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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 #3071 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by mk_ln View Post

where are you seeing those prices? I can't find any seller selling at those prices... frown.gif

They are probably talking about buying them locally given those are the prices in South Korea.
    
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post #3072 of 4784
Time for my first post!
A big thanks to everyone helping out, providing information even after receiving their panel in perfect condition.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Druidje View Post

Hey, I've ordered a Crossover (I live in Netherland too) and it should be here in about 5 days. If you want, I'll let you know how much customs I had to pay/any problems with the adapter etc.

Dutch fella here, I'll be waiting to see how the Netherlands deals with any fees.
I'm expecting the adapter to work fine, South Korea and the Netherlands shouldn't be too different afaik.
I'll probably go with the qh270 w/ tempered glass (I really dig the bezel & stand.)
I haven't decided which model/brand I'll pick.
Having to deal with a couple dead pixels, some dust, buzzing or slightly discolored areas on the panel won't bother me too much for the price I'm getting it at.
The only thing I'm worried about is having to deal with the seller when the screen is practically unusable/actually broken.

I've done my best searching the thread for multiple questions and I understand there's different problems/experiences with different sellers and monitors but I would like to ask just one question to people who have been active in these threads longer than I have (I really really hope you don't expect me to read every single one of these posts):

What would be the best course of action if/when my panel is obviously more defect/faulty than what was described on the eBay page, be it discoloration, a load of dead pixels next to each other or whatever?
This, I can deal with.

Thanks again!
Edited by Odilepont - 3/28/12 at 10:25am
post #3073 of 4784
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Originally Posted by vimvq1987 View Post

Hi.
This
is my first post on OCN, I just registered after knowing about these
monitors. smile.gif
I can buy Q270IPSMS for 350$, and Q270IPSB for 250$. I looked the chart
and saw that the differences are:
- Q270IPSMS has more ports (HDMI, VGA, Audio, etc) - this is the
selling point to me because I want to use it with my XBox 360
- It is claimed to be 10 bit, which I believe 8bit+A-FRC. I think
that they would as same as HZ27WA and HZ27WC (if not identical, they
should be very familiar).
My questions are:
- Is my assumption (about Harzo) correct?
- Does 8-bit + AFRC provide better image quality? I read review on
tftcentral.co.uk and saw that 8bit AFRC comes with drawbacks (such as
higher lag), but the uniformity is better.
- How the massive 2560x1440 resolution works on Xbox (which only support
up to 1080p over HDMI)
- In sprite of the risks (dead pixels, etc), is this a worthy upgrade
over Dell U2412M? I just bought one a month ago. tongue.gif
Thank you very much! Hopefully I'll join the leage soon biggrin.gif

Your assumptions about the Hazro are correct. They are nearly identical. I can't tell from experience, but from what I've read, the 8bit+AFRC doesn't provide any practical improvement over straight up 8bit for the non-professional user. But it's certainly not a bad thing, aside from slight input lag that I doubt anyone would notice in regular usage. And, as far as an upgrade over the Dell, I was in the exact situation. I discovered this thread shortly after purchasing the U2412M. I made the switch to the Q270IPSB Lite and in my opinion, it was worth it. Definitely consider the Shimian despite the (smallish) risk. It's an unambiguous upgrade.
Edited by Nubxandwich - 3/28/12 at 9:35am
post #3074 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by crowat View Post

Achieva Shimian QH270-lite
Ok so the "lite" means it is without Tempered Glass right?

Aye.
post #3075 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Ripper View Post

My experience as posted in the catleap thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club/600#post_16707413
The item was declared for $30 and got away with no customs delays or charges but I think I was extremely lucky as I've very often had to pay customs charges.

Very lucky. I had to wait nearly two weeks and got stung with fees: http://www.overclock.net/t/1215866/reviewed-400-2560x1440-ips-no-ag-90hz-achieva-shimian-qh270-and-catleap-q270/2970#post_16759845
post #3076 of 4784
those concerned about the adapter working...you should just buy from dcsamsungmall. they include a 24V US/Canada adapter with the monitor.
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post #3077 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Ripper View Post

My experience as posted in the catleap thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club/600#post_16707413
The item was declared for $30 and got away with no customs delays or charges but I think I was extremely lucky as I've very often had to pay customs charges.

Did you have any paperwork to fill in at all, or it was just delivered to your door/you had to pick it up? Never ordered anything overseas like this so it's all new to me.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ectoplasmosis View Post

Very lucky. I had to wait nearly two weeks and got stung with fees: http://www.overclock.net/t/1215866/reviewed-400-2560x1440-ips-no-ag-90hz-achieva-shimian-qh270-and-catleap-q270/2970#post_16759845

That sounds more realistic. Forging an invoice is a different ball game though, wouldn't know where to start with that.

Did either you guys have any issues with the monitor itself (duff pixels etc)?

For what seem to be very similar monitors, is there a reason why the Catleaps seem to be more popular as the poll stats might suggest? Maybe the surge for the 2B panels? I prefer the Shimian for aesthetics, and a friend of mine has a Hazro 30" which he's very pleased with, so its reassuring to know its the OEM version of one of their monitors. The stand would hopefully being replaced on both as well so that's not really an issue.
post #3078 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by mk_ln View Post

where are you seeing those prices? I can't find any seller selling at those prices... frown.gif

I have friends in Korea, and asked them to buy from gmarket, then ship to me, +30$ shipping, and... tada biggrin.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nubxandwich View Post

Your assumptions about the Hazro are correct. They are nearly identical. I can't tell from experience, but from what I've read, the 8bit+AFRC doesn't provide any practical improvement over straight up 8bit for the non-professional user. But it's certainly not a bad thing, aside from slight input lag that I doubt anyone would notice in regular usage. And, as far as an upgrade over the Dell, I was in the exact situation. I discovered this thread shortly after purchasing the U2412M. I made the switch to the Q270IPSB Lite and in my opinion, it was worth it. Definitely consider the Shimian despite the (smallish) risk. It's an unambiguous upgrade.

thank you biggrin.gif +rep, any experience about console gaming?
post #3079 of 4784
Well as we all know, the stand for these monitors suck. So i planned on making a custom stand made of black walnut and a universal VESA mount for my Achieva Shimian. If i do indeed make it, i will be producing a build log for the stand. wink.gif
post #3080 of 4784
Just placed an order with TA_Planet. I prefered the FedEx shipping option and I liked the volume of reviews and the seller's overall rating.

I am kinda getting the impression that most of these re-sellers just pass on the order and shipping information to a central warehouse. So in fact most of us are getting monitors from the same place... Who knows maybe I am wrong we will see.

~$350 for an x1440 IPS is a steal and bordering a reasonable gamble.
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