Originally Posted by Dr Steve
I must have been really bad in a former life or something! Nearly a week to leave ExcellentCastle's warehouse and DHL tracking says an estimated delivery of 13th March????????? W.......T........F?
Is this a flipping joke or what?
It's clearly not being flown but waiting for some container ship.
So you can chalk this up as a negative review for ExcellentCastle Expedited International Shipping
OK I've not chimed in for a while. I don't know where DHL got the initial delivery estimate on the tracking info from, but shortly after venting (above) on this thread I Googled Incheon and found it was actually an airport and not a harbour (so that put my mind at rest that it was actually being flown !)
Tracking went fine through Leipzig and to UK in 2 days. It was due to be delivered last Friday but apparently the courier encountered a serious road traffic accident (he wasn't involved) and was unable to get to me (I actually got an email saying "Customer refused order" so I phoned 'em quick ! ) .
So my Qnix was delivered yesterday ! Apart from the initial delay of just under a week from ExcellentCastle (who may have been waiting for Pixel Perfect stock) I can report absolutely zero pixel faults and negligible BLB (I've not done the full lights off test yet). He wrote "Faulty Electronics for spares or repair" and valued at $200 just as I requested, so Kudos to ExcellentCastle for that
I did have to pay import duty but it was only £30 GBP - so hardly bank-breaking
Clocking at 120Hz gave green stripe artifacts but the monitor clocks to 110Hz fine.
The stand really wasn't as bad as I was expecting. Despite this I've got two of the following dual VESA stands on order
One thing I wanted to do was run my work Dell laptop into it for software development but it doesn't seem to drive the monitor via DVI (even via the dock) The Qnix sits there going through its White-Red-Green-Blue test cycle. Apparently I can use the Display Port connector to do it so I've picked up a Display port to Dual link DVI adaptor on eBay for £24.50 inc shipping
Is there a way to sharpen up the text on the 27" monitor? I guess I'm too used to looking at the Retina display on my Chinese generic tablet (9.7" Sumvision Cyclone II 297) and the full HD AMOLED display on my Galaxy Note 3 which left me a little disappointed in the sharpness of the text in WIndows (compared to what I've seen on say an Apple 27" iMac). Is this something the glossy screens are better at (mine's a matte finish)?Edited by Dr Steve - 3/4/14 at 3:48am