Originally Posted by illli
i decided to do a little digging on my own about this pcb stuff. i don't know how useful any of this will be and might already have gotten this info already.
firstly, that model number LM270WQ1-SLA1 for the OC pcb seems to refer to a 10bit panel (actually 8 bit + frc) so logic would dictate that the SLA1 pcb would go with SLA1 panel
from this list here http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/monitor_panel_parts.htm
there seems to be a few similar models:
(5ms G2G , 1000:1, 16.7M (8-bit) 77%)
(12ms G2G, 1000:1, 1.07b sRGB)
-SLA1 (6ms G2G, 1000:1, 1.07b (8-bit+A-FRC) 77%)
-SLA1 (5ms G2G, 1000:1, 1.07b (8-bit+A-FRC) 102%)
but it gets stranger b/c in the pictures of the OC panel from the first post, the back of the lcd is for the SDE3 panel.
with more digging i found info on SDE3.. but it is an 8-bit panel with ed4 (4 lane)
vs. SLA1 panel http://www.panelook.com/modeldetail.php?id=13657
10-bit & Signal interface: lvds 4ch
it is strange how the SDE3 panel came with components for the SLA1. so maybe they are just using whatever parts they had on hand?
oh and, i found this http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=13406346493
it is a different model number, but maybe it could be compatible.
We have been over this early on and the truth is the panel doesn't matter at all. There are numerous panels out there with different designations in all of the Achievas, Crossovers, and Catleaps. It comes down to the PCBs. I have two different panels and swapping the PCBs got me to 100hz in both. As I have stated throughout the thread, these are grab bag parts added to these panels, which is why it is so difficult to nail down one particular part!
I doubt there would be much warranty support even if you lived in Korea. I imagine the scenario would be drop off broken monitor, returned with all different PCBs - whatever they had on hand to make it work.
Originally Posted by hybridtracer
I was thinking of ordering three more of these bad boys, anyone know if it's a good idea to contact the sellers directly to negotiate a better price? Anyone recommend a way of doing it to ensure your money isn't stolen?
Seriously? I don't think you can get a better price (other than maybe $5-10 of per if that?) Think about it. These retail for $250 in Korea. You're getting it shipped to your door (in a week!) for less than $400 (not sure where prices are now, but I think they are in the $360-$380 range.) That's a STEAL. Shipping EMS from Korea to the US is about $125-$150. Not sure what price point you are hoping for, but these really won't be any cheaper since over a third of the cost is shipping.