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2560x1440 IPS 27" LED Monitor on the Cheap!

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by erocker, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. theJesus

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    Figured it out I hope.

    Turns out, after a failed "overclock" attempt, I had somehow been running at 75Hz, and it would only work intermittently.

    Here's what happened in the end:
    After deleting all the 75Hz options using CRU, plugged it in, and now it displays correctly, however, it looked like it had permanent vertical banding in a few places. They went away after a while thank god.

    Yea, screw trying to get >60Hz, it's not worth the risk for me.

    Also, was using a quality dual link dvi-d cable, now I'm using the stock one, but it wasn't the cable in the first place.
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    What is this CRU thing? Is it a calibration / overclock program?

    What are you using to calibrate the monitor? It's a bit too bright for my liking :(
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    there's a brightness OSD button no?
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    Found it ... :slap: :eek:

    Noticed the buttons and tried pressing on each but couldn't notice any changes :(

    This time, i left it pressed and voilá :laugh:
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    Yea, I like fine granularity in stepping.

    Anyway, sorry, CRU is Custom Resolution Utility, used to get non-standard resolution/refresh rate combinations to choose from in windows. It somehow made my 75Hz setting default, which didn't work.
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    60hz is fine with me I didn't bother to try to OC.

    if I could get my money back though I probably would, I would rather have a 120hz monitor for that "smooth" feeling in-game
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    Very interesting!
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    Was thinking about asking my e-store to see if they could get this for me when i noticed something: it's maximum recommended weight is 16 lbs.

    I know the monitor weighs 22 lbs when it's being shipped but dunno how much with it mounted though i assume it's more then 16 lbs.


    How are you linking this stand? I know you've been asked this before but it's been a few more days and i think you've had more time to think if it's working for you or not.
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    It's a very sturdy stand. I have it raised only about two inches from the base of the stand and haven't had any problems with it not staying in place. Even when I had it raised at its highest position it was very stable. I was concerned about weight as well but I read a review on Amazon from someone who mounted a 30" monitor to it. I decided to take a chance with it since I found one new for $25 and have no regrets.
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    Got my 2nd and 3rd Crossover LED-P yesterday from Samsung_Korea seller. I paid for it Tuesday morning and delivered to Southern CA Thursday afternoon. Amazing. He shipped in plain box with less packing than DCSamsungMall but both monitors are working just fine. All 3 of my power bricks are 230V rated but worked fine with regular power cable. My new battle station is here.

    [​IMG]
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    Got the Catleap in.
    Loving it! the brightness and contrast is what sets this $270 miles apart from my old $800 HP LP2465.
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    Thanks for that. It really shows off how good a TN can be when properly calibrated. I can still see a bit of difference though; it seems to have a cooler hue towards the bottom with some of the images. I think that's because of the poor viewing angle though, which is the main reason I'm interested in an IPS or similar.

    edit: Also, most consumers aren't going to use hardware calibration, so I imagine that a TN would look worse out-of-the-box than an IPS or similar. I could be wrong though, I think that's dependent upon how good the factory calibration is and your viewing environment.
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    consumers are stupid. according to the guy who made the video the panel has a color temperature of 8000K out of the box :laugh:
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    Isn't the "ideal" temp like 6500k or something? lol
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    If I end up buying one of these, I'm so getting a hardware calibration unit.
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    god bless you Jesus
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    whos videos are these? does anyone actually know this guy?
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    some Canadian. I came across one of his monitor reviews on Youtube. why do you ask?
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    I cant find how he is calibrating it. Hardware unit? and were can I get it? I have a hardware unit around someware but i need a new one.
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    description of first vid says,

    "From Left to Right, Crossover 27Q LED-P IPS, Asus VG236H TN, Samsung S27A850D. All displays are calibrated with basICColour 5 and an i1 display pro colorimeter. Camera settings are automatic, so this video is not the most accurate, but it's close."
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    Amazon

    query X-Rite
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