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post #241 of 416
Every time I walk through my hallway and see the box sitting there...
I even took 4 days off work in advance to enjoy 4K, got a few wallpapers too.

The seller did notify me of the next step. They are filing a claim, asked for additional pictures which I already provided so now I'm waiting for UPS to pick it up. Does UPS notify in advance when they'll arrive?
I asked for another monitor. Did not want a refund, I stick with my decision. The one thing I was absolutely amazed with was design, it looks cool and the bezel is amazingly thin. It's up for debate whether a thicker bezel would have helped my unit but I love UHD 550's look, the cut down bezel makes it seem like a window.

The first 4K/144Hz prototype has been shown of at Computex, surprised how fed up I am with traditionally sized screens that I just don't care.

With everything that happened since I ordered, I've had a lot of time to consider all options and revisit my conclusions from researching monitors.

Couch gaming has such appeal to me now. 10 years ago, I owned a 720p projector, but by the time 3rd lamp was due, it was past it's prime. 4K made it possible to balance PPI, screen size and view distance towards couch gaming. For the 55" in my case, the ideal no scaling view distance is somewhere between 3.5"-7". The low end of the scale just barely allows for couch gaming but I can pull it off, up to 5ft should be doable. When I place the monitor 4&1/2" away, 3 people can easily share the monitor from the couch. I am seriously considering the Corsair Lapdog, once and if I get a fully working unit.

Oh and few tips for potential buyers I don't recall being posted, check if you have a spare power cable and buy one if you don't, the power cable that comes with the monitor is short. Once you get the monitor box out of bubble wrap, just pop the white tabs off on both sides and simply slide up the cardboard box.
post #242 of 416
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Originally Posted by fureien View Post

holy crap there is a 65 inch model?!?!? lol how much is it? i didnt come across one during my search

I must say though, at my viewing distance 55 is already not dense enough for 4k
65 would be worse

im too spoilt by the 2560x1600 experience


i concur with the TV sentiment. I was about to pounce on one this year as prices fell. But thank god i found this.


i remember when 4k first came out that there were >65" model TVs. i walked into a costco and was floored by an 80inch or something

The most amazing thing i have ever seen. Id just put it on the floor and have a little wireless kb/m combo

i wonder if LG has any A- 80" panels tongue.gif

Yes, there is a UHD650! Check out the product page. I don't remember how much it is. Apparently, it's not on eBay anymore. I have reached out to a few of the sellers for pricing and availability.

Hehe, I can see it now, UHD800! Man, I want one!!!! smile.gif

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Originally Posted by RJA1 View Post

Every time I walk through my hallway and see the box sitting there...
I even took 4 days off work in advance to enjoy 4K, got a few wallpapers too.

The seller did notify me of the next step. They are filing a claim, asked for additional pictures which I already provided so now I'm waiting for UPS to pick it up. Does UPS notify in advance when they'll arrive?
I asked for another monitor. Did not want a refund, I stick with my decision. The one thing I was absolutely amazed with was design, it looks cool and the bezel is amazingly thin. It's up for debate whether a thicker bezel would have helped my unit but I love UHD 550's look, the cut down bezel makes it seem like a window.

The first 4K/144Hz prototype has been shown of at Computex, surprised how fed up I am with traditionally sized screens that I just don't care.

With everything that happened since I ordered, I've had a lot of time to consider all options and revisit my conclusions from researching monitors.

Couch gaming has such appeal to me now. 10 years ago, I owned a 720p projector, but by the time 3rd lamp was due, it was past it's prime. 4K made it possible to balance PPI, screen size and view distance towards couch gaming. For the 55" in my case, the ideal no scaling view distance is somewhere between 3.5"-7". The low end of the scale just barely allows for couch gaming but I can pull it off, up to 5ft should be doable. When I place the monitor 4&1/2" away, 3 people can easily share the monitor from the couch. I am seriously considering the Corsair Lapdog, once and if I get a fully working unit.

Oh and few tips for potential buyers I don't recall being posted, check if you have a spare power cable and buy one if you don't, the power cable that comes with the monitor is short. Once you get the monitor box out of bubble wrap, just pop the white tabs off on both sides and simply slide up the cardboard box.

That's a real bummer man. frown.gif At least the seller is working on your claim and sent you a return label. I don't believe UPS will notify you, but I could be wrong. I would call there 800 number and find out.

I agree with you; I am not into the traditional size panels. It kills me to be on 22" monitors at work, lol! With what happened, have you had thoughts of going back to a traditional monitor? Hang in there though, the seller will take care of it and you will receive your monitor! Once it is up and running with no cracked screen, you will enjoy it! biggrin.gif
post #243 of 416
All listings for the UHD430 were removed. Anyone know why? Seems odd that all sellers would simultaneously remove them.
Edited by Nds39gk - 6/10/16 at 3:50am
post #244 of 416
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Originally Posted by Nds39gk View Post

All listings for the UHD430 were removed. Anyone know why? Seems odd that all sellers would simultaneously remove them.

Interesting. I am not too sure..Maybe it is no longer available from the Wasabi Mango or the seller (if there has been to many issues with the panels). I would recommend reaching out to the UHD420 thread and see if they know anything.
post #245 of 416
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Originally Posted by Nds39gk View Post

All listings for the UHD430 were removed. Anyone know why? Seems odd that all sellers would simultaneously remove them.
End of Run?
post #246 of 416
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Originally Posted by curlyp View Post

Yes, there is a UHD650! Check out the product page. I don't remember how much it is. Apparently, it's not on eBay anymore. I have reached out to a few of the sellers for pricing and availability.

Hehe, I can see it now, UHD800! Man, I want one!!!! smile.gif
That's a real bummer man. frown.gif At least the seller is working on your claim and sent you a return label. I don't believe UPS will notify you, but I could be wrong. I would call there 800 number and find out.

I agree with you; I am not into the traditional size panels. It kills me to be on 22" monitors at work, lol! With what happened, have you had thoughts of going back to a traditional monitor? Hang in there though, the seller will take care of it and you will receive your monitor! Once it is up and running with no cracked screen, you will enjoy it! biggrin.gif

They actually haven't sent me a label yet. They just said they filed a claim with UPS and that the next step is the UPS pickup. I haven't been told details about that yet hence why I asked other buyers from accessorieswhole who also happened to have to return a unit.

The return process is slow, I reached out immediately on Tuesday or early Wednesday local time, I hoped for a UPS pick up today. Next week I go back to work, bet that will complicate the UPS pick up.
I hope there are no delays there, I need this thing out of here, I urged the seller to take extra steps protecting the replacement monitor.


I obviously had time to consider, I stand by this choice. These 4k/144 monitors don't deter me. Even if they had them at 55" when they launch, which is doubtful, it will be years before I can push 60 fps at 4K, let alone 144. And I know that gsync adds a premium to the price that I simply will not pay, by the time these 4K/144 monitors start covering the 50"+ size range, offer gsync/freesync and become affordable, I will have gotten the most out of this monitor.

Couch gaming is the way to go for me now. I've never had a more comfortable chair than now but having gotten a little taste of the UHD550, I must have a large 4K monitor that demands a greater viewing distance which then allows for couch gaming.

I'm seriously considering the Corsair Lapdog. It's not cheap, most buyers need a new keyboard too but it seems to be the most practical solution.
post #247 of 416
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RJA1 View Post

They actually haven't sent me a label yet. They just said they filed a claim with UPS and that the next step is the UPS pickup. I haven't been told details about that yet hence why I asked other buyers from accessorieswhole who also happened to have to return a unit.

The return process is slow, I reached out immediately on Tuesday or early Wednesday local time, I hoped for a UPS pick up today. Next week I go back to work, bet that will complicate the UPS pick up.
I hope there are no delays there, I need this thing out of here, I urged the seller to take extra steps protecting the replacement monitor.


I obviously had time to consider, I stand by this choice. These 4k/144 monitors don't deter me. Even if they had them at 55" when they launch, which is doubtful, it will be years before I can push 60 fps at 4K, let alone 144. And I know that gsync adds a premium to the price that I simply will not pay, by the time these 4K/144 monitors start covering the 50"+ size range, offer gsync/freesync and become affordable, I will have gotten the most out of this monitor.

Couch gaming is the way to go for me now. I've never had a more comfortable chair than now but having gotten a little taste of the UHD550, I must have a large 4K monitor that demands a greater viewing distance which then allows for couch gaming.

I'm seriously considering the Corsair Lapdog. It's not cheap, most buyers need a new keyboard too but it seems to be the most practical solution.

Ah, dang man! I thought you already had it. Man, I wish you would have said something earlier, I could have given you advice. Alright, respond back to the seller, and tell them if they don't send you a return label within 5 days, you are filing a claim with ebay/paypal.

BTW, what type of chair do you have? Could you post a picture?
post #248 of 416
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Originally Posted by curlyp View Post

Ah, dang man! I thought you already had it. Man, I wish you would have said something earlier, I could have given you advice. Alright, respond back to the seller, and tell them if they don't send you a return label within 5 days, you are filing a claim with ebay/paypal.

BTW, what type of chair do you have? Could you post a picture?

The chair I stumbled into at Costco of all places. I can take a picture but my phone's camera needs daylight, picture is just too dark. It happens to be comfortable to me (I am 6'6", 230lbs) but the point I was making is that regardless how comfortable I get at the desk, I really want to move the PC into the living room.


There is a very specific difference between TV watching and monitor viewing. When a monitor is placed in it's ideal view distance for use without scaling but the resolutions is high enough to allow using a big screen which then demands increased view distance that then allows it to be used from the couch, a bit of magic happens.

I am not sure if I mentioned this before, my unit would power on, it was far from usable but it did allow to learn a little more about it. 80 PPI seems like a low number, pixels are definitely visible up close but the effect is completely gone as one moves back towards the ideal view range.


Ebay has given the seller until June 20th to resolve the return. I have not taken a sharp tone in my communications with the seller yet since the UPS claim process could be slowing things down without seller's fault. I'll give them until Wednesday, see where things stand then.
post #249 of 416
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJA1 View Post

They actually haven't sent me a label yet. They just said they filed a claim with UPS and that the next step is the UPS pickup. I haven't been told details about that yet hence why I asked other buyers from accessorieswhole who also happened to have to return a unit.

The return process is slow, I reached out immediately on Tuesday or early Wednesday local time, I hoped for a UPS pick up today. Next week I go back to work, bet that will complicate the UPS pick up.
I hope there are no delays there, I need this thing out of here, I urged the seller to take extra steps protecting the replacement monitor.


I obviously had time to consider, I stand by this choice. These 4k/144 monitors don't deter me. Even if they had them at 55" when they launch, which is doubtful, it will be years before I can push 60 fps at 4K, let alone 144. And I know that gsync adds a premium to the price that I simply will not pay, by the time these 4K/144 monitors start covering the 50"+ size range, offer gsync/freesync and become affordable, I will have gotten the most out of this monitor.

Couch gaming is the way to go for me now. I've never had a more comfortable chair than now but having gotten a little taste of the UHD550, I must have a large 4K monitor that demands a greater viewing distance which then allows for couch gaming.

I'm seriously considering the Corsair Lapdog. It's not cheap, most buyers need a new keyboard too but it seems to be the most practical solution.
Bad luck dude.
That's why I hate ordering monitors off ebay- better to go to a shop- turn it on check for problems and then bring it home.
post #250 of 416
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Originally Posted by MuscleBound View Post

Bad luck dude.
That's why I hate ordering monitors off ebay- better to go to a shop- turn it on check for problems and then bring it home.

Agreed but local monitor selection and pricing is always weaker than what's available online. Buying locally does bring peace of mind being able to inspect the unit. I'm not aware of any stores selling the UHD550, I definitely would have taken a look before buying.

As the monitors get bigger and weigh more, the risk of damage is increased, especially to the slim bezel models.

I've researched monitor damage a bit, the incident count grows from 40" to larger screens exponentially. The damage is eerily similar in many cases:Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

It appears that the default packaging isn't enough to preserve these monitors consistently. They may come through unharmed, on the other hand they can be subject to such forces that not even crates could protect them from. FWIW, I've been on ebay since 2002, I'be bought all kinds of things on ebay and elsewhere online, 4-5 monitors and TV's included. I've never nearly as bad shipping damage than with this one.
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Originally Posted by fureien View Post

holy crap there is a 65 inch model?!?!? lol how much is it? i didnt come across one during my search

I must say though, at my viewing distance 55 is already not dense enough for 4k
65 would be worse

im too spoilt by the 2560x1600 experience


i concur with the TV sentiment. I was about to pounce on one this year as prices fell. But thank god i found this.


i remember when 4k first came out that there were >65" model TVs. i walked into a costco and was floored by an 80inch or something

The most amazing thing i have ever seen. Id just put it on the floor and have a little wireless kb/m combo

i wonder if LG has any A- 80" panels tongue.gif

There are a few factors such as vision of each individual user, placement constraints, scaling preferences and the type of application one uses that effect the ideal placement. For myself the sweet spot is somewhere between 40"-65", need a fully working monitor to determine exact distance.

A 80" monitor would have a 55 PPI but then again you are sitting 10ft away if you know what you're doing. The pixelization would likely repel you from getting close to it but at 10ft away, it's probably an amazing experience. I would like to see it in action first of course but I would consider it. I've had a 80' image from a 720p projector for years, I'm positive I could "live with" an order of magnitude pixel count increase.
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