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Originally Posted by edo101 View Post

Are the pixel perfect ones actually pixel perfect? I don't want to pay for something that is not guaranteed.
No; they guarantee it won't have any bright pixels, but not that there won't be any dark (dead) pixels.

Unfortunately, no manufacturer will guarantee a 100% pixel perfect monitor. See http://www.tested.com/news/feature/1337-we-uncover-the-dead-pixel-policies-for-every-major-lcd-maker/
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Quick update: just received my pair of Potalions and they're really, really good. No dead pixels, no bright pixels on either of them. One small spot that's only noticeable if you're really looking hard on an all-black background and some very minor backlight bleed on the bottom edge, but consistency on the backlight seems to be better than my first generation 27" iMac.

The stands aren't great, but they're also not bad. I'm using a $60 Ikea desk that I picked up two years ago (no wheels, made of veneered chipboard and on a hardwood floor) and they don't wobble or anything when I'm typing.

The viewing angles are superb. The monitors actually seem better than my iMac; the tempered glass, whilst it looks pretty, does seem to have a bit more glare than these (even though these are glossy panels). However, I've only tried them in darkness (got them just before I had to bolt out to dinner, and got home at 11pm to try them out) so my experience is a little skewed there.

There is a vesa mount on the back. I haven't measured it but it looks to be 100mm. Honestly though, I'm probably not going to bother buying a vesa mounting arm for it as the stands are sufficient and the vesa mount would mean I can't sit them back as far on my desk as I would with these stands.

The stands DO tilt, they're just very very stiff, and I'm being very cautious as it seems very likely that if you try and tilt them too hard it'll cause something to snap or break.

The power bricks are *enormous* but can accept a 110V AC input, so no messing about with further transformers required. BigClothCraft sent a universal plug adaptor but I'm going to use some spare cables I have lying around (they're just standard "kettle" leads). One word of advice: plug the DC end of the power supply into the monitor *BEFORE* plugging the power brick into the wall. The power lead isn't very well designed and it looks almost as if you can accidentally cause pins to touch which shouldn't touch when you wiggle the plug in, and that would be Very Bad Indeed.

I'll take some high res photos with my DSLR and post them when I have time.
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post #13 of 18
Forgot to say - BigClothCraft shipped these things INSANELY quickly. I ordered it on Tuesday, they checked and shipped the monitors out on Wednesday, and the monitors were at my doorstep on Thursday evening. Not bad from Seoul -> Toronto!
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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by gw280 View Post

Quick update: just received my pair of Potalions and they're really, really good. No dead pixels, no bright pixels on either of them. One small spot that's only noticeable if you're really looking hard on an all-black background and some very minor backlight bleed on the bottom edge, but consistency on the backlight seems to be better than my first generation 27" iMac.
The stands aren't great, but they're also not bad. I'm using a $60 Ikea desk that I picked up two years ago (no wheels, made of veneered chipboard and on a hardwood floor) and they don't wobble or anything when I'm typing.
The viewing angles are superb. The monitors actually seem better than my iMac; the tempered glass, whilst it looks pretty, does seem to have a bit more glare than these (even though these are glossy panels). However, I've only tried them in darkness (got them just before I had to bolt out to dinner, and got home at 11pm to try them out) so my experience is a little skewed there.
There is a vesa mount on the back. I haven't measured it but it looks to be 100mm. Honestly though, I'm probably not going to bother buying a vesa mounting arm for it as the stands are sufficient and the vesa mount would mean I can't sit them back as far on my desk as I would with these stands.
The stands DO tilt, they're just very very stiff, and I'm being very cautious as it seems very likely that if you try and tilt them too hard it'll cause something to snap or break.
The power bricks are *enormous* but can accept a 110V AC input, so no messing about with further transformers required. BigClothCraft sent a universal plug adaptor but I'm going to use some spare cables I have lying around (they're just standard "kettle" leads). One word of advice: plug the DC end of the power supply into the monitor *BEFORE* plugging the power brick into the wall. The power lead isn't very well designed and it looks almost as if you can accidentally cause pins to touch which shouldn't touch when you wiggle the plug in, and that would be Very Bad Indeed.
I'll take some high res photos with my DSLR and post them when I have time.

thanks and repped. I need a rotatable stand so i'll probably buy one off of monoprice. Portrait mode has become a necessity for me. So you got one with tempered glass? I thought tempered glass was bad for dust. Does it make the monitor's image look better?

Great to hear you like them, its very reassuring
post #15 of 18
One word about rotating these monitors - the bezel on the bottom edge is pretty wide (like 1.5-2" or so). On the top, left and right edges it's "only" about an inch, so if you're planning on a multi monitor setup, vertical isn't going to be fantastic.

I got the standard glossy screen, no tempered glass. My iMac was tempered glass, hence the comment about it smile.gif The tempered glass models appear to be identical to the glossy screen models, but with the addition of a layer of tempered glass glued onto the bezel. From what I understand, these are intended for the cyber cafes they have in Korea because the tempered glass can easily be cleaned and offers a layer of protection against the panel itself. Because of that, the dust isn't really something the manufacturers care about and I assume the glass isn't optically neutral at this price point, so there'd be image degradation with the glass front.
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by gw280 View Post

One word about rotating these monitors - the bezel on the bottom edge is pretty wide (like 1.5-2" or so). On the top, left and right edges it's "only" about an inch, so if you're planning on a multi monitor setup, vertical isn't going to be fantastic.
I got the standard glossy screen, no tempered glass. My iMac was tempered glass, hence the comment about it smile.gif The tempered glass models appear to be identical to the glossy screen models, but with the addition of a layer of tempered glass glued onto the bezel. From what I understand, these are intended for the cyber cafes they have in Korea because the tempered glass can easily be cleaned and offers a layer of protection against the panel itself. Because of that, the dust isn't really something the manufacturers care about and I assume the glass isn't optically neutral at this price point, so there'd be image degradation with the glass front.

i won't be doing a multi monitor setup. Hmm might go with Achievia then if its a bit slimmer. I definately want portrait for the amount of engineering reading i do on my computer
post #17 of 18
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Are the pixel perfect ones actually pixel perfect? I don't want to pay for something that is not guaranteed.

Just remember, these are A- panels. If all the pixels are perfect, what was the flaw? A back light problem? Odd tinting?
post #18 of 18
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and I was wondering since these don't have OSD, is there way to adjust for color tints or callibrate them without having a calibrator?

Fair question - been wondering that myself (and I have a Spyder 2 Express).
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