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