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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 #501 of 4784
Ouch...so that's 2/2 tempered glass so far with issues? Both with dust behind the screen and one with cracked housing as well...ouch!!! Make sure you file an eBay claim for that for sure....

Mine just got through customs in my city (SF), so I should hopefully receive it tomorrow. I ordered the standard glass (non-tempered) that is not flush housing (which I wanted) so hopefully i don't get any of those dust behind the screen or cracked housing issues...paranoid now, but I did buy mine from dream-seller and not the other guy, so that's a relief.

Tempered glass is nice, but based on what i've seen...the fact that there is no functional or visual difference between standard and tempered glass with these monitors leads me to believe that the tempered glass model is a risky choice so far...
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post #502 of 4784
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Looks like I'll keep recommending dream seller. The bubble rap was a bigger plus than I even realized: it's protection from Fedex. Sorry for the trouble, I should've added an option in the poll for shipping mistakes.

Also, alot of people seem to be getting dust under their glass screen on the IPSB model. The QH270-Lite (The IPSBS with no OSD) is the best bet IMO, as I got no dead pixels, a "zero bright dot" policy, bubble wrap, and no glass for dust to get under.
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post #503 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vittra View Post

Alright, I managed to catch the Fedex guy just as he was leaving my street so I got my monitor today.
Monitor - Achieva Shimian IPSB (Tempered Glass)
INFO:
Seller - dcsamsungmall
Shipping used - Fedex International Economy
DUTY - $21 (Delivered to Canada)
NO BUBBLEWRAP SURROUNDING BOX.
The monitor arrived with cracks on both the left and right on the top corners of the housing. The panel itself is fine. There is also remnants of what appears to be styrofoam stuck between the glass and housing.
Despite this, the monitor has arrived FUNCTIONAL. I am typing from it as we speak. I'll have pictures posted in a few.
There IS dust behind the panel, and one particular section is very aggravating.

so what can be done about that?

i think i saw one of the sellers on ebay say they'll accept returns in 7 days at their cost.
    
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post #504 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Vittra View Post

Alright, I managed to catch the Fedex guy just as he was leaving my street so I got my monitor today.
Monitor - Achieva Shimian IPSB (Tempered Glass)
INFO:
Seller - dcsamsungmall
Shipping used - Fedex International Economy
DUTY - $21 (Delivered to Canada)
NO BUBBLEWRAP SURROUNDING BOX.
The monitor arrived with cracks on both the left and right on the top corners of the housing. The panel itself is fine. There is also remnants of what appears to be styrofoam stuck between the glass and housing.
Despite this, the monitor has arrived FUNCTIONAL. I am typing from it as we speak. I'll have pictures posted in a few.
There IS dust behind the panel, and one particular section is very aggravating.
Pictures below. I apologise for them being AWFUL, as they were taken with a Nexus One, but it'll give you the general idea.
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4
Picture 5
Picture 6
Picture 7
Picture 8
Picture 9
Picture 10
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Picture 12

Posted a link to you in the 1st post. Unless dcSamsungMall redeems themselves with better shipping (read bubble wrap), because of the dust and the cracks, I think we should steer people towards the IPSBS model from dream seller.

Vittra, you should contact the seller and tell him to use bubble wrap. Use this thread as a threat, we have some influence:thumb:
Edited by brucethemoose - 2/29/12 at 4:17pm
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

Posted a link to you in the 1st post. Unless dcSamsungMall redeems themselves with better shipping, because of the dust and the cracks, I think we should steer people towards the IPSBS model from dream seller.

I agree. No more tempered for me.
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post #506 of 4784
Well I was hoping Id get a tempered...now Im not.

(I ordered before dreamseller knew the difference between models)
post #507 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Vittra View Post

The monitor arrived with cracks on both the left and right on the top corners of the housing. The panel itself is fine. There is also remnants of what appears to be styrofoam stuck between the glass and housing.
Despite this, the monitor has arrived FUNCTIONAL. I am typing from it as we speak. I'll have pictures posted in a few.
There IS dust behind the panel, and one particular section is very aggravating.
Wow, I was expecting hairline cracks. Those gaping holes may explain why there's so much stuff behind the glass.
post #508 of 4784
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Quote:
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Well I was hoping Id get a tempered...now Im not.
(I ordered before dreamseller knew the difference between models)
Quote:
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Wow, I was expecting hairline cracks. Those gaping holes may explain why there's so much stuff behind the glass.

True, the holes probably let an unusual amount of dust in. The dust behind the Achu's monitor was minor, and probably less than what I have on my screen now.

Still, bubble wrap alone is enough of a reason to go with dream seller.
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post #509 of 4784
I had contacted the seller shortly after posting, I am waiting to see his response. If I am not satisfied I will attempt to fill an eBay claim, this is a pretty absurd condition for a monitor to arrive in, and I'm not entirely convinced Fedex is to blame considering the box itself has no signs of damage, but there's a good chance shipping without bubble wrap to protect the box is just a really poor idea.
Edited by Vittra - 2/29/12 at 4:44pm
post #510 of 4784
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I had contacted the seller shortly after posting, I am waiting to see his response. If I am not satisfied I will attempt to fill an eBay claim, this is a pretty absurd condition for a monitor to arrive in, and I'm not entirely convinced Fedex is to blame considering the box itself has no signs of damage, but there's a good chance shipping without bubble wrap to protect the box is just a really poor idea.

Hmm, a punctured monitor in a undamaged box? It may not be dcSamsungMall's fault.
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