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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)
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post #4201 of 4784
That's an IPSI, yes. I don't think there's a perfect pixel policy for these from anyone yet, so just average, I assume. Also it must be a substitute for an IPSB, because there are only 2 sellers offering IPSI officially in dedicated listings, and they are not dream-seller... It appears that IPSBs have begun to be substituted with newer IPSIs, and in some cases it comes as a surprise.

Looks great, thank you for the photos!
   
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post #4202 of 4784
Yup it seems a lot of people who ordered IPSB models recently have received IPSIs.

Wow, the photos make it look really good! I'm kind of tempted now. I'm a sucker for brushed aluminium looks.
    
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post #4203 of 4784
Yeah, the brushed aluminium goes well with my Corsair 700D. I'm actually thinking about painting the white border to red to match my setup, but the white looks decent. There's zero dust under the glass. ZERO.

According to the sticker on the back, after further investigation (aka me turning on the light and reading around the Korean) it says it's a QH270-IPSB(B).

Edit: Yeah, on second thought, not doing the red border. Did it on Photoshop, and I think it would look silly.
Edited by JMCB - 6/25/12 at 7:54pm
post #4204 of 4784
Why does red-cap take so long to respond? It's been almost 24 hours since I paid for Shimian and still no word for him. Granted, I paid when it was already night in South Korea, but now it's already 5 PM over there and he didn't send a message at all. That's a whole working day.

I can already see this week is going to be a tough one with all the waiting...

Edit: 4 minutes later, I get e-mail notification that it's shipped, LOL. smile.gif
Edited by kazzjohnson - 6/26/12 at 12:37am
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post #4205 of 4784
As I'm interested in the updated version of the ACHIEVA Shimian QH270-IPSB (AKA the QH270-IPSBI - glass BEHIND the bezel) I emailed dream-seller to see if I could get a guarantee that is what I'd receive - here is the reply ....

"Upon your question,
Actually, we don't sell the specific model, QH270-IPSBI. As we are directly connected with manufacturers, we hand over transaction record to ship out a monitor. So what we guess is that manufacturers shipped out the monitor, QH270-IPSBI, randomly."

so its either take the chance or pay another seller $40 or so more ...

anyone know if dream-seller makes the import tax less likely ?
post #4206 of 4784
which ones can clock to 100Hz? only catleap? (Edit: it seems only the 2B models do, and those are $529.99 on eBay)

Q270 vs Q270 SE difference?

and is the ghosting bad for gaming? I've been also considering a 1080p 120Hz 3D monitor.
Edited by s74r1 - 6/26/12 at 9:00am
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post #4207 of 4784
Not a gamer at all, I mainly got this the qh270-lite for photo/video editing but I did try to increase the refresh rate from 60hz but it's not possible. I've read some Catleaps can go up to 100hz, which I believe makes game play smoother.

Maybe other Shimian owners could talk about their experience playing at 60hz?

Also, the monitor only tilts up and down, no swivel or rotation. I personally like the design of this monitor stand more than the catleaps (I think crossover has the best stand out of the bunch). If you wanted to ditch the stand and go with a wall mount/desk mount it would be easiest with the Shimian since you can take off the stand easily & the VESA mounting holes are right in the back. Catleap's stand is built into the thing and although it's removable, some people have reporting breaking their monitors while trying to do so.
    
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post #4208 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by s74r1 View Post

which ones can clock to 100Hz? only catleap? (Edit: it seems only the 2B models do, and those are $529.99 on eBay)
Q270 vs Q270 SE difference?
and is the ghosting bad for gaming? I've been also considering a 1080p 120Hz 3D monitor.
Only Catleap 2B and it's not even guaranteed.

SE has no speakers.

Ghosting is bad overall, not just for gaming. You don't have to worry about ghosting with Korean monitors because they have low input lag.
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post #4209 of 4784
I also got a lite version shimian and it does not have the issue with the bezel sagging. It's nice and straight.
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post #4210 of 4784
Just got my Catleap.
the stand won't seem to align correctly for me. I have both screws in the bottom of the monitor tight and the monitor leans to the right. I am hoping that when I get back home I can try and remedy this else I will use the second one coming in tomorrow as a stand and lean them against each other to make them straight. I don't know if I like these monitors yet.

We'll see.
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