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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. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I've been saying for almost a year now, but it does look bleak. All the fuzz is about them "4k"-monitors, it feels like 1440/1600 is left behind. IF they actually made 4k widely avaliable it'd be great, but that is even further away.
     
  2. Rei86 New Member

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    Yup.

    This year's hoopla is all about 3840×2160 and most of them are at and around the 10k price point which is way out for a lot of people (like me). And down the line with all TV manufactures going all in with "UHD" 2560x1440/1600 is out and we'll get a new standard of 3840x2160 but like you already said we're about 1~5 years out before it becomes the affordable standard.
     
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    I agree, and this perfect pixel Achevia Shimian 27" 2560x1440 will hold me over nicely until then. $320 bucks for this thing and there are no issues whatsoever with it. Money well spent.
     
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    Well, as far as hotter goes, there's more screen surface area requiring more power to light the monitor. The power brick is likely the same crappy one they've been sending with all of them. They work, but aren't the best. Mine gets warm on my Shimian.
     
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    BTW just to let you all know the CrossOver 27Q is 59hz actually...and it annoys the crap out of me as it badly tears pretty much every media file I watch.

    And yes I'm using a DL DVI-D out on my 680 with a DL DVI-D cable to the monitor.

    God I can't wait for the day when DisplayPort becomes the standard.
     
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    I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a new video card and a Korean 27" monitor.
    Out of these 3, which would be the best?

    Shimian
    Catleap
    Crossover
     
  7. erocker

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    Shimian over the Catleap for sure. It's more solid of a build.
     
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    The only reference I can find to them being 59hz is from some guy who didn't realize that's an old nvidia driver bug. I'd blame your tearing on something else, or on your specific model variant, because there's like 5 monitors with the Crossover name and I've never seen a screen tearing complaint.
     
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    I've heard it isn't a Nvidia bug but a Windows 7 thing where it will detect the correct refresh rate of the monitor. And apparently a lot of monitors are not 60hz :rolleyes:

    VLC has screen tearing issues when watching videos and it annoys the hell out of me. Been trying to find all sorts of fixes and I haven't found one. Might just get another 2560x1440/1600.
     
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    Many (all?) monitors are actually 59.94Hz and just get reported as 59Hz by Windows and various programs.
     
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    Many.

    My Asus TN panel is true 60hz, if I remember right the Sony PlayStation 3D display is true 60 also etc etc.
     
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    Just got myself a Crossover Gold, now i need a better tv :D
     
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    I know what you mean. My Shimian is used more as a TV than my TV is now. :ohwell: :laugh:
     
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    Can you still buy these for under $300 anywhere? They all have raised their prices on Ebay to $330+ range... damn, that sucks. I was thinking of buying another.
     
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    Not under. Even a used Catleap from some guy in California went for like $370 and $40 shipping. Couldn't figure that one out.
     
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    LCD is the type of display panel and LED is a type of back lighting or side lighting.
     
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    It was a truly sad day last night when I retired my Dell 24" ultrasharp.

    But it's successor is freakin' awesome!

    Had a 5% off Microcenter coupon and broke down and got the Auria 27" 2560x1440 IPS monitor with DVI, HDMI, Displayport, and speakers.

    Stand is a little short but the display is glorious!

    $399 plus tax at Microcenter:

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/384780/EQ276W_27_IPS_LED_Monitor

    I know I paid a premium BUT I got $20 off and I could return it in 15 days (if I got a dead pixel).
     
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    Does anyone know of a decent stand to replace the crap default one on the Auria? I know it's VESA 100x100 but I've had no luck looking around for monitor stands that aren't outrageously priced.
     
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    You can get a VESA 100x100 wall mount off Ebay for under $10 free shipping. an actual stand though is going to be pricey.
     
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    Monoprice has a couple, both stands and desk mounts. This one is similar to the old school UltraSharp stands (http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=1082808&p_id=5970&seq=1&format=2#description) and its only ~$20.
     
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    Will that hold a 27" monitor (since it's listed as 10-23") Thanks for the link! ~$25 ish is definitely the price range I consider reasonable :)

    I had seen on some sites stands in the $60-100 range and that's just insane.
     
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    With stands, wall mounts, etc I always go by the weight. The screen size is just a recommendation for those who don't know how much their LCDs weigh (especially when you get into HDTVs with large plates of glass, CCFL backlights, etc). There is no way any of these LED backlit 27s weigh even close to 30lbs.
     
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    OK awesome. I'm ordering it now :)

    Finally my monitor won't shake anytime someone in the house moves :laugh:
     

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