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bQvle - thanks so much for all your hard work!  I hope OCN doesn't screw this up in the end (not anticipating they will, but who knows.)  I am not sure why they feel the need to take over since it appeared this was simply going to be another monitor up for sale on eBay from Korea - we just happened to ask for particular guts.  From what I read in the TOS posting about a monitor that may be for sale on another site, whether Amazon, Best Buy, etc. - yes even eBay without links, is not against the TOS.  I see links to items for sale on this forum every day.  

The Catleaps will not be branded anything other than that - Yamakasi - the Witech model designation for the Catleap - not OCN.  Just because we have asked for them and talked extensively about them being made available doesn't mean OCN needs to take them over.

Again, this is my opinion based on talking with bQvle's contact (also mine for my extra PCBs), these are a special run monitor being sold on a separate website, eBay, by third party resellers.  Why is OCN involved here?  The explanation on the thread makes no sense when one understands what is really going on behind the scenes.

Is it a money grab, potentially, by OCN?  Maybe.  I know there are ZERO legal ramifications from informing the OCN community that these monitors are for sale on a particular site - and in the case of eBay not providing a direct link.

Having read and re-read the explanation it makes me real nervous about pursuing the PCBs and at the last minute OCN saying - "Nope, we are taking it from here thank you very much."

Could not have said it better. Going to be very frustrated if they ruin what progress was made by trying to get a money grab when OCN has no part in these monitors except was used as a place for people to congregate (for the most part isn't that what forums are?). Anyhow, here is to hoping that OCN doesn't mess it up AND they don't capitalize on us after a lot of people on this forum identified and did the leg work to find out about the OC potential of the 2B and did the leg work to contact the distributor on their own time. Keep up the great work Scribby, I definitely keep up with your progress and am looking forward to how the PCB's turn out!

 

Thanks mate!  The PCBs are on their way to China.  Will be a few weeks until I get some answers.

 

   
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Anyone tested these monitors with an intel x4500 onboard graphics card? I have a Thinkpad X200 with the Ultrabase Dockingstation which has a DisplayPort. The device supports resolution up to 2560x1600. So with the active DisplayPort-to-DualLinkDVI it should work.

But on ebay the sellers write that onboard graphics are not supported. So I asked bigclothcraft if that is true although the device support this resolution and he said "onboard not supported", but i don't know why it shouldnt work?!
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Well, I just got mine in from dcsamsungmall. EXTREMELY fast shipping, I am blown away. Payment sent at 6am Tuesday, fedex knocking on my door noon on Thursday.

I received a model 2D not B or C. Not sure if thats good or bad.

Onto my first impressions:

Positive:

*Huge
*Beautiful resolution
* 8bit!!!! Colors much better than my eIPS dell sitting next to it (u2412)
* Cord is a solid 6'

Bad

* At least 1 dead pixel, very bright green too I might add frown.gif Extremely visible on blacks, but can't be seen on light backgrounds. Lower middle about 2" above the I in "Yamakasi"
* Suffers from left to right brightness fade. Left side is bright, right side much much darker.
* Very poor construction quality from stand to connectors to general feeling of "cheap". Night and day compared to the u2412.
* Backlight bleed but it isn't too severe. Lower right looks like a candle compared to upper left but its something I can live with.
* Glare. Serious glare on this screen (non glass, no speaker version). Hopefully that doesn't present a major problem for daytime work.

I have yet to game with it. Thus far the biggest disappointment is the left to right brightness. Its pretty bad. I'll play with it later to see if I can somehow "fix" it. I am impressed so far. If I can fix the left to right brightness issue i'll be really stoked.
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WOW! well I'm officially going to be a member soon! I cannot believe how fast the shipping was.

I purchased the catleap on the 17th (it was the 18th in korea) it shipped the same day. Tracking said the delivery should be on the 23rd. I was like wow that's pretty fast!. I checked tracking this morning, and it's already here in San Diego en route to my house! omg. 1 day shipping from korea thumb.gif

lets see what the hype is about!
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A- panels will have flaws in one way or another.
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I had really hoped that OCN would not go the route of Head-Fi but with this intervention I can't help but wonder.
I don't want to see this project fail going forward because I want to buy a monitor without having to buy a pcb and other extras just to have a decent monitor.
If it does fail then as much as I love these forums I won't stick around.
Hopefully I will purchase this monitor soon.
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Well, 1st my post was hello to OCN at 100hz guaranteed catleap thread giving my vote, the 3rd and last is this saying goodbye OCN.
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I'm sure better mod is... home made 6 ch PWM controller . It is because WLED have different voltage drop and some another reasons (some background here http://www.molalla.net/members/leeper/pwm_cc.htm ).

"Better" in terms of evenness at varying brightness levels very probably. You offering to foot the bill to design, prototype, test, manufacture and sell such a (rather expensive) circuit?

I think that for our purposes a manual current adjustment to balance the channels would be more than adequate, and "buy potentiometer for 50 cents, solder between points A and B, twist until even" sounds a lot more appealing to me than designing or buying a whole new backlight driver.

The increasing reports of people describing very uneven panels is worrying; Phenrick's blue PCB didn't have components for dual drivers, meaning they're somehow driving both sides from a single backlight driver circuit. If they've just paralleled each LED side (a serious mistake) it would more than explain the dramatic unevenness some people are seeing, but the unfortunate part is I can't think of an easy fix for that oversight... all the LEDs need to be run in series, or they need to have independent drivers (the smaller birghtness variance people were seeing earlier is probably simply caused by smaller current differences between each half of the circuit due to component tolerances, and this is fixable by modifications to one side of the circuit to even them out).

It would help if some people seeing dramatic brightness differences on newly received panels could open them up and photograph their internals, specifically their DVI boards so that we can figure out if they're using a different circuit on these new units.
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Not trying to bash OCN or anything, but seeing how the other thread got closed down trying to source 100+ hertz monitors, this thread might be in the same boat soon as we're trying to source 100+ hertz PCBs.

That would be... unfortunate, to say in the least.
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Not trying to bash OCN or anything, but seeing how the other thread got closed down trying to source 100+ hertz monitors, this thread might be in the same boat soon as we're trying to source 100+ hertz PCBs.
That would be... unfortunate, to say in the least.

yeah, these two threads are the only reason why i joined ocn. will leave if they both get closed.
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