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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 #2621 of 4784
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

I think overall the Catleap is more tried and true. Not sure if I'm correct though.

My Crossover will arive... sometime next week. I'll post pictures of everything (won't be opening it up anytime soon though)

Might even start a club, but Idk enough about them or monitors in general to do so. Hopefully someone does.
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post #2622 of 4784
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Originally Posted by jagz View Post

My Crossover will arive... sometime next week. I'll post pictures of everything (won't be opening it up anytime soon though)
Might even start a club, but Idk enough about them or monitors in general to do so. Hopefully someone does.
Post lotsa pics then wink.gif
Specifically, stand, if it's level (not tilted), packaging.
Also did you get the adjustable model?
Edited by csm725 - 3/18/12 at 1:32pm
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post #2623 of 4784
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

Post lotsa pics then wink.gif
Specifically, stand, if it's level (not tilted), packaging.
Also did you get the adjustable model?

Nope, the cheaper one. tongue.gif
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post #2624 of 4784
Ondered one from dcsamsung

He counteroffered the one for 369 to 368 >_> Oh will post pics when it arrives. I hope there are no Canadian duties................
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post #2625 of 4784
FYI, I got the Achieva Tempered Glass for a best offer of $360 from Red-Cap. Awesome packaging. Declared value low.
post #2626 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Sammael7 View Post

seeing as that only the video part seems to be going haywire, I assume is an issue with your gpu, maybe running at that rez is causing it to choke and die for certain tasks. I used to have a faulty gpu in an old amd thin and light laptop and youtube flash videos would often show such artifacts. flash video content uses hardware acceleration to play back the video, so if there is some gpu issue it tends to pop up there. If you download those videos and play them using vlc player, there will be ZERO artifacting as I believe vlc uses software to decode the video and not the gpu.
plan of action:
set the clocks back to 60Hz and see if the artifacts are still there in the video, if no, then something changes on the gpu side as you outpute higher refresh rates at that resolution. To test the limits, increase the refresh rate incrementally until you first see some issue, and stop right before there.
alternatively, get a better newer gpu

Just right click and turn off hardware acceleration thumb.gif
post #2627 of 4784
Hey anyone from australia know if the catleap will work ok on 240v if you just change the plug?
post #2628 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Adhunt View Post

Hey anyone from australia know if the catleap will work ok on 240v if you just change the plug?

Yeah that's how it works mate, I don't have one but I was speaking to an Aussie who just got one.
post #2629 of 4784
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Originally Posted by G4Gunner View Post

Z06sc posted a pic of his panel in the Catleap Club thread ..
400
He also has the "For evaluation use only. No guarantee for service after evaluation", so im not the only one

Most stickers like that are placed on panels when they are pre-production / evaluation units, or ones given as free samples by the manufacturer to potential customers looking to prototype/evaluate a monitor design. In the latter case, they're mostly going to be the same as a new panel, although they were intended by the manufacturer not to be actually resold.

Doesn't necessarily make them bad panels, just ones that LG likely gave for free (or almost free) to the monitor manufacturer and as such they won't offer any warranty for them.
post #2630 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derpinheimer View Post

FYI, I got the Achieva Tempered Glass for a best offer of $360 from Red-Cap. Awesome packaging. Declared value low.

Lowest accepted offer I got for the Shimian Tempered Glass was $350 from red-cap, but then my offer for the Crossover LED-P was accepted for $410, so I got that instead. Red-cap seems the slowest to ship, but definitely has the lowest prices. My LED-P should be coming in sometime next week, seems the guy doesn't work on weekends. rolleyes.gif
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