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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 #3791 of 4784
You'd be paying the delivery man the fees.
post #3792 of 4784
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Originally Posted by ElevenEleven View Post

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.

Can you post the profile for Your 24" Dell?

by the way I applied some downloaded color profiles by using windows default management but actually it didn't trigger anything on screen regarding colors, maybe did something wrong?
post #3793 of 4784
Yes, I can definitely add it here, but, as per the request to attach the file to the post, I'm not sure if I "have the rights to distribute this file, and that it does not violate the terms of service." I'll link it if I can get this sorted out!
   
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I have a question about the power adapter that comes with this monitor. Someone posted a picture of the Nanjing Frontek adapter (http://cdn.overclock.net/a/a8/a8aae994_POWER.jpeg) and it looks like it has + on pins 1 and 3 and - on pins 2 and 4.

Every other 4-pin power adapter I've found has + on pins 1 and 2 and - on pins 3 and 4.

I was hoping to get a better adapter that was UL certified or something, but I can't find one that has the same pinout. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Or are you all just using the stock adapters that came with the monitor?
post #3795 of 4784
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Originally Posted by ameer View Post

Can you post the profile for Your 24" Dell?
by the way I applied some downloaded color profiles by using windows default management but actually it didn't trigger anything on screen regarding colors, maybe did something wrong?
Do you have something like F.lux running?
Not everything is color managed, btw.
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I have a question about the power adapter that comes with this monitor. Someone posted a picture of the Nanjing Frontek adapter (http://cdn.overclock.net/a/a8/a8aae994_POWER.jpeg) and it looks like it has + on pins 1 and 3 and - on pins 2 and 4.
Every other 4-pin power adapter I've found has + on pins 1 and 2 and - on pins 3 and 4.
I was hoping to get a better adapter that was UL certified or something, but I can't find one that has the same pinout. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Or are you all just using the stock adapters that came with the monitor?

I'm using the stock adapter, but I'd be interested in a good quality one as well - just in case... My adapter is by Nanjing Frontek (model fps0120 - 05A) - unsure how long it will last.

Adapter specifications (translated to English in Google Docs)
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ko&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fkangjineng.gagabox.com%2Fboard%2Finclude%2Fdownload.php%3Fno%3D47%26db%3Dproduct2%26fileno%3D2
Edited by ElevenEleven - 5/20/12 at 7:53pm
   
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post #3797 of 4784
I've heard that because this monitor does not have OSD you will get wrong/faulty colors in some programs. That the ICC-profile is not active in them.

How does it work in games such as Diablo 3, BF3, MW3 or VLC-mediaplayer? smile.gif

Edit: Does a ICC-profile for the crossover work on a Achieva Shimian?
post #3798 of 4784
I think thats up to you. smile.gif Though i've HEARD that some people who's bought a "perfect pixel" one still got 2-3 dead pixels... Not sure if thats true so don't quote me on that.
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I think thats up to you. smile.gif Though i've HEARD that some people who's bought a "perfect pixel" one still got 2-3 dead pixels... Not sure if thats true so don't quote me on that.

All right I'll keep that in mind unless it's confirmed to be false.

Thanks smile.gif
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post #3800 of 4784
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All right I'll keep that in mind unless it's confirmed to be false.
Thanks smile.gif

Yup, i have only read about one who ordered a perfect pixel monitor and got a dead pixel but according to some dudes @Sweclockers forum there are more who's got it.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/monitors-webcams-external-video-devices/1625655-achieva-shimian-qh270-lite-unpacking-mini-review.html
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