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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 #3761 of 4784
$296.90 dream-seller Achieva Shimian lite ordered May 11th 10:27am reached San Francisco May 16th 3:26pm and is currently in customs.
post #3762 of 4784
I've been lurking for a while and finally bit on the catleap. I however am having issues and am hopeful someone can provide some advice. I've connected the monitor and I am getting a flashing green light essentially stating the monitor is not receiving a signal. Here is the rundown of what I have:

1. What type of GPU do you have installed? Gigabyte Geforce 560TI model GV-560UD-1 GI REV:1.0

2. Current drivers installed (clean install was attempted)? Version 296.10, latest from nvidia.com

3. Tried different DVI cable - either new or from a known working monitor? New cable with monitor was bad (would not work on my existing Dell 2005FWP). Purchased new dual-link DVI (Gigaware), old monitor works with new cable however new Catleap still does not.

4. Unplugged all other monitors and tried just plugging Catleap in BOTH outputs on your GPU? Yes, tried both ports one at a time with only the new monitor hooked up. My old monitor works off both ports with no issues.

4. Tried any of the other things listed above? All of the above. I've also opened the monitor up and reseated all of the cables. Still no dice.

Any ideas? Thanks for your help.
post #3763 of 4784
I also got a $296.90 dream-seller Achieva Shimian lite - ordered on Friday (night) the 11th of May and its on the way:

18:42 15-May-2012 Posting/Collection BUSANJIN Posting office zip code : 614013

Destination country : U.S.A

02:31 16-May-2012 Arrival at outward office of exchange INTERNATIONAL POST OFFICE

08:30 16-May-2012 Departure from outward office of exchange INTERNATIONAL POST OFFICE Dispatch number : 404

16:47 16-May-2012 Handed over to Air carrier INCHEON

17:07 16-May-2012 Received by Air carrier INCHEON

17:08 16-May-2012 Received by Air carrier INCHEON

17:09 16-May-2012 Received by Air carrier INCHEON

17:10 16-May-2012 Received by Air carrier INCHEON

02:55 17-May-2012 Departure from Airport INCHEON Flight date : 23:05 Wed 16 May 2012 (KST)

Flight number : OZ587

04:55 17-May-2012 Airrival at Destination Airport JOHN F.KENNEDY

06:07 17-May-2012 Delivered to Destination Airport JOHN F.KENNEDY
post #3764 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by GZR4DR View Post

I've been lurking for a while and finally bit on the catleap. I however am having issues and am hopeful someone can provide some advice. I've connected the monitor and I am getting a flashing green light essentially stating the monitor is not receiving a signal. Here is the rundown of what I have:
1. What type of GPU do you have installed? Gigabyte Geforce 560TI model GV-560UD-1 GI REV:1.0

2. Current drivers installed (clean install was attempted)? Version 296.10, latest from nvidia.com

3. Tried different DVI cable - either new or from a known working monitor? New cable with monitor was bad (would not work on my existing Dell 2005FWP). Purchased new dual-link DVI (Gigaware), old monitor works with new cable however new Catleap still does not.

4. Unplugged all other monitors and tried just plugging Catleap in BOTH outputs on your GPU? Yes, tried both ports one at a time with only the new monitor hooked up. My old monitor works off both ports with no issues.

4. Tried any of the other things listed above? All of the above. I've also opened the monitor up and reseated all of the cables. Still no dice.
Any ideas? Thanks for your help.
Try pushing the cable in a biit more, sometimes it's apparently hard to get a proper seating. Also try turning it on when windows is on.
post #3765 of 4784
Alright, I am stuck between the PCBank PB2700 super and the catleap, which has better image quality? People are saying that pcbank is a bit better, is it worth to lose the 120hz capability for the pcbank?
post #3766 of 4784
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post

Alright, I am stuck between the PCBank PB2700 super and the catleap, which has better image quality? People are saying that pcbank is a bit better, is it worth to lose the 120hz capability for the pcbank?
Current Catleaps can't do 120hz anyways. Image Quality wise they will be the same.
post #3767 of 4784
Supposedly PCBanks have higher contrast and better response time, but I've yet to see any confirmations from people who purchased those monitors - this result is from a Korean review site, so only one source.
   
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post #3768 of 4784
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Supposedly PCBanks have higher contrast and better response time, but I've yet to see any confirmations from people who purchased those monitors - this result is from a Korean review site, so only one source.
Most of us don't have the tools to test that, nor other Korean Ipses to test from, that being said the pcbank could have done better simply because of panel differences.
post #3769 of 4784
My Achieva with Tempered Glass (the IPSB model) has arrived! In perfect condition, no dead or stuck pixels. No color variation across the screen. No noticeable backlight bleed on dark backgrounds. There are some barely noticeable dust particles, which I knew to start with were an acceptable possibility, and I am not concerned with them, as I will open the glass at some point and clean (there's a tutorial somewhere here about lifting the tempered glass after warming the double-stick tape it's held with).

The monitor looks incredible and flawless when actually doing something on it (beyond staring at blank backgrounds).

I've tried various calibrated profiles linked on overclock.net for Catleaps, PCBanks, and Crossovers, but surprisingly the best colors for my Achieva came from my 24" Dell IPS default profile, which was the one auto-selected for this monitor. Other profiles were too red, too purple, or too green. Catleap-native.icm from here was second best:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1215866/reviewed-400-2560x1440-ips-no-ag-90hz-achieva-shimian-qh270-and-catleap-q270/1120#post_16638968

By the way, is there a way to identify this monitor in Windows, or is it always going to call it a "Generic PnP monitor"?

Will post photos in the next couple days.
   
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post #3770 of 4784
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Most of us don't have the tools to test that, nor other Korean Ipses to test from, that being said the pcbank could have done better simply because of panel differences.

That's exactly why I was wary of using that review to define my choice. Need more sources.
   
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