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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. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a night and day difference. Everything is sharper, response time seems much better, colors are just better.. Better all around.


    No. The stand is quite cheap. It has tilt and can pivot on its base. No rotation. The stand is an afterthought with the quality of the picture.
     
  2. HTC

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    I probably asked the question the wrong way: language difficulty, i suppose.

    I can turn my current one 90º to the left/right easily: the stand doesn't move one bit. Can this monitor do the same?
     
  3. NdMk2o1o

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    Nope you didn't cause Erocker answered your question, I read it wrong so he is right ;) you can't turn 90º
     
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    Post what you find, please, I'd love the nicer stand if the image quality is the same as e's.
     
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    And the higher res of course...
     
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    How does one find what the customs/shipping charges are?

    Could there be problems with the power connections?

    I never bought anything from eBay: what's required?
     
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    After reading through the massive threads at [H] and OCN, everyone who has bought the Corssover has nothing bad to say about them. Pretty much identical performance, but no one has mentioned how good/bad the adjustable stand is.

    Since it wouldn't ship until Monday, Im going to look and hope someone mentions something about the stand quality. Also, since I posted that link the price has dropped from 431.99 to 429.99, maybe it will be sub $400 by the time I place the order on Sunday? :D
     
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    Never quite sure with this... I think you can call up or email a Courier company who will then tell you what the charges are, Charges are always different from country to country.

    the information should be available from your postal services website somewhere.
     
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    Haven't found it yet but i'm still searching.

    Meanwhile, searched for the specs of both erocker's and theonedub's monitors and translated it using google:

    crossover 27q led-p

    YAMAKASI CATLEAP Q270
     
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    Thanks for this thread. I've been looking for a new display. Is the Catleap a good display for gaming? I have a Radeon 7970 and might get a second one when the price drops.
     
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    From what erocker says it's the same display as the dell 27" and yes, it's awesome for gaming. One 7970 would be fine.
     
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    Yeah, I've been having a blast so far gaming. Response time seems way better than my Samsung 2493HM
     
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    Awesome! I think I found my new monitor. :D
     
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    What's the cost of shipping it to Korea should you have to RMA? Is the warranty (is there one?) even valid in the United States?
     
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    According to someone who had a defective one delivered @ [H], USPS return shipping is the cheapest option at nearly $100.

    Just have to consider the pros and cons before taking the plunge. Even if you have to RMA it one time, its still a great deal compared to the current prices on the U2711, Apple Cinema Display, etc.
     
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    Can you link that post?

    I've said numerous times that I would never buy a 16:9 monitor, but I'm really not sure if I can pass this up. Is there any word on if they are making a 30 inch at a proportionately similar price?
     
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    Honestly, if your worried about warranty, build quality and things like that... Buy a Dell 30" display.
     
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    The thread at [H] is massive, there is probably no way for me to find that post again. There are maybe 3-4 manufacturers making these low priced IPS screens, and a few of them have 30" models available. The price savings isn't as big as they retail for about $950 on eBay.

    (Ex: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-ACHIEVA...6230?pt=Computer_Monitors&hash=item19ce366ee6)

    Without knowing the long term durability of the monitor it would probably not be best to pick up this one if you don't think you can afford the change of it being a bust.

    My main issue right now (aside from durability) is that a lot of the glowing reviews are coming from people who upgraded from TN panels. I would hate to order this and find it to be of lesser quality than the Dell U2412 I have now :(
     
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    This.
    You pay a hefty premium on Dell's because they carry 3 years zero-pixel warranty and they have awesome features, my monitors all have card readers and multiple inputs.
    I think this is a very good deal, if you manage to be lucky enough to not have dead pixels
     
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    Fuckin A :rockout:
     
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    Congratulationz, dude :toast:

    Do you have any idea what the customs charge will be?
     
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    I am hoping £0...... :roll:

    I read on OCN they put a customs value of $30 on the package so will wait and see :toast:
     
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    Then, it's $371 + $30 customs only?
     
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    No, they declare the value of the package to be $30, there are 3 scenarios:

    1: it goes through customs unchallenged and I pay $0
    2: they go off the declared value and I pay customs tax on $30 which would be $6
    3: they open it up and value it accordingly and I pay customs tax on the real value of the product $60-150+???

    It seems to be luck of the draw in the UK, a lot of things go through unchallenged though you might be unlucky enough for it to be picked up by customs and pay the tax on it.
     
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