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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 #4511 of 4784
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Originally Posted by gregaz View Post

Gotcha. Any recommendations for a good one?
Sorry, dude ... I don't even know what that means (which is why I am here looking for help). LOL!

Here's the offical Apple one... http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter

I'm sure there's a cheaper third party option too. Just make sure it specifically says "dual link DVI". From what I've read, mini DP adapters work out of the thunderbolt port, so I think searching mini DP to dual link DVI will give best results.

(edit) Save some money going with monoprice: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=6904&seq=1&format=2
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post #4512 of 4784
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Has anyone been able to use these monitors with a laptop?
I know the sellers say that these monitors can not be used with laptops, but I think there must be at least SOME laptops out there that are capable of supporting this resolution via dual-link DVI. Has anyone had any success running these monitors with a laptop? Either directly, or through some sort of adaptor is find. I am shopping around for a laptop and would like to know what to look for to ensure I can use my new laptop with this monitor.

Get one with HDMI 1.4a inputs, most laptops had HDMI out yes?
post #4513 of 4784
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Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post

Get one with HDMI 1.4a inputs, most laptops had HDMI out yes?

As far as I can tell, there isn't a laptop made that can do 2560x1440 over HDMI. I assume those monitors would have a scaler though, so you'd probably be able to get a 1080p picture at least.
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post #4514 of 4784
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I suspect that this is the answer to my question! The full details of what is going on are:
So, I plunked down for one of those 27" IPS panel monitors from Korea (this one, specifically). It arrived rather quickly, and it looks really nice. However, for some reason it does NOT work with my Early 2011 13" MacBook Pro. I am running OS 10.8.2, using the Apple Thunderbolt to DVI adapter.
If I hook up a generic Dell monitor to the cable and adapter, it works. So, it's not the cable, adapter or laptop.
If I hook up the monitor to a Windozze machine, it works, so it's not entirely the screen.
What am I missing? I specifically chose this monitor because the reviews said it would work with a Mac, and if you Google around, they should!
Thanks in advance for the help!

PROBLEM SOLVED! The Apple dual link DVI adapter was the answer. I have updated this MacRumors thread with the solution.
Thank you for all the responses, and I hope this helps others. This screen is amazing, and I highly recommend it to others.
post #4515 of 4784
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PROBLEM SOLVED! The Apple dual link DVI adapter was the answer. I have updated this MacRumors thread with the solution.
Thank you for all the responses, and I hope this helps others. This screen is amazing, and I highly recommend it to others.

How are you finding the image quality? Did you have to do any calibration out of the box?
post #4516 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Koehler View Post

How are you finding the image quality? Did you have to do any calibration out of the box?

The image quality is unbelievable. Best I have ever seen.
I do need to calibrate, since I am running it in addition to my MBP screen, and they are slightly different. I tried the easy calibration route, and it didn't work. So ... I need to really dig into it. Will do so soon, but for now, it doesn't bother me too much.
post #4517 of 4784
i paid 324$ for mine came to me in less then a day! and had no stuck/dead pixels , has audio wink.gif i love it! good color too, btw it is QH270-IPSBS bought on ebay from ta_planet
post #4518 of 4784
Few questions..

1. So the shimian is good overall? Can get for $319 @ ebay.
2. I have a GTX 670, and an i5 3570k, if playing at 2560x1440 resolutions, will I get a performance hit? I come from a 24" monitor @ 1920x1080 resolution.
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post #4519 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Iceycold View Post

Few questions..
1. So the shimian is good overall? Can get for $319 @ ebay.
2. I have a GTX 670, and an i5 3570k, if playing at 2560x1440 resolutions, will I get a performance hit? I come from a 24" monitor @ 1920x1080 resolution.

Yes the Shimian is excellent. 1440p, S-IPS (and hence top notch color quality), what more could you ask for?

The answer to your second question is that yes you will get a slight performance hit. But the GTX 670 and i5 are powerful enough to support it at 1440p.
post #4520 of 4784
Any good 5m dvid cables out there? I'll be ordering my Korean monitor later today.
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