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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 #3571 of 4784
What is the frequency people have still been getting 2B models, anyone have an idea or notice a trend? Are they just getting random leftovers,do specific sellers have them, or do they just seem to be mixed in from all of the available sellers that probably had a shipment of them from Feb still?

If you can order the "Pixel Perfect" option, would an ebay seller just check the model for you before shipping?

I have been wanting to get the BenQ XL2420T but have held off the last two weeks after hearing there may be another chance at an overclockable Catleap, but even so I'm still thinking I may just order one for the res.

Is there currently any guaranteed option to get one of these monitors to at least 85-90hz, whether it be the Catleap, Shimian, etc without finding someone with one and paying extra?
post #3572 of 4784
Hey Guys,

I'd really appreciate some purchase adivce:

- I wan't to play poker on the screen
- I want to wall mount it (no stand needed)
- I don't want to Overclock it


Question1: Shimian, Yamakasi, Achieva , CrossOver ?
Question2: Which seller on ebay to choose?
Question3: Aftermarket warranty ? I tend to think I might spend the extra buck.


What about the: MOTV - M270 LED - Q7-27-LED
I saw it for 370$ on ebay.

Thanks a lot,
Marc
Edited by OnlinePokerFan - 4/26/12 at 5:45am
post #3573 of 4784
Does anyone know the dimensions of these monitors without the stand? (Most interested in the QH270) to see if it'll fit where I'm planning to put it. The only stats I can find include the stand.
post #3574 of 4784
It often says on the eBay page, mine did for the PCBank one - I opted for it partly because it was smaller than the Yamaki.
    
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post #3575 of 4784
hi guys,
i read most of the thread!
i bought a shimian with tempered glass and no speaker.

i see that some people have disassembled the shimian, someone know if it is possible to add the speaker to the version that doesn't have?

i mean, there is the space, because the chassis is the same, and there is the button for volume control (or i'm wrong?) but there is also the connector or soldering point? and what about the board for drive the speaker?

someone know something about it?
maybe there is some people that have disassembled the shimian with speaker, and someone else that have disassembled the one without speakers? in this case we can see if there are some differences in board or not.

please tell me something... I WANT TO MOD IT! biggrin.gif
post #3576 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by OnlinePokerFan View Post

Hey Guys,
I'd really appreciate some purchase adivce:
- I wan't to play poker on the screen
- I want to wall mount it (no stand needed)
- I don't want to Overclock it
Question1: Shimian, Yamakasi, Achieva , CrossOver ?
Question2: Which seller on ebay to choose?
Question3: Aftermarket warranty ? I tend to think I might spend the extra buck.
What about the: MOTV - M270 LED - Q7-27-LED
I saw it for 370$ on ebay.
Thanks a lot,
Marc

1: They're all just about the same. Also, Achieva-Shimian is one set tongue.gif. If I had to recommend one, at the same price, the CrossOver. But I think the Achieva is the cheapest, and has nothing truly wrong with it.. so go with the Achieva.
2: Red-Cap is very good.
3: Go ahead, I got a SquareTrade 3 yr warranty for something like $25. Search around for 20% coupons. I tried using a $30 off coupon and it didnt work. Emailed them and they gave me a 30% off coupon smile.gif.
post #3577 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Derpinheimer View Post

1: They're all just about the same. Also, Achieva-Shimian is one set tongue.gif. If I had to recommend one, at the same price, the CrossOver. But I think the Achieva is the cheapest, and has nothing truly wrong with it.. so go with the Achieva.
2: Red-Cap is very good.
3: Go ahead, I got a SquareTrade 3 yr warranty for something like $25. Search around for 20% coupons. I tried using a $30 off coupon and it didnt work. Emailed them and they gave me a 30% off coupon smile.gif.

DQJE982 - 20% off squaretrade biggrin.gif . Also I would suggest bigclothcraft, very helpful and over 16k ebay ratings ( cant go wrong) .
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post #3578 of 4784
What do you think I should do, Pay 325 for Achieva qh270 IPSBS or pay 375 for Achieva qh270 LITE with pixel perfect guarantee?

Is it worth the extra 50 to guarantee perfect pixels? I'm leaning towards paying the extra 50, 375 is still an amazing price and it guarantees me no messed up pixels.

Also I am a bit confused. It says on the item description in the gpu chart that amd 5870 is not supported. Well I built my own rig and have an OC i7-980x @ 4.13Ghz and 2x OC crossfire 2GB (4GB total) 5870's 930/1340. I'm confident I have plenty of power to play all my games at this rez with gulftown hex core + oc'd 2GB crossfire 5870's so why does the listing say 5870's are not compatible?

It's Asus Matrix 5870's. 2 of those in crossfire. they each have a dual link dvi plug on them. Why won't these work it says 2560x1600 supported via dvi

I currently have a 1920x1080 27" BenQ ew2730 VA panel. Does the Achieva panel compare to the blacks this benq produces. I purposefully got the benq because I was unwilling to pay the huge premium on the 2560 monitors and the benq had the lowest measured black level I could find and the benq was 350 so I can sell my BenQ and get the achieva but I am highly doubting the contrast ratio is as good as the benq which has a 3000:1 Static ratio.
Edited by Freeze311 - 4/27/12 at 5:06pm
post #3579 of 4784
Thanks guys, that's so helpful !


@Freeze311: I tend to think it is not worth buying pixel perfect, since people who bought it still had pixel errors.
Also TA_Planet, the seller on ebay did checked some screens for free.
Edited by OnlinePokerFan - 4/27/12 at 6:39pm
post #3580 of 4784
Thread Starter 
Mother of... this thread has grown a bit.


Sorry for dropping off the face of the Earth for awhile. I see I need to update the OP (no-one should have to read through over 3000 posts), so I'll go back and start reading this weekend.


But would anyone care to bring me up to speed? This was my last post, and by what I see skimming through the thread, I missed alot.
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