Originally Posted by EyeChoose
How long is the average life span of a korean monitor before it breaks down?
because my asus, samsung monitor is about 5-6 years old and is still working perfectly fine, im worried that crossover breaks down in a year or 2?
Hard to tell. It's not a company that's been around for years and years, so really you have other "cheap korean IPS monitors" as a base to compare it to.
The thing I've noticed seems to fail the most on them is the external power brick, which is ok, as a replacement can be had for around $40 usually. That still is something you see happen after about three years of use. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later.
I have an Auria monitor, which if I recall was just a rebranded XSTAR or something like that. It was one of the korean monitors, being resold in the US at microcenter (which a US warranty was comforting) but I've had the thing for three years now, as of last month. The power brick died two months ago. I found one on Amazon for $50. It was business as usual.
The panels in these korean monitors are always rejected LG and Samsung panels. They produce panels in batches (not sure of the number, but let's say 50) then they test a few. If a single one has an issue (example, dead pixels), they just sell off the entire batch of 50 at a very low price.
They go back and check the production to see what caused the faulty panel, dead pixels) but more often than not, most of the panels are still ok. LG and Samsung don't want to waste the time and money to test them, but the companies like Crossover just buy up the rejected panels for dirt cheap, and test them to see if they have any major flaws. If not, they chuck them in their much cheaper chassis.
So the panel you are getting is still made by a very reputable company.