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Originally Posted by steven88 View Post

But catleaps don't offer exchange for one pixel or back light bleed....
Dead pixels? Buy a pixel perfect version if you care. Also, all IPS monitors have back light bleed to some degree.
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And what if your catleap dies or starts becoming stupid a few months into ownership?
If your catleap breaks, you can just buy a new and still have spent less money than an apple or dell. There's no way that an apple monitor is worth 4x catleaps.
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You are pretty much assed out....Dell & HP you are covered for 3 years with very quick turn around....Dell overnights you another monitor
Buy an AMERICAN square trades warranty if you're so worried. Just face it, there's no reason to buy a dell or apple monitor. There are also more brands that are not koreans that are selling these displays for way less than dell or apple, like the Auria.
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by trcvrs View Post

If your catleap breaks, you can just buy a new and still have spent less money than an apple or dell.

it might be cheaper than a name brand, but some people just cant afford to drop another $300 if a monitor dies 3 months later.
buying the squaretrade warranty is something people say to get if you can afford it. will they give you a hassle if it breaks?


i predict the name brands will come down in price when we start to see OLED and 4k resolutions in the stores. until then we will have to either go with the korean brands or the over priced name brands.
post #13 of 26
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it might be cheaper than a name brand, but some people just cant afford to drop another $300 if a monitor dies 3 months later.
I don't understand this reasoning. If you're willing to spend double or triple the amount up front for a similar *name brand* monitor, why would you have any qualms about spending another $300?
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buying the squaretrade warranty is something people say to get if you can afford it. will they give you a hassle if it breaks?
I haven't heard of anyone actually using their square trade warranty yet, have you? Maybe that's an indication of how generally reliable these monitors are.

I seriously doubt they would give you a hassle. I actually cancelled my square trade warranty on my Shimian, if you consider the expected value given the chance of breaking, it almost seems like a scam. Square trade is probably making a killing on their warranties. Having to replace ~1% of the time a $300 piece of hardware means nothing to them, given that they're making 15-20% of $300 on each warranty. (Then again, I'm not in a position where I need to be highly risk adverse.)
Edited by atomicmew - 10/8/12 at 11:07pm
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I don't understand this reasoning. If you're willing to spend double or triple the amount up front for a similar *name brand* monitor, why would you have any qualms about spending another $300?
I haven't heard of anyone actually using their square trade warranty yet, have you? Maybe that's an indication of how generally reliable these monitors are.
I actually cancelled my square trade warranty on my Shimian, if you consider the expected value given the chance of breaking, it almost seems like a scam. Square trade is probably making a killing on their warranties. Then again, I'm not in a position where I need to be highly risk adverse.

because if you spend double...you get American warranty and its guaranteed for 3 years with no hassles in exchanging....if you buy an extra catleap and if that one takes a dump on you, then you're out two monitors and $700....you just never know with these monitors....they have only been around for about 6-ish months

I'm just going to stop here....it's pretty obvious that this is going to turn into a catleap vs HP/Dell thread....I applaud the first few people who replied and actually understood the question.
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because if you spend double...you get American warranty and its guaranteed for 3 years with no hassles in exchanging....if you buy an extra catleap and if that one takes a dump on you, then you're out two monitors and $700....you just never know with these monitors....they have only been around for about 6-ish months
I'm just going to stop here....it's pretty obvious that this is going to turn into a catleap vs HP/Dell thread....I applaud the first few people who replied and actually understood the question.

Please actually read before responding, I'm not saying what you think I'm saying. Your response is totally non-sequitar. In no way will you ever have to spend $700 to get a guaranteed working 1440p unless you want to.

1) You CAN get an AMERICAN warranty for a catleap. So no, you won't be out $700.

2) These monitors have been out longer than 6 months, they've just become widely known to people in the U.S. for that long.

3) Actually, you do "know" with these monitors, because the manufacturers are reputable companies in south korea. South korea is not a some third world country where you;'re buying cheap knockoffs on name brand items. These monitors are their own brand.

4) If you STILL don't want to buy a catleap (since, you know ,it's from asia amirite?) you can buy U.S. or European brands for slightly more which STILL knock the pants off of HP/Dell/Apple.


Lastly, it's your money so spend wherever you want. Just don't give BS reasons and justifications that are blatantly false.
Edited by atomicmew - 10/8/12 at 11:27pm
post #16 of 26
Long time lurker here weighing in with my first post.

I'm predicting that it will be about 2016 before we start to see 4K resolution monitors at consumer-level prices. Monitors seem to be slow to adopt higher resolutions because of the higher demands that a monitor makes vs. a TV, tablet, etc. The technology just isn't cheap enough yet to get a 4K down to a reasonable price, and I don't see that changing for a few years.

I've been enjoying my HP ZR30W for the past year, and I expect it to last me at least a few more. The high resolution and incredible colors were definitely worth the price (about $1000) for me. I noticed on Ebay that even the Korean manufacturers can't offer the 30" 2560x1600 for much less than $1000.

Whether it's worth it to spend the money on a high res monitor is up to you. I would point out that people think nothing of spending thousands and thousands of dollars more on a car than they have to, and yet they spend far more time in front of their monitors than driving their cars. My car isn't the greatest; it gets me from point A to B reliably, and that's about it. However, I spent the extra money to get an exceptional monitor, and I am so glad I made the jump. It was definitely worth it for me.
post #17 of 26
To answer OP's question... it will get cheaper as 2560x1440 Resolution Monitors become more mainstream = more customers buying = higher volume = cheaper prices...
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Please actually read before responding, I'm not saying what you think I'm saying. Your response is totally non-sequitar. In no way will you ever have to spend $700 to get a guaranteed working 1440p unless you want to.
1) You CAN get an AMERICAN warranty for a catleap. So no, you won't be out $700.
2) These monitors have been out longer than 6 months, they've just become widely known to people in the U.S. for that long.
3) Actually, you do "know" with these monitors, because the manufacturers are reputable companies in south korea. South korea is not a some third world country where you;'re buying cheap knockoffs on name brand items. These monitors are their own brand.
4) If you STILL don't want to buy a catleap (since, you know ,it's from asia amirite?) you can buy U.S. or European brands for slightly more which STILL knock the pants off of HP/Dell/Apple.
Lastly, it's your money so spend wherever you want. Just don't give BS reasons and justifications that are blatantly false.

Please go somewhere else....my thread was never about catleap vs American branded....I have absolutely no issues with catleaps....they are what they are, and they are targeted towards a group of people....if catleaps were God's gift to earth, HP/Dell would be crapping in their pants right now....but they aren't....and are you freakin serious? Of course I know where South Korea is and how developed they are....I can't believe you even have to bring that up to begin with

Just leave already....all the stuff I said above still stands and is not blatant BS like the stuff you say....you're just getting bent out of shape for no reason
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post #19 of 26
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Long time lurker here weighing in with my first post.
I'm predicting that it will be about 2016 before we start to see 4K resolution monitors at consumer-level prices. Monitors seem to be slow to adopt higher resolutions because of the higher demands that a monitor makes vs. a TV, tablet, etc. The technology just isn't cheap enough yet to get a 4K down to a reasonable price, and I don't see that changing for a few years.
I've been enjoying my HP ZR30W for the past year, and I expect it to last me at least a few more. The high resolution and incredible colors were definitely worth the price (about $1000) for me. I noticed on Ebay that even the Korean manufacturers can't offer the 30" 2560x1600 for much less than $1000.
Whether it's worth it to spend the money on a high res monitor is up to you. I would point out that people think nothing of spending thousands and thousands of dollars more on a car than they have to, and yet they spend far more time in front of their monitors than driving their cars. My car isn't the greatest; it gets me from point A to B reliably, and that's about it. However, I spent the extra money to get an exceptional monitor, and I am so glad I made the jump. It was definitely worth it for me.

Very good point. Nice first post & Welcome to OCN. smile.gif

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US based independent sellers of Catleap monitors offer warranties and a perfect pixel guarantee. Plus a few other options like pre-installed boards that allow monitor overclocking. All of this still for way less than Dell or Apple.
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