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post #3991 of 4784
I got a shimian but it only has to screws for the vesa mount and they were much shorter than what my Asus took. What did other people do that mounted them?

I'll probably go to a hardware store and try to match but if someone knows the exact size that would be great.
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Originally Posted by Jedi Mind Trick View Post

The Potalion I got was (almost) flawless!! Just some backlight issues (I think). It is weird because it is only noticeable on an all white screen and low brightness. As soon as I put the brightness at 50% or higher the problem disappears. The only real negative about the monitor was the stand, it is very wobbly. BCC was extremely pleasant to work with, he answered all my questions relatively quickly, he wrapped it in thick foam sheets, and the shipping was insanely fast. It was shipped on 6/4/2012 and made it to Chicago in two days!!
Sorry, I cannot really compare it to the other monitors, but the only real difference should be the brand, the bezel, and the stand.

Photos, please!!! Glad your monitor is to your liking.
   
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Does anyone here know what "A1" grade panel means? Is that a general term for "A"? Is it "A-" / "A" / or "A+"? Trying to make sense of a listing by AccessoriesWhole. Thanks!
   
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post #3994 of 4784
Trying to convince myself to pull the trigger on one of these. Just not sure about not having a warranty. But then is a warranty worth the extra $400 for a similar model.....argh...cant make up my mind...
 
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post #3995 of 4784
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I've contacted him but I've yet to receive a reply. It's only been 2 hours and he's probably going to bed though... I probably won't receive a reply till next week as it's the weekend for them now.
I'm a noob with my camera, not sure how to fix the exposure and I can't even find manual focus! Using a Panasonic GF3, the touchscreen on this camera is far too gimmicky, I don't know where half the options are.
EDIT: Just wanted to add, AMD A6-3500 with DP-> Dual link adapter works fine. For some reason when I got the monitor it corrupted my drivers and I couldn't even see desktop after booting twice. However, after reinstalling the drivers using my original monitor, things now work fine.
I can even play League of Legends with the integrated HD6530D on very high (no shadows) without dropping below 30fps! Now if only I didn't have a duff monitor.
I've gotta say, the glass is VERY reflective, with nothing but natural sunlight shining into my room, I can see my own reflection on black screens as if it's a mirror. Nothing wrong with that though as I expected it. When I don't load up a black screen the monitor does look awesome I've gotta say. There are quite a few dust particles, but I don't actually mind them, not noticeable at all compared to the 200+ dead pixels.
EDIT2: Recorded a video, will upload it to Youtube now.
EDIT3: It finished uploading and processing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4gP-Y2LVG4&feature=plcp
keep us posted on how the seller handles your situation!
post #3996 of 4784
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Trying to convince myself to pull the trigger on one of these. Just not sure about not having a warranty. But then is a warranty worth the extra $400 for a similar model.....argh...cant make up my mind...
Just get a 4 square warranty. I paid $370 with a 3 year warranty!
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Just get a 4 square warranty. I paid $370 with a 3 year warranty!

what does 4 square do if you have a lot of dead pixels? or if the whole monitor goes out? do they give you your money back?
post #3998 of 4784
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keep us posted on how the seller handles your situation!

Will do!
    
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post #3999 of 4784
Sorry its squaretrade my mistake.

I don't think dead pixels are covered. But if the monitor fails they will repair/replace it. The warranty looks pretty good. As for dead pixels I see none. But I'm honestly not going to go to a blank screen just to find them either. Will just make it stand out more. WELL worth the $320 I paid imo.
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More photos of the stuck pixels:
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EDIT: Video 2

EDIT2: Just an update on the original monitor (Achieva Shimian from dream-seller), I've received a full refund for both the original transaction plus the returns postage to him. He decided to test it himself and didn't return it to the Achieva factory so I basically received my refund a day after he received the monitor. Brilliant seller I must say!
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