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post #7391 of 25911
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Originally Posted by junkrok View Post

wow, some really naive people in this thread.

As someone who worked in retail, i can say some customers will take advantage of anything. I actually worked at best buy and the day after the super bowl there was a line of people with returning TVs they "rented" from us.

look at REI/Costco people will return things for any reason, they are now changing their policy. even if they lose a small amount to them it is worth it for the time. it's no wonder grade A panels are not widely available here like they are in korea.

also, i'm pretty sure it's not free to ship things from korea? ya think maybe that is built in their cost? thumb.gif

Agreed on all counts

I have experienced several similar situations and honestly people who will take advantage and cause excessive unwarranted returns shot the rest of us in the foot as it will in the end push prices up.
post #7392 of 25911
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Originally Posted by Spartan F8 View Post

Agreed on all counts

I have experienced several similar situations and honestly people who will take advantage and cause excessive unwarranted returns shot the rest of us in the foot as it will in the end push prices up.
I used to be a manager at Radio Shack. You cant image the amount of big screen TVs we sold during Super Bowl weekend to get them back "because it was not as good as they expected" the next week. rolleyes.gif
post #7393 of 25911
Anybody know why I'm entering test mode when I start up Halo 1? Any tips to fix this?
post #7394 of 25911
Did post earlier but didn't get a reply. I am a bit of a noob when it comes to these screens...

I live in Seoul at the moment and went down to the area where they are selling all of these monitors. There doesn't seem to be much buzz about this particular monitor here as no one actually knew the model number I was looking for. They had to go look it up on their computer systems to see if they had stock. To buy direct from here the price is around $270.

I bought one and have it all set up and overclocked to 120mhz with no problems. However, there is 1 dead pixel and some BLB. How bad is it on my copy? I can definitely return it for free and get another as they accept returns for any dead pixels. Just wondering if I should bother or not since I do live near the shop even though it manages to overclock perfectly. Advice please....picture attached

post #7395 of 25911
Is that display a completely black screen?

Also, just curious, do they sell any 4K screens there?
post #7396 of 25911
Yes completely black from a dead pixel tester. They do sell 4k but it's not cheap
post #7397 of 25911
So now that my return is over, I'd like to share my experience so hopefully it won't get repeated. I originally bought a glossy panel from green-sum on 8/22 and it arrived at my door 8/26. The panel worked ok, had a little BLB and a dead pixel. It had a defect in the top middle where there was a dark spot(clouding I suppose). The panel was also a tempered glass model and not a glossy one.

After two days, I woke up to see my glass fall off it's mount

Of course at this point I requested a return. After a day, the seller insisted that the monitor was damaged during shipment and wished to have UPS pick the package up to inspect it. There was no visible damage on the package, so I think she just filed a claim to see what happens. Unfortunately, UPS never contacted me, so I had to contact them and initiate it myself. The package was finally picked up on 9/5(I requested the RMA on 8/28). Note that I've been in contact with the seller this whole time, but she only responds once a day - it's very frustrating to communicate with someone only once a day. I had to make my messages count and a few times I never got questions answered.

I'm assuming UPS inspected it quickly because the package was immediately returned to the sender. By 9/7 it was in Korean customs. It literally sat in customs until 9/11 until green-sum provided her phone number to clear it. Then it was put on hold for a customs invoice to clear duty relief! That lasted until 9/16! On 9/17 it was finally delivered back to green-sum. But wait, there's more...

The seller contacted me on 9/18 to let me know that my replacement was going to be shipped...after Korean Thanksgiving(Nooo!). Not the end of the world I guess. I already waited so long, what's a few more days. Then Monday rolls around(this week). Instead of getting a tracking number like I expected, I get an email saying they are out of stock of glossy monitors. Apparently, everyone is out of glossy monitors but they still show them in stock and ship tempered glass in it's place. She didn't think I would notice the first time which is why it wasn't mentioned until now. My choices were matte or tempered glass. I chose tempered glass again. My thoughts were, if the glass fell off again or annoyed me, I would take it off like others have. Amazingly enough, it was shipped the 25th and arrived at my doorstep early this afternoon.

Opened it and am using it now. No BLB! Wow! At first I thought I had 2 dead pixels but I determined it was dust specks between the glass and screen. Best way to tell this is to put the "pixel" inside a tiny circle in paint. Then change viewing angles left to right. If the pixel moves outside the circle, it's dust. So no dead pixels either. OC'ed it to 120Hz right away(now using the cable from Amazon that someone mentioned a few pages back). My only complaint is there is some weird light clouding that can be seen at bootup with a black screen. After all this, I seriously don't care, as it can only be seen with a black screen.

In hindsight, if I knew this was going to be so painfully long beforehand, I would have fixed it myself. My glass could have easily been removed and that dark spot probably could have been fixed but cleaning between the screen layers(as someone else previously showed with an iMac video). I'm glad things eventually worked out but that was a long process. Most of the issues stem from the fact I could only communicate with the seller once a day. I only have a week left on my eBay buyer protection and I've only gotten to use this monitor <4 days total. Hope this helps someone in the future.
post #7398 of 25911
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Originally Posted by haralla View Post

Did post earlier but didn't get a reply. I am a bit of a noob when it comes to these screens...

I live in Seoul at the moment and went down to the area where they are selling all of these monitors. There doesn't seem to be much buzz about this particular monitor here as no one actually knew the model number I was looking for. They had to go look it up on their computer systems to see if they had stock. To buy direct from here the price is around $270.

I bought one and have it all set up and overclocked to 120mhz with no problems. However, there is 1 dead pixel and some BLB. How bad is it on my copy? I can definitely return it for free and get another as they accept returns for any dead pixels. Just wondering if I should bother or not since I do live near the shop even though it manages to overclock perfectly. Advice please....picture attached


That BLB honestly isnt that bad - im thinking thats 100% brightness? You have some at the middle top, and left corner - you may be able to fix it without taking out the metal frame by jamming some pieces of paper between the front frame and behind bezel (so that it presses against the frame)

Youll know what i mean if you use your thumbs to press down on the bezel.
post #7399 of 25911
so considering it overclocks to 120mhz you reckon it is worth just keeping? TBH I can't even see the dead pixel from normal viewing distance
post #7400 of 25911
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Originally Posted by haralla View Post

so considering it overclocks to 120mhz you reckon it is worth just keeping? TBH I can't even see the dead pixel from normal viewing distance

Yup definitely - how does it look at normal brightness? Mine takes 30 clicks to get from 0 -> 100% and i keep it about 7 clicks from 0% at night, and 12-15ish during the day. Go ahead and fire up a dark game and see if the BLB gets in the way, just sit at least a couple feet back to make sure its not IPS Glow.

Splinter Cell for me, was unplayable until i fixed it up by bending the frame/using paper inserts (tape mod was not neccessary for me - as it was the frame adding uneven pressure to the panel)
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