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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 #4061 of 4784
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Originally Posted by 1rkrage View Post

my Potalion is gonna be checked within the next 3 business days thumb.gif I hope I'm as lucky as you guys. Although with the Perfect Pixel listing I'm less worried wink.gif
Asked him to check for the blue tint as well and he said don't worry about that; they're going to check for "serious condition"

Yeah my "pixel perfect" Potalion from BCC is pretty amazing, zero dead pixel and no tints. The only thing is the backlight bleed, it is in the same pattern as Sschicken's monitor, I can't really notice it unless its on a black screen other than that looks freaking amazing!
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post #4062 of 4784
Can anyone confirm that Catleap Q270 SE or the Potalion is HDCP capable? I really want to upgrade my old 24" Soyo MVA which doesn't support HDCP.
Edited by sam88 - 6/15/12 at 1:07pm
post #4063 of 4784
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Here is a (sorry cameraphone) pic of the bleed (or lack there of) on my Potalion.

Really no bleed at all, a tiny in the lower right corner. Only visible on a pitch black screen. Not as bad as the top and bottom bleed visible on my old HP w2207 (left and right in this orientation).

The old HP does appear to have darker blacks, but that could be a difference in backlight settings. The Potalion is solid/smooth color.
post #4064 of 4784
Is there a brightness adjust for the Potalion? I know none of the controls work, but I thought there was just one for brightness somewhere and I can't seem to find it.
post #4065 of 4784
Could anyone tell me if I'll be able to see a difference between a panel with a 10-bit color panel and an 8-bit panel? Some ShiMians are effectively 10-bit, and I'm wondering if it's going to be noticeable.
   
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post #4066 of 4784
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Could anyone tell me if I'll be able to see a difference between a panel with a 10-bit color panel and an 8-bit panel? Some ShiMians are effectively 10-bit, and I'm wondering if it's going to be noticeable.

Took me a bit to figure it out, but its "up" and "down" buttons on the side! Go figure. There is no OSD, and seems to be many brightness steps but if you keep pressing it you will see it really is adjusting the brightness smile.gif
post #4067 of 4784
Hi

No,
you're not going to see anything better on 10 bit monitor!

You can see a colorimetric amelioration only if you've got a pro graphic card like "nvidia quadro" + adobe soft suit "photshop, etc" for the 10bit ability.
post #4068 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Skitals View Post

Took me a bit to figure it out, but its "up" and "down" buttons on the side! Go figure. There is no OSD, and seems to be many brightness steps but if you keep pressing it you will see it really is adjusting the brightness smile.gif

Wow, thanks for the info, would have never guessed that was the brightness settings.
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post #4069 of 4784
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Originally Posted by acidkhmer View Post

Hi
No,
you're not going to see anything better on 10 bit monitor!
You can see a colorimetric amelioration only if you've got a pro graphic card like "nvidia quadro" + adobe soft suit "photshop, etc" for the 10bit ability.

I'd be running it on an HD 7870 or GTX 580, so I suppose not then. I was just wondering if it was going to be more accurate somehow, smoother.

So for the same price, an 8-bit or 8-bit + FRC, would it be recommended to go for the effective 10-bit version? Uses would be gaming, some photo editing, being picky about how the panel looks (actual screen).
Edited by ElevenEleven - 6/15/12 at 3:24pm
   
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post #4070 of 4784
I bit. QH270 is on the way in a week or so. =D
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