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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 #671 of 4784
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Originally Posted by AchuSaysBlessYou View Post

Interesting, no bubble wrap? First one i heard from them without it. In any case, which one did you get? IPSB, IPSBS, or catleap? Post pics wont ya? (oh and since you looking for VESA, guess you got a IPSB or IPSBS)

Nope.

Swung by the Post Office this morning before work to pick my Achieva IPSBS from dreamseller...it too, arrived WITHOUT bubble wrap. Haven't opened it yet, but the box looked completely intact and not beaten up at all.

Weird thing was, It actually had arrived yesterday afternoon while i was at work...and they left a notice, but the status didn't update on the USPS tracking site until midnight last night...checked my mailbox this morning before i left my house and sure enough, they left a notice trying to deliver it yesterday. It technically got from Korea to my house in about 2.5 days....so that's impressive!

I will have more impressions when I get home from work later tonight for sure...including my attempts at seeing how far I can go past 60hz/what this Shimian's max refresh rate is at native res + with a custom res.... thumb.gif
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post #672 of 4784
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Interesting, no bubble wrap? First one i heard from them without it. In any case, which one did you get? IPSB, IPSBS, or catleap? Post pics wont ya? (oh and since you looking for VESA, guess you got a IPSB or IPSBS)

No tempered glass. Kinda glad I did since others seem to be getting the dust behind it frown.gif
post #673 of 4784
Can someone check if the monitors support HDCP? Thanks.
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post #674 of 4784
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I concur. I mean if it has a HDMI (HDCP) then that would make sense. But just speakers....no.

Yeah, but would you like your monitor to have small holes at the back, for no reason, because you where too cheap to buy speakers.
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post #675 of 4784
My catleap came in this morning.

First impressions:

* Package was bubblewrapped like others have mentioned.
* The stand is a bit wobbly, and the monitor seems to lean a little bit to the right.
* It does have VESA mounting holes in the back, but it's covered by that gray plastic which you have to break off to access them. The gray plastic was already breaking off out of the box, so I might as well remove it since it serves no purpose. The rest of the monitor is intact.
* It's glossy, not tempered glass.
* 1 dead pixel in the bottom left, 1 speck of dust behind the panel in the bottom right. This is not the same as the dust that people are getting with the tempered glass versions. This is behind the panel and leaves a faint gray shadow. I've encountered this before with other LG IPS panels, so it's not specific to these monitors. The dead pixel and dust are in corners where I will almost never see them, so I'm not bummed out about it.
* 5 buttons: power, brightness up/down, volume up/down, although this one doesn't have audio input, so the volume buttons are useless. For some reason they included an audio cable anyway.
* The backlight doesn't seem to flicker strongly at a lower brightness.
* It's dead silent, even at a lower brightness. If you hate buzzy monitors, this monitor is for you.
* These monitors need calibration to look their best. I'm used to calibrated monitors, so the colors out of the box seem a little off, but not terrible.
* I will check for backlight bleeding when it gets dark.
* Black seems to glow more when looking left to right than right to left, so the bottom right corner will appear to have more glow.
* There's no lag as far as I can tell, and there shouldn't be considering there's no scaler or OSD.
* The pixel response times aren't the best. It's definitely not 6 ms. It doesn't have overdrive. It's about the same as the NEC EA231WMi, which is rated at 14 ms. It's also worse when first turning on the monitor, but gets better after warming up.
* I can confirm that it actually does accept higher refresh rates without skipping frames, but my video card (ATI 5670) won't let me exceed the 330 MHz pixel clock boundary, so I can't get 97 Hz. The best I can get is 85 Hz with these timing parameters:

catleap-detailed-85hz.png

I will do more in-depth testing later along with pictures.
Edited by ToastyX - 3/2/12 at 1:31pm
post #676 of 4784
We need moar pics!!
post #677 of 4784
ugh mine still says its at customs at LAX
post #678 of 4784
Same here man.. Mine still say "In Custom in LA" ...wonder why its taking so far...
post #679 of 4784
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Originally Posted by ToastyX View Post

My catleap came in this morning.
First impressions:
* The stand is a bit wobbly, and the monitor seems to lean a little bit to the right.
* The backlight doesn't seem to flicker strongly at a lower brightness.
* I will check for backlight bleeding when it gets dark.
* The pixel response times aren't the best. It's definitely not 6 ms. It doesn't have overdrive.

Please measure the stand height on the left and right corners to indicate how much it is actually tilting. Can you "adjust" the tilt by pushing it to the left?

Can you see the backlight pulsate because it is so slow? Does the backlight flicker improve once the monitor has warmed up?

Can't wait for the backlight bleed pics.

How does the ghosting compare to other 27in monitors?
PixPerAn Test?



Surprised at the Catleap feedback because it "looks" so much more polished than the Shimian.
Edited by ughnook - 3/2/12 at 2:05pm
post #680 of 4784
Questions about the Shimian

Does it have overdrive? Is there LESS ghosting than the Catleap?
PixPerAn Test?
Catleap vs Dell Test
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyLhredxFQI

Does it lean to one side?

Is the LED backlight brightness "EVEN" unlike the Catleap which seems to flicker, or is it uneven and dimmer at the corners?

How are the 5W speakers, are they clear enough to watch movies with?
Edited by ughnook - 3/2/12 at 2:05pm
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