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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 #4631 of 4784
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Originally Posted by HoZy View Post

Thanks for the replies! smile.gif I can't wait to receive this now, Why oh why did I wait until xMas to order one! haha
Just ordered myself a new DVI-D cable
@Kevinsbane - I don't own one personally, However I can get my hands on a spyder4
Cheers
Mat

Make sure you calibrate your monitor once you get it thumb.gif
post #4632 of 4784
I am so impatient right now,

I don't think I'll get this until approx. 3rd January if I'm lucky, Otherwise I'm thinking 10th January.

Damn Holidays hahaha
post #4633 of 4784
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Originally Posted by HoZy View Post

I am so impatient right now,
I don't think I'll get this until approx. 3rd January if I'm lucky, Otherwise I'm thinking 10th January.
Damn Holidays hahaha

Trust me. It's well worth the wait wink.gif
post #4634 of 4784
Hi all
Mine turned up todaty

Looks amazing
No Dead Pic from what i can see
Think i need Bigger GPU Mem now tho lol smile.gif
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post #4635 of 4784
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Originally Posted by motokill36 View Post

Hi all
Mine turned up todaty
Looks amazing
No Dead Pic from what i can see
Think i need Bigger GPU Mem now tho lol smile.gif

Nice.

You mean no dead pixels right? How many hot pixels?

You don't need a new GPU if you're playing at the same resolution. Especially if you're using it for work or web browsing.

However if you want to game at 1440p, then yeah you'll probably need a new GPU if you didn't have a high-end one beforehand.
post #4636 of 4784
Not sure about Hot pixels ?
Yes have a gtx670 on it
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post #4637 of 4784
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Your adapter isn't the correct adapter you need. Unfortunately, you need the much pricier active dual link adapter.

 

Ok, so I have decided the next upgrade is from my TN panel 24" acer to one of these... Now since my current machine (because of budget) I will be running off of the intel HD4000 IGP in the 3570K currently installed... I know there are limits to the supported resolution. In this case it appears that I will want to use the DisplayPort output on my motherboard as it seems to be the only one that supports the full 2560x1600 (I have not decided between the 30" or the 2560x1440 27" YET) So this link would allow me to properly use one of these monitors at those resolutions I guess? Yes, I do plan on geting a dedicated GPU in the future but since the majority of what I do currently on my computer is productivy and non-productive internets I was just looking for a nice monitor and I would upgrade the GPU for gaming a little further down the line when prices drop on current gen :P

 

Just wanted to confirm I was looking at the correct item to make it all function! (Unless I can find one that has the DisplayPort connection for about the same added price...

    
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post #4638 of 4784
Hey guys,

Just thought I'd update on the progress of my *Perfect Pixel* Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite order from Dream-Seller.

I ordered this on:
Saturday 22nd at 2am.
It was sent on Monday 24th of December
It landed in Australia on 26th of December
Delivered to me on the 27th of December.

So, Proud to say I'm typing this post from my new 2560x1440 love affair.

Now, The box was in perfect condition "No Bubble Wrap", Contents inside were flawless

It came with this piece of paper which I found interesting,



I saw this, Sat my head in my hand and thought "Great, That means this second one might have dead/bright pixels or a majorly bleeding backlight."

Well boy was I wrong, I ordered a *Perfect Pixel* And guess what I got?!

A 100% flawless No Dead/Stuck/Bright pixels at all!

Went over the screen for a good 20minutes, On black background, White background, Red, Green & Blue.

Only thing I discovered was a little and I mean, minimum light bleed on the top left corner.

And I mean, Less light bleed than my old LG E2340V'S had.

I've got to say, This screen is fairly amazing for a whole $398aud To my door during Christmas.

An EXTREMELY happy Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Owner from Dream-Seller.

Cheers
Mat

EDIT::::::
Ok, Few hours in now. That backlight bleed that I thought I had, It was a reflection hahaha *facepalm*
Monitor is completely flawless, And I am now trying to sell off my old LG's so I can buy a 2nd.
Edited by HoZy - 12/26/12 at 6:55pm
post #4639 of 4784
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Originally Posted by HoZy View Post

Hey guys,
Just thought I'd update on the progress of my *Perfect Pixel* Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite order from Dream-Seller.
I ordered this on:
Saturday 22nd at 2am.
It was sent on Monday 24th of December
It landed in Australia on 26th of December
Delivered to me on the 27th of December.
So, Proud to say I'm typing this post from my new 2560x1440 love affair.
Now, The box was in perfect condition "No Bubble Wrap", Contents inside were flawless
It came with this piece of paper which I found interesting,

I saw this, Sat my head in my hand and thought "Great, That means this second one might have dead/bright pixels or a majorly bleeding backlight."
Well boy was I wrong, I ordered a *Perfect Pixel* And guess what I got?!
A 100% flawless No Dead/Stuck/Bright pixels at all!
Went over the screen for a good 20minutes, On black background, White background, Red, Green & Blue.
Only thing I discovered was a little and I mean, minimum light bleed on the top left corner.
And I mean, Less light bleed than my old LG E2340V'S had.
I've got to say, This screen is fairly amazing for a whole $398aud To my door during Christmas.
An EXTREMELY happy Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Owner from Dream-Seller.
Cheers
Mat
EDIT::::::
Ok, Few hours in now. That backlight bleed that I thought I had, It was a reflection hahaha *facepalm*
Monitor is completely flawless, And I am now trying to sell off my old LG's so I can buy a 2nd.

That's great news. How is the resolution coming from 1080p? When I saw the CrossOver 27Q LED I was drooling at the amount of detail and pixels I've been missing out on all this time!
post #4640 of 4784
Thought I'd add my voice to the crowd. Just received my Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite from seller red-cap today and... it's FABULOUS!!!

I did pay the extra $20 for the "perfect-pixel" version but despite this, my monitor has 1 stuck pixel in the lower-right. Although I'm very picky about image quality, this one stuck pixel is *tiny* and while (barely) noticable, it's really no big deal.

I suspect (although I'm only guessing) from reading the reviews here and elsewhere, that the defect level is very low and it's not common to get a significant amount of problem pixels. So, I think they may ship the "perfect-pixel" and normal ones out just the same and because most are have perfect pixels, they just make an extra $20 from those of us who are nervous. Although I haven't contacted red-cap about it yet, their policy is that they won't take a return on the perfect-pixel version even if it has defects, but they will refund you the difference ($20). My recommendation would be to just save the $20 from the start and get the standard one.

I have had a very good experience with Red-Cap and would definitely recommend them. The monitor was shipped *immediately* and arrive in Canada 4 days later (late on Xmas eve). I got delivery on the 27th due to FexEx holidays. Duty was about $22.

Finally, I decided on the Shimian over the Catleap when I saw the Catleap prices starting to rise towards the cost of the Crossover. I'd also heard reports that the monitor stand on the Shimian was a bit flimsy but I don't find that at all. It doesn't swivel like the Catleap but I think it looks nicer/plainer and is sturdy/functional enough and does tild fwd/back.

For anyone sitting on the fence... JUMP! You'll be glad you did :-)

P.S. Without asking, red-cap included an adapter for the power cord to allow it to be plugged into standard North American 110V plugs and the transformer itself works fine.
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