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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 #751 of 4784
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Originally Posted by B33ker View Post

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

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003L11FUY

I ordered that earlier today should be here Tuesday I''ll let you know.
post #752 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Xevv View Post

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003L11FUY
I ordered that earlier today should be here Tuesday I''ll let you know.

I was just looking at that one too! I like the broad base of the feet on it, thats for sure. Much better stability that way.

Maybe I'll just order the screen and I can figure out how to mount it once it's here. I can always take off the top shelf that sits over where the screen goes if I have to, but there's tons of stuff stored up there that I'd have to make room for elsewhere and space is tight already here.

Really appreciate the offer and look forward to hearing how well it works out!
post #753 of 4784
Got mine installed (Achieva Shimian IPSBS from dreamseller), using it as we speak! I will post more pics later, but for now, first impressions:

- The OMG factor. Seriously....I had no idea how INCREDIBLE the leap is from 1920x1200. And IPS vs TN? Wow. There is absolutely NO CONTEST. Looking at this 2560x1440 IPS screen...it feels like TN panels have been lying to my eyes my entire life. Or, my vision somehow becomes 100/20 when I stare at this monitor. It is THAT incredible, and it is SO WORTH IT. If you're on the fence...stop thinking, and start doing...aka, PULL THE TRIGGER. On either the Shimian OR the Catleap. It doesn't matter. If you have a TN panel...you will be blown away.

- No dead pixels. No stuck pixels. No dust behind the glass, no light-bleed ANYWHERE, no damage to the frame....perfect condition. And this was shipped WITHOUT bubble wrap from dreamseller.

- The stand is average. It is sturdy enough...but it could be a lot better. Height of the stand compared to the Catleap is much better for me...I think the Catleap stand might end up being TOO high for some people.

- Brightness has an awesome level of adjustment.

- It appears to be calibrated to some extent, as the colors are FAR more natural than on the VW266H 1920x1200 ASUS screen that it replaced.

I will attempt to "OC" my refresh rate later (it feels SO WEIRD saying that about a monitor, even on OCN), but for now, i am going to game a bit and see how much it drives my GTX 590. But for now...thank you brucethemoose for making me stumble onto this thread...this is looking like one of the best investments i'll make this year... thumb.gif

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post #754 of 4784
For those looking for a stand i highly recommend this erogtron stand
http://www.amazon.com/Ergotron-33-310-060-Neo-Flex-LCD-Stand/dp/B000FLXW90

I have two of them, for my Planar 27" monitors. Very solid stands, with rotation and everything.


Still deciding on if i want to buy one of these monitors, still waiting for more people get theirs in. thumb.gif
    
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post #755 of 4784
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Glad to see it arrive. Ya, I feel weird saying I'm "overclocking" my monitor too, but hell, we're increasing the frequency aren't we?

Speaking of which, be sure to post your monitor OC results.
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post #756 of 4784
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I wonder if a shorter or better sheilded DVI cable might help with getting higher refresh rates to work.

There may be something to this. How thick is the cable that came with the Catleap?
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There may be something to this. How thick is the cable that came with the Catleap?

That is a good point, i tried "overclocking" all three of my monitors in the past, trying all the methods in the past posts, with no luck. I DO have very long cables going from my monitors to my PC though... i think that may have something to do with it.
    
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post #758 of 4784
So catleaps come with golden dvi cables? lol

Guess we could all start trying random ones see if it makes a difference.
post #759 of 4784
curious how in the world do you even overclock the monitor? I try to make a customized thingy in my nvidia control panel and it wont even accept just stock settings... nothing works. lol I put in 2560x1440 32 bit, and refresh rates from 1-60 and it wont even take it saying my monitor works. I wonder if I am doing something wrong.
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curious how in the world do you even overclock the monitor? I try to make a customized thingy in my nvidia control panel and it wont even accept just stock settings... nothing works. lol I put in 2560x1440 32 bit, and refresh rates from 1-60 and it wont even take it saying my monitor works. I wonder if I am doing something wrong.

I just posted the tools I used at the bottom of the 1st post. You can try your luck with those.


Also, quoted from wikipedia.
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Dual link maximum data rate is limited only by the bandwidth limits of the copper the DVI cable is constructed of and by the DVI signal's source.
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