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post #3171 of 11286
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Originally Posted by siberx View Post

These monitors generally come with no anti-glare coating; a couple people have received units with an anti-glare coating, but they ordered from normal auctions and weren't especially looking for them. There's no assured way to get an anti-glare version that I know of. Honestly I considered the lack of coating a downside before ordering, but after seeing it next to my PVA panel with an anti-glare the increased sharpness and reduced sparkliness is actually pretty nice; I see reflections sometimes, but it's not enough to be too distracting.
You are correct - I have the monitor back together right now (mounted on my dual-arm ergotron LX stand, which is *amazing*) but the next time I have it apart I'll be investigating two things. Firstly I'll look into the backlight flickering (even though it doesn't bother me that much I can still detect it enough to see if I've made improvements or not) by increasing the capacitance on the backlight control line. Secondly I'll be looking into adding a manual brightness balance control that would allow people to tweak variation in brightness between each half of the monitor until they're totally even. A note that this probably *won't* help people with dramatic brightness differences and boards that don't have two backlight drivers (seems to be happening on some newer boards) - I don't have a good solution for that scenario yet but anybody who's having that issue can increase their chances of a fix by posting internals of their monitors so I can examine what they have.

Thanks Sibrex, I guess I will just block the light from the window you may have a good point there!
Overall I am very happy with this monitor things look amazing on it, everythings!
post #3172 of 11286
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Originally Posted by zoomee View Post

Thats what I was thinking too - probably a motherboard BIOS required - but unfortunately I'm already on the latest 1.20 version.
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Definately no problem with brightness mate , i'd be the first to notice. Probably just a photo thing.
I double checked for dead pixels - Non at all, and also for backlight bleed (I'm anal about that!) and no probs there either.
Overall I'm very impressed - having played BF3 earlier the difference is like night and day using this baby as opposed to my older HPZR24W! - just this darn bios issue to resolve.....

Perhaps I just have too many expecations out of a $340 monitor here but you CLEARLY have the brightness problem many people have:

http://s1022.photobucket.com/albums/af344/zoomee/?action=view&current=20120420_183317.jpg

See how the right side is significantly darker than the left?

I'm starting to wonder if it was just designed this way
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post #3173 of 11286
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Perhaps I just have too many expecations out of a $340 monitor here but you CLEARLY have the brightness problem many people have:
http://s1022.photobucket.com/albums/af344/zoomee/?action=view&current=20120420_183317.jpg
See how the right side is significantly darker than the left?
I'm starting to wonder if it was just designed this way

Trust me mate, its a photo thing - There is complete uniformity in the brightness across the screen. You'll note my photo was taken at an angle.
post #3174 of 11286
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Originally Posted by eternal7trance View Post

Do you at least get a lit up black screen?

yea its lit but black image. in fact, I've tried several dvi cables with the monitor and strangely, only the one that came with it works.
post #3175 of 11286
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yea its lit but black image. in fact, I've tried several dvi cables with the monitor and strangely, only the one that came with it works.

Well only a dvi dual link will work. I just wanted to see if you got the same thing I did.
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Hey guys, Just got mine in! Pretty pumped. It is 2C model that I bought from another OCN member who had got 2B versions.

Really impressed by this display. BTW I can confirm that it fully works with a 480gtx-bios an all.

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post #3177 of 11286
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You are correct - I have the monitor back together right now (mounted on my dual-arm ergotron LX stand, which is *amazing*) but the next time I have it apart I'll be investigating two things. Firstly I'll look into the backlight flickering (even though it doesn't bother me that much I can still detect it enough to see if I've made improvements or not) by increasing the capacitance on the backlight control line. Secondly I'll be looking into adding a manual brightness balance control that would allow people to tweak variation in brightness between each half of the monitor until they're totally even. A note that this probably *won't* help people with dramatic brightness differences and boards that don't have two backlight drivers (seems to be happening on some newer boards) - I don't have a good solution for that scenario yet but anybody who's having that issue can increase their chances of a fix by posting internals of their monitors so I can examine what they have.

Thanks thumb.gif, and yes, these monitors look really good when mounted on arms (I have 2 ergotron MX arms biggrin.gif)
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post #3178 of 11286
Should i buy an Catleap?

I don't care about 100hz, since it just annoys me.
The taxes + customs is about $180.
No warranty..
Dead pixels, if it's common.
My 480 isn't listed in the supported cards list, but i don't think that matters.


Both pros and cons, this is making me sick.
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Ha I got no fees smile.gif and I got 3 of them... Just bloody order one
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I am lost ? Are these Monitors like really awesome or something? I did Google it and watched some video's but they seemed very expensive.Not cheap at all.

Am i missing something? I never really cared what monitor i was using as long as it looked good. But how much better are these?" Compared to say 3 Acer monitors for roughly the same price as 1 of these?

Not being rude i just never really thought of the monitor much. I just see one that looks good and but it if its good priced?

I know we all have our obsessions though so nothing against it at all. It was cool enough to get me reading and watching videos on it.

But can someone explain it to me a little ? What the real life difference is?


Does it look better? or whats the the great part? I think overclocking anything is awesome that's what got me interested in the post to begin with smile.gif but why a monitor i don't know.

Thanks guys
   
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