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ScribbyDaGreat , you said color adjustment of Catleap is posted in the 4th post..don't see anything in the 4th post of color adjustment..please confirm. Thanks smile.gif

 

Umm, "Color Adjustments" as a spoiler?  You don't see that?  Just click it and it will expand out (at least it SHOULD!)  Let me know if it isn't working for some reason.  wink.gif

 

   
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Found it, thanks for your quick response. You been awesome. So I just download Toasty zip files, and which 3 files do I upload?
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Found it, thanks for your quick response. You been awesome. So I just download Toasty zip files, and which 3 files do I upload?


I need to re-order that post now that I re-read it.  For now it appears a little backwards - sorry about that!  Towards the bottom you want to save the .icm files somewhere on your computer.  These are the ones you will add to your color settings during the instructions in the post.  

 

Now not to confuse you here, but here goes!  You could also go the LUT loader approach you see towards the top and use the Catleap zip file for the profiles.  When I did that I got noticeable banding on the test image, but I have nVIdia cards.  I would shoot for the easier install approach first and see your results (once you apply the profiles you notice a change immediately.)  Don't forget to set your brightness after each change.

 

After dinking with all of these I am using the d65 profile.  Again, a lot of this stuff is so subjective to what you prefer in coloring, brightness, saturation, etc.  So if catleap native works for you, awesome, use it.

 

   
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This is a personal preference question really.  There are no advantages/disadvantages to having tempered vs. non-tempered glass on a monitor.  It is purely ascetics and protection I suppose (if you really need it).  Be aware that all of these monitors, Achieva, Catleap, Crossover, with tempered glass are not going to be perfect as one manufacturer has stated that these lower end (all of these are the low end 27s they produce) with glass head to PC dens and get abused.  That is why we are seeing many glass monitors come in with some sort of dust/hair/specs behind the glass (yes, someone had an eyelash on his screen.)  Not all have issues, but many do.

Of course there is a difference. There is always a degradation in picture quality when you put anything extra in front of a panel. The only question is whether or not the manufacturer took care to minimize the negative effects-- judging from photos, they have not (dust, distance of glass facade from panel, etc).

Worst case scenario the monitor will be useless when viewed from the side due to double reflections on the glass and panel coating. There's no evidence this is the case but I wouldn't rule it out.
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I wouldn't advise raising the refresh rates too high. We don't know if doing so can shorten it's life-span. Also, no warranty makes it riskier to do so.

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Of course there is a difference. There is always a degradation in picture quality when you put anything extra in front of a panel. The only question is whether or not the manufacturer took care to minimize the negative effects-- judging from photos, they have not (dust, distance of glass facade from panel, etc).
Worst case scenario the monitor will be useless when viewed from the side due to double reflections on the glass and panel coating. There's no evidence this is the case but I wouldn't rule it out.

 

I don't know about that.  If you don't have a non-tempered one to compare to you really don't know the difference do you?  My wife has a tempered glass monitor and I don't get ghosting or double reflections.  I think it looks great, but, again, that's just me (and she loves it since it's "pretty" - you know happy wife, happy life and all.)  The guys that received the glass versions in the original thread haven't been complaining about issues other than shmegma behind it (which is why I didn't go that route.)

 

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I wouldn't advise raising the refresh rates too high. We don't know if doing so can shorten it's life-span. Also, no warranty makes it riskier to do so.


I completely agree although I did get the squaretrade warranty.  Hopefully I won't end up as the guinea pig with whether they will actually honor the warranty.  I spoke with them directly and they told me they would, but until someone sends one in we really don't know do we?  redface.gif

 

 

   
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It would be nice if some of the tempered glass people could post a video panning around different angles with some glare going on. wink.gif
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ugh. 6 days now and my tracking is finally active and my monitor is still in korea. i should have had this by the end of this week :|
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ugh. 6 days now and my tracking is finally active and my monitor is still in korea. i should have had this by the end of this week :|


I suppose I have been lucky with dreamseller as both my monitors are following the same order/delivery sked - ordered on a Monday delivered Saturday.  Although I am having them sent to my office, which is closed, so I will get my Catleap's lil brother Monday.  I'll post some pics of my final monitor setup then.

 

 

   
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I suppose I have been lucky with dreamseller as both my monitors are following the same order/delivery sked - ordered on a Monday delivered Saturday.  Although I am having them sent to my office, which is closed, so I will get my Catleap's lil brother Monday.  I'll post some pics of my final monitor setup then.


Your catleap was flawless too, right? No dead pixels?
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