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What are you talking about. The value of these monitors is 900-1100 dollars. Have you seen how much the same exact panel goes for in a dell or apple housing? I'd knock off 100 bucks or so because these are A- and there's a chance of stuck pixels but that still makes these panels worth quite a bit more than we're buying them for.

No you are wrong. These are worth exactly what we are paying for them (not taking away from them at all they are great). The reason the other monitors you mentioned are so expensive is branding and a large amount of price inflation.
 
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No you are wrong. These are worth exactly what we are paying for them (not taking away from them at all they are great). The reason the other monitors you mentioned are so expensive is branding and a large amount of price inflation.

Folks,

This is what is called "speaking the truth", and should be recognized as an intelligent statement, as well as remembered!
    
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Well the others also come with excellent warranties, multiple inputs, on screen displays, internal scalers etc. So they are definitely not equal.
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Well the others also come with excellent warranties, multiple inputs, on screen displays, internal scalers etc. So they are definitely not equal.

That's true too, but you definitely pay for that Apple branding. tongue.gif
 
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Yah no doubt. That's probably half the price.

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Who is the eBay user you purchased your monitor from?

Also, temperred glass or lite version? Is the lite version matte and cheap looking?
Edited by rationalthinking - 7/28/12 at 9:47pm
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Who is the eBay user you purchased your monitor from?

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Well the others also come with excellent warranties, multiple inputs, on screen displays, internal scalers etc. So they are definitely not equal.

My Shimian has a 1 year warranty, just like the others standard.

I have use for one input to my one display, kind of makes sense, hu?

My video card handles everything else you mention with extreme ease, and in fact I don't even know when the last time it was I touched the built in functions of a display.

My Shimian cost about a quarter of the other displays. I will keep my cash! thumb.gif
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Who is the eBay user you purchased your monitor from?

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Well the others also come with excellent warranties, multiple inputs, on screen displays, internal scalers etc. So they are definitely not equal.

My Shimian has a 1 year warranty, just like the others standard.

I have use for one input to my one display, kind of makes sense, hu?

My video card handles everything else you mention with extreme ease, and in fact I don't even know when the last time it was I touched the built in functions of a display.

My Shimian cost about a quarter of the other displays. I will keep my cash! thumb.gif
Dude you don't need to argue with me. If you didn't notice i have a shimian in my sig. The shimian warranty does not compare to dells ultrasharp warranty. Go check it out.
Also sure one input is fine for your pc. What if you wanted to hook up a ps3 at 1080p. Good luck.

My point is the shimians are awesome. I love mine. But the monitors from the big companies definitely offer some nice features.

Do I think they are worth the price premium. Obviously not or I would have bought one.
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red-cap
My Shimian has a 1 year warranty, just like the others standard.
I have use for one input to my one display, kind of makes sense, hu?
My video card handles everything else you mention with extreme ease, and in fact I don't even know when the last time it was I touched the built in functions of a display.
My Shimian cost about a quarter of the other displays. I will keep my cash! thumb.gif

1 670 4gb can handle 2 of these?
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No you are wrong. These are worth exactly what we are paying for them (not taking away from them at all they are great). The reason the other monitors you mentioned are so expensive is branding and a large amount of price inflation.

I have to agree with num1son. Those brands in the US have to pay for marketing, sales staff and insurance for picky people who will raise a stink over 1 flawed pixel. I would gather that many of these "flawless" Shimians do have bad pixels but they are hard to see without going to specific colored screens to find them. (and using a magnifying glass).

Think about how much extra money Yamakasi, Achieva and Crossover are pulling in. They probably had no idea their monitors would sell so well. So, with the help of some resellers and grass roots efforts of buyers who are clamoring to get some good value their sales are better than expected.

I certainly think the Shimians offer good value but being a tech I can understand what the trade offs are. The average user has no idea what IPS is or even cares. They want a cheap, working monitor with lots of features, no flaws and someone to call when it doesn't work.
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