as possible and avoid any other adapters.
post #2456 of 4784
Alright, so with today's news of no OC on the Crossover (based on a sample size of 1 at least tongue.gif ), and apparently the tempered glass catleap model might be the 'B' model if you're lucky... I'm very conflicted as to which to order. I really like the stand on the LED-P, but the potential to bump up my refresh rate really speaks to me. Just don't know...
post #2457 of 4784
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Originally Posted by haccess View Post

When measuring from desk:
At lowest, top of monitor is ~17.75" (45cm) high, bottom is 2.5" (6.5cm).
At highest, top of monitor is ~22.5" (57cm) high, bottom is 7.5" (19cm).

Thanks. I'm debating starting a club so we can take the Crossover stuff elsewhere but I don't know enough about monitors to help people within the thread.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrcbandit View Post

Perfect, thanks! It will fit in the same spot as my 24 inch monitor so I wont have to rearrange everything.

Yup. It will be slightly taller than my VE248H 24". Glad it wont be much higher up. (my 24" is 16" high)
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post #2458 of 4784
Are there any similar bargains on tvs? Looking for a 32"er
    
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post #2459 of 4784
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Are there any similar bargains on tvs? Looking for a 32"er

once in a while look at your local craigslist.. there's good stuff there. no shipping cost.
    
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post #2460 of 4784
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So I paid on the 9th, waited until the 14th to ship, asked for a refund at that point. Took two days to initiate refund, and now I will only get my money back on the 20th.
What a bunch of hardship for a stupid monitor.
They can keep their junk. Willing to bet these things start burning out within a few months anyway.
Nothing in life is free or easy I guess.

Sounds like Green-Sum. I think that seller should be avoided.
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