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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 #4011 of 4784
You will need an active powered one but it doesn't have to be Apple brand.
    
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do all the capleap monitors overclock ? And if so how well ?
I'm wanting something in the 80-120hz range.
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post #4013 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Nitti View Post

do all the capleap monitors overclock ? And if so how well ?
I'm wanting something in the 80-120hz range.

Not anymore. You have to find "2A" or "2B" models, the ones being sold currently are 2D/2E. They can clear 134Hz in some cases.
     
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post #4014 of 4784
So I read all the 402 pages, took me like 15 days LOL.

I noticed a problem with latest batch, like power brick failures from all sellers. I did notice there's no particular list of what the color of the monitor mean, at least not that I recall. Something like "orange is xxxx, blinking orange is this...."

To any of the first buyers, how's is your monitor behaving a few months after the purchase?
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post #4015 of 4784
Hi guys, how reliable are the monitors from dream-seller? how much time does it take him to send the monitors?? any bad experience with dead pixels from him??
or who is the most reliable seller?
Edited by saskia - 6/11/12 at 4:13am
post #4016 of 4784
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Hi guys, how reliable are the monitors from dream-seller? how much time does it take him to send the monitors?? any bad experience with dead pixels from him??
or who is the most reliable seller?

From what I read, he takes a while to ship because he's one of the sellers that sell most. I think reliability is not dependant on seller. Latest power brick arriving DOA were from different sellers. I guess it was the batch. Some sellers I've read offer a US adapter, but can't recall if anyone got one of those
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post #4017 of 4784
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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.

Hmm what do you mean? I would like to know too, I've got myself 2 shimians!

I've read in some posts, I cannot remember in OCN or in the other forum some guy screwed the vesa mount and ended up screwing into the PCB. I do not remember any mention of which model but I hope it is not the achieva! Does anyone know?

Regardless, I'm going to make sure I measure the depth of the screw-hole(lol!) before I do anything...
post #4018 of 4784
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So I read all the 402 pages, took me like 15 days LOL.
I noticed a problem with latest batch, like power brick failures from all sellers. I did notice there's no particular list of what the color of the monitor mean, at least not that I recall. Something like "orange is xxxx, blinking orange is this...."
To any of the first buyers, how's is your monitor behaving a few months after the purchase?

No issues with my ShiMian IPSB in the 1 month I've owned it. Not that long, but still nice. Power brick gets lukewarm, never hot.
   
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post #4019 of 4784
In for a Pixel Perfect Potalion 2710QW from BigClothCraft for $329. Should have shipped late last night, I'll update when it comes in! I wanted a pixel perfect option, and the Potalion was considerably cheaper than the same for the Achieva or Catleap.
post #4020 of 4784
so i got mine today, i ordered 2x Achieva ShiMian - QH270-Lite from TA_Planet, I ordered last Thursday the 5th at like 11pm EST, they arrived today. i ordered the cheapest ones he was selling, not caring for perfect pixel or any of that. however THEY ARE PIXEL PERFECT, i cant find a single dead or stuck pixel on either monitor

Boxes - thats exactly how they were shipped, fedex label just stuck on the box - this isn't really any different then how i got my last ones from newegg

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this note was inside both boxes
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white specs are Styrofoam under the plastic cling
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Sitting on my desk in front of my old monitors (2x Asus VK266H - 25.5in 1920x1200 TN pannels which actually cost the same as the QH270 2-3 years ago)
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This is a pic of one sitting in front of a 50in Plasma TV just so you can really see how large they are
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Sitting next to one of the Asus monitors
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Old Setup
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New Setup -
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lights off/no flash
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It has VESA mounts,

http://www.rootminus1.com/admin/Shimian/DSC_2868.JPG

however the screws i have for my mount are too long, even the short ones, the monitors came with 2 screws each and they are SHORT, wont even fit through my mount plate. they also don't screw in very far, makes me somewhat weary of mounting them, stands are not the greatest but they work and seem solid enough, not really that much better then the ASUS i had previously, however definitely inferior to the 2408WFP i use at work

reflections with just the 2 desk lamps i normally use are not bad, if i look yea i can see the reflection of everything on my desk, but when displaying content its really a non issue
Edited by Sibuna - 6/11/12 at 6:55pm
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