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I'm an Australian, and I bought two 'pixel perfect' QH270-IPSB(S) monitors from Dreamseller on ebay. Both monitors arrived and were plugged into my computer (crossfired 6970's). No display.

I tried starting the computer up with my normal monitors and then swapping the displays over, nothing. Not knowing much about computers, I took the monitors and my computer to a local computer store. The computer store guy tried them on a bunch of computers (all with dual link DVI), and had no luck getting a display out of any of them.

When I opened the boxes, my wife cleaned up after me. It wasn't until afterwards that I discovered she'd thrown out all of the packing materials (bar the boxes). Now, I'm unfortunately going to have to pay shipping costs back to Korea from Australia (over $100 USD, great!), but do you folks think he'll stiff me on the fact that the styrafoam packing material isn't there? I plan on wrapping the monitors securely in bubble-wrap and filling the box to the brim with packing beans, but what's the judgement call?

Additionally, as this was a pixel-perfect monitor the Ebay seller is meant to have tested them prior to delivery. Considering returning them is going to be costing me $100, is it worth risking him sending out another two broken monitors?

I'm very irritated at this whole exchange. I find it bizarre and unlikely that he'd send out two FUBAR'd monitors, which is why I appealed to the computer techie for help, but as far as we can tell that's what he's done.

Any advice, folks?
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I also was pushed over the edge and decided to go with ta_planet IPSBS.
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Originally Posted by isolationist View Post

I'm an Australian, and I bought two 'pixel perfect' QH270-IPSB(S) monitors from Dreamseller on ebay. Both monitors arrived and were plugged into my computer (crossfired 6970's). No display.
I tried starting the computer up with my normal monitors and then swapping the displays over, nothing. Not knowing much about computers, I took the monitors and my computer to a local computer store. The computer store guy tried them on a bunch of computers (all with dual link DVI), and had no luck getting a display out of any of them.
When I opened the boxes, my wife cleaned up after me. It wasn't until afterwards that I discovered she'd thrown out all of the packing materials (bar the boxes). Now, I'm unfortunately going to have to pay shipping costs back to Korea from Australia (over $100 USD, great!), but do you folks think he'll stiff me on the fact that the styrafoam packing material isn't there? I plan on wrapping the monitors securely in bubble-wrap and filling the box to the brim with packing beans, but what's the judgement call?
Additionally, as this was a pixel-perfect monitor the Ebay seller is meant to have tested them prior to delivery. Considering returning them is going to be costing me $100, is it worth risking him sending out another two broken monitors?
I'm very irritated at this whole exchange. I find it bizarre and unlikely that he'd send out two FUBAR'd monitors, which is why I appealed to the computer techie for help, but as far as we can tell that's what he's done.
Any advice, folks?

I feel for you. I too had trouble getting my computer to boot with the monitor but it was resolved by hot swapping with my old monitor. Was the monitor turned on (blue light)? Dum-ass question I know but I had to ask. Double check the power supply & cable work OK. The Shimian can be fussy about which plug outlet on your graphics card you use...try both. Talk to Dream Seller..ask his opinion (get him in the loop early). Took me a few days to work out my problem. Dont give up.PS I live in Sydney.
Edited by xero33 - 10/16/12 at 10:45pm
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Any advice, folks?
Pixel perfect is no guarantee of anything. Many people bought pixel perfect monitors and received units with dead pixels. It's main advantage is when it comes to ebay's dispute system.

First, do as much troubleshooting as possible and make absolutely sure the monitors don't work. I've seen people receive one defective unit, but I don't recall anyone receiving two.

If you confirm they don't work, then you're going to want to leverage the fact that you bought a pixel perfect monitor. Send the seller a message and tell him they are both defective, and see what he says. If it takes more than 2 days for him to get back to you, open the e-bay dispute. Cite that what you received does not match the description, and that they are defective. Keep all contact through the ebay messaging system because those are the only messages they will consider for the dispute. I wouldn't mention anything about the packaging right now. That can be addressed later if he actually responds to the dispute (been an issue for him lately). Worst case scenario, you simply say the original materials were damaged when you opened the box and you didn't think they would adequately protect the monitor during it's journey.
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Thanks CPB gave me last push i needed, finally got the IPSBS from ta_planet a little bit more then dhsummer but after reading reviews from sellers and pixel policy i thought the extra $$ was worth it. Will post back with how it worked out once im on it, hopefully before weekend

Congratulations! Now prepare to hit F5 like an OCD patient on the tracking page. I think you'll love it when you see it. I moved from a cheap TN panel to the shimian, so it's been a pretty spectacular difference.
Edited by IronCamel - 10/17/12 at 12:43am
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Originally Posted by isolationist View Post

I'm an Australian, and I bought two 'pixel perfect' QH270-IPSB(S) monitors from Dreamseller on ebay. Both monitors arrived and were plugged into my computer (crossfired 6970's). No display.
I tried starting the computer up with my normal monitors and then swapping the displays over, nothing. Not knowing much about computers, I took the monitors and my computer to a local computer store. The computer store guy tried them on a bunch of computers (all with dual link DVI), and had no luck getting a display out of any of them.
When I opened the boxes, my wife cleaned up after me. It wasn't until afterwards that I discovered she'd thrown out all of the packing materials (bar the boxes). Now, I'm unfortunately going to have to pay shipping costs back to Korea from Australia (over $100 USD, great!), but do you folks think he'll stiff me on the fact that the styrafoam packing material isn't there? I plan on wrapping the monitors securely in bubble-wrap and filling the box to the brim with packing beans, but what's the judgement call?
Additionally, as this was a pixel-perfect monitor the Ebay seller is meant to have tested them prior to delivery. Considering returning them is going to be costing me $100, is it worth risking him sending out another two broken monitors?
I'm very irritated at this whole exchange. I find it bizarre and unlikely that he'd send out two FUBAR'd monitors, which is why I appealed to the computer techie for help, but as far as we can tell that's what he's done.
Any advice, folks?

You could try using just one of your 6970's to see if that works .. what models of 6970 are we talking about by the way?
     
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Well, I think I owe Dream_seller an apology. Despite the computer techie not getting my two monitors to run on any of his computers, and it not working on mine, I tested them on my old computer, plugging them into the 5850. They work.

Does anyone have any advice? My gaming computer has crossfired 6970's. What would be causing the monitors to not be able to receive a display, when an older card with the same build works? I'm honestly considering buying a new graphics card to solve the problem, darn it!
Edited by isolationist - 10/17/12 at 3:56am
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Anyone tried the non glossy (anti glare) version: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/MATT-Non-Glare-PERFECT-PIXELS-ACHIEVA-Shimian-QH270-IPSMS-27-Monitor-/320967534801 ?

I wonder if it uses aggressive AG coating or light one just like in Dell UltraSharp U2713HM?
Edited by marcusfrenkel - 10/17/12 at 4:31am
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Well, I think I owe Dream_seller an apology. Despite the computer techie not getting my two monitors to run on any of his computers, and it not working on mine, I tested them on my old computer, plugging them into the 5850. They work.
Does anyone have any advice? My gaming computer has crossfired 6970's. What would be causing the monitors to not be able to receive a display, when an older card with the same build works? I'm honestly considering buying a new graphics card to solve the problem, darn it!

I know I'm not supposed to link to other forums unless info is unavailable here... but I dont think I was able to find this info on this forum.
Anyway, this might be of interest to you, specifically post #2: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1671677

Apparently on some of these cards theres a switch on the card itself that enables Dual Link DVI. Might want to check your card, contact the manufacturer, or just take a look at the card itself.
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I'm curious what's peoples' reaction to this:

Edited by jamdox - 10/17/12 at 2:54pm
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Pain and anger. Is it only on white/grey screens, or does it shift the color on all types of backgrounds?
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