Originally Posted by Kiracubed
Oh, so the box looks completely different, too? Anyone still have the box to show how it would look?
Oh, wow I'm glad I can help you!
Went to Microcenter today, found what may be the last 2 glossy Aurias in existence. The one with the opened box was in pretty bad shape (they're both open box, just one of them had the box already open):
Here's what it looked like when I pulled the better one out of the box at Microcenter:
and after I cleaned it with a wet paper towel:
So I bought it. This Auria is really nice!!! Despite a few small scratches to the bezel, I don't see any cosmetic damages to the screen, no dead or stuck pixels, and it powers on fine. Monster power brick that gets hot though, and when I turn it on I hear a slight chirp sound, something to do with the electricity. Nothing seems wrong with it however, the cahsier told me it was returned from the manufacturer? Now I'm going to test it and see how it looks compared to my catleap. I assume that this is the original glossy version, so the color calibration earlier in this thread applies to this monitor? The panel is the same as my Catleap and not that of the U2711 (on the newer matte Aurias) correct?
If you did not see my earlier post, I am interested in this Auria because I can hook up a PS3 to it (where my Catleap only has 1 DVI port, no speakers, no scalar), the Auria has all of this. They should be the same panel, however I am a little worried about the input lag in the Auria due to having more inputs.
Edit: some pics are in
They're kind of poor quality in low light conditions, so forgive me if they aren't accurate looking. For each screen I switched the color profile. For the Auria I used one in this thread. For the Catleap I used the D65 profile in the Catleap thread.Backlight Bleed:
Auria (not sure if there's a ton of backlight bleed or it's just that much brighter than my Catleap):White screen
Catleap (you cant see it but there is one dead pixel a little up and to the right of the center):
Auria (no dead pixels!):Gradient
Auria:HD Picture comparison (skewed maybe? phone camera, bad lighting)
Again I'm so sorry if the photos are to bad to discern the differences. I'm not a photographer at all, this was taken on my GS3 at 8pm, so like I said it might not be accurate
I just wanted to get some preliminary pictures though. With that said, can you notice a difference?
Tonight I have no more time, tomorrow I will test the input lag in gaming. But if I record both monitors side by side in game and upload it somewhere, will the input lag still stand out if there's any? I hope you guys have enjoyed reading this Edited by apav - 3/19/13 at 5:56pm