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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 #771 of 4784
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Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian View Post

I know that some of you ran monitors at 75hz or something like that just fine but since the Catleap can do up to 100Hz so far why don't catleap just sell it as a 100hz monitor and make more cash?

Not all graphics cards can output 100hz at 1440p due to ramdac and other limitations. For compatibility sake I guess.
post #772 of 4784
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Originally Posted by necriss View Post

Not all graphics cards can output 100hz at 1440p due to ramdac and other limitations. For compatibility sake I guess.

So as long as a card has a 400 Mhz RAMDAC it should be capable right? I have a 7970 with a 400Mhz RAMDAC, hopefully it works, cause that's what I will be working with when I get this monitor.
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post #773 of 4784
Yes, should work if you use the same timings
post #774 of 4784
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Yes, should work if you use the same timings

What Catleap did you order? The one with speakers or without? Can you please provide a link, I want to reduce the possibility of getting a different model, cause I'm mostly getting it for the refresh rate overclockability. Would be funny if this turns out to be similar to a "golden chip" situation... but I hope not.
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post #775 of 4784
with speakers, but I doubt the one without would be any different.
post #776 of 4784
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Originally Posted by stryker7314 View Post

What Catleap did you order? The one with speakers or without? Can you please provide a link, I want to reduce the possibility of getting a different model, cause I'm mostly getting it for the refresh rate overclockability. Would be funny if this turns out to be similar to a "golden chip" situation... but I hope not.

There's only 2 available on ebay. From everything I've read the only difference is the speakers.
post #777 of 4784
i hate you guys. Just caved in and bought one as well from green-sum. Lets see how this goes.
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post #778 of 4784
There appears to be micro-scanlines when running at 100hz. Don't have a camera capable of capturing them as they are extremely faint, need to squint to realize they are there. Doesn't affect normal use but can get annoying in photoshop, tends to be more prevalent on grayscale images than color. Simple fix is to swap back to 60hz. Might just be me, would be nice if someone could do an image quality test at varying refresh rates.
post #779 of 4784
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i hate you guys. Just caved in and bought one as well from green-sum. Lets see how this goes.

Can I ask why you would order from a seller that hasn't been bought from on here? (AFAIK that is) It seems it's smart to stick with what works, especially since there is a good risk with these monitors anyway.
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post #780 of 4784
Got my Achieva today, in complete bubble wrap! Everything looks in great condition thumb.gif. There is a microscopic piece of dust in the lower right corner that I didn't even noticed until I did a series of dead pixel tests and backlight bleed tests thinking.gif. Here are the money shots (forgive the quality, Samsung Galaxy II).

450

450

450

You can mark me as a satisfied dcsamsungmall customer thumbsupsmiley.png. One thing to note is that the box was definitely opened before at some point because there was a folded box of samsung 3D glasses in the box as someone else mentioned eh-smiley.gif. Check the video below for the complete unboxing.

Edited by renkenkyo - 3/3/12 at 12:56am
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