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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. Phusius

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    I change my ICC profile all the time because I am ocd. Here is where I download them from:

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/icc_profiles.htm
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    Thanks bro, I might try some of those. Man, I've had too much to drunk tonight, too many LIIT's. It's been a fun weekend! :toast:
    I'm just glad my new monitor worked!!!
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    just got mine today, love it

    thought i should note: the image table they show for compatibility is wrong. I bought it knowing it likely would not work with my 5850 - but it works perfectly. don't go by their chart but rather look for the dual link port on your gpu. i saw that i had one and the screen works wonderfully. couldn't be happier.
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    I didn't get that whole GPU thing. I would bet most GPU's produced in 2000's can power a 2560x1440 monitor just fine for normal usage.
  6. Kantastic

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    If an HD 4000 is enough to power Apple's retina display on the Macbook Pro, it'll be more than enough for 1440P. Honestly though, unless you're gaming, something like a cheap $50 video card will do fine.
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    I have family in South Korea and the multiport versions with speakers are around 359.99 USD which doesn't include how much it would cost for them to ship it too me.

    Decided to just buy a normal one off of Ebay but just wondering which version to purchase. Red-Cap or Dream-Seller.
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    I hated red-cap! My experience with them was awful, granted yours might be different. Green-sum was an awesome seller, might check them out.
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    oh? If you don't mind explaining I'm all ears.

    Want to pick up a perfect pixel version with no hitch.
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    I too wanted the pixel perfect, and bought such from red-cap. The problem was when I received it, I received a monitor that not only had a loose panel knocking around but it did not work at all.(very poorly shipped IMO) It wouldn't turn on, hasn't since. The communication was decent at first, though limited in English (which I don't hold against them being from Korea after all). Red-cap seemed to think that all the issues that I plagued were normal, including the loose panel. I was refunded $30 for a new power brick, but that did not work. When I received the new one from a seller on eBay, the power brick lights up, indicating that it works. But when plugged into the monitor, the light goes out and nothing worked.

    He advertised insured shipping, which means nothing; even eBay told me that means nothing, and they can't hold them to it.

    I was not without fault though, as I closed the case when the seller refunded me money for a new brick. He said it would work, and I thought he was right. Nothing worked. It's still sitting here. I don't have any knowledge of monitors in the slightest, so it may be some small thing that would fix it, but again I don't know.

    As I said before, your experience may be entirely different. After all, he did have pretty good feedback, so others apparently didnt have the same difficulty. It did not come with a US adapter, had to get one at RadioShack.

    Contrary to that experience, green-sum was a very proficient seller. Tracking emailed immediately. Arrived safely and quickly, 1 stuck pixel (unfortunate but I can live with it), pretty good English, US adapter included, and a stand that works! (Edit: and a monitor that works lol)
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    Thanks for the feedback on your experience man.
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    I'm very very glad and very sad I found this thread (for my wallet's sake). Anyways, if I read correctly, the Shimian is the new one to buy? Would that be this one here? I see some have different features like HDMI and a few other things. How do I get the different models? What are the differences between "Quad HD" and "QH270-Lite", etc? Then I see this one which has LED which the previously linked one doesn't.

    I'm considering buying three of these..then I'll have to buy another 7970....great.
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    100%

    Scaler = bad

    LGW3000H is still good price performance, and are less than £1000 now for 1600p.
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    I have the second one linked, from seller green-sum. His feedback is higher than the other seller. The 2 look pretty identical to be honest, but I'd make sure you go with someone with stellar feedback!

    And yeah, get another 7970 for some true goodness, I can vouch for that!
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    Okay, thanks. Does that seller have a pixel perfect version? It'd kill me to get one with one, even though most seem absolutely fine.
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    I don't remember but it would be nice to get zero dead/stuck pixels. Mine has one in the upper left corner. It's not too bad as I don't notice I'd all that often, but it's rather unfortunate that I got one at all. :cry:
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    And here I am on the other end of that spectrum. Dual 7970s and still on 1680x1050, lol.
    Saving right now, but it looks like in about a month I'll be ordering one.
    Anybody have any feedback regarding dhsummer? If not, I'll just go green_sum.
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    All the sellers offer perfect pixel, but their wording can be vague as ..... if you know what I mean on what they consider perfect.

    Some of the ads have it advertised as they would open it to inspect for damage, dust between the glass (if you get the glass version) and screen, and check for pixel issue weather its stuck or dead.

    I guess I'm gonna just go for it and buy one of the perfect pixel version and take my chance with it after I purchase a HDD and a new PSU.
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    Ordered two screens (Catleaps, one for me and another for the wife) from Green-Sum Perfect Pixel. Each costed $380.

    One was perfect. The other one very minor dead pixel in the far corner which is never visible.

    A friend wanted a crossover perfect pixel and was willing to fork out $499 from accessorieswhole.

    The screen was perfect in every aspect.

    So can't go wrong with either of these sellers.
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    I'd say it's high time to buy a 2560.1440 monitor and put those bad-boy-cards to good use, let them stretch their legs. You'll love it!
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Upgrading from 1280x1024 to 1680x1050 was day and night. I can only imagine the jump in image quality that's going to come from upgrading from 1680x1050 CCFL backlit panel to a 2560x1440 IPS panel.
    I'm thinking of going with the glass panel, but I'm too worried about dust/dirt in between the panel and the pane of glass. How much of a pain in the ass is it to disassemble the monitor and clean that yourself?
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    The glass is glued on. So, you have to heat it up to take it off. I'm not sure about reapplying it.

    I believe I used DCsamsungmall (or something like that) to order from on ebay. He/she was very good at shipping out quickly and answering my questions.
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    So there's another trustworthy name I can talk to.
    So far the two I've heard nothing bad about are green_sum and DCsamsungmall. Was originally going to buy one from Red Cap, but after reading most of this thread and the one on OCN, I'm glad I didn't.
    If anybody else has suggestions for people/businesses online that are selling these or input as to which one I should get(leaning toward the Shimian for the better stand) or even just advice, let me know. I already know to get one without a scaler, and that if I go Catleap, I'll probably need a VESA stand.
    Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.
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    I can tell you that if you opt for the Catleap, you'll definitely want to replace the stand because the weak plastic material used for the base will not hold up over time. Mine started cracking where the neck met the base in a matter of days. I replaced it with a 3M monitor stand and it's great now. The only issue is that taking apart the monitor in order to remove the arc-thingy on the back is a PITA. Get the Shimian if it's cheaper, because it'll also be easier to modify.

    This is the stand I bought: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013CD0DI/?tag=tec06d-20

    If you decided to buy this stand, just note that you can't rotate the monitor from its horizontal orientation to a vertical orientation because the monitor is too large (in terms of screen size). The 3M stand is only meant up for up to 24" monitors. It's also not 100% stable, it does still wobble a bit depending on the situation, but it's much better than the stock stand.

    Or you can (and should) opt for a wall mount if your desk configuration permits. Mine didn't, so I settled for a desk stand.
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    Would absolutely have to be a desk stand, there's a window directly behind my desk.
    Like I said, I'm leaning towards the Shimian for the stand, but for nearly the same price I could get the Catleap and a decent desk-stand. Also, not being able to rotate the monitor from landscape to portrait and vice-versa doesn't bother me, I don't do but a tiny bit of photo editing. The rest of the time it's gaming, surfing the web, watching movies, and listening to and/or composing music. What would bother me is buying one with embedded speakers. I'll never use them and they'll just end up pissing me off from my OCD, lol.
    I'm strictly buying for the IPS panel, not the stand, not the speakers, not the brand. I simply want what you folks have found is the best of these offerings and from a seller who won't jerk me around.
    You guys(and gals?) have already been a tremendous help, thank you.

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