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I called home to check. Wife said it was delivered with NO bubble wrap. Just the box itself. I'll open it up when I get home tonight, hopefully nothing is damaged!
My monitor from ta_planet was just in the box, also. Some slight damage on the box but nothing major. Everything inside was well protected and fine.
post #232 of 3508
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My monitor from ta_planet was just in the box, also. Some slight damage on the box but nothing major. Everything inside was well protected and fine.

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post #233 of 3508
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x3

Same as mine. Just box, flawless screen.
post #234 of 3508
Hey guys. I've noticed a few you mentioning that the BIOS screen doesn't show. Is this wide spread? Or do most of you see your BIOS screen fine? It's kind of important to see lol. I change settings a lot so I need to be able to see it. I'm running a 680 by the way.
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It's only been on ATI cards so you should be fine
    
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post #236 of 3508
Hello ladies & gentlemen,

I just thought I'd chime in with my experiences..

I bought one of these things from eBay seller bigclothcraft on the evening of April 28th at $324.80.

On the 30th I was contacted by them, they wanted to make sure that it would work with my video card and ask me how much to declare on the customs form. I asked them to mark it as a gift with a value of $120

On May 1st they shipped it, and on May 2nd it arrived! It came in its own box which was wrapped with some of that foamy stretchy stuff.

I live in Toronto, and had to pay some duty to the DHL guy ($27ish).

It's a great monitor. I have thoroughly checked for dead pixels - there are none. The screen is completely clear of trapped dust.

If you look at the screen off-axis you start to see some backlight glow at around 30 degrees near the bottom. It's very minimal though. If you have your monitor high up like I do, and are looking at the centre of the monitor all the time, then it's unnoticeable.

In addition to the power brick (100-240v), DVI cable and power cable (CEE 7/5) I got a little bag with a nice Universal Travel Adaptor in it.

@jta98Z: The monitor wakes up in plenty of time to see the BIOS screen. I'm on a 6870 with a GA-Z68XP-UD3.

In short, this thing is great!

Oh, I should add that the glass is VERY reflective. I had to move a few lights around in the room so they weren't shining on me so much. And if you wear a white shirt in front of this thing, well...
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post #237 of 3508
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Hey guys. I've noticed a few you mentioning that the BIOS screen doesn't show. Is this wide spread? Or do most of you see your BIOS screen fine? It's kind of important to see lol. I change settings a lot so I need to be able to see it. I'm running a 680 by the way.
I'm on a gtx 580 and sometimes the bios does not show up, sometimes it does, lately it does but takes awhile... also i have some nasty wake up issues, if the monitor goes to sleep or standby the back light will start blinking (eventually goes off) but when I try to wake up vertical lines of all colors show up... have to turn it off and back on to fix it frown.gif
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post #238 of 3508
Mine arrived yesterday pics below
Full marks to ta_planet (kinam) the best guy out there in terms of customer service friendly attitude and professional behaviour
I got my qh270 lite version with zero dead pixel although there is a white line at the bottom which is certainly not a deal breaker
Overall i am very happy with ta_planet and planning to buy again in future and highly recomended to fellow members

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Notice at the bottom white hairline strip visible which for some reason is very evident in camera however in reality is negligible

Enjoy and thanks
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post #239 of 3508
Hi all,

Just received my Achieva Shimian, lite-version. At first, I was horrified, when I didn't see the BIOS-screen, but when Windows 7 started the monitor light turned from orange to blue and worked just fine. Then I just browsed my screen settings for a while and BAM! The screen just went black and blue light disappeared, as in no light at all, not even orange.

I immediately tried to fix it by using my old monitor and I removed my video card drivers and re-installed. No help from that. I have a ATI Radeon 5870 video card, so I borrowed a Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS card from my brother. No dice. I tried to fiddle with the power cord, brick and DVI-D cable that came with the monitor. Didn't help either.

Right now, when I got no DVI-cable attached to the computer, the monitor shows orange light (stand-by?). When I plug the cable, orange light disappears and no blue light emerge as it did initially. Backlight turn on by the way and I can "crank it" up and down by pressing the buttons on the back of the monitor. I can see the monitor in screen settings page from Windows 7 and AMD CCC (and Nvidia control panel when I used Nvidia card).

I'm really hoping that the problem is caused by the DVI-D cable, but we'll see. I have tried to search for similar issues and solutions, but this seems rare. Only one I found was user dabho and he couldn't get sorted.

"never did get my monitor working. Bought a new cable and the same thing is occurring. Tested on a 6950 2gb as well as a 560ti. ***. It just sits at a blank screen (backlight on). Computer recognizes monitor, but no dice."
post #240 of 3508
Guess what arrived today...

Ordered Monday night. Incredible how fast it shipped (props to fastterakorea).

As you can see, it was shipped in only the monitor box, no extra bubble wrap. Everything was fine though, no damage to the package or monitor. This is the QH270 Lite by the way (no tempered glass).
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Everything included with the monitor. Manual, DVI cable, Power plug, and and AC adapter.
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The stand honestly isn't as horrible as some make it out to be. It's not amazing, but it gets the job done. Maybe I'm just used to the slight wobble though as my Gateway had a pretty crappy stand.
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Side-by-side comparison with my old 24" 1920x1200 Gateway. Not a huge upgrade as far as screen size, but the resolution is a huge jump.
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I'm very pleased with my monitor. BIOS showed on startup with no issues. That said, I have literally ONE either stuck or dead pixel in the top left corner. It took me like 10 minutes to notice it. You can barely see it on an all white background. When using the monitor for actual things, its not noticeable at all. I do have some slight yellowing towards the bottom of the screen though. It's not terrible, but you can kind of see it. Any way to possibly remove that? I tried the built-in color calibration with Windows (I don't have any of those fancy programs or whatnot). I can definitely live with it as its not bad, but I'd love to get rid of it if at all possible.

Overall though, VERY happy with my purchase. If anyone is on the fence, I cant recommend the QH270 Lite enough.
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