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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 #3391 of 4784
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Originally Posted by TheJesus View Post

What model did you get? 2B or 2C (or 2D)?

not sure, nothing was on the box, this is a shot of the back though:

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post #3392 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Balb0wa View Post

not sure, nothing was on the box, this is a shot of the back though:
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doh.gif Achieva, not Catleap. I don't remember if the Achieva's had boards that could overclock, but the March manufacturing date is probably too late anyways.
     
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post #3393 of 4784
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Mine just arrived at my doorstep and so far I can't find any issues. The only thing that I'm not liking is the lack of an OSD.

Thanks for your hopeful reply smile.gif

Why is the lack of an OSD a problem? Do the colours / contrast settings not look good as they are now? Is it not something that can be fixed by using windows or GPU control panel calibration?
post #3394 of 4784
The contrast is a little high. I prefer to set it in the display's OSD and not have to worry about it again. Its not a big deal. Although I guess that I could use Windows.
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post #3395 of 4784
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Tried it on my mates GTX 260 , got this, not good is it frown.gif
Wouldnt fire up with a dual link dvi , but got this with a normal dvi.
Still going to wait and see what a new cable does.
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That line pattern is similar to my issue but I don't think an old DVI cable is going to narrow down your issue. A couple times before the screen faded dark I'd see only 7- 8 of thos vertical lines altogether. Makes me wonder if it a lose internal panel cable.( I would appreciate the input from anyone technically inclined. And look forward to the eventual 'dismantling images cause I'd love to attempt it but want some guidance before digging into it )

Also please post if a new cable does anything. I may want to invest in one also if that is the case.

You know (not that I would EVER do this.....) if you're waiting on a cable to arrive you may want to run to a local retailer (BB, Fry's, pick a name) and pick one up regardless of cost.. Then when yours gets delivered - you can always return the one you got B&M. Check the return policy as there may be a re-stocking fee - which is not so bad to get an answer right away anyway.
Edited by eoniverse - 4/11/12 at 1:59pm
post #3396 of 4784
a laptop lcd screen shows like that once for me and the problem ended up being motherboard video failure.

the laptop was dropped and screen broke. a used screen worked fine. i ordered a new one and the new one didnt work. on disassembly the video cable on the motherboard end got messed up rendering the video motherboard useless.


i would open up the monitor and make sure connections are tight and safe.


your monitor had a rough trip.
    
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post #3397 of 4784
FYI, got my Shimian QH270-Lite delivered yesterday (Tuesday). It shipped Monday from Korea and was delivered to Kansas City the next day. I ordered from ta_planet, he shipped fedex. S&H was free/included. It was shipped in the product box, with no additional wrapping or packaging. Product box was in almost perfect shape when delivered.

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I've been using it for almost 24 hrs now.. Using a standard 3 prong power supply type cable with the included power brick. It's running warm, but definitely within acceptable heat range.

Display came on fine initially and has no issues. Using a 7970 card. Zero dead pixels. Do not notice any reflection with the display. No noteworthy backlight bleed. Colors look great and ultimately did not require much adjustment at all. Text is extremely crisp and easy to read. Stand is solid and steady, and perfectly level. It's very sharp, clear, and stunning. Completely blows away my Samsung S27A550H and PX2370 LED displays. So far, it's hands down the best display I have ever owned, and worth every penny I paid for it.

FYI, initially, I was having problems with flickering at the bottom of the screen, but that turned out to be an AMD driver issue. I simply reinstalled AMD GPU driver and it completely resolved the flickering.

I'm planning to connect it via KVM to my Dell M4500 laptop (Quadro FX 880M) and Macbook Air 13" Core i5 too.

For the KVM, I'll be using an IOGEAR 4-Port Dual-Link DVI KVMP Pro Switch GCS1204G. It supports DVI-D Dual Link 2560 x 1600 resolution. Found it on Amazon for $277.

For the M4500 and Macbook Air adapters, I'm planning to use an Accell UltraAV B087B-002B DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual-Link Adapter for the Dell M4500, and the Accell UltraAV B087B-003J Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual-Link Adapter for the Macbook.

KVM and adapters will be delivered Friday, so I'll test this weekend and report back.
post #3398 of 4784
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FYI, got my Shimian QH270-Lite delivered yesterday (Tuesday). It shipped Monday from Korea and was delivered to Kansas City the next day. I ordered from ta_planet, he shipped fedex. S&H was free/included. It was shipped in the product box, with no additional wrapping or packaging. Product box was in almost perfect shape when delivered.
619
I've been using it for almost 24 hrs now.. Using a standard 3 prong power supply type cable with the included power brick. It's running warm, but definitely within acceptable heat range.
Display came on fine initially and has no issues. Using a 7970 card. Zero dead pixels. Do not notice any reflection with the display. No noteworthy backlight bleed. Colors look great and ultimately did not require much adjustment at all. Text is extremely crisp and easy to read. Stand is solid and steady, and perfectly level. It's very sharp, clear, and stunning. Completely blows away my Samsung S27A550H and PX2370 LED displays. So far, it's hands down the best display I have ever owned, and worth every penny I paid for it.
FYI, initially, I was having problems with flickering at the bottom of the screen, but that turned out to be an AMD driver issue. I simply reinstalled AMD GPU driver and it completely resolved the flickering.
I'm planning to connect it via KVM to my Dell M4500 laptop (Quadro FX 880M) and Macbook Air 13" Core i5 too.
For the KVM, I'll be using an IOGEAR 4-Port Dual-Link DVI KVMP Pro Switch GCS1204G. It supports DVI-D Dual Link 2560 x 1600 resolution. Found it on Amazon for $277.
For the M4500 and Macbook Air adapters, I'm planning to use an Accell UltraAV B087B-002B DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual-Link Adapter for the Dell M4500, and the Accell UltraAV B087B-003J Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual-Link Adapter for the Macbook.
KVM and adapters will be delivered Friday, so I'll test this weekend and report back.

Thank you, this will be useful to me. Do you think the KVM will add any significant lag, or will we be able to game through these without any problems?
post #3399 of 4784
I'm not much of a gamer, but I have been using a variety of KVMs for over 15 years, and use them for audio/video editing, etc. I've always used them with higher end Logitech wireless gaming-type mice (Revolution MX, Performance MX, etc). I prefer IOGEAR (or their parent company ATEN), and have had no noticeable problems with any kind of lag with the IOGEAR KVMs. As long as you go with a good desktop KVM that uses native cables and has good video bandwidth, I'm betting you should be fine.

Only times I've experienced lag is when using inferior quality KVMs (ex. Belkin) or when using IP or Cat5 based KVMs.

For consumer, desktop KVMs suitable for gaming, IOGEAR/ATEN will probably be your best bet. They have a variety of KVMs that can handle 3D, 120Hz, multiple big displays, multiple USB devices (ie. keyboard, mouse). IOGEAR/ATEN include quality cables with all of their KVMs, provide firmware upgrade capability with many models, and are well built and long lasting. Since you have the 2560x1440 display, make sure you get a KVM that can handle 2560x1600 or better resolution, DVI-D, AND dual-link. Keyboard hotkey switching is extremely convenient too, so look for one that has that feature. When shopping for my DVI-D dual link KVM, I found that Amazon currently has the best prices and selection.

IOGEAR and ATEN websites are pretty easy to navigate and drill down / filter to find the KVM that is suitable for you. They're definitely not the least expensive KVM brand, but you get what you pay for with KVMs ... especially if you need a high performance KVM. If you buy Belkin or some other inexpensive brand, you're almost guaranteed to have issues with lag, incompatible devices, buggy firmware, OS incompatibility, etc.

Also worth noting, if you have a monitor with multiple connections, is that you can in some cases bypass the KVM for the video ... just connect each PC directly to the monitor(s). Since my QH270-Lite just has the one DVI-D port, I'll need the KVM.

http://www.iogear.com/
http://www.aten.com/
post #3400 of 4784
btw, when I get my new KVM delivered this week, I'll try gaming with it and will report back with my experience.
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