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post #271 of 357
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Originally Posted by Vpr99 View Post

I can rotate the actual screen, but I can't turn them left-to-right. Does that make sense?

Also, I'm currently writing up a big review of the whole experience from Lightnspace. Should be done in a day or so and I'll post then.

Do you mean swivel? BTW Did you remove the safety screw from behind?
post #272 of 357
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I'm planning on getting one as soon as they arrive. It just seems like a pretty small price to pay for 4 years of warranty, especially since I've seen a fair number of failures on other Korean monitors right after the warranties expired. I'll let you know how the process is after I've done it.

Did you ever end up buying the warranty? If so where at and which one?

I went onto Square Trades website and entered eBay item 181029716578 and it refused to give a warranty for it, 'This item seems to be listed in an eBay category that we do not cover. If you believe this item should qualify for a warranty'
Edited by imcoolt0 - 5/20/13 at 1:04am
post #273 of 357
congrats man i only have one (from AW) but same experience as you, coming from a 24" imac the 30" screen is awesome. Especially the vertical screen space when you use the pivot.... Loving this thing running Parallels 8! Hope your monitors setup sweet!
post #274 of 357
I have one of these Crossover 30Q5 Pro monitors so I may as well type a long post about it. I've had it for over 2 months so far without any serious issues (here's hoping it doesn't randomly die). I ordered it from ebay seller bigclothcraft "perfect pixel" listing and was promised no dead or stuck pixels and no serious backlight bleed. Surprisingly they delivered on that promise and it has zero defective pixels. There is a little faint backlight bleed in the uppermost left, but it's imperceptible unless the entire screen is pure black. I got the matte version as my environment is not well-suited for a glossy display. Matte adds some light grain to the screen. It feels well put together with some massive heavy-duty screws drilled into the back, however if you bump it, it will jangle about on the stand like a bobble head. Swivel is useful since the base is generally planted firmly under the weight thus making turning the base a chore, so you can just turn the monitor on the base itself if you want to point it at your bed or whatever. Height adjustment is somewhat useful if you must have the bottom edge aligned with other displays (I can't imagine your chair sitting up so high that you'd benefit from that top height position). Pivot is good for portrait orientation, just tilt it first, then rotate, then tilt it back into vertical portrait orientation. The only adjustment buttons on the unit are for brightness. Although I could use software calibration, the colors looked fine out-of-the-box on mine if not slightly warm. The 1,600 vertical pixels offer about 10 lines more text over 1,440. For movies though, I hope you like black bars or use a video player that allows easy scaling. I've used 16:10 monitors in the past so it's no bother. The real shocker is realizing that some modern games don't even accommodate 16:10 and just add black bars. The devs must have been accidentally dropped as children. Triple monitor is understandably overlooked a lot, but 16:10? Come on. Anyways, 30" is a noticeable step up for me. I was using three 23" monitors before, but on the few games I couldn't manipulate into proper triple screen, playing on a single 23" looked pathetic. Movies were alright on 23", but 30" seems more like you're watching them on one of those HDTVs people are always on about. Can't say as I don't own one myself nor have cable (after getting all content from the web for long enough commercials are a horrible experience). I don't notice the extra pixels so much in games. The only aspect I've seen is anti-alias and related filters don't seem to do much as edges aren't that jagged to begin with. Edges just look really sharp on most things. 1080p on a screen this large might give me a better comparison. 4K movies look amazing though. The additional pixel density and clarity is very noticeable there. The screen space is huge. You really need to tile windows to make use of it. There's something I noticed and it might just be me, but when I play with vsync many games do not recognize the refresh rate of the monitor and simply play as if vsync were off. This can be forced in nvidia control panel so no big deal. Another thing is when playing with vsync it wasn't at 60 FPS. It was 58-59. Maybe it's not quite 60Hz? I'm probably missing/forgetting something about how that works, but I manually added 0.05 to the refresh rate anyways and that seems to have bumped it up to a solid 60 FPS when vsync is on. Sonic Generations still does 62 FPS with vsync for some unfathomable reason. I guess Sonic is so fast he outruns the refresh rate. Well, there's not much else to speak of so here's some pictures:


Box arrived wrapped in a foam sheet with lots of tape.

Box was quite large.

This side I never look at looks pretty nice.

About 27" width.

Viewing a 4K video. 23" monitor on the left.

Came with an adapter that I don't use. I simply replaced the power cord to the brick with one from a spare power supply I had.

Some say 16:10 is the perfect aspect ratio, because math and angles or something.

I hope you enjoyed my wall of text and some images. Good luck to others who purchase this monitor.
Edited by vernacular - 5/20/13 at 10:44pm
post #275 of 357
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Originally Posted by alcal View Post

My monitor itself puts out all the heat and light (energy) whereas my brick appears and feels dead as a nail. I think the monitors just a hungry beast thumb.gif

Used my monitor for 8+ hours and the power brick got quite hot(though still "cool" enough to touch). Can anyone else comment on what the normal thermal behaviour for the power brick is?
post #276 of 357
Oh well, looks like my luck has taken a turn for the worse. I ordered two of these from BCC and while the first seems fine the second(arrived today) has significant bits of damage to it. The damage doesn't look like it happened in transit(the box was in good condition). Case opened with eBay, so I suppose the question is do I trust BCC to send a replacement(that isn't a dodgy refurb, but new) or do I request a full refund? confused.gif
post #277 of 357
Well, I'm having issues with my monitor. My monitor wouldn't come on. The power was on but I'd have to reboot my pc and power the monitor on and off before it would FINALLY come on. They are sending me a new panel board which im not sure how to hook it up. This has been frustrating to say the least. To send the monitor back is 130.00 shipping. If this board doesnt work or I cant install it..the monitor is going back period. When the monitor worked I played guild wars and the monitor either lagged or something...didnt feel smooth and I have a gtx 580 and i-7000k.
post #278 of 357
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Originally Posted by PLan2013 View Post

Used my monitor for 8+ hours and the power brick got quite hot(though still "cool" enough to touch). Can anyone else comment on what the normal thermal behaviour for the power brick is?

Mine has been plugged in for a long time straight in a low airflow area and is warm but nothing I could even consider hot. I am using a different cable on the wall side though.
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post #279 of 357
Anyone know the cost : International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges. Going to North Carolina from Daegu, default, Korea, South .

The seller

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-30-Inch-Crossover-30Q5-Pro-Pivot-2560x1600-S-IPS-Monitor-/130854781102?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item1e778d80ae
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Anyone know the cost : International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges. Going to North Carolina from Daegu, default, Korea, South .

The seller

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-30-Inch-Crossover-30Q5-Pro-Pivot-2560x1600-S-IPS-Monitor-/130854781102?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item1e778d80ae

When I received my 30Q5 from AccessoriesWhole of S. Korea to Ohio, there was no customs charges. I think there is a free-trade agreement between S.Korea and US. Got it in two days too!
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