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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 #741 of 4784
I wonder if a shorter or better sheilded DVI cable might help with getting higher refresh rates to work.
post #742 of 4784
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Originally Posted by ughnook View Post

It also seems that the Shimian has overdrive, which would mean it has less ghosting that the Catleap?
The HZ27WC doesn't have overdrive, so if the Shimian is the same monitor, it probably doesn't either. Only the HZ27WA has overdrive.

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Originally Posted by jcde7ago View Post

I'll try with my Shimian tonight....in just a few hours. Also, when using the EDID utility...i'd essentially be flashing the firmware of the monitor, correct? So if i want to reset to defaults...i just have to remember (write down) the default values, put them in, and flash it again? Am I correct in understanding that that's how that works, or no? Cause I thought doing that is forcing the monitor's firmware to have certain settings that function beyond the normal factory settings at the native res. (in this case, the ability to have a 70hz+ refresh rate while maintaining native 2560x1440 res without having to make it a custom res).
The Phoenix EDID Designer is just a program to create and edit EDID information. It doesn't modify anything. You'd have to save the EDID to a data file and do something with it, like use another program to create an inf file from the data file, then install the inf file, which then adds an EDID override in the registry. My program does all that without having to deal with inf files. It also removes the timing limits information from the override so it doesn't interfere with custom resolutions.

Changing the EDID won't affect what the monitor accepts. The monitor doesn't care about the EDID. It's just there to tell the graphics driver what resolutions to use.

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Originally Posted by ibuycheap View Post

Can someone post a pic of this vesa mount on the catleap I don't see it.
Here's a picture of the back after the gray part was removed:
catleap-back-after.jpg
You can see the four mounting holes in the center.
post #743 of 4784
Now, we must find a way to remove the neck of the stand, and we're in business.
    
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post #744 of 4784
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Now, we must find a way to remove the neck of the stand, and we're in business.

I can lend you a hacksaw.
post #745 of 4784
It does seem like the Catleap is the way to go. Great news that it has VESA mounts, but that popularity may make it a tad harder fr people like me that are still on the fence with ordering. smile.gif
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post #746 of 4784
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Now, we must find a way to remove the neck of the stand, and we're in business.

Theres always this
post #747 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Geglamash View Post

I'm not sure how to take the silver arch off, but the vesa holes are there.
Mine was already falling apart out of the box. Three of the four prongs were already broken during shipping, so I just broke the last one off and removed it. It looks like it was screwed in from the inside, so if you want to take it off without breaking it, you have to open the monitor.
post #748 of 4784
Monitor just arrived to Processing facility here in NYC, will probably arrive on Monday however there's probably a chance it'll arrive tomorrow since its expedite shipping and the package is already in my state, who knows.
post #749 of 4784
mine has been in customs since wednesday
post #750 of 4784
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Now, we must find a way to remove the neck of the stand, and we're in business.

Based on that other picture of how high off the desk it sits, I just realized it's going to be just a hair too tall for my corner hutch desk (assuming the 505mm shown on the EBay page is accurate). I was so worried about the width I forgot about the height. Anything more than 19.75" tall won't fit in my desk unfortunately. I really wish that stand was adjustable, even a little.

Been looking for a replacement stand with adjustable height that could support a screen that big but not having much luck. Maybe I'll just get the Achieva which sits lower and be done with it, but I like the style of the Catleap better.

Thanks for the photos everyone, it helps a lot for those of us who don't have a wide open desk space for one of these monsters to get an idea of just how big they are. Perspective is everything. wink.gif
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