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Offline Blazestorm

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« Reply #120 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 17:04:35 »
Just because it's not checked doesn't mean they're not flawless.

Mine had no dead/stuck pixels and many others have also received perfect displays.

The pixels are small enough that it's getting hard to notice them unless your face is against the screen.

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« Reply #121 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 17:26:30 »
Quote from: Blazestorm;544899
Just because it's not checked doesn't mean they're not flawless.

Mine had no dead/stuck pixels and many others have also received perfect displays.

The pixels are small enough that it's getting hard to notice them unless your face is against the screen.

The panels have been confirmed to be A- grade. Not really sure what that means compared to A grade panels, but mine arrived with 1 dead pixel and I'm not going to complain at all. I can only see it when i use programs to check for it since it's so small. It's even close to the center of the screen and it doesn't bother me. If you want a 100% guaranteed flawless panel spend $900 and buy one in the US.

Also blaze, thanks for the inner cable tip. I just took apart my cat leap to remove the ****ty stand and add on the 3M one I got (love it by the way) and when i put it 1/2 back together to test it wasn't working. It was the cable you mentioned. It is behind tape so I hadn't noticed that it had come loose. Snapped it back in and it works perfectly now. I highly recommend this stand...spring loaded height adjustment is so nice. The monitor is too wide to use it in portrait mode though, but I never planned on using that so meh.
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« Reply #122 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 17:28:37 »
You may be right. I am merely speculating. It seems that a lot of people bought these monitors because everyone else have been reporting flawless screens. Now that a wave of shipments have been received, a lot more "flawed" comments are being made. Mine was also unable to OC hertz wise. It seems that the controller has been swapped to ones with lower quality.

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« Reply #123 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 17:37:48 »
Even if they check the panel for dead or stuck pixels prior sending it, **** could still happen during shipping.

Quote from: minnus;544927
You may be right. I am merely speculating. It seems that a lot of people bought these monitors because everyone else have been reporting flawless screens. Now that a wave of shipments have been received, a lot more "flawed" comments are being made. Mine was also unable to OC hertz wise. It seems that the controller has been swapped to ones with lower quality.

Sounds like PEBKAC.
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« Reply #124 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 17:39:02 »
Quote from: minnus;544927
You may be right. I am merely speculating. It seems that a lot of people bought these monitors because everyone else have been reporting flawless screens. Now that a wave of shipments have been received, a lot more "flawed" comments are being made. Mine was also unable to OC hertz wise. It seems that the controller has been swapped to ones with lower quality.

people were buying them because they are 1440p S-IPS Glossy screens with low lag for under $400 and people will continue to buy them because they are so cheap. At $400 there's really no room to complain unless you got an abnormal amount of dead pixels. One guy on OCN said he had 4-5 dead pixels and the seller is going to pay to return it and send him a new one...that blows my mind.
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« Reply #125 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 17:40:19 »
The A+ panels are just guaranteed by LG to be perfect, so Dell/Apple can sell them and not worry about testing them. A- is still the same panel, it's just not guaranteed to be perfect. It's not mutually exclusive is all I'm saying.

Apparently a 3007WFP-HC I used for 2 years had a stuck pixel that I never noticed even after scouring over the screen twice. The buyer saw it in person and checked himself for 5-10 minutes and gave it the OK. Then e-mailed me the next day saying he found a stuck pixel. Basically at this resolution I don't even notice it. I would go as far to say don't even bother checking your display. Just use it, and if you notice any flaws you notice them. That's how I plan to deal with the next 3 Catleaps I'm buying :)

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« Reply #126 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 18:11:34 »
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The A+ panels are just guaranteed by LG to be perfect, so Dell/Apple can sell them and not worry about testing them. A- is still the same panel, it's just not guaranteed to be perfect. It's not mutually exclusive is all I'm saying.

Apparently a 3007WFP-HC I used for 2 years had a stuck pixel that I never noticed even after scouring over the screen twice. The buyer saw it in person and checked himself for 5-10 minutes and gave it the OK. Then e-mailed me the next day saying he found a stuck pixel. Basically at this resolution I don't even notice it. I would go as far to say don't even bother checking your display. Just use it, and if you notice any flaws you notice them. That's how I plan to deal with the next 3 Catleaps I'm buying :)

even the flawless ones aren't flawless 100% of the time :)
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« Reply #127 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 20:18:50 »
I've actually had dead pixels come and go... sometimes the same pixel sometimes not.

Once you use the monitor for a while you're likely to have more dust blocking pixels than dead pixels and still not bother to clean the screen for another couple weeks at least.  (barring OCD types)
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« Reply #128 on: Tue, 13 March 2012, 23:36:40 »
People are confusing dead pixels(unfixable) and stuck pixels(fixable),  im sure someone will try and argue semantics over this.  If the pixel is dead it should be black,  any other color and and it is a stuck pixel.  As for people getting multiple stuck/dead pixels, that really sucks but the plain and simple fact is that these high res monitors just have alot more pixels that can go bad.  I went through 3 HPzr30w's before I got one without a stuck/dead pixel and it is supposedly an A+ panel,  just check some of the 30/27 inch IPS monitor threads on [H] and OCN and see how often it happens.

It still stands that these are 2560x1440 IPS no AG coating monitors for right around $400,  **** im considering selling my zr30w and getting 3 of them and paying them to bin em so I have a higher chance of no stuck/dead pixels for eyefinity(mmmm).  The fact that this deal even exists is amazing.
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« Reply #129 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 03:21:59 »
So I pulled the trigged on one of these from green sum, hope I get an overclockable panel.  

In terms of a stand do you guys think this one would work for it?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MONITOR-MOUNT-LCD-Monitor-Mount-Ergotron-Monitor-33-326-055-Universal-/150692964531?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23160028b3#ht_715wt_905
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« Reply #130 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 03:48:08 »
I messaged green-sum and asked if there was an option to open the box and check for dead pixels before shipping. I'll have to dig up his reply but apparently there's a $60 or $65 option for the mfgr to guarantee that the screen has zero defects.

Would you guys who've bought Q(H)270's  say you're pretty damned impressed with them? I'm really close to pulling the trigger on one, then possibly a second in a month or two, but I want a little more feedback first.

Also, did you go with tempered glass or bare display?
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« Reply #131 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 03:53:46 »
It's not looking good on the overclockable Catleaps unless you buy a Tempered glass version, simply because they sold less often and it appears the older versions are still in stock

I wouldn't recommend that Ergotron stand, I know this one works (I have my Catleap mounted on one right now)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280826234518

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« Reply #132 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 03:58:15 »
I'm going for a tempered glass one hope to get an overclockable one..
Darn now I need to find a good deal on a stand.  $40 for that one that you listed.

Hey blazestorm, with that ergotron stand, does the monitor lower all the way down to almost touch the desk?  I think with a 27 inch monitor I'm almost going to want it to touch my desk to be appropriate height.

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I messaged green-sum and asked if there was an option to open the box and check for dead pixels before shipping. I'll have to dig up his reply but apparently there's a $60 or $65 option for the mfgr to guarantee that the screen has zero defects.

Would you guys who've bought Q(H)270's  say you're pretty damned impressed with them? I'm really close to pulling the trigger on one, then possibly a second in a month or two, but I want a little more feedback first.

Also, did you go with tempered glass or bare display?
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« Reply #133 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 05:25:10 »
Quote from: elbowglue;545534
I'm going for a tempered glass one hope to get an overclockable one..
Darn now I need to find a good deal on a stand.  $40 for that one that you listed.

Hey blazestorm, with that ergotron stand, does the monitor lower all the way down to almost touch the desk?  I think with a 27 inch monitor I'm almost going to want it to touch my desk to be appropriate height.

it goes to about 1-2cm from the desk. it's really nice. i have the 3m branded version but it's the same mount.
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« Reply #134 on: Wed, 14 March 2012, 05:56:17 »
Mine sits flush with the base at the lowest height in landscape. Sits flush at the highest height in portrait.

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« Reply #135 on: Fri, 16 March 2012, 00:02:10 »
Does anyone know how to open up the shimian?

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« Reply #136 on: Fri, 16 March 2012, 05:12:27 »
Got my Yamakasi Catleap Q270 in yesterday and I am extremely pleased. I can't find any dead pixels and I don't think I can ever go back to a 1920 resolution....this is just awesome.
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« Reply #137 on: Sat, 17 March 2012, 06:27:14 »
Pulled the trigger on a Catleap Q270 today - I'll report in when it arrives. If it's awesome I might order a second ;)
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« Reply #138 on: Wed, 21 March 2012, 08:57:53 »
Did these just get cheaper? I see $361.90 from the ebay link.
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« Reply #139 on: Wed, 21 March 2012, 09:25:06 »
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Did these just get cheaper? I see $361.90 from the ebay link.

On the Achevia yes I see $361.90

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« Reply #140 on: Wed, 21 March 2012, 11:13:30 »
Some ergotron stands for these monitors:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/330705339847?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_2067wt_885

I offered $30, they accepted, you might be able to get it for less..
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« Reply #141 on: Wed, 21 March 2012, 11:53:22 »
http://www.overclock.net/t/1232084/yamakasi-catleap-q270-100hz-guaranteed

Guys on Overclock.net are working towards getting 120hz capable boards back in the Catleaps / special edition manufactured. Figure some people might be interested.

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« Reply #142 on: Wed, 21 March 2012, 20:20:18 »
Quote from: Blazestorm;552556
http://www.overclock.net/t/1232084/yamakasi-catleap-q270-100hz-guaranteed

Guys on Overclock.net are working towards getting 120hz capable boards back in the Catleaps / special edition manufactured. Figure some people might be interested.


Saw that link posted earlier on [H]. I put in my vote. :) Definitely be down for buying two if they end up making them.
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« Reply #143 on: Wed, 21 March 2012, 20:24:15 »
Quote from: Blazestorm;552556
http://www.overclock.net/t/1232084/yamakasi-catleap-q270-100hz-guaranteed

Guys on Overclock.net are working towards getting 120hz capable boards back in the Catleaps / special edition manufactured. Figure some people might be interested.
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« Reply #144 on: Thu, 22 March 2012, 13:27:13 »
Will this run fine on my ATI 3870x2 Graphics card? Spent about ~$700 on this baby about 5 or 6 years ago I believe. Completely out of the graphics card loop now.

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« Reply #145 on: Thu, 22 March 2012, 14:55:31 »
I've had one for a few days now.  It's sitting right next to my Dell 27" screens, and honestly I prefer it for some things so far.

The glossy screen is much nicer for text, if you're in a light-controlled area.  Reading text just seems so much nicer on the eyes that w/ the AG coating.  The Dell's have much less light bleed, and do seem to be more viewable off-angle than the catleap.  Otherwise the viewing experiences are very similar.

It came with a bad DVI cable, so I was pretty bummed for a bit until I tried one I already had.  Otherwise worked great out of the box, with one stuck pixel that I've found which is not noticeable.

The shipping was pretty crazy too - I got this 3 days after I submitted the order, and it came in a GIANT box via USPS.  I was expecting a week or two, based on prior shipping experiences from that area of the world.

The only thing that really sucks on these is the stand - get your own aftermarket stand if you don't already use monitor arms.

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« Reply #146 on: Fri, 23 March 2012, 02:38:46 »
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Otherwise worked great out of the box, with one stuck pixel that I've found which is not noticeable.

Don't know if this has changed much with the new LCD's, but sometimes you can "un-stick" a bad pixel. Use something soft like a white eraser on a mech pencil and place it over the stuck pixel. Wiggle it with medium to high force for a few seconds and then release. If it doesn't work the first time, repeat just once more.

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« Reply #147 on: Fri, 23 March 2012, 12:30:36 »
good information about these from tftcentral:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/26.htm#korean_ips27
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« Reply #148 on: Sun, 25 March 2012, 21:09:52 »
I really wanna buy one of these but everyday they seem to get cheaper. I don't know how much longer I can wait.

Can someone also clarify something for me? All of the ads say that it doesn't work with 5850/70. But people say it works, but you can't view BIOS. Is this the case for every card? or just some of them?
« Last Edit: Sun, 25 March 2012, 21:13:09 by bavman »

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« Reply #149 on: Thu, 29 March 2012, 01:59:32 »
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I really wanna buy one of these but everyday they seem to get cheaper. I don't know how much longer I can wait.

Can someone also clarify something for me? All of the ads say that it doesn't work with 5850/70. But people say it works, but you can't view BIOS. Is this the case for every card? or just some of them?
Are you talking about the DPs? If so I think they had some problems on the 58xx series

Edit: nvm, I guess these monitors dont have DP. I thought it would since mine does and they have the same panel
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