So I just got my new shimian lite. Ordered it on a Monday, shipped on a Tuesday and delivered early Thursday morning... talk about fast. Apparently it would have been faster too but they said checking the monitor requires an additional day. The package came wrapped in an additional foam layer. I have to say, this screen just blows me away. The quality and resolution of this thing for the price is just amazing. I was going to order the glass panel one, but decided against it at the last minute because i really didn't want the dust / water streak issues. That said, I was expecting the screen to have a matte finish, but it's actually glossy which I really like. I don't regret buying the lite at all!
Quality: So far I have absolutely 0 dead pixels, which is the thing I was worried about most. There's a very negligible amount of backlight bleeding on the bottom right corner but it can only be seen with black background and even then, only at certain angles. There are no strange noises, the BIOS splash screen shows. Also, I was expecting the stand to be extremely flimsy but it's not actually that bad at all IMO. I can shake my table and it doesn't wiggle around that much at all. My screen has been on for a few hours now, and the power brick is only luke-warm.
Issues: One issue I encountered was that I had the monitor plugged into the dual link DVI-I slot at first. I then got the 'blinking blue led' problem some other people mentioned here. After changing to the dual link DVI-D slot the monitor works perfectly.
I opted for bigclothcraft on ebay even though they are more expensive than sellers like red-cap, dreamseller and green-sum because of their reputation and they really did not let me down. I'll give it a few weeks before leaving my feedback on ebay, but so far this thing is just working beautifully.
Edit: I'm really wondering about the power brick though. It says:
Input: AC 230V ~ 50/60hz 1.2A
Output: DC 24V, 5A
I'm wondering if there will be any long term problems using this brick, since input voltage in canada is AC 120V. Will I need a stepup/stepdown transformer for this?
I looked up the adapter on google and this ebay listing came up: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Global-AC-Adapter-Nanjing-Frontek-FPS0120-05A-FPS012005A-Power-Supply-Cord-/400349820155#ht_2823wt_1365
It says that the adapter is 100-240V AC. Around google lots of people say that this brick should be ok, but i'm still not very sureEdited by deepanchor - 12/13/12 at 3:16pm