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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 #2521 of 4784
Honestly, I don't care at all about higher hertz rates. I hate that effect on HDTVs, it's like watching everything through a disgusting Vaseline filter.
post #2522 of 4784
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Honestly, I don't care at all about higher hertz rates. I hate that effect on HDTVs, it's like watching everything through a disgusting Vaseline filter.

There's a difference between the two. What you're thinking of is tweening, when they interpolate video to higher frame rates. What happens when you have higher hz on a monitor is the computer creates more original frames to match the refresh rate. TVs "blend" the video together (since the intervening frames do not exist), computers fill the higher refresh rate with more frames. There is no "vaseline" filter effect. You simply see more detail in motion. thumb.gif
post #2523 of 4784
+1 Gloomy
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post #2524 of 4784
People, two questions which were skipped by high flow of the posts:

When you wathing something for a long time or just leave the IPS monitor turned on, can you see some traces of the previous images? Like white text\cloud\figures.... It's important for me because S-PVA tv already burned a little bit & it's probably possible to affect the IPS when side monitors just shows the static picture mad.gif

So do you have this "little problem" and after what time of the static image delay on the screen?

Thanks in advance! redface.gif
Edited by Master Freez - 3/17/12 at 1:59am
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post #2525 of 4784
hey guys didn't even realize I had an account on this site. I've been watching this thread since it was 10 pages long. not soon after I bought the achieva shimian with glass model. I'm pleased to say that it has FINALLY arrived. that thing sat in customs for over 2 weeks frown.gif.
when I saw the package the first thing I noticed is that the boxes handle was broken which made me fear for the worst thinking it might be broken. things got worse when I turned on and plugged in my monitor only to find a black screen. this was odd because my computer recognized the display and showed its resolution in the list of monitors. I started to panic and unplugged/plugged in the monitor, power cycled a few times, and still nothing happened.
I then realized I was not using the cable that came with the monitor. see, the way my monitor is positioned I had to buy a 10 foot dual link cable. so, I held my breath and plugged in the cable that came with it. it worked! it turns out that my dvi-d cable for whatever reason didn't work in dual link mode. I went to the amazon page for the cable and noticed some comments saying the same. since I didn't want to wait on shipping to be able to set up my monitor, I set out for Fry's. The cable prices there made me cry. the cheapest 10 foot dvi-d cable they had was 20 dollars. the first one I found was 80.... I bit the bullet and bought the 20 dollar cable. The monitor is working amazing. I love how vibrant it looks. I originally saw a spec of dust under the glass before I put the stand on it and stood it up, but it appears as though the dust spec fell somewhere as the screen looks pristine with a white background. 0 dead pixels

TLDR: Great buy. just thought I'd share my story for this massive thread.

338[/img]
700
338


old setup

356


New setup. yes, I remodeled for this monitor.

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Edited by Quiksmage - 3/17/12 at 4:45am
post #2526 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Quiksmage View Post

hey guys didn't even realize I had an account on this site. I've been watching this thread since it was 10 pages long. not soon after I bought the achieva shimian with glass model. I'm pleased to say that it has FINALLY arrived. that thing sat in customs for over 2 weeks frown.gif.
when I saw the package the first thing I noticed is that the boxes handle was broken which made me fear for the worst thinking it might be broken. things got worse when I turned on and plugged in my monitor only to find a black screen. this was odd because my computer recognized the display and showed its resolution in the list of monitors. I started to panic and unplugged/plugged in the monitor, power cycled a few times, and still nothing happened.
I then realized I was not using the cable that came with the monitor. see, the way my monitor is positioned I had to buy a 10 foot dual link cable. so, I held my breath and plugged in the cable that came with it. it worked! it turns out that my dvi-d cable for whatever reason didn't work in dual link mode. I went to the amazon page for the cable and noticed some comments saying the same. since I didn't want to wait on shipping to be able to set up my monitor, I set out for Fry's. The cable prices there made me cry. the cheapest 10 foot dvi-d cable they had was 20 dollars. the first one I found was 80.... I bit the bullet and bought the 20 dollar cable. The monitor is working amazing. I love how vibrant it looks. I originally saw a spec of dust under the glass before I put the stand on it and stood it up, but it appears as though the dust spec fell somewhere as the screen looks pristine with a white background. 0 dead pixels
TLDR: Great buy. just thought I'd share my story for this massive thread.
[img]imgur.com/7wFUA[/img]
[img]i.imgur.com/g0n7j.jpg[/img]
[img]i.imgur.com/JlwfK.jpg[/img]
old setup
[img]i.imgur.com/M1IBU.jpg[/img]
New setup. yes, I remodeled for this monitor.
[img]i.imgur.com/mLjhO.jpg[/img]

Good story. Glad it's working for you. I wish your pics worked though. frown.gifwink.gif
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post #2527 of 4784
fixed the pictures. didn't realize the [img][/img] tags didn't work.
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fixed the pictures. didn't realize the [img][/img] tags didn't work.

I think they do work, but you need the full http:// I think. Lemme test.

IMG_20120314_123634.jpg

Yup, they still work but you have to have the 'http://'.
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Quiksmage Congratulations!
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post #2530 of 4784
Can some more people with these monitors check for ghosting and image retention? Wondering if I should ask for a refund or a replacement.
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