Anyone trying to connect a Qnix/X-Star DL-DVI to a Mac requires an active DL-DVI to mini-DP adapter.
The person I bought this Qnix from had it working with a Mac and showed it to me in person. His adapter needed to be powered by a USB cable, so it was definitely an active adapter. (Please add to FAQ section in OP)
Well I just setup my Qnix and comparing it to my HP ZR22w (non-LED 6-bit S-IPS) and HP ZR2240w (LED 6-bit S-IPS) they are all almost the same in terms of panel/ color quality.
In terms of build quality, the HP monitors rock due to being the entry-level professional-grade monitors that they are. Everyone wasn't kidding about the crappy build quality of the Qnix. Not only does it move around when I'm typing on my keyboard, it is slightly leaning towards the right side, so it is off by about 10~15 degrees (not really acceptable).
Fortunately for me, my seller gave me a desk arm mount and I plan to use the arm for my HP ZR2240w and the coveted HP stand for the Qnix.
I will be testing out for BLB, dead pixels, and of course overclocking.
Below are my thoughts about comparing the Qnix to my HP ZR22w and HP ZR2240w.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The Qnix is very vibrant in colors and almost makes my IPS monitors look washed out. It has a higher saturation in colors and has a slight reddish tint to the colors (possibly the LED itself).
My HP ZR22w has the most natural colors, though it has a very slight blue/cool tint to them and makes things look softer. My guess is that the fluorescent lighting doesn't have such an aggressive red tint (LEDs tent to have a reddish tint to their lighting, which make LED whites "pop out" more).
My HP ZR2240w is very reddish compared to both and most likely needs a better color profile. However, the colors match very closely to the Qnix except that the blues are being affected by the red tint.
It is easier to spot details on my HP monitors as their colors aren't as vibrant as the Qnix, so this is one downside of the Qnix. While the vibrant colors make the Qnix more appealing to look at, the natural colors of the HP ZR22w would be better if it were to be used for photography/graphics design/etc.
For blacks, all 3 are excellent, though the cooler-tinted HP ZR22w makes it look like it has a darker black.
What's the best part? I got my used (2-months) Qnix for $180
, though I had to drive about 2 hours one-way (4 hours total) to get such a deal.
Edit: Almost no BLB detected! There's just a slight bleed toward the upper-right top side, but it's so faint that it might just be IPS/PLS glow.
No dead pixels!
120Hz with 459Mhz settings done!Edited by Kokin - 10/19/13 at 12:43pm