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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 #4701 of 4784
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Originally Posted by kartik5000 View Post

Hey guys, thank you for your replies, however, I just can't afford the displayport monitors, over £150 more expensive. I can get an active switching miniDisplay port - DVI dual adapter for around £30, and I can't spend £120 extra.

What sort of problems occur? Is there a make / model where the problems seem least prevalent? All the listings say that Macs aren't compatible - is this true, even with the adapter?

Are there any fixes for the problems? If it's a matter of running my computer on discrete graphics 24/7 - (that's the fix for the flickering issues), then, i'm happy to just live with that.

Thanks guys,
Please tell me if the model i suggested before would work (technically). Sorry if it seems like I'm ignoring your advice, I would love to be able to take it. In an ideal world, I'd own a Cinema Display, but I spent all my money on my laptop, and this is all that's left.

Kartikk
The sellers don't know what they're saying half the time when they talk about incompatibility. Your Mac should be fine.

That being said, active display port to dual link dvi adapters are very... Finicky. Unreliable. They work, just not terribly well. And thirty pounds honestly sounds like your run of the mill displayport to single link dvi adapter. Is the model you are looking at one with a USB cable?
post #4702 of 4784
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-displayport-to-dual-link-DVI-adapter-QNIX-Crossover-Simian-2560x1440-/200878590955?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2ec54c0beb


This should work, right?
post #4703 of 4784
Looks perfect! Especially as the seller told you it works, then if it doesn't you have the right to return it
    
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One more thing Kartik, make sure you budget in customs dutys. I had to pay £50 when mine arrived which stung
    
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post #4705 of 4784
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One more thing Kartik, make sure you budget in customs dutys. I had to pay £50 when mine arrived which stung

****, whats that? Any way to avoid it, or did everyone on this thread have to pay??
post #4706 of 4784
It *should*.

It may not work as expected, 100% of the time. That's the problem with them. They're just finicky.
post #4707 of 4784
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****, whats that? Any way to avoid it, or did everyone on this thread have to pay??
Because you are buying from outside the EU you have to pay VAT on the goods that you import. You may get lucky, but you most likely won't. No way of avoiding it apart from by purchasing the monitor from a reseller inside the EU as VAT will then be included. I thought I was lucky and missed it, but I got a letter from Fedex saying I had to pay (don't think about ignoring the letter either, otherwise = debt collectors).

EDIT: American's (i.e most people in this thread) don't have to pay due to a free trade agreement between USA and South Korea.
    
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post #4708 of 4784
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Because you are buying from outside the EU you have to pay VAT on the goods that you import. You may get lucky, but you most likely won't. No way of avoiding it apart from by purchasing the monitor from a reseller inside the EU as VAT will then be included. I thought I was lucky and missed it, but I got a letter from Fedex saying I had to pay (don't think about ignoring the letter either, otherwise = debt collectors).

EDIT: American's (i.e most people in this thread) don't have to pay due to a free trade agreement between USA and South Korea.



Vat = 20%, so thats 50. Damn. Is there anyway round it? Disguise it as a non-commercial good? I don't know.

Thanks
Kartik
post #4709 of 4784
Hi all I had to pay £46 on top of price
But screen was perfect no bad pixs
Can't find a fault with it
And this monitor worked perfect on my evgs gtx 560 ti
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post #4710 of 4784
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Vat = 20%, so thats 50. Damn. Is there anyway round it? Disguise it as a non-commercial good? I don't know.

Thanks
Kartik
Mine was marked lower value and as a gift and they charged me fully
    
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