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Well I'm happy to report that I am currently typing this on my brand new PCbank PB2700 non-super monitor. Arrived today about an hour and a half ago. Ordered last week on Friday, as I mentioned above, from cool-guys. He shipped the box nicely wrapped in bubble wrap, which didn't seem to effective, since the bottom of the box had the flaps punched in. Probably a friendly kick from customs rolleyes.gif . Luckily the monitor itself survived without a scratch, even though the styrofoam was slight damaged as well.

Anyways, no photos since my last digital camera fell apart a couple of months ago, so forgive me that. Color was extremely saturated, almost wide gamut level until I turned the brightness down about 3.5-4 seconds worth holding the button. No dead pixels as far as I can tell. The stand was absolutely useless and would not keep the monitor standing up, so directly to my monoprice single pole mount desk stand it went. While mounting the monitor, I was surprised when I felt the heft of the monitor. Compared to my Samsung 226BW, this monitor felt like picking up and moving around a very heavy av receiver. I got the 110v-240v ac adapter with the monitor, FY2405000. Markings on the adapter which denote polarity looks something like this: - c + Not too sure if that will help somebody. Power brick gets a little warm, but not blistering hot.

The real big draw to the monitor though is the text quality and overall smoothness of color, along with the high resolution of the monitor. Pages that would fill up my old screen, now fit right in the middle, with room to spare on the sides. Will report back later after work, once I've had some time to watch some movies and game a bit to test that out. So far though for 2d usage, it is an amazing piece of work. Now I need to save up for a colorimeter. thumb.gif
post #222 of 624
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

Bigclothcraft pulled a fast one on me. They informed me that my PB2700 super was shipped via Economy shipping (2 weeks) rather than EMS, even though the ad said Express shipping . Be wary of this seller!

Just wanted to say that I ordered from Bigclothcraft and the email stated that it would be shipped via economy shipping but it was shipped via express shipping. It actually got to my doorsteps in ONE day. I was impressed by the shipping time.

Anyhow, the monitor is very nice. I got the super version. No dead pixels and the light uniformity is pretty even. The stand is a bit whobbly if you tap it but it won't move or anything on the desk without shaking of the desk or monitor. I would say the stand is good enough. I'm happy with it.

The speakers are horrible. I wouldn't use it unless I had no other choice. It sounds like speakers on your notebook but a bit louder.

The power supply works fine for me. However, it only goes up to 230v instead of 240v. That might be a problem for some European countries. In the USA, it works fine. It doesn't get hot at all. However, my brightness setting on my monitor is set to the lowest, thus, lowering power consumption and heat.

The color is of the monitor is a bit on the cool side out of the box. As a result, it has a bluish tone to it. I had to calibrate it to a warmer tone as I normally like my monitor set to warm to match the lighting in my room. Overall, I am extremely impress with this monitor in terms of color and contrast. An ips monitor is light years ahead of TNs i was so accustom to.

The glossy coating of the monitor might be a problem for some people. My room is normally darker and the monitor set away from the window. As a result, I am much less prone to glares. On the plus side, the glossy coating add a bit more contrast to the monitor. The darks are darker than matte screens. The glossy screen is similar to the panasonic plasma tv in the living room for comparison.

There's one thing that I was not happy about with the monitor. there is more input lag that I would like. I am an avid fighting game player. I can definitely tell that there is lag compare to my hdtv and my tn monitor. It seems to be slightly lagger than what I'm used to. However, being an avid fighting game player, I am very sensitive to input lag as it will messes up the timing of some of the combos I do. Due to this, I would not recommend to any gamers that want the less input lag possible. Fortunately, it took about 4-5 minutes to adjust to the input lag. To me, that's okay.
Edited by iiiankiii - 4/6/12 at 12:23am
post #223 of 624
iiiankiii, can you please try to measure the "input lag" on the screen and post the results?

According to the Korean review this one is supposed to be the fastest of the bunch. As far as we know, none of the internals changed with the "super" version.
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Correction to my previous post:

It turns out bigclothcraft did use Express shipping, but they sent me a generic email saying they used Economy shipping. So I was quite confused. I messaged them back and they replied saying that they used DHL Express, and gave me the tracking #.

And boy, is it fast! My last PB2700 (non Super) was shipped via EMS and took 3 days just to get into the USA, not 1.

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I'm in the same situation as you, mine is in USA already! I can't wait for this thing, saw the Apple 27" at BB and I was blown away. Anything close to it I'm satisfied.
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Seems my previous posting did not go through. The monitor arrived by EMS after several days delay on the way through San Francisco. The Cool-Guys came through as promised. It appears not have any obvious flaws and if I don't notice them, it's good enough for me! The panel is gorgeous. The stand is crap and I immediately threw it away. The $23 stand from monoprice.com is the best of the three that I tried. The power brick does get warm, not hot but definitely warm. I wonder where to get replacement?

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Seems my previous posting did not go through. The monitor arrived by EMS after several days delay on the way through San Francisco. The Cool-Guys came through as promised. It appears not have any obvious flaws and if I don't notice them, it's good enough for me! The panel is gorgeous. The stand is crap and I immediately threw it away. The $23 stand from monoprice.com is the best of the three that I tried. The power brick does get warm, not hot but definitely warm. I wonder where to get replacement?

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FYI: Regarding the calibration of this monitor

Before I sold my PB2700 Non-Super, I compared it to my friend's perfectly calibrated LG 32LH30 (S-IPS panel, hardware calibrated with 10 point IRE).

The stock calibration on the PB2700 isn't bad (stock delta E values are around 2), but it has a noticeable green tinge when compared to the perfectly calibrated panel. It's hard to see when you're only looking at the PB2700, but in comparison to the LG 32LH30 the green tinge of the PB2700 made pictures look slightly less vibrant.

I'm planning to buy an Eye-One to calibrate mine soon.
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Looks like just the center monitor is the PCBANK; the monitors on the side are smaller.

I bought a Super from bigclothcraft around 5:45PM CST yesterday and was contacted about the shipping declarations around 8:00PM. DHL picked it up from the seller about 6 hours later so they're moving at a pretty quick rate.

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Comparing with 996gt2's tracking, I'm not sure if maybe mine missed the cutoff for the last flight of the day or if maybe it just hasn't updated in the system. Hoping for the latter, as mine seems to have been processed in Incheon a little earlier (albeit on the day after). In any case, I can't wait to see it come in.
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Seems my previous posting did not go through. The monitor arrived by EMS after several days delay on the way through San Francisco. The Cool-Guys came through as promised. It appears not have any obvious flaws and if I don't notice them, it's good enough for me! The panel is gorgeous. The stand is crap and I immediately threw it away. The $23 stand from monoprice.com is the best of the three that I tried. The power brick does get warm, not hot but definitely warm. I wonder where to get replacement?
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Thanks for sharing this info with us. Would you mind linking to the $23 monoprice stand you are referring to? I am interested in buying one too.
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