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Originally Posted by rotary7 View Post

I like the AG coating, it makes things look more real to life in gaming, (the glass model)

Nothing destroys a monitor like a crappy AG matte can. (Are you listening HP?)
Edited by Mannix - 6/18/12 at 8:56pm
post #622 of 3508
Mine finally came..Photos when it's nighttime over here!

Btw, is the achieva shimian totally fixed at 60hz? Over at the catleap club I saw drivers for the catleap monitor - I wonder I could use that.
I'd be happy with even 67-70 Hz.

Nvidia control center only displays 60 Hz though.
post #623 of 3508
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Originally Posted by Dabb View Post

Well in the UK you pay 20% customs for all imported gifts with a value over £40. My seller (dream-seller) marked mine as gift with a value of $200 by default so I had to pay customs of $40 (=£23.45) + Parcelforce's admin/handling fee of £13.50.
You could try to ask for a lower value, but I'm not sure how that would go.
My monitor I received had defects, so I'm returning it now and I'm trying to claim back the VAT I paid.. but they ask for evidence of value through invoice and I realise now I have a potential problem because the listing states it was $300 but I only paid VAT for $200... Well I guess I'll have to try my luck once again - hope I manage to claim back my VAT.

Thanks for the info Dabb .. interesting!

I notice there is an ebay seller doing the Catleap at £185 at the mo .. It's a steal at that price!
and for that money , I don't mind the odd glitch as long as it's not too bad!!

What problems did you have may I ask?
     
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Thanks for the info Dabb .. interesting!
I notice there is an ebay seller doing the Catleap at £185 at the mo .. It's a steal at that price!
and for that money , I don't mind the odd glitch as long as it's not too bad!!
What problems did you have may I ask?

Yeah I think if you get through the initial hoop with customs and a DOA/defective on arrival monitor then it's a brilliant deal.

Here were the problems I had:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1215866/reviewed-400-2560x1440-ips-no-ag-90hz-achieva-shimian-qh270-and-catleap-q270/3980#post_17435539
http://www.overclock.net/t/1215866/reviewed-400-2560x1440-ips-no-ag-90hz-achieva-shimian-qh270-and-catleap-q270/3990#post_17439901
    
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post #625 of 3508
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Originally Posted by ElevenEleven View Post

Pixel perfect monitors are more expensive because they have a higher guarantee of being pixel perfect. "Perfect working" means they check that it's not DOA and no obvious issues preventing correct operation. It can still be a perfectly working monitor and have dead and stuck pixels falling within the allowed number of "imperfect pixels".
BigClothCraft also tests his Achievas, even more thoroughly according to his listings, as does AccessoriesWhole.
I'm not sure if Red-cap checked my monitor or not, but my Achieva IPSB does not have any problems like clusters of dead or stuck pixels, backlight bleed problems, or any other issues. It does have some noticeable specs of dust (mostly just one off to the left side), but that's normal as per rules of the auction.
I don't think red-cap does a check on the Achieva monitors. I received my second one yesterday from red-cap. The packaging was unopened. Turned out to be another great monitor.
post #626 of 3508
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Originally Posted by blackhand View Post

what are my chances of getting a monitor with no problems or minor ones?
I got two from red-cap. Each one arrived in less than 4 working days and they both are perfect. But, I don't think there is any guarantee of perfect monitors from them every time.
Edited by crazykid - 6/19/12 at 6:37pm
post #627 of 3508
Wow my replacement monitor has taken 2 days from korea and is on the fedex truck to be delivered today, thats amazingly fast, to Calif.
post #628 of 3508
Hey all, so here's my situation:

I've ordered all the parts for my new computer (including a shimian biggrin.gif ) and they are all slowly but surely showing up on my doorstep. However, my Shimian decided to show up before everything else did, and long story short I won't be able to access my video cards until about 2 weeks from now frown.gif.

So when I got it in, I thought, 'no problem, I'll just test it on one of my friend's computers' which I tried. Said computer I tested it on uses a GTX 580. When I tried to test it, all I did was unplug his running monitor (without shutting down the computer) and plugging in the Shimian. Nothing. I just get a flashing blue light. I tried reseating the connections, but still nothing. After admitting defeat, I took the monitor back to my place and starting reading up on this monitor, and so far I've gathered that I need to shut down the computer first, plug in the monitor, turn on the monitor, and then power on the computer. Is this the correct order, and also is this what could have been causing my issues in the first place?

Other notable details:
There was no backlight turning on, it was just the little LED in the corner, flashing blue.
I went ahead and bought a universal 3-pronged (american) power cable to use with the power supply provided, instead of the one that the manufacturer supplied.
post #629 of 3508
Did u try the other DVI port on your video card ?
post #630 of 3508
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Did u try the other DVI port on your video card ?

Did not, I only tried the one since it was the one he had his monitor connected to.
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