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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 #3541 of 4784
My Shimian QH270 Lite came today!

It arrived to the Netherlands, 5 days after the payment was cleared. Not bad. I had to pay 37 euro (47$) to the postman for the customs. It's okay.
My seller was Red-Cap, I got it for $329,95. 1 day after the payment was cleared he sent it to me. It was heavily bubblewrapped and packed well.

When setting it up, I realized the powerplug cable was a bit ****ed up. Like someone has stepped on it. As you can see in the pictures below, it was not round anymore like it should. With a scissors I messed up the shape a bit, so it eventually fitted in the monitor. Luckily it works!

It immediately came on like it should and showed the Bios screen and the windows logo like it should. Luckily, there are no dead or stuck pixels and no mentionable backight bleeding.
The only minor complaint I have, is that when having a white background (like Google for instance), there is a yellowish tint going on, starting from like the middle of the screen downwards. It really is minor, and only noticable on a white background.

Is there anyone I can do about it?

The rest is really great. For this price I can live with the yellow tint and enjoy the other features like great colours, a big immersive screen, no ghosting with games and a perfect resolution for my film editing.

Here are some pictures for those who's interested. This community has helped me very much with making this great purchase. Without this forum, I would have never bought this monitor. I would not believe they were worth buying, or even find out about them at all. So if anyone has questions, please feel free to ask me anything.

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post #3542 of 4784
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The only minor complaint I have, is that when having a white background (like Google for instance), there is a yellowish tint going on, starting from like the middle of the screen downwards. It really is minor, and only noticable on a white background.

I have the same issue, I just didn't notice it until you mentioned it. I think it's just colour shift. Try tilting the monitor back a tad, so you're looking at it straight on.
post #3543 of 4784
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To anyone from the UK, how much customs fee did you have to pay?

DHL charged me a total of £17. My item was declared as "Gift item : computer monitor" with the value of $150.
post #3544 of 4784
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The only minor complaint I have, is that when having a white background (like Google for instance), there is a yellowish tint going on, starting from like the middle of the screen downwards. It really is minor, and only noticable on a white background.
I have the same issue, I just didn't notice it until you mentioned it. I think it's just colour shift. Try tilting the monitor back a tad, so you're looking at it straight on.

Looking at it straight on does help a bit, but doesnt eliminate it completely. Also, the colour doesnt shift in the top of the screen, so it is clearly a 'defect'. No biggie though, as for the rest this screen is perfect. This panel is also used in the Apple cinema display and the Imac and when I search 'yellow tint apple' I see a lot of people having the same problem, even in a monitor which is 3 times more expensive.

As long as it doesnt progress into something worse, it's no big deal.
post #3545 of 4784
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DHL charged me a total of £17. My item was declared as "Gift item : computer monitor" with the value of $150.

Brilliant, that's not bad at all. Which was the seller?
    
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Brilliant, that's not bad at all. Which was the seller?

bigclothcraft.

A pleasure to deal with smile.gif
post #3547 of 4784
Brilliant, thanks for that. Now to decided whether to order the PCBank from bigclothcraft or go for the Catleap Multi from someone else!

Is it only the Catleap which has the multi option? Looking for the cheapest one with HDMI input - need it for my HTPC/PS3/Xbox which shall also be used.
    
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post #3549 of 4784
Hey guys,

I registered to post this.

I have just received my Achieva Shimien Qh270-lite from the ebay seller Red-Cap, and I think I have a DOA.

Can someone tell me what the usual booting sequence is for these monitors?

Mine refuses to power on (it remains in stand-by mode). Sometimes if I restart it, the little light will go blue for half a second while the screen becomes all white; and then it fades back to darkness, and the little light turns orange.

I have tested various PSU cables; and have tried giving it both 120v and 240v through a transformer. It's acting as if it had a short circuit somewhere, and it powers off as soon as I power it on.

ATI Catalyst detects the monitor; but won't let me switch to it. Windows DOES NOT detect it.

Help? Anyone have any similar issues?
post #3550 of 4784
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Hey guys,
I registered to post this.
I have just received my Achieva Shimien Qh270-lite from the ebay seller Red-Cap, and I think I have a DOA.
Can someone tell me what the usual booting sequence is for these monitors?
Mine refuses to power on (it remains in stand-by mode). Sometimes if I restart it, the little light will go blue for half a second while the screen becomes all white; and then it fades back to darkness, and the little light turns orange.
I have tested various PSU cables; and have tried giving it both 120v and 240v through a transformer. It's acting as if it had a short circuit somewhere, and it powers off as soon as I power it on.
ATI Catalyst detects the monitor; but won't let me switch to it. Windows DOES NOT detect it.
Help? Anyone have any similar issues?

Hmm that sounds strange to me. Especially when you say the LED turns orange... Are you sure it's not red? Maybe orange is a code you get when things are wrong?

Anyway, start by ruling out different things. You ruled out the powerbrick. Now lets try a different DVI-D (DUAL LINK !) cable. If that doesnt work, try it on another computer with a different graphics card. What card you got?

It's always bad to receive something and have problems from the start... I wish you all the best.
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