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Originally Posted by LC155 View Post

So far I've heard good things from BCC and AW. Ordered with AW myself, but I've had problems, so I'm awaiting correspondence. I've heard they're really good though, so I'll update on progress.

Thanks. Please do keep us updated on the progress. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kazzjohnson View Post

I have sent a message to dream-seller, red-cap and bigclothcraft regarding Shimian and I'm waiting for reply from all 3 of them. Among other things, I have asked about return shipping in case of DOA or defective unit.
I'm not paying $300+ for something that will cost additional $100+ to return if I get unlucky.

My thinking is the same. I don't mind paying some import taxes and VAT but if it's going to cost me an arm and a leg if it's DOA or defective I really don't want to risk it.

Please do pm me or post up on here when you get the replys, would be super helpful. smile.gif
Edited by Juganot - 6/20/12 at 4:49pm
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Well I can vouch for dream-seller as I've returned a defective monitor to him. I had to send him proof via a Youtube video but that's standard. He asked me to find the cheapest shipping option with tracking, which I did and he said he'll provide a full refund + shipping costs once he receives it and checks it.

I've heard from another guy that a seller received their defective monitor back, recorded a video of unboxing it and showed that it was working so didn't refund the shipping costs - which I feel is fair. I made sure to check my monitor several times for faults and recorded several videos to protect myself. dream-seller did say that he has recently received more complains about defective monitors, hence he has been taking longer to dispatch monitors as he is now checking if they have more defects whereas before he sent the monitors sealed in "factory state".
    
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I went ahead and ordered from bigclothcraft since he is now advertising he checks monitor for dead pixels and light bleeding before shipping.
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Originally Posted by Juganot View Post

This seems like the perfect place to ask this question. I am looking for an shimian (the -lite version) and I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good seller. One who hopefully
1) check the monitor works (prefer perfect pixel but not needed)
2) pay for shipping back to korea if it arrives dead.
I wouldn't ask normally but I have looked for ages on ebay and other forums and am just not sure what buyer to go with.
I ordered two Shimian LITE monitors from red-cap in the last couple of weeks and got them within 5 days. Communication is not the strong suit for red-cap, but both the monitors turned out to be great. I received 110-240V adapters, just needed to switch the powercord to USA style. I'm very happy with the montiors.
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Originally Posted by mikeseth View Post

Does anyone know what adapter red-cap includes with the Perfect Pixel (or any other) Achieva Shimian?
It says 220v... Any other details, what adapter should I get if I pick up the shaman?
I received 110-240v powerbrick from red-cap. Only needed to change the powercord to USA style.
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I received 110-240v powerbrick from red-cap. Only needed to change the powercord to USA style.

Any light bleeding issues?
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My ShiMian IPSB is from red-cap as well, and I have just about no light bleed or any other issues, like yellow tinting (very very mild). I have one red stuck pixel at the very bottom of the screen, so I never really see it unless I look for it specifically. Some dust under the glass is the only issue, but I still like it so much, the dust is a minor issue (for only $320 anyway, which is what I paid). The default brick that came with it is by Nanjing Frontek 110V+, and it works fine, usually lukewarm to touch.
   
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My ShiMian IPSB is from red-cap as well, and I have just about no light bleed or any other issues, like yellow tinting (very very mild). I have one red stuck pixel at the very bottom of the screen, so I never really see it unless I look for it specifically. Some dust under the glass is the only issue, but I still like it so much, the dust is a minor issue (for only $320 anyway, which is what I paid). The default brick that came with it is by Nanjing Frontek 110V+, and it works fine, usually lukewarm to touch.

The dust is my main concern. Going to jump on the regular "Shimian Lite" .... How easy is it to take the stand off? Do I just unscrew it off and put on a mono price one?
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Originally Posted by ElevenEleven View Post

My ShiMian IPSB is from red-cap as well, and I have just about no light bleed or any other issues, like yellow tinting (very very mild). I have one red stuck pixel at the very bottom of the screen, so I never really see it unless I look for it specifically. Some dust under the glass is the only issue, but I still like it so much, the dust is a minor issue (for only $320 anyway, which is what I paid). The default brick that came with it is by Nanjing Frontek 110V+, and it works fine, usually lukewarm to touch.

Haha, ElevenEleven, I feel I've read this post 100 times. It's a shame that these monitors are so popular but there's just no FAQ or "easy thread" where EVERY question is already answered. But I guess the point of forums is to share our knowledge and help others so nothing wrong with people asking, I was one of those and it's what made me join overclock.net so biggrin.gif
    
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Yeah, I know... and I agree. I read ALL the posts in multiple monitor threads before buying mine, but lots of people don't want to or don't have time. At this point, it's easy to identify who the good sellers are and what the common issues are, just by looking at lots and lots of posts smile.gif I guess I just wanted to emphasize that a lot of these issues people worry about are very minor (like one barely visible stuck pixel or some minute dust). So it's important to test more serious issues like proper operation, backlight stability, etc. instead of worrying about barely visible minute details for this price range.
   
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