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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. theonedub

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    Microcenter in the Bay Area was all sold out of their version- guess word got out.

    Lets not turn this thread into a BTC discussion, please.
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    "No Thanks" (there isn't a button).

    Microcenters have/had some version of these? More info please?
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    Has anyone purchased this one? I'm wanting to join this band wagon of 27" goodness, and this price is appealing. I'm just wondering what's the better of the available choices...
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    PCBank is nice but the bezel is slightly larger than the others and the stand is wobbly, idk if the catleap has a shaky stand like the pcBANK
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  7. erocker

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    It's a basic model, but it should have all good pixels on it by the description. Only has DVI-D and the stand is horrible, just like the Catleap. I'm getting this one to replace what I have that turned out to be a bit defective.

    Yeah, it is. I have a nice arm for mine though.
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    ALSO NO SCALER OR PIXEL DOUBLER, i KNOW A FEW CATLEAPS HAD PIXEL DOUBLER, BUT i THINK IT WAS ONLY THE ocABLE ONES

    oops caps to lazy to change
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    Hi guys,

    Since I'm looking to buy the Asus GTX670 in the next couple weeks (hopefully get my hands on some stock), I also want to look into the Catleap Q270 monitors over my boring 1080p monitor.

    I was looking at green-sum on Ebay, and I realized there was a tempered glass version and a normal LED version. Is it worth worrying about getting the tempered glass? or does it look better with a glass screen over it?

    Since I have never owned a monitor with a tempered glass cover I'm not sure if its worth worrying about.

    Thanks for any input guys :)
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    I bought mine from GreenSum, with Tempered Glass.
    I can't say if its worth it, I am glad I got it just so I know I can clean my lcd with windex instead of something fancy.
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    My damp towel/dry towel method is extremely fancy. :p
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    I just use the soft tissue thing I use for my glasses, no liquids
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    I decided to PM instead and stay on topic.

    To try to get back on topic here. So the pcbank seems like the go to korean ips. Yes or no? The catleap seems to have some problems.
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    No, not really. They all use the same panels and boards anyways. The slightly more expensive versions use the same panels with different boards for HDMI, etc. and that's it. I'm pretty sure I nicked a transistor when putting my monitor back together. That's when I got the light red line in the middle.
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    Ok then. So why are you choosing the pcbank this time?
    I would prefer hdmi if I could because I have hdmi cables and no dvi-d. Display port would be luxury.
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    I trust DVI-D more lol

    I feel I always have more problems with HDMI
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    I could image it might have some glare, do you get alot of glare from surrounding lights? My room is lit by a couple of fluro tubes
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    I live in a 1940's era duplex, I don't have any lights in my computer room, the one window is directly behind my monitor. I don't notice the glass at all (when its clean).

    I might not be the best person to ask. :D
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    Hardly a man-cave with when there's a big window in it! amiright?
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    Screw that. "Cave" does not need to be near-literal. I like a bit of fresh air and some sunlight indoors when possible, you pasty nerds! :p
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    what is this "sunlight" you speak of?:laugh:
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    It burns your skin... Fresh air is much like a poison cloud
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    Best monitor I've seen for the money. Tempting, but I wanted a one display solution for gaming, movies, net and TV. The latter kinda kills choosing any monitor that doesn't have a TV tuner option. I've also yet to see any acceptable watch-on-the-net TV options.

    I looked into PC HD TV tuners, including both card type and external ones. The OnAir GT seemed good and was one of the few that was software supported well, but sadly since their only rep left, their support has gone downhill.

    I settled on a Panasonic TC-L32U3 when they dropped to $330 just after the holidays. It's not bad but any LCD after being used to CRT displays for several years is a bit annoying, as you can feel the ghosting and motion blur, even if you're not looking directly at it.

    By that I mean I can faintly see it around edges of moving objects if I really look for it, which I'm sure many coming from CRT can, but even if you aren't looking for it, things don't feel as sharp and clear as a CRT. Text certainly does look better on the LCD than it did on my CRT HDTV though, which I had sitting behind and above a Dell 22" Triniton monitor.

    One of the main reasons I wanted one display is I have a small living room and I use my 5.1 speaker set for games, movies, and TV. I considered mounting a 24" display on a swing-arm stand, and putting a 32"-42" TV on a table behind the desk, but that would involve much more expense, clutter, and complexity.

    While I'm sure ghosting and motion blur are probably less noticeable on the Yamakasi than mine, esp at that res, I can't help but feel I'd rather not invest more than I did in ANY LCD tech, because it has flaws that will never be fixed.

    I'm really hoping my $330 purchase will only have to serve me short term, 3-4 years maybe, and that by then there will be affordable sets with better tech, like color filtered OLED, or better yet PLED, which doesn't need to be B&W with color filtering to avoid short life span.
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  24. Ross211

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    Supposedly there is more input lag when hooking up via HDMI because of the scaler.

    Sorry if you already knew this but maybe it needs mentioned again in the thread :p
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    It's cheaper.

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