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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 #3931 of 4784
I asked BCC if this is the first batch of Potalion monitors they were selling. They said yes don't worry.

They also said that there are the same LG panel.

They also guarantee no dead/bright dot.

I think I'm going for this...
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post #3932 of 4784
I'd be interested in more feedback on this Potalion monitor as well, as I'm planning on getting another monitor for my second computer (the first one being Achieva ShiMian with tempered glass, which I adore).
   
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post #3933 of 4784
Yeah, I have some faith in Bigclothcraft so the Potalion has been ordered. Here is hoping for the mythical Saturday delivery so I can get loads of pictures up for you guys!
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post #3934 of 4784
Finally received my customs letter from Parcelforce... Had to pay almost $60 in customs fees on top of the original $300, I guess the seller marked it as $300, hence I need to pay 20% VAT. Now I've gotta wait till 6th June to receive my monitor... Sigh, that's exactly 21 days. Hope there are no more problems.
    
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post #3935 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Dabb View Post

Finally received my customs letter from Parcelforce... Had to pay almost $60 in customs fees on top of the original $300, I guess the seller marked it as $300, hence I need to pay 20% VAT. Now I've gotta wait till 6th June to receive my monitor... Sigh, that's exactly 21 days. Hope there are no more problems.

Probably $200.
$12 (£8) of the fee will be Parcelforce's handling charge.
$200 (£129) will keep the delivery below the threshold for customs duty (14%), so that only VAT would have been payable.
20% VAT on $200 (£129) = $40 (£26)
post #3936 of 4784
If I buy THIS will the powercord it comes with work with my 120v outlets?
 
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post #3937 of 4784
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Originally Posted by treefiddy View Post

Probably $200.
$12 (£8) of the fee will be Parcelforce's handling charge.
$200 (£129) will keep the delivery below the threshold for customs duty (14%), so that only VAT would have been payable.
20% VAT on $200 (£129) = $40 (£26)

Ah yeah, you're completely right.

Customs Duty - £0
Excise Duty - £0
Import VAT - £23.45
Other - £0
Clearance Fee - £13.50

Total: £36.95

I assumed that customs fee and VAT meant the same thing, but after looking at the invoice again I realised I was wrong.
    
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post #3938 of 4784
Is the potalion basically a Q270, except with Light AG?
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post #3939 of 4784
Heading downstairs to pick up my Catleap biggrin.gif Didn't feel like spending the extra $70 for a "Perfect Pixel" monitor... fingers crossed!

EDIT: NO DEAD OR HOT PIXELS!!! $300 for this gorgeous flawless monitor! So excited biggrin.gif

I'm officially an IPS convert.
Edited by r34p3rex - 6/2/12 at 7:44am
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Anyone with Radeon cards notice more artifacting after switching to the new Catalyst 12.6 Beta driver when using your browser? For example, looking at photos and loading each new photo will not have a smooth switch to a new page but will show briefly blocky image that loads fully to a complete image, or sometimes my screen image will jump and tear. Or loading a new page will momentarily produce some color blocks and tears until it finishes loading. Only started noticing this today. Doesn't happen all the time, just periodically. It's usually the case that my screen blacks out when my card's not being too active (like loading a new page, loading a game at the very start, loading W7, etc.), but now I actually see some funky stuff in between too.
   
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