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So I wanted to search for this monitor online and weirdly I found few hits... VERY few hits~ Maybe because this is a new monitor? I'm not sure.

I've been looking to upgrade my old 3x21" monitors eyefinity setup to a 27"+ monitor and a bigger resolution is what I was aiming for. However, the prices I saw on these 2560x1600 monitors were mind boggling. I could afford 1 monitor but I can't see myself going back to 1 monitor after experiencing eyefinity. Lately I thought why wouldn't I search ebay? and I found a 650$ 30" 2560x1600 monitor. I was actually surprised to see this price, doing some research I realized its of a lower quality so I understood the risks I would be having getting this. After reviewing some comments and feedbacks I decided to get 3 of them. (There were only 3 pieces left for that price so I rushed my researches... lol). After ordering them online by a day I found out about these 27" 2560x1440 Yamakasi/Achevian/Catleap monitors for even half the price, around 350$ for one? I'm not very sure, but considering the 3" difference, the 16:10 extra resolution and the monitor build/stand, it didn't matter to me.

2 weeks later I finally got my monitors but I did a small mistake. I thought my active mdp to dvi converter that I already had would work, but it did not. So I ran 2 monitors of my 2x HD6990 from the DVI out port and ordered 2 mdp to dual link dvi converters. A week later I got them and now running all 3 monitors of 1 card and the second is set to crossfireX.

Problems I got until now:

- Monitor will not show anything in BIOS and will only work when OS starts. (Problem went away by its own).

- AMD CCC will tell me that a displayport linked monitor failed (quite often), I thought its a power problem, so I connect my 3 monitors to another wall power socket and left my "1500W" PC connected to the main wall socket but that made one of my monitors now to flicker (switches off for 5 seconds then turn on for 2 seconds and display picture for about 1/20th of a second and turns off again), it was weird, so I changed that specific monitor power connector back to the main wall power socket and problem went away.

- 1 of the monitors did not have a power switch on it so I cannot switch it off.

- 1 of the monitors has the power lid removed from it (that area of the monitor looks like it got hit from shipping?) but a minor hit...

- Dead pixels on all monitors but I don't think they go beyond 10 on each screen (you can't really notice them setting at a good distance)

I did a small review of my desk and rig talking very briefly of the monitors however I'll probably add pictures and talk more in detail about my monitors.
Here is the link to my review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiTV6K0mi8w

And here are some of the monitor commercial posters:
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Edited by SedoSan - 10/14/12 at 2:34am
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Are they glossy (reflective) or matte?
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Are they glossy (reflective) or matte?

I'm not very certain as I am @ work right now, but I think they're matte because I don't recall them being reflective at all.
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do they overclock to 75z like they say?
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do they overclock to 75z like they say?

Id like to know this as well. It may act like the 125hz model where it skips frames.
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Just received mine. Took 3 days to NY Metro from Korea.

Monitor looks good and tested OK. Didn't have much time to look at it.
The back plate is heavy duty metal so it weighs about a metric ton smile.gif

They all seem to use "Welltronics" 24V/5A power bricks. Mine got very hot in the
few minutes I had to test it. Hope it won't be a problem.

No user manual.

Monitor has no provision for on-screen menu it seems, 3 buttons: power and 2 for arrows, up and down.
No "menu" button - so I am not sure what the purpose of the arrow buttons is. I played with settings in the
Catalyst Control Center, to adjust color temp, brightness and contrast.

Will post more as I have more time to look at it. Feelings are mixed so far. Some patience on Craigslist
should get you a nice 3007/3008 or may be older Apple Cinema Display for $450 - $500 ...

About a year ago I bought the Catleap/Yamakasi 27" incher for $350 delivered - it's been flawless and served me well,
so I guess my expectations were high. Nowadays, one can get same 27" WQHD (Auria) at Microcenter, $400 - _with_
Display Port ... so the value proposition is no longer there.
post #7 of 357
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Originally Posted by rk11 View Post

Just received mine. Took 3 days to NY Metro from Korea.
Monitor looks good and tested OK. Didn't have much time to look at it.
The back plate is heavy duty metal so it weighs about a metric ton smile.gif
They all seem to use "Welltronics" 24V/5A power bricks. Mine got very hot in the
few minutes I had to test it. Hope it won't be a problem.
No user manual.
Monitor has no provision for on-screen menu it seems, 3 buttons: power and 2 for arrows, up and down.
No "menu" button - so I am not sure what the purpose of the arrow buttons is. I played with settings in the
Catalyst Control Center, to adjust color temp, brightness and contrast.
Will post more as I have more time to look at it. Feelings are mixed so far. Some patience on Craigslist
should get you a nice 3007/3008 or may be older Apple Cinema Display for $450 - $500 ...
About a year ago I bought the Catleap/Yamakasi 27" incher for $350 delivered - it's been flawless and served me well,
so I guess my expectations were high. Nowadays, one can get same 27" WQHD (Auria) at Microcenter, $400 - _with_
Display Port ... so the value proposition is no longer there.

Except the Auria from microcenter has considerable input lag
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What do they mean by 102% color reproduction?
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What do they mean by 102% color reproduction?
102% NTSC color gamut i think.
 
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102% NTSC color gamut i think.

Wow.
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