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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 #4471 of 4784
Hi everybody.
I have a 5 year old Macbook Pro (2007, 2.2 GHz core2duo, GeForce 8600M GT) and it works just fine.
I wonder if my laptop is capable of working with any of these Korean 27-inchers. It sure has a dedicated DVI port (photo: http://www.configmac.com/images/img/macbookpro-24-17.jpg), but is it dual link? Will it work? Does anyone have experience connecting these displays with pre-unibody MBPs?
FWIW: I've been to a local store, the biggest display they had was Dell 2410 and it worked with my MBP.
post #4472 of 4784
That is dual link. For future reference Dual-Link DVI has a rectangular row of pinholes like the picture you have linked. Single-Link DVI has two separated square segments. Like so:



The 8600 GT supports resolutions up to 2560x1600. You should have no problem using these displays.

EDIT: I thought I would also chime in as well in saying that what you see in the picture is not always what you get. The case on my 27Q looks like the 27QD, and I have more display connections than is detailed on the actual product page.
Edited by Caples - 9/20/12 at 4:15pm
post #4473 of 4784
Caples, thanks for your help!
You mean there can also be vga/hdmi ports? That would be of no immediate use to me, but I'm glad to hear it.
post #4474 of 4784
There are models which have more ports than just the DVI but they are a bit more expensive. The price difference between something like the Crossover 27Q and 27QD, the Achieva Shimian QH270, and the Catleap Q270 which have only a DVI port and monitors like the Crossover 2720MDP is $50+ depending on who you buy it from.

It all comes down to what type of display connection you want it to use since the monitors all essentially use the same display. If you're just going to be using DVI then I would go with the basic 27" models. If you absolutely must have different ports then go with monitors like the 2720MDP.
post #4475 of 4784
How does this compare to Apple Lightningbolt Display?
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post #4476 of 4784
Pulled the trigger on a Shimian QH270-IPSBS. Went the perfect pixel route just to hope there aren't any dead pixels. Purchased from TA-Planet on eBay. I hope the glass and resolution blow away this 5 year old Gateway 24" 1080p LCD.

Purchased at about 2 AM and got FedEx shipping info at about 9 PM.

I am a bit nervous.... but for things like this "You pay your moneys and you take your chances".

(Of course I needed to buy a new video card - GTX 670 - and a new PSU too. Heh... I love upgrades!)

I think I'll look at getting a table top mounting arm too. That seems like it would be pretty sweet.
post #4477 of 4784
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Originally Posted by rhindle View Post

I ended up with an FSM 270-YG from eBay and have a flickering problem. You mention opening up the monitor as you could probably fix the flickering. Can you explain? If this is something I could possible do myself I'm up for it as I only have a couple dead pixels and this screen is amazing. REALLY don't want to go down the return path although I have contacted the seller to let him know if he has any suggestions. I may run to Fry's and get another dual-link DVI cable just to see.
Thanks!

Dabb checking again to see how opening the monitor would fix the flickering. I have a 27" IPS FSM 270-YG from eBay and the picture is great, but it has random flickering where mostly the bottom of the screen sort of shifts quickly to the right and back. Here is my depressing video to the Korean seller to demonstrate the problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IfzYzKWLko

He is ok with sending me another monitor, but I have to pay to ship the first one back which will likely be over $100 from what I have gathered. I've tried 3 different Dual DVI cables and 3 different computers with 3 different type of Nvidia cards (GTX 670, GTX 460, GTS 250) with the same results. I'm very tempted to open the monitor to see if there are any loose connections or something like that which is what I'm assuming what you would do if you opened the monitor, but I wanted to confirm as you sounded pretty confident you would be able to fix the flickering. I just don't want to open it, not be able to fix it, ship it back, they see somehow it was opened and then I'm out $450-500 with not even a flickering monitor to show for it.

I would LOVE to fix this myself rather than going through the pain and expense of shipping this one back and *hoping* I get a good one. Plus its going to take forever I'm sure. Sigh. I'm already out $350 with a monitor that looks great and is usable, but flickers occasionally and will put another $100+ to ship it back and hope for the best.. again.

Any advice from others who have been in this position just to see what you did would be awesome.

Thanks!
post #4478 of 4784
im debating between the yamakasi or achieva shimian, it seem that the shimian has more issue tho
post #4479 of 4784








Btw- I am sorry for my crappy pics taken. My camera does not do this monitor justice. It is stunning in person. You can see part of my college papers in one pic. I can even see the college website address on it, lol. I don't care. You all can come hang out with me. This is sarcasm...plz notice that. tongue.gif


I got my monitor from green-sum(ebay) and it is the lite version. I took some real quick pics of it then hooked it up. I ran a few tests to check for dead pixels. I have yet to find a single one, no back bleed, and overall it seems to be in perfect functional condition atm. I will continue testing it throughout the week and let you know on my final verdict. Truth be told; I am not used to this much real estate on a screen. This resolution size is in a league of its own. It definitely blows my 1080p monitor out of the water in the color aspect alone. The only thing that I did so far was turn the gamma down a bit. It was set too high for my taste. I am running this on a gtx 670 wind-force edition. Anyone got any decent calibration settings already configured?

My total price was: $299.99 with free express shipping. It got here in 4 days. It was bubble wrapped as well. It ships through DHL. I hate their ninja ways. They require a signature btw. If you do not understand what I mean by ninjas for this company then you have yet to experience them. They are very good at barely pecking on the front door to get your attention and leaving a note stating you were not at home to pick up the package. I was mowing the back yard and saw him leaving. I put the mower in rabbit speed and flew down a hill to get my package from him. I will chase a brother down to get my stuff.....just saying.
post #4480 of 4784
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Btw- I am sorry for my crappy pics taken. My camera does not do this monitor justice. It is stunning in person. You can see part of my college papers in one pic. I can even see the college website address on it, lol. I don't care. You all can come hang out with me. This is sarcasm...plz notice that. tongue.gif
I got my monitor from green-sum(ebay) and it is the lite version. I took some real quick pics of it then hooked it up. I ran a few tests to check for dead pixels. I have yet to find a single one, no back bleed, and overall it seems to be in perfect functional condition atm. I will continue testing it throughout the week and let you know on my final verdict. Truth be told; I am not used to this much real estate on a screen. This resolution size is in a league of its own. It definitely blows my 1080p monitor out of the water in the color aspect alone. The only thing that I did so far was turn the gamma down a bit. It was set too high for my taste. I am running this on a gtx 670 wind-force edition. Anyone got any decent calibration settings already configured?
My total price was: $299.99 with free express shipping. It got here in 4 days. It was bubble wrapped as well. It ships through DHL. I hate their ninja ways. They require a signature btw. If you do not understand what I mean by ninjas for this company then you have yet to experience them. They are very good at barely pecking on the front door to get your attention and leaving a note stating you were not at home to pick up the package. I was mowing the back yard and saw him leaving. I put the mower in rabbit speed and flew down a hill to get my package from him. I will chase a brother down to get my stuff.....just saying.

can u post the link you bought it?
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