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well, the clamp bendy arm style anyway, no local retailers have anything for less than $100


I just bought one for $20 shipped on ebay. Its rated for 33lbs although the specs say 18-23" monitor.

Gonna try it with my Dell 20" first and see how sturdy it is.
Will eventually get a second one for the Shimian if I end up buying one biggrin.gif
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Hi there, just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has been giving feedback on this thread. It's the main thing I followed to consider purchasing my monitors, and I'm very glad that I did.

I ordered 3 perfect pixel versions from red-cap and they arrived at my doorstep within a week. I got a call from fedex asking to fill in a FCC form but I contacted the seller and they said that it was taken care of.

The monitors themselves are stunning! Zero dead/stuck pixels, minimal backlight bleed, and after applying an icc, they looked even better! Only major issue for me is that the color temperature/white balance on each of them aren't exactly the same. I do suspect that one of them has a slight yellow tint to it, but when viewed alone, it actually looks perfectly fine. It's just that the other two I got had their whites more blue shifted than the other one. Overall I think this issue can be fixed with GPU output settings

I was so pleased that I shortly after ordered the multi-input (IPSMS) model from dhsummer and got it quickly in the post as well. Unfortunately this one was a non-perfect pixel model and indeed had some stuck pixels on the lower right side of the screen, but they are barely noticeable. Also unfortunately, the hdmi input is a bit finicky for my setup. I was hoping to attach it to a capture card output so that I can record my screen at 1080p, but it doesn't seem to work as I was expecting it to. HDMI and VGA straight from a source like a laptop does seem to work fine though. Overall it's something I can definitely live with.

Here's some pics of how I set them up in my room:

8068091013_64294d644c.jpg


8068090359_13d3e7b308.jpg


8068088852_86681788c2.jpg
Lofted Workspace 2012 by chemb0t, on Flickr

Album Here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59294612@N05/sets/72157631723499101/

Since my desk is attached to a wall, I purchased these wall mounted monitor arms and aligned them to make a flexible 3 monitor setup: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WYVBR0/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01 The vesa holes on the Shimians are pretty shallow so I had to purchase shorter screws and washers to attach them properly.

Anyway, thanks again.. and if there is anyone interested in buying a perfect-pixel, verified and tested Lite version shipped from CA, send me a PM. I wanted to keep all 4 but as you can see, I have no room to put it anywhere! =]
Edited by chemb0t - 10/8/12 at 7:41pm
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Damn that looks sexy.
Your experience tempts me to order the perfect pixel models from redcap lol.

Any chance you could take a picture of the stuck pixels on the IPSMS? I want to see just how small they really are.

Depending on how the clamp arm I ordered works out, I might grab those mounts you used. Although I'd be securing them to the side of my desk (which is MDF board.. not sure how well it'd hold, hmm).
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Hi there, just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has been giving feedback on this thread. It's the main thing I followed to consider purchasing my monitors, and I'm very glad that I did.
I ordered 3 perfect pixel versions from red-cap and they arrived at my doorstep within a week. I got a call from fedex asking to fill in a FCC form but I contacted the seller and they said that it was taken care of.
The monitors themselves are stunning! Zero dead/stuck pixels, minimal backlight bleed, and after applying an icc, they looked even better! Only major issue for me is that the color temperature/white balance on each of them aren't exactly the same. I do suspect that one of them has a slight yellow tint to it, but when viewed alone, it actually looks perfectly fine. It's just that the other two I got had their whites more blue shifted than the other one. Overall I think this issue can be fixed with GPU output settings
I was so pleased that I shortly after ordered the multi-input (IPSMS) model from dhsummer and got it quickly in the post as well. Unfortunately this one was a non-perfect pixel model and indeed had some stuck pixels on the lower right side of the screen, but they are barely noticeable. Also unfortunately, the hdmi input is a bit finicky for my setup. I was hoping to attach it to a capture card output so that I can record my screen at 1080p, but it doesn't seem to work as I was expecting it to. HDMI and VGA straight from a source like a laptop does seem to work fine though. Overall it's something I can definitely live with.
Here's some pics of how I set them up in my room:
8068091013_64294d644c.jpg

8068090359_13d3e7b308.jpg

8068088852_86681788c2.jpg
Lofted Workspace 2012 by chemb0t, on Flickr
Album Here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59294612@N05/sets/72157631723499101/
Since my desk is attached to a wall, I purchased these wall mounted monitor arms and aligned them to make a flexible 3 monitor setup: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WYVBR0/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01 The vesa holes on the Shimians are pretty shallow so I had to purchase shorter screws and washers to attach them properly.
Anyway, thanks again.. and if there is anyone interested in buying a perfect-pixel, verified and tested Lite version shipped from CA, send me a PM. I wanted to keep all 4 but as you can see, I have no room to put it anywhere! =]

Impressive setup!
I'm interested in that arduino thing that controls your led-strip dynamic backlight.
Do you have an schematic or tutorial on how to make one of those?
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any of you guys use Gunnar glasses with this screen? Woot has a great deal on them for $30-45. i spend 8 to 10 hours a day in front of this monitor. i sometimes get eye fatigue (i normally have 20/20 vision). i'm concerned about the yellow tint on the Gunnars and the affect it will have on the beautiful colors on this monitor.
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any of you guys use Gunnar glasses with this screen? Woot has a great deal on them for $30-45. i spend 8 to 10 hours a day in front of this monitor. i sometimes get eye fatigue (i normally have 20/20 vision). i'm concerned about the yellow tint on the Gunnars and the affect it will have on the beautiful colors on this monitor.

Mimick the backlight led strip setup chemb0t has...The light changes color according to what's on screen and effectively reduces eye strain while keeping your screen tint pure.
That's what I'll do. thumb.gif
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Mimick the backlight led strip setup chemb0t has...The light changes color according to what's on screen and effectively reduces eye strain while keeping your screen tint pure.
That's what I'll do. thumb.gif

Detailed instructions and part info please as I am very interested but clueless.
Edited by Lazlonius - 10/9/12 at 9:52am
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Detailed instructions and part info please as I am very interested but clueless.
I guess this is all i need to buy
http://www.amazon.com/Arduino-Rev-3-Uno-R3/dp/B006H06TVG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349799484&sr=8-1&keywords=Arduino+R3
http://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Changing-LED-Strip-Ledwholesalers/dp/B00476B908
then code and how to wire would be awesome

Yep, I already asked for some help in that regard...I'm interested as well.
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@chemb0t what video card are you using to power those 3 x 27"
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Yep, I already asked for some help in that regard...I'm interested as well.

about 1/3 down the page is a how to for backlighting PC with an led strip and the arduino

http://lifehacker.com/5875365/how-to-start-making-your-own-electronics-with-arduino-and-other-peoples-code
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