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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 #4481 of 4784
Should I empty my pockets and purchase one of these monitors?

Do you think that there will be any new models releasing in the future say between 3-6 months?
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I'd say whenever a new decent ips display comes out and they start mass producing it then sure. Usually there is something better every 6 months or so in the technology industry either way. The higher the production rate; the lower certain displays don't pass the companies standards. They are usually minor knit pick things. Whether or not you wait is up to you really. I wouldn't break myself buying a monitor though. You might want to save up just a bit more. Anything can happen.

Do I think it's it worth the price and possible chance of getting a dud/waiting on a replacement? Sure, assuming it did break within the 15 days of purchase after that it is your baby. You have to be willing to take the risk to reap the reward.

What if the display does not work upon arrival? Guess who has to pay the shipping charges to send it back? You

Would I still purchase this monitor 6 plus months down the road? Yep


It comes down to what you want it for exactly. I wanted a higher resolution to have more space for work, gaming at a higher color spectrum from my current monitor, and the price was a nice motivator for me. I also play games with vsync so the 60hz did not bother me. Not many single graphic cards are going to burst past a consistent 60 fps at this resolution on high/ultra settings. All I am saying is don't jump the gun half empty. Take in consideration of your willingness to get a defective product, waiting a few weeks for a return, or the possibility of something going wrong down the road. I was more than willing to take the risk for what you get at such a discounted price. I have been on a rant today. Well, time to start on physics homework....sigh! thumb.gif
post #4483 of 4784
Asus and Overlord in Nov if prices were to drop that would be the time
post #4484 of 4784
You can pick up CrossOver 27QDs for right around $300. The first model from CrossOver and has nothing more than DVI, but it's pretty much the exact same panel.
post #4485 of 4784
Pretty happy with mine I bought from ta_planet on ebay here. On sale this weekend for under $300 shipped!

Ordered it on the 24th, it shipped on the 25th from Korea, and was in delivered in California on the 27th! AMAZING!

Speaking of AMAZING, mine seems perfect. The display is beautiful. I'm used to 27" displays (iMac 27, Dell XPS One 27 and previously Dell 27" and 30" displays). While i'm no color expert, this display looks spectacular. The fact it only cost $300 makes it truly AMAZING!

Hopefully, it lasts. (knock on wood)

I think I will buy another. I have an inquiry into SquareTrade to see if they will warranty this. For $42, it's worth 2 years of warranty!

UPDATE: just as I posted this, I got a reply back from SquareTrade. Referencing the ebay item above, they said it WAS eligable for the 3 year warranty. Since there is no manufacturer warranty (which I mention to them in my inquiry), I believe ST gives a 2 year total warranty. In any case $42 for two years is worth me getting my money back should it fail.
Edited by lancorp - 9/28/12 at 8:32pm
post #4486 of 4784
The DP to DL-DVI Active adapters are almost $100...is there no work around? This might be a deal breaker for me and might make me cancel my Catleap Q270. The one with the glass swivel $340 I think. It's OCable right?
post #4487 of 4784
Mate @rums you are an inspiration bro, was really heartening to see the dual dvi converter worked for you.

On these lines I just wanted confirm that your monitor has only one dual-dvi input right? As I have the one with one input only. (gave me hard time to connect to my mobo directly with display port/hdmi port, it would just show the red led.

can you please advise and confirm that the above would work or should work at least theoretically.

I have the Asus Maximus V Gene with HDMI & Display port output & would like to make my monitor (shimian achieva single dual dvi port) to work via the converter like you used.
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post #4488 of 4784
Hey guys. Just ordered Shimian with tempered glass. I have a question about lower resolutions. Can you see the image in other resolutions? For example, when going into BIOS, or installing Windows or Linux. Or messing up with video drivers. It seems it would be quite unusable as the only monitor if no image was displayed? Did you run into any problems with that?
post #4489 of 4784
I believe that is a function of the video card you are using. I understand that some video cards handle scaling of the BIOS. The monitor is still getting 2560x1440 but the video card is doing the work to display the BIOS in the background. I don't have first hand experience, yet, as my Shimian arrived today and I haven't had a chance to even open the box.
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post #4490 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by lancorp View Post

Pretty happy with mine I bought from ta_planet on ebay here. On sale this weekend for under $300 shipped!
Ordered it on the 24th, it shipped on the 25th from Korea, and was in delivered in California on the 27th! AMAZING!
Speaking of AMAZING, mine seems perfect. The display is beautiful. I'm used to 27" displays (iMac 27, Dell XPS One 27 and previously Dell 27" and 30" displays). While i'm no color expert, this display looks spectacular. The fact it only cost $300 makes it truly AMAZING!
Hopefully, it lasts. (knock on wood)
I think I will buy another. I have an inquiry into SquareTrade to see if they will warranty this. For $42, it's worth 2 years of warranty!
UPDATE: just as I posted this, I got a reply back from SquareTrade. Referencing the ebay item above, they said it WAS eligable for the 3 year warranty. Since there is no manufacturer warranty (which I mention to them in my inquiry), I believe ST gives a 2 year total warranty. In any case $42 for two years is worth me getting my money back should it fail.

Did you buy the pixel perfect guarantee version? I'm wondering because my friend bought both a pixel-perfect guarantee version and I'm wondering if buying the normal one makes no difference?

I could be wrong.
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