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  • 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 #271 of 4784
The general idea is as the monitor heats up and cools down, it settles and is no longer pressing upon the bezel so backlight bleed is not as severe as it originally was.

I was the fellow from the [H] thread that had initially made a comment about it being similar to the Hazro, which I've been lusting after for quite some time. I ended up ordering the QH270 IPSB, which from my understanding should lack the speakers but have tempered glass. I'll update once it arrives.
post #272 of 4784
Are there any South Korean mail forwarding services? Gmarket has some of these monitors for as low as $230 with free shipping inside South Korea, so if a mail forwarding service charged $50 or so, it'd still be $100 cheaper than getting one on ebay.
post #273 of 4784
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Are there any South Korean mail forwarding services? Gmarket has some of these monitors for as low as $230 with free shipping inside South Korea, so if a mail forwarding service charged $50 or so, it'd still be $100 cheaper than getting one on ebay.

Not free shipping. It costs about 80USD to ship.
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You can buy a 3 year warranty from SquareTrade for $63. If people are worrying about warranty that much.

It's been said several times that the squaretrade warranty is void. If anything happens they'll just refund your warranty money and not fix it. If nothing happens, they'll happily keep your money.
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post #275 of 4784
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Not free shipping. It costs about 80USD to ship.

http://english.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=213007819

"Delivery Fee Free"
post #276 of 4784
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I have an Ultrasharp and notice no backlight bleeding. Even at 100 brightness.

The u2711 I had for a week before I returned it due to the AG coating had some backlight bleed from the top, very similar to Bruce's shimian. Since I didn't take a dark picture of it, I don't know how it would compare in relative brightness, but it was definitely there, in the same pattern.

Nothing is perfect. Pick your defect (backlight bleed, heavy AG, reflection, pixels, whatever) and pick your price and live with the result. Or don't. smile.gif

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post #277 of 4784
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About backlight bleed. This is viewing a black image on the screen at full brightness under my normal viewing conditions.

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The original backlight bleed shot was taken by my cannon SLR with a very wide aperture, 1600 ISO and a long exposure, in darkness, mainly to show where any backlight bleed was. I didn't even know there was backlight bleed before that.

I know it's not up to the standards of an NEC monitor. But under normal viewing conditions, it's not as severe as the original shot made it out to be.
Edited by brucethemoose - 2/26/12 at 12:02pm
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Are there any South Korean mail forwarding services? Gmarket has some of these monitors for as low as $230 with free shipping inside South Korea, so if a mail forwarding service charged $50 or so, it'd still be $100 cheaper than getting one on ebay.

Anyone with expertise on this wanna chime in?
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post #279 of 4784
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To be honest, I don't really know why you're all so excited about this monitor.
I'm sorry, but in my opinion, that horrible backlight bleed, while it may be minimal compared to the samsung you came from, it's just not acceptable.

Every screen is different, it's a pick of the lottery. Even 2 U2711 from the same batch would have differences regarding panel uniformity.

I think I prefer the antiglare of the Dell monitors, but overall it loses out in my opinion, by costing twice as much and having a much higher power consumption (40W to 110W calibrated)
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post #280 of 4784
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I have an Ultrasharp and notice no backlight bleeding. Even at 100 brightness.

The u2711 I had for a week before I returned it due to the AG coating had some backlight bleed from the top, very similar to Bruce's shimian. Since I didn't take a dark picture of it, I don't know how it would compare in relative brightness, but it was definitely there, in the same pattern.

Nothing is perfect. Pick your defect (backlight bleed, heavy AG, reflection, pixels, whatever) and pick your price and live with the result. Or don't. smile.gif

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Another way to look at it, a decent or even budget 27" TN panel at 1080p resolution is gonna start at $250, some of the better ones such as a Samsung are in the $350 range already. For a $150 to $50 step up to a 1440p IPS panel, that is a pretty considerable upgrade.

Whether or not these will be up the quality of the Dell's, or others going for double the price remains to be seen. Even if they aren't and you have limited input/bleeding, you can look at it as a "budget" IPS panel, still going to be miles ahead of a similar sized TN panel.

If you can get ahold of one with no dead/stuck pixels, and they last (not burn out in 1-2yrs), these seem like a killer deal to me.
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