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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 #4281 of 4784
Hrm, ok. I just figured since DVI->VGA adapters are so cheap and small (and do digital -> analog conversion already), I should be able to do HDMI -> DVI -> VGA... since HDMI and DVI are basically the same digital signal, right?

These are a dime a dozen:
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post #4282 of 4784
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Hrm, ok. I just figured since DVI->VGA adapters are so cheap and small (and do digital -> analog conversion already), I should be able to do HDMI -> DVI -> VGA... since HDMI and DVI are basically the same digital signal, right?
These are a dime a dozen:

That wouldn't work. DVI -> VGA is able to work passively because DVI can output an analog signal as well as a digital signal. When you use the DVI -> VGA adapter, it's connecting the pins used for analog on the DVI port to the VGA pins. HDMI -> DVI -> VGA would not work because HDMI doesn't carry an analog signal at all.
post #4283 of 4784
Thank you for the explanation - I'll have to go with a mini DP to VGA then, if I don't figure out how to connect my projector to iGPU (with a discrete card present).
   
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post #4284 of 4784
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Barely related question - my apologies - would this male HDMI-to-female DVI adapter work in a chain connection with a DVI->VGA adapter?
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10419&cs_id=1041902&p_id=2080&seq=1&format=2
Trying to come up with a cheap solution for an HDMI socket on my video card to work with a VGA projector input, instead of buying a more expensive display port -> VGA connector (I also have 2 mini display ports on my card).
Why exactly do you need to use the HDMI socket to run the VGA?
post #4285 of 4784
That wont work because its only 1080p, you need a duel link dvi
post #4286 of 4784
Thanks for the replies, I've sorted it out. Rotary7, this is for my projector - not the Korean monitors. This was an off-topic question.
   
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post #4287 of 4784
Well guys, after owning my Catleap for about a month or more, I have only a single red pixel. From what I know, it's 'stuck' and not dead.

It's only apparent on a black screen. And only up close. From 10 feet you can't see it. That's the ONLY thing wrong with my catleap. I'm not complaining.

Anyone know of a pixel fixing program for stuck pixels?

I have hardly any light bleeding. And from what I know, light bleeding may be caused from the bezel being too tight on the frame of the monitor.

Overall, best monitor I've ever used.

If I had a choice to sell my Catleap and swap for a U2711, I don't think I'd do it. Maybe for warranty from dell, and a better stand (but mine is wall mounted so idc.)
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you sit 10 feet away from the monitor?
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you sit 10 feet away from the monitor?

No no no. Only when watching movies.

I typically am about 2-2.5 ft or less away from the screen lol...
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post #4290 of 4784
You can try JScreenFix, which costs ~$3 and you can get an instant refund afterwards if it doesn't fix your stuck pixel. It did not work for me personally. If you don't have tempred glass over your stuck pixel, I'd simply try massaging it with your finger gently (and then you'll have to clean off that fingerprint!) Massaging has helped me with 2 older monitors (but my ShiMians have tempered glass, so I can't test it on them).
   
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