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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)
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post #971 of 4784
so whats the realistic difference between 60hz and if i got a catleap running at 80hz. i guess ive always gamed at 60ish. my friend has a tn 120hz panel from alien ware but i still didnt see the difference, they werent side by side though. i guess im just afraid of not having the ability of the extra hz in the future when i upgrade my gpu or go sli. I like the Achieva over all more since more people have it it sits lower and has a better base and easy vespa, but the catleap really stands out with the higher frames, but on my current rig i think ill be sticking to about 60 hz just from my hardware.

any ideas this is bugging me i keep going back and forth in my brain.
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Originally Posted by jcde7ago View Post

No way man. I went from a 1920x1200 ASUS VW266H TN panel...and just the change from TN to IPS was worth it. I was completely blown away by the picture quality, colors, sharpness/contrast, overall additional screen real estate and just how awesome the picture is, especially since these Korean IPS monitors DO NOT HAVE AG-coating! It is a GIANT leap, and it is DEFINITELY worth it. These are the SAME panels that people are paying $800-1200 for Dell UXX11s and Apple Cinema Displays.
As soon as I turned my Shimian on, I felt like I put on a fresh pair of EYES (yes, EYES) as the difference is that immense. And as soon as I confirmed that my monitor had no dead/stuck pixels, I immediately put my 1920x1200 ASUS on craigslist and no, looking back hasn't even crossed my mind since I got my Shimian 2 nights ago... thumb.gif
If you're on the fence, pull the trigger...especially since the prices are bottoming out now. I am now replaying games just to see an amazing difference in visual fidelity. And to think...one can snag a 2560x1440 IPS at 70-100hz for $370~?!?! That's a freaking no-brainer man! thumb.gif

lolz thanx man, i already pulled the trigger yesterday... just wanted some feedback since i'm leaving 1920x1080p resolution for this. Thanx looking forward on getting mine
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Why do you take it back down to 60hz?

Mostly because I personally can't tell much of a difference between 60hz and 74hz....and to be honest, I just purchased a $400 monitor that doesn't have a warranty, and a product overall that doesn't have any sort of track record in the way of longevity...so I want to make sure this thing even lasts first before I force a custom refresh rate for 24/7 use and have it stop working on me soon after that. Yes, I could purchase another one for less than $400 and it would still be less than a U2711...but if I had wanted to spend $700-800 in the first place, I wouldn't have tried to get one of these for $400.

Besides...i don't think my 590 would like me trying to use vsync to prevent screen tearing and now having to keep up with 14FPS more than its normal 60. thumb.gif
Edited by jcde7ago - 3/4/12 at 3:55pm
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Dammit, I want my catleap naow!! The waiting is killing meeeeee!!! sozo.gif
    
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post #975 of 4784
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Dammit, I want my catleap naow!! The waiting is killing meeeeee!!! sozo.gif

I just finished Batman AC yesterday and now don't really want to play any of the games i have on hold. Cause i want to play it ips 2560x1440 now. I might just go indie games for the week biggrin.gif
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post #976 of 4784
So the only difference is that Shimians can display 720p res for example and the Catleaps can't?
post #977 of 4784
Anyone interested in trading there 270 With glass for a capleap? Pm me if interested
post #978 of 4784
Regarding HDCP support on the catleap, I used these two test programs:

CyberLink BD & 3D Advisor:
http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/bd-support/enu/index.jsp

WinDVD Advisor:
http://www.corel.com/corel/pages/index.jsp?pgid=4500032

Both claim HDCP is supported. I don't have anything that requires HDCP support, so I don't know how accurate those programs are.

Quote:
Originally Posted by youra6 View Post

Does the glow increase if you increase the brightness?
Yes, but that applies to any LCD.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcde7ago View Post

For those with Achieva Shimians - the brightness level is a range of 1-30. Since these lack an OSD, I was getting irritated trying to figure out just how much the brightness levels were, until I actually did figure it out, I think...
If you notice, each time you press the brightness up/down buttons, the LED flickers to red, indicating that you've brought the brightness level up or down. From the lowest brightness setting, you can hit the brightness-increase button a total of 30 times, slightly increasing the brightness until you see that on the 30th press, the LED will no longer change to red (it'll stay solid blue), indicating that that's the maximum brightness level. So...15 presses from the highest or lowest brightness level is going to be your 50% brightness mark.
The same applies to the catleap. There are 30 levels, so 29 presses, and the LED blinks red for each press.

The brightness ranges from about 25 cd/m² to 315 cd/m², and each press averages around 10 cd/m².

Without calibration, 8 presses up from the lowest brightness is about 115 cd/m².

With calibration, I have it set to 10 presses up from the lowest brightness to reach 120 cd/m².
post #979 of 4784
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Regarding HDCP support on the catleap, I used these two test programs:
CyberLink BD & 3D Advisor:
http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/bd-support/enu/index.jsp
WinDVD Advisor:
http://www.corel.com/corel/pages/index.jsp?pgid=4500032
Both claim HDCP is supported. I don't have anything that requires HDCP support, so I don't know how accurate those programs are.
Yes, but that applies to any LCD.
The same applies to the catleap. There are 30 levels, so 29 presses, and the LED blinks red for each press.
The brightness ranges from about 25 cd/m² to 315 cd/m², and each press averages around 10 cd/m².
Without calibration, 8 presses up from the lowest brightness is about 115 cd/m².
With calibration, I have it set to 10 presses up from the lowest brightness to reach 120 cd/m².

Awesome! What brightness setting are you currently using? I use 17 presses, but I bump it down to 15 at times...do you have a recommended cd/m² for these IPS monitors?
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post #980 of 4784
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Originally Posted by royalkilla408 View Post

So the only difference is that Shimians can display 720p res for example and the Catleaps can't?
I detect some confusion but to answer it simply both base-level Catleap and Shimian models can display any resolution under it's native resolution as long as it's being scaled and outputted by a videocard.

Both are "dummy" displays because they don't have a scaler (which reduces input lag anyway so it's a good thing for most). The video card and video card drivers do all of the work.

You'll probably run into trouble with both displays if you're trying to connect a gaming console or DVD player because the monitors have no built-in scaler, this is where i think you got confused (and myself).
Edited by SJetski71 - 3/4/12 at 4:40pm
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